relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
lounge lizard, lizard(noun)
a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him
Any reptile of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.
An unctuous person.
Origin: From lusard, from lesard (French: lézard), from lacertus.
any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria
a piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends
a piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field
Origin: [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. lzard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. Alligator, Lacerta.]
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
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
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.
The numerical value of lizard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of lizard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of lizard in a Sentence
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
Lizard No.3 or Lizard No.4; it doesn't get you that excited. You need it to be Pikachu.
You’re like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard. I was doing anything I could to get the train back on the track. My track. Not his track.
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.
Knowing that somebody is no longer calling us a lot lizard and is looking at us as a person, not as a victim—makes a huge difference, it will help victims come forward. It will help victims escape. Somebody could approach someone with a sticker on their truck and ask for help.
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