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1. falcon

noun. ['ˈfælkən'] diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight.

Synonyms

  • hawk
  • peregrine falcon
  • peregrine
  • caracara
  • Falconidae
  • Falco rusticolus
  • merlin
  • Falco tinnunculus
  • sparrow hawk
  • kestrel
  • hobby
  • gerfalcon
  • gyrfalcon
  • American kestrel
  • Falco peregrinus
  • Falco subbuteo
  • family Falconidae
  • Falco sparverius
  • Falco columbarius

Antonyms

  • settled
  • stand still
  • ebb
  • arrive

Etymology

  • falcon (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Falcon

  • dalkon

Sentences with falcon


1. Noun, singular or mass
In Egyptian mythology, Horus is both a sun god and a falcon god.

Quotes about falcon


1. Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity.
- W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

2. I live my life in widening circleThat reach out across the world. I may not ever complete the last one,But I give myself to it. I circle around God, that primordial tower.I have been circling for thousands of years,And I still don't know: am I a falcon,A storm, or a great song? [I, 2]
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

2. falcon-gentle

noun. female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon.

Synonyms

  • peregrine falcon
  • peregrine
  • falcon-gentil

3. falcon-gentil

noun. female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon.

Synonyms

  • Falco peregrinus
  • peregrine falcon
  • peregrine

4. falcon

verb. ['ˈfælkən'] hunt with falcons.

Synonyms

  • track down
  • hunt
  • hunt down

Antonyms

  • unearned run
  • earned run
  • exempt
  • confine

Etymology

  • falcon (Middle English (1100-1500))
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