What does alligator mean?

Definitions for alligator
ˈæl ɪˌgeɪ təral·li·ga·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alligator(noun)

    leather made from alligator's hide

  2. alligator, gator(verb)

    either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts

  3. alligator(verb)

    crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes

GCIDE

  1. alligator(v. i. & t.)

    to form shallow cracks in a reticulated pattern on the surface, or in a coating on the surface, of an object.

    Etymology: [Because of the resemblance to the pattern on the skin of an alligator.]

Wikipedia

  1. Alligator

    An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis). Additionally, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago.The name "alligator" is probably an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard", which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator. Later English spellings of the name included allagarta and alagarto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alligator(noun)

    a large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal notches. Besides the common species of the southern United States, there are allied species in South America

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  2. Alligator(noun)

    any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  3. Alligator(noun)

    a form of squeezer for the puddle ball

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  4. Alligator(noun)

    a rock breaker

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  5. Alligator(noun)

    a kind of job press, called also alligator press

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

Freebase

  1. Alligator

    An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two living alligator species: the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago. The name alligator is an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard", which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alligator

    al′li-gā-tur, n. an animal of the crocodile genus, found in America. [Sp. el lagarto—L. lacerta, a lizard.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Alligator

    a N. American fresh-water crocodile, numerous in the Mississippi and the lakes and rivers of Louisiana and Carolina; subsists on fish, and though timid, is dangerous when attacked; is slow in turning, however, and its attacks can be easily evaded.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alligator

    [from the Spanish lagarto]. The crocodile of America. The head of this voracious animal is flat and imbricate; several of the under teeth enter into and pass through the upper jaw; the nape is naked; on the tail are two rough lateral lines.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alligator in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alligator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of alligator in a Sentence

  1. Croc Encounters:

    We had an emergency alligator call this morning for this 8 foot 9 in gator, the residents said they found the alligator early this morning and despite their efforts to get him to move he refused to leave. He was not too happy to be evicted from his comfortable, shady spot as he smashed everything in sight upon exiting.

  2. Joseph Forrester:

    First and foremost, the most common injury associated with an animal is not actually a bear or alligator, bottom line, it's actually things much smaller.

  3. Allyson Gantt:

    Generally speaking, we do the walks in shallow water, the alligators are typically near deeper water. That said, occasionally we see them in the culverts or a canal near the road where we enter. Once, when I was in a very typical cypress dome with a deep hole in the center, we saw a good-size alligator who was clearly the resident of the deep hole in the center of the dome. Other times, late in the dry season, I've seen alligators left in the few patches of water that remain. We tromped by in the mud, without disturbing the alligator in the water hole.

  4. Jamaican Proverb:

    No call alligator long mouth till you pass him.

  5. Tracy Howell:

    Disney World has a really good alligator program.

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