snake (plural snakes)
- A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
- Synonyms: joe blake, serpent
- A treacherous person.
- A tool for unclogging plumbing.
- Synonyms: auger, plumber's snake
- A tool to aid cable pulling.
- Synonyms: wirepuller
- (slang) Trouser snake; the penis.
- Synonyms: trouser snake
- (maths) A series of Bézier curves.
- (cartomancy) The seventh Lenormand card.
- (Ireland) Somebody who acts deceitfully for social gain.
- French: serpent
- German: Schlange, Wurm (poetic)
- Italian: serpente, serpe, biscia
- Portuguese: cobra, serpente, ofídio, víbora
- Russian: змея́
- Spanish: serpiente, culebra, sierpe (archaic), víbora (colloquial)
- French: furet
- Russian: сантехни́ческий трос
snake (snakes, present participle snaking; past and past participle snaked)
- (intransitive) To follow or move in a winding route.
- Synonyms: slither, wind
- The path snaked through the forest.
- The river snakes through the valley.
- (transitive, Australia, slang) To steal slyly.
- He snaked my DVD!
- (transitive) To clean using a plumbing snake.
- (US, informal) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out.
- (nautical) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
- French: serpenter
- German: winden, sich winden, schlängeln
- Italian: serpeggiare
- Portuguese: serpentear
- Spanish: culebrear, serpentear, hacer culebra
- The sixth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
- (video games) An early computer game, later popular on mobile phones, in which the player attempts to manoeuvre a perpetually growing snake so as to collect food items and avoid colliding with walls or the snake's tail.
- (geography) A river in the northwestern USA, tributary to the Columbia.