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

  • adj. Wearing or supplied with a cowl; hooded.
  • adj. Having the shape of a hood.

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  • adj. Wearing a cowl; hooded; as, a cowled monk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wearing a cowl; hooded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing a cowl; hooded.
  • Shaped like a cowl; cucullate: as, a cowled leaf.

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

  • adj. having the head enclosed in a cowl or hood


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cowl +‎ -ed


  • It recalls the cowled monk with his cross, and the soldier close following with his sword; the old mission-house, with its church and garrison beside it; the fierce savage lured from a roving life, and changed into a toiling _peon_, afterwards to revolt against a system of slavery that even religion failed to make endurable; the neophyte turning his hand against his priestly instructor, equally his oppressor; revolt followed by a deluge of blood, with ruinous devastation, until the walls of both _mission_ and military _cuartel_ are left tenantless, and the redskin has returned to his roving.

    The Lone Ranche

  • Mark Millar once posed in Scotland's Daily Record wearing what can only be described as a "fuzzy Batman Costume" with one foot on the table covered in comics with a huge grin on his cowled face.

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  • "Strikes me you're a bit of star-dust yourself, flung into a world of cowled gnomes who cannot see," was his comment at the end of it.

    Chapter 32

  • Few begin with their leading lady and two dancers cowled in black like executioners while an overture plays out.

    Janelle Monáe

  • Three stories tall, a narrow brick building, cowled there by midnight, in accord with a noirish romance.

    Roanne's Dream

  • His expression was like that of a cowled monk in a Reformationist painting caught in an iniquitous act.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • There is something unspeakable seeking dominion over the world, the cowled figure thought as he perused a series of floating globes before him.


  • Clad in a gossamer gown of emerald, the cowled female was otherwise very much a twin in face, save that her skin was of a pale green and her eyes were, as usual, shut.


  • All of them in black cowled robes, the Head of Council playing with fire, the call to arms … She waved a hand.

    Black Magic

  • They may be caped or cowled, though plenty are neither.



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