Serpent Definition

sûrpənt
serpents
noun
serpents
A snake, esp. a large or poisonous one.
Webster's New World
Satan, in the form he assumed to tempt Eve: Gen. 3:1-5
Webster's New World
A sly, sneaking, treacherous person.
Webster's New World
A firework that writhes while burning.
American Heritage
An early bass wind instrument, coiled in form, made of wood covered with leather.
Webster's New World
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verb

(obsolete) To wind; to encircle.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Serpent

Noun

Singular:
serpent
Plural:
serpents

Origin of Serpent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin serpēns serpent- from present participle of serpere to creep

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Latin serpens (“snake"), from the verb serpo (“to creep"), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-.

    From Wiktionary

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