- A mammal of the family Leporidae, with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail.
- The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get: rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], “The Old Punt: A Curious ‘Turnpike’”, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗, pages 19–20 ↗:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
- (uncountable) The meat from this animal.
- (uncountable) The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur.
- A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.
- (cricket) A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.
- (comptheory) A large element at the beginning of a list of items to be bubble sorted, and thus tending to be quickly swapped into its correct position. Compare turtle.
- bunny (hypocoristic, colloquial, pet name)
- bunny rabbit (hypocoristic, colloquial, pet name)
- coney, cony (dialect)
- French: lapin
- German: Kaninchen, Karnickel (colloquial), Schlappohr (humorous)
- Italian: coniglio
- Portuguese: coelho
- Russian: кро́лик
- Spanish: conejo
- Italian: lapin
- Italian: lepre
rabbit (rabbits, present participle rabbitting; past and past participle rabbitted)
- (intransitive) To hunt rabbits.
- (US, intransitive) To flee.
- The informant seemed skittish, as if he was about to rabbit.
rabbit (rabbits, present participle rabbiting; past and past participle rabbited)
- (British, intransitive) To talk incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble annoyingly.
- Synonyms: rabbit on
- Stop your infernal rabbiting! Use proper words or nobody will listen to you!
- The fourth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.