caw
intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1589 to utter the harsh raucous natural call of the crow or a similar cry • caw noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • caw — caw·die; caw·quaw; ma·caw; mi·caw·ber; mi·caw·ber·ish; mi·caw·ber·ism; caw; …   English syllables

  • caw — [ kɔ ] verb intransitive when CROWS (=large black birds) caw, they make a loud unpleasant sound ╾ caw noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Caw — (k[add]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cawed} (k[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cawing}.] [Imitative. [root]22 Cf. {Chough}.] To cry like a crow, rook, or raven. [1913 Webster] Rising and cawing at the gun s report. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caw — Caw, n. The cry made by the crow, rook, or raven. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caw — {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres AAA à DZZ EAA à HZZ IAA à LZZ MAA à PZZ QAA à TZZ UAA à XZZ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • caw — [ko: US ko:] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] the loud sound made by some types of bird, especially ↑crows >caw v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • caw — ► NOUN ▪ the harsh cry of a rook, crow, or similar bird. ► VERB ▪ utter a caw. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • CAW — CAW. См. Углеродистая дуговая сварка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • caw — make a sound like a crow, raven, etc., 1580s, imitative. As a noun, recorded from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • caw — [kô] n. [echoic] the harsh, strident cry of a crow or raven vi. to make this sound …   English World dictionary

  • caw — UK [kɔː] / US [kɔ] verb [intransitive] Word forms caw : present tense I/you/we/they caw he/she/it caws present participle cawing past tense cawed past participle cawed when crows (= large black birds) caw, they make a loud unpleasant sound… …   English dictionary

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