diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
hunt with falcons
"The tribes like to falcon in the desert"
Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey.
To hunt with a falcon or falcons.
Origin: From falcon, faulcon, from falcon, falcun, from falco, of origin, probably via Old , from falkô, from from pol̑-, from . Cognate with fealca, fealcen, valk, Falke, falk, fálki, pálšas, bāls, buolgs. More at fallow.
one of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight
any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game
an ancient form of cannon
Origin: [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, . faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. Falchion.]
A falcon is any species of raptor in the genus Falco. The genus contains 37 species, widely distributed throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and North America. Adult falcons have thin tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and to change direction rapidly. Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers, which makes their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a broadwing. This makes it easier to fly while learning the exceptional skills required to be effective hunters as adults. Peregrine Falcons have been recorded diving at speeds of 200 miles per hour, making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth. Other falcons include the Gyrfalcon, Lanner Falcon, and the Merlin. Some small falcons with long narrow wings are called hobbies, and some which hover while hunting are called kestrels. The falcons are part of the family Falconidae, which also includes the caracaras, Laughing Falcon, forest falcons, and falconets. The traditional term for a male falcon is tercel or tiercel, from Latin tertius = third because of the belief that only one in three eggs hatched a male bird. Some sources give the etymology as deriving from the fact that a male falcon is approximately one third smaller than the female.A falcon chick, especially one reared for falconry, that is still in its downy stage is known as an eyas. The word arose by mistaken division of Old French un niais, from Latin presumed nidiscus. The technique of hunting with trained captive birds of prey is known as falconry.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fol′kon, or faw′kn, n. a bird of prey formerly trained to the pursuit of game: a kind of cannon.—ns. Fal′coner, one who sports with, or who breeds and trains, falcons or hawks for taking wild-fowl; Fal′conet, a small field-gun in use till the 16th century.—adj. Fal′con-eyed, keen-eyed.—ns. Fal′con-gen′til, -gen′tle, the female and young of the goshawk.—adj. Fal′conine.—n. Fal′conry, the art of training or hunting with falcons. [O. Fr. faucon—Low L. falcōn-em—L. falx, a hook or sickle.]
The numerical value of falcon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of falcon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The two we are making recommendations on are Falcon and Bundu.
My other son said that Falcon was at the bottom of the flying saucer.
Today they sabotaged another very important (energy) plant in Falcon.
They say “Wine is Satan's falcon,”; apparently he uses it in hunting men!
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
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- صقر, شاهينArabic
- falcóCatalan, Valencian
- falcón, halcónSpanish
- belatz handiBasque
- باز, شاهینPersian
- smyril, fálkurFaroese
- falkWestern Frisian
- seabhagScottish Gaelic
- falco, falconeItalian
- 隼, ハヤブサJapanese
- შავარდენი, ბაზიGeorgian
- 매, 송골매Korean
- شاهین, بازKurdish
- шумкар, ылаачынKyrgyz
- sakalas keleivisLithuanian
- lielais piekūnsLatvian
- falkNorwegian Nynorsk
- giníNavajo, Navaho
- astori perdighinu, àcchili piscadrixi, tilibriuSardinian
- soko, sokol, сокол, сокоSerbo-Croatian
- gökdoğan, doğanTurkish
- chim cắt, chim ưngVietnamese
- jifalok, falokül, hifalok, faon, hifalokül, falok, jifalokülVolapük
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