- A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
- A contemptible or devious being.
- Don't try to run away, you little worm!
- (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates widely through a network.
- (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
- Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
- (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent.
- An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
- The of conscience still begnaw thy soul! — Richard III, w:Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
- (intransitive) To move with one's body dragging the ground.
Etymology: From worm, from wyrm, serpent, dragon, worm, from
- We wormed our way through the underbrush.
- (intransitive) (figuratively) To get (into) in a devious way.
- He wormed his way into the organization
- (intransitive) To work through something slowly or gradually.
- (intransitive) (nautical) To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcell, parcelling and serve, serving.
- Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
- wurmiz, from (PIE.)
- wrmo-, serpent, scorpion, maggot, worm, possibly from Proto-Indo-European base
- wer-, to turn
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