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NOUN (2)

1. insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings;

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;
[syn: mallet, beetle]


VERB (3)

1. be suspended over or hang over;
- Example: "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
[syn: overhang, beetle]

2. fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle;
- Example: "He beetled up the staircase"
- Example: "They beetled off home"

3. beat with a beetle;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. jutting or overhanging;
- Example: "beetle brows"
[syn: beetle, beetling]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beetle \Bee"tle\, v. i. [See Beetlebrowed.] To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut. [1913 Webster] To the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er his base into the sea. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Each beetling rampart, and each tower sublime. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beetle \Bee"tle\ (b[=e]"t'l), n. [OE. betel, AS. b[imac]tl, b?tl, mallet, hammer, fr. be['a]tan to beat. See Beat, v. t.] 1. A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beetle \Bee"tle\ (b[=e]"t'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beetled (-t'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Beetling.] 1. To beat with a heavy mallet. [1913 Webster] 2. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beetle \Bee"tle\, n. [OE. bityl, bittle, AS. b[imac]tel, fr. b[imac]tan to bite. See Bite, v. t.] Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera. [1913 Webster] Beetle mite (Zool.), one of many species of mites, of the family Oribatid[ae], parasitic on beetles. Black beetle, the common large black cockroach (Blatta orientalis). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beetle adj 1: jutting or overhanging; "beetle brows" [syn: beetle, beetling] n 1: insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings 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 [syn: mallet, beetle] v 1: be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town" [syn: overhang, beetle] 2: fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home" 3: beat with a beetle
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "beetle": arachnid, arthropod, beetle-browed, beetling, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod, daddy longlegs, digester, diplopod, fly, hang out, hang over, harvestman, hexapod, impend, impend over, impendent, impending, incumbent, insect, jut, jutting, larva, lean over, lowering, macerator, maggot, masher, millepede, millipede, mite, nymph, overhang, overhanging, overhung, pending, poke, potato masher, pouch, pout, project, project over, projecting, protrude, pulp machine, pulper, pulpifier, scorpion, smasher, spider, stand out, superincumbent, tarantula, thrust over, tick
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Beetle (Heb. hargol, meaning "leaper"). Mention of it is made only in Lev. 11:22, where it is obvious the word cannot mean properly the beetle. It denotes some winged creeper with at least four feet, "which has legs above its feet, to leap withal." The description plainly points to the locust (q.v.). This has been an article of food from the earliest times in the East to the present day. The word is rendered "cricket" in the Revised Version.