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Meaning of WEASEL

Pronunciation:  'weezul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck

WEASEL is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: ermine, genus Mustela, longtail weasel, long-tailed weasel, muishond, Mustela, Mustela erminea, Mustela frenata, Mustela nivalis, Mustela rixosa, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, New World least weasel, Old World least weasel, shorttail weasel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wea"sel\, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel,
G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v["a]sel,
Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.]
Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to
the genus {Putorius}, as the ermine and ferret. They have a
slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of
their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in
destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other
species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others
are brown at all seasons.

{Malacca weasel}, the rasse.

{Weasel coot}, a female or young male of the smew; -- so
   called from the resemblance of the head to that of a
   weasel. Called also {weasel duck}.

{Weasel lemur}, a short-tailed lemur ({Lepilemur
   mustelinus}). It is reddish brown above, grayish brown
   below, with the throat white.

Computing Dictionary

(Cambridge) A naive user, one who deliberately or accidentally does things that are stupid or ill-advised. Roughly synonymous with loser.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a weasel in your dream, represents your lack of trust in others. It may also mean that you are acting or being decietful.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. holedh), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Palestine. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Palestine.