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Meaning of ADDER

Pronunciation:  'adur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
  2. [n]  a machine or person that adds

ADDER is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: common viper, Vipera berus
 See Also: calculating machine, calculator, computer, estimator, figurer, genus Vipera, reckoner, viper, Vipera



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Add"er\, n. [See {Add}.]
    One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding
  2. \Ad"der\, n. [OE. addere, naddere, eddre, AS. n[ae]dre,
    adder, snake; akin to OS. nadra, OHG. natra, natara, Ger.
    natter, Goth. nadrs, Icel. na[eth]r, masc., na[eth]ra, fem.:
    cf. W. neidr, Gorn. naddyr, Ir. nathair, L. natrix, water
    snake. An adder is for a nadder.]
    1. A serpent. [Obs.] ``The eddre seide to the woman.''
       --Wyclif. Gen. iii. 4. )
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A small venomous serpent of the genus {Vipera}. The
           common European adder is the {Vipera (or Pelias)
           berus}. The puff adders of Africa are species of
       (b) In America, the term is commonly applied to several
           harmless snakes, as the {milk adder}, {puffing adder},
       (c) Same as {Sea Adder}.
    Note: In the sculptures the appellation is given to several
          venomous serpents, -- sometimes to the horned viper
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of an adder is a sign of trouble and deceit. You must be having an enemey threatening your happiness. It means that someone wants to harm you through actions, words or intentions. Sometimes the physical aspect of the adder (length, colour, thickness...) will give you clues about the person who wants to harm you
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Ps. 140:3; Rom. 3:13, "asp") is the rendering of, (1.) Akshub ("coiling" or "lying in wait"), properly an asp or viper, found only in this passage. (2.) Pethen ("twisting"), a viper or venomous serpent identified with the cobra (Naja haje) (Ps. 58:4; 91:13); elsewhere "asp." (3.) Tziphoni ("hissing") (Prov. 23:32); elsewhere rendered "cockatrice," Isa. 11:8; 14:29; 59:5; Jer. 8:17, as it is here in the margin of the Authorized Version. The Revised Version has "basilisk." This may have been the yellow viper, the Daboia xanthina, the largest and most dangerous of the vipers of Palestine. (4.) Shephiphon ("creeping"), occurring only in Gen. 49:17, the small speckled venomous snake, the "horned snake," or cerastes. Dan is compared to this serpent, which springs from its hiding-place on the passer-by.