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Beetle appears in the following tongue twister:

  • One black beetle bled only black blood, the other black beetle bled blue.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun beetle:

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Definition of the noun beetle

What does beetle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: beetles

  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of beetle: mallet
    • more generic word: hammer = a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle
    • more specific terms:
      • carpenter's mallet = a short-handled mallet with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge
      • gavel = a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge

Alternative definition of the noun beetle


  1. Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.
  2. Nickname of two models of car made by Volkswagen.
  3. A type of mallet with a large wooden head.

Definition of the adjective beetle

What does beetle mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more beetle / beetler |

  1. jutting or overhanging

Definition of the verb beetle

What does beetle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: beetled | beetling | beetles

  1. be suspended over or hang over
    • example: This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of beetle: overhang
    • more generic word: hang = be suspended or hanging
  2. fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    • examples: He beetled up the staircase | They beetled off home
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  3. beat with a beetle
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: beat = hit repeatedly


  1. Beetle a.k.a. Beetlejuice: Lester Napoleon Green, better known by his stage name Beetlejuice, is a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show and a member of Stern's Wack Pack. He has appeared in feature films as well as performed voice-over work. Beetlejuice has performed with various Howard Stern Show related comedians, including those that perform under The Killers of Comedy Tour banner.
  2. Beetle a.k.a. Belinda Stewart-Wilson is an English actress, best known for her role as Polly McKenzie in The Inbetweeners.

There are other people with in their name, like Alan Ackerman Beetle.


  1. The Beetle is the name used by multiple comic book characters owned by Marvel Comics. It is also the name of the three versions of high tech armor used by five separate characters.
  2. Beetle a.k.a. Alyce is a fictional character from the book The Midwife's Apprentice.
  3. Beetle is a fictional character from the 1984 film The Ark of the Sun God.
  4. Beetle is a fictional character from The No Mercy Man.
  5. Beetle is a fictional character from the 1970 film A Man Called Sledge.
  6. Beetle is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Muppet Christmas Carol.
  7. Beetle is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Ant Bully.
  8. Beetle is a fictional character from the 2008 film Make-Out with Violence.

There are other characters with in their name, like Red Beetle, Black Beetle and Meriam Beetle.


"Beetle" a.k.a. "Meet the Robinsons" is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics was released in standard and Disney Digital 3-D version. The film is very loosely based on characters from the children's book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, by William Joyce. The film originally had the same title as the book. The voice cast includes Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, Harland Williams, Tom Kenny, Steve Anderson, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Tom Selleck, and Angela Bassett. It was the first film released after John Lasseter became chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios.


  1. Beetle is a British party game in which one draws a beetle in parts. The game may be played solely with pen, paper and a die or using a commercial game set, some of which contain custom scorepads and dice and others which contain pieces which snap together to make a beetle/bug. It is sometimes called Cooties or Bugs. The game is entirely based on random die rolls, with no skill involved.
  2. Beetle is a difficult solitaire game using two decks of playing cards. The game is similar to "Spider", except the Tableau cards are faced up. The object of the game is to group all of the cards into sets of 13 in suit.
    • genres: Patience, Card game


Beetle a.k.a. Beetle, Kentucky: Beetle is an unincorporated community located in Carter County, Kentucky, United States.


  1. Beetle is a hydrofoil ferry service operated by JR Kyushu Jet Ferry, a division of Kyushu Railway Company.
  2. The Beetle ASIC is an analog readout chip. It is developed for the LHCb experiment at CERN.

Phrases with Beetle

Phrases starting with the word Beetle:

  1. beetle off
  2. Beetle bank

Phrases ending with the word Beetle:

  1. Ant Beetle
  2. bee beetle
  3. Fur Beetle
  4. may beetle
  5. oil beetle
  6. bark beetle
  7. bean beetle
  8. dung beetle
  9. fire beetle
  10. flea beetle
  11. hide beetle
  12. Huhu beetle
  13. june beetle
  14. lady beetle
  15. leaf beetle
  16. Lion Beetle
  17. rose beetle
  18. rove beetle

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Beetle

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Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

ngutara Larva of a small beetle which infests dry timber uhu An edible grub found in decayed wood; larva of Prionoplus reticularis tunga / huhu / tungn haere / tunga rikau A large white grub, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 2

\rW \ :BEETLE. BEFALL. M BEFOOL. Baron's. W BEGALLED, be and gall. A.S. gealled,- galled, BEfretted,. have been adapted to various machines, and some of them were capable of throwing stones a foot in diameter. Dr. P. thinks these arms ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Rove Beetle. - --- - Poda svery short, not covering the belly; antennae moniliform . . . . . . . . . BREvipe N N A . . . Paederus. Oxyporus. Stenus. [Anthia. Cychrus. Tachypus. Carabus. Calosoma. Brachinus.

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: T to Z, and Supplement (1889)

by George Nicholson

-Dorous parsllelopipedus (Small Stag Beetle). ananus cervus. Doryphora, decemlineata. (Colorado Beetle). Potato Beetle. Dryophanta. divisa, D. folii. Oak Galls.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Black blister beetle larvae consume 21-27 eggs of Melanoplus differentialis Thomas during its larval development. This grasshopper, and some other Melanoplus spp., produces 100 or more eggs, allowing more than one blister beetle to ...

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Sign language

Sign Language lady rocking out to Beetle Juice

Sign langauge lady goes nuts during the Beetle Juice show at Universal Studios Orlando.

Quotes about Beetle

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
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Scrabble value of B3E1E1T1L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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