reptile

  • 1 reptile — [ rɛptil ] adj. et n. m. • 1304; lat. reptilis « rampant », et neutre subst. « animal rampant » 1 ♦ Vx Qui rampe, qui se traîne sur le ventre. ⇒ rampant. Fig. et littér. « Âmes reptiles » (Hugo). 2 ♦ N. m. (1532; n. f. pl. 1314) Vx Animal rampant …

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  • 2 Reptile — Rep tile (r?p t?l;277), a. [F. reptile, L. reptilis, fr. repere, reptum, to creep; cf. Lith. reploti; perh. akin to L. serpere. Cf. {Serpent}.] 1. Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence:… …

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  • 3 reptile — Reptile. adj. de tout genre. Qui rampe, qui se traisne sur le ventre. Il n a guere d usage que dans le dogmatique. Animal reptile. insecte reptile. Il est plus ordinairement substantif, & alors sous ce nom on comprend non seulement tous les… …

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  • 4 Reptile — (Рептилия) Место рождения Затерра (ныне часть Внешнего мира) Появления Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat II Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mortal Kombat Advance Mortal Kombat 4 Mortal Kombat Gold …

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  • 5 reptile — REPTÍLE s.f.pl. 1. Clasă a vertebratelor târâtoare, ovipare, carnivore, cu temperatura corpului rece, fără picioare sau cu picioare scurte, dispuse lateral, şi cu corpul acoperit de o piele cu solzi; (la sg.) animal din această clasă; şarpe;… …

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  • 6 reptile — late 14c., from O.Fr. reptile (early 14c.), from L.L. reptile, neut. of reptilis (adj.) creping, crawling, from rept , pp. stem of repere to crawl, creep, from PIE root *rep to creep, crawl (Cf. Lith. replioju to creep ). Used of persons of low… …

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  • 7 Reptile — Rep tile, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like. [1913 Webster] An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path; But …

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  • 8 reptile — [rep′tīl΄, rep′təl] n. [LL(Ec) < neut. of L reptilis, crawling < reptus, pp. of repere, to creep < IE base * rēp , to creep, crawl > Lith réplioti, to creep, OHG rebo, tendril] 1. any of a class (Reptilia) of coldblooded vertebrates… …

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  • 9 reptile — ► NOUN 1) a cold blooded vertebrate animal of a class that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises, typically having a dry scaly skin and laying soft shelled eggs on land. 2) informal a person regarded with loathing and… …

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  • 10 reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …

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  • 11 Reptile — Reptiles …

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  • 12 Reptile — Taxobox fossil range = Carboniferous Recent name = Reptiles image width = 251px image caption = A Rhinoceros Iguana, Cyclura cornuta regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Reptilia classis authority = Laurenti, 1768… …

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  • 13 REPTILE — adj. des deux genres Qui rampe, qui se traîne sur le ventre. Animal reptile. Insecte reptile.   Il est plus ordinairement substantif masculin ; et alors il se dit, non seulement de Tous les animaux qui n ont point de pieds, et qui rampent… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 reptile — (rè pti l ) adj. 1°   Qui rampe. Insecte reptile. •   La gent reptile et toute son espèce, LA FONT. Petit chien.. •   Les animaux reptiles sont d une autre fabrique [que le castor, le renard], FÉN. Exist. 9.    Fig. •   Hé bien ! vit on jamais un …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 reptile — I. noun Etymology: Middle English reptil, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French reptile (feminine), from Late Latin reptile (neuter), from neuter of reptilis creeping, from Latin reptus, past participle of repere to crawl; akin to… …

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  • 16 reptile —    People who are considered to be repulsive have regularly been described as reptiles since at least the eighteenth century. Fielding refers in Tom Jones to a ‘reptile of a critic’, for instance. ‘Avoid my sight, thou reptile,’ is said by Dr… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 17 reptile */ — UK [ˈreptaɪl] / US [ˈreptɪl] noun [countable] Word forms reptile : singular reptile plural reptiles 1) biology a type of cold blooded animal that gives birth to young animals as eggs and whose body is covered in scales (= flat hard pieces of… …

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  • 18 REPTILE — n. m. Vertébré sans pieds ou à pieds très courts, qui avance en se traînant sur le ventre. Les reptiles sont des animaux à respiration pulmonaire. Le serpent est un reptile. Les lézards sont au nombre des reptiles …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 reptile — noun /rɪpˈtaɪl,ˈrɛp.taɪl/ A cold blooded vertebrate of the Class Reptilia. See Also: mammal like reptile, Reptilia, reptilian …

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  • 20 reptile — noun (C) 1 a type of animal such as a snake or lizard whose blood changes according to the temperature around it, and that usually lays eggs 2 informal someone who is unpleasant or cannot be trusted: That reptile must have told the police! …

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