fox

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1fox

noun, often attributive \ˈfäks\

: a small wild animal that is related to dogs and that has a long pointed nose and a bushy tail

: the fur of a fox

: a clever person

plural fox·es also fox

Full Definition of FOX

1
a :  any of various carnivorous mammals (especially genus Vulpes) of the dog family related to but smaller than wolves with shorter legs, more pointed muzzle, large erect ears, and long bushy tail
b :  the fur of a fox
2
:  a clever crafty person
3
archaic :  sword
4
capitalized :  a member of an American Indian people formerly living in what is now Wisconsin
5
:  a good-looking young woman or man

Examples of FOX

  1. He's a wily old fox.
  2. <she's a real fox—smart, sassy, and sexy>

Origin of FOX

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fuhs fox and perhaps to Sanskrit puccha tail
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Fur and Leather Terms

chamois, fell, kip

Rhymes with FOX

2fox

transitive verb

: to trick or fool (someone)

: to confuse (someone)

Full Definition of FOX

1
obsolete :  intoxicate
2
a :  to trick by ingenuity or cunning :  outwit
b :  baffle <foxed by his behavior>

Examples of FOX

  1. They foxed me into telling the secret.
  2. The problem had us foxed!

First Known Use of FOX

1611

Fox

biographical name \ˈfäks\

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Charles James 1749–1806 Eng. statesman & orator

Fox

biographical name

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George 1624–1691 Eng. preacher & founder of Society of Friends

Fox

biographical name

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Henry 1705–1774 1st Baron Hol*land \ˈhä-lənd\ British statesman

Fox

geographical name \ˈfäks\

Definition of FOX

1
river 220 miles (354 kilometers) SE Wisconsin & NE Illinois flowing S into Illinois River
2
river 175 miles (282 kilometers) E Wisconsin flowing NE & N through Lake Winnebago into Green Bay

fox

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).—© Leonard Lee Rue III/Bruce Coleman Inc.

Any of various canines resembling small to medium-sized, bushy-tailed dogs. Foxes have long fur, pointed ears, relatively short legs, and a narrow snout. They have often been hunted for sport or fur. In a more restricted sense, the name refers to about 10 species of true foxes (genus Vulpes), especially both the Old and New World red foxes. See also Arctic fox, bat-eared fox, fennec, gray fox.

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