Meaning of owl in English
EtymologyOld English ūle, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch uil and German Eule, from a base imitative of the bird's call
Definitions1. nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
- « We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit. » Tom Brown, Jr.