AskDefine | Define daedal

Dictionary Definition

daedal adj : complex and ingenious in design or function; "the daedal hand of nature" n : (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the Labyrinth of Minos; to escape the Labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his sone Icarus [syn: Daedalus]

User Contributed Dictionary



daedalus, from δαίδαλος.


IPA: /'di:dəl/


  1. skilful, ingenious
    • 1950: Barquentine went into a form of a trance, the well-heads of his eyes appearing to cloud over and become opaque like miniature sargassos, of dull chalky-blue – the cataract veil – for it seemed that he was trying to remember the daedal days of his adolescence. — Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1