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Definition 1: insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings - [noun denoting animal]

(beetle is a kind of ...) small air-breathing arthropod

(... is a kind of beetle ) any of various widely distributed beetles

(... is a kind of beetle ) any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming

(... is a kind of beetle ) aquatic beetle that circles rapidly on the water surface

(... is a kind of beetle ) bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death

(... is a kind of beetle ) any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles

(... is a kind of beetle ) beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin

(... is a kind of beetle ) small beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of trees; related to weevils

(... is a kind of beetle ) active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits

(... is a kind of beetle ) beetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments

(... is a kind of beetle ) predacious on other insects; usually brightly colored or metallic

(... is a kind of beetle ) active usually bright-colored beetle that preys on other insects

(... is a kind of beetle ) small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests

(... is a kind of beetle ) predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects

(... is a kind of beetle ) nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs

(... is a kind of beetle ) long-bodied beetle having very long antennae

(... is a kind of beetle ) brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems

(... is a kind of beetle ) small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics

(... is a kind of beetle ) a beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood trees; lives inside the tree; no natural predators in the United States

(... is a member of beetle) beetles

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for beetle in the sense of this definition

(beetle is a kind of ...) a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

(... is a kind of beetle ) a short-handled mallet with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge

(... is a kind of beetle ) a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge

Definition 3: beat with a beetle - [verb of contact]

(beetle is a kind of ...) hit repeatedly

"beat on the door" "beat the table with his shoe"

Definition 4: fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle - [verb of motion]

Samples where beetle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He beetled up the staircase
  • They beetled off home

(beetle is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 5: be suspended over or hang over - [verb of stative]

Samples where beetle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town

Synonyms for beetle in the sense of this definition

(beetle is a kind of ...) be suspended or hanging

"The flag hung on the wall"

Definition 6: jutting or overhanging - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where beetle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • beetle brows

Synonyms for beetle in the sense of this definition

(beetle is similar to ...) thrusting outward

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