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Meaning of BADGER

Pronunciation:  'bajur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  2. [v]  persuade through constant efforts
  3. [v]  annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

BADGER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beleaguer, bug, harass, pester, tease
 See Also: American badger, Arctonyx collaris, bedevil, crucify, dun, Eurasian badger, ferret badger, frustrate, hog badger, hog-nosed badger, Meles meles, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, persuade, rag, sand badger, sway, Taxidea taxus, torment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Badg"er\, n. [Of uncertain origin; perh. fr. an old verb
    badge to lay up provisions to sell again.]
    An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a
    hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who
    bought grain in one place and sold it in another. [Now
    dialectic, Eng.]
  2. \Badg"er\, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + -ard, in
    reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.]
    1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an
       allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick
       legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species ({M.
       vulgaris}), called also {brock}, inhabits the north of
       Europe and Asia; another species ({Taxidea Americana or
       Labradorica}) inhabits the northern parts of North
       America. See {Teledu}.
    2. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
    {Badger dog}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dachshund}.
  3. \Badg"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Badgered} (?);p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Badgering}.] [For sense 1, see 2d {Badger}; for 2,
    see 1st {Badger}.]
    1. To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or
       irritate persistently.
    2. To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a badger means your persistence and final victory over your opponents. The dream may also be a pun on badgering and aggravating others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

this word is found in Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34; Num. 4:6, etc. The tabernacle was covered with badgers' skins; the shoes of women were also made of them (Ezek. 16:10). Our translators seem to have been misled by the similarity in sound of the Hebrew _tachash_ and the Latin _taxus_, "a badger." The revisers have correctly substituted "seal skins." The Arabs of the Sinaitic peninsula apply the name _tucash_ to the seals and dugongs which are common in the Red Sea, and the skins of which are largely used as leather and for sandals. Though the badger is common in Palestine, and might occur in the wilderness, its small hide would have been useless as a tent covering. The dugong, very plentiful in the shallow waters on the shores of the Red Sea, is a marine animal from 12 to 30 feet long, something between a whale and a seal, never leaving the water, but very easily caught. It grazes on seaweed, and is known by naturalists as Halicore tabernaculi.

Thesaurus Terms
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