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liz·ard

 (lĭz′ərd)
n.
1. Any of numerous squamate reptiles often classified in the suborder Lacertilia, characteristically having a scaly elongated body with a tapering tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and external ear openings.
2. Leather made from the skin of one of these reptiles.

[Middle English lesarde, lisard, from Old French lesarde, from Latin lacerta, of unknown origin.]

lizard

(ˈlɪzəd)
n
1. (Animals) any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), esp those of the family Lacertidae (Old World lizards), typically having an elongated body, four limbs, and a long tail: includes the geckos, iguanas, chameleons, monitors, and slow worms.
2. (Zoology) any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), esp those of the family Lacertidae (Old World lizards), typically having an elongated body, four limbs, and a long tail: includes the geckos, iguanas, chameleons, monitors, and slow worms.
3. (Tanning)
a. leather made from the skin of such an animal
b. (as modifier): a lizard handbag.
[C14: via Old French from Latin lacerta]

Lizard

(ˈlɪzəd)
n
(Placename) the Lizard a promontory in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the southernmost point in Great Britain. Also known as: Lizard Head or the Lizard Peninsula

liz•ard

(ˈlɪz ərd)

n.
1. any scaly reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (Sauria), order Squamata, typically having a long body, long tail, and four legs, as the chameleon.
2. leather made from the skin of a lizard.
4. The Lizard, Lizard Head.
[1350–1400; Middle English liserd, variant of lesard(e) < Middle French lesarde < Latin lacerta]

liz·ard

(lĭz′ərd)
Any of numerous reptiles having a scaly, often slender body, a tapering tail, and usually four legs. Lizards typically have movable eyelids, unlike most other reptiles. The iguana and chameleon are lizards.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering taillizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
saurian - any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs
gecko - any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
worm lizard - a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail
night lizard - small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young
scincid, scincid lizard, skink - alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide
teiid, teiid lizard - tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail
agamid, agamid lizard - a lizard of the family Agamidae
anguid lizard - any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects
legless lizard - degenerate wormlike burrowing lizard of California closely related to alligator lizards
Lanthanotus borneensis - a stout-bodied pleurodont lizard of Borneo
venomous lizard - any of two or three large heavy-bodied lizards; only known venomous lizards
lacertid, lacertid lizard - Old World terrestrial lizard
chamaeleon, chameleon - lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue
monitor lizard, varan, monitor - any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
2.lizard - a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support himlizard - a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him
gigolo - a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman

lizard

noun
Related words
adjectives lacertilian, saurian
see reptiles
Translations
سِحْلِيَّةٌعَظّايَه، سِحْلِيَّه
гущер
llangardaixsargantana
ještěrka
firbenøgle
lacerto
lisko
छिपकली
guštergušteri
gyík
lacerta
kadal
eðlureîla
トカゲ蜥蜴
도마뱀
lacerta
driežas
ķirzaka
şopârlă
jašterica
kuščar
ödla
กิ้งก่าจิ้งจกสัตว์เลื้อยคลานเช่นจิ้งจกหรือตุ๊กแก
ящірка
con thằn lằn

lizard

[ˈlɪzəd] N (large) → lagarto m; (small) → lagartija f

lizard

[ˈlɪzərd] nlézard m

lizard

nEidechse f; (including larger forms also) → Echse f

lizard

[ˈlɪzəd] nlucertola

lizard

(ˈlizəd) noun
any of several types of usually small, four-footed reptile.

lizard

سِحْلِيَّةٌ ještěrka firben Eidechse σαύρα lagarto lisko lézard gušter lucertola トカゲ 도마뱀 hagedis firfisle jaszczurka lagarto ящерица ödla สัตว์เลื้อยคลานเช่นจิ้งจกหรือตุ๊กแก kertenkele con thằn lằn 蜥蜴
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when the ship was about half disembowelled, you should have stooped over the hatchway, and peered down upon him there; where, stripped to his woollen drawers, the tattooed savage was crawling about amid that dampness and slime, like a green spotted lizard at the bottom of a well.
I saw a lizard run over the crag; I saw a bee busy among the sweet bilberries.
The lizard plots against the cliff on which it suns itself?
The poor little Lizard, Bill, was in the middle, being held up by two guinea-pigs, who were giving it something out of a bottle.
Then they sleep and wake and sleep again, and weave little baskets of dried grass and put grasshoppers in them; or catch two praying mantises and make them fight; or string a necklace of red and black jungle nuts; or watch a lizard basking on a rock, or a snake hunting a frog near the wallows.
For the perfumery I excuse you," said Don Quixote; "give it to him in reals, and I shall be satisfied; and see that you do as you have sworn; if not, by the same oath I swear to come back and hunt you out and punish you; and I shall find you though you should lie closer than a lizard.
Mademoiselle, whose heart was beating like a lizard caught by a herdsman, sat heroically still on her sofa, beside the fire in the salon.
I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall.
The stranger, whom as yet Dantes knew only by the number of his cell, sprang up with an agility by no means to be expected in a person of his years, and, light and steady on his feet as a cat or a lizard, climbed from the table to the outstretched hands of Dantes, and from them to his shoulders; then, bending double, for the ceiling of the dungeon prevented him from holding himself erect, he managed to slip his head between the upper bars of the window, so as to be able to command a perfect view from top to bottom.
Among the few animals which are to be met with in Typee, there was none which I looked upon with more interest than a beautiful golden-hued species of lizard.
Among the lizard kind was one about nine or ten inches in length, exclusive of the tall, and three inches in circumference.
A small orange-colored reptile, of the lizard or chameleon species, chanced to be creeping along the path, just at the feet of Beatrice.