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Definition 1: alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs - [noun denoting animal]

(fox is a kind of ...) any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

(... is a kind of fox ) a female fox

(... is a kind of fox ) a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

(... is a kind of fox ) the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species

(... is a kind of fox ) New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox

(... is a kind of fox ) small grey fox of the plains of western North America

(... is a kind of fox ) small grey fox of southwestern United States; may be a subspecies of Vulpes velox

(... is a kind of fox ) thickly-furred fox of Arctic regions; brownish in summer and white in winter

(... is a kind of fox ) dark grey American fox; from Central America through southern United States

Definition 2: the Algonquian language of the Fox - [noun denoting communication]

(fox is a kind of ...) family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains

Definition 3: a shifty deceptive person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fox in the sense of this definition

(fox is a kind of ...) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Definition 4: a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River - [noun denoting person]

(fox is a kind of ...) a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast

Definition 5: English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fox in the sense of this definition

(fox is an instance of ...) a person who manifests devotion to a deity

Definition 6: English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fox in the sense of this definition

(fox is an instance of ...) a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Definition 7: the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox - [noun denoting substance]

(fox is a kind of ...) the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Definition 8: become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots - [verb of change]

(fox is a kind of ...) become spotted

"This dress spots quickly"

Definition 9: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly - [verb of cognition]

Samples where fox or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These questions confuse even the experts
  • This question completely threw me
  • This question befuddled even the teacher

Synonyms for fox in the sense of this definition

(fox is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of fox ) confuse or put into disorder

"the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

(... is a kind of fox ) be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

(... is a kind of fox ) cause to be lost or disoriented

(fox has a similar meaning as ...) cause to feel embarrassment

"The constant attention of the young man confused her"

Samples where fox or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

Synonyms for fox in the sense of this definition

(fox is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

(... is a kind of fox ) fool or dupe

"He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"

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