Found 3 items, similar to Worm.
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v : to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when
struggling); “The prisoner writhed in discomfort”
child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace”
n 1: 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: a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving
of respect [syn: louse
, dirt ball
3: 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”
4: screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or
English → English
(w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D.
worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth.
wa['u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. Vermicelli
1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a
serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like. [Archaic]
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
'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.
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.
(a) Any helminth; an entozo["o]n.
(b) Any annelid.
(c) An insect larva.
(d) pl. 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!
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:
(a) The thread of a screw.
The threads of screws, when bigger than can be
made in screw plates, are called worms. --Moxon.
(b) A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double
corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.
(c) (Anat.) A certain muscular band in the tongue of some
animals, as the dog; the lytta. See Lytta
(d) The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound
to economize space. See Illust. of Still
(e) (Mach.) A short revolving screw, the threads of which
drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into
its teeth or cogs. See Illust. of Worm gearing
(Med.), an abscess produced by the irritation
resulting from the lodgment of a worm in some part of the
. See under Fence
(a) A worm wheel.
(b) Worm gearing.
, gearing consisting of a worm and worm wheel
(a) See Pinkroot
(b) The white stonecrop (Sedum album
) reputed to have
qualities as a vermifuge. --Dr. Prior.
(Med.), an anthelmintic consisting of oil obtained
from the seeds of Chenopodium anthelminticum
(Med.), an anthelmintic powder.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Thunder snake
(b), under Thunder
(Med.), an anthelmintic tea or tisane.
(Med.), a tincture prepared from dried
earthworms, oil of tartar, spirit of wine, etc. [Obs.]
, 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
, and sometimes tangent wheel
. See Illust. of
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wormed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.
When debates and fretting jealousy
Did worm and work within you more and more,
Your color faded. --Herbert.
, v. t.
1. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and
secret means; -- often followed by out.
They find themselves wormed out of all power.
They . . . wormed things out of me that I had no
desire to tell. --Dickens.
2. To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge
from, as a firearm. See Worm
, n. 5
3. To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a
dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw.
The operation was formerly supposed to guard against
The men assisted the laird in his sporting parties,
wormed his dogs, and cut the ears of his terrier
puppies. --Sir W.
4. (Naut.) To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally
round, between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with
spun yarn, as a small rope.
Ropes . . . are generally wormed before they are
To worm one's self into
, to enter into gradually by arts
and insinuations; as, to worm one's self into favor.