Meaning of OWL in English
— owllike , adj.
/owl/ , n.
1. any of numerous, chiefly nocturnal birds of prey, of the order Strigiformes, having a broad head with large, forward-directed eyes that are usually surrounded by disks of modified feathers: many populations are diminishing owing to loss of habitat.
2. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having an owllike appearance.
3. See night owl .
4. a person of owllike solemnity or appearance.
5. operating late at night or all night: an owl train.
[ bef. 900; ME oule, OE ule; c. LG ule, D uil; akin to G Eule, ON ugla ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012