Definition of Owl

1. Noun. Nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes.




Definition of Owl

1. n. Any species of raptorial birds of the family Strigidæ. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits.

2. v. i. To pry about; to prowl.

Definition of Owl

1. Noun. (computing) (initialism of Web Ontology Language) ¹

2. Noun. Any of various birds of prey of the order ''Strigiformes'' that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing. ¹

3. Noun. A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Owl

1. a nocturnal bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Owl

1. 1. Any cpecies of raptorial birds of the family Strigidae. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits. Some species have erectile tufts of feathers on the head. The feathers are soft and somewhat downy. The species are numerous. See Barn owl, Burrowing owl, Eared owl, Hawk owl, Horned owl, Screech owl, Snowy owl, under Barn Burrowing, etc. In the Scriptures the owl is commonly associated with desolation; poets and story-tellers introduce it as a bird of ill omen. . . . The Greeks and Romans made it the emblem of wisdom, and sacred to Minerva, and indeed its large head and solemn eyes give it an air of wisdom. 2. A variety of the domestic pigeon. Owl monkey, the lumpfish. Owl train, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run is in the nighttime. Origin: AS. Le; akin to D. Uil, OHG. Wila, G. Eule, Icel. Ugla, Sw. Ugla, Dan. Ugle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Owl

owensite
ower
owerby
owerloup
owerloups
owers
owes
owest
oweth
owher
owie
owies
owing
owing(p)
owing to
owl (current term)
owl eye cell
owl parrot
owl parrots
owlbear
owlbears
owlclaws
owld
owled
owler
owleries
owlers
owlery
owlet
owlet moth

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