Octopuses are creatures that are related to squids and cuttlefish. They are cephalopods, which means that they have a head on one end and a body on the other.

  • Octopuses have eight arms, which they use to explore their surroundings.

  • Octopuses are very intelligent creatures, and they are able to learn new tricks very quickly.

Definition of octopuses


Any of several marine molluscs of the family Octopodidae, having no internal or external protective shell or bone (unlike the nautilus, squid and cuttlefish) and eight arms each covered with suckers.


The flesh of these marine molluscs eaten as food.


An organization that has many powerful branches controlled from the centre.


To put (or attempt to put) one's fingers, hands or arms in many things or places at roughly the same time.


To spread out in long arms or legs in many directions.


To plug a large number of devices into a single electric outlet.


(by extension) To grow in use vastly beyond what was originally intended.


To hunt and catch octopuses.


To behave like an octopus.

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Example Sentences for octopuses

  • 1

    The same is true of the chitinous gladius of squid and octopus.

  • 2

    The Octopus is a type of amusement ride in the shape of an octopus.

  • 3

    The octopus is a cephalopod mollusc.

  • 4

    I like eating an octopus.

  • 5

    The octopus beached on the shore of unhappiness.

  • 6

    The only thing they fear is the octopus.

  • 7

    Doctor Octopus, that guy in the wheelchair, is nice.

  • 8

    The octopus suggested the jellyfish should get it.

  • 9

    In the context of the article octopus, the term denotes the animal.

  • 10

    The Dragon King made the octopus leave the palace.