Fowl

  • 1 Fowl — (foul), n. Note: Instead of the pl. {Fowls} the singular is often used collectively. [OE. foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, AS. fugol; akin to OS. fugal D. & G. vogel, OHG. fogal, Icel. & Dan. fugl, Sw. fogel, f[*a]gel, Goth. fugls; of unknown… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fowl — /fowl/, n., pl. fowls, (esp. collectively) fowl, v. n. 1. the domestic or barnyard hen or rooster; chicken. Cf. domestic fowl. 2. any of several other, usually gallinaceous, birds that are barnyard, domesticated, or wild, as the duck, turkey, or… …

    Universalium

  • 3 fowl — fowl; fowl·er; gare·fowl; sheld·fowl; wa·ter·fowl·er; wa·ter·fowl·ing; …

    English syllables

  • 4 Fowl — Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fowling}.] To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. [1913 Webster] Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl. Blackstone. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 fowl — [faul] n plural fowl or fowls [U and C] [: Old English; Origin: fugel] 1.) a bird, such as a chicken, that is kept for its meat and eggs, or the meat of this type of bird 2.) old use any bird …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 fowl — [ faul ] (plural fowl or fowls) noun count 1. ) a bird that is kept on a farm for its eggs and meat, for example a chicken or a DUCK 2. ) an old word for bird => FISH1 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 fowl — ► NOUN (pl. same or fowls) 1) (also domestic fowl) a domesticated bird derived from a junglefowl and kept for its eggs or flesh; a cock or hen. 2) any domesticated bird, e.g. a turkey or duck. 3) birds collectively, especially as the quarry of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 fowl — [foul] n. pl. fowls or fowl [ME foule, foghel < OE fugol, akin to Ger vogel, bird < Gmc * fuglaz, altered by dissimulation < * fluglaz < * flug , *fleug < IE * pleuk > FLY1] 1. any bird: now only in combination [wildfowl] 2. any …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 fowl — (n.) O.E. fugel bird, representing the general Germanic word for them, from P.Gmc. *foglaz (Cf. O.Fris. fugel, O.N. fugl, M.Du. voghel, Du. vogel, Ger. vogel, Goth. fugls), probably by dissimilation from *flug la , lit. flyer, from the same root… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 fowl — The collective use of the singular form is now largely restricted to compounds such as guineafowl and wildfowl …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 fowl|er — «FOW luhr», noun. a person who hunts, shoots, catches, or traps wild birds …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 Fowl — Taxobox name = Galloanserans fossil range = Campanian Recent image width = 240px image caption = Chickens are a well known member of this ancient clade regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis =… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 fowl — Synonyms and related words: Bantam, Cornish hen, avifauna, baby bird, banty, barn door fowl, barnyard fowl, beat, biddy, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 fowl — /faʊl / (say fowl) noun (plural fowls, fowl) 1. → chicken (def. 1). 2. any of various other gallinaceous or similar birds, as the turkey or duck. 3. (in market and household use) a full grown domestic fowl for food purposes, as distinguished from …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 fowl — [[t]fa͟ʊl[/t]] fowls N COUNT (fowl can also be used as the plural form.) A fowl is a bird, especially one that can be eaten as food, such as a duck or a chicken. Carve the fowl into 8 pieces. ...ducks and many other animals and fowl …

    English dictionary

  • 16 fowl — [[t]faʊl[/t]] n. pl. fowls, (esp. collectively)fowl, n. 1) ahb. any domestic hen or rooster; chicken 2) orn any of several other, usu. gallinaceous, birds, as turkeys or pheasants 3) ahb. a full grown domestic fowl for food purposes, as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 fowl — I. noun (plural fowl or fowls) Etymology: Middle English foul, from Old English fugel; akin to Old High German fogal bird, and probably to Old English flēogan to fly more at fly Date: before 12th century 1. a bird of any kind compare waterfowl,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 fowl — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bird; hen, stewing chicken. See animal, food. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. barnyard fowl, wild fowl, game, poultry, stewing chicken; see also bird 1 , chicken 1 , pigeon . Types of fowl include: chicken,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 fowl — UK [faʊl] / US noun [countable] Word forms fowl : singular fowl plural fowl or fowls 1) a bird that is kept on a farm for its eggs and meat, for example a chicken or a duck 2) an old word for bird See: fish I …

    English dictionary

  • 20 fowl — Domesticated birds, especially large birds used for food; poultry. In one sense, any bird. Domestic fowl and wild fowl, the distinction being whether the fowl has been tamed and subjected so as to constitute property. 4 Am J2d Ani § 12 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary