Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent.
- Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes or Ophidia (order Squamata), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and found in most tropical and temperate regions.
- A treacherous person. Also called snake in the grass.
- A long, highly flexible metal wire or coil used for cleaning drains. Also called plumber's snake.
- Economics A fixing of the value of currencies to each other within defined parameters, which when graphed visually shows these currencies remaining parallel in value to each other as a unit despite fluctuations with other currencies.
- To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
- To pull with quick jerks.
- To move in a sinuous or gliding manner: tried to snake the rope along the ledge.
- To move with a sinuous motion: The river snakes through the valley.