Associations to the word «Fox»

Pictures for the word «Fox»


FOX, noun. A red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
FOX, noun. Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the tribe Vulpini within the family Canidae, consisting of nine genera (see the Wikipedia article on the fox).
FOX, noun. The fur of a fox.
FOX, noun. A fox terrier.
FOX, noun. The gemmeous dragonet, a fish, Callionymus lyra, so called from its yellow color.
FOX, noun. A cunning person.
FOX, noun. (slang) A physically attractive man or woman.
FOX, noun. (nautical) A small strand of rope made by twisting several rope-yarns together. Used for seizings, mats, sennits, and gaskets.
FOX, noun. (mechanics) A wedge driven into the split end of a bolt to tighten it.
FOX, noun. (obsolete) A sword; so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
FOX, verb. (transitive) To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
FOX, verb. (transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).
FOX, verb. (intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.
FOX, verb. (intransitive) To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
FOX, verb. (transitive) To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
FOX, verb. (intransitive) To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
FOX, verb. (transitive) To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
FOX, verb. (transitive) To repair (boots) with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
FOX, proper noun. A surname​ derived from the name of the animal.
FOX, proper noun. (US) (broadcasting) Fox Broadcasting Company, a large television network from the USA.
FOX, proper noun. A given name.
FOX, noun. (soccer) someone connected with Leicester City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
FOX, noun. (dated) A member of the Outagamie or Meskwaki, a Native American people.
FOX AND GEESE, noun. An old children's game in which one player tries to catch others as they run one goal to another.
FOX AND GEESE, noun. A board game with sixteen checkers, in which one piece (the fox) endeavours to break through the line of the other pieces (the geese), while the geese try to pen up the fox.
FOX BOLT, noun. A bolt having a split end to receive a fox wedge.
FOX CALLER, noun. Alternative form of fox whistle
FOX CUB, noun. A young fox.
FOX CUBS, noun. Plural of fox cub
FOX EVIL, noun. (obsolete) Loss of hair through disease; alopecia.
FOX GRAPE, noun. The native eastern North American grape, Vitis labrusca, with many cultivars, of which the Concord grape is the most important.
FOX GRAPE, noun. Vitis vulpina
FOX GRAPES, noun. Plural of fox grape
FOX GUARDING THE HENHOUSE, noun. Alternative form of fox in the henhouse
FOX HOLE, noun. Alternative spelling of foxhole
FOX IN THE BOX, noun. (soccer) (UK) Player with good finishing and movement inside the penalty area; a poacher.
FOX IN THE HENHOUSE, noun. (idiomatic) (metaphor) A predator loose among the prey.
FOX SEDGE, noun. Carex vulpinoidea, native to North America.
FOX SLEEP, noun. Feigned sleep while actually alert
FOX SPARROW, noun. Passerella iliaca, a large American sparrow.
FOX SQUIRREL, noun. Sciurus niger, the largest tree squirrel native to North America.
FOX TERRIER, noun. Either of two breeds of dog (the smooth fox terrier and the wire fox terrier) bred for fox hunting.
FOX TERRIERS, noun. Plural of fox terrier
FOX WEDGE, noun. A wedge for expanding the split end of a bolt, cotter, dowel, tenon, or other piece, to fasten the end in a hole or mortise and prevent withdrawal. The wedge abuts on the bottom of the hole and the piece is driven down upon it.
FOX WEDGES, noun. Plural of fox wedge
FOX WHISTLE, noun. A whistle designed to mimic the sound of a distressed rabbit in order to lure foxes towards a hunter.

Dictionary definition

FOX, noun. Alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs.
FOX, noun. A shifty deceptive person.
FOX, noun. The grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox.
FOX, noun. English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806).
FOX, noun. English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691).
FOX, noun. A member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River.
FOX, noun. The Algonquian language of the Fox.
FOX, verb. Deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week".
FOX, verb. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher".
FOX, verb. Become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots.

Wise words

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