Definitions for turtleˈtɜr tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turtleneck, turtle, polo-neck(noun)

    a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar

  2. turtle(verb)

    any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming

  3. capsize, turtle, turn turtle(verb)

    overturn accidentally

    "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"

  4. turtle(verb)

    hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turtle(noun)

    the turtledove

  2. Turtle(noun)

    any one of the numerous species of Testudinata, especially a sea turtle, or chelonian

  3. Turtle(noun)

    the curved plate in which the form is held in a type-revolving cylinder press

Freebase

  1. Turtle

    Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. "Turtle" may either refer to the order as a whole, or to particular turtles which make up a form taxon that is not monophyletic. The order Chelonii or Testudines includes both extant and extinct species. The earliest known turtles date from 220 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than lizards, snakes or crocodiles. Of the many species alive today, some are highly endangered. Like all other extant reptiles, turtles are ectotherms—their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment, commonly called cold-blooded. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water. Like other amniotes, they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. The largest turtles are aquatic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turtle

    tur′tl, Turtle-dove, tur′tl-duv, n. a genus of Columbidæ, of graceful build, with small head and slender bill, long wings, and long rounded tail, flying swiftly and noiselessly, noted for their beauty of form and colour, their soft cooing, and their affection towards each other and their young. [A.S. turtle; Ger. turtel, Fr. tourtereau, tourterelle; all from the L. name turtur.]

  2. Turtle

    tur′tl, n. any tortoise, but esp. the edible Green Turtle, prized for the soup made from its flesh, chief glory of aldermanic banquets—Calipash is the part of the animal that belongs to the upper shield, a fatty, gelatinous substance of a dull-greenish colour; Calipee, the yellowish meat of the lower shield.—v.t. to pursue turtles.—ns. Tur′tleback, a turtle-shaped projection on the bows or stern of a ship for the purpose of keeping off heavy seas; Tur′tler, a hunter of turtles; Tur′tle-shell, tortoise-shell: a turtle-cowry; Tur′tle-soup, a soup the chief ingredient of which is turtle meat; Turt′ling, the catching of turtles.—Green turtle, a species of turtle which attains great size and is the source of real turtle-soup—its eggs also are much prized; Mock turtle, a soup made of calf's head in lieu of turtle meat; Turn turtle, to capsize, as a boat. [A corr. of tortoise, or of Sp. tortuga, or Port. tartaruga, a tortoise.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turtle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turtle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J & A Foundation:

    A turtle with no legs tends not to go anywhere.

  2. Seattle Aquarium spokesman Tim Kuniholm:

    It's almost like the turtle is wearing a life preserver.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    No matter if you walk like a turtle until you don’t stop.

  4. James Bryant Conant:

    Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    No turtle can be a revolutionist, because revolution requires high speed!

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