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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 worm /ˈwɝm/
 蟲,蠕蟲,蚯蚓,小人物,螺紋,蝸桿(vi.)蠕行,慢慢前進(vt.)使蠕行,慢慢地走  ;   網絡病毒,(可以在網絡上傳播的病毒)

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 worm /ˈwɝm/ 名詞
 蚓部,蟲,蠕蟲,腸蟲,蚯蚓,蝸桿,螺紋

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 worm
 一種複製保護程序

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Worm n.
 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.  [Archaic]
    There came a viper out of the heat, and leapt on his hand. When the men of the country saw the worm hang on his hand, they said, This man must needs be a murderer.   --Tyndale (Acts xxviii. 3, 4).
 'T is slander,
 Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue
 Outvenoms all the worms of Nile.   --Shak.
 When Cerberus perceived us, the great worm,
 His mouth he opened and displayed his tusks.   --Longfellow.
 2. Any small creeping animal or reptile, either entirely without feet, or with very short ones, including a great variety of animals; as, an earthworm; the blindworm. Specifically: Zool. (a) Any helminth; an entozoon.  (b) Any annelid.  (c) An insect larva.  (d) pl. Same as Vermes.
 3. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
    The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul!   --Shak.
 4. A being debased and despised.
    I am a worm, and no man.   --Ps. xxii. 6.
 5. Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm; as: (a) The thread of a screw.
    The threads of screws, when bigger than can be made in screw plates, are called worms.   --Moxon.
 (b) A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.  (c) Anat. A certain muscular band in the tongue of some animals, as the dog; the lytta.  See Lytta.  (d) The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to economize space.  See Illust. of Still.  (e) Mach. A short revolving screw, the threads of which drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or cogs.  See Illust. of Worm gearing, below.
 Worm abscess Med., an abscess produced by the irritation resulting from the lodgment of a worm in some part of the body.
 Worm fence. See under Fence.
 Worm gear. Mach. (a) A worm wheel. (b) Worm gearing.
 Worm gearing, gearing consisting of a worm and worm wheel working together.
 Worm grass. Bot. (a) See Pinkroot, 2 (a).  (b) The white stonecrop (Sedum album) reputed to have qualities as a vermifuge. --Dr. Prior.
 Worm oil Med., an anthelmintic consisting of oil obtained from the seeds of Chenopodium anthelminticum.
 Worm powder Med., an anthelmintic powder.
 Worm snake. Zool. See Thunder snake (b), under Thunder.
 Worm tea Med., an anthelmintic tea or tisane.
 Worm tincture Med., a tincture prepared from dried earthworms, oil of tartar, spirit of wine, etc. [Obs.]
 Worm wheel, a cogwheel having teeth formed to fit into the spiral spaces of a screw called a worm, so that the wheel may be turned by, or may turn, the worm; -- called also worm gear, and sometimes tangent wheel.  See Illust. of Worm gearing, above.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Worm v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wormed p. pr. & vb. n. Worming.] To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.
 When debates and fretting jealousy
 Did worm and work within you more and more,
 Your color faded.   --Herbert.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Worm, v. t.
 1. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; -- often followed by out.
    They find themselves wormed out of all power.   --Swift.
    They . . . wormed things out of me that I had no desire to tell.   --Dickens.
 2. To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm.  See Worm, n. 5 (b).
 3. To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw. The operation was formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
    The men assisted the laird in his sporting parties, wormed his dogs, and cut the ears of his terrier puppies.   --Sir W. Scott.
 4. Naut. To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally round, between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with spun yarn, as a small rope.
    Ropes . . . are generally wormed before they are served.   --Totten.
 To worm one's self into, to enter into gradually by arts and insinuations; as, to worm one's self into favor.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 worm
      n 1: any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied
           animals especially of the phyla Annelida and
           Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and
           Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
      2: a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving
         of respect [syn: louse, insect, dirt ball]
      3: a software program capable of reproducing itself that can
         spread from one computer to the next over a network;
         "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and
         receiving features found on many computers"
      4: screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or
         rack
      v : to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when
          struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The
          child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
          [syn: writhe, wrestle, wriggle, squirm, twist]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Worm
    (1.) Heb. sas (Isa. 51:8), denotes the caterpillar of the
    clothes-moth.
      (2.) The manna bred worms (tola'im), but on the Sabbath there
    was not any worm (rimmah) therein (Ex. 16:20, 24). Here these
    words refer to caterpillars or larvae, which feed on corrupting
    matter.
      These two Hebrew words appear to be interchangeable (Job 25:6;
    Isa. 14:11). Tola'im in some places denotes the caterpillar
    (Deut. 28:39; Jonah 4:7), and rimmah, the larvae, as bred from
    putridity (Job 17:14; 21:26; 24:20). In Micah 7:17, where it is
    said, "They shall move out of their holes like worms," perhaps
    serpents or "creeping things," or as in the Revised Version,
    "crawling things," are meant.
      The word is used figuratively in Job 25:6; Ps. 22:6; Isa.
    41:14; Mark 9:44, 46, 48; Isa. 66:24.