Definition of "fox" []

  • Any of various carnivorous mammals of the genus Vulpes and related genera, related to the dogs and wolves and characteristically having upright ears, a pointed snout, and a long bushy tail. (noun)
  • The fur of one of these mammals. (noun)
  • A crafty, sly, or clever person. (noun)
  • Slang A sexually attractive person. (noun)
  • Nautical Small cordage made by twisting together two or more strands of tarred yarn. (noun)
  • Any canine mammal of the genus Vulpes and related genera. They are mostly predators that do not hunt in packs and typically have large pointed ears, a pointed muzzle, and a bushy tail (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The fur of any of these animals, usually reddish-brown or grey in colour (noun)
  • A person who is cunning and sly (noun)
  • A sexually attractive woman (noun)
  • A jackal (noun)
  • An image of a false prophet (noun)
  • Small stuff made from yarns twisted together and then tarred (noun)
  • To perplex or confound (verb)
  • To cause (paper, wood, etc) to become discoloured with spots, or (of paper, etc) to become discoloured, as through mildew (verb)
  • To trick; deceive (verb)
  • To act deceitfully or craftily (verb)
  • To pursue stealthily; tail (verb)
  • To chase and retrieve (a ball) (verb)
  • To befuddle with alcoholic drink (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fox" in a sentence
  • "Yet I heard only the other day of a woman who boasted that she had been among the few "in at the death" one day in fox - hunting, and that when the brush was given to her, her face was _spattered with the blood of the fox_."
  • "July 31st, 2006 at 1: 30 pm matthew says: at least a fox is an appropriate annalogy (not REAL foxes mind you, real foxes are cool, I mean the steriotypical-anthropomorphized-media version of the fox)"
  • "We did not answer, because now, for the first time, it came over all of us, in a rush of blushes and uncomfortableness, that burying a fox is a suspicious act."