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fal·con

 (făl′kən, fôl′-, fô′kən)
n.
1.
a. Any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae and especially of the genus Falco, having a short, curved beak and long, pointed, powerful wings adapted for swift flight.
b. Any of several birds of these or related species, such as hawks, trained to hunt small game.
c. A female bird of this type used in falconry.
2. A small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th century.

[Middle English, from Old French faucon, falcun, from Late Latin falcō, falcōn-; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

falcon

(ˈfɔːlkən; ˈfɔːkən)
n
1. (Animals) any diurnal bird of prey of the family Falconidae, esp any of the genus Falco (gyrfalcon, peregrine falcon, etc), typically having pointed wings and a long tail
2. (Falconry)
a. any of these or related birds, trained to hunt small game
b. the female of such a bird. Compare tercelfalconine
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a light-medium cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries
[C13: from Old French faucon, from Late Latin falcō hawk, probably of Germanic origin; perhaps related to Latin falx sickle]

fal•con

(ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən)

n.
1. any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae, having long pointed wings and capable of swift, agile flight.
2. Falconry.
a. the female gyrfalcon.
b. the female peregrine falcon.
Compare tercel.
3. any bird of prey trained for use in falconry.
4. a small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
[1200–50; Middle English fauco(u)n, falcon < Anglo-French, Old French faucon < Late Latin falcōnem]
fal•co•nine (ˈfɔl kəˌnaɪn, -nɪn, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-) adj.
fal′co•noid`, adj.

fal·con

(făl′kən, fôl′kən)
Any of various birds of prey having a short curved beak, sharp claws, and long pointed wings. Falcons often eat other birds and are usually smaller than hawks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flightfalcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Falconidae, family Falconidae - a family of birds of the order Falconiformes
Falco peregrinus, peregrine, peregrine falcon - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
Falco rusticolus, gerfalcon, gyrfalcon - large and rare Arctic falcon having white and dark color phases
Falco tinnunculus, kestrel - small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind
American kestrel, Falco sparverius, kestrel, sparrow hawk - small North American falcon
Falco columbarius, pigeon hawk, merlin - small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
Falco subbuteo, hobby - small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds
caracara - any of various long-legged carrion-eating hawks of South America and Central America
Verb1.falcon - hunt with falcons; "The tribes like to falcon in the desert"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

falcon

noun
Related words
adjective falconine
male tercel or tiercel
young eyas
Translations
باز، صَقْرصقر
сокол
sokol
falk
falko
pistrik
شاهین
haukka
sokol
sólyom
fálki
falco
sakalas
vanags
şoim
sokol
sokol
falk
doğangökdoğanşahin

falcon

[ˈfɔːlkən] Nhalcón m

falcon

[ˈfɔːlkən] n (= bird) → faucon m peregrine falcon

falcon

nFalke m

falcon

[ˈfɔːlkən] nfalco, falcone m

falcon

(ˈfoːlkən) , ((American) ˈfal-) noun
a kind of bird of prey sometimes used for hunting.
References in classic literature ?
The touch probably associated, as is usual, with some of the apprehensions excited by his dream; for the old man started up, his grey hair standing almost erect upon his head, and huddling some part of his garments about him, while he held the detached pieces with the tenacious grasp of a falcon, he fixed upon the Palmer his keen black eyes, expressive of wild surprise and of bodily apprehension.
The pack-saddle being secured, as Don Quixote was about to lift up his enchanted mistress in his arms and put her upon her beast, the lady, getting up from the ground, saved him the trouble, for, going back a little, she took a short run, and putting both hands on the croup of the ass she dropped into the saddle more lightly than a falcon, and sat astride like a man, whereat Sancho said, "Rogue
She held steadily on her course, and even a falcon, swiftest of all birds, could not have kept pace with her.
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
Then, as the soaring falcon poises on the wing high above some sheer rock, and presently swoops down to chase some bird over the plain, even so did Neptune lord of the earthquake wing his flight into the air and leave them.
That faultless falcon profile with purple-black Italian eye, which had been snap-shotted so often both for Smart Society and the Western Sun, gave everyone the impression of a man eaten by ambition as by a fire, or even a disease.
I want to put on lavender-colored tights, with red velvet breeches and a green doublet slashed with yellow; to have a light-blue silk cloak on my shoulder, and a black eagle's plume waving from my hat, and a big sword, and a falcon, and a lance, and a prancing horse, so that I might go about and gladden the eyes of the people.
And, while speaking these words, D'Artagnan fixed his falcon eye upon Louis XIV.
Beside him, on the arm of his great chair, roosted his favorite falcon, for the Prior was fond of the gentle craft of hawking.
He knew all this and therefore waited calmly for what would happen, with more patience than the horses, especially the near one, the chestnut Falcon, who was pawing the ground and champing his bit.
Plymdale, a round-eyed sharp little woman, like a tamed falcon.
Why," said Alleyne, "a merlin is a bird of the same form as an eagle or a falcon.