What does the word prowl mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To roam about stealthily, as in search of prey.

Usage examples for prowl

  1. The second had shot a thief in the forest between Pembera Pereh and Kididimo; the fourth had lost a bale in the jungle of Marenga Mkali, and the porter who carried it had received a " very sore head" from a knob stick wielded by one of the thieves, who prowl about the jungle near the frontier of Ugogo. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. He might have used an epithet suitable for those fierce creatures which prowl through Eastern streets at night without any master, living upon refuse, a peril even to men who are unarmed. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  3. You and your children won't be allowed to steal or prowl about any more. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe