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Snake 1

 (snāk)
n. pl. Snake or Snakes

Snake 2

 (snāk)
n.
See Hydra.

snake

 (snāk)
n.
1. Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.
2. A treacherous person. Also called snake in the grass.
3. A long, highly flexible metal wire or coil used for cleaning drains. Also called plumber's snake.
v. snaked, snak·ing, snakes
v.tr.
1. To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
2. To pull with quick jerks.
3. To move in a sinuous or gliding manner: tried to snake the rope along the ledge.
v.intr.
To move with a sinuous motion: The river snakes through the valley.

[Middle English, from Old English snaca.]

snake

(sneɪk)
n
1. (Animals) any reptile of the suborder Ophidia (or Serpentes), typically having a scaly cylindrical limbless body, fused eyelids, and a jaw modified for swallowing large prey: includes venomous forms such as cobras and rattlesnakes, large nonvenomous constrictors (boas and pythons), and small harmless types such as the grass snake.
2. Also called: snake in the grass a deceitful or treacherous person
3. anything resembling a snake in appearance or action
4. (Economics) (in the European Union) a former system of managing a group of currencies by allowing the exchange rate of each of them only to fluctuate within narrow limits
5. (Tools) a tool in the form of a long flexible wire for unblocking drains
vb
6. (intr) to glide or move like a snake
7. (Forestry) (tr) US to haul (a heavy object, esp a log) by fastening a rope around one end of it
8. (tr) (often foll by out) US to pull jerkily
9. (tr) to move in or follow (a sinuous course)
[Old English snaca; related to Old Norse snākr snake, Old High German snahhan to crawl, Norwegian snōk snail]
ˈsnakeˌlike adj

snake

(sneɪk)

n., v. snaked, snak•ing. n.
1. any limbless, scaly, elongate reptile of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species.
2. a treacherous person; an insidious enemy.
3. (in plumbing) a device for dislodging obstructions in curved pipes, having a head fed into the pipe at the end of a flexible metal band.
v.i.
4. to move, twist, or wind in the manner of a snake: The road snakes among the mountains.
v.t.
5. to wind or make (one's course, way, etc.) in the manner of a snake.
6. to haul, esp. by a chain or rope, as a log.
[before 1000; Middle English (n.); Old English snaca, c. Old Norse snākr]

snake

(snāk)
Any of numerous meat-eating reptiles having a long narrow body with no legs, often just one lung, and a forked tongue. The jaws of a snake come apart and the body can expand to swallow prey that is much thicker than the snake itself. Some snakes have venom glands and sharp fangs that can give a poisonous bite.

snake

  • squamous, squamulose - A fish or snake can be squamous or squamulose—covered with minute scales.
  • adder - A snake, it was first "a nadder," which was misanalyzed to "an adder."
  • snark - A blend of snake and shark by Lewis Carroll, it is a synonym for "snore" or "snort."
  • tang - The tongue of a snake.

Snake

 a term applied to things or a formation resembling a snake—Wilkes.
Examples: a black snake of men winding across the plain, 1891; snakes of ribbon, 1894.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snake - limbless scaly elongate reptilesnake - limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
diapsid, diapsid reptile - reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
blind snake, worm snake - wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes
constrictor - any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
sea snake - any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tail; of warm littoral seas; feed on fish which they immobilize with quick-acting venom
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
2.snake - a deceitful or treacherous person
bad person - a person who does harm to others
3.snake - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westwardSnake - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Gem State, ID, Idaho - a state in the Rocky Mountains
Beaver State, OR, Oregon - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
Twin Falls, Twin - a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
4.Snake - a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
5.snake - something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
closet auger - a snake used to unblock toilets
auger, plumber's snake - a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
trap-and-drain auger - a plumber's snake for clearing a trap and drain
Verb1.snake - move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
2.snake - form a snake-like pattern; "The river snakes through the valley"
curve, wind, twist - extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
3.snake - move along a winding path; "The army snaked through the jungle"
meander, thread, wind, wander, weave - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

snake

noun
1. serpent He was caught with his pet snake in his pocket.
verb
1. wind, twist, curve, turn, bend, ramble, meander, deviate, zigzag The road snaked through the forested mountains.
Related words
adjectives serpentine, anguine, ophidian, colubrine
like ophidiomania
fear ophidiophobia
see reptiles

snake

verb
1. To move sinuously:
2. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
3. To move along in a crouching or prone position:
4. To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
Translations
slang
ثعابينثعبانثُعْبَانحَيَّه، ثُعْبانيَتَحَرَّك كالثُّعْبان
змия
serpserpent
hadplazit se
slangesnosno sig
serpento
madu
مار
käärmekiemurrella
साँप
zmija
kígyókígyózik
serpente
ular
snákurhlykkjast áframslanga
ヘビ
anguisserpensvipera
gyvatėgyvatės įkandimasšliaužtigyvačių užkalbėtojas
čūskalocītiesložņāt
ഉരഗംപന്നഗംപാന്പ്സര്‍പ്പം
slangeormstakefjær
şarpe
had
kača
zmijaзмија
ormslingraslingra sigvindla
tnyoka
งูเลื้อย
yılanyılankavi gitmek
змія
con rắnrắn

snake

[sneɪk]
A. Nserpiente f; (harmless) → culebra f
a snake in the grass (fig) → un traidor
B. VI a hand snaked out of the curtainuna mano apareció por detrás de la cortina
the road snaked down the mountainla carretera serpenteaba montaña abajo
C. CPD snake charmer Nencantador(a) m/f de serpientes
snakes and ladders NSINGjuego m de la oca
snake pit Nnido m de serpientes
snake about snake along VI + ADVserpentear

snake

[ˈsneɪk] nserpent m

snake

nSchlange f; a snake in the grass (fig: = woman) → eine listige Schlange; (= man)ein heimtückischer Kerl
visich schlängeln

snake

:
snakebite
n
(= drink) Getränk aus Cidre und Bier
snakeboard
n (Sport) → Snakeboard nt, Skateboard für Slalomfahrten
snakeboarding
n (Sport) → Snakeboarden nt, → Snakeboarding nt
snake charmer
nSchlangenbeschwörer(in) m(f)
snake fence
n (esp US) → Scherengitter nt
snake fruit
nSalak f, → Schlangenhautfrucht f
snakepit
nSchlangengrube f
snakeskin
nSchlangenhaut f; (= leather)Schlangenleder nt
adjSchlangenleder-, aus Schlangenleder; snake bootsSchlangenlederstiefel pl

snake

[sneɪk] nserpente m, serpe f
snake in the grass (fig) → traditore/trice

snake

(sneik) noun
any of a group of legless reptiles with long bodies that move along on the ground with a twisting movement, many of which have a poisonous bite. He was bitten by a snake and nearly died.
verb
to move like a snake. He snaked his way through the narrow tunnel.
ˈsnake-bite noun
the wound resulting from the bite of a snake. What is the best treatment for (a) snake-bite?
ˈsnake-charmer noun
a person who can handle snakes and make them perform rhythmical movements.

snake

ثُعْبَان had slange Schlange φίδι serpiente käärme serpent zmija serpente ヘビ slang slange wąż cobra змея orm งู yılan con rắn

snake

n. serpiente, culebra;
___ -bitemordedura de ___;
___ venomponzoña de ___;
poisonous ______ venenosa.

snake

n serpiente f