Crossword clues for owl
- Symbol of Athena
- "Wise" one
- Avian hooter
- Avian pal of Eeyore
- Barn ___
- Bedtime preyer?
- Snowy ___
- Giver of a hoot
- Middle of a three-part illustrated maxim
- Mole hunter
- Animal in an Aesop fable
- Night ___
- ___ exams (tests at the end of a student's fifth year at Hogwarts)
- A fly-by-night?
- Bird that says "Give a hoot! Don't pollute!"
- Letter carrier at Hogwarts
- Nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
- One of the moreporks
- Symbol of wisdom
- Temple bird
- Barn resident (3)
- Temple athlete
- Night person
- Temple U. symbol
- He does give a hoot
- Nocturnal predator
- Temple's mascot
- Temple U. mascot
- Strigiform bird
- Ruru, e.g.
- Ruru or boobook
- He gives a hoot
- Symbol of sagacity
- Emblem of Minerva
- "Wise" hooter
- Boobook or ruru
- Pussycat's poetic partner
- Pussy-cat's shipmate
- Boobook of Australia
- Temple football player
- Set up a clamor
- A friend of Pooh
- Nocturnal hunter
- Screech or hoot follower
- Harry Potter's Hedwig, e.g.
- Wise one
- Screech, for one
- Minerva, symbolically
- Temple University athlete
- Bird of prey
- Minerva's symbol
- Mouse catcher
- One who gives a hoot
- One who stays up late
- Rice University mascot
- Night stalker
- Night bird
- See 8-Down
- Temple player
- Rice University player
- "Wise" bird
- Bird that gives a hoot
- It may be spotted in the forest
- Symbol of Minerva
- Hieroglyphic symbol for the ancient Egyptian "M"
- Harry Potter's messenger bird Hedwig, e.g.
- Barn bird
- Harry Potter's Hedweg, for one
- Hogwarts postal carrier
- Bird that hoots
- Hogwarts letter carrier
- Night watcher
- "Whoo" caller
- Noted head-turner
- Athena's symbol
- Brood : chicken :: parliament : ___
- Round-faced flier
- Harry Potter's pet Hedwig, e.g.
- Pooh pal
- Nighttime noisemaker
- "Whoo ... whoo ..." caller
- Friend of Pooh
- Notable head-turner
- Hundred Acre Wood resident
- It may be snowy or spotted
- Antipollution mascot Woodsy ___
- User of night vision
- It gives a hoot
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Owl \Owl\ (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.]
(Zo["o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family Strigid[ae]. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits.
Note: 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.
Note: 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.
(Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
Owl monkey (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of South American nocturnal monkeys of the genus Nyctipithecus. They have very large eyes. Called also durukuli.
Owl moth (Zo["o]l.), a very large moth ( Erebus strix). The expanse of its wings is over ten inches.
Owl parrot (Zo["o]l.), the kakapo.
Sea owl (Zo["o]l.), the lumpfish.
Owl train, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run is in the nighttime.
Owl \Owl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Owled; p. pr. & vb. n. Owling.]
To pry about; to prowl. [Prov. Eng.]
To carry wool or sheep out of England. [Obs.]
Note: This was formerly illegal, and was done chiefly by night.
Hence, to carry on any contraband trade. [Eng.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ule "owl," from Proto-Germanic *uwwalon- (cognates: Middle Dutch, Dutch uil, Old High German uwila, German Eule, Old Norse ugla), a diminutive of PIE root *u(wa)l-, which is imitative of a wail or an owl's hoot (compare Latin ulula "owl;" also see ululation). The bird was employed proverbially and figuratively in reference to nocturnal habits, ugliness, and appearance of gravity and wisdom (often ironic).
Etymology 1 n. 1 Any of various bird of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing. 2 A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. Etymology 2
n. A variety of the domestic pigeon.
Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about two hundred species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl.
Owls are divided into two families: the true owls or typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.
The Owl (Leland Owlsley) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted usually as an enemy of the superheroes Daredevil, Spider-Man and Black Cat. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Joe Orlando, the character first appeared in Daredevil #3 (August 1964).
The character has appeared in numerous media adaptations, including the Netflix web television series Daredevil, in which he is played by Bob Gunton.
Owls are nocturnal birds of prey.
Owl, Owls or OWL may also refer to:
The Owl is a fictional superhero character who first appeared in Dell Comics in 1940; not to be confused with the Marvel Comics villain of the same name or with DC Comics’ Owlman.
Owl, in comics, may refer to:
- Owl (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain
- Owl (Dell Comics), a Dell Comics superhero currently being published by Dynamite Entertainment.
is a 2003 Japanese black comedy film directed by Kaneto Shindo. It was entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival where Shinobu Otake won the award for Best Actress and Shindo was awarded a special prize for contribution to world cinema.
Owl is a three piece Los Angeles-based hard rock band. Led by vocalist/bassist Chris Wyse, the long-time bassist for the Cult and a member of Ace Frehley's band, Owl released their eponymous debut in 2009 and their second album, The Right Thing, in 2013.
OWL Magazine is a popular Canadian children’s magazine founded in 1976. Aimed at those between the ages of 9 and 13, it is published 10 times per year.
Originally a science and nature magazine, OWL stands for “Outdoors and Wild Life.” In recent years, like sister publication chickaDEE, the magazine has come to encompass a larger variety of topics.
Regular features inside the magazine include weird news from around the world, how-to articles, science stories, a reader-driven advice column, and comics “The Outrageous World of Alex and Charlie” and “ Max Finder Mystery.” Memorable past features include “Dr. Zed” (written by Canadian scientist Gordon Penrose and is being continued in chickaDEE) and comic strip “The Mighty Mites", which left in 2002.
Related OWL media has included books and videos, produced by former owner OWL Communications. In 1997, OWL (as well as sister publications chickaDEE and Chirp) was purchased by Bayard Canada, which also owns a number of French-language children’s magazines, including Les Débrouillards and Les Explorateurs.
Usage examples of "owl".
An enclitic that shows the noun preceding it in an agglutinated Elvish word is the name of the element following the enclitic, as in Corafolamelim, Owl River.
One, two, and he had the rifle up to his shoulder, aiming at the black spot of the owl.
Mya liked to say that her father had been a goat and her mother an owl, but Alayne had gotten the true story from Maddy.
March 1896, matrimonial gift of Matthew Dillon: a dwarf tree of glacial arborescence under a transparent bellshade, matrimonial gift of Luke and Caroline Doyle: an embalmed owl, matrimonial gift of Alderman John Hooper.
With the horned moon hooked round the topmost limb, And the owl awatch on the branch below, What is the song of the winds that blow Through your boughs so mysteriously?
Then he slew a cassowary and a flamingo and a grebe and a heron and a bittern and a pair of ducks and a shouting peacock and a dancing crane and a bustard and a lily-trotter and, wiping the sacred sweat from his brow with one ermine-trimmed sleeve, slew a wood pigeon and a cockatoo and a tawny owl and a snowy owl and a magpie and three jackdaws and a crow and a jay and a dove.
We passed through scattered belts of pinewood, where the wild cat howled and the owl screeched, and across broad stretches of fenland and moor, where the silence was only broken by the booming cry of the bittern or the fluttering of wild duck far above our heads.
Grunting with glee Blinky crawled down the tree and as he reached the ground the old owl flew on ahead.
After they had reached six-stopping places Blinky looked up in the tree as Mr Owl hooted.
Nearer and nearer came the call of Mr Owl, and in a very short time Blinky saw him sitting away up in a very high tree.
I am the greatest owl, monkey, baboon, rascal, oaf, ignoramus, blockhead, buffoon, or what you will.
There in that little plane, she imitated the bulbul of Malaysia and the morepork owl of New Zealand, and so on.
There was just the barking of a dog, the boom of migrating chafers, the song of the stream, and of the owls, to proclaim the beating in the heart of this sweet Night.
They flew right over it, northwards, crossing the river: the air grew colder, and Jill thought she could see the white reflection of the Owl in the water beneath her.
Mixture of sounds: man and boy relieving selves, woman singing softly to baby, baby sucking and cooing, crickets, hoot of owl, breeze through leaves .