HyperDic: ferret

English > 5 senses of the word ferret:
NOUNanimalferret, black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripesmusteline mammal of prairie regions of United States
animalferretdomesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
VERBmotionferrethound or harry relentlessly
competitionferrethunt with ferrets
cognitionferret, ferret outsearch and discover through persistent investigation
ferret > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'raht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > ferret: 5 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningmusteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct.
Synonymsblack-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes
Member ofMustela, genus Mustelatype genus of the family Mustelidae
Broadermusteline mammal, mustelid, mustelinefissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
Spanishhurón, mustela putorius furo
Catalanfura
Verbsferrethunt with ferrets
English > ferret: 5 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningdomesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits.
Broaderpolecat, fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putoriusdark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
Spanishhurón
English > ferret: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaninghound or harry relentlessly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderhound, hunt, tracepursue or chase relentlessly
Spanishhuronear
English > ferret: 5 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaninghunt with ferrets.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Broaderhunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
Spanishcazar con hurones
Nounsferretmusteline mammal of prairie regions of United States
English > ferret: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningsearch and discover through persistent investigation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She ferreted out the truth"
Synonymferret out
Broaderdiscover, findmake a discovery

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