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the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
move about in or as if in a predatory manner
"The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"
loiter about, with no apparent aim
To be on the lookout for some prey.
To be watching over something.
To fanny about, seemingly aimlessly.
That dandy has nothing better to do than prowl around town all day in his pinstripe suit.
To walk authoratively.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To rove over.
Etymology: Of this word the etymology is doubtful: the old dictionaries write prole, which the dreamer Meric Casaubon derives from πϱοαλὴς, ready, quick. Stephen Skinner, a far more judicious etymologist, deduces it from proieler, a diminutive formed by himself from proier, to prey, Fr. perhaps it may be formed, by accidental corruption, from patrol.
He prowls each place, still in new colours deckt,
Sucking one’s ill, another to infect. Philip Sidney.
To wander for prey; to prey; to plunder.
The champion robbeth by night,
And prowleth and filcheth by daie. Thomas Tusser.
Nor do they bear so quietly the loss of some parcels confiscated abroad, as the great detriment which they suffer by some prowling vice-admiral or publick minister. Walter Raleigh.
As when a prowling wolf,
Whom hunger drives to seek new haunt for prey. John Milton.
Shall he, who looks erect on heav’n,
E’er stoop to mingle with the prowling herd,
And dip his tongue in gore. James Thomson.
And here the fell attorney prowls for prey. Anon.
to rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty
to collect by plunder; as, to prowl money
to rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast; hence, to prey; to plunder
the act of prowling
Etymology: [OE. prollen to search about; of uncertain origin, perh. for proglen, a dim. of prog to beg, or proke to poke. Cf. Proke.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of prowl in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of prowl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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