Definition of Worm

1. 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.




2. Verb. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling). "The streets worm with crowds"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
Exact synonyms: Squirm, Twist, Wrestle, Wriggle, Writhe
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Wrench
Derivative terms: Squirm, Squirmer, Twist, Twister, Wriggle, Wriggler

3. Noun. A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.
Exact synonyms: Dirt Ball, Insect, Louse
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person

4. 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"
Generic synonyms: Malevolent Program

5. Noun. Screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack.
Generic synonyms: Screw
Group relationships: Worm Gear

Definition of Worm

1. n. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.

2. v. i. To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.

3. v. t. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; -- often followed by out.

4. n. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.

5. v. i. To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.

6. v. t. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; -- often followed by out.

Definition of Worm

1. Acronym. (computing) Write Once Read Many, a type of disc drive. See write once. ¹

2. Noun. A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum. ¹

3. Noun. A contemptible or devious being. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates widely through a network. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings. ¹

6. Noun. Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw. ¹

7. Noun. (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent. ¹

8. Noun. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To make (one's way) with a crawling motion. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To work (one's way or oneself) (into) gradually or slowly; to insinuate. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To obtain information from someone through artful or devious means (usually used with ''out of'') ¹

12. Verb. (transitive nautical) To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcelling and serving. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To deworm an animal. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To move with one's body dragging the ground. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) To work one's way by artful or devious means. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Worm

1. to rid of worms (small, limbless invertebrates) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Worm

1. 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like. "There came a viper out of the heat, and leapt on his hand. When the men of the country saw the worm hang on his hand, they said, This man must needs be a murderer." (Tyndale (Acts xxviii. 3, 4)) "'T is slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile." (Shak) "When Cerberus perceived us, the great worm, His mouth he opened and displayed his tusks." (Longfellow) 2. Any small creeping animal or reptile, either entirely without feet, or with very short ones, including a great variety of animals; as, an earthworm; the blindworm. Specifically: Any helminth; an entozoon. Any annelid. An insect larva. Same as Vermes. 3. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse. "The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul!" (Shak) 4. A being debased and despised. "I am a worm, and no man." (Ps. Xxii. 6) 5. Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm; as: The thread of a screw. "The threads of screws, when bigger than can be made in screw plates, are called worms." (Moxon) A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms. A short revolving screw, the threads of which drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or cogs. Worm abscess A worm wheel. Worm gearing. Worm gearing, gearing consisting of a worm and worm wheel working together. Worm grass. A tincture prepared from dried earthworms, oil of tartar, spirit of wine, etc. Worm wheel, a cogwheel having teeth formed to fit into the spiral spaces of a screw called a worm, so that the wheel may be turned by, or may turn, the worm; called also worm gear, and sometimes tangent wheel. Origin: OE. Worm, wurm, AS. Wyrm; akin to D. Worm, OS. & G. Wurm, Icel. Ormr, Sw. & Dan. Orm, Goth. Waorms, L. Vermis, Gr. A wood worm. Cf. Vermicelli, Vermilion, Vermin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Worm

worldmaking
worldriche
worlds
worlds apart
worldshaking
worldsheet
worldsheets
worldview
worldviews
worldvolume
worldvolumes
worldwide
worldwisdom
worldwise
worldy
worm (current term)
worm's-eye view
worm-eaten
worm-like
worm-shaped
worm-shell
worm-shells
worm abscess
worm aneurysm
worm bark
worm burden
worm burner
worm burners
worm family
worm fence

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