from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fox.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a name in European folklore for the red fox.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An appelation applied after the manner of a proper name to the fox. Same as renard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the fox in fable and poetry, in which the fox figures as cunning personified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
Middle English Renard, Reynard, from Old French Renart and Middle Dutch Reynaert, the name of the fox in the beast epic Roman de Renart.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French Renard (from which renard ("fox")), from German Reinhard, from Proto-Germanic *ragina (“counsel by the gods”) + Old High German harti ("hard, strong"). (Wiktionary)