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Meaning of SNIPE

Pronunciation:  snIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  2. [v]  attack verbally, in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
  3. [v]  shoot from a concealed position
  4. [v]  hunt or shoot snipe
  5. [v]  hunt snipe

SNIPE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, sharpshoot
 See Also: abuse, barrage, blackguard, blister, clapperclaw, claw, common snipe, criticise, criticize, dowitcher, fowl, Gallinago gallinago, Gallinago gallinago delicata, Gallinago media, great snipe, half snipe, hunt, hunt down, jacksnipe, limicoline bird, Limnocryptes minima, pick apart, rip, rubbish, run, shoot, shore bird, shorebird, shout, track down, vitriol, whang, whip, whole snipe, Wilson's snipe, wisp, woodcock snipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snipe\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To shoot or hunt snipe.
    2. To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long
       range, esp. when not in action; -- often with at.
  2. \Snipe\, v. t.
    1. To shoot at (detached men of an enemy's force) at long
       range, esp. when not in action.
    2. To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in
  3. \Snipe\, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe,
    snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe,
    Sw. sn["a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See
    {Snap}, {Snaffle}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game
       birds of the family {Scolopacid[ae]}, having a long,
       slender, nearly straight beak.
    Note: The common, or whole, snipe ({Gallinago c[oe]lestis})
          and the great, or double, snipe ({G. major}), are the
          most important European species. The Wilson's snipe
          ({G. delicata}) (sometimes erroneously called English
          snipe) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher ({Macrohamphus
          griseus}), are well-known American species.
    2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.
    {Half snipe}, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
    {Jack snipe}. See {Jacksnipe}.
    {Quail snipe}. See under {Quail}.
    {Robin snipe}, the knot.
    {Sea snipe}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Shore snipe}, any sandpiper.
    {Snipe hawk}, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Stone snipe}, the tattler.
    {Summer snipe}, the dunlin; the green and the common European
    {Winter snipe}. See {Rock snipe}, under {Rock}.
    {Woodcock snipe}, the great snipe.