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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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"
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falcon

noun
Related words
adjective falconine
male tercel or tiercel
young eyas
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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
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falcon

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

nFalke m
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falcon

[ˈfɔːlkən] nfalco, falcone m
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falcon

(ˈfoːlkən) , ((American) ˈfal-) noun
a kind of bird of prey sometimes used for hunting.
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(Detection of parasites in stool samples in children 0 to 5 years in a rural area of Falcon state).
CRP is located in the Paraguana Peninsula in Falcon state (Amuay & Cardon) and the western coast of Lake Maracaibo in Zulia state (Bajo Grande).
Luongo until May 2011 used to be general manager of the Paraguana Refining Centre (CRP), a complex in Falcon state for three refineries - two of which being large and a small one no longer operating (see down20VenzRefNov11-13).
"We warned that something was going to happen, a catastrophic event," said Ivan Freites, the secretary general of a 1,200- member union of oil and natural gas industry workers in Falcon state, where the refinery is located.
(PIZCA), a leading aloe company in Venezuela, with industrial facilities located at the city of Coro, in Falcon State, Venezuela.
A deadly blast on Saturday morning ripped through the oil refinery in Falcon state, in the country's north, setting two giant fuel tankers alight.
Following the incident, the Venezuelan president declared three days of mourning and called for a thorough investigation into the cause of the tragic explosion at the Amuay plant, located on the Paraguana Peninsula in the northwestern Falcon State.
With casualties of the earthshaking explosion at Venezuela's largest oil refinery rising to 39 dead and more than 80 injured on Saturday, President Hugo Chavez has called for an investigation to determine the cause of the firestorm at the Amuay plant in Falcon state in the northwest of the country.
Falcon state governor Stella Lugo last night said firefighters had controlled the flames at the refinery, where large clouds of smoke were rising, and the Army had secured the plant.
Local Falcon state governor Stella Lugo said the situation was, however, under control several hours after the explosion at about 1 a.m.
"Unfortunately, 24 people have died, the majority of them members of our National Guard," Vice President Elias Jaua told reporters in local Falcon state. "Four people are in hospital right now, two were transferred to Zulia state and 50 people, thank God, were sent home after treatment because their injuries were not serious." Most of those killed in the blast, which was caused by a gas leak, were National Guard troops providing security at the sprawling Amuay facilities, officials said.