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Meaning of SNAKE

Pronunciation:  sneyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
  2. [n]  something resembling a snake
  3. [n]  a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
  4. [n]  a tributary of the Columbia River
  5. [n]  a deceitful or treacherous person
  6. [v]  move along a winding path; "The army snaked through the jungle"
  7. [v]  move smoothly, like a snake
  8. [v]  form a snake-like pattern; "The river snakes through the valley"

SNAKE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Hydra, ophidian, serpent, snake in the grass, Snake River
 See Also: America, auger, bad person, blind snake, closet auger, colubrid, colubrid snake, constellation, constrictor, curve, diapsid, diapsid reptile, elapid, elapid snake, glide, meander, object, Ophidia, physical object, plumber's snake, river, sea snake, Serpentes, suborder Ophidia, suborder Serpentes, thread, trap-and-drain auger, Twin, Twin Falls, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, viper, wander, weave, wind, wind, worm snake



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snake\, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel.
    sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.]
    Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent,
    whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and {Serpent}.
    Note: 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 under
       {Blind}, {Garter}, etc.
    {Fetich snake} (Zo["o]l.), a large African snake ({Python
       Seb[ae]}) used by the natives as a fetich.
    {Ringed snake} (Zo["o]l.), a common European columbrine snake
       ({Tropidonotus natrix}).
    {Snake eater}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) The markhoor.
    (b) The secretary bird.
    {Snake fence}, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]
    {Snake fly} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       neuropterous insects of the genus {Rhaphidia}; -- so
       called because of their large head and elongated neck and
    {Snake gourd} (Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant ({Trichosanthes
       anguina}) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than
       that of the serpent cucumber.
    {Snake killer}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) The secretary bird.
    (b) The chaparral cock.
    {Snake moss} (Bot.), the common club moss ({Lycopodium
       clavatum}). See {Lycopodium}.
    {Snake nut} (Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree
       ({Ophiocaryon paradoxum}) of Guiana, the embryo of which
       resembles a snake coiled up.
    {Tree snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
       colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees,
       especially those of the genus {Dendrophis} and allied
  2. \Snake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with
       out. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett.
    2. (Naut.) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a
       smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces
       between the strands of the large one; to worm.
  3. \Snake\, v. i.
    To crawl like a snake.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a snake or be bitten by one in your dream means hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.