Definition of Crawling

1. Noun. A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body. "The traffic moved at a creep"

Exact synonyms: Crawl, Creep, Creeping
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Derivative terms: Crawl, Crawl, Creep, Creep



Definition of Crawling

1. Verb. (present participle of crawl) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crawling

1. crawl [v] - See also: crawl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crawling

crawk
crawked
crawking
crawks
crawl
crawl in
crawl space
crawl spaces
crawl with
crawlable
crawled
crawler
crawlers
crawlier
crawliest
crawling (current term)
crawlingly
crawls
crawlspace
crawlspaces
crawlway
crawlways
crawly
craws
crawthumper
cray
craye
crayer
crayers
crayes

Literary usage of Crawling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"It was soon noticed that the mesophyll and epidermis of the brown spots 930 ress through the water or aid them in crawling. The mandibles and mandibular ..."

2. The Oyster, Clam, and Other Common Mollusks by Alpheus Hyatt (1880)
"The long trail of slime left by the crawling disc, and shining aspect of the skin, ... If the foot is observed while crawling on a piece of glass, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"He said he could not get up, and I have sometimes felt him crawling about my feet, and catching hold of them, ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"It was beautiful to behold the many-yoked grain and cotton waggons crawling over the country roads; one could hear their axles, complaining a mile away, ..."

5. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"The broad tentacular lobes are reflexed and partly cover the shell when the animal is observed crawling, showing a very strong affinity with the ..."

6. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"... Dashing, Rippling, and Lapping Water; Roaring; Clashing; Cursing; Shrieking; Fluttering; crawling; Confusion; Horror; Spite; Scorn; etc. ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"It was soon noticed that the mesophyll and epidermis of the brown spots 930 ress through the water or aid them in crawling. The mandibles and mandibular ..."

8. The Oyster, Clam, and Other Common Mollusks by Alpheus Hyatt (1880)
"The long trail of slime left by the crawling disc, and shining aspect of the skin, ... If the foot is observed while crawling on a piece of glass, ..."

9. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"He said he could not get up, and I have sometimes felt him crawling about my feet, and catching hold of them, ..."

10. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"It was beautiful to behold the many-yoked grain and cotton waggons crawling over the country roads; one could hear their axles, complaining a mile away, ..."

11. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"The broad tentacular lobes are reflexed and partly cover the shell when the animal is observed crawling, showing a very strong affinity with the ..."

12. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"... Dashing, Rippling, and Lapping Water; Roaring; Clashing; Cursing; Shrieking; Fluttering; crawling; Confusion; Horror; Spite; Scorn; etc. ..."

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