What does eel mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eel(noun)

    the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled

  2. eel(noun)

    voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins


  1. eel(Noun)

    Any fish of the order Anguilliformes which are elongated and resemble snakes. There are freshwater and marine species.

  2. eel(Noun)

    The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.

  3. eel(Verb)

    To fish for eels

  4. eel(Verb)

    To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel

  5. Origin: From ele, from æl, from ēlaz. Cognate with West Frisian iel, Dutch aal, German Aal, Swedish and Danish ål.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eel(noun)

    an elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus Anguilla. The electrical eel is a species of Gymnotus. The so called vinegar eel is a minute nematode worm. See Conger eel, Electric eel, and Gymnotus

  2. Origin: [AS. l; akin to D., G., & Dan. aal, Icel. ll, Sw. l.]


  1. Eel

    Eels are an order of fish which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera and approximately 800 species. Most eels are predators. The term "eel" is also used for some other similarly shaped fish, such as electric eels and spiny eels, but these are not members of the Anguilliformes order.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eel

    n. a name widely applied in popular usage, but justifiably extended to all the members of the family Murænidæ—the body is much elongated, cylindrical or ribbon-shaped.—ns. Eel′-bas′ket, a basket for catching eels; Eel′-pout, in England, a Burbot (q.v.); in parts of Scotland, a Blenny (q.v.): a well-known fish, with a slimy body, living chiefly in mud; Eel′-spear, an instrument with broad prongs for catching eels. [A.S. ǽl; Ger., Dut. aal.]

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Anagrams for eel »

  1. lee, Lee, l'ee

  2. ELE

  3. Lee


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Guillot:

    I've been at sea for 30 years and I’ve never seen a shark that looks like that, it was like a large eel, probably 1.5 meters [5 feet] long, and the body was quite different to any other shark I'd ever seen.

  2. Vanderbilt University neurobiologist Kenneth Catania:

    What I like about these findings is they are inevitable and yet incredible, we know from basic physics that bringing two electrical poles together concentrates the electric field, and we know from basic muscle physiology that running a muscle too fast for too long causes exhaustion. But I would never have imagined an electric eel could produce the same results.

Images & Illustrations of eel

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