English dictionary

Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

English adjective: beetle

1. beetle jutting or overhanging

SamplesBeetle brows.




English noun: beetle

1. beetle (animal) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

Broader (hypernym)insect

Narrower (hyponym)Anoplophora glabripennis, Asian longhorned beetle, bark beetle, blister beetle, carabid beetle, carpet beetle, carpet bug, chrysomelid, clerid, clerid beetle, deathwatch, deathwatch beetle, elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle, firefly, ground beetle, lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug, lamellicorn beetle, leaf beetle, lightning bug, long-horned beetle, longicorn, longicorn beetle, meloid, rove beetle, tiger beetle, water beetle, weevil, whirligig beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum

Member meronymColeoptera, order Coleoptera

2. beetle (artifact) a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing


Broader (hypernym)hammer

Narrower (hyponym)carpenter's mallet, gavel

English verb: beetle

1. beetle (stative) be suspended over or hang over

SamplesThis huge rock beetles over the edge of the town.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hang

2. beetle (motion) fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle

SamplesHe beetled up the staircase.
They beetled off home.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. beetle (contact) beat with a beetle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk