Associations to the word «Beetle»


BEETLE, noun. Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.
BEETLE, noun. (uncountable) A game of chance in which players attempt to complete a drawing of a beetle, different dice rolls allowing them to add the various body parts.
BEETLE, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Beetle
BEETLE, verb. To move away quickly, to scurry away.
BEETLE, adjective. Protruding, jutting, overhanging. (As in beetle brows.)
BEETLE, verb. To loom over; to extend or jut.
BEETLE, noun. A type of mallet with a large wooden head, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
BEETLE, noun. A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; a beetling machine.
BEETLE, verb. To beat with a heavy mallet.
BEETLE, verb. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine.
BEETLE, noun. A small car, the Volkswagen Beetle (original version made 1938–2003, similar models made 1997–2010 and since 2011)
BEETLE BANK, noun. (agriculture) A strip of land within a crop field or garden that is planted with grasses or perennial plants in order to provide a habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and other fauna.
BEETLE BANKS, noun. Plural of beetle bank
BEETLE BROW, noun. An overhanging brow.
BEETLE BROWS, noun. Plural of beetle brow
BEETLE MITE, noun. Any of many species of mites of the family Oribatidae, parasitic on beetles.
BEETLE MITES, noun. Plural of beetle mite

Dictionary definition

BEETLE, noun. Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings.
BEETLE, noun. A tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing.
BEETLE, verb. Be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town".
BEETLE, verb. Fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home".
BEETLE, verb. Beat with a beetle.
BEETLE, adjective. Jutting or overhanging; "beetle brows".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats