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Definition of Badger

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small burrowing mammal; fur pelt of a badger
bother, harass, annoy
Badger Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Badger Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
  
(v. t.)
To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
  
(n.)
An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
  
(n.)
A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana or Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
  
(n.)
A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
  
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badger
\badg"er\ (&?;), n. [of uncertain origin; perh. fr. an old verb badge to lay up provisions to sell again.] an itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another. [now dialectic, eng.]
badger
\badg"er\, n. [oe. bageard, prob. fr. badge + -ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. see badge, n.]
1. a carnivorous quadruped of the genus meles or of an allied genus. it is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. one species (m. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of europe and asia; another species (taxidea americana or labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of north america. see teledu.
2. a brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
badger
dog. (zo?l.) see dachshund.
badger
\badg"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. badgered (&?;);p. pr. & vb. n. badgering.] [for sense 1, see 2d badger; for 2, see 1st badger.] 1. to tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
2. to beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
badger
n : sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere v
1. annoy persistently; "the children teased the boy because of his stammer" [syn: tease, harass, pester, bug, beleaguer]


2. persuade through constant efforts
badger
this word is found in ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34; num. 4:6, etc. the tabernacle was covered with badgers' skins; the shoes of women were also made of them (ezek. 16:10). our translators seem to have been misled by the similarity in sound of the hebrew _tachash_ and the latin _taxus_, "a badger." the revisers have correctly substituted "seal skins." the arabs of the sinaitic peninsula apply the name _tucash_ to the seals and dugongs which are common in the red sea, and the skins of which are largely used as leather and for sandals. though the badger is common in palestine, and might occur in the wilderness, its small hide would have been useless as a tent covering. the dugong, very plentiful in the shallow waters on the shores of the red sea, is a marine animal from 12 to 30 feet long, something between a whale and a seal, never leaving the water, but very easily caught. it grazes on seaweed, and is known by naturalists as halicore tabernaculi.


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 badger game 
 badger state 
 badger dog 
 sand badger 
 stinking badger 
 badger-legged 
 american badger 
 honey badger 
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To pester.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
broc (Eurasian badger: Meles meles)
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Daearfochyn = n. badger
Daearhwch = n. female badger
Gwilfrai = n. a badger
Anagram
      garbed      barged
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
to bother incessantly:"Stop badgering her, she's not interested in buying another pair of your cheap trainers"
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
(hypernym) musteline mammal, mustelid, musteline
(hyponym) American badger, Taxidea taxus

Verb
1. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
(synonym) tease, pester, bug, beleaguer
(hypernym) torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
(derivation) heckler, badgerer
2. persuade through constant efforts
(hypernym) persuade
Badger Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Badger Meter, Inc.
Exchange: AMEX
Manufactures and markets products using flow measurement and control technology, including water meters and associated systems, wastewater meters, industrial meters, small valves and natural gas instrumentation.
Badger Paper Mills, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Owns and operates pulp mill and paper manufacturing facilities which produce various grades of paper including multi-purpose business papers, watermarked paper, water-oil-grease resistant papers, and technical and specialty papers; And operates printing and converting facility which produces flexible packaging products.
Badger Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Shropshire
Post Code: WV6
US Zip Codes
State: IOWA
City: BADGER
State: MINNESOTA
City: BADGER
State: SOUTH DAKOTA
City: BADGER
Badger Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of a badger, is a sign of luck after battles with hardships.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Badger Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels and wolverines. The 11 species of badger are grouped in three subfamilies: Melinae (9 Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (the honey badger or ratel) and Taxideinae (the American badger). The Asiatic stink badgers of the genus Mydaus were formerly included within Melinae (and thus Mustelidae), but recent genetic evidence indicates these are actually members of the skunk family, placing them in the taxonomic family Mephitidae.

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Badger Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
this word is found in Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34; Num. 4:6, etc. The tabernacle was covered with badgers' skins; the shoes of women were also made of them (Ezek. 16:10). Our translators seem to have been misled by the similarity in sound of the Hebrew tachash_ and the Latin _taxus, "a badger." The revisers have correctly substituted "seal skins." The Arabs of the Sinaitic peninsula apply the name tucash to the seals and dugongs which are common in the Red Sea, and the skins of which are largely used as leather and for sandals. Though the badger is common in Palestine, and might occur in the wilderness, its small hide would have been useless as a tent covering. The dugong, very plentiful in the shallow waters on the shores of the Red Sea, is a marine animal from 12 to 30 feet long, something between a whale and a seal, never leaving the water, but very easily caught. It grazes on seaweed, and is known by naturalists as Halicore tabernaculi.