American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey or plunder: prowled the alleys of the city after dark.
- v. To rove furtively or with predatory intent: cats prowling through the neighborhood.
- n. The act or an instance of prowling.
- idiom. on the prowl Actively looking for something: salespeople on the prowl for better jobs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rove or wander over in a stealthy manner: as, to prowl the woods or the streets.
- To collect by plunder.
- To rove or wander stealthily, as one in search of prey or plunder; search carefully, and in a quiet or secretive manner.
- To plunder; prey; foray.
- n. The act of prowling; a roving as for prey: as, to be on the prowl.
- v. To be on the lookout for some prey.
- v. To be watching over something.
- v. To fanny about, seemingly aimlessly.
- v. To walk authoratively.
- n. colloquial The act of prowling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty.
- v. obsolete To collect by plunder.
- v. To rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast; hence, to prey; to plunder.
- n. colloq. The act of prowling.
- Middle English prollen, to move about. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Straight sets: Ruthless Hewitt still on title prowl”
“They partied, in other words: a night when they were not on the prowl was a night lost forever.”
“Welcome to Snoopworld, where Chevys still are bouncin ', would-be gangstas still kind of prowl the streets (albeit it's a new generation), explicit-isms flow like 40 oz. beer, and tempos best not harsh anyone's mellow.”
“Birds of prey "prowl" the air: bald eagles, ospreys, red-tailed hawks, short-eared owls.”
“On the other, he routinely played soft, in my opinion, and didn't "prowl" his territory.”
“This is an advisory that he is on the prowl once again.”
“Hacienda was on the prowl, looking for scofflaws -- as well it should have been.”
“This video from National Geographic documents the vicious prowl of Nile crocodiles in search of a meal.”
“Additionally, evidently, the cajellone minstrels (? word?) that prowl Guanajuato parade just below your room, I think.”
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