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1. worm

noun. ['ˈwɝːm'] 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.

Synonyms

  • parasitic worm
  • acanthocephalan
  • spiny-headed worm
  • nemertean
  • roundworm
  • annelid
  • helminth
  • segmented worm
  • platyhelminth
  • annelid worm
  • arrowworm
  • proboscis worm
  • nematode worm
  • beard worm
  • pogonophoran
  • woodworm
  • chaetognath
  • flatworm
  • nemertine
  • ribbon worm
  • nematode

Antonyms

  • disentangle
  • unsnarl
  • unweave
  • untwist

Etymology

  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Worm

  • reconfirm
  • reaffirm
  • long-term
  • confirm
  • squirm
  • infirm
  • sturm
  • sperm
  • affirm
  • wurm
  • thurm
  • therm
  • term
  • schirm
  • hurm
  • herm
  • germe
  • germ
  • firm
  • ferm
  • berm

How do you pronounce worm?

Pronounce worm as wərm.

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Example sentences of the word worm


1. Noun, singular or mass
With a worm bin, worms do most of the work.

2. Verb, base form
Ideally, the dewormer also will kill any eggs or worm larvae in your pet's system.

Quotes containing the word worm


1. We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.
- Winston S. Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

2. EARLY BIRDOh, if you’re a bird, be an early birdAnd catch the worm for your breakfast plate.If you’re a bird, be an early early bird--But if you’re a worm, sleep late.
- Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

3. One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.
- Immanuel Kant

2. worm-eaten

adjective. infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms.

Synonyms

  • vermiculate
  • worn

Antonyms

  • domineering
  • plain
  • rested

3. worm-shaped

adjective. resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical.

Synonyms

  • formed

Antonyms

  • amorphous
  • formless

4. worm

noun. ['ˈwɝːm'] a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.

Synonyms

  • insect
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • louse

Antonyms

  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend
  • go

Etymology

  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. worm

noun. ['ˈwɝːm'] screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack.

Synonyms

  • screw

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • descend

Etymology

  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. worm

noun. ['ˈwɝːm'] a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network.

Antonyms

  • recede

Etymology

  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. worm

verb. ['ˈwɝːm'] to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling).

Synonyms

  • wrestle
  • twist
  • wriggle
  • wrench
  • squirm
  • move

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • rise
  • precede
  • advance

Etymology

  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))
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