any of numerous scaly reptiles of the suborder Sauria, order Squamata, typically having a moderately elongate body, a tapering tail, and two pairs of legs held outward from the body, comprising mostly terrestrial and burrowing species.
any of various reptiles resembling a lizard, as a dinosaur or crocodile.
leather made from the skin of the lizard, used for shoes, purses, etc.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Lacerta.
It has been agreed, on the basis of morphology, that snakes descended from lizards.
Polyploid salamanders and lizards are also quite common and parthenogenetic.
Small vertebrates such as frogs, tadpoles and lizards are occasionally hunted.
Some lizards, such as the gila monster and all monitor lizards.
Harmless to humans, these lizards are known to run from potential threats.
British Dictionary definitions for lizards
any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), esp those of the family Lacertidae (Old World lizards), typically having an elongated body, four limbs, and a long tail: includes the geckos, iguanas, chameleons, monitors, and slow worms related adjectives lacertilian saurian
leather made from the skin of such an animal
(as modifier) a lizard handbag
C14: via Old French from Latin lacerta
the Lizard, a promontory in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the southernmost point in Great Britain Also known as Lizard Head, the Lizard Peninsula
"an animal resembling a serpent, with legs added to it" [Johnson], late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. lusard, from O.Fr. lesard (fem. laisarde), from L. lacertus (fem. lacerta) "lizard," of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE base *leq- "to bend, twist."