What does Tarantula mean?

Definitions for Tarantula
təˈræn tʃə lə; -ˌliTaran·tu·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. European wolf spider, tarantula, Lycosa tarentula(noun)

    large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)

  2. tarantula(noun)

    large hairy tropical spider with fangs that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites


  1. tarantula(Noun)

    A species of wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula.

  2. tarantula(Noun)

    A "true tarantula", consisting of large, hairy spiders comprising the family Theraphosidae.

  3. tarantula(Noun)

    A member of several other groups of spiders, generally characterized by large size, hairiness, or close relation to family Theraphosidae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tarantula(noun)

    any one of several species of large spiders, popularly supposed to be very venomous, especially the European species (Tarantula apuliae). The tarantulas of Texas and adjacent countries are large species of Mygale


  1. Tarantula

    Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and very large arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same suborder are commonly referred to as "tarantulas". Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade.

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How to say Tarantula in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tarantula in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tarantula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Tarantula in a Sentence

  1. California Rep. Jackie Speier.FBI:

    In terms of trying to understand this, I think of a spider web with a tarantula in the middle and the tarantula in my view is Vladmir Putin, who is entrapping many people to do his bidding and to engage with him and I would include those like Roger Stone.

  2. James Cason:

    They had 3,000 to 4000 people that were focused on our personnel, trying to recruit them or harass us, they would break into your house and do things to show they had control of your existence. In my days, if they knew you didn't like spiders, you would find a tarantula wandering around your room.

  3. Michael Werner:

    I think we chose the Tarantula Nebula as one of our first targets because we knew it would demonstrate the breadth of Spitzers capabilities, that region has a lot of interesting dust structures and a lot of star formation happening, and those are both areas where infrared observatories can see a lot of things that you cant see in other wavelengths.

  4. Raymond Chandler:

    He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.

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