Ferret vs Ferretlike - What's the difference?
As a noun ferret
is an often domesticated mammal rather like a weasel, descended from the polecat and often trained to hunt burrowing animals or ferret
can be (dated) a tape of silk, cotton, or ribbon, used to tie documents, clothing, etc or along the edge of fabric.
As a verb ferret
is to hunt game with ferrets.
As an adjective ferretlike is
resembling a ferret or some aspect of one.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl) furet, ferret, from (etyl) firet, furet, diminutive of (etyl) .
An often domesticated mammal rather like a weasel, descended from the polecat and often trained to hunt burrowing animals.
The (black-footed ferret), .
A diligent searcher.
* (domesticated polecat) Mustela putorius furo
To hunt game with ferrets.
To uncover and bring to light by searching; usually to ferret out .
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
- Master Fer! I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him.
- She ferreted in her bag; then held it up mouth downwards; then fumbled in her lap, all so vigorously that Charles Steele in the Panama hat suspended his paint-brush.
(dated) A tape of silk, cotton, or ribbon, used to tie documents, clothing, etc. or along the edge of fabric.
* Charles Dickens, Bleak House
- red tape and green ferret
Resembling a ferret or some aspect of one.