fox Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “fox” in the English Dictionary

"fox" in British English

See all translations

foxnoun

uk   /fɒks/  us   /fɑːks/

fox noun (ANIMAL)

B2 [C] a ​wildmammalbelonging to the ​dogfamily that has a ​pointedface and ​ears, a ​widetailcovered in ​fur, and often reddish-brown ​fur [U] the ​skin of this ​animal used to make ​coats and ​hats
More examples

fox noun (CLEVER PERSON)

[C usually singular] someone who is ​clever and good at ​deceivingpeople: He's a ​cunning/​sly/​wilyold fox.

fox noun (WOMAN)

[C] US informal a ​sexuallyattractive woman

foxverb [T]

uk   /fɒks/  us   /fɑːks/ UK

fox verb [T] (CONFUSE)

to ​confuse someone or be too ​difficult to be ​understood by someone: This ​puzzle has well and ​truly foxed me!

fox verb [T] (DECEIVE)

to ​deceive someone in a ​clever way
(Definition of fox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fox" in American English

See all translations

foxnoun [C/U]

 us   /fɑks/
a ​wildmammalbelonging to the ​dogfamily which has a ​pointedface and ​ears, a ​widefurrytail, and often red-brown ​fur, or the ​fur of this ​animal: [C] A fox who had ​smelled the ​chickens came out of the ​woods into the ​yard.
(Definition of fox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fox”
in Korean 여우…
in Arabic ثَعْلَب…
in Malaysian rubah…
in French renard…
in Russian лиса…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Italian volpe…
in Turkish tilki…
in Polish lis…
in Spanish zorro…
in Vietnamese cáo…
in Portuguese raposa…
in Thai สุนัขจิ้งจอก…
in German der Fuchs…
in Catalan guineu…
in Japanese キツネ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Indonesian rubah…
What is the pronunciation of fox?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More