American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A trapping device, often consisting of a noose, used for capturing birds and small mammals.
- n. Something that serves to entangle the unwary.
- n. A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
- v. To trap with or as if with a snare. See Synonyms at catch.
- n. Any of the wires or cords stretched across the lower drumhead of a snare drum so as to vibrate against it.
- n. A snare drum.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A string; a cord; specifically, in a side-drum, one of the strings of gut or rawhide that are stretched across the lower head so as to produce a rattling reverberation on it.
- n. A noose; a springe; a contrivance, consisting of a noose or set of nooses of cord, hair, wire, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled; a net; a gin.
- n. Figuratively, anything by which one is entangled, entrapped, or inveigled.
- n. In surgery, a light écraseur, consisting usually of a wire loop or noose, for removing tumors and the like.
- To catch with a snare or noose; net.
- Figuratively, to catch or take by guile; bring by cunning into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger; entangle; entrap.
- To use snares; catch birds or other animals in snares.
- In surgery, to cut off by means of a snare.
- n. A trap made from a loop of wire, string, or leather.
- n. rare A mental or psychological trap; usually in the phrase a snare and a delusion.
- n. veterinary A loop of cord used in obstetric cases, to hold or to pull a fetus from the mother animal.
- n. music A set of chains strung across the bottom of a drum to create a rattling sound.
- n. music A snare drum.
- v. to catch or hold, especially with a loop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
- n. Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
- n. The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
- n. (Med.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.
- v. To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
- n. a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
- v. catch in or as if in a trap
- n. strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
- v. entice and trap
- n. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
- n. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
- n. a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
- Middle English, from Old English snearu and from Old Norse snara.Probably from Dutch snaar, string, from Middle Dutch snāre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Notice the King James tone of her language, as in the use of the term "snare" which appears in Prov 7:23.”
“When a bird trying to fly upwards is made to fall upon the earth snare, it is a plain proof that the snare is there; so, Israel, now that thou art falling, infer thence, that it is in the snare of the divine judgment that thou art entangled [Ludovicus De Dieu]. shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing -- The bird-catcher does not remove his snare off the ground till he has caught some prey; so God will not withdraw the Assyrians, &c., the instruments of punishment, until they have had the success against you which God gives them.”
“So, what sounds like a drum machine snare, is actually a snare with a cymbal on top of it, and trying to recreate some of those dance sounds quite organically, and then afterwards, adding some of that synth quality.”
“It is nothing but their own repentance that can disentangle them; for shall one take up a snare from the earth, which he laid with design, except he have taken something as he designed?”
“The snare is broken; They could not take hold of his words before the people.”
“The happiness of those who repent: they recover themselves out of this snare, as a bird out of the snare of the fowler; the snare is broken and they have escaped; and the greater the danger the greater the deliverance.”
“What was said of sinners in general (Isa.xxiv. 17, 18), that those who flee from the fear shall fall into the pit and those who come up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare, is here particularly foretold concerning the sinners of Moab (v. 44); for it is the year of their visitation, when God comes to reckon with them, and will be known by the judgments which he executes, for he is the King whose name is the”
“5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?”
“10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.”
“47 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.”
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