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ˈlɒb stərlob·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lobster(noun)

    flesh of a lobster

  2. lobster(noun)

    any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae


  1. lobster(Noun)

    A crustacean of the Nephrodidae family, normally red in colour, with claws, which is used as an expensive seafood.

  2. lobster(Noun)

    A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform).

  3. lobster(Noun)

    An Australian twenty dollar note, due to its reddish-orange colour.

  4. lobster(Verb)

    To fish for lobsters.

  5. lobster(Adjective)

    red-colored, especially from a sunburn.

  6. Origin: From lopster, from loppeſtre, believed to be a corruption of locusta + the feminine agent suffix -estre; or from lobbe, loppe + the feminine agent suffix -estre, equivalent to . More at lop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lobster(noun)

    any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters

  2. Origin: [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. Locust.]


  1. Lobster

    Clawed lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans. They have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate. Commercially important species include two species of Homarus from the northern Atlantic Ocean, and scampi – the northern-hemisphere genus Nephrops and the southern-hemisphere genus Metanephrops. Although several other groups of crustaceans have the word "lobster" in their names, the unqualified term "lobster" generally refers to the clawed lobsters of the family Nephropidae. Clawed lobsters are not closely related to spiny lobsters or slipper lobsters, which have no claws, or to squat lobsters. The closest living relatives of clawed lobsters are the reef lobsters and the three families of freshwater crayfish.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lobster

    lob′stėr, n. a shellfish with large claws, used for food: (slang) a British soldier. [A.S. loppestre, lopust—L. locusta, a lobster.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    The edible lobster is found off the New England Coast. The two-legged species is found everywhere. All kinds are green, but when roasted turn a bright red. Soubrettes are very dependent on both varieties for a living; together they furnish her with food, raiment, flats, diamonds, and occasionally indigestion.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lobster

    A well-known marine crustacean, Astacus marinus. Also, red-coats of old; whence lobster-box, a colloquialism for barracks.

Anagrams for lobster »

  1. bolster, bolters, trobles

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobster in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lobster in a Sentence

  1. Henry J. Tillman:

    The world is my lobster.

  2. Walter Willett:

    Think of it like lobster something that I really like, but have a few times a year.

  3. Woody Allen, Without Feathers:

    Doing abominations is against the law, particularly if the abominations are done while wearing a lobster bib.

  4. Atchan Tamaki:

    The lobster fishermen kept asking me if there was a market for sea urchin because they were getting a lot of them in the traps.

  5. Dwight Watkins:

    Nobody is one thing, everybody is complex. A dude can be known as a revolutionary but get pedicures and lobster. People have layers.

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