The tigers prowl for their next meal.
- The definition of a prowl is an act of sneaking or wandering about and looking for something.
An example of a prowl is a pack of tigers in search of food.
- Prowl is defined as to sneak about or search for prey.
An example of to prowl is for a lion to creep around looking for food.
Origin of prowlMiddle English prollen from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
on the prowl
verbprowled, prowl·ing, prowls
Origin of prowlMiddle English prollen to move about
(third-person singular simple present prowls, present participle prowling, simple past and past participle prowled)
- To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; especially, to search in, as for prey or booty.
- Watch the lioness prowling in the shrubbery for zebras.
- It's tough to sneak vandalism into Wikipedia as there are plenty of other users prowling the Recent Changes page.
- 2011 January 5, Mark Ashenden, “Wolverhampton 1 - 0 Chelsea", BBC:
- While McCarthy prowled the touchline barking orders, his opposite number watched on motionless and expressionless and, with 25 minutes to go, decided to throw on Nicolas Anelka for Kalou.
- To idle; to go about aimlessly.
- That dandy has nothing better to do than prowl around town all day in his pinstripe suit.
- (colloquial) The act of prowling.
- I'm going on a midnight prowl.
From Middle English prollen, of unknown origin.