Definition of 'owl'
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Example sentences containing 'owl'
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Night owls and those who enjoy quirky independent hotels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then the hired barn owl swooped on to his arm carrying the rings in a bag in its claws. The Sun (2016)You hear owls at night. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And it's about the birds that are with us all year: robins and barn owls and sparrows and marsh harriers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The castle also houses one of the largest collections of owls in the world. The Sun (2010)Quite a few are night owls anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For me the barn owl is a bird that matters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or was it hoping to kill the barn owl and eat it? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Barn owls are birds of the night. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was the annual opening of the barn owl box. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The patterns of the sailors will be different now depending on whether they are night owls or early birds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The survey is expected to provide enough information to allow conservationists to assess whether measures to improve barn owl numbers are working. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Owls went hunting for a second after the interval. The Sun (2014) Little owls are often noisy in daytime, especially as dusk approaches. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in the past few weeks, the little owls have stolen the show. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That's impressive for a couple of night owls. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As we inch nearer to spring, little owls are beginning to shout more in the fields. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Guess she's more of a night owl. The Sun (2014)The mouse seems blissfully unaware that it is about to plucked from the snow and will shortly be lunch for a great grey owl. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It turns out there are deeper differences between night owls and larks than what time they like to go to bed and get up. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Little owls were introduced to the country in middle of the 19th century and settled in more or less seamlessly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were once called great white owls, but their apparent size is due in part to their dense covering of feathers, which protect them against the cold. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'owl'
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Translations for 'owl'
British English: owl /aʊl/ NOUN
An owl is a bird with large eyes which hunts small animals at night.
- American English: owl
- Arabic: بُومَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: coruja
- Chinese: 猫头鹰
- Croatian: sova
- Czech: sova
- Danish: ugle
- Dutch: uil
- European Spanish: búho
- Finnish: pöllö
- French: chouette
- German: Eule
- Greek: κουκουβάγια
- Italian: civetta
- Japanese: フクロウ
- Korean: 올빼미
- Norwegian: ugle
- Polish: sowa
- European Portuguese: coruja
- Romanian: bufniță
- Russian: сова
- Spanish: búho
- Swedish: uggla
- Thai: นกเค้าแมว
- Turkish: baykuş
- Ukrainian: сова
- Vietnamese: con cú
Definition of owl from the Collins English Dictionary
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