beagle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English begle. Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle French beegueule, from beer (variation of bayer) + gueule. The French bigle is from the English.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beagle ‎(plural beagles)

  1. 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.
  2. A person who snoops on others; a detective.
    • 2002, Susan Isaacs, Long Time No See, page 243
      [] whereas burying a body in the wooded area beyond the backyard was the quickest way to make a Nassau County Police Department beagle look good.

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Verb[edit]

beagle ‎(third-person singular simple present beagles, present participle beagling, simple past and past participle beagled)

  1. To hunt with beagles.
    • 1933, Charles Pascoe Hawkes, Heydays: a salad of memories and impressions, page 20
      [] reading men who beagled for fresh air and exercise, impecunious hunting men who beagled for economy []
  2. To search.
    • 1997, Fletcher Pratt, A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire, page 150
      [] Pope clapped his hand to his forehead and beagled like a maniac; he had clean forgotten Thorofare Gap.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beagle m ‎(plural beagles, diminutive beagletje n)

  1. beagle (dog)

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

beagle

  1. beagle (dog)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of beagle (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative beagle beaglet
genitive beaglen beaglejen
partitive beaglea beagleja
illative beagleen beagleihin
singular plural
nominative beagle beaglet
accusative nom.? beagle beaglet
gen. beaglen
genitive beaglen beaglejen
beagleinrare
partitive beaglea beagleja
inessive beaglessa beagleissa
elative beaglesta beagleista
illative beagleen beagleihin
adessive beaglella beagleilla
ablative beaglelta beagleilta
allative beaglelle beagleille
essive beaglena beagleina
translative beagleksi beagleiksi
instructive beaglein
abessive beagletta beagleitta
comitative beagleineen

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

beagle m f (plural beagles)

  1. beagle (small breed of dog)