Synonyms for (noun) ferret

Synonyms: ferret

Definition: domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits

Similar words: Mustela putorius, fitch, foulmart, foumart, polecat

Definition: dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened


Synonyms: ferret, Mustela nigripes, black-footed ferret

Definition: musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct

Similar words: mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal

Definition: fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

Synonyms for (verb) ferret

Synonyms: ferret, ferret out

Definition: search and discover through persistent investigation

Usage: She ferreted out the truth

Similar words: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery

Usage: She found that he had lied to her; The story is false, so far as I can discover


Synonyms: ferret

Definition: hunt with ferrets

Similar words: track down, run, hunt, hunt down

Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods


Synonyms: ferret

Definition: hound or harry relentlessly

Similar words: trace, hound, hunt

Definition: pursue or chase relentlessly

Usage: The hunters traced the deer into the woods; the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him