HyperDic: beetle

English > 6 senses of the word beetle:
NOUNanimalbeetleinsect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
artifactbeetle, malleta tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden)
VERBstativebeetle, overhangbe suspended over or hang over
motionbeetlefly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
contactbeetlebeat with a beetle
ADJECTIVEallbeetle, beetlingjutting or overhanging
beetle > pronunciation
Soundsbiy'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > beetle: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningjutting or overhanging.
Example"beetle brows"
Synonymbeetling
Broaderprotrusivethrusting outward
Spanishsobresaliente, voladizo
English > beetle: 6 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaninginsect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings.
Member ofColeoptera, order Coleopterabeetles
NarrowerAsian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennisA beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood trees
bark beetlesmall beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of trees
blister beetle, meloidbeetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin
carpet beetle, carpet bugsmall beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics
clerid beetle, cleridpredacious on other insects
deathwatch beetle, deathwatch, Xestobium rufovillosumBores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
elaterid beetle, elater, elateridAny of various widely distributed beetles
firefly, lightning bugnocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs
ground beetle, carabid beetlepredacious shining black or metallic terrestrial / terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects
ladybug, ladybeetle, lady beetle, ladybird, ladybird beetlesmall round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
lamellicorn beetlebeetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments
leaf beetle, chrysomelidbrightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves
long-horned beetle, longicorn, longicorn beetlelong-bodied beetle having very long antennae
rove beetleactive beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits
tiger beetleactive usually bright-colored beetle that preys on other insects
water beetleAny of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming
weevilAny of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products
whirligig beetleaquatic beetle that circles rapidly on the water surface
Broaderinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
Spanishcoleoptera, coleóptero, coleópteros, escarabajo
Catalancoleòpter, escarabat
English > beetle: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing / crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing.
Synonymmallet
Narrowercarpenter's malletA short-handled mallet with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge
gavelA small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
BroaderhammerA hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle
Spanishmazo
Catalanmall
Verbsbeetlebeat with a beetle
English > beetle: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe suspended over or hang over.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
Synonymoverhang
BroaderhangBe suspended or hanging
Spanishsobresalir
English > beetle: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningfly or go in a manner resembling a beetle.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "He beetled up the staircase"
  • "They beetled off home"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
English > beetle: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningBeat with a beetle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderbeathit repeatedly
Nounsbeetlea tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden)

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