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Meaning & Definition of Beetle in English

English

Beetle

/bitəl/

noun

1. Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

    synonym:
  • beetle

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
    synonym:
  • mallet
  • ,
  • beetle

verb

1. Be suspended over or hang over

  • "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
    synonym:
  • overhang
  • ,
  • beetle

2. Fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle

  • "He beetled up the staircase"
  • "They beetled off home"
    synonym:
  • beetle

3. Beat with a beetle

    synonym:
  • beetle

adjective

1. Jutting or overhanging

  • "Beetle brows"
    synonym:
  • beetle
  • ,
  • beetling