retriever


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re·triev·er

 (rĭ-trē′vər)
n.
One that retrieves, especially any one of several breeds of dog that were developed to retrieve game.

retriever

(rɪˈtriːvə)
n
1. (Breeds) one of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve game. See golden retriever, Labrador retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever, curly-coated retriever, flat-coated retriever
2. (Hunting) any dog used to retrieve shot game
3. a person or thing that retrieves

re•triev•er

(rɪˈtri vər)

n.
1. a person or thing that retrieves.
2. any of several medium- to large-sized breeds of dogs with a thick, oily, water-resistant coat, used esp. to retrieve game.
3. any dog trained to retrieve game.
[1480–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retriever - a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve gameretriever - a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
flat-coated retriever - an English breed having a shiny black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water
curly-coated retriever - an English breed having a tightly curled black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water
golden retriever - an English breed having a long silky golden coat
Labrador retriever - breed originally from Labrador having a short black or golden-brown coat
Chesapeake Bay retriever - American breed having a short thick oily coat ranging from brown to light tan
Translations
كَلْب صَيْد
aportér
retriever
vizsla
veiîihundur af tilteknu kyni
aportér
av köpeği

retriever

[rɪˈtriːvəʳ] Nperro m cobrador

retriever

[rɪˈtriːvər] n (= dog) → chien m d'arrêt

retriever

n (= breed)Retriever m; he is a good retrieverer ist ein guter Apportierhund

retriever

[rɪˈtriːvəʳ] ncane m da riporto

retrieve

(rəˈtriːv) verb
1. to get back (something which was lost etc). My hat blew away, but I managed to retrieve it; Our team retrieved its lead in the second half.
2. (of usually trained dogs) to search for and bring back (birds or animals that have been shot by a hunter).
reˈtrieval noun
reˈtriever noun
a breed of dog trained to find and bring back birds and animals that have been shot.
References in classic literature ?
His pet was a big fat retriever who was going up to the Hills for his health, and, though it was still April, the round, brown brute puffed and panted in the Club verandah as though he would burst.
I think this is damn silly," said the officer, patting his foolish fubsy old retriever.
The officer had sent him back fourteen miles by rail with a note begging me to return the retriever if I had found him, and, if I had not, to offer huge rewards.
Nearly as big as a small retriever,--a monster, I tell you.
A lost retriever dog, with hanging tongue, circled dubiously round them, scared and wretched, and fled at my brother's threat.
Noisily blundering like a retriever puppy, his elated voice and great gestures filled the bare academy corridors with the joy of thoughtless animal life, provoking indulgent smiles at a great distance.
Holmes hunted about among the grass and leaves like a retriever after a wounded bird.
He surprised the people at the Dogs' Home in Battersea by demanding a deaf retriever, and rejecting every candidate that pricked up its ears.
Bernard, a few retrievers and Newfoundlands, a boar-hound, a French poodle, with plenty of hair round its head, but mangy about the middle; a bull-dog, a few Lowther Arcade sort of animals, about the size of rats, and a couple of Yorkshire tykes.
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The graph below shows how much an average golden retriever would weigh on the eight known planets.