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PROWL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prowl mean? 

PROWL (noun)
  The noun PROWL has 1 sense:

1. the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)

  Familiarity information: PROWL used as a noun is very rare.


PROWL (verb)
  The verb PROWL has 2 senses:

1. move about in or as if in a predatory manner
2. loiter about, with no apparent aim

  Familiarity information: PROWL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROWL (noun)


Sense 1prowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("prowl" is a kind of...):

walk; walking (the act of traveling by foot)


PROWL (verb)


Sense 1prowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move about in or as if in a predatory manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town

Hypernyms (to "prowl" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

The men prowl the area for animals
The men prowl for animals in the area


Sense 2prowl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loiter about, with no apparent aim

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

prowl; lurch

Hypernyms (to "prowl" is one way to...):

footle; hang around; lallygag; linger; loaf; loiter; lollygag; lounge; lurk; mess about; mill about; mill around; tarry (be about)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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