Snipe

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. Any of various long-billed shore birds of the genus Gallinago or Capella, related to the woodcocks and sandpipers, especially the common, widely distributed species G. gallinago or C. gallinago.
  • n. Any of various similar or related birds.
  • n. A shot, especially a gunshot, from a concealed place.
  • verb-intransitive. To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.
  • verb-intransitive. To shoot snipe.
  • verb-intransitive. To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
  • n. A fool; a blockhead.
  • n. A shot fired from a concealed place.
  • n. A cigarette butt.
  • n. A member of the engineering department on a ship.
  • n. A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.
  • n. An animated promotional logo during a television show.
  • v. To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.
  • v. To shoot with a sniper rifle.
  • v. To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.
  • v. To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid at the last possible moment.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacid├Ž, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
  • n. A fool; a blockhead.
  • verb-intransitive. To shoot or hunt snipe.
  • verb-intransitive. To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long range, esp. when not in action; -- often with at.
  • v. To shoot at (detached men of an enemy's force) at long range, esp. when not in action.
  • v. To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. A bird of the genus Scolopax in a former broad sense.
  • n. A fool; a blockhead; a simpleton; a goose.
  • n. A half-smoked cigar found on the street.
  • n. (See also double-snipe, half-snipe, horsefoot-snipe, jack-snipe, martin-snipe, quail-snipe, rail-snipe, robin-snipe, rock-snipe, shore-snipe, whole-snipe.)
  • To hunt snipe.
  • n. A sharp, clever answer; a sarcasm.
  • n. The Lake Tahoe trout, Salmo clarkii henshawi, found in western Nevada and neighboring parts of California.
  • To shoot at the enemy, or at isolated soldiers or outposts, in a casual way, as opportunity offers. See sniping.
  • To shoot (one of the enemy) from ambush or in a casual way, and not in a regular battle.
  • Same as nose, 5.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. hunt or shoot snipe
  • v. aim and shoot with great precision
  • v. attack in speech or writing
  • n. a gunshot from a concealed location
  • n. Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  • Verb Form
    sniped    snipes    sniping   
    Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    track down    hunt    run    hunt down    blast    shoot    gunfire    gunshot   
    Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    fool    blockhead   
    Rhyme
    Words with the same terminal sound
    gipe    gripe    hype    lipe    overripe    pipe    ripe    sipe    stipe    stripe   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    downpour    cannonade    bitching    centerfire    cross-fire    bicker    wrangle    mercifulness    skirmish    quarrelling