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Definition 1: domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits - [noun denoting animal]

(ferret is a kind of ...) dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

Definition 2: musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for ferret in the sense of this definition

(ferret is a kind of ...) fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

(... is a member of ferret) type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels

Definition 3: search and discover through persistent investigation - [verb of cognition]

Samples where ferret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ferreted out the truth

Synonyms for ferret in the sense of this definition

(ferret is a kind of ...) make a discovery

"She found that he had lied to her" "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

Definition 4: hunt with ferrets - [verb of competition]

(ferret is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Definition 5: hound or harry relentlessly - [verb of motion]

(ferret is a kind of ...) pursue or chase relentlessly

"The hunters traced the deer into the woods" "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

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