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Meaning of FALCON

Pronunciation:  'folkun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
  2. [v]  hunt with falcons; "The Arabs like to falcon in the desert"

FALCON is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: American kestrel, caracara, Falco columbarius, Falco peregrinus, Falco rusticolus, Falco sparverius, Falco subbuteo, Falco tinnunculus, Falconidae, family Falconidae, gerfalcon, gyrfalcon, hawk, hobby, hunt, hunt down, kestrel, merlin, peregrine, peregrine falcon, pigeon hawk, run, sparrow hawk, track down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fal"con\, n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon,
?. faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a
sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) One of a family ({Falconid[ae]}) of raptorial birds,
       characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws,
       and powerful flight.
   (b) Any species of the genus {Falco}, distinguished by
       having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible;
       especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit
       of other birds, or game.

             In the language of falconry, the female
             peregrine ({Falco peregrinus}) is exclusively
             called the falcon.                --Yarrell.

2. (Gun.) An ancient form of cannon.

{Chanting falcon}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Chanting}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a falcon in your dreams, foretells that your success will make you an object of jealousy. Dreaming that you are hunting a falcon, forewarns that you are in danger of ruining your business reputation by being too aggressive and bringing harm to others.