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ˈbi gəlbea·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beagle(noun)

    a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound


  1. beagle(Noun)

    A small short-legged smooth-coated hound, often used for hunting hares. Often tri-coloured, its friendly disposition makes it suitable as a family pet.

    Etymology: From begle. Origin uncertain. The French bigle is from the English.

  2. beagle(Noun)

    A person who snoops on others; a detective.

    Etymology: From begle. Origin uncertain. The French bigle is from the English.

  3. beagle(Verb)

    To hunt with beagles.

    Etymology: From begle. Origin uncertain. The French bigle is from the English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beagle(noun)

    a small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix

  2. Beagle(noun)

    fig.: A spy or detective; a constable


  1. Beagle

    The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of the Hound Group, it is similar in appearance to the Foxhound, but smaller with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds, developed primarily for tracking hare, rabbit, and other small game. They have a great sense of smell and tracking instinct that sees them employed as detection dogs for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. Beagles are intelligent, and popular pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health problems. Although beagle-type dogs have existed for over 2,000 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier. Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television and comic books. Snoopy of the comic strip Peanuts has been promoted as "the world's most famous beagle".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beagle

    bē′gl, n. a small hound tracking by scent, formerly much used in hunting hares, but now superseded by the harrier: a spy: a bailiff: a small kind of shark.—The beagle was often followed by men on foot, hence Foot′-bea′gle. [Ety. unknown. The Fr. bigle is borrowed from English. Dr Murray suggests Fr. bégueule, from béer, to gape, and gueule, throat.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beagle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beagle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of beagle in a Sentence

  1. David Parker:

    Beagle 2 is no longer lost.

  2. Mary Cummings:

    They are going to want a beagle because Miss P won, but it might not be the best breed for them.

  3. Terry McAuliffe:

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign in waiting, ‘Ready for Hillary,’ … is piggybacking off the winner of last week’s The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show to pitch some trinkets like dog collars and bowls. In the past, the group has featured a brown Boston terrier. But in a new email a beagle, like the show winner, is used.

  4. Aaron Beaumont:

    No one minds that a beagle is running around, they're not intimidating, which makes them unobtrusive when inspecting traveling passengers.

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