Definition of Snake

1. Noun. Limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous.

Exact synonyms: Ophidian, Serpent
Generic synonyms: Diapsid, Diapsid Reptile
Group relationships: Ophidia, Serpentes, Suborder Ophidia, Suborder Serpentes
Specialized synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake, Blind Snake, Worm Snake, Constrictor, Elapid, Elapid Snake, Sea Snake, Viper
Derivative terms: Snaky

2. Verb. Move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake.
Generic synonyms: Glide

3. Noun. A deceitful or treacherous person.
Exact synonyms: Snake In The Grass
Generic synonyms: Bad Person

4. Verb. Form a snake-like pattern. "The river snakes through the valley"
Generic synonyms: Curve, Twist, Wind

5. Noun. A tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Exact synonyms: Snake River
Group relationships: Gem State, Id, Idaho, Beaver State, Or, Oregon, Evergreen State, Wa, Washington, Equality State, Wy, Wyoming
Generic synonyms: River
Terms within: Twin, Twin Falls

6. Verb. Move along a winding path. "The army snaked through the jungle"
Generic synonyms: Meander, Thread, Wander, Weave, Wind

7. Noun. A long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer.
Exact synonyms: Hydra
Generic synonyms: Constellation

8. Noun. Something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake.

Definition of Snake

1. n. Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent.

2. v. t. To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out.

3. v. i. To crawl like a snake.

Definition of Snake

1. Noun. (video games) An early computer game, later popular on mobile phones, in which the player attempts to manoeuvre a perpetually growing snake so as to collect food items and avoid colliding with walls or the snake's tail. ¹

2. Noun. A legless reptile of the sub-order ''Serpentes'' with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue. ¹

3. Noun. A treacherous person. ¹

4. Noun. A tool for unclogging plumbing. ¹

5. Noun. A tool to aid cable pulling. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) A trouser snake; the penis. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) : To move in a winding path. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive Australia slang) To steal slyly. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To clean using a plumbing snake. ¹

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Definition of Snake

1. to move like a snake (a limbless reptile) [v SNAKED, SNAKING, SNAKES]

Medical Definition of Snake

1. Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent. Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the larger number are harmless to man. Blind snake, Garter snake, Green snake, King snake, Milk snake, Rock snake, Water snake, etc. See Blind, Garter, etc. Fetich snake, any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus Rhaphidia; so called because of their large head and elongated neck and prothorax. Snake gourd, any one of numerous species of colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees, especially those of the genus Dendrophis and allied genera. Origin: AS. Snaca; akin to LG. Snake, schnake, Icel. Snakr, snkr, Dan. Snog, Sw. Snok; of uncertain origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snake

snake's head fritillary
snake-necked turtle
snake-rail fence
snake bites
snake charmer
snake charmers
snake charming
snake dance
snake doctor
snake eagle

Literary usage of Snake

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

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"As the common black snake, B. constrictor, is not, to my knowledge, among the number already accredited with a propensity for cold victuals, an account of a ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1890)
"snake Skins in the Nests of Myiarchus crinitus.—The habit of the Great Crested Flycatcher of putting scraps of discarded snake skin in i\- nest is—so far as ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"snake-STONE, a porous stone, as a fossil ammonite, or any porous substance, supposed to cure snake bites. The superstition came, it is believed, ..."

4. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1892)
"Now it happened one day that her husband went to the wood to collect brushwood, and when he had brought it home, he discovered a pretty little snake among ..."

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