1. a person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mascot \Mas"cot\, Mascotte \Mas"cotte\, n. [Through French fr.
Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto
1. A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the
household to which he or she belongs.
2. Hence: Anything that brings good luck; especially, an
animal kept by a group, as a sports team, to serve as a
symbol and to bring luck.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group
as a symbolic figure
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "mascot":
amulet, charm, fetish, fylfot, gammadion, good-luck charm, hoodoo,
juju, love charm, luck, lucky bean, lucky piece, madstone,
mumbo jumbo, obeah, periapt, philter, phylactery, scarab,
scarabaeus, scarabee, sudarium, swastika, talisman, veronica,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Modular Approach to Software Construction Operation and Test:
a method for software design aimed at real-time embedded
systems from the Royal Signals and Research Establishment, UK.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Mascot, TN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Tennessee
Population (2000): 2119
Housing Units (2000): 934
Land area (2000): 6.953397 sq. miles (18.009215 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.165204 sq. miles (0.427876 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.118601 sq. miles (18.437091 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46400
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 36.067257 N, 83.754678 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 37806
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.