cowl
I. noun Etymology: Middle English cowle, from Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla monk's hood, from Latin cucullus hood Date: before 12th century 1. a. a hood or long hooded cloak especially of a monk b. a draped neckline on a woman's garment 2. a. a chimney covering designed to improve the draft b. the top portion of the front part of an automobile body forward of the two front doors to which are attached the windshield and instrument board c. cowling II. transitive verb Date: 1536 to cover with or as if with a cowl

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(especially of a monk) /


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  • Cowl — • A hood worn in many religious orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cowl     Cowl     † C …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cowl — (koul), n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla, cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. {Cucullate}.] 1. A monk s hood; usually attached to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowl — cowl1 [koul] n. [ME coule < OE cugle < LL(Ec) cuculla < L cucullus, cap, hood < ? IE base * (s)keu , to cover > SKY] 1. a) a monk s hood b) a monk s cloak with a hood 2. something shaped like a cowl; esp., a …   English World dictionary

  • cowl — (n.) O.E. cule, from earlier cugele, from L.L. cuculla monk s cowl, variant of L. cucullus hood, cowl, of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • cowl — cowl·ing; un·cowl; cowl; …   English syllables

  • Cowl — Cowl, n. [Cf. OF. cuvele, cuvel, dim. of F. cuve tub, vat, fr. L. cupa. See {Cup}.] A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowl — [kaul] n [: Old English; Origin: cugele, from Latin cucullus] 1.) a large ↑hood that covers your head and shoulders ▪ a monk in a dark habit and cowl 2.) a cover for a ↑chimney …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cowl — [ kaul ] noun count 1. ) a part of a piece of clothing that covers the head and shoulders, worn especially by MONKS 2. ) a cover for a CHIMNEY that improves the flow of smoke …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cowl — ► NOUN 1) a large loose hood forming part of a monk s habit. 2) a hood shaped covering for a chimney or ventilation shaft. 3) another term for COWLING(Cf. ↑cowling). DERIVATIVES cowled adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Cowl — This article is about the garment used by monks and nuns. For other uses, see Cowl (disambiguation) or Cowling (disambiguation). A Roman Catholic monk wearing a cowl …   Wikipedia

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