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Definitions of rodent

  1. Of or pertaining to the Rodentia. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One of the Rodentia. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any of an order of gnawing animals, as rats, mice, squirrels, beavers, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A gnawing animal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A gnawing mammal, as a rat, squirrel. beaver, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. An animal that gnaws. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. One of the gnawers, as the rat, the squirrel, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. An animal with a habit of gnawing or nibbling, as a rabbit. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. Gnawing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Gnawing; biting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Of or like a rodent; gnawing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for rodent

  1. Once he heard shouting and a group ran across his path, chasing a small rodent – Victory by Lester del Rey
  2. Hurrying to the other end of the room, he reached into a large flat metal cage and brought forth three small rodent like animals, natives of that world. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
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