HyperDic: butterfly

English > 5 senses of the word butterfly:
NOUNanimalbutterflydiurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
actbutterfly, butterfly strokea swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
VERBmotionbutterflyflutter like a butterfly
contactbutterflycut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
communicationbutterfly, chat up, flirt, dally, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashtalk / talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
butterfly > pronunciation
Soundsbah'terflay.
Rhymesalkali ... walleye: 28 rhymes with lay...
English > butterfly: 5 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningdiurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings.
Narrowerdanaid, danaid butterflylarge tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste
lycaenid, lycaenid butterflyAny of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterflyMedium to large butterflies found worldwide / worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
pierid, pierid butterflyAny of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
ringlet, ringlet butterflyAny of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae
sulphur butterfly, sulfur butterflyAny of numerous yellow or orange butterflies
Broaderlepidopterous insect, lepidopteron, lepidopteraninsect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales
Spanishmariposa
Catalanbabaiana, papalló, papallona
English > butterfly: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down.
Synonymbutterfly stroke
Partsdolphin kickA swimming kick
Broaderswimming strokeA method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
Spanishmariposa
Catalanpapallona
English > butterfly: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningflutter like a butterfly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderflit, flutter, fleet, dartMove along rapidly and lightly
Spanishaletear como mariposa
English > butterfly: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderunfold, spread, spread out, openspread out or open from a closed or folded state
English > butterfly: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningtalk / talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymschat up, flirt, dally, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash
NarrowervampAct seductively with (someone)
wantonEngage in amorous play
Broadertalk, speakExchange thoughts
Spanishcoquetear, flirtear
Catalancoquetejar, flirtar, flirtejar

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