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English noun: snake

1. snake (animal) limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous


Synonymsophidian, serpent


Broader (hypernym)diapsid, diapsid reptile


Narrower (hyponym)blind snake, colubrid, colubrid snake, constrictor, elapid, elapid snake, sea snake, viper, worm snake


Member meronymOphidia, Serpentes, suborder Ophidia, suborder Serpentes

2. snake (person) a deceitful or treacherous person


Synonymssnake in the grass


Broader (hypernym)bad person

3. Snake (object) a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition


SynonymsSnake River


Instance hypernymriver


Part holonymTwin, Twin Falls


Part meronymBeaver State, Equality State, Evergreen State, Gem State, ID, Idaho, OR, Oregon, WA, Washington, WY, Wyoming

4. Snake (object) a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer


SynonymsHydra


Instance hypernymconstellation

5. snake (artifact) something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)auger, closet auger, plumber's snake, trap-and-drain auger


English verb: snake

1. snake (motion) move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)glide

2. snake (stative) form a snake-like pattern


SamplesThe river snakes through the valley.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)curve, twist, wind

3. snake (motion) move along a winding path


SamplesThe army snaked through the jungle.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)meander, thread, wander, weave, wind









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