Definitions for owlaʊl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Ref: night owl.
a person of owllike solemnity or appearance.
Origin of owl:
bef. 900; ME oule, OE ūle, c. MLG, MD ūle, ON ugla; akin to OHG ūwila (G Eule)
owl, bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter(noun)
nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large forest bird that hunts at night
Any of various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing.
A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active.
Translations for owl
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of bird that flies at night and feeds on small birds and animals.
- corujaPortuguese (BR)
- sova, výrCzech
- die EuleGerman
- búho, lechuzaSpanish
- burung hantuIndonesian
- gufo; civettaItalian
- burung hantuMalay
- بوم، جغدPersian
- сова, филинRussian
- 貓頭鷹Chinese (Trad.)
- الو، بومUrdu
- con cúVietnamese
- 猫头鹰Chinese (Simp.)
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