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cen·ti·pede

 (sĕn′tə-pēd′)
n.
Any of various predatory arthropods of the class Chilopoda, having a long flattened body composed of segments, each bearing a pair of jointed appendages. The appendages of the foremost body segment are modified into venomous claws. Also called chilopod.

[Latin centipeda : centi-, centi- + pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]

centipede

(ˈsɛntɪˌpiːd)
n
(Animals) any carnivorous arthropod of the genera Lithobius, Scutigera, etc, having a body of between 15 and 190 segments, each bearing one pair of legs: class Chilopoda. See also myriapod

cen•ti•pede

(ˈsɛn təˌpid)

n.
any predaceous segmented arthropod of the class Chilopoda, with a pair of legs on each segment, the first pair being modified into poison fangs.
[1595–1605; < Latin centipeda. See centi-, -pede]
cen•tip′e•dal (-ˈtɪp ɪ dl) adj.

cen·ti·pede

(sĕn′tə-pēd′)
Any of various worm-like arthropods whose bodies are divided into many segments, each with a pair of legs. The front legs have venom glands and are used as pincers to catch prey. Compare millipede.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centipede - chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensorscentipede - chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
Chilopoda, class Chilopoda - arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata - long-legged centipede common in damp places as e.g. cellars
Translations
حَريش: إم أربعة وأربعين
stonožka
skolopender
juoksujalkainen
margfætla
지네
šimtakojis
simtkājis
stonoga
stonožka
stonoga
tandu

centipede

[ˈsentɪpiːd] Nciempiés m inv

centipede

[ˈsɛntɪpiːd] nmille-pattes m inv

centipede

centipede

[ˈsɛntɪˌpiːd] nmillepiedi m inv, centopiedi m inv

centipede

(ˈsentipiːd) noun
a type of very small worm-like animal with many legs.
References in classic literature ?
It seemed to her as though she beheld advancing from all quarters towards her, with the intention of crawling up her body and biting and pinching her, all those hideous implements of torture, which as compared to the instruments of all sorts she had hitherto seen, were like what bats, centipedes, and spiders are among insects and birds.
But the modern part is nothing like the size of the old quarter, where nobody goes, and which is given over to the scorpions and the centipedes.
The rocky islets lay on the sea like the heaps of a cyclopean ruin on a plain; the centipedes and scorpions lurked un der the stones; there was not a single blade of grass in sight anywhere, not a single lizard sunning him self on a boulder by the shore.
Tis Ahab --his body's part; but Ahab's soul's a centipede, that moves upon a hundred legs.
And he stared hard at the object of discourse, as one might do at a strange repulsive animal: a centipede from the Indies, for instance, which curiosity leads one to examine in spite of the aversion it raises.
The chest he hid in the underbrush close by his boat, and with the girl ascended the notched log that led to the verandah of the structure, which, stretching away for three hundred yards upon its tall piles, resembled a huge centipede.
The Centipede and the Porpoise doubled up on the cabin in paroxysms of laughter, and left us to get clear as best we could.
But the Centipede, the Porpoise, Barchi, and Skilling took the lead, and followed by the rest of us, at least thirty men in half as many boats, rowed right up to the watchmen.
To me he is power--he is the primitive, the wild wolf, the striking rattlesnake, the stinging centipede," said Arrellano.
Men of one idea, like a hen with one chicken, and that a duckling; men of a thousand ideas, and unkempt heads, like those hens which are made to take charge of a hundred chickens, all in pursuit of one bug, a score of them lost in every morning's dew -- and become frizzled and mangy in consequence; men of ideas instead of legs, a sort of intellectual centipede that made you crawl all over.
So fortunate," sniffed the man, with uplifted eyebrows; "looking at it from that standpoint, I suppose I might be glad I wasn't a centipede and didn't break fifty
I know what a centipede is; they've got lots of legs.