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Prowl appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Sexy zebras just prowl and vie for quick hot matings. (43 letters)
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Definition of the noun prowl

What does prowl mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: prowls

  1. the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: walk / walking = the act of traveling by foot

Definition of the verb prowl

What does prowl mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: prowled | prowling | prowls

  1. move about in or as if in a predatory manner
  2. loiter about, with no apparent aim

Alternative definition of the verb prowl


  1. To be on the lookout for some prey.
  2. To be watching over something.
  3. To fanny about, seemingly aimlessly.
  4. To walk authoratively.


"Prowl" is a 2010 American horror film directed by Patrik Syversen and written by Tim Tori and starring Courtney Hope, Ruta Gedmintas and Bruce Payne.


Prowl is a fictional character from the 1986 animated feature film, The Transformers: The Movie.


  1. "Prowl" is a 2006 album by cellist Erik Friedlander performing his compositions with the quartet that previously appeared on Topaz which was released on the Cryptogramophone label.
  2. "Prowl" is a musical EP of Freeform.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  3. "Prowl" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Prowl" is a composition.

Phrases with Prowl

  1. prowl car
  2. On the Prowl

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prowl

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Google previewWhat's Great about South Carolina? (2015)

by Rebecca Felix

The Owl Prowl is a fun—and slightly spooky—tour.

Google previewLoyola Marymount University College Prowler Off the Record (2005)

by Kristin Cole

ROAR: The phone system for course registration PROWL: PROWL is the online system that allows students to register for classes, apply for financial aid, and view transcripts and final grades. U-Hall: University Hall. The university acquired this ...

Google previewOntologies and Semantic Technologies for Intelligence (2010)

by Leo Orbst

More specifically, PROWL is an upper ontology for probabilistic systems that can be used as a framework for developing probabilistic ontologies (as defined above) that are expressive enough to represent even the most complex probabilistic ...

Google previewEffective Utilization and Management of Emerging Information Technologies (1998)

1998 Information Resources Management Association, International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, May 17-20, 1998 by Information Resources Management Association. International Conference

PROWL: Requirements PROWL is a search engine, customized to search specific health care repositories available on the Web, in parallel. The purpose of PROWL is to enable physicians and specialists to easily utilize medical Web- based ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

* prowl, n. A theft, a robbery, burglary;

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

PROWL, n. prowl [F. proie, prey; aller, to go—as if a supposed OF. term, proieler; also said to be connected with prog, which see]: a ramble in a stealthy manner, as one seeking prey or plunder: W. to rove or wander stealthily, as one seeking ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

prowl To move or roam quietly or secretly: The tiger prowled through the ...

Google previewA new Dictionary of the English Language. ... To which is prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar (1773)

by William KENRICK (LL.D.)

[prowl/fand, Fr. from pro-vision] Temporarily established 5 provided for present need. Pitovi'sioNALLY. adrv. [from prwzsianafl] By way of provision. s '6 a PROVFSO-PRO-VI-SO. n.s [Latin 2 as, praty-72: ram ila st babituratir gffii] Stipulation; ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language... (1803)

To which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation... by John Walker

powder, prowers, prow, prowl, vowel, towel, bower, rowel, cowl, scowl, crowd, slower, tower, row (a swine), sowins, fowl, thowl, low (to bellow as a cow). This word is generally pronounced as low, not high; but if custom, in this case, has not ...

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Usage statistics about prowl

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb prowl:


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Prowl Meaning

Video shows what prowl means. To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; especially, to search in, as for prey or booty.. To idle; to go about aimlessly.

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Quotes about Prowl

We work for the families back home, we do not work for the lobbyists that prowl the halls of the capital building, do not forget who we work for. (Brian Schweitzer)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1W4L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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