(noun, verb)


1. any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

Definition categories: animal, invertebrate

2. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Similar word(s): insect, louse

Definition categories: person

3. a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network

- worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers

Definition categories: communication

4. screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack

Definition categories: man–made, screw

Sentences with worm as a noun:

- Don't try to run away, you little worm!

- The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul! — Richard III, William Shakespeare


1. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Similar word(s): squirm, twist, wrestle, wriggle, writhe

Definition categories: motion, move

Sentences with worm as a verb:

- We wormed our way through the underbrush.

- He wormed his way into the organization

- Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.