What does scaly mean?

Definitions for scalyˈskeɪ li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scaly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfy(adj)

    rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

  2. scaly, scaley, scaled(adj)

    having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles


  1. scaly(Adjective)

    Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.

  2. scaly(Adjective)

    Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.

  3. scaly(Adjective)

    (South African) Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow.

  4. scaly(Adjective)

    Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scaly(adj)

    covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish

  2. Scaly(adj)

    resembling scales, laminae, or layers

  3. Scaly(adj)

    mean; low; as, a scaly fellow

  4. Scaly(adj)

    composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem

Anagrams for scaly »

  1. clays

  2. acyls


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    One watches them on the seashore, all the people, and there is something pathetic, almost wistful in them, as if they wished their lives did not add up to this scaly nullity of possession, but as if they could not escape. It is a dragon that has devoured us all: these obscene, scaly houses, this insatiable struggle and desire to possess, to possess always and in spite of everything, this need to be an owner, lest one be owned. It is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.

Images & Illustrations of scaly

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