Part of speech: noun

A ghostly being fabled to suck the blood of the living during sleep.

Part of speech: noun

A blood- sucking bat.

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Usage examples "vampire":

  1. Vampire; you see them in movies. - "The Cricket", Marjorie Cooke.
  2. It had made a madman of one man; and in her poverty of endowments to be generous with, she hovered over Mr. Morsfield like a cruel vampire, for the certification that she had a much- prized gift to bestow upon his rival. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. A more dangerous demon is heard in the crackling of the dry leaves of the date- tree in the night wind; and some trees are haunted by a vampire, who will drag you up and devour you, if you venture near them in the darkness. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.