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Meaning of TOAD

Pronunciation:  towd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species

TOAD is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toadfrog
 See Also: Alytes cisternasi, Alytes obstetricans, amphibian, Ascaphus trui, barking frog, bell toad, Bombina bombina, crapaud, eastern narrow-mouthed toad, fire-bellied toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis, Gastrophryne olivacea, Hylactophryne augusti, leptodactylid, leptodactylid frog, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, Liopelma hamiltoni, midwife toad, obstetrical toad, ranid, ribbed toad, robber frog, sheep frog, South American bullfrog, South American poison toad, spadefoot, spadefoot toad, tailed frog, tailed toad, tongueless frog, tree frog, tree toad, treefrog, true frog, true toad, western narrow-mouthed toad



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Toad\, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of
unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the
genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the
family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads are generally terrestrial in
their habits except during the breeding season, when they
seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth
in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night.
Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that
secrete an acrid fluid.

Note: The common toad ({Bufo vulgaris}) and the natterjack
      are familiar European species. The common American toad
      ({B. lentiginosus}) is similar to the European toad,
      but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by

{Obstetrical toad}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Obstetrical}.

{Surinam toad}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pita}.

{Toad lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a horned toad.

{Toad pipe} (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant ({Equisetum
   limosum}) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.

{Toad rush} (Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush ({Juncus

{Toad snatcher} (Zo["o]l.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]

{Toad spittle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Cuckoo spit}, under {Cuckoo}.

{Tree toad}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Tree}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing toads in your dream, suggests that you are trying to hide your true Self. Let the beauty from within shine through. To kill a toad in your dream means that you will be criticized for your decision.