turtleneck, turtle, polo-neck(noun)
a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar
any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
capsize, turtle, turn turtle(verb)
"Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"
hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation
any one of the numerous species of Testudinata, especially a sea turtle, or chelonian
the curved plate in which the form is held in a type-revolving cylinder press
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
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.]
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.]
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The numerical value of turtle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of turtle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A turtle with no legs tends not to go anywhere.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
No turtle can be a revolutionist, because revolution requires high speed!
If the turtle is injured and bleeds it will attract sharks, but now they bring it to us.
Move at a snail's pace or walk with the speed of a turtle or run like a rabbit! Just move; forget about the speed and just move ahead!
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- tortugaCatalan, Valencian
- crwban, môr-grwbanWelsh
- νεροχελώνα, χελώναGreek
- testudo, martestudoEsperanto
- tortuga, volcar, peta, dar una vuelta de campanaSpanish
- لاکپشت, باخه, لاک پشتPersian
- kilpikonna, merikilpikonna, kilpikonnamuodostelma, piirustusrobotti, kursori, kääntyä ympäri, kääntää ympäri, metsästääFinnish
- capoter, se renverser, faire un tonneau, tortueFrench
- skylpodWestern Frisian
- crùban-coille, sligeanachScottish Gaelic
- sapoconcho, tartarugaGalician
- shligganagh marrey, turtylManx
- tòtiHaitian Creole
- teknős, teknősbékaHungarian
- ribaltare, tartarugaItalian
- 亀, カメ, 海亀Japanese
- ზღვის კუ, კუGeorgian
- ಆವೆ, ಆಮೆKannada
- 바다거북, 거북Korean
- morgroban, kronek ervys morCornish
- Deckelsmouk, SchildkrötLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- желка, морска желкаMacedonian
- яст мэлхийMongolian
- penyu, akah, tuntung, labi-labiMalay
- skjelpaddeNorwegian Nynorsk
- chʼééh digháhii, tsisteeł, tééh tsisteełNavajo, Navaho
- żółw, żółw wodnyPolish
- broască țestoasăRomanian
- черепаха, морская черепахаRussian
- kornjača, корњачаSerbo-Croatian
- කැස්බෑවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- sköldpadda, havssköldpaddaSwedish
- kasa, kobeSwahili
- kaplumbağa, tosbağaTurkish
- تاشپاقاUyghur, Uighur
- toshbaqa, musichaUzbek
- tortug, melatortug, hitortug, tortugül, länatortug, jitortugVolapük
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