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English Dictionary: sucker by the DICT Development Group
5 results for sucker
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sucker
n
  1. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    Synonym(s): chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug
  2. a shoot arising from a plant's roots
  3. a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)
  4. flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws
  5. hard candy on a stick
    Synonym(s): lollipop, sucker, all-day sucker
  6. an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction
  7. mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sucker \Suck"er\ (s[ucr]k"[etil]r), n.
      1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by
            which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere
            to other bodies.
  
      2. A suckling; a sucking animal. --Beau. & Fl.
  
      3. The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a
            pump basket. --Boyle.
  
      4. A pipe through which anything is drawn.
  
      5. A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string
            attached to the center, which, when saturated with water
            and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth
            surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure,
            with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be
            thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a
            plaything.
  
      6. (Bot.) A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of
            a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment
            from the body of the plant.
  
      7. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) Any one of numerous species of North American
                  fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family
                  {Catostomid[91]}; so called because the lips are
                  protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of
                  little value as food. The most common species of the
                  Eastern United States are the northern sucker
                  ({Catostomus Commersoni}), the white sucker ({C.
                  teres}), the hog sucker ({C. nigricans}), and the
                  chub, or sweet sucker ({Erimyzon sucetta}). Some of
                  the large Western species are called {buffalo fish},
                  {red horse}, {black horse}, and {suckerel}.
            (b) The remora.
            (c) The lumpfish.
            (d) The hagfish, or myxine.
            (e) A California food fish ({Menticirrus undulatus})
                  closely allied to the kingfish
            (a); -- called also {bagre}.
  
      8. A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.
  
                     They who constantly converse with men far above
                     their estates shall reap shame and loss thereby; if
                     thou payest nothing, they will count thee a sucker,
                     no branch.                                          --Fuller.
  
      9. A hard drinker; a soaker. [Slang]
  
      10. A greenhorn; one easily gulled. [Slang, U.S.]
  
      11. A nickname applied to a native of Illinois. [U. S.]
  
      {Carp sucker}, {Cherry sucker}, etc. See under {Carp},
            {Cherry}, etc.
  
      {Sucker fish}. See {Sucking fish}, under {Sucking}.
  
      {Sucker rod}, a pump rod. See under {Pump}.
  
      {Sucker tube} (Zo[94]l.), one of the external ambulacral
            tubes of an echinoderm, -- usually terminated by a sucker
            and used for locomotion. Called also {sucker foot}. See
            {Spatangoid}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sucker \Suck"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Suckering}.]
      To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of
      suckers; as, to sucker maize.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sucker \Suck"er\, v. i.
      To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hag \Hag\, n. [OE. hagge, hegge, with, hag, AS. h[91]gtesse;
      akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw.
      h[84]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E.
      haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild
      woman. [?].]
      1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Obs.]
            [bd][Silenus] that old hag.[b8] --Golding.
  
      2. An ugly old woman.
  
      3. A fury; a she-monster. --Grashaw.
  
      4. (Zo[94]l.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch ({Myxine
            glutinosa}), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial
            mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill
            openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotpeta. Called
            also {hagfish}, {borer}, {slime eel}, {sucker}, and
            {sleepmarken}.
  
      5. (Zo[94]l.) The hagdon or shearwater.
  
      6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a
            man's hair. --Blount.
  
      {Hag moth} (Zo[94]l.), a moth ({Phobetron pithecium}), the
            larva of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on
            fruit trees.
  
      {Hag's tooth} (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of
            matting or pointing.
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