Definitions for Prowlpraʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to rove or go about stealthily, as in search of prey or something to steal.

  2. (v.t.)to rove over or through in search of what may be found:

    to prowl the streets.

  3. (n.)the act of prowling.

Idioms for prowl:

  1. on the prowl,in the act of prowling; searching stealthily.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See lurk.

Origin of prowl:

1350–1400; ME prollen, of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prowl(verb)

    the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)

  2. prowl(verb)

    move about in or as if in a predatory manner

    "The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"

  3. prowl, lurch(verb)

    loiter about, with no apparent aim


  1. prowl(Verb)

    To be on the lookout for some prey.

  2. prowl(Verb)

    To be watching over something.

  3. prowl(Verb)

    To fanny about, seemingly aimlessly.

    That dandy has nothing better to do than prowl around town all day in his pinstripe suit.

  4. prowl(Verb)

    To walk authoratively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prowl(verb)

    to rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty

  2. Prowl(verb)

    to collect by plunder; as, to prowl money

  3. Prowl(verb)

    to rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast; hence, to prey; to plunder

  4. Prowl(noun)

    the act of prowling


  1. Prowl

    Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers series. "Prowl" is one of the most re-used American names in the assorted Transformers series, and its use has become almost synonymous with Autobots who possess a police car alternate mode. An Autobot named Prowl was one of the main heroes in both the Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: Animated series.

Translations for Prowl

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to move about stealthily in order to steal, attack, catch etc

Tigers were prowling in the jungle.

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