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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


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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