Meaning of “lizard” in the English Dictionary

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"lizard" in British English

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lizardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɪz.əd/ us /ˈlɪz.ɚd/


  • It’s a kind of small lizard that lives in Madagascar.
  • Monitor lizards are usually big.
  • Others, like snakes and lizards, often sleep for many days in warmer places, for example, under rocks.
  • Soon, it stops moving, and the lizard can eat it.
  • The Gila monster and the Komodo dragon are lizards. They both have saliva with poison in it.
  • The Gila monster eats eggs, insects, smaller lizards, and other small animals.
  • These very large lizards live on islands in Indonesia and are very dangerous predators.

(Definition of “lizard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lizard" in American English

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lizardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɪz·ərd/

a reptile (= a type of animal that produces eggs) that has a long body, four short legs, and a long tail

(Definition of “lizard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)