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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

  5. Origin: [OE. prollen to search about; of uncertain origin, perh. for proglen, a dim. of prog to beg, or proke to poke. Cf. Proke.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prowl

    prowl, v.i. to keep poking about: to rove about in search of prey or plunder.—n. (coll.) the act of prowling: a roving for prey.—n. Prowl′er.—adj. Prowl′ing.—adv. Prowl′ingly. [Prob. for progle=prokle, a freq. form of proke, to thrust; cf. Prog.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prowl in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prowl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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