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bea·gle

 (bē′gəl)
n.
A small hound of a breed having short legs, drooping ears, and a smooth coat with white, black, and tan markings.

[Middle English begle, possibly from Old French bee gueule, loudmouth : beer, to gape (variant of baer; see bay2) + gueule, gullet (from Latin gula).]
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beagle

(ˈbiːɡəl)
n
1. (Breeds) a small sturdy breed of hound, having a smooth dense coat usually of white, tan, and black; often used (esp formerly) for hunting hares
2. archaic a person who spies on others
vb
(Hunting) (intr) to hunt with beagles, normally on foot
[C15: of uncertain origin]
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bea•gle

(ˈbi gəl)

n.
one of a breed of small, compact hounds with drooping ears and usu. a black, tan, and white coat.
[1490–1500; probably < Middle French beegueule one who whines insistently =beer to gape + gueule mouth; see gullet]
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beagle


Past participle: beagled
Gerund: beagling

Imperative
beagle
beagle
Present
I beagle
you beagle
he/she/it beagles
we beagle
you beagle
they beagle
Preterite
I beagled
you beagled
he/she/it beagled
we beagled
you beagled
they beagled
Present Continuous
I am beagling
you are beagling
he/she/it is beagling
we are beagling
you are beagling
they are beagling
Present Perfect
I have beagled
you have beagled
he/she/it has beagled
we have beagled
you have beagled
they have beagled
Past Continuous
I was beagling
you were beagling
he/she/it was beagling
we were beagling
you were beagling
they were beagling
Past Perfect
I had beagled
you had beagled
he/she/it had beagled
we had beagled
you had beagled
they had beagled
Future
I will beagle
you will beagle
he/she/it will beagle
we will beagle
you will beagle
they will beagle
Future Perfect
I will have beagled
you will have beagled
he/she/it will have beagled
we will have beagled
you will have beagled
they will have beagled
Future Continuous
I will be beagling
you will be beagling
he/she/it will be beagling
we will be beagling
you will be beagling
they will be beagling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beagling
you have been beagling
he/she/it has been beagling
we have been beagling
you have been beagling
they have been beagling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beagling
you will have been beagling
he/she/it will have been beagling
we will have been beagling
you will have been beagling
they will have been beagling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beagling
you had been beagling
he/she/it had been beagling
we had been beagling
you had been beagling
they had been beagling
Conditional
I would beagle
you would beagle
he/she/it would beagle
we would beagle
you would beagle
they would beagle
Past Conditional
I would have beagled
you would have beagled
he/she/it would have beagled
we would have beagled
you would have beagled
they would have beagled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beagle - a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of houndbeagle - a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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Translations
bígl
beagle
beaglesnuffelaarspeurneus
bígl
beagle

beagle

[ˈbiːgl] Nsabueso m, beagle m
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beagle

[ˈbiːgəl] n (= dog) → beagle m
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beagle

nBeagle m (englischer Spürhund)
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beagle

[ˈbiːgl] nbracchetto
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The Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle includes an account of the Fossil Mammalia, by Professor Owen; of the Living Mammalia, by Mr.
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Bynoe, the surgeon of the Beagle, for his very kind attention to me when I was ill at Valparaiso.
I tell you I will see you in the afternoon."--"What the devil would you have me do?" cries the squire, turning to Blifil; "I can no more turn her, than a beagle can turn an old hare.
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