Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Fowler, Henry Watson 1858-1933. British lexicographer who collaborated with his brother Francis (1870-1918) on The King's English (1906) and the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911). He also wrote A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An occupational surname for a hunter of birds.
  • proper n. The Fowler's position

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sportsman who pursues wild fowl, or takes or kills for food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who pursues or snares wild fowls; one who takes or kills birds for food.
  • n. A small piece of ordnance carrying stone-shot. Many such cannon were distinguished by the names of birds, as falcon, saker, etc. Also called veuglaire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who hunts wild birds for food
  • n. English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)

Etymologies

Named after Dr. George Ryerson Fowler, the German surgeon developer of the position (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then, having set himself as the fowler and Fowler as the fowl, Burchfield allowed himself a magnanimous gesture of questionable sincerity.

    LewRockwell.com

  • FOWLER -- Delmar R. Finley, 82, of Fowler, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at St. Anthony Healthcare in Lafayette.

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  • FOWLER -- Steve and Vanessa Pettet of Fowler announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Ann Pettet, to Brett Michael Butler.

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  • Jamila Fowler is the type of Democrat who put Obama over the top, and she may be key to Reid's reelection as well.

    Democrats bank on early voting to bridge enthusiasm gap

  • Christopher Fowler is a novelist and scriptwriter whose first thriller was the bestselling Roofworld, now optioned as a New Line film.

    Dec. 11th, 2008 - Issue 0.025

  • I am, however, an authority on Internet trolls, and can state categorically that "Fowler" is a weenie who is not an authority on anything but anonymous sniping.

    Comma Wars

  • Fowler is best known as the author of The Jane Austen Book Club.

    Wit's End by Karen Joy Fowler: Book summary

  • Fowler is currently on the shelf with a shoulder injury.

    Red Line: 2009 draft should be deeper than 2008

  • Martin Fowler talks eloquently about that balance in one of his recent articles:

    Reflective Surface - Archives: 2009 April

  • 'Fowler,' she said -- you know, just like a straight order, and she didn't MISTER him -- it was plain Fowler -- 'Fowler,' she said, 'just tell Adamu Adam to man the whale-boat, and while he's taking Captain Oleson ashore have your boat put me on the Flibberty.

    Chapter 17

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