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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snipe(noun)

    Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

  2. snipe(verb)

    a gunshot from a concealed location

  3. snipe(verb)

    hunt or shoot snipe

  4. sharpshoot, snipe(verb)

    aim and shoot with great precision

  5. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault(verb)

    attack in speech or writing

    "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"


  1. snipe(Noun)

    Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

  2. snipe(Noun)

    A fool; a blockhead.

  3. snipe(Noun)

    A shot fired from a concealed place.

  4. snipe(Noun)

    A cigarette butt.

  5. snipe(Noun)

    A member of the engineering department on a ship.

  6. snipe(Noun)

    A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.

  7. snipe(Noun)

    An animated promotional logo during a television show.

  8. snipe(Verb)

    To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.

  9. snipe(Verb)

    To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.

  10. snipe(Verb)

    To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid at the last possible moment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snipe(noun)

    any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak

  2. Snipe(noun)

    a fool; a blockhead

  3. Origin: [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe, snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. snpa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe, Sw. snppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See Snap, Snaffle.]


  1. Snipe

    A snipe is any of about 25 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and crypsis plumage. The Gallinago snipes have a nearly worldwide distribution, the Lymnocryptes Jack Snipe is restricted to Asia and Europe and the Coenocorypha snipes are found only in the Outlying Islands of New Zealand. The three species of painted snipe are not closely related to the typical snipes, and are placed in their own family, the Rostratulidae.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snipe

    snīp, n. the name of a genus (Gallinago) and of a family (Scolopacidæ) of birds, order Grallæ, having a long straight flexible bill, frequenting marshy places all over Europe: a fool: a simpleton: (U.S.) a half-smoked cigar picked up on the street: a long bill or account. [Scand., Ice. snípa; Dut. snip, snep, Ger. schnepfe.]

  2. Snipe

    snīp, v.i. to pick off stealthily by a long rifle-shot, as from the surrounding hills into a camp, &c.—n. Snīp′ing, the foregoing practice.

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Anagrams for snipe »

  1. epsin, penis, pines, spine

  2. Epsin

  3. Penis

  4. Pines

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of snipe in a Sentence

  1. Howard Dean:

    The strategy is get your point across, never make more than one or two big points, and don't snipe at somebody without thinking it through because you don't want to look cranky.

Images & Illustrations of snipe

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