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Definitions for coyote
kaɪˈoʊ ti, ˈkaɪ oʊtcoy·ote

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coyote, prairie wolf, brush wolf, Canis latransnoun

    small wolf native to western North America

  2. coyotenoun

    someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)

  3. coyotenoun

    a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)


  1. coyotenoun

    A species of canine native to North America.

  2. coyotenoun

    A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.

  3. Etymology: From coyote, from coyotl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coyotenoun

    a carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl

  2. Etymology: [Spanish Amer., fr. Mexican coyotl.]


  1. Coyote

    The coyote, also known as the American jackal, brush wolf, or the prairie wolf, is a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada. The term is also used for the Eastern Coyote, which contains not only C. latrans but also significant percentages of Canis lupus lycaon ancestry. Currently, 19 subspecies are recognized, with 16 in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and three in Central America. Unlike the related gray wolf, which is Eurasian in origin, evolutionary theory suggests the coyote evolved in North America during the Pleistocene epoch 1.81 million years ago alongside the dire wolf. Although not closely related, the coyote evolved separately to fill roughly the same ecological niche in the Americas that is filled in Eurasia and Africa by the similarly sized jackals. Unlike the wolf, the coyote's range has expanded in the wake of human civilization, and coyotes readily reproduce in metropolitan areas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coyote

    ko-yōt′e, n. a prairie wolf, abundant in Mexico and Texas. [Mex. coyotl.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coyote in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coyote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of coyote in a Sentence

  1. The Yonkers Police Department:

    This coyote, including a second coyote observed traveling with the same, is suspected of multiple biting attacks in Yonkers and the surrounding jurisdictions over the past several days.

  2. Brian Porter:

    It was a pretty big animal, by the far biggest coyote I've ever seen.

  3. Melanie Lynskey:

    Coyote Ugly. it was ridiculous.

  4. President Biden:

    I think one of the fundamental things we've got to do in addition to some of the changes we'll make, which we wo n’t get into it today, is that if we figure out why they're leaving in the first place, it's not like people sit around and say, in Guadalajara, ‘ I got a great idea, let's sell everything we have, give it to a coyote, take us across the border, leave us in the desert in a country doesn't want us. We don't speak the language. Won't that be fun ? ’.

  5. Dorothy Kwan:

    I just wish I knew who to call. Even when a coyote does something aggressive like this, they still refuse to do something, i’m not suggesting we get rid of all coyotes, but this one is out and about in broad daylight and it’s not scared of humans.

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