American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various birds of the order Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesticated chicken (Gallus gallus).
- n. A bird, such as the duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game.
- n. The flesh of such birds used as food.
- n. A bird of any kind.
- v. To hunt, trap, or shoot wildfowl.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird: generally unchanged in the plural when used in a collective or generic sense.
- n. Specifically A barn-yard cock or hen; also, a domestic duck or turkey; in the plural, poultry. [This is now the usual meaning of the word when used without qualification, bird being the general term for a feathered biped.]
- n. See the qualifying words.
- To catch or kill wild fowl as game or for food, as by means of decoys, nets, or snares, by pursuing them with falcons or hawks, or by shooting.
- To hunt wild fowl over or in; catch or kill wild fowl in.
- An obsolete variant of foul.
- n. archaic A bird.
- n. A bird of the order Galliformes, including chickens, turkeys, pheasant, partridges and quail.
- n. Birds which are hunted or kept for food, including Galliformes and also waterfowl of the order Anseriformes such as ducks, geese and swans.
- v. To hunt fowl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
- n. Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus).
- v. To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
- n. a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
- v. hunt fowl
- n. the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
- v. hunt fowl in the forest
- From Middle English foul, foghel, from Old English fugol, from Proto-Germanic *fuglaz, dissimilated variant of *fluglaz (compare Old English flugol ‘fleeing’, Mercian fluglas heofun ‘fowls of the air’), from *fleuganan ‘to fly’. More at fly. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English foul, from Old English fugol; see pleu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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