What does Lobster mean?

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ˈlɒb stərLob·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lobster(noun)

    flesh of a lobster

  2. lobster(noun)

    any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae

Wiktionary

  1. lobster(Noun)

    A crustacean of the Nephrodidae family, normally red in colour, with claws, which is used as an expensive seafood.

    Etymology: From lopster, from loppeſtre, believed to be a corruption of locusta + the feminine agent suffix -estre; or from lobbe, loppe + the feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to . More at lop.

  2. lobster(Noun)

    A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform).

    Etymology: From lopster, from loppeſtre, believed to be a corruption of locusta + the feminine agent suffix -estre; or from lobbe, loppe + the feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to . More at lop.

  3. lobster(Noun)

    An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour.

    Etymology: From lopster, from loppeſtre, believed to be a corruption of locusta + the feminine agent suffix -estre; or from lobbe, loppe + the feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to . More at lop.

  4. lobster(Verb)

    To fish for lobsters.

    Etymology: From lopster, from loppeſtre, believed to be a corruption of locusta + the feminine agent suffix -estre; or from lobbe, loppe + the feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to . More at lop.

  5. lobster(Adjective)

    red-colored, especially from a sunburn.

    Etymology: From lopster, from loppeſtre, believed to be a corruption of locusta + the feminine agent suffix -estre; or from lobbe, loppe + the feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to . More at lop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lobster(noun)

    any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters

    Etymology: [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. Locust.]

Freebase

  1. Lobster

    Clawed lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans. They have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate. Commercially important species include two species of Homarus from the northern Atlantic Ocean, and scampi – the northern-hemisphere genus Nephrops and the southern-hemisphere genus Metanephrops. Although several other groups of crustaceans have the word "lobster" in their names, the unqualified term "lobster" generally refers to the clawed lobsters of the family Nephropidae. Clawed lobsters are not closely related to spiny lobsters or slipper lobsters, which have no claws, or to squat lobsters. The closest living relatives of clawed lobsters are the reef lobsters and the three families of freshwater crayfish.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lobster

    lob′stėr, n. a shellfish with large claws, used for food: (slang) a British soldier. [A.S. loppestre, lopust—L. locusta, a lobster.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LOBSTER

    The edible lobster is found off the New England Coast. The two-legged species is found everywhere. All kinds are green, but when roasted turn a bright red. Soubrettes are very dependent on both varieties for a living; together they furnish her with food, raiment, flats, diamonds, and occasionally indigestion.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lobster

    A well-known marine crustacean, Astacus marinus. Also, red-coats of old; whence lobster-box, a colloquialism for barracks.

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  1. bolster, bolters, trobles

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lobster in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lobster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Lobster in a Sentence

  1. Henry J. Tillman:

    The world is my lobster.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    The EU would be a lobster ... because the EU, by the very way it works, encourages its participating members to order the lobster at the joint meal because they know that the bill is going to be settled by everybody else - normally by the Germans.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    Take out, excise, surgically remove the backstop, OK? thats the problem, thats the lobster pot, thats the trap that keeps us locked in the customs union and means we have this terrible Hobsons choice between, as it were, sacrificing Northern Ireland orremaining subject to the E.U. without having any say in the E.U.

  4. Mark Kantrowitz:

    The growth in education debt outstanding is like cooking a lobster, The increase in total student debt occurs slowly but steadily, so by the time you notice that the water is boiling, you’re already cooked.” http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/08/09/student-loan-debt-surpasses-credit-cards/

  5. Atchan Tamaki:

    The lobster fishermen kept asking me if there was a market for sea urchin because they were getting a lot of them in the traps.

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