Synonyms for butterfly

Synonyms for (noun) butterfly

Synonyms: butterfly, butterfly stroke

Definition: a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

Similar words: swimming stroke

Definition: a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward


Synonyms: butterfly

Definition: diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

Similar words: lepidopteran, lepidopteron, lepidopterous insect

Definition: insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales

Synonyms for (verb) butterfly

Synonyms: chat up, butterfly, philander, flirt, coquet, coquette, dally, romance, mash

Definition: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Usage: The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries; My husband never flirts with other women

Similar words: talk, speak

Definition: exchange thoughts; talk with

Usage: We often talk business; Actions talk louder than words


Synonyms: butterfly

Definition: cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

Usage: butterflied shrimp

Similar words: spread, spread out, unfold, open

Definition: spread out or open from a closed or folded state

Usage: open the map; spread your arms


Synonyms: butterfly

Definition: flutter like a butterfly

Similar words: dart, flit, flutter, fleet

Definition: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Usage: The hummingbird flitted among the branches