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1snake

noun \ˈsnāk\

: an animal that has a long, thin body and no arms or legs

: a bad person who tells lies and betrays other people

: a long thin tool that is used to clear out blocked pipes

Full Definition of SNAKE

1
:  any of numerous limbless scaled reptiles (suborder Serpentes syn. Ophidia) with a long tapering body and with salivary glands often modified to produce venom which is injected through grooved or tubular fangs
2
:  a worthless or treacherous fellow
3
:  something (as a plumber's snake) resembling a snake
snake·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of SNAKE

  1. I thought she was my friend, but she turned out to be a snake in the grass.
  2. <snakes are cold-blooded, so they regulate their body temperature by alternately basking in sunlight and seeking shade>

Origin of SNAKE

Middle English, from Old English snaca; akin to Old Norse snakr snake, Old High German snahhan to crawl
First Known Use: before 12th century

2snake

verb

: to move like a snake : to follow a twisting path with many turns

snakedsnak·ing

Full Definition of SNAKE

transitive verb
1
:  to wind (as one's way) in the manner of a snake
2
:  to move (as logs) by dragging
intransitive verb
:  to crawl, move, or extend silently, secretly, or sinuously

Examples of SNAKE

  1. The road snakes through the mountains.
  2. Cables snaked across the floor.
  3. Technicians snaked cables through the set.
  4. He snaked his way through the crowd.

First Known Use of SNAKE

1653

Snake

geographical name \ˈsnāk\

Definition of SNAKE

river 1038 miles (1670 kilometers) NW United States flowing from NW Wyoming across S Idaho & into Columbia River in Washington
SNAKELIKE Defined for Kids

1snake

noun \ˈsnāk\

Definition of SNAKE for Kids

1
:  a limbless reptile that has a long body with scales and feeds usually on large insects or small animals and birds
2
:  a person who is mean or can't be trusted

2snake

verb
snakedsnak·ing

Definition of SNAKE for Kids

:  to crawl, wind, or move like a snake <The parade snaked its way along Main Street.>
Medical Dictionary

snake

noun \ˈsnāk\

Medical Definition of SNAKE

:  any of numerous limbless scaled reptiles (suborder Serpentes synonym Ophidia) with a long tapering body and with salivary glands often modified to produce venom which is injected through grooved or tubular fangs

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