Definition of "rabbit" []

  • Any of various long-eared, short-tailed, burrowing mammals of the family Leporidae, as the commonly domesticated Old World species Oryctolagus cuniculus or the cottontail. (noun)
  • A hare. (noun)
  • The fur of a rabbit or hare. (noun)
  • Sports A runner who intentionally sets a fast pace for a teammate during a long-distance race. (noun)
  • To hunt rabbits or hares. (verb-intransitive)
  • Any of various common gregarious burrowing leporid mammals, esp Oryctolagus cuniculus of Europe and North Africa and the cottontail of America. They are closely related and similar to hares but are smaller and have shorter ears (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The fur of such an animal (noun)
  • A novice or poor performer at a game or sport (noun)
  • To hunt or shoot rabbits (verb)
  • To talk inconsequentially; chatter (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rabbit" in a sentence
  • "To sink into those wide feather beds and sleep the round of the clock while the old women washed and dried their clothes for them; to eat rabbit stew and pommes frites in the garden, —rabbit stew made with red wine and chestnuts."
  • "I had never heard the term rabbit trails before, only goat trails, LOL."
  • "You could also practise speech marks and question makrs – if your rabbit is asking questions – or this might be a little too advanced for Kindergarten."