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ot·ter

 (ŏt′ər)
n. pl. otter or ot·ters
1. Any of various aquatic or semiaquatic carnivorous mammals of the mustelid subfamily Lutrinae, having webbed feet and dense, dark brown fur.
2. The fur of one of these animals.

[Middle English oter, from Old English otor; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]
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otter

(ˈɒtə)
n, pl -ters or -ter
1. (Animals) any freshwater carnivorous musteline mammal of the subfamily Lutrinae, esp Lutra lutra (Eurasian otter), typically having smooth fur, a streamlined body, and webbed feet
2. (Textiles) the fur of any of these animals
3. (Angling) Also called: otter board a type of fishing tackle consisting of a weighted board to which hooked and baited lines are attached
vb
(Angling) to fish using an otter
[Old English otor; related to Old Norse otr, Old High German ottar, Greek hudra, Sanskrit udra]
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ot•ter

(ˈɒt ər)

n., pl. -ters, (esp. collectively) -ter.
any of several aquatic, furbearing, weasellike mammals of the genus Lutra and related genera, having webbed feet and a long, slightly flattened tail.
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ot·ter

(ŏt′ər)
Any of various meat-eating mammals that live in or near water and have webbed feet and thick brown fur. Otters are related to the weasels.
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otter

In naval mine warfare, a device which, when towed, displaces itself sideways to a predetermined distance.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

otter


Past participle: ottered
Gerund: ottering

Imperative
otter
otter
Present
I otter
you otter
he/she/it otters
we otter
you otter
they otter
Preterite
I ottered
you ottered
he/she/it ottered
we ottered
you ottered
they ottered
Present Continuous
I am ottering
you are ottering
he/she/it is ottering
we are ottering
you are ottering
they are ottering
Present Perfect
I have ottered
you have ottered
he/she/it has ottered
we have ottered
you have ottered
they have ottered
Past Continuous
I was ottering
you were ottering
he/she/it was ottering
we were ottering
you were ottering
they were ottering
Past Perfect
I had ottered
you had ottered
he/she/it had ottered
we had ottered
you had ottered
they had ottered
Future
I will otter
you will otter
he/she/it will otter
we will otter
you will otter
they will otter
Future Perfect
I will have ottered
you will have ottered
he/she/it will have ottered
we will have ottered
you will have ottered
they will have ottered
Future Continuous
I will be ottering
you will be ottering
he/she/it will be ottering
we will be ottering
you will be ottering
they will be ottering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ottering
you have been ottering
he/she/it has been ottering
we have been ottering
you have been ottering
they have been ottering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ottering
you will have been ottering
he/she/it will have been ottering
we will have been ottering
you will have been ottering
they will have been ottering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ottering
you had been ottering
he/she/it had been ottering
we had been ottering
you had been ottering
they had been ottering
Conditional
I would otter
you would otter
he/she/it would otter
we would otter
you would otter
they would otter
Past Conditional
I would have ottered
you would have ottered
he/she/it would have ottered
we would have ottered
you would have ottered
they would have ottered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otter - the fur of an otterotter - the fur of an otter      
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2.otter - freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Lutra, Lutra - in some classifications considered a genus of the subfamily Lutrinae
Lutra canadensis, river otter - sociable aquatic animal widely distributed along streams and lake borders in North America
Eurasian otter, Lutra lutra - otter found in Europe and Asia
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otter

noun
Related words
habitation holt
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Translations
vydra
odder
saukko
vidra
vidra
otur
カワウソ
수달
lutra
ūdra
ūdrs
lutrăvidra
vydra
vidra
utter
ตัวนาก
видра
con rái cá

otter

[ˈɒtəʳ] N (otters or otter (pl)) → nutria f
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otter

[ˈɒtər] nloutre f
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otter

nOtter m
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otter

[ˈɒtəʳ] nlontra
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otter

(ˈotə) noun
a type of small furry river animal that eats fish.
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otter

ثَعْلَبُ الْـمَاءِ vydra odder Otter βίδρα nutria saukko loutre vidra lontra カワウソ 수달 otter oter wydra lontra выдра utter ตัวนาก su samuru con rái cá 水獭
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References in classic literature ?
Otter, the massiere to whom Hayward had given him an introduction, and had in his pocket an invitation to tea on the following day.
Otter. She was an insignificant woman of thirty, with a provincial air and a deliberately lady-like manner; she introduced him to her mother.
Otter Philip went to buy drawing materials; and next morning at the stroke of nine, trying to seem self-assured, he presented himself at the school.
Otter introduced him to a young woman who sat next to him.
His hair suffered to attain to a great length, is carefully combed out, and either left to fall carelessly over his shoulders, or plaited neatly and tied up in otter skins, or parti-colored ribands.
The two strangers, with caps made from the fur of the sea otter, and shod with sea boots of seal's skin, were dressed in clothes of a particular texture, which allowed free movement of the limbs.
The things he had to tell about otters' and badgers' and water-rats' houses, not to mention birds' nests and field-mice and their burrows, were enough to make you almost tremble with excitement when you heard all the intimate details from an animal charmer and realized with what thrilling eagerness and anxiety the whole busy underworld was working.
And the otters had cleared off all the frogs while he was asleep in winter--"I have not had a good square meal for a fortnight, I am living on pig-nuts.
First he tried the pollard willow, but it was damp; and the otters had left a dead fish near it.
Low why they did this, answered, "Doggies catch otters, old women no." This boy described the manner in which they are killed by being held over smoke and thus choked; he imitated their screams as a joke, and described the parts of their bodies which are considered best to eat.
"The illegal trade in otters has suddenly increased exponentially," Nicole Duplaix, who co-chairs the Otter Specialist Group at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, told AFP.
Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) which is a semi-aquatic animal is the species having the widest distribution among other otter species and distributed in Palearctic zone including Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa (Miller 1912; Ellerman and Morrison-Scott 1951; Corbet 1978; Harrison and Bates 1991; Mitchell-Jones et al.

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