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Definition of the noun crocodile

What does crocodile mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: crocodiles

  1. large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
    • examples: The crocodile, which produces only male young in hotter weather, might die out too because there will be no females to breed. | His leg was bitten by a crocodile. | Don't be taken in by her crocodile tears. | She shed crocodile tears over his death. | A black crocodile, troubling his rest, grabbed him suddenly by his rough and heavy foot. | That finch is performing its cute little dentistry on a crocodile over there. | The crocodile trapped the gnu as it tried to cross the river. | Tom was eaten by a crocodile. | They're only crocodile tears. | A crocodile has eaten Tom.
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: crocodilian / crocodilian reptile = extant archosaurian reptile
    • more specific terms:
    • member of: Crocodilus / Crocodylus / genus Crocodilus / genus Crocodylus = type genus of the Crocodylidae
    • young animal: hatchling
    • female animal: cow
    • male animal: bull
    • collective noun: bask / congregation / float / nest
    • collateral adjective: crocodilian

Alternative definition of the noun crocodile


  1. Any of a variety of related predatory amphibious reptiles, related to the alligator.
  2. A long line or procession of people (especially children) walking together.


  1. "Crocodile" is a 2000 American horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and released direct-to-video on 26 December 2000. It was followed by a sequel, Crocodile 2: Death Swamp, released in 2002.
  2. "Crocodile" is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile".
  3. "Crocodile" a.k.a. "Blood Surf" a 2000 horror film directed by James D.R. Hickox. It was released in the United States on June 26, 2001 but was released earlier in some countries. The plot of the movie entails a pair of entrepreneurs with more bravery than brains hit upon the idea of blood surfing: spreading chum in the water in order to attract sharks, then hopping on a surfboard and riding through the middle of the pack. As they are filming their promotional documentary, the fun gets interrupted by a thirty-foot long salt water crocodile that begins snacking on everyone in the expedition.
  4. "Crocodile" is a 1979–1980 Thai monster film directed by Sompote Sands.
  5. "Crocodile" is a 2014 family drama short film written by Robin French and directed by Gaëlle Denis.
  6. "Crocodile" is a 2009 short animation film written and directed by Kaspar Jancis.


  1. Crocodile is a fictional character from the 1996 film Crocodile.
  2. Crocodile is a fictional character from the 2003 film Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire.
  3. Crocodile is a fictional charater from the 2001 film Guru Mahaaguru.
  4. Crocodile is a fictional character from the 1995 film Jumanji.
  5. Crocodile is a fictional character from the 2000 film Peter Pan.
  6. Crocodile is a fictional character from the 2006 film Elephant Tales.
  7. Crocodile is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Sir Crocodile, Crocodile Dundee, Gena the Crocodile, The Crocodile Hunter and Michael "Crocodile" Dundee.

Phrases with Crocodile

Phrases starting with the word Crocodile:

  1. crocodile bird
  2. Crocodile Tear
  3. Crocodile Newts
  4. Crocodile Shark
  5. crocodile tears
  6. Crocodile Sharks

Phrases ending with the word Crocodile:

  1. nile crocodile
  2. asian crocodile
  3. Cuban Crocodile
  4. Dwarf Crocodile
  5. Marsh Crocodile
  6. Swamp Crocodile
  7. Belize Crocodile
  8. Mugger Crocodile
  9. african crocodile
  10. Mindoro Crocodile
  11. Orinoco Crocodile
  12. Siamese Crocodile
  13. American Crocodile
  14. Cociella Crocodile

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Crocodile

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Google previewThe Ultimate Guide to Crocodilians in Captivity (2000)

by Christopher T. Dieter

The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) Origin and Habitat The saltwater crocodile is a wide-ranging species found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. The saltwater crocodile has a great tolerance for ...

Google previewDeveloping Literacy Skills and Processes (200?)

Classification The saltwater crocodile is a huge carnivorous reptile. Its scientific name is Crocodylus porosus. It belongs to...

Google previewExile and Return Among the East Timorese (2011)

by Amanda Wise

The crocodile is the most important symbol in the Timorese creation myth. The island of Timor is...

Google previewOdd Scratches! (2002)

by Mayunga N'Ntangalo

A Crocodile Is A Parson With our naked eyes: Some of us living on the Gondwanaland dry trees Killing others while celebrating deaths of dwellings Nowadays we believe this Mapelelo's sayings free us and knife ourselves. 'A crocodile is a ...

Google previewSimone de Beauvoir (1991)

A Biography by Deirdre Bair

TWENTY-SEVEN The Crocodile Is the Frog's Destiny A JL \. lgren filled a very important role in Beauvoir's life, that of mentor for all things American, especially the political and social history of the United States. In almost every letter, ...

Google previewHow to Write About Music (2015)

Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers

Crocodile is the Rolls-Royce of machete makers.) A bowl from Heath Ceramics ( the interior glaze is a different yet complimentary color to the outer finish, like Japanese ceramics but a lot sturdier). Novel: Denis Johnson—Jesus' Son.— Richard ...

Google previewVertebrate Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The American crocodile is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. Populations occur from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico to South ...

Google previewThe Tickle Test (2017)

by Kathryn White

but tickling a crocodile is the hardest one – with those sharp teeth! This is a ticklish tale that children will love.

Google previewEast of Suez (2011)

A Play in Seven Scenes by W. Somerset Maugham

A small stuffed crocodile is a prominent object. Next to this is a shop where crockery is sold, large coloured jars, plates, and all manner of strange animals. In all the shops two or three Chinamen are seated. Some read newspapers through ...

Google previewNational Geographic Kids Chapters: Crocodile Encounters (2012)

and More True Stories of Adventures with Animals by Brady Barr, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

°e ndnev a-leho Chdtc -"l The American crocodile is an endangered species in ...

Google previewAnimals In Ponds And Rivers

by Giocageo

The crocodile is a gigantic animal of 4 m in length. Its body is covered in hard scales and bony shields. It hunts large mammals such as buffalos and gnus. It loves floating in the river looking for prey. The electric eel can be as much as 2.4 m in ...

Google previewThe Secret Doctrine (1993)

(Three Volumes in a Slipcase) by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

The crocodile is the Egyptian dragon. It was the dual symbol of Heaven and Earth , of Sun and Moon, and was made sacred, in consequence of its amphibious nature, to Osiris and Isis. According to Euse- bius, the Egyptians represented the ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs of the Sinhalese Including Also Their Adages, Aphorisms, Apologues, Apothegms, Bywords, Dictums, Maxims, Mottoes, Precepts, Saws, and Sayings, Together with the Connected Myths, Legends, and Folk-tales (2005)

by John M. Senaveratna

" CROCODILE Like the arrangement of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Birth Control (2001)

by Vern L. Bullough

One provides for the feces of crocodile ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Crocodiles are narrowly distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. The largest member of the order, which may grow to lengths of 9 meters (30 feet), is the salt-water crocodile, which inhabits coastal Notice the head shapes of the crocodile ...

Google previewThe Antarctic Dictionary (2000)

A Complete Guide to Antarctic English by Bernadette Hince

|Crocodile. probably from the long snout and plentiful teeth of the fish. Some of the icefish have names which translate into English from other languages as crocodile fish: the South Georgia icefish is draco cocodrilo in Spanish and crocodile ...

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View more videos about The Crocodile, Crocodile Cafe, Crocodile Tear, Nile crocodile, and Saltwater Crocodile.

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Sign language

Alligator Crocodile Sign Language

Open and close "curved-five-handshapes" to represent the teeth of an alligator or crocodile.

Quotes about Crocodile

On the black-berry tree
I have left my lungs and heart
On crocodile's back
When I started my journey
in to the sea.
I have not show my
Disregard to anybody
Surrounded me
And my co-villagers
All support me
And the crocodile
Never seen as before. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of C3R1O1C3O1D2I1L1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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