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cowl

 (koul)
n.
1.
a. The hood or hooded robe worn especially by a monk.
b. A cowl neck.
2. A hood-shaped covering used to increase the draft of a chimney.
3. The top portion of the front part of an automobile body, supporting the windshield and dashboard.
4. The cowling on an aircraft.
tr.v. cowled, cowl·ing, cowls
To cover with or as if with a cowl.

[Middle English coule, from Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla, from Latin cucullus, hood.]
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cowl

(kaʊl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a hood, esp a loose one
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the hooded habit of a monk
3. (Building) a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
4. (Automotive Engineering) the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
5. (Mechanical Engineering) aeronautics another word for cowling
vb (tr)
6. to cover or provide with a cowl
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to make a monk of
[Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla cowl, from Latin cucullus covering, cap, hood]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

cowl

(kaʊl)

n.
1. a hooded garment worn by monks.
2. the hood itself.
3. a draped, hoodlike garment.
4. the forward part of the body of a motor vehicle supporting the rear of the hood and the windshield and housing the pedals and instrument panel.
5. a cowling.
6. a hoodlike covering for increasing the draft of a chimney or ventilator.
v.t.
7. to cover with or as if with a cowl.
[before 1000; Middle English cou(e)le, Old English cugele, cūle < Late Latin cuculla monk's hood, variant of Latin cucullus hood]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

cowl


Past participle: cowled
Gerund: cowling

Imperative
cowl
cowl
Present
I cowl
you cowl
he/she/it cowls
we cowl
you cowl
they cowl
Preterite
I cowled
you cowled
he/she/it cowled
we cowled
you cowled
they cowled
Present Continuous
I am cowling
you are cowling
he/she/it is cowling
we are cowling
you are cowling
they are cowling
Present Perfect
I have cowled
you have cowled
he/she/it has cowled
we have cowled
you have cowled
they have cowled
Past Continuous
I was cowling
you were cowling
he/she/it was cowling
we were cowling
you were cowling
they were cowling
Past Perfect
I had cowled
you had cowled
he/she/it had cowled
we had cowled
you had cowled
they had cowled
Future
I will cowl
you will cowl
he/she/it will cowl
we will cowl
you will cowl
they will cowl
Future Perfect
I will have cowled
you will have cowled
he/she/it will have cowled
we will have cowled
you will have cowled
they will have cowled
Future Continuous
I will be cowling
you will be cowling
he/she/it will be cowling
we will be cowling
you will be cowling
they will be cowling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cowling
you have been cowling
he/she/it has been cowling
we have been cowling
you have been cowling
they have been cowling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cowling
you will have been cowling
he/she/it will have been cowling
we will have been cowling
you will have been cowling
they will have been cowling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cowling
you had been cowling
he/she/it had been cowling
we had been cowling
you had been cowling
they had been cowling
Conditional
I would cowl
you would cowl
he/she/it would cowl
we would cowl
you would cowl
they would cowl
Past Conditional
I would have cowled
you would have cowled
he/she/it would have cowled
we would have cowled
you would have cowled
they would have cowled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowl - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the enginecowl - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
hood ornament - an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
2.cowl - a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
hood - a headdress that protects the head and face
Verb1.cowl - cover with or as with a cowl; "cowl the boys and veil the girls"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
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Translations
غِطاء رأس الرّاهِب
kapuce
hætte
hettamunkahetta
cuculla
gobtuvas
kapuce
munkekuttecowling-hettekuttemotordeksel
başlıklı cübbe

cowl

[kaʊl] N (= hood) → capucha f; (= garment) → cogulla f; [of chimney] → sombrerete 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

cowl

[ˈkaʊl] n (= hood) (gen)capuchon m; [monk] → capuchon mco-worker [ˈkəʊwɜːrr] n (= colleague) → collègue mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cowl

n
(= monk’s hood)Kapuze f
(= chimney cowl)(Schornstein)kappe f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cowl

[kaʊl] n (hood) → cappuccio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cowl

(kaul) noun
(a cap or hood like) a monk's hood.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
And here are aged Moors with flowing white beards and long white robes with vast cowls; and Bedouins with long, cowled, striped cloaks; and Negroes and Riffians with heads clean-shaven except a kinky scalp lock back of the ear or, rather, upon the after corner of the skull; and all sorts of barbarians in all sorts of weird costumes, and all more or less ragged.
And shining with the growing light of the east, three of the metallic giants stood about the pit, their cowls rotating as though they were surveying the desolation they had made.
Yes, under one of the priests' cowls, there were the contortions of the damned.
Within the monkish cowl his eyes gleamed with a fierce expression which surprised me.
I will draw the cowl of my jacket about my head so that it will hide my brown hair and beard, and then, I trust, no one will know me."
He flew over as I said, stamped with his foot and then putting his face to the cowl of the big ventilator shouted down there: "Please come on deck, sir," in a voice which was not trembling or scared but which we may call fairly expressive.
The hermit, as if wishing to answer to the confidence of his guest, threw back his cowl, and showed a round bullet head belonging to a man in the prime of life.
The roof came down steep and black like a cowl, reaching out beyond the wide galleries that encircled the yellow stuccoed house.
Toward the shaven monk who trudged along with his cowl tilted back and the sweat washing down his fat jowls, the coal-burner was deeply reverent; to the gentleman he was abject; with the small farmer and the free mechanic he was cordial and gossipy; and when a slave passed by with a counte- nance respectfully lowered, this chap's nose was in the air -- he couldn't even see him.
In the battle-blur his face would, in a way be hidden, like the face of a cowled man.
Someone sent her a freshly- discovered dove, a sort of carrier, but which had in the white feathers of its head and neck the form of a religious cowl. The nunnery flourished for more than a century, when, in the time of Penda, who was the reactionary of heathendom, it fell into decay.
"Strikes me you're a bit of star-dust yourself, flung into a world of cowled gnomes who cannot see," was his comment at the end of it.