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Beagle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BE'AGLE, n. [Gr. a pygmy.]
A small hound, or hunting dog. Beagles are of different sorts; as the southern beagle, shorter and less, but thicker, than the deep-mouthed hound; the fleet northern, or cat beagle, smaller, and of a finer shape than the southern. From these species united, is bred a third, still preferable; and a smaller sort is letter larger than the lap-dog.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English begle Date: 15th century any of a breed of small short-legged smooth-coated often black, white, and tan hounds

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a small hound of a breed with a short coat, used for hunting hares. b this breed. 2 hist. an informer or spy; a constable. --v.intr. (often as beagling n.) hunt with beagles. Derivatives: beagler n. Etymology: ME f. OF beegueule noisy person, prob. f. beer open wide + gueule throat

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Beagle Bea"gle, n. [OE. begele; perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. beag small, little, W. bach. F. bigle is from English.] 1. A small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix. 2. Fig.: A spy or detective; a constable.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(beagles) A beagle is a short-haired black and brown dog with long ears and short legs. It is kept as a pet or sometimes used for hunting. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Hare-hound, harrier (but inaccurately so called).

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