Associations to the word «Worm»

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Wiktionary

WORM, noun. A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
WORM, noun. A contemptible or devious being.
WORM, noun. (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates through a network.
WORM, noun. (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
WORM, noun. Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
WORM, noun. A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.
WORM, noun. The spiral wire of a corkscrew.
WORM, noun. (anatomy) A muscular band in the tongue of some animals, such as dogs; the lytta.
WORM, noun. The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to save space.
WORM, noun. A short revolving screw whose threads drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel or rack by gearing into its teeth.
WORM, noun. (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent.
WORM, noun. (obsolete) Any creeping or crawling animal, such as a snake, snail, or caterpillar.
WORM, noun. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
WORM, noun. (math) A strip of linked tiles sharing parallel edges in a tiling.
WORM, verb. (transitive) To make (one's way) with a crawling motion.
WORM, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To work one's way by artful or devious means.
WORM, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To work (one's way or oneself) (into) gradually or slowly; to insinuate.
WORM, verb. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; often followed by out.
WORM, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To "worm out of", to "drag out of" (often: "drag every word out of someone"), to get information that someone is reluctant or unwilling to give (through artful or devious means or by pleading or asking repeatedly). Often combined with expressions such as "It's like pulling teeth" or "It's like getting blood out of a stone".
WORM, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcelling and serving.
WORM, verb. (transitive) To deworm an animal.
WORM, verb. (intransitive) To move with one's body dragging the ground.
WORM, verb. (transitive) To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of (a dog, etc.) for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw, and formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
WORM, verb. (transitive) To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm.
WORM, noun. (computing) Write once read many, a type of disc drive. See write once.
WORM AND WHEEL, noun. A gear arrangement consisting of a screw (the worm) whose thread meshes with a gear wheel in such a way as to turn the direction of drive through a right angle.
WORM BURNER, noun. (baseball) A hard-hit ground ball.
WORM BURNERS, noun. Plural of worm burner
WORM CHARMING, noun. The process of attracting earthworms from the ground, either to collect fishing bait or as a competition.
WORM DRIVE, noun. A worm and wheel, a gear arrangement consisting of a screw (the worm) whose thread meshes with a gear wheel to turn the direction of drive through a right angle, typically with a large (1:10 - 1:60) speed reduction and similar torque increase.
WORM DRIVES, noun. Plural of worm drive
WORM FENCE, noun. A zigzag fence composed of rails crossing one another at their ends.
WORM FENCES, noun. Plural of worm fence
WORM FOOD, noun. (idiomatic) (often darkly humorous) One or more corpses, especially in a state of decay; remains.
WORM LIZARD, noun. Any of many small limbless burrowing tropical lizards, of the family Amphisbaenidae, that resemble worms.
WORM LIZARDS, noun. Plural of worm lizard
WORM OIL, noun. An anthelmintic consisting of oil obtained from the seeds of Chenopodium anthelminticum.
WORM TEA, noun. An anthelmintic tea or tisane.
WORM TEAS, noun. Plural of worm tea

Dictionary definition

WORM, noun. Any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae.
WORM, noun. A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.
WORM, noun. A software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network; "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers".
WORM, noun. Screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack.
WORM, verb. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace".

Wise words

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery