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Meaning & Definition of Worm in English

English

Worm

/wərm/

noun

1. Any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla annelida and chaetognatha and nematoda and nemertea and platyhelminthes

  • Also many insect larvae
    synonym:
  • worm

2. A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

    synonym:
  • worm
  • ,
  • louse
  • ,
  • insect
  • ,
  • dirt ball

3. A software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network

  • "Worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers"
    synonym:
  • worm

4. Screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack

    synonym:
  • worm

verb

1. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

  • "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"
  • "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
    synonym:
  • writhe
  • ,
  • wrestle
  • ,
  • wriggle
  • ,
  • worm
  • ,
  • squirm
  • ,
  • twist

Examples of using

When I think of my four-dimensional self, I begin to mourn for the "broken" parts of the worm, and want to fix it. (Especially where there was suffering). Is that weird?
Try to pull out the worm by turning it around with a match stick.
You can feel the worm as a painful strand under the skin.