prowl

verb
\ ˈprau̇(-ə)l How to pronounce prowl (audio) \
prowled; prowling; prowls

Definition of prowl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to move about or wander stealthily in or as if in search of prey

transitive verb

: to roam over in a predatory manner

prowl

noun

Definition of prowl (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act or instance of prowling
on the prowl
: in the act of prowling also : in search of something his fourth wife had just left him, and he was on the prowl again — Mary McCarthy

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Other Words from prowl

Verb

prowler \ ˈprau̇-​lər How to pronounce prowler (audio) \ noun

Examples of prowl in a Sentence

Verb

a tiger prowling in the jungle He moved like a tiger prowling the jungle. The police were prowling the streets in their patrol cars. He liked to prowl the streets late at night. I prowled the store looking for sales. I prowled through the store looking for sales.

Noun

a prowl through the bookshop
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First Known Use of prowl

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prowl

Verb

Middle English prollen

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The first known use of prowl was in the 14th century

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prowl

verb

English Language Learners Definition of prowl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of an animal : to move quietly through an area while hunting
: to move through a place or area especially while searching for something often in a quiet or secret way

prowl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prowl (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act of moving through a place while searching for something : an act of prowling

prowl

verb
\ ˈprau̇l How to pronounce prowl (audio) \
prowled; prowling

Kids Definition of prowl

: to move about quietly and secretly in hunting or searching Phoebe prowled through the house, examining the walls and carpet …— Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

Other Words from prowl

prowler noun

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