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Synonyms for caterpillar
ˈkæt əˌpɪl ər, ˈkæt ər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caterpillar(noun)

    a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth

    Synonyms:
    cat

  2. Caterpillar, cat(noun)

    a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work

    Synonyms:
    computed tomography, computed axial tomography, cat-o'-nine-tails, qat, computerized axial tomography, big cat, cat, guy, hombre, khat, computerized tomography, bozo, true cat, quat, kat

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "caterpillar":

    chenille, larva, larvae, moth

How to pronounce caterpillar?

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  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    One has to crawl like a caterpillar before flying like a butterfly.

  2. Officer Gary Roling:

    We’ve been selling to Caterpillar for a long, long time, and this year will likely be the lowest year for sales we’ve ever had.

  3. Joseph Quinlan:

    The( Caterpillar) news is not helping matters, it's emblematic of a weaker global economy.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Metamorphosis is an immanent component and one of the most profound processes of life, IMHO. We constantly transform into better versions of ourselves, gracefully like a Caterpillar into a beautiful Butterfly. Metamorphosis continues throughout our journey of life, and extends from one generation to next generations. There is an element of elegance and beauty in the fact that we all evolve continuously, and metamorphosize metaphorically, into better and more beautiful versions of ourselves; just like fascinating Butterflies with Earth as our Chrysalis.

  5. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

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