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eel Explained

eel at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


eel at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. ?il, from P.Gmc. *?ilaz, of unknown origin, with no certain cognates outside Gmc. ///

eel at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin: [zB024]l]// a long thin fish that looks like a snake and can be eaten//

EEL at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Epsilon Extension Language

eel at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Eazel Extensions Library From Mandrake 9.0 RPM

eel at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of more than 500 fish species (order Anguilliformes) that are slender, elongated, and usually scaleless, with long dorsal and anal fins that are continuous around the tail tip. Eels are found in all seas, from coastal regions to the mid-depths. Freshwater eels are active, predaceous fish with small embedded scales; they grow to maturity in freshwater and return to the sea, where they spawn and die. The transparent young drift to the coast and make their way upstream. Freshwater eels, considered valuable food fish, include species ranging from 4 in. (10 cm) to about 11.5 ft (3.5 m) long. See also moray.

eel at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[C, U] a long thin sea or FRESHWATER fish that looks like a snake. There are several types of eel, some of which are are used for food:
jellied eels

eel at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[C, U] a long thin sea or FRESHWATER fish that looks like a snake. There are several types of eel, some of which are are used for food:
jellied eels

Eel at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eel \Eel\, n. [AS. ?l; akin to D., G., & Dan. aal, Icel. [=a]ll,
Sw. [*a]l.] (Zo["o]l.)
An elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels
of Europe and America belong to the genus {Anguilla}. The
electrical eel is a species of {Gymnotus}. The so called
{vinegar eel} is a minute nematode worm. See {Conger eel},
{Electric eel}, and {Gymnotus}.

eel at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Electric \E*lec"tric\, Electrical \E*lec"tric*al\, a. [L.
electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. ?; akin to ? the beaming
sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
name came from the production of electricity by the friction
of amber.]
1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
electric spark.

2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
an electric or electrical machine or substance.

3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. ``Electric Pindar.''
--Mrs. Browning.

{Electric atmosphere}, or {Electric aura}. See under {Aura}.

{Electrical battery}. See {Battery}.

{Electrical brush}. See under {Brush}.

{Electric cable}. See {Telegraph cable}, under {Telegraph}.

{Electric candle}. See under {Candle}.

{Electric cat} (Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
of African catfish of the genus {Malapterurus} (esp. {M.
electricus} of the Nile). They have a large electrical
organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also

{Electric clock}. See under {Clock}, and see

{Electric current}, a current or stream of electricity
traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
body to another which is in a different electrical state.

{Electric, or Electrical}, {eel} (Zo["o]l.), a South American
eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus {Gymnotus} ({G.
electricus}), from two to five feet in length, capable of
giving a violent electric shock. See {Gymnotus}.

{Electrical fish} (Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
electrical organ by means of which it can give an
electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo,
the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric cat. See
{Torpedo}, and {Gymnotus}.

{Electric fluid}, the supposed matter of electricity;

{Electrical image} (Elec.), a collection of electrical points
regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.

{Electrical light}, the light produced by a current of
electricity which in passing through a resisting medium
heats it to incandescence or burns it. See under {Carbon}.

{Electric, or Electrical}, {machine}, an apparatus for
generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by

{Electric motor}. See {Electro-motor}, 2.

{Electric osmose}. (Physics) See under {Osmose}.

{Electric pen}, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the

{Electric railway}, a railway in which the machinery for
moving the cars is driven by an electric current.

{Electric ray} (Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.

{Electric telegraph}. See {Telegraph}.

eel at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh
water in Europe and America; large eels are usually
smoked or pickled
2: voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth
slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous
vertical fin but no ventral fins

eel at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Anguillarostratakils.jpg|thumb|eel


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » ele|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » æl|ǣl|eel|sc=Latinx|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » ēlaz||eel|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with West Frisian Inter: term » iel||eel|lang=fy, Dutch Inter: term » aal||eel|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Aal||eel|lang=de, Swedish and Danish Inter: term » ål||eel|lang=sv|lang=da.


* Inter: enPR » ēl, Inter: IPA » /iːl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /I:l/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-eel.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːl


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Any fish of the order Anguilliformes which are elongated and resemble snakes. There are freshwater and marine species.
    1. The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • African eel
  • cutthroat eel
  • conger eel
  • duckbill eel
  • eelboat
  • eelbuck
  • eeler
  • eelfare
  • eelfish
  • eelgrass
  • eelish
  • eellike
  • eelpot
  • eelpout, eel-pout
  • eelskin
  • eelspear
  • eely
  • electric eel
  • European eel

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • glass eel
    • Japanese eel
    • moray eel
    • mud eel
    • sand eel
    • sawtooth eel
    • slippery as an eel
    • snake eel
    • snipe eel
    • spaghetti eel
    • thin eel
    • worm eel

    Inter: botto » m

    See also

    * elver


    Inter: trans-top » any fish of the order Anguilliformes
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|ngjalë|f
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ثعبان الماء|m|tr=ṯuʿbān al-māʾ
  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|օձաձուկ|tr=òjajuk
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|aingira
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|вугар|m|tr=vúhar
  • Inter: trreq » bn
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|змиорка|f|tr=zmiórka
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ငါးရှဉ့်|sc=Mymr|tr=ngăshin.
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|anguila|f
  • Cayuga: gǫ́ːdeh
  • Ch'orti': utuʼ čay
  • Cherokee: ᏢᏕᎦ (tlvdega)
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|鰻魚|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|鳗鱼|tr=mányú|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|鰻|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|鳗|tr=mán|sc=Hani
  • : Min Nan: Inter: t- » nan|鰻|tr=muâ|sc=Hans, Inter: t+ » nan|鱸鰻|tr=lôo-muâ|sc=Hans, Inter: t+ » nan|海鰻|tr=hái-muâ|sc=Hans, Inter: t+ » nan|烏耳鰻|tr=oo-hī-muâ|sc=Hans
  • Creek: acv´ppv
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|úhoř|m
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|anǧola
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|ål|c, Inter: t- » da|ålefisk|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|paling|m, Inter: t+ » nl|aal|m (before it can spawn), Inter: t- » nl|palingachtigen|p
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|angilo
  • Estonian: angerjas, angerjalised
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|állur|m, Inter: t- » fo|álur|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ankerias, Inter: t- » fi|ankeriaskala
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|anguille|f
  • Galician: Inter: t » gl|anguía|f
  • Georgian: გველთევზა (gvelt'evza), გველთევზასნაირნი (gvelt'evzasnairni) {{p}}
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Aal|m, Inter: t- » de|Aalartige|p
  • Greek:
  • : Ancient: εγχέλυς (enkhélis) {{f}}
  • : Modern: Inter: t+ » el|χέλι|n|tr=kheli
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|nimeriaq
  • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|puhi
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|צלופח|alt=צְלוֹפָּח|tr=tslopakh
  • Inter: trreq » hi
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|angolna
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|áll|m
  • Ido: anguilo
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|belut
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eascann|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|anguilla|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ウナギ|tr=unagi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|鰻|tr=うなぎ, unagi|sc=Jpan
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|អន្ទង់|tr=ɑntʊəng|sc=Khmr
  • Klamath-Modoc: ġawi
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|장어|tr=jangeo|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|مارماسی|sc=ku-Arab
    • Inter: trreq » lo
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|anguilla|f
    • Latvian: zutis {{m}}
    • Lithuanian: ungurys {{m}}, unguriažuvės {{p}}
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t+ » lb|Éil, Inter: t- » lb|Laangfësch
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|јагула|f|tr=jágula
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|belut
    • Maltese: sallura {{f}}
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|tuna
    • Mongolian: Inter: t+ » mn|могой загас|tr=mogoy zagas|sc=Cyrl
    • Nahuatl: cōāmichin
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|naʼashǫ́ʼii łóóʼ
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|ål|m
    • O'odham: Inter: tø » ood|wamad watopi
    • Occitan: anguila {{f}}
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|æl|m|alt=ǣl
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|مارماهی|tr=mârmâhi|sc=Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|węgorz|m, Inter: t- » pl|węgorzokształtne|p
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|enguia|f
    • Romanian: anghilă, țipar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|угорь|m|tr=úgorʹ
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|easgann|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|јегуља|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|угор|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|jegulja|f, Inter: t- » sh|ugor|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|úhor|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|jegulja|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|anguila|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mkunga
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ål|c
    • Inter: trreq » ta
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|మలుగు చేప|tr=malugu cEpa|sc=Telu
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ปลาไหล|tr=bplaa lăi
    • Inter: trreq » bo
    • Tonkawa: nɛswʌlˀ ʌnseːnʌntɪč
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yılan balığı
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|вугор|m|tr=vúhor
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|lươn, Inter: t- » vi|cá chình
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » male or female Inter: t+ » vo|pil, Inter: qualifier » male Inter: t- » vo|hipil, Inter: qualifier » female Inter: t+ » vo|jipil, Inter: qualifier » obsolete Inter: t- » vo|snekafit
    • Walloon: anweye
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|llysywen|m
    • Inter: trreq » Yiddish

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » Anguilla anguilla|European eel


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To fish for eels
    1. To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel


      * ELE

  • lee, Lee, l'ee

  • Category: Category:en:Fish -



    Inter: head » mop|verb
  • know

  • Category: ang:eel -
    Translation: cs » eel
    Translation: de » eel
    Translation: et » eel
    Translation: el » eel
    Translation: es » eel
    Translation: eo » eel
    Translation: eu » eel
    Translation: fa » eel
    Translation: fr » eel
    Translation: gl » eel
    Translation: ko » eel
    Translation: io » eel
    Translation: it » eel
    Translation: kn » eel
    Translation: lo » eel
    Translation: lv » eel
    Translation: hu » eel
    Translation: mg » eel
    Translation: my » eel
    Translation: ja » eel
    Translation: oc » eel
    Translation: pl » eel
    Translation: pt » eel
    Translation: ru » eel
    Translation: fi » eel
    Translation: sv » eel
    Translation: ta » eel
    Translation: te » eel
    Translation: tr » eel
    Translation: vi » eel
    Translation: zh » eel