What does the word vampire mean?

Usage examples for vampire

  1. Vampire; you see them in movies. – The Cricket by 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 by 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 by William Sleeman