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Meaning of HAWK

Pronunciation:  hok

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
  2. [n]  an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
  3. [v]  clear mucus or food from one's throat; "he cleared his throat before he started to speak"
  4. [v]  clear the throat, as of phlegm
  5. [v]  hunt with hawks
  6. [v]  sell or offer for sale from place to place

HAWK is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: clear the throat, hawk and spit, huckster, monger, peddle, pitch, vend, war hawk
 Antonyms: dove, peacenik
 See Also: Accipiter cooperii, Accipiter gentilis, Accipiter nisus, Accipitridae, bird of prey, blue darter, Buteo buteo, Buteo jamaicensis, Buteo lagopus, Buteo lineatus, buteonine, buzzard, chicken hawk, Cooper's hawk, cough, cough out, cough up, deal, expectorate, eyas, falcon, family Accipitridae, fish eagle, fish hawk, goshawk, harrier, harrier eagle, hen hawk, honey buzzard, hunt, hunt down, kite, militarist, osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Pernis apivorus, raptor, raptorial bird, red-shouldered hawk, redtail, red-tailed hawk, roughleg, rough-legged hawk, run, sea eagle, sell, short-toed eagle, sparrow hawk, spit out, spit up, tercel, tercelet, tiercel, track down, trade, warmonger



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hawk\, n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek, AS. hafoc,
    heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht, Icel.
    haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of E.
    heave.] (Zo["o]l.)
    One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the
    family {Falconid[ae]}. They differ from the true falcons in
    lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in
    having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size
    and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were
    formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the
    word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as
    the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
    Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed
          hawk ({Buteo borealis}); the red-shouldered ({B.
          lineatus}); the broad-winged ({B. Pennsylvanicus}); the
          rough-legged ({Archibuteo lagopus}); the sharp-shinned
          {Accipiter fuscus}). See {Fishhawk}, {Goshawk}, {Marsh
          hawk}, under {Marsh}, {Night hawk}, under {Night}.
    {Bee hawk} (Zo["o]l.), the honey buzzard.
    {Eagle hawk}. See under {Eagle}.
    {Hawk eagle} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic bird of the genus
       {Spiz[ae]tus}, or {Limn[ae]tus}, intermediate between the
       hawks and eagles. There are several species.
    {Hawk fly} (Zo["o]l.), a voracious fly of the family
       {Asilid[ae]}. See {Hornet fly}, under {Hornet}.
    {Hawk moth}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Hawk moth}, in the Vocabulary.
    {Hawk owl}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A northern owl ({Surnia ulula}) of Europe and America. It
        flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
    (b) An owl of India ({Ninox scutellatus}).
    {Hawk's bill} (Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the
       striking mechanism of a clock.
  2. \Hawk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hawked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks
       trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to
       practice falconry.
             A falconer Henry is, when Emma hawks. --Prior.
    2. To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike
       like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
             A falcon, towering in her pride of place, Was by a
             mousing owl hawked at and killed.     --Shak.
  3. \Hawk\, v. i. [W. hochi.]
    To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an
    expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between
    the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus
    aiding in the removal of foreign substances.
  4. \Hawk\, v. t.
    To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
  5. \Hawk\, n. [W. hoch.]
    An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied
    with noise.
  6. \Hawk\, v. t. [Akin to D. hauker a hawker, G. h["o]ken,
    h["o]cken, to higgle, to retail, h["o]ke, h["o]ker, a
    higgler, huckster. See {Huckster}.]
    To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry
    (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle;
    as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.
          His works were hawked in every street.   --Swift.
  7. \Hawk\, n. (Masonry)
    A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold
    {Hawk boy}, an attendant on a plasterer to supply him with
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hawk in your dream indicates suspicions are lurking around you and your activities. You need to proceed with caution.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. netz, a word expressive of strong and rapid flight, and hence appropriate to the hawk). It is an unclean bird (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15). It is common in Syria and surrounding countries. The Hebrew word includes various species of Falconidae, with special reference perhaps to the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), the hobby (Hypotriorchis subbuteo), and the lesser kestrel (Tin, Cenchris). The kestrel remains all the year in Palestine, but some ten or twelve other species are all migrants from the south. Of those summer visitors to Palestine special mention may be made of the Falco sacer and the Falco lanarius. (See NIGHT-HAWK.)

Thesaurus Terms
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