Meaning of 'worm' (Webster Dictionary)
- A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a
serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.
- 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.
- Any helminth; an entozoon.
- Any annelid.
- An insect larva.
- Same as Vermes.
- An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's
mind with remorse.
- A being debased and despised.
- Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm
- The thread of a screw.
- A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew,
used for drawing balls from firearms.
- A certain muscular band in the tongue of some animals, as the
dog; the lytta. See Lytta.
- The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to
economize space. See Illust. of Still.
- 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, below.
- 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 canine madness.
- 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. - To work slowly, gradually, and secretly. - To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and
secret means; -- often followed by out.
- To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge
from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. 5 (b).
Meaning of 'worm' (Princeton's WordNet)
- a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
Example in sentence:
- worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers
- to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
Example in sentence:
- The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace;
- The prisoner writhed in discomfort