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or rey·nard  (rā′nərd, -närd′, rĕn′ərd)
A fox.

[Middle English Renard, Reynard, from Old French Renart and Middle Dutch Reynaert, the name of the fox in the beast epic Roman de Renart.]


(ˈrɛnəd; ˈrɛnɑːd; ˈreɪnəd; ˈreɪnɑːd)
(European Myth & Legend) a name for a fox, used in medieval tales, fables, etc
[from earlier Renard, Renart, hero of the French bestiary Roman de Renart: ultimately from the Old High German name Reginhart, literally: strong in counsel]


(ˈreɪ nɑrd, -nərd, ˈrɛn ərd)

a name given to the fox, orig. in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.
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Noun1.Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
References in classic literature ?
That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.
One black chicken which the administrator could not catch, black as night and as silent, not even croaking, awaiting Reynard, still went to roost in the next apartment.
They are joined by two medical students - Molly Nielsen, from London, who is in her fifth year, and Jack Reynard, from Leeds, who is in his third year of study.
LAW firm Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed partner Charles Reynard to its Cardiff-based corporate team.
EJECTED house party guest Paul Reynard bit off part of a man's ear in a "horrendous and cowardly" attack.
THE Almondbury Community Exhibition commemorating WW1 was privileged to have two generations of descendants of Reynard Donkersley, holder of the Military Cross, at its opening.
Also on hand to receive the donations were Pat O'Connor, chair of the Technology Department at LIT; Valerie Worry, program director for the process operating technology program; Betty Reynard, vice president of academic affairs and workforce development for LIT; and Joanne Brown, director of development at LIT.
Reynard pointed out, one of the benefits of making the switch to EHRs is a greater ability to sell a practice.
Eversheds' Newcastle team was led by Charles Reynard and James Bryce.
I have no such sympathy for the 'rats' that commit such crimes and meet the same end as poor old Reynard.
Ambitions Tamed: Urban Expansion in Pre-revolutionary Lyon, by Pierre Claude Reynard.