Worm Meaning and Definition


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Worm meaning

Word: Worm

How to pronounce: wɜːm

Noun

Definitions:

1. Any of a number of creeping or burrowing invertebrate animals with long, slender soft bodies and no limbs.

Example sentences: "For many years only animals such as worms, leeches and midge larvae could survive."

2. A weak or despicable person (used as a general term of contempt)

3. A helical device or component.

4. A self-replicating program able to propagate itself across a network, typically having a detrimental effect.

Example sentences: "This would help identify and flush out infiltrating viruses, worms, trojans and other malicious softwares."

Verb

Definitions:

1. Move with difficulty by crawling or wriggling.

Example sentences: "I wormed my way along the roadside ditch"

2. Insinuate one's way into.

Example sentences: "The educated dealers may later worm their way into stockbroking"

3. Treat (an animal) with a preparation designed to expel parasitic worms.

Example sentences: "I wormed her over a course of three weeks"

4. Make (a rope) smooth by winding small cordage between the strands.

Abbreviation

Definitions:

1. Write-once read-many, denoting a type of computer memory device.


Synonyms:

cankerworm

small worm

grub

maggot

caterpillar

bloodworm

earthworm

auger

screw

worm screws

helminth

guinea worm

insinuate

writhe

wriggle

infiltrate

crawl

creep


Derivations:

wormy

worming

wormed


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Worm in Other Languages...

Spanish: Gusano

German: Wurm

French: Ver

Italian: Worm

Turkish: Solucan


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