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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian, salientiannoun

    any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species


  1. toadnoun

    An amphibian similar to a frog with bigger back legs and more ragged skin.

  2. toadnoun

    A very unpleasant man.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toadnoun

    An animal resembling a frog; but the frog leaps, the toad crawls: the toad is accounted venomous, I believe truly.

    Etymology: taðe , Saxon.

    From th’ extreamest upward of thy head,
    To the descent and dust below thy foot,
    A most toad-spotted traitor. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    I had rather be a toad,
    And live upon the vapour of a dungeon,
    Than keep a corner in the thing I love
    For others use. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    In the great plague there were seen, in divers ditches about London, many toads that had tails three inches long, whereas toads usually have no tails. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    In hollow caverns vermin make abode,
    The hissing serpent, and the swelling toad. Dryden.


  1. Toad

    Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.A distinction between frogs and toads is not made in scientific taxonomy, but is common in popular culture (folk taxonomy), in which toads are associated with drier, rougher skin and more terrestrial habitats.


  1. toad

    A toad is a type of amphibian that belongs to the order Anura, which also includes frogs. Toads usually have dry, warty skin and shorter legs than frogs, which are generally more adapted for leaping. They are often found in terrestrial habitats and lay their eggs in strings or clusters, in contrast to the floating clumps of eggs produced by frogs. Toads can also secrete a toxic substance from their skin as a defense mechanism against predators.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toadnoun

    any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid


  1. Toad

    Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise. Created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, he is portrayed as a citizen of the Mushroom Kingdom and is one of Princess Peach's most loyal attendants; constantly working on her behalf. He is usually seen as a non-player character who provides assistance to Mario and his friends in most games, but there are times when Toad takes center stage and appears as the protagonist, as seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 and Wario's Woods. While Toad is an individual, there is also an entire species of the same name based on him, called the Toads or Mushroom People. However, in Japanese, the original species name was only Kino, which means Toad is a member of the toads. In Mario franchise, there are also some other individual toad characters. The common point of most toads is wearing a large mushroom cap and a vest. Starting with Super Mario Sunshine, a newly introduced character known as Toadsworth was introduced as Peach's steward, thus replacing Toad's original role as a helper in games, causing Toad's role to diminish. However, Toad later received various other roles that allowed him to take a more active role within the later Mario games. Additionally, two Toads were featured as playable characters along with Mario and Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Toad

    tōd, n. a genus of amphibians, typical of the family Bufonidæ, represented in Britain by two species—the Common Toad and the Natterjack.—ns. Toad′-eat′er, a fawning sycophant—originally a mountebank's assistant, whose duty was to swallow, or pretend to swallow, any kind of garbage; Toad′-eat′ing, sycophancy.—adj. sycophantic.—ns. Toad′-fish, the sapo of the United States Atlantic coast; Toad′-flax, a genus of herbaceous plants, closely allied to the Snapdragon; Toad′-in-a-hole, a piece of beef baked in batter; Toad′-spit, cuckoo-spit.—adj. Toad′-spot′ted, thickly stained or spotted like a toad.—ns. Toad′-stone, a soft and earthy variety of trap-rock of a brownish-gray colour, looking like an argillaceous deposit; Toad′stool, a poisonous kind of mushroom; Toad′y, a mean hanger-on and flatterer.—v.t. to fawn as a sycophant:—pa.t. and pa.p. toad′ied.adj. Toad′yish.—n. Toad′yism, the practice of a toady. [A.S. tádige, tádie, a toad.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. toad

    1. Notionally, to change a MUD player into a toad. 2. To permanently and totally exile a player from the MUD. A very serious action, which can only be done by a MUD wizard; often involves a lot of debate among the other characters first. See also frog, FOD.

Editors Contribution

  1. TOAD

    In the RV world toad is the vehicle being towed behind a motor home. Either towed on all down or towed on a dolly.

    Submitted by rinat on February 15, 2021  

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  1. doat

  2. DotA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Toad in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Toad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Toad in a Sentence

  1. Rosalyn Stewart:

    Everything fills out a little, the effect is often described as looking a bit like a toad.

  2. Unknown:

    Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.

  3. Marissa Parrott:

    They were flipping them over, making a very distinctive, almost surgical precision cut down the chest. They would even remove the gallbladder outside the body, which contains toxic bile salts. They knew to remove that bit. She added that the rats understood which areas of the toad were poisonous, using their sharp teeth and dextrous hands to eatthe non-toxic parts while leaving the poisonous areas stripped. In the medium-sized toads, as well as eating the heart and liver, they would strip off the toxic skin from one or both legs and eat the non-toxic thigh muscle.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.

  5. Stephen Crane:

    Think as I think said the man, or you are abominable. You are a toad. And after I had thought on it, I said I will then, be a toad.

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