Definitions for: Prowl

[n] the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
[v] loiter about, with no apparent aim
[v] move about in or as if in a predatory manner; "The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town"

Webster (1913) Definition: Prowl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Prowling.] [OE. prollen to search about; of uncertain
origin, perh. for proglen, a dim. of prog to beg, or proke to
poke. Cf. Proke.]
1. To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner;
esp., to search in, as for prey or booty.

He prowls each place, still in new colors decked. --
Sir P. Sidney.

2. To collect by plunder; as, to prowl money. [Obs.]

Prowl, v. i.
To rove or wander stealthily, esp. for prey, as a wild beast;
hence, to prey; to plunder.

Prowl, n.
The act of prowling. [Colloq.] --Smart.

Synonyms: lurch

See Also: footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry, walk, walk, walking

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