English dictionary

Hint: Asterisk (*) is a wildcard. Asterisk substitutes zero or more characters.

English noun: worm

1. worm (animal) any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

Broader (hypernym)invertebrate

Narrower (hyponym)acanthocephalan, annelid, annelid worm, arrowworm, beard worm, chaetognath, flatworm, helminth, nematode, nematode worm, nemertean, nemertine, parasitic worm, platyhelminth, pogonophoran, proboscis worm, ribbon worm, roundworm, segmented worm, spiny-headed worm, woodworm

2. worm (person) a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Synonymsdirt ball, insect, louse

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

3. worm (communication) a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network

SamplesWorms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers.

Broader (hypernym)malevolent program

4. worm (artifact) screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack

Broader (hypernym)screw

Part meronymworm gear

English verb: worm

1. worm (motion) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

SamplesThe prisoner writhed in discomfort.
The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace.

Synonymssquirm, twist, wrestle, wriggle, writhe

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)wrench

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2019 onlineordbog.dk