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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)

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.

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."