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Meaning of PROWL

Pronunciation:  prawl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
  2. [v]  loiter about, with no apparent aim
  3. [v]  move about in or as if in a predatory manner; "The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"

PROWL is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: lurch
 See Also: footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry, walk, walk, walking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prowled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Prowling}.] [OE. prollen to search about; of uncertain
    origin, perh. for proglen, a dim. of prog to beg, or proke to
    poke. Cf. {Proke}.]
    1. To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner;
       esp., to search in, as for prey or booty.
             He prowls each place, still in new colors decked. --
                                                   Sir P. Sidney.
    2. To collect by plunder; as, to prowl money. [Obs.]
  2. \Prowl\, v. i.
    To rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast;
    hence, to prey; to plunder.
  3. \Prowl\, n.
    The act of prowling. [Colloq.] --Smart.