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Meaning of "otter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OTTER

Old English otor; related to Old Norse otr, Old High German ottar, Greek hudra, Sanskrit udra.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OTTER

otter  [ˈɒtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Otter is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb otter in English.

WHAT DOES OTTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

otter

Otter

Otter is a common name for a carnivorous mammal in subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic or aquatic, with diets based on fish and invertebrates. Lutrinae is a branch of the weasel family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, martens, minks, polecats, Eurasian and American badgers, honey badgers and wolverines.

Definition of otter in the English dictionary

The first definition of otter in the dictionary is any freshwater carnivorous musteline mammal of the subfamily Lutrinae, esp Lutra lutra, typically having smooth fur, a streamlined body, and webbed feet. Other definition of otter is the fur of any of these animals. Otter is also Also called: otter board. a type of fishing tackle consisting of a weighted board to which hooked and baited lines are attached.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OTTER

PRESENT

Present
I otter
you otter
he/she/it otters
we otter
you otter
they otter
Present continuous
I am ottering
you are ottering
he/she/it is ottering
we are ottering
you are ottering
they are ottering
Present perfect
I have ottered
you have ottered
he/she/it has ottered
we have ottered
you have ottered
they have ottered
Present perfect continuous
I have been ottering
you have been ottering
he/she/it has been ottering
we have been ottering
you have been ottering
they have been ottering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ottered
you ottered
he/she/it ottered
we ottered
you ottered
they ottered
Past continuous
I was ottering
you were ottering
he/she/it was ottering
we were ottering
you were ottering
they were ottering
Past perfect
I had ottered
you had ottered
he/she/it had ottered
we had ottered
you had ottered
they had ottered
Past perfect continuous
I had been ottering
you had been ottering
he/she/it had been ottering
we had been ottering
you had been ottering
they had been ottering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will otter
you will otter
he/she/it will otter
we will otter
you will otter
they will otter
Future continuous
I will be ottering
you will be ottering
he/she/it will be ottering
we will be ottering
you will be ottering
they will be ottering
Future perfect
I will have ottered
you will have ottered
he/she/it will have ottered
we will have ottered
you will have ottered
they will have ottered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ottering
you will have been ottering
he/she/it will have been ottering
we will have been ottering
you will have been ottering
they will have been ottering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would otter
you would otter
he/she/it would otter
we would otter
you would otter
they would otter
Conditional continuous
I would be ottering
you would be ottering
he/she/it would be ottering
we would be ottering
you would be ottering
they would be ottering
Conditional perfect
I would have otter
you would have otter
he/she/it would have otter
we would have otter
you would have otter
they would have otter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ottering
you would have been ottering
he/she/it would have been ottering
we would have been ottering
you would have been ottering
they would have been ottering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you otter
we let´s otter
you otter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to otter
Past participle
ottered
Present Participle
ottering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OTTER


blotter
ˈblɒtə
cotta
ˈkɒtə
cotter
ˈkɒtə
dotter
ˈdɒtə
globetrotter
ˈɡləʊbˌtrɒtə
gotta
ˈɡɒtə
hotter
ˈhɒtə
lotta
ˈlɒtə
lotter
ˈlɒtə
pelota
pəˈlɒtə
plotter
ˈplɒtə
potter
ˈpɒtə
ricotta
rɪˈkɒtə
rotter
ˈrɒtə
slotter
ˈslɒtə
spotter
ˈspɒtə
squatter
ˈskwɒtə
terracotta
ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə
trainspotter
ˈtreɪnspɒtə
trotter
ˈtrɒtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTTER

ottar
ottava
ottava rima
ottavino
Ottawa
otter board
otter hound
otter shell
otter shrew
Otterburn
otto
Otto cycle
Otto engine
Otto I
Otto IV
ottoman
Ottoman Empire
ottrelite

WORDS THAT END LIKE OTTER

better
bitter
butter
cutter
for that matter
for the better
glitter
latter
letter
litter
matter
mutter
newsletter
no matter
sitter
the better
the fact of the matter
to the letter
twitter
wetter

Synonyms and antonyms of otter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «otter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OTTER

Find out the translation of otter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of otter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «otter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

水獭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nutria
570 millions of speakers

English

otter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَعْلَبُ الْـمَاءِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выдра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lontra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভোঁদড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

loutre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Otter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Otter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カワウソ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수달
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Liyane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con rái cá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

su samuru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lontra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wydra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

видра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vidră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βίδρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

otter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of otter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OTTER»

The term «otter» is very widely used and occupies the 19.620 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OTTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about otter

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTTER»

Discover the use of otter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to otter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tarka the Otter
In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap.
Henry Williamson, 2009
2
Otter Country: In Search of the Wild Otter
Otter Country follows Darlington's search through different landscapes, seasons, weather and light, as she tracked one of Britain's most elusive animals.
Miriam Darlington, 2012
3
Otter
In Otter, human geographer Daniel Allen reveals how the animal’s identity has been shaped by this variety of human interactions.
Daniel Allen, 2010
4
Otter
Describes how otters construct their homes, find food, mate, play, and care for their young.
Sandy Ransford, 2003
5
Melville's Anatomies
In fascinating new contextual readings of four of Herman Melville's novels "Typee," "White-Jacket, Moby-Dick," and "Pierre" Samuel Otter delves into Melville's exorbitant prose to show how he anatomizes ideology, making it palpable and ...
Samuel Otter, 1999
6
Otter
Introduces otters, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, food, and predators.
Michael Leach, 2008
7
Sea Otter Cove: A Relaxation Story
Children are sure to love experiencing belly breathing with playful sea otters and a sea child.
Lori Lite, 2008
8
Otter
Explore the world of the otter. Watch as it darts and plays in its watery world. See how it builds its home and marks its territory, and learn how it raises its young, teaching them to swim and hunt.
Ting Morris, 2005
9
Oscar Otter
A parable about a headstrong little otter who saves himself from a hungry fox with the help of a friendly beaver, learning in the process the value of his father's advice
Nathaniel Benchley, 2009
10
Otter Skins, Boston Ships and China Goods: The Maritime Fur ...
No more comprehensive or painstakingly researched account of the maritime fur trade of the Northwest Coast has ever been written. James R. Gibson is a professor in the Department of Geography, York University.
James R. Gibson, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term otter is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office looking for car hauler stolen from …
Deer Creek, MN (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office is looking for a car hauler stolen from Truax Auto Sales. The sheriff's ... «WDAZ, Jul 15»
2
Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) Hits New 52-week Low During July 24 Session
Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $25.56, Otter ... «Equities.com, Jul 15»
3
Otter Media Makes Another Investment Into Content
Supergravity Pictures, the digital entertainment studio specializing in films starring social video influencers, announced today that it had ... «VideoInk, Jul 15»
4
Otter Tail County to stuff the bus
On Aug. 4, community members can donate school supplies to children in need at the following sites for the annual United Way Stuff the Bus ... «Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Jul 15»
5
Otter cub rescued after severe flooding in Aberfeldy
The male otter, who has been named Ripple, is now being rehabilitated at the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross. «BBC News, Jul 15»
6
Peter Chernin's Otter Media Invests in Supergravity Pictures
Otter Media has made its bet on the future of film. The joint venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T has invested an undisclosed amount ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
7
Watch: Baby Otters Debut at the L.A. Zoo
Animal naturalists at the L.A. Zoo are proudly showing off the latest additions to the giant river otter family. A litter of three pups was born March ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
8
BLOG: Otter Wants Next Prez to Be a Governor Like Him
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter speaks at the Twin Falls High School graduation at the College of Southern Idaho on Friday, May 29, 2015, in Twin ... «Twin Falls Times-News, Jul 15»
9
Baby otter found in car park after flooding
AN otter cub just three weeks old has been found in a car park after heavy flooding. The tiny creature, who has since been named Ripple, was ... «The National, Jul 15»
10
Oregon Zoo holds vote to name rescued otter pup
PORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo is asking the public to vote on a rescued otter pup taking up residence there. KATU-TV reports ... «Daily Astorian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Otter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/otter>. Oct 2020 ».
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