Ferret vs Ferretlike - What's the difference?

ferret | ferretlike |


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.

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ferret

English

(wikipedia ferret)

Etymology 1

(etyl) furet, ferret, from (etyl) firet, furet, diminutive of (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms
    * (domesticated polecat) Mustela putorius furo

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hunt game with ferrets.
  • To uncover and bring to light by searching; usually to ferret out .
  • * Shakespeare
  • Master Fer! I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • 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.

    See also

    *

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) fioretto

    Noun

  • (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
    ----

    ferretlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a ferret or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * ferrety