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bee·tle 1

 (bēt′l)
n.
1. Any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, having biting or chewing mouthparts and forewings modified to form horny coverings that protect the underlying pair of membranous hind wings when at rest.
2. An insect resembling a member of the order Coleoptera.
intr.v. bee·tled, bee·tling, bee·tles
To make one's way or move like a beetle: "Chambermaids ... beetled from bedroom to bedroom loaded with ... champagne" (Vanity Fair).

[Middle English betil, from Old English bitela, from bītan, to bite; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

bee·tle 2

 (bēt′l)
adj.
Jutting; overhanging: beetle brows.
intr.v. bee·tled, bee·tling, bee·tles
To jut; overhang: "The rocks often beetled over the road" (Washington Irving).

[Back-formation from Middle English bitel-brouwed , beetle-browed; see beetle-browed.]

bee·tle 3

 (bēt′l)
n.
1. A heavy mallet with a large wooden head.
2. A small wooden household mallet.
3. A machine with revolving wooden hammers that gives fabrics a lustrous sheen.

[Middle English betel, from Old English bȳtl; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

beetle

(ˈbiːtəl)
n
1. (Animals) any insect of the order Coleoptera, having biting mouthparts and forewings modified to form shell-like protective elytra.
2. (Games, other than specified) a game played with dice in which the players draw or assemble a beetle-shaped form
vb (intr; foll by along, off, etc)
informal to scuttle or scurry; hurry
[Old English bitela; related to bitol teeth, bit, bītan to bite]

beetle

(ˈbiːtəl)
n
1. (Tools) a heavy hand tool, usually made of wood, used for ramming, pounding, or beating
2. (Textiles) a machine used to finish cloth by stamping it with wooden hammers
vb (tr)
3. (Tools) to beat or pound with a beetle
4. (Textiles) to finish (cloth) by means of a beetle
[Old English bīetel, from bēatan to beat; related to Middle Low German bētel chisel, Old Norse beytill penis]

beetle

(ˈbiːtəl)
vb
(intr) to overhang; jut
adj
overhanging; prominent
[C14: perhaps related to beetle1]
ˈbeetling adj

bee•tle1

(ˈbit l)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by hard, horny forewings that cover and protect the membranous flight wings.
2. (loosely) any of various insects resembling a beetle, as a cockroach.
v.i.
3. Chiefly Brit. to move quickly; scurry.
[before 900; Middle English betylle, bityl, Old English bitela]

bee•tle2

(ˈbit l)

n.
a heavy hammering or ramming instrument, usu. of wood.
[before 900; Middle English betel, Old English bētl, bȳtel hammer (c. Middle Low German bētel chisel)]
bee′tler, n.

bee•tle3

(ˈbit l)

adj., v. -tled, -tling. adj.
1. projecting; overhanging: beetle brows.
v.i.
2. to project or overhang.
[1325–75]

bee·tle

(bēt′l)
Any of numerous insects having biting mouthparts and hard forewings that cover the hind wings straight down the back when at rest. Beetles vary in size from nearly microscopic to several inches in length. See Note at biomass.

beetle


Past participle: beetled
Gerund: beetling

Imperative
beetle
beetle
Present
I beetle
you beetle
he/she/it beetles
we beetle
you beetle
they beetle
Preterite
I beetled
you beetled
he/she/it beetled
we beetled
you beetled
they beetled
Present Continuous
I am beetling
you are beetling
he/she/it is beetling
we are beetling
you are beetling
they are beetling
Present Perfect
I have beetled
you have beetled
he/she/it has beetled
we have beetled
you have beetled
they have beetled
Past Continuous
I was beetling
you were beetling
he/she/it was beetling
we were beetling
you were beetling
they were beetling
Past Perfect
I had beetled
you had beetled
he/she/it had beetled
we had beetled
you had beetled
they had beetled
Future
I will beetle
you will beetle
he/she/it will beetle
we will beetle
you will beetle
they will beetle
Future Perfect
I will have beetled
you will have beetled
he/she/it will have beetled
we will have beetled
you will have beetled
they will have beetled
Future Continuous
I will be beetling
you will be beetling
he/she/it will be beetling
we will be beetling
you will be beetling
they will be beetling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beetling
you have been beetling
he/she/it has been beetling
we have been beetling
you have been beetling
they have been beetling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beetling
you will have been beetling
he/she/it will have been beetling
we will have been beetling
you will have been beetling
they will have been beetling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beetling
you had been beetling
he/she/it had been beetling
we had been beetling
you had been beetling
they had been beetling
Conditional
I would beetle
you would beetle
he/she/it would beetle
we would beetle
you would beetle
they would beetle
Past Conditional
I would have beetled
you would have beetled
he/she/it would have beetled
we would have beetled
you would have beetled
they would have beetled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wingsbeetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
tiger beetle - active usually bright-colored beetle that preys on other insects
lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
carabid beetle, ground beetle - predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects
lightning bug, firefly - nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs
long-horned beetle, longicorn, longicorn beetle - long-bodied beetle having very long antennae
chrysomelid, leaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems
carpet beetle, carpet bug - small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics
clerid, clerid beetle - predacious on other insects; usually brightly colored or metallic
lamellicorn beetle - beetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments
elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
water beetle - any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming
whirligig beetle - aquatic beetle that circles rapidly on the water surface
deathwatch beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum, deathwatch - bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
blister beetle, meloid - beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin
bark beetle - small beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of trees; related to weevils
rove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits
Anoplophora glabripennis, Asian longhorned beetle - a beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood trees; lives inside the tree; no natural predators in the United States
2.beetle - a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden)beetle - a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
carpenter's mallet - a short-handled mallet with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge
gavel - a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
Verb1.beetle - be suspended over or hang overbeetle - be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
2.beetle - fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
3.beetle - beat with a beetle
beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
Adj.1.beetle - jutting or overhangingbeetle - jutting or overhanging; "beetle brows"
protrusive - thrusting outward

beetle

noun

Beetles

ambrosia beetle, Asiatic beetle, bacon beetle, bark beetle, bee beetle, black beetle, blister beetle, bloody-nosed beetle, boll weevil, bombadier beetle, burying beetle or sexton, cabinet beetle, cardinal beetle, carpet beetle or (U.S.) carpet bug, carrion beetle, chafer, Christmas beetle, churchyard beetle, click beetle, snapping beetle, or skipjack, cockchafer, May beetle, or May bug, Colorado beetle or potato beetle, curculio, deathwatch beetle, devil's coach-horse, diving beetle, dor, dung beetle or chafer, elater, firefly, flea beetle, furniture beetle, glow-worm, gold beetle or goldbug, goldsmith beetle, goliath beetle, ground beetle, Hercules beetle, huhu, Japanese beetle, June bug, June beetle, May bug, or May beetle, ladybird or (U.S. & Canad.) ladybug, larder beetle, leaf beetle, leather beetle, longicorn (beetle) or long-horned beetle, May beetle, cockchafer, or June bug, museum beetle, oil beetle, pill beetle, rhinoceros beetle, rose chafer or rose beetle, rove beetle, scarab, scavenger beetle, snapping beetle, snout beetle, soldier beetle, Spanish fly, stag beetle, tiger beetle, timberman beetle, tortoise beetle, vedalia, water beetle, weevil or snout beetle, weevil, pea weevil, or bean weevil, whirligig beetle

beetle

verb
To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
Translations
خُنْفُس، حُنْفُساءخُنْفَسَاء
brouk
bille
mardikas
سوسک
koppakuoriainenkovakuoriainenkuoriainenkuplapuunuija
buba
bogár
kumbang
bjalla
カブトムシ
딱정벌레
vabalas
vabole
chrobák
hrošč
skalbagge
แมลงปีกแข็ง เช่นตัวด้วง
bọ cánh cứng

beetle

[ˈbiːtl] Nescarabajo m
beetle off VI + ADV (Brit) → marcharse

beetle

[ˈbiːtəl] n (= insect) → scarabée m

beetle

:
beetle-browed
adjmit buschigen, zusammengewachsenen Augenbrauen
beetle brows
plbuschige, zusammengewachsene Augenbrauen pl
beetle-crushers
pl (inf)Elbkähne pl (inf), → Kindersärge pl (inf)

beetle

1
nKäfer m

beetle

2
n (= tool)Stampfer m; (for paving, pile-driving also) → Ramme f

beetle

[ˈbiːtl]
1. n (Zool) → coleottero; (scarab) → scarabeo; (black beetle) → scarafaggio
2. vi (fam) to beetle in/outentrare/uscire di corsa
to beetle off → correre via

beetle

(ˈbiːtl) noun
an insect with four wings.

beetle

خُنْفَسَاء brouk bille Käfer σκαθάρι escarabajo kovakuoriainen scarabée buba scarabeo カブトムシ 딱정벌레 kever bille chrząszcz besouro жук skalbagge แมลงปีกแข็ง เช่นตัวด้วง böcek bọ cánh cứng 甲虫