- (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. i.) To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
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Definitions for: FLOW
- Imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.
- (n.) A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
- (n.) A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
- (n.) Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
- (n.) The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
- (n.) A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog.
- (v. i.) To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
- (v. i.) To become liquid; to melt.
- (v. i.) To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
- (v. i.) To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
- (v. i.) To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
- (v. i.) To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
- (v. i.) To rise, as the tide; -- opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
- (v. i.) To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
- (v. t.) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
- (v. t.) To cover with varnish.
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- (a.) Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.
- (a.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf.
- (a.) Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.
- (a.) A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
- (a.) An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus.
- (a.) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.
- (a.) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale.
- (a.) A willying machine.