Definition of beatle
1. beetle [ n ] insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wingsUsed in print:
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
The nest itself , the structure that in some cases housed about 2000 individuals when the season was at its peak , is now rapidly destroyed by the scavenging larvae of certain beetles and moths .Synonyms beetle Related Terms insect ladybug leaf_beetle ground_beetle firefly whirligig_beetle weevil carpet_beetle clerid_beetle lamellicorn_beetle elaterid_beetle water_beetle deathwatch_beetle long-horned_beetle tiger_beetle blister_beetle bark_beetle rove_beetle anoplophora_glabripennis Coleoptera
2. beetle [ a ] jutting or overhanging
Examples: "beetle brows"
3. beetle [ v ] be suspended over or hang over
Examples: "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
4. beetle [ n ] 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 smoothingSynonyms mallet beetle Related Terms hammer mallet gavel
5. beetle [ v ] fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
Examples: "He beetled up the staircase" "They beetled off home"
6. beetle [ v ] beat with a beetleSynonyms beetle Related Terms beat
Rhymes withbeetle tittle fetal brittle battle betel bottle title bristol spittle whittle little belittle brattle brutal butyl distal pistil pistol natal tootle turtle fatal total vital tattle lintel skittle hospital rebuttal whittle prenatal capital noncommittal cristal quintal crystal occipital capitol orbital surrebuttal nettle cattle myrtle motile subtle rattle kettle pottle metal settle fertile mettle petal acquittal committal pivotal societal subtitle postnatal chattel hurtle digital shuttle transmittal nonfatal digital doolittle oriental recital entitle scuttle resettle prattle glottal futile startle neonatal throttle parietal anecdotal seattle cantle mortal rental vestal rectal mental mantle mantel lentil immotile coastal postal portal ductile dental continental occidental compartmental coincidental nonvolatile sentimental chortle artiodactyl monumental accidental regimental temperamental instrumental intercontinental incremental supplemental incidental premarital unsentimental horizontal hostel hostile gentle transcontinental fundamental experimental extramarital periodontal elemental pedestal pentecostal skeletal consonantal departmental detrimental ornamental unsettle aristotle infertile unsubtle governmental frontal fractal capital marital immortal versatile volatile parental congenital judgmental prefrontal projectile genital governmental developmental dismantle environmental transcendental vegetal
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