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Is owl a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word owl is a Scrabble US word. The word owl is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is owl a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word owl is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Is owl a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word owl is a Words With Friends word. The word owl is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 5 words from 'owl' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'owl'

LOW 6OWL 6

2 letters words from 'owl'

LO 2OW 5
WO 5 

All 3 letters words made out of owl

owl wol olw low wlo lwo

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word owl. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in owl.

Definitions and meaning of owl

owl

Etymology

From Middle English oule, owle, from Old English ūle, from Proto-Germanic *uwwalǭ (compare West Frisian ûle, Dutch uil, Danish and Norwegian ugle, German Eule), diminutive of *uwwǭ (eagle-owl) (compare German Uhu), of imitative origin or a variant of *ūfaz, *ūfǭ (compare Old English ūf or hūf, Swedish uv (horned owl), Bavarian Auf), from Proto-Indo-European *up- (compare Latvian ũpis (eagle-owl), Czech úpět (to wail, howl), Avestan 𐬎𐬟𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬨𐬌(ufiieimi, to call out). A Germanic variant *uwwilǭ was the source of Old High German ūwila (German Eule).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aʊl/
  • Rhymes: -aʊl

Noun

owl (plural owls)

  1. Any of various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing. [from 8th c.]
  2. (by extension) A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. [from 14th c.]
    Antonym: lark
  3. The owl pigeon. [from 18th c.]
  4. (politics, uncommon) A politician with moderate views that are neither hawkish nor dovish.
  5. Any of various nymphalid butterflies having large eyespots on the wings.

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Translations

See also

  • hoo
  • hoot
  • to-whit, to-whoo
  • whoo

References

Further reading

  • owl on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

owl (third-person singular simple present owls, present participle owling, simple past and past participle owled)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To smuggle contraband goods.

Anagrams

  • 'low, Low, low, low%

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to smuggle wool or sheep.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)