Definition of Beagle

1. Noun. A small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound.

Generic synonyms: Hound, Hound Dog



Definition of Beagle

1. n. A small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix.

Definition of Beagle

1. Noun. A small short-legged smooth-coated hound, often used for hunting hares. Often tri-coloured, its friendly disposition makes it suitable as a family pet. ¹

2. Noun. A person who snoops on others; a detective. ¹

3. Verb. To hunt with beagles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beagle

1. a small hound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beagle

beadman
beadmen
beadroll
beadrolls
beads
beadsman
beadsmen
beadsnake
beadsnakes
beadswoman
beadwork
beadworks
beady
beady-eyed
beag
beagle (current term)
beagled
beaglepuss
beagler
beaglers
beagles
beagling
beaglings
beak-iron
beak-irons
beaked
beaked hazelnut
beaked parsley

Literary usage of Beagle

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1. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"[the] Adventure and beagle. London : Henry Colburn. ... The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS beagle, under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, RN, during the Years ..."

2. Northmost Australia: Three Centuries of Exploration, Discovery, and by Robert Logan Jack (1921)
"beagle " AT MOUTH OF FLINDERS RIVER (TASMAN'S CARON INLET ?). ... The story of this and the other Australian voyages of the " beagle" is told by Captain ..."

3. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"CHAPTER V. THE APPOINTMENT TO THE beagle. [IN a letter addressed to Captain Fitz-Roy, before the beagle sailed, my father wrote, "What a glorious day the ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"... Great Gale—beagle Channel — Ponsonby Sound — Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians—Bifurcation of the beagle Channel —Glaciers—Return to the Ship—Second ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1840)
"Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of HMK Adventure and beagle between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South ..."

6. The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an Autobiographical Chapter by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1898)
"['IN a letter addressed to Captain Fitz-Roy, before the beagle sailed, my father wrote, " What a glorious day the 4th of November* will be to me—my second ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1839)
"Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of HMS, Adventure and beagle, between the Years 1826 and 1836. 3 vols. London: Colburn. 1838. ..."

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