Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
virus

vi·rus

virus

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI rs
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
inflections: viruses
definition 1: any of a large group of submicroscopic agents that reproduce only in living cells and are disease-producing in humans, animals, and plants.
definition 2: a disease caused by such an agent.
similar words:
cold
definition 3: a negative, poisonous influence, as on one's mind or soul.
the insidious virus of fear
similar words:
poison, taint
definition 4: see computer virus.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word Explorer
broader categories that include viruses
results of some viruses
some carriers of viruses
some conditions resulting from viruses
some descriptions of viruses
some living things that are affected by viruses
some parts of viruses
some processes involving viruses
some things that affect viruses
some things that are affected by viruses