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Meaning of "ratel" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RATEL

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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RATEL

ratel  [ˈreɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ratel is 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.

WHAT DOES RATEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ratel

Honey badger

The honey badger, also known as the ratel, is a species of mustelid native to Africa, Southwest Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent. Despite its name, the honey badger does not closely resemble other badger species; instead, it bears more anatomical similarities to weasels. It is classed as Least Concern by the IUCN owing to its extensive range and general environmental adaptations. It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.

Definition of ratel in the English dictionary

The definition of ratel in the dictionary is Also called: honey badger. a musteline mammal, Mellivora capensis, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Asia. It has a massive body, strong claws, and a thick coat that is paler on the back and it feeds on honey and small animals. Other definition of ratel is a six-wheeled armoured vehicle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATEL


antenatal
ˌæntɪˈneɪtəl
capital
ˈkæpɪtəl
datal
ˈdeɪtəl
digital
ˈdɪdʒɪtəl
fatal
ˈfeɪtəl
hiatal
haɪˈeɪtəl
hospital
ˈhɒspɪtəl
little
ˈlɪtəl
meatal
mɪˈeɪtəl
natal
ˈneɪtəl
neonatal
ˌniːəʊˈneɪtəl
nonfatal
ˌnɒnˈfeɪtəl
parastatal
ˌpærəˈsteɪtəl
perinatal
ˌpɛrɪˈneɪtəl
postnatal
pəʊstˈneɪtəl
postneonatal
ˌpəʊstˌniːəʊˈneɪtəl
prenatal
priːˈneɪtəl
primatal
praɪˈmeɪtəl
ratal
ˈreɪtəl
statal
ˈsteɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATEL

rate
rate collector
rate of exchange
rate of flow
rate of growth
rate of return
rate rebate
rate-cap
rate-capped
rate-capping
rateability
rateable
rateable value
rateableness
rateably
rateen
ratemeter
ratepayer
rater
rates

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATEL

aparthotel
boatel
brocatel
cartel
Datel
family hotel
floatel
hostel
hotel
intel
Keitel
mantel
Martel
moschatel
motel
muscatel
pastel
private hotel
resort hotel
youth hostel

Synonyms and antonyms of ratel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ratel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATEL

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

Translator English - Chinese

RATEL
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ratel
570 millions of speakers

English

ratel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार का जनवार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الراتل حيوان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ratel
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ratel
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Ratel
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ratel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ratel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ratel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラテル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오소리의 일종
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con chồn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ratel
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॉटेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hint porsuğu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ratel
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ratel
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ratel
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ratel
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ratel
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Ratel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ratel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ratel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ratel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATEL»

The term «ratel» is regularly used and occupies the 102.523 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATEL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ratel» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ratel» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATEL»

Discover the use of ratel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ratel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed ...
In addition, the ratel is one of the few mammalian predators on bees, feeding both on larvae and honey, hence the scientific name Mellivora, "honey eater," and the common name, honey badger. Its technique and association with the honey ...
Richard Estes, 1991
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Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States
RATEl 4.8« LB LB 1 925 2 2 NE« ZEALAND & «ESTERN SAMOA COUNTRIES UNDER SlOiOOO . . LB 165 025 49 BBS 7 098 COUNTRIES UNDER SlOiOOO . . COLUMN 2 RATEl SO. 08 PER LB. 1 925 COLUMN 2 RATEl SO. 06 PER LB.
United States. Bureau of the Census, 1968
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East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, ...
The ratel shares with the zorilla and striped weasel the distinction of being black below and white above. This very conspicuous colouring is correlated with its being virtually free from attack, an immunity it may owe partly to its possession of  ...
Jonathan Kingdon, 1988
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Symbiosis
Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn. claws could easily tear a bees' nest open, and its heavy fur and thick, tough skin protect it from the stings of angry bees. The honeyguide and ratel work together as a team to find ...
Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, 1998
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The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals ...
few other mammals (ratel, baboons, chimpanzees) to follow it to the nearest beehive. The ratel is the only animal that does, impelled by its own craving for honey and bee Iarvae. While neither bird nor beast depends on the other to find and ...
Richard D. Estes, 1999
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Wood's Popular Natural History
THE RATEL. forages far and wide for her offspring, and lays up the produce of her chase in certain cunningly-contrived larders. In a wood belonging to Lord Bagot, a Stoat nursery was discovered, having within it no less than six inhabitants, ...
J. G. Wood, 2010
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Tanzania
Ratel Weight 7-16kg; length 75-100cm Don't be mislead by the small size and skunk-like appearance of the ratel – it may be the fiercest of all African animals. Some Africans say they would rather face a lion than a ratel, and even lions ...
Mary Fitzpatrick, 2010
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Big Cats
This is an extremely unusual color pattern, and some authorities have proposed a fascinating and convincing speculation as to why young cheetahs are marked in such unusual fashion. The ratel, or honey badger, is closely related to our own  ...
Tom Brakefield
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Uganda
(Mellivora capensis) The ratel is a medium-sized mustelid with a puppy-like head , black sides and underparts and a grey-white back. It is an adaptable creature, eating whatever comes its way – it's said that they've been known to kill buffaloes  ...
Philip Briggs, Andrew Roberts, 2010
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32 Battalion: The Inside Story of South Africa's Elite ...
On 30 October, 4 SA1 arrived at Mavinga and was immediately assigned to form the core of Battle Group Charlie, which consisted of two mechanised companies in Ratel 20s, two motorised companies from 32 Battalion in Buffels, a squadron ...
Piet Nortje, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ratel is used in the context of the following news items.
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One dead in Ratel crash
A Ratel. One person died and another was injured when their car crashed into the back of a Ratel armoured personnel carrier that was driving on the N1 ... «defenceWeb, Jul 15»
2
Ratel keen to retain B12H link amid V8 takeover
The news came after Ratel's SRO Group increased its Bathurst 12 Hour involvement for 2016; agreeing to supply race director Claude Surmont in addition to the ... «Speedcafe, Jul 15»
3
LMT hands refurbished Ratel back to SA War Museum
Ratel 0001 at the SA war museum. Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) yesterday handed over the first production Ratel infantry fighting vehicle to the National ... «defenceWeb, Jul 15»
4
Seven manufacturers likely for 2015 FIA GT World Cup in Macau
"The idea of the FIA is to have three cars per manufacturer," said Ratel, who ... but we want the manufacturers to send their top customer teams," explained Ratel. «autosport.com, Jul 15»
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Stephane Ratel and the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa
The highlight of the 2015 Blancpain GT Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, will be held in less than eight weeks. Time to ask the CEO and founder of SRO ... «Planetlemans.com, Jun 15»
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CAFE CHAT: Stephane Ratel on Bathurst 12H
Stephane Ratel has been instrumental in GT3 racing's global explosion and now he has a vision to expand into the Asia-Pacific market with a new endurance ... «Speedcafe, Apr 15»
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Expanding teams boost Blancpain GT grids for the 2015 season
Series promoter, the Stephane Ratel Organisation announced last week that the ... Ratel told AUTOSPORT: "The increase isn't really from new entrants, just ... «autosport.com, Mar 15»
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Stephen Kerrick, Meghan Ratel are married
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - St. Ann's R.C. Church, Dongan Hills, was the setting Aug.31 for the wedding of Meghan Ryan Ratel and Stephen David Kerrick. «Staten Island Advance - SILive.com, Nov 14»
9
Ratel launches new GT3 series
Blancpain boss Stephane Ratel launches new GT3 series ... The GT Sports Club series organised by the Stephane Ratel Organisation will be open only to ... «autosport.com, Nov 14»
10
Elusive ratels finally caught on camera
The very first photographic evidence of the elusive ratel or honey badger in Karnataka has emerged from camera-traps set in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in ... «The Hindu, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ratel [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ratel>. Mar 2020 ».
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