What does Turtle mean?

Definitions for Turtle
ˈtɜr tlTur·tle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Turtle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. turtleneck, turtle, polo-necknoun

    a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar

  2. turtleverb

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

  3. capsize, turtle, turn turtleverb

    overturn accidentally

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

  4. turtleverb

    hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turtlenoun

    the turtledove

  2. Turtlenoun

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

  3. Turtlenoun

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. turtle

    The well-known marine reptile described by early navigators as "reasonable toothsom meate." The horny covering of the shell of some species furnishes the substance commonly known as tortoise-shell.

Suggested Resources

  1. turtle

    Song lyrics by turtle -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by turtle on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce Turtle?

How to say Turtle in sign language?

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

Examples of Turtle in a Sentence

  1. Papalii Faafetai:

    We breed them and when they are big enough, we tag and release them into the ocean, any fisherman who catches a turtle in their nets, we pay them to bring them here instead of eating them.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If the road is beautiful, walk the road slowly; be a turtle, be a snail and even better than this: Stop walking; live the road fully!

  3. Isabella Tree:

    We had 120,000 pairs of turtle doves( in the UK) when I was growing up.

  4. Rikki Gumbs:

    The turtle takes a long time to reach sexual maturity, taking up to 25 to 30 years, as their vulnerability was discovered late, we lost a whole generation due to the pet trade and now their population has become very small.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you want success in life, then just learn how to walk like a turtle instead of flying.

Images & Illustrations of Turtle

  1. TurtleTurtleTurtleTurtleTurtle

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Turtle#1#9688#10000

Translations for Turtle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Turtle »

Translation

Find a translation for the Turtle definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Turtle definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Turtle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Turtle>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Turtle? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    offensive to the mind
    • A. repugnant
    • B. ostensive
    • C. dicotyledonous
    • D. bristly

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Turtle: