Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crocodile”

crocodile

noun [C] uk   /ˈkrɒk.ə.daɪl/ us    /ˈkrɑː.kə-/ (plural crocodiles or crocodile)

crocodile noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B2 (informal croc,   /krɒk/    /krɑːk/) a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes in hot, wet parts of the world. It is like an alligator, but it usually has a longer and narrower nose: a crocodile-infested swamp

crocodile noun [C] (LINE)

UK informal a line of people, especially children, who are walking in pairs
(Definition of crocodile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crocodile?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “crocodile”

Definitions of “crocodile” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Things collected in lines or rings

“crocodile”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More