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Definition of SNAKE

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Snake \Snake\, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zool.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and {Serpent}. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the larger number are harmless to man. [1913 Webster]

     {Blind snake}, {Garter snake}, {Green snake}, {King snake}, {Milk snake}, {Rock snake}, {Water snake}, etc. See under {Blind}, {Garter}, etc.

     {Fetich snake} (Zool.), a large African snake ({Python Sebae}) used by the natives as a fetich.

     {Ringed snake} (Zool.), a common European columbrine snake ({Tropidonotus natrix}).

     {Snake eater}. (Zool.)
     (a) The markhoor.
     (b) The secretary bird.

     {Snake fence}, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]

     {Snake fly} (Zool.), any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus {Rhaphidia}; -- so called because of their large head and elongated neck and prothorax.

     {Snake gourd} (Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant ({Trichosanthes anguina}) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than that of the serpent cucumber.

     {Snake killer}. (Zool.)
     (a) The secretary bird.
     (b) The chaparral cock.

     {Snake moss} (Bot.), the common club moss ({Lycopodium clavatum}). See {Lycopodium}.

     {Snake nut} (Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree ({Ophiocaryon paradoxum}) of Guiana, the embryo of which resembles a snake coiled up.

     {Tree snake} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees, especially those of the genus {Dendrophis} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Snake \Snake\, v. i.
     To crawl like a snake.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Snake \Snake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snaking}.]
     1. To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Naut.) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

209 Moby Thesaurus words for "snake":
     Benedict Arnold, Brutus, Judas, Judas Iscariot, Quisling, adder, anaconda, animal, archtraitor, asp, beast, bend, betrayer, blacksnake, blind snake, boa, boa constrictor, bull snake, bushmaster, cobra, cobra de capello, cockatrice, conniver, conspirator, conspirer, constrictor, contort, copperhead, coral snake, corkscrew, cottonmouth, crawl, creep, crinkle, crook, cur, curve, daboia, diamondback, divagate, dog, double agent, double-crosser, double-dealer, drag, draggle, draw, drift, err, excurse, fer-de-lance, fink, flick, flip, flirt, flounce, garter snake, glide, go adrift, go astray, go on tiptoe, gopher snake, grovel, gumshoe, hale, hamadryad, haul, heave, hitch, hog-nose snake, hook, horned rattlesnake, horned viper, hound, hyena, inch, inch along, informer, insect, intort, intrigant, intriguer, jerk, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, king cobra, king snake, krait, lift, loop, lug, lurk, machinator, mamba, meander, milk snake, moccasin, mongrel, nab, nail, nick, nightwalk, nip, ophidian, pad, pererrate, pig, pinch, pine snake, pit viper, plotter, pluck, polecat, prick, prowl, puff adder, pull, pussyfoot, python, quisling, racer, ramble, rat, rat snake, rattler, rattlesnake, reptile, rove, scallop, schemer, scrabble, scramble, screw, scum, sea snake, serpent, serpentine, shirk, shit, shithead, shovel-nose, sidewinder, sidle, skulk, skunk, slidder, slide, slink, slip, slither, snatch, sneak, snitch, spectacled cobra, steal, steal along, straggle, stray, swine, swipe, swirl, take in tow, thunder snake, timeserver, tippytoe, tiptoe, toad, tow, trail, train, traitor, trawl, treasonist, trimmer, troll, tug, turd, turn, turncoat, tweak, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, twitch, undulate, urutu, varmint, vermin, viper, wander, water moccasin, water snake, whelp, whirl, whorl, wind, worm, worm along, worm snake, wrench, wring, yank, yerk, zigzag


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