Owl Definition

Owl Definition

Owl definition

Bengalese Eagle Owl - eagle-owls are in the genus Bubo


(the bird)

1. any of numerous, chiefly nocturnal birds of prey, of the order Strigiformes, having a broad head with large, forward-directed eyes that are usually surrounded by disks of modified feathers: many populations are diminishing owing to loss of habitat.
2. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having an owllike appearance.
3. night owl.
4. a person of owllike solemnity or appearance.

5. operating late at night or all night: an owl train.

—Related forms
owllike, adjective

Related Words for : owl
bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter

World English Dictionary

— n
1. any nocturnal bird of prey of the order Strigiformes, having large front-facing eyes, a small hooked bill, soft feathers, and a short neck
2. any of various breeds of owl-like fancy domestic pigeon (esp the African owl, Chinese owl, and English owl )
3. a person who looks or behaves like an owl, esp in having a solemn manner


— adj



* Above definitions from Dictionary.com


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