Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “alligator”

See all translations

alligator

noun [C]  /ˈæl·ɪˌɡeɪt̬·ər/ ( short form gator) us  
a large, hard-skinned reptile (= type of animal) with a long nose that is shorter and slightly wider than that of a crocodile and which lives in and near rivers and lakes in the parts of the US and China
Translations of “alligator”
in Korean 악어…
in Arabic تِمْساح…
in French alligator…
in Turkish timsah…
in Italian alligatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短吻鱷…
in Russian аллигатор…
in Polish aligator…
in Spanish caimán…
in Portuguese aligátor…
in German der Alligator…
in Catalan caiman…
in Japanese ワニ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短吻鳄…
(Definition of alligator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of alligator?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “alligator” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More