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English noun: hawk

1. hawk (animal) diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

Broader (hypernym)bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird

Narrower (hyponym)Accipiter cooperii, Accipiter gentilis, Accipiter nisus, blue darter, Buteo buteo, Buteo jamaicensis, Buteo lagopus, Buteo lineatus, buteonine, buzzard, chicken hawk, Cooper's hawk, eyas, falcon, fish eagle, fish hawk, goshawk, harrier, harrier eagle, hen hawk, honey buzzard, kite, osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Pernis apivorus, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, redtail, rough-legged hawk, roughleg, sea eagle, short-toed eagle, sparrow hawk, tercel, tercelet, tiercel

Member meronymAccipitridae, family Accipitridae

2. hawk (person) an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations

Synonymswar hawk

Broader (hypernym)militarist, warmonger

Antonymspeacenik, dove

3. hawk (artifact) a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar


Broader (hypernym)board

English verb: hawk

1. hawk (possession) sell or offer for sale from place to place

Synonymshuckster, monger, peddle, pitch, vend

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deal, sell, trade

2. hawk (competition) hunt with hawks

SamplesThe tribes like to hawk in the desert.

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and hawk

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down

3. hawk (body) clear mucus or food from one's throat

SamplesHe cleared his throat before he started to speak.

Synonymsclear the throat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cough

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