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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


Synonymsmortarboard


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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