Definitions for snakesneɪk
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snake, serpent, ophidian(noun)
limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
snake, snake in the grass(noun)
a deceitful or treacherous person
Snake, Snake River(noun)
a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
form a snake-like pattern
"The river snakes through the valley"
move along a winding path
"The army snaked through the jungle"
A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
A treacherous person.
A tool for unclogging plumbing.
A tool to aid cable pulling.
A trouser snake; the penis.
: To move in a winding path.
The river snakes through the valley.
To steal slyly.
He snaked my DVD!
To clean using a plumbing snake.
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.
Origin: snake, from snaca, from snakōn (compare German dialect Schnake 'adder', Swedish snok 'grass snake'), from *snakanan 'to crawl' (compare snahhan), from snag- 'to crawl; a creeping thing' (compare नाग, thnegël).
any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent
to drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out
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
to crawl like a snake
Origin: [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. snkr, snkr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.]
Snakes are elongate, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. Like all squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales. Many species of snakes have skulls with many more joints than their lizard ancestors, enabling them to swallow prey much larger than their heads with their highly mobile jaws. To accommodate their narrow bodies, snakes' paired organs appear one in front of the other instead of side by side, and most have only one functional lung. Some species retain a pelvic girdle with a pair of vestigial claws on either side of the cloaca. Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica, in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and on most smaller land masses — exceptions include some large islands, such as Ireland and New Zealand, and many small islands of the Atlantic and central Pacific. More than 20 families are currently recognized, comprising about 500 genera and about 3,400 species. They range in size from the tiny, 10 cm-long thread snake to the Reticulated python of up to 8.7 meters in length. The fossil species Titanoboa cerrejonensis was 15 meters long. Snakes are thought to have evolved from either burrowing or aquatic lizards during the mid-Cretaceous period, and the earliest known fossils date to around 112 Ma ago. The diversity of modern snakes appeared during the Paleocene period. The oldest preserved descriptions of snakes can be found in the Brooklyn Papyrus.
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