Meaningn 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
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]