Definition of Rabbit

1. Noun. Any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food.




2. Verb. Hunt rabbits. "In the summer they like to go out and rabbit"
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunt Down, Run, Track Down

3. Noun. The fur of a rabbit.
Exact synonyms: Lapin
Generic synonyms: Fur, Pelt

4. Noun. Flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food.

Definition of Rabbit

1. n. Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species (Lepus cuniculus), which is often kept as a pet, and has been introduced into many countries. It is remarkably prolific, and has become a pest in some parts of Australia and New Zealand.

Definition of Rabbit

1. Noun. Several small mammals of the family ''Leporidae'' (rabbits and hares), with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail. ¹

2. Noun. The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur. ¹

3. Noun. A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter. ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To hunt rabbits. ¹

6. Verb. (US intransitive) to flee. ¹

7. Verb. (British intransitive) to talk incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble annoyingly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rabbit

1. to hunt rabbits (rodent-like mammals) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rabbit

1. Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species (Lepus cuniculus), which is often kept as a pet, and has been introduced into many countries. It is remarkably prolific, and has become a pest in some parts of Australia and New Zealand. The common American rabbit (L. Sylvalica) is similar but smaller. See Cottontail, and Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack. The larger species of Lepus are commonly called hares. See Hare. Angora rabbit The northern chimaera (Chimaera monstrosa). Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, as the bur fish, and puffer. The term is also locally applied to other fishes. Rabbits' ears. See Daman, and Klipdas. Welsh rabbit, a dish of which the chief constituents are toasted bread and toasted cheese, prepared in various ways. The name is said to be a corruption of Welsh rare bit, but perhaps it is merely a humorous designation. Origin: OE. Abet, akin to OD. Robbe, robbeken. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rabbit

rabbeted
rabbeting
rabbets
rabbi
rabbies
rabbin
rabbinate
rabbinates
rabbinic
rabbinical
rabbinically
rabbinism
rabbinisms
rabbins
rabbis
rabbit (current term)
rabbit's-foot fern
rabbit's foot
rabbit-eared
rabbit-eared bandicoot
rabbit-eye blueberry
rabbit-foot
rabbit-proof
rabbit-weed
rabbit bandicoot
rabbit board
rabbit boards
rabbit brush
rabbit burrow
rabbit bush

Literary usage of Rabbit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1916)
"Age 3 wks. Weight 290 gm. 2nd generation. 0.25 cc. of virus of rabbit 34 ... 0.5 cc. of Berke- feld nitrate of emulsion of virus of rabbit 10 intracranially ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1889)
"Hit went on dis a-way tell one day Mr. Coon meet Mr. rabbit in de big road. ... Mr. rabbit sat down in de road an' scratched fer fleas, an' den he 'low: ..."

3. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings; the Folk-lore of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (1880)
"rabbit, HITS A GOOD FISHERMAN. "BRER rabbit en Brer Fox wuz like some chilluns w'at I knows un," said Uncle Remus, regarding the little boy, who had come to ..."

4. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"And rabbit had one of the cow's feet sticking in the ground. ... And the rabbit had to divide the meat. 5- THREE LEGS.1 Buh rabbit knew where an ol' man ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"Then Uncle rabbit went up to the black man and boxed his ears ; but his right hand ... Early in the morning Uncle Tiger came, and when he saw Uncle rabbit, ..."

6. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
""BRER rabbit en Brer Fox wuz like some chilluns w'at I knows un," said Uncle Remus, regarding the little boy, who had come to hear another story, ..."

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