What does lizard mean?

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ˈlɪz ərdlizard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lizardnoun

    relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

  2. lounge lizard, lizardnoun

    a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him

Wiktionary

  1. lizardnoun

    Any reptile of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.

  2. lizardnoun

    Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.

  3. lizardnoun

    An unctuous person.

  4. lizardnoun

    A coward.

  5. Etymology: From lusard, from lesard (French: lézard), from lacertus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lizardnoun

    An animal resembling a serpent, with legs added to it.

    Etymology: lisarde, French; lacertus, Latin.

    There are several sorts of lizards; some in Arabia of a cubit long. In America they eat lizards; it is very probable likewise that they were eaten sometimes in Arabia and Judæa, since Moses ranks them among the unclean creatures. Augustin Calmet.

    Thou’rt like a foul mis-shapen stigmatick,
    Mark’d by the destinies to be avoided,
    As venomous toads, or lizards dreadful stings. William Shakespeare.

    Adder’s fork, and blind worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lizardnoun

    any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria

  2. Lizardnoun

    a piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends

  3. Lizardnoun

    a piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field

  4. Etymology: [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. lzard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. Alligator, Lacerta.]

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  1. Lizard

    Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with more than 5,600 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria that are neither sphenodonts nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved, the sphenodonts are the sister group to the squamates, the larger monophyletic group, which includes both the lizards and the snakes. Lizards typically have feet and external ears, while snakes lack both of these characteristics. However, because they are defined negatively as excluding snakes, lizards have no unique distinguishing characteristic as a group. Lizards and snakes share a movable quadrate bone, distinguishing them from the sphenodonts, which have more primitive and solid diapsid skulls. Many lizards can detach their tails to escape from predators, an act called autotomy. Vision, including color vision, is particularly well developed in most lizards, and most communicate with body language or bright colors on their bodies, as well as with pheromones.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lizard

    liz′ard, n. a family of four-footed scaly reptiles, a saurian or lacertilian.—n. Liz′ard-stone, a Cornish serpentine. [Fr. lézard—L. lacerta.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lizard

    A piece of rope, sometimes with two legs, and one or more iron thimbles spliced into it. It is used for various purposes; one is often made fast to the topsail-tye, for the buntlines to reeve through, to confine them to the centre of the yard. A lizard with a tail and thimble is used as a fair lead, to lead out where the lift runs in a line with the object. The lower boom topping-lift is thus helped by carrying the lizard out to the fore-brace block. In yards sent aloft ready for crossing, the lizard confines the yard rope until the order is given, "Sway across," when, letting the lizard run, all cross simultaneously.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lizard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lizard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lizard in a Sentence

  1. Edward Stanley:

    Imagine taking a lizard and pinching its nose into a triangular shape, it would look a lot more like a bird.

  2. President Trump:

    Explain to everyone what the Dems are doing with this impeachment, this man is under attack ! It's deep state lizard conspiracy ! And everyone's in on it.

  3. Robert Mitchum:

    I never take any notice of reviews-unless a critic has thought up some new way of describing me. That old one about my lizard eyes and anteater nose and the way I sleep my way through pictures is so hackneyed now.

  4. Gaberiel Bever:

    Turtles have been missing their Archaeopteryx, their missing link to the rest of the vertebrate tree, since Darwin told us that we should be looking for one, with Odontochelys, Pappochelys and now Eunotosaurus, we now have a remarkable series of transitional forms that take us from an almost lizard-like creature to the modern turtle body plan that is so interesting and bizarre.

  5. Richard Marks:

    Lizard No.3 or Lizard No.4; it doesn't get you that excited. You need it to be Pikachu.

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