Cowl

  • 1Cowl — • A hood worn in many religious orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cowl     Cowl     † C …

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  • 2Cowl — (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

  • 3cowl — 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 …

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  • 4cowl — (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 …

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  • 5cowl — cowl·ing; un·cowl; cowl; …

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  • 6Cowl — 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] …

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  • 7cowl — [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

  • 8Cowl [1] — Cowl, Stadt, so v.w. Coel …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9Cowl [2] — Cowl (ind. Gew.), so v.w. Chow …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10cowl — [ 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

  • 11cowl — ► 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

  • 12Cowl — 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 …

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  • 13Cowl — Darry Cowl (* 27. August 1925 in Vittel; † 14. Februar 2006 in Neuilly sur Seine; eigentlich André Darricau), war ein französischer Schauspieler, Komödiant und Musiker. Er bekam 2004 den französischen Filmpreis César als bester Nebendarsteller… …

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  • 14cowl — /kowl/, n. 1. a hooded garment worn by monks. 2. the hood of this garment. 3. part of a garment that is draped to resemble a cowl or hood. 4. the forward part of the body of a motor vehicle supporting the rear of the hood and the windshield and… …

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  • 15cowl — /kaʊl / (say kowl) noun 1. a hooded garment worn by monks. 2. the hood of this garment. 3. a hood shaped covering for a chimney or ventilating shaft, to increase the draught. 4. the forward part of the motor vehicle body supporting the rear of… …

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  • 16Cowl — Recorded in the spellings of Coule, Coull, Cowill, Cowl, and Cowle, this is a surname of Scottish origins. It originates from a place in the county of Aberdeenshire called Coull , although paradoxically this place name may be of pre 7th century… …

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  • 17cowl — UK [kaʊl] / US noun [countable] Word forms cowl : singular cowl plural cowls 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 …

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  • 18cowl — 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… …

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  • 19cowl — noun Cowl is used before these nouns: ↑neck …

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  • 20cowl — [[t]ka͟ʊl[/t]] cowls N COUNT A cowl is a large loose hood covering a person s head, or their head and shoulders. Cowls are worn especially by monks …

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