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9 definitions found
 for badger
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 ({Meles
        meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits
        the north of Europe and Asia; another species ({Taxidea
        taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica)
        inhabits the northern parts of North America. See
        Teledu.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Badger dog. (Zool.) See Dachshund.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Badger
      n 1: a native or resident of Wisconsin [syn: Wisconsinite,
           Badger]
      2: 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, badger, pester, bug,
           beleaguer]
      2: persuade through constant efforts

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "badger":
     aggravate, annoy, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, blackmail, bother,
     bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chivy, devil,
     discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, exact, exasperate, exercise,
     extort, fash, force from, get, gripe, harass, harry, heckle,
     hector, hound, irk, levy blackmail, miff, molest, nag, needle,
     nettle, nudzh, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on, pique, plague,
     pluck the beard, pother, provoke, pry loose from, rend, rend from,
     ride, rile, rip, rip from, roil, ruffle, screw, shake down,
     snatch from, squeeze, tear from, tease, torment, try the patience,
     tweak the nose, vex, worry, wrench, wrench from, wrest, wring,
     wring from
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  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.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Badger, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    610
     Housing Units (2000): 232
     Land area (2000):     1.691226 sq. miles (4.380256 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.691226 sq. miles (4.380256 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            04195
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             42.615303 N, 94.144454 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50516
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Badger, IA
      Badger
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Badger, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    144
     Housing Units (2000): 66
     Land area (2000):     1.064676 sq. miles (2.757498 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.064676 sq. miles (2.757498 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            03060
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             44.485685 N, 97.207380 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57214
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Badger, SD
      Badger
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Badger, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    470
     Housing Units (2000): 228
     Land area (2000):     1.332007 sq. miles (3.449882 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.332007 sq. miles (3.449882 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            03160
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             48.780003 N, 96.016780 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     56714
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Badger, MN
      Badger
  

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