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Meaning of TURTLE

Pronunciation:  'turtl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
  2. [v]  hunt for turtles, esp. as an occupation
  3. [v]  overturn accidentally, as of boats; "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"

TURTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: capsize, turn turtle
 See Also: box tortoise, box turtle, carapace, chelonian, chelonian reptile, Chrysemys picta, cooter, cuticle, hunt, hunt down, marine turtle, mud turtle, overturn, painted terrapin, painted tortoise, painted turtle, pancake turtle, Pseudemys concinna, Pseudemys rubriventris, Pseudemys scripta, red-bellied terrapin, red-bellied turtle, redbelly, river cooter, run, sea turtle, shell, slider, snapping turtle, soft-shelled turtle, terrapin, tip over, tortoise, track down, turn over, yellow-bellied terrapin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tur"tle\, n. [AS. turtle, L. turtur; probably of
    imitative origin. Cf. {Turtle} the sea tortoise.] (Zo["o]l.)
    The turtledove.
  2. \Tur"tle\, n. [Probably the same word as the word
    preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the
    Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle,
    Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of Testudinata,
       especially a sea turtle, or chelonian.
    Note: In the United States the land and fresh-water tortoises
          are also called turtles.
    2. (Printing) The curved plate in which the form is held in a
       type-revolving cylinder press.
    {Alligator turtle}, {Box turtle}, etc. See under {Alligator},
       {Box}, etc.
    {green turtle} (Zo["o]l.), a marine turtle of the genus
       {Chelonia}, having usually a smooth greenish or
       olive-colored shell. It is highly valued for the delicacy
       of its flesh, which is used especially for turtle soup.
       Two distinct species or varieties are known; one of which
       ({Chelonia Midas}) inhabits the warm part of the Atlantic
       Ocean, and sometimes weighs eight hundred pounds or more;
       the other ({C. virgata}) inhabits the Pacific Ocean. Both
       species are similar in habits and feed principally on
       seaweed and other marine plants, especially the turtle
    {Turtle cowrie} (Zo["o]l.), a large, handsome cowrie
       ({Cypr[ae]a testudinaria}); the turtle-shell; so called
       because of its fancied resemblance to a tortoise in color
       and form.
    {Turtle grass} (Bot.), a marine plant ({Thalassia
       testudinum}) with grasslike leaves, common about the West
    {Turtle shell}, tortoise shell. See under {Tortoise}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing turtles in your dream, suggests that you will make slow but steady progress. You need to slow down and pace yourself. Alternatively, it indicates that you are sheltering yourself from the realities of life. Dreaming that you are being chased by a turtle indicates that you are hiding behind a facade instead of confronting the things that are bothering you.