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TENTACLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tentacle mean? 

TENTACLE (noun)
  The noun TENTACLE has 2 senses:

1. something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold
2. any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion

  Familiarity information: TENTACLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENTACLE (noun)


Sense 1tentacle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

caught in the tentacles of organized crime

Hypernyms ("tentacle" is a kind of...):

grasp; grip (a firm controlling influence)


Sense 2tentacle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("tentacle" is a kind of...):

appendage; outgrowth; process (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tentacle"):

antenna; feeler (one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste)

barbel; feeler (slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish)


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