What does the word reptile mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Reptilian.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Crawling; groveling; base.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A groveling, abject person.

Usage examples for reptile

  1. When I had assured myself that our prey had escaped us, and that all search for the reptile in the neighbourhood would be futile, my disappointment was very great, for I much doubted if a like opportunity would ever present itself. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironi√®re
  2. The heart of the reptile continued to beat for hours after it had been removed from the body, so strongly that its throbbing could not be restrained by the grip of the most powerful hand. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  3. While searching the field Lawrence noticed some white object crawling along like a large reptile. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn