Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: snipe
IPA transcription: [sn'aɪp]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: snipe
    Meaning: a gunshot from a concealed location
  • Synonyms: snipe
    Meaning: Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: attack, round, assail, lash_out, snipe, assault
    Meaning: attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
  • Synonyms: sharpshoot, snipe
    Meaning: aim and shoot with great precision
  • Synonyms: snipe
    Meaning: hunt or shoot snipe
Usage examples
  • Would not the first of them who saw me wring my neck like a snipe's?
  • He could only hear the snort of the horses, and the guttural cry of a snipe.
  • The enormous bag limits of 35 rail and 50 each per day of plover, snipe and shore birds is a crime!
  • There should be five-year close seasons enacted for quail, grouse, plover, woodcock, snipe, and all other shore birds.
  • "Tomorrow I'll go out early, and I'll make a point of keeping cool. There are lots of snipe; and there are grouse too.