Meaning of “owl” in the English Dictionary

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"owl" in British English

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owlnoun [ C ]

uk /aʊl/ us /aʊl/

B2 a bird with a flat face and large eyes that hunts small mammals at night

also night owl a person who likes to stay up late at night

Examples

  • The owl is a predatory bird which kills its prey with its claws.
  • Stone farm buildings are ideal nesting sites for barn owls.

(Definition of “owl” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"owl" in American English

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owlnoun [ C ]

us /ɑʊl/

a bird with a flat face, large round eyes, a hook-shaped beak, and strong, curved nails, that hunts small mammals at night

(Definition of “owl” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)