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owl

 (oul)
n.
1. Any of various often nocturnal birds of prey of the order Strigiformes, having hooked and feathered talons, a large head with a short hooked beak, large eyes set forward, and fluffy plumage that allows for almost noiseless flight.
2. Any of several breeds of domestic pigeons having a very short beak somewhat like that of an owl and often a frill of feathers on the chest.

[Middle English owle, from Old English ūle, of imitative origin.]
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owl

(aʊl)
n
1. (Animals) any nocturnal bird of prey of the order Strigiformes, having large front-facing eyes, a small hooked bill, soft feathers, and a short neck
2. (Breeds) any of various breeds of owl-like fancy domestic pigeon (esp the African owl, Chinese owl, and English owl)
3. a person who looks or behaves like an owl, esp in having a solemn manner
[Old English ūle; related to Dutch uil, Old High German ūwila, Old Norse ugla]
ˈowl-ˌlike adj
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owl

(aʊl)

n.
1. any of numerous chiefly nocturnal birds of prey comprising the order Strigiformes, having a broad head with large, forward-directed eyes that are usu. surrounded by disks of modified feathers.
3. a person of owllike solemnity or appearance.
[before 900; Middle English oule, Old English ūle, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch ūle, Old Norse ugla; akin to Old High German ūwila (German Eule)]
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owl

(oul)
Any of various birds of prey that are usually active at night and have a large head, large forward-facing eyes, a short hooked bill, and a flat round face.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.owl - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyesowl - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
owlet - young owl
Athene noctua, little owl - small European owl
horned owl - large owls having prominent ear tufts
great gray owl, great grey owl, Strix nebulosa - large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia
Strix aluco, tawny owl - reddish-brown European owl having a round head with black eyes
barred owl, Strix varia - large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brown
Otus asio, screech owl - small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle
screech owl - any owl that has a screeching cry
scops owl - any of several small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call
spotted owl, Strix occidentalis - a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central Mexico; has dark brown plumage and a heavily spotted chest
hoot owl - any owl that hoots as distinct from screeching
hawk owl, Surnia ulula - grey-and-white diurnal hawk-like owl of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
Asio otus, long-eared owl - slender European owl of coniferous forests with long ear tufts
laughing owl, Sceloglaux albifacies, laughing jackass - almost extinct owl of New Zealand
barn owl, Tyto alba - mottled buff and white owl often inhabiting barns and other structures; important in rodent control
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owl

noun
Related words
young owlet
collective noun parliament
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Translations
بُومَةٌبومَه
sova
ugle
بوفجغد
pöllö
उल्लू
sova
bagoly
burung hantu
ugla
フクロウ
올빼미
pelėda
pūce
bufniţă
sovavýr
sova
buljinajejajejinasovaсова
ugglauv
นกเค้าแมว
сова
con cú

owl

[aʊl] N (= barn owl) → lechuza f; (= little owl) → mochuelo m; (= long-eared owl) → búho m; (= tawny owl) → cárabo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

owl

[ˈaʊl] nchouette f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

owl

nEule f; wise old owlweise Eule
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owl

[aʊl] n (small) → civetta; (big) → gufo
little owl → civetta notturna
long-eared owl → gufo comune
short-eared owl → gufo di palude
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

owl

(aul) noun
a type of bird that flies at night and feeds on small birds and animals.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

owl

بُومَةٌ sova ugle Eule κουκουβάγια búho pöllö chouette sova civetta フクロウ 올빼미 uil ugle sowa coruja сова uggla นกเค้าแมว baykuş con cú 猫头鹰
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