sleuth n : a detective who follows a trail [syn: sleuthhound] v : watch, observe, or inquire secretly [syn: spy, stag, snoop]
Etymology 1From slóð (Norwegian slo).
- Dutch: speurder, speurneus, detective, detectief italbrac informal
- Finnish: etsivä, yksityisetsivä
- Dutch: naspeuren, schaduwen
- In the context of "obsolete|uncountable": Slowness; laziness, sloth.
- A collective term for a group of bears.
- 2007, Elinor De Wire, The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of
Animals at Lighthouses - Page 200
- From the darkness came the howls of routs of wolves and bands of coyotes, the rumbling growls of a sleuth of bears or the bugles of a gang of elk.
- 1995, Bobbie Ann Mason, The Girl Sleuth - Page 13
- If these dainty adventurers weren't being chased by a sleuth of bears or bogeys, they were being captured by Gypsies or thieves.
- 1961, Noel Perrin, A Passport Secretly Green - Page 89''
- As quietly as if I were practicing to join a sleuth of bears, I crept out the door and went on home, eventually winding up in the garage...
- 2007, Elinor De Wire, The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses - Page 200
Sleuth may mean:
- The Sleuth (1925 film)
- Sleuth (1972 film)
- Sleuth (2007 film)
- Sleuth (play)
- Sleuth (computer game)
- Sleuth (Internet RPG)
- Sleuth, a 24-hour entertainment cable channel dedicated to the crime, mystery and suspense genre, from NBC Universal.
- The Sleuth, a Sherlock Holmes parody featured in Disney comics.
- A group of bears
sleuth in German: Sleuth
sleuth in French: Sleuth
sleuth in Dutch: Sleuth
Bow Street runner, FBI, FBI agent, Federal, G-man, Secret Service, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, T-man, detective, dick, eye, fed, gumshoe, hawkshaw, hotel detective, house detective, house dick, inquiry agent, investigator, narc, operative, plainclothesman, police detective, private detective, private eye, private investigator, revenuer, shamus, snoop, store detective, tec, treasury agent