gnawer vs rodent what difference

what is difference between gnawer and rodent

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnɔːə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnɔər/

Etymology

gnaw +‎ -er

Noun

gnawer (plural gnawers)

  1. One who gnaws.
    1. A rodent or other animal that gnaws.
      • 1839, Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle, Chapter 7, [1]
        South America is characterized by possessing many peculiar gnawers [] .
      • 1947, Lloyd Glenn Ingles, Mammals of California, Stanford University Press, p. 182, [2]
        The Norway Rat is a good digger and a superb gnawer.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Wagner, wanger


English

Alternative forms

  • rodente (obsolete)

Etymology

From Latin rōdēns, rōdēnt- (gnawer; one who gnaws), present participle of rōdō (I gnaw).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊdənt/

Noun

rodent (plural rodents)

  1. A mammal of the order Rodentia, characterized by long incisors that grow continuously and are worn down by gnawing.
  2. (dated, bulletin board system slang, leetspeak, derogatory) A person lacking in maturity, social skills, technical competence or intelligence; lamer. [mid 1980s-mid 1990s]

Synonyms

  • gnawer

Hyponyms

  • See also Thesaurus:rodent

Translations

Adjective

rodent (not comparable)

  1. Gnawing; biting; corroding; applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.

See also

  • agouti
  • beaver
  • capybara
  • chinchilla
  • chipmunk
  • Count Branicki’s mouse
  • coypu
  • dormouse
  • gerbil
  • gopher
  • guinea pig
  • hamster
  • jerboa
  • marmot
  • mole rat
  • mouse
  • nutria
  • paca
  • pacarana
  • porcupine
  • prairie dog
  • rat
  • springhare
  • squirrel
  • viscacha

Anagrams

  • dentro, dronte, torend

French

Verb

rodent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of roder
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of roder

Anagrams

  • dorent, dronte, endort, tondre

Latin

Verb

rōdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of rōdō

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