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oc·to·pus

 (ŏk′tə-pəs)
n. pl. oc·to·pus·es or oc·to·pi (-pī′)
1. Any of various carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks chiefly of the family Octopodidae, having a soft body, eight arms with suckers, a large distinct head, and a mouth with a strong beak.
2. Something, such as a multinational corporation, that has many powerful, centrally controlled branches.

[New Latin Octōpūs, genus name, from Greek oktōpous, eight-footed : oktō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots + pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

octopus

(ˈɒktəpəs)
n, pl -puses
1. (Animals) any cephalopod mollusc of the genera Octopus, Eledone, etc, having a soft oval body with eight long suckered tentacles and occurring at the sea bottom: order Octopoda (octopods)
2. a powerful influential organization with far-reaching effects, esp harmful ones
3. (Automotive Engineering) another name for spider8
[C18: via New Latin from Greek oktōpous having eight feet]

oc•to•pus

(ˈɒk tə pəs)

n., pl. -pus•es, -pi (-ˌpaɪ)
1. any octopod of the genus Octopus, having a soft, oval body and eight sucker-bearing arms, living mostly at the bottom of the sea.
2. something likened to an octopus, as an organization that exercises far-reaching control.
[1750–60; < New Latin < Greek oktṓpous (pl. oktṓpodes) eight-footed]

oc·to·pus

(ŏk′tə-pəs)
Plural octopuses or octopi (ŏk′tə-pī)
Any of numerous sea mollusks having a soft rounded body and eight tentacles, each having two rows of suckers used for grasping and holding. Octopuses have large and highly developed eyes and a sharp beak-like mouth. They are considered to be the most intelligent invertebrate animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octopus - tentacles of octopus prepared as foodoctopus - tentacles of octopus prepared as food
devilfish, octopus - bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
2.octopus - bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
octopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
genus Octopus - type genus of the family Octopodidae
octopus - tentacles of octopus prepared as food
Translations
أُخْطُبوطأخْطَبُوطٌ
октопод
chobotnice
blæksprutte
polpo
mustekala
hobotnica
polip
kolkrabbi
タコ
문어
octopus
aštuonkojis
astoņkājis
chobotnica
hobotnica
bläckfisk
ปลาหมึกยักษ์
bạch tuộccon bạch tuộc

octopus

[ˈɒktəpəs] N (octopuses (pl)) → pulpo m

octopus

[ˈɒktəpəs] [octopuses] (pl) npoulpe m

octopus

nTintenfisch m, → Krake f

octopus

[ˈɒktəpəs] n (gen) → polpo; (larger) → piovra

octopus

(ˈoktəpəs) noun
a type of sea-creature with eight tentacles.

octopus

أخْطَبُوطٌ chobotnice blæksprutte Tintenfisch χταπόδι pulpo mustekala pieuvre hobotnica polipo タコ 문어 octopus blekksprut ośmiornica polvo осьминог bläckfisk ปลาหมึกยักษ์ ahtapot con bạch tuộc 章鱼