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Definition 1: diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail - [noun denoting animal]

(hawk is a kind of ...) any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals

(... is a kind of hawk ) diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight

(... is a kind of hawk ) any of numerous large Old World hawks intermediate in some respects between typical hawks and typical eagles

(... is a kind of hawk ) hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals

(... is a kind of hawk ) any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals

(... is a kind of hawk ) Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents and reptiles

(... is a kind of hawk ) the common European short-winged hawk

(... is a kind of hawk ) North American hawk with reddish brown shoulders

(... is a kind of hawk ) large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers

(... is a kind of hawk ) dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail

(... is a kind of hawk ) any hawk of the genus Buteo

(... is a kind of hawk ) nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry

(... is a kind of hawk ) bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flight

(... is a kind of hawk ) small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa

(... is a kind of hawk ) large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry

(... is a kind of hawk ) male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon

(... is a kind of hawk ) an unfledged or nestling hawk

(... is a kind of hawk ) large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years

(... is a member of hawk) hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles

Definition 2: a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hawk in the sense of this definition

(hawk is a kind of ...) a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

"he nailed boards across the windows"

Definition 3: an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hawk in the sense of this definition

(hawk is a kind of ...) a person who advocates war or warlike policies

Definition 4: clear mucus or food from one's throat - [verb of body]

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

  • he cleared his throat before he started to speak

Synonyms for hawk in the sense of this definition

(hawk is a kind of ...) exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

"The smoker coughs all day"

Definition 5: hunt with hawks - [verb of competition]

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

  • the tribes like to hawk in the desert

(hawk is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Definition 6: sell or offer for sale from place to place - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for hawk in the sense of this definition

(hawk is a kind of ...) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

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