Definitions for beetle

beetle bee·tle

Spelling: [beet-l]
IPA: /ˈbit l/

Beetle is a 6 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 8 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 10 points.

You can make 43 anagrams from letters in beetle (beeelt).

Definitions for beetle


  1. any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by hard, horny forewings that cover and protect the membranous flight wings.
  2. (loosely) any of various insects resembling the beetle, as a cockroach.
  3. a heavy hammering or ramming instrument, usually of wood, used to drive wedges, force down paving stones, compress loose earth, etc.
  4. any of various wooden instruments for beating linen, mashing potatoes, etc.


  1. projecting; overhanging:

verb (used with object)

  1. to use a beetle on; drive, ram, beat, or crush with a beetle.
  2. to finish (cloth) with a beetling machine.

verb (used without object)

  1. Chiefly British. to move quickly; scurry:
  2. to project; jut out; overhang:
  3. to hang or tower over in a threatening or menacing manner:

Origin of beetle

before 900; late Middle English betylle, bityl, Old English bitela (bitel- biting (bit- bite + -el adj. suffix) + -a noun suffix)

Examples for beetle

The beetle was launched with a series of television commercials unlike any before them.

I don't care whether you're deef or dumb, or whether you're nummer'n a beetle!

The sago palm weevil, a type of beetle, is eaten, roasted or raw, as a larvae in Southeast Asia.

Is not the author and parent of all our love, Cupid, as blind as a beetle?

It is a representation of an Egyptian beetle, Ateuchus Sacer, you know.

The Spider came, and there he found a cricket, a beetle, and a bug.

He had drawn the beetle with whom he was talking to a position where they were behind the rest.

By the way, did he mention the name of the beetle that's going to do all this heavy work?

There, as the beetle resumed its flight, the novelist spread his wings.

In 2007, FWS reported that the beetle outbreak had affected only 16 percent of the whitebark pines.

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