Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CALLOW

Pronunciation:  'kalow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking experience of life; "a callow youth of seventeen"
 

CALLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: immature, inexperienced, naive, unsophisticated
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cal"low\, a. [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to
    D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]
    1. Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.
    
             An in the leafy summit, spied a nest, Which, o'er
             the callow young, a sparrow pressed.  --Dryden.
    
    2. Immature; boyish; ``green''; as, a callow youth.
    
             I perceive by this, thou art but a callow maid.
                                                   --Old Play
                                                   [1675].
    
    
  2. \Cal*low"\, n. (Zo["o]l.) [Named from its note.]
    A kind of duck. See {Old squaw}.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a novice at, a stranger to, adolescent, arrested, at half cock, awkward, blankminded, budding, defective, deficient, dewy, dumb, embryonic, empty, empty-headed, evergreen, ever-new, failing, firsthand, fledgling, fresh, gauche, green, green as grass, groping, growing, guileless, half-baked, half-cocked, half-grown, hypoplastic, ignorant, ill-digested, immature, impubic, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in short supply, inadequate, inane, incomplete, inexperienced, infant, ingenuous, innocent, intact, juicy, juvenile, know-nothing, lacking, maiden, maidenly, minor, missing, naive, needing, neoteric, nescient, nestling, new, new to, new-fledged, original, part, partial, patchy, pristine, raw, ripening, sappy, scant, scanty, scrappy, sempervirent, short, shy, simple, sketchy, strange to, tender, tentative, unaccustomed to, unacquainted, unacquainted with, unadult, unapprized, unbeaten, uncomprehending, unconversant, unconversant with, underage, underdeveloped, underripe, undeveloped, unenlightened, unexperienced, unfamiliar, unfamiliar with, unfledged, unformed, ungrown, unhandled, unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiated, uninitiated in, unintelligent, unknowing, unlicked, unmatured, unmellowed, unposted, unpracticed, unpracticed in, unripe, unseasoned, unskilled in, unsophisticated, unsure, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unused to, unversed, unversed in, vacuous, vernal, virgin, virginal, wanting, young, youthful
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY