see also: Snake
Pronunciation Noun

snake (plural snakes)

  1. A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
    Synonyms: joe blake, serpent
  2. A treacherous person.
  3. A tool for unclogging plumbing.
    Synonyms: auger, plumber's snake
  4. A tool to aid cable pulling.
    Synonyms: wirepuller
  5. (slang) Trouser snake; the penis.
    Synonyms: trouser snake
  6. (maths) A series of Bézier curves.
  7. (cartomancy) The seventh Lenormand card.
  8. (Ireland) Somebody who acts deceitfully for social gain.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: furet
  • Russian: сантехни́ческий трос

snake (snakes, present participle snaking; past and past participle snaked)

  1. (intransitive) To follow or move in a winding route.
    Synonyms: slither, wind
    The path snaked through the forest.
    The river snakes through the valley.
  2. (transitive, Australia, slang) To steal slyly.
    He snaked my DVD!
  3. (transitive) To clean using a plumbing snake.
  4. (US, informal) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out.
  5. (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.
Proper noun
  1. The sixth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
  2. (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.
  3. (geography) A river in the northwestern USA, tributary to the Columbia.

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