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Meaning of SNARE

Pronunciation:  snehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  2. [n]  strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
  3. [n]  a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
  4. [n]  a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
  5. [n]  something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
  6. [v]  entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
  7. [v]  catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

SNARE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ensnare, entrap, gin, hook, noose, trammel, trap, trap
 See Also: capture, catch, design, drum, entice, gin, iron trap, lure, membranophone, plan, side drum, slipknot, snare, snare drum, speed trap, string, surgical instrument, tempt, trap, tympan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snare\, n. [AS. sneara cord, a string; akin to D. snoer,
    G. schnur, OHG. snour a cord, snarahha a noose, Dan. snare,
    Sw. & Icel. snara, Goth. sn?rj? a basket; and probably also
    to E. needle. See {Needle}, and cf. {Snarl} to entangle.]
    1. A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the
       like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and
       caught; a trap; a gin.
    2. Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into
             If thou retire, the Dauphin, well appointed, Stands
             with the snares of war to tangle thee. --Shak.
    3. The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a
    4. (Med.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or
       noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.
    {Snare drum}, the smaller common military drum, as
       distinguished from the bass drum; -- so called because (in
       order to render it more resonant) it has stretched across
       its lower head a catgut string or strings.
  2. \Snare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to
    bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
          Lest that too heavenly form . . . snare them. --Milton.
          The mournful crocodile With sorrow snares relenting
          passengers.                              --Shak.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The expression (Amos 3:5), "Shall one take up a snare from the earth?" etc. (Authorized Version), ought to be, as in the Revised Version, "Shall a snare spring up from the ground?" etc. (See GIN.)