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Meaning of LIZARD

Pronunciation:  'lizurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
  2. [n]  a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him

LIZARD is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lounge lizard
 See Also: agamid, agamid lizard, anguid lizard, chamaeleon, chameleon, gecko, gigolo, iguanid, iguanid lizard, lacertid, lacertid lizard, Lanthanotus borneensis, legless lizard, monitor, monitor lizard, night lizard, saurian, scincid, scincid lizard, skink, teiid, teiid lizard, varan, venomous lizard, worm lizard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Liz"ard\, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l['e]zard, L.
lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles
   belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied
   to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.

Note: Most lizards have an elongated body, with four legs,
      and a long tail; but there are some without legs, and
      some with a short, thick tail. Most have scales, but
      some are naked; most have eyelids, but some do not. The
      tongue is varied in form and structure. In some it is
      forked, in others, as the chameleons, club-shaped, and
      very extensible. See {Amphisb[ae]na}, {Chameleon},
      {Gecko}, {Gila monster}, {Horned toad}, {Iguana}, and
      {Dragon}, 6.

2. (Naut.) A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into
   one or both of the ends. --R. H. Dana, Ir.

3. A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a
   heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.

{Lizard fish} (Zo["o]l.), a marine scopeloid fish of the
   genus {Synodus}, or {Saurus}, esp. {S. f[oe]tens} of the
   Southern United States and West Indies; -- called also
   {sand pike}.

{Lizard snake} (Zo["o]l.), the garter snake ({Eut[ae]nia

{Lizard stone} (Min.), a kind of serpentine from near Lizard
   Point, Cornwall, England, -- used for ornamental purposes.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lizard in your dream means your primal instincts and reactions toward sex, food, etc. and your anxieties toward these feelings. The lizard can also be representative of a person who you view as cold-blooded, fearful, or thick-skinned. On a more positive note, the lizard also symbolizes emerging creativity, renewal, and revitalization. It may also suggest that you are well-grounded.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Only in Lev. 11:30, as rendering of Hebrew _letaah_, so called from its "hiding." Supposed to be the Lacerta gecko or fan-foot lizard, from the toes of which poison exudes. (See CHAMELEON.)