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1. beetle

noun. ['ˈbiːtəl'] insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings.

Synonyms

  • firefly
  • meloid
  • insect
  • carabid beetle
  • lightning bug
  • Xestobium rufovillosum
  • order Coleoptera
  • leaf beetle
  • deathwatch
  • whirligig beetle
  • clerid beetle
  • lamellicorn beetle
  • elaterid
  • ladybird beetle
  • longicorn
  • clerid
  • carpet bug
  • water beetle
  • deathwatch beetle
  • elaterid beetle
  • elater
  • longicorn beetle
  • Asian longhorned beetle
  • weevil
  • lady beetle
  • Anoplophora glabripennis
  • chrysomelid
  • ladybeetle
  • ladybird
  • Coleoptera
  • blister beetle
  • ground beetle
  • tiger beetle
  • ladybug
  • long-horned beetle
  • rove beetle
  • carpet beetle

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • betel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bīetel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bitle (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Beetle

  • varietal
  • avital
  • fetal
  • dietel
  • cheetal
  • beatle

Example sentences of the word beetle


1. Adjective
These lawn pests are beetle larvae that live just below the soil surface and feed on grass roots.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A click beetle about half an inch long can catapult through the air about a foot.

Quotes containing the word beetle


1. When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles......they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.
- Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks

2. He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
- P.G. Wodehouse

3. One day, on tearing off some old bark, I saw two rare beetles, and seized one in each hand. Then I saw a third and new kind, which I could not bear to lose, so I popped the one which I held in my right hand into my mouth. Alas! it ejected some intensely acrid fluid, which burnt my tongue so that I was forced to spit the beetle out, which was lost, as was the third one.
- Charles Darwin

2. beetle-browed

adjective. sullen or unfriendly in appearance.

Synonyms

  • scowling

Antonyms

  • amicable
  • congenial

3. beetle

verb. ['ˈbiːtəl'] be suspended over or hang over.

Synonyms

  • hang

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange

Etymology

  • betel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bīetel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bitle (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. beetle

adjective. ['ˈbiːtəl'] jutting or overhanging.

Synonyms

  • beetling

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • betel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bīetel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bitle (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. beetle

noun. ['ˈbiːtəl'] 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.

Synonyms

  • hammer
  • mallet
  • gavel

Antonyms

  • rise
  • precede
  • advance
  • rush

Etymology

  • betel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bīetel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bitle (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. beetle

verb. ['ˈbiːtəl'] beat with a beetle.

Antonyms

  • enter

Etymology

  • betel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bīetel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bitle (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. beetle

verb. ['ˈbiːtəl'] fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle.

Synonyms

  • go
  • locomote
  • travel

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • stand still
  • push
  • raise

Etymology

  • betel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bīetel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bitle (Middle English (1100-1500))
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