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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 ?
At the signal, a loud whirr of wings in quick flight was heard and a large Falcon came and settled itself on the window ledge.
asked the Falcon, bending his beak in deep reverence (for it must be known that, after all, the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair was none other than a very kind Fairy who had lived, for more than a thousand years, in the vicinity of the forest).
The Falcon flew away and after two minutes returned, saying, "I have done what you have commanded.
Thou mayst, I think, succeed in taking her from her Saxon friends, but how thou wilt rescue her afterwards from the clutches of Bois-Guilbert seems considerably more doubtful He is a falcon well accustomed to pounce on a partridge, and to hold his prey fast.
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
Why," said Alleyne, "a merlin is a bird of the same form as an eagle or a falcon.
What would the gentles Sir Nicholas Boarhunte, or Sir Bernard Brocas, of Roche Court, say if they saw such a thing--or, perhaps, even the King's own Majesty himself, who often has ridden past this way, and who loves his falcons as he loves his sons?
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.
As a mountain falcon, swiftest of all birds, swoops down upon some cowering dove--the dove flies before him but the falcon with a shrill scream follows close after, resolved to have her--even so did Achilles make straight for Hector with all his might, while Hector fled under the Trojan wall as fast as his limbs could take him.
And, while speaking these words, D'Artagnan fixed his falcon eye upon Louis XIV.
A team from the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital in May released 117 wild falcons in Kazakhstan.
Part of the Sandma Holding A/S group and based at Sonderborg Airport (SGD) in southern Denmark, Air Alsie is one of the largest business aviation companies in Northern Europe and a leading Falcon operator.