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English → English (WordNet) Definition: ferret ferret n 1: ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct [syn: black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes] 2: domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits ferret v 1: hound or harry relentlessly 2: hunt with ferrets 3: search and discover through persistent investigation; “She ferreted out the truth” [syn: ferret out]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Ferret Ferret \Fer"ret\, n. [F. furet, cf. LL. furo; prob. fr. L. fur thief (cf. Furtive); cf. Arm. fur wise, sly.] (Zo["o]l.) An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela furo syn. Putorius furo ), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes. They are sometimes kept as pets. [1913 Webster +PJC] Ferret \Fer"ret\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ferreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ferreting.] [Cf. F. fureter. See Ferret, n.] To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; -- often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret. [1913 Webster] Master Fer! I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Ferret \Fer"ret\, n. [Ital. foretto, dim. of fiore flower; or F. fleuret. Cf. Floret.] A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; -- called also ferreting. [1913 Webster] Ferret \Fer"ret\, n. [F. feret, dim. or fer iron, L. ferrum.] (Glass Making) The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles. [1913 Webster]


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