What does Rabbit mean?

Definitions for Rabbit
ˈræb ɪtrab·bit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rabbit, coney, conynoun

    any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food

  2. lapin, rabbitnoun

    the fur of a rabbit

  3. rabbit, hareverb

    flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food

  4. rabbitverb

    hunt rabbits

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rabbitnoun

    A furry animal that lives on plants, and burrows in the ground.

    Etymology: robbe, robbekin, Dutch.

    I knew a wench married, as she went to the garden for parsly to stuff a rabbit. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    A company of scholars, going to catch conies, carried one with them which had not much wit, and gave in charge, that if he saw any, he should be silent for fear of scaring of them; but he no sooner espied a company of rabbits, but he cried aloud, ecce multi cuniculi; which he had no sooner said, but the conies ran to their burrows; and he being checked by them for it, answered, who would have thought that the rabbits understood Latin? Francis Bacon, Apophthegms.


  1. Rabbit

    Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit (or bunny) is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as food, clothing, a companion, and a source of artistic inspiration. Although once considered rodents, lagomorphs like rabbits have been discovered to have diverged separately and earlier than their rodent cousins, and have a number of traits rodents lack, like two extra incisors.


  1. rabbit

    A rabbit is a small, typically furry, herbivorous mammal with long ears, powerful hind legs, and a short fluffy tail. It is classified under the family Leporidae, and is known for its quick movements and rate of reproduction. Rabbits are found across various parts of the world, living in different environments including forests, meadows, woods, grasslands, deserts, and wetlands. They are often kept as pets and are also raised for their meat, fur and wool.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rabbitnoun

    any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species (Lepus cuniculus), which is often kept as a pet, and has been introduced into many countries. It is remarkably prolific, and has become a pest in some parts of Australia and New Zealand

  2. Etymology: [OE. rabet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.]


  1. Rabbit

    Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit, cottontail rabbits, and the Amami rabbit. There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rabbit

    rab′it, n. a small rodent burrowing animal of the hare family: a cony: any member of the hare family.—v.i. to hunt rabbits.—ns. Rabb′it-brush, a North American composite plant; Rabb′it-ear, a long slender oyster; Rabb′iter, one who hunts rabbits; Rabb′it-fish, the 'king of the herrings;' Rabb′it-hutch, a box for the rearing of rabbits; Rabb′it-moth, a moth in United States of a furry appearance; Rabb′it-mouth, harelip; Rabb′it-root, the wild sarsaparilla; Rabb′itry, a rabbit-warren; Rabb′it-squirr′el, a chincha, a South American rodent; Rabb′it-suck′er (Shak.), a sucking rabbit; Rabb′it-warr′en, a place where rabbits are kept and bred.—Snow-shoe rabbit, an American hare found in the Rocky Mountains which turns white in winter; Welsh rabbit, melted cheese with a little ale poured over a slice of hot toast—sometimes written 'Welsh rarebit' by wiseacres. [M. E. rabet, dim. of a form seen in Old Dut. robbe.]

  2. Rabbit

    rab′it, v.t. an interjectional expression, like confound. [Perh. a corr. of rabate.]


  1. Rabbit

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rabbit is ranked #95955 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rabbit surname appeared 190 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rabbit.

    47.8% or 91 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    41.5% or 79 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
    3.6% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rabbit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4080

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rabbit' in Nouns Frequency: #1582

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rabbit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rabbit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Rabbit in a Sentence

  1. Annette Edwards:

    I just feel that it's such a sad thing that I didn't really want to discuss it, it's never happened before, because if a rabbit has a full health check you don't expect them to die.

  2. Donavan Brazier:

    My coach kept telling me, 'don't go on the rabbit – put yourself in like fourth or fifth position, and just see where you can work from there,' i just tried to execute that as perfectly as possible.

  3. Mike Fong:

    It’s the year of the rabbit, a symbol of peace and hope, and to have that peace and hope shattered in a matter of moments … is unfathomable.

  4. Kepler Cheuvreux analyst Dirk Becker:

    A bit of cost cutting, a bit of downsizing of investment banking, a bit of reorganization and, in order to pay for it, raise capital -- that would be very disappointing unless he pulls a rabbit out of the hat.

  5. Actor Ethan Hawke:

    There is kind of a simplicity in the way Chet plays that is disarming, my respect for it really grew as I studied, kind of went down the rabbit hole studying his influences .... There was such an unbelievable simplicity to him that the more you get into it the harder you realize it is to do.

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