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Definitions of snare

  1. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A running noose or loop of cord or wire, for catching an animal or bird; anything that entangles or entraps. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To catch or entangle with, or as with, a noose or net. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. An instrument for use in removing polypi and other projections from any surface, especially one within a cavity; it consists of a wire loop which is passed around the base of the tumor and gradually tightened. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. Instrument used to remove certain morbid growths of the body, especially of the nose. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  17. A running noose of string or wire, etc., for catching an animal: a trap: that by which any one is entrapped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. SNARER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. SNARY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Noose; trap. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To catch with a snare; entrap. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To catch with a snare; use snares. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A device, as a noose, for catching animals; allurement; wile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A contrivance, such as a string, with a noose for catching animals; that by which one is entangled. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To catch with a snare; to entangle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A line or string with a running noose to catch small animals, as hares or rabbits; a net; a trap; that which may entangle or bring into trouble. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To entrap; to entangle; to bring into unexpected evil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. The expression ( Amos 3:5 ), "Shall one take up a snare from the earth?" etc. (Authorized Version), ought to be, as in the Revised Version, "Shall a snare spring up from the ground?" etc. (See GIN .) biblestudytools.com
  29. sn[=a]r, n. a running noose of string or wire, &c., for catching an animal: a trap: that by which any one is entrapped: a cord, esp. that stretched across the lower head of a drum: a surgical instrument for removing tumours, &c., by an ever-tightening loop.--v.t. same as Ensnare (q.v.).--v.i. to use snares.--n. SN[=A]R'ER.--adj. SN[=A]R'Y. [A.S. snear; Dut. snaar.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. An instrument consisting of a noose which can be thrown about a deep-seated growth and tightened, so as either to tear out the growth by the roots, to cut through its base, or, if the wire is a galvanocautery loop (Hot s., Galvano-caustic s.), to burn its way through the growth. na
  31. Trap for catching birds or animals, esp. one made with cord; device for tempting enemy or dupe to expose himself to capture, defeat, failure, disgrace, loss, &c.; thing that acts as a temptation (popularity is often a s.); (pl.) twisted strings of gut or hide stretched across lower head of side-drum to produce rattling sound. (Vb) catch (bird &c.) in s., whence -snarer n.; get (person) into s. (less common, & with more of the lit. sense, than ensnare). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. A wire loop for removing polypi and tumors. American pocket medical dictionary.
  33. An instrument for removing morbid growths by encircling them in a loop and tightening or drawing upon the loop. See ecraseur. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. n. [Icelandic, German] A contrivance consisting often of a noose of cords, by which a bird or other creature may be entangled ; a trap;-a net; a noose ; a gin ; a catch; a wile; any thing by which one is entangled and brought into trouble. Cabinet Dictionary

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