American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrates of the class Reptilia, such as a snake, lizard, crocodile, turtle, or dinosaur, having an external covering of scales or horny plates and breathing by means of lungs.
- n. A person regarded as despicable or treacherous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Creeping or crawling; repent; reptant; reptatory; of or pertaining to the Reptilia, in any sense.
- Groveling; low; mean: as, a reptile race.
- n. A creeping animal; an animal that goes on its belly, or moves with small, short legs.
- n. Specifically An oviparous quadruped; a four-footed egg-laying animal: applied about the middle of the eighteenth century to the animals then technically called Amphibia, as frogs, toads, newts, lizards, crocodiles, and turtles; any amphibian.
- n. By restriction, upon the recognition of the divisions Amphibia and Reptilia, a scaly or pholidote reptile, as distinguished from a naked reptile; any snake, lizard, crocodile, or turtle; a member of the Reptilia proper; a saurian.
- n. A groveling, abject, or mean person: used in contempt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.
- adj. Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar.
- n. (Zoöl.) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.
- n. A groveling or very mean person.
- n. any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
- Middle English reptil, from Old French reptile, from Late Latin rēptile, neuter of reptilis ("creeping"), from Latin rēpō ("to creep"), from Proto-Indo-European *rep- (“to creep, slink”) (Pokorny; Watkins, 1969). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English reptil, from Old French reptile, from Late Latin rēptile, from neuter of Latin rēptilis, creeping, from rēptus, past participle of rēpere, to creep. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By the way, nothing cladistically out-of-line with the term reptile, so long as we agree that Reptilia is a clade in which case it includes Aves and excludes Synapsida of which mammals are part.”
“A cat is partially eaten leaving a zombie tail, which in turn is eaten by a snake that grows into a man-eating monster bigger than the title reptile of Anaconda.”
“The crux here is the Latin word reptile, which does not really mean "reptile" in its English sense, but rather "creeping" (though it is, of course, the source of our modern word "reptile").”
“Here again there must be manifestation of the type of life, this time of what we call the reptile type; the tortoise is chosen as the typical creature, and while the tortoise typifies the type to be evolved, reptiles, amphibious creatures of every description, swarm over the earth, becoming more and more land-like in their character as the proportion of land to water increases.”
“But, she notes that she is currently working on the description of a new reptile from the region, so zoological discovery continues, even in a fairly well-known part of the world.”
“Police brought in reptile wrangler Chris Law, who captured the gator by grabbing it at the tail with his bare hands.”
“The brainstem is often referred to as the "reptile brain" because it is a structure we share with more primitive life forms like lizards and snakes.”
“The substitution of swymmende ( "swimming") for Latin reptile ( "creeping") is not, I think, evidence that Aelfric doesn't know how to translate the word.”
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