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Fox \Fox\ (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. Foxes. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa['u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. Vixen.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canid[ae], of many species. The European fox ( V. vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American red fox ( V. fulvus), the American gray fox ( V. Virginianus), and the arctic, white, or blue, fox ( V. lagopus) are well-known species.

    Note: The black or silver-gray fox is a variety of the American red fox, producing a fur of great value; the cross-gray and woods-gray foxes are other varieties of the same species, of less value. The common foxes of Europe and America are very similar; both are celebrated for their craftiness. They feed on wild birds, poultry, and various small animals.

    Subtle as the fox for prey.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) The European dragonet.

  3. (Zo["o]l.) The fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.

  4. A sly, cunning fellow. [Colloq.]

    We call a crafty and cruel man a fox.

  5. (Naut.) Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; -- used for seizings or mats.

  6. A sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox. [Obs.]

    Thou diest on point of fox.

  7. pl. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; -- called also Outagamies. Fox and geese.

    1. A boy's game, in which one boy tries to catch others as they run one goal to another.

    2. A game with sixteen checkers, or some substitute for them, one of which is called the fox, and the rest the geese; the fox, whose first position is in the middle of the board, endeavors to break through the line of the geese, and the geese to pen up the fox. Fox bat (Zo["o]l.), a large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, of many species, inhabiting Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, esp. P. medius of India. Some of the species are more than four feet across the outspread wings. See Fruit bat. Fox bolt, a bolt having a split end to receive a fox wedge. Fox brush (Zo["o]l.), the tail of a fox. Fox evil, a disease in which the hair falls off; alopecy. Fox grape (Bot.), the name of two species of American grapes. The northern fox grape ( Vitis Labrusca) is the origin of the varieties called Isabella, Concord, Hartford, etc., and the southern fox grape ( Vitis vulpina) has produced the Scuppernong, and probably the Catawba. Fox hunter.

      1. One who pursues foxes with hounds.

      2. A horse ridden in a fox chase.

        Fox shark (Zo["o]l.), the thrasher shark. See Thrasher shark, under Thrasher.

        Fox sleep, pretended sleep.

        Fox sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a large American sparrow ( Passerella iliaca); -- so called on account of its reddish color.

        Fox squirrel (Zo["o]l.), a large North American squirrel ( Sciurus niger, or S. cinereus). In the Southern States the black variety prevails; farther north the fulvous and gray variety, called the cat squirrel, is more common.

        Fox terrier (Zo["o]l.), one of a peculiar breed of terriers, used in hunting to drive foxes from their holes, and for other purposes. There are rough- and smooth-haired varieties.

        Fox trot, a pace like that which is adopted for a few steps, by a horse, when passing from a walk into a trot, or a trot into a walk.

        Fox wedge (Mach. & Carpentry), a wedge for expanding the split end of a bolt, cotter, dowel, tenon, or other piece, to fasten the end in a hole or mortise and prevent withdrawal. The wedge abuts on the bottom of the hole and the piece is driven down upon it. Fastening by fox wedges is called foxtail wedging.

        Fox wolf (Zo["o]l.), one of several South American wild dogs, belonging to the genus Canis. They have long, bushy tails like a fox.


Foxes \Fox"es\, n. pl. (Ethnol.) See Fox, n., 7.


n. (plural of fox English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: fox)

Foxes (soundtrack)

Foxes is the soundtrack to the 1980 film of the same name, starring Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid as well as The Runaways' lead singer Cherie Currie. The double-album was released on the disco label Casablanca Records.

Foxes (film)

Foxes is a 1980 American teen drama film directed by Adrian Lyne (in his feature film directorial debut) and written by Gerald Ayres. The film stars Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid and Cherie Currie (in her film debut). The original music score is composed by Giorgio Moroder, and features the song " On the Radio", sung by Donna Summer. It revolves around a group of girls coming-of-age in suburban Los Angeles toward the end of the disco era.

The film was generally ignored at the box office when it was first released in February 1980. At the time of its release, the film received a positive review from prominent film critic Roger Ebert, who stated, "The movie's a rare attempt to provide a portrait of the way teenagers really do live today in some suburban cultures." It was also one of Jodie Foster's last major roles before she took a four-year hiatus from acting to attend Yale University.

Foxes (disambiguation)

Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae.

Foxes or The Foxes may also refer to:

  • Foxes (singer) (born 1989), a British singer
  • Foxes (film), 1980 American teen drama film

:* Foxes (soundtrack), soundtrack of the American film

  • The Foxes, a London-based indie rock band formed in 2006
  • Leicester City F.C., an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester
  • Delaware Black Foxes, an American rugby league club
  • The Foxes of Firstdark or Hunter's Moon, a 1989 novel by English fantasy author Garry Kilworth
  • The Foxes of Harrow, an adventure film directed by John M. Stahl and produced by William A. Bacher
Foxes (singer)

Louisa Rose Allen (born 29 April 1989), better known by her stage name, Foxes, is an English singer and songwriter. Her vocals featured on Zedd's 2012 single " Clarity", which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Foxes' debut album, Glorious, was released in the United Kingdom in 2014 and features the top 20 singles " Youth", " Let Go for Tonight" and " Holding onto Heaven". Her second album, All I Need, was released on 5 February 2016. The album includes the singles " Body Talk", "Better Love", "Amazing" and "Cruel".