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1. ferret

verb. ['ˈfɛrət'] search and discover through persistent investigation.

Synonyms

  • find
  • ferret out

Antonyms

  • integrate
  • stay
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • furet (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Ferret

  • inherit
  • demerit
  • zarett
  • parrott
  • parrot
  • merit
  • karet
  • karat
  • jarrett
  • garratt
  • carrot
  • carat
  • beret

Example sentences of the word ferret


1. Noun, singular or mass
Purchase a corner litter box made for a ferret, rabbit or other small animal.

2. Adjective
One of the most important black-footed ferret adaptations is their ability to hunt and exist skillfully in the dark.

3. Verb, base form
The placement of these numbers varies, but you can use a few techniques to ferret out the location.

Quotes containing the word ferret


1. Don't talk to me.""Why not?""Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret...
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. You know,"Gabriel said, "there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.""There was a time I thought I was a ferret,"Will said, "but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. ferret-sized

adjective. having the approximate size of a ferret.

Antonyms

  • unsorted

3. ferret

noun. ['ˈfɛrət'] musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct.

Synonyms

  • black-footed ferret
  • genus Mustela
  • mustelid
  • musteline
  • Mustela
  • musteline mammal

Antonyms

  • exempt
  • confine
  • fail
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • furet (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. ferret

verb. ['ˈfɛrət'] hunt with ferrets.

Synonyms

  • track down
  • hunt
  • hunt down

Antonyms

  • lose

Etymology

  • furet (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. ferret

noun. ['ˈfɛrət'] domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits.

Synonyms

  • fitch
  • foulmart
  • polecat
  • foumart

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • arrive
  • malfunction
  • unearned run

Etymology

  • furet (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. ferret

verb. ['ˈfɛrət'] hound or harry relentlessly.

Synonyms

  • trace
  • hunt

Etymology

  • furet (Middle English (1100-1500))
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