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First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl.
Marion Barry

Meaning of "owl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OWL

Old English ūle; related to Dutch uil, Old High German ūwila, Old Norse ugla.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OWL

owl  [aʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OWL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Owl is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OWL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

owl

Owl

Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision and binaural hearing, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica and some remote islands. Owls are divided into two families: the true owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.

Definition of owl in the English dictionary

The first definition of owl in the dictionary is any nocturnal bird of prey of the order Strigiformes, having large front-facing eyes, a small hooked bill, soft feathers, and a short neck. Other definition of owl is any of various breeds of owl-like fancy domestic pigeon. Owl is also a person who looks or behaves like an owl, esp in having a solemn manner.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OWL

ower
owerby
owerloup
Owerri
owing
owing to
owl-like
owler
owlery
owlet
owlish
owlishly
owlishness
own
own brand
own goal

WORDS THAT END LIKE OWL

awl
bowl
brawl
cowl
crawl
fowl
growl
horned owl
howl
kewl
lwl
mixing bowl
night owl
prowl
screech owl
shawl
sprawl
sugar bowl
Super Bowl
waterfowl

Synonyms and antonyms of owl in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «owl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OWL

Find out the translation of owl to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of owl from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «owl» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

猫头鹰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

búho
570 millions of speakers

English

owl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उल्लू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بُومَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сова
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coruja
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পেঁচা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chouette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Burung hantu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eule
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フクロウ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

올빼미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Owl
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con cú
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆந்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घुबड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

baykuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

civetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bufniță
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κουκουβάγια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uggla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ugle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of owl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OWL»

The term «owl» is very widely used and occupies the 8.312 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OWL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about owl

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10 QUOTES WITH «OWL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word owl.
1
Christina Aguilera
I'm a bit of a night owl because that's when I feel the most creative and alive.
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Marion Barry
First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl.
3
Tom Brown, Jr.
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
4
Josh Fox
I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night.
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Amanda Harlech
At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind.
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David Mallet
The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.
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Deborah Moggach
I have a hippopotamus skull next to my bed, called Gregory. When I was six, my three sisters and I clubbed together and paid £4 for it in a junk shop. We collected owl pellets, ostrich eggs and sheep skulls for our natural history museum at home.
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Sharon Kay Penman
I do not set specific work hours as some writers do. I generally stay with a chapter until I am satisfied, do very little rewriting, and if a scene is going well, I've been known to keep night owl hours.
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Rachel True
We filmed one scene on the beach and there was definitely weird energy around, and we were followed around by a white owl to several different locations, and little things like that, or certain mishaps would happen and you'd have to wonder what that was about.
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Alanna Ubach
I'm a night owl.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OWL»

Discover the use of owl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to owl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Owl Moon
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl. A Caldecott Medal Book.
Jane Yolen, 2007
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Owl Babies
When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale.
Martin Waddell, 1992
3
Owl in Love
A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform herself into an owl at will, discovers interesting new relationships with both humans and owls when she develops a crush on her science teacher.
Patrice Kindl, 2004
4
Owl
In this fascinating book, Morris describes the evolution, the many species, and the wide spread of owls across the globe.
Desmond Morris, 2009
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OWL: Representing Information Using the Web Ontology Language
OWL is the new way to represent information on the Web. This book provides context about the Semantic Web and describes each of OWL's language constructs.
Lee W. Lacy, 2005
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Owl: A Novel
Owl and reluctant Tama must decode the story of the cave drawings so they can defeat the creature: to save themselves, Owl's family, and the local farmers. A wild, gripping novel that retells the Waitaha legend of the Puuakai.
Joanna Orwin, 2001
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Minerva's owl: the tradition of western political thought
Jeffrey Abramson provides a lively and accessible guide for readers discovering the tradition of political thought that dates back to Socrates and Plato, with contemporary examples that illustrate the enduring nature of political dilemmas.
Jeffrey B Abramson, 2009
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Wow! Said the Owl
The last page includes a color wheel inviting readers to go back through the book and find the hues again.
Tim Hopgood, 2010
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The Blind Owl
A young man drifts into despair and madness after losing a mysterious lover.
Sadegh Hedayat, Ṣādiq Hidāyat, 1989
10
Owl
Text and photographs depict the growth and development of a barn owl from birth to twelve weeks old.
Mary Ling, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OWL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term owl is used in the context of the following news items.
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Owl With an Attitude Wins Face-off With Deputy - ABC News
A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won. Deputy Sophie Berman came across the ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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The Rapids Owl soon will perch again - City & Region - The Buffalo …
LOCKPORT – For nearly 60 years, a giant figure of an owl perched on a concrete pedestal at Rapids and Plank roads in the hamlet of Rapids. «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
3
Tiny renegade owl has a standoff with Boulder deputies - Mashable
A fierce showdown between Boulder County deputies and a teeny owl on Thursday ended in thousands of "aww"s after a photo of the standoff ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Badly injured owl has been returned to wild - SFGate
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian owl has been released on Lanai this week after it was found emaciated and badly injured alongside the ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Ronald White Owl - The Bismarck Tribune
NEW TOWN — Ronald White Owl, 74, New Town, died July 23, 2015, at his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15»
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Injured Owl to be released Monday - Upper Peninsula ABC 10
CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP — The great horned owl that was shot in downtown Marquette in May will be released back to the wild Monday, July ... «ABC 10 News NOW, Jul 15»
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Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy - Porterville Recorder …
In this July 21, 2015 photo, provided by Boulder County Sheriff's Deputy, Deputy Sophie Berman crouches over a small owl, making a brief ... «Porterville Recorder, Jul 15»
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Become wise as an owl about animal cliches - The Killeen Daily …
From the time you were old enough to communicate, you took to words like a duck to water. You've verbally hammed it up ever since. Yes, it's ... «The Killeen Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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Trapped owl a free bird again thanks to good Samaritan Kansans
It was a juvenile Great Horned Owl. They watched as it struggled putting its head and neck between the pipes but unable to pull itself out. «KAKE, Jul 15»
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Video: Owl has dignified bath in sink - Telegraph
It must be difficult for a bird as proud as an owl to look dignified while bathing in a sink, but this one has managed to do it. No-one has ever ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Owl [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/owl>. Nov 2019 ».
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