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 fowl [faʊl]   添加此单词到默认生词本
n. 鸟, 飞禽, 家禽

vi. 打鸟


  1. There are many kinds of fowl.
    家禽的种类很多。
  2. A mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl.
    麦麸由谷糠和营养物质调成的混合物,用以饲养牲畜和家禽
  3. neither fish nor fowl.
    非驴非马。


fowl
[ noun ]
  1. a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

  2. <noun.animal>
  3. the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

  4. <noun.food>
[ verb ]
  1. hunt fowl

  2. <verb.competition>
  3. hunt fowl in the forest

  4. <verb.competition>


Fowl \Fowl\ (foul), n.

Note: Instead of the pl. {Fowls} the singular is often used
collectively. [OE. foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel,
AS. fugol; akin to OS. fugal D. & G. vogel, OHG. fogal,
Icel. & Dan. fugl, Sw. fogel, f[*a]gel, Goth. fugls; of
unknown origin, possibly by loss of l, from the root of
E. fly, or akin to E. fox, as being a tailed animal.]
1. Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.

Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and
over the fowl of the air. --Gen. i. 26.

Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not.
--Matt. vi.
26.

Like a flight of fowl
Scattered by winds and high tempestuous gusts.
--Shak.

2. Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey,
duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock
or hen ({Gallus domesticus}).

{Barndoor fowl}, or {Barnyard fowl}, a fowl that frequents
the barnyard; the common domestic cock or hen.


Fowl \Fowl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Fowling}.]
To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting,
or by decoys, nets, etc.

Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl.
--Blackstone.

{Fowling piece}, a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for
the use of small shot in killing birds or small
quadrupeds.

  1. The fowl visitors arrived in the dead of night and announced their presence in the customary way: with loud crowing to greet the dawn.
  2. The act makes it illegal for any company or mine to kill migrating water fowl and every death has to be reported. The mining method that causes difficulties is called heap leaching.
  3. I imagined a chicken designed by committee; some sort of ostrich, but no, it was a deep-frozen, 800 gram standardised fowl.
  4. Bocuse looked his fowl right in the eye, claiming to hypnotize it.
  5. The insects were tuning up for their evening chorus and the cacophony of guinea fowl was at its loudest.
  6. The law directs the "fowl at large" be taken to the city pound, and the owner _ after "briefly" describing the bird _ must pay 25 cents per day for his release.
  7. "The chicken was the victim of fowl play," police Lt.
  8. A fowl feud over the number of Muscovy ducks waddling about has turned violent, with duck haters being accused of running the birds down.
  9. The judge cried fowl.
  10. Toxic chemicals blown from distant sites are disrupting the life cycle of birds on the Great Lakes, and the plight of the water fowl has worsened dramatically in recent years, according to research released by environmentalists.
  11. He then pulled a knife from his pocket and slit the fowl's throat before impaling its remains on the White House fence, according to the Secret Service.
  12. In one episode, Big Bird accompanied Maria to the obstetrician. The expectant mothers and their doctor seemed unfazed by the presence of an eight-foot-tall yellow fowl in the office.
  13. To keep the Christmas fowl in mind, Cadbury sauce for the company goose should also be sauce for the investment manager gander. Where should John Major begin unravelling these conflicts?
  14. Tass did not specify what experiments were in store for the fowl.
  15. A highly contagious viral disease in poultry and other fowl has been found in pet birds in Michigan and Nevada, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.
  16. Bird losses were conservatively put at 1,600 marine fowl and 475 ducks.
  17. Police are putting motorists in a fowl mood by pulling them over even if they haven't broken any traffic laws.
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