One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconidæ. They differ from the true falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.
To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
A general term usually applied to buteos and accipiters. In falconry, however, any trained bird, even a falcon, may be called a hawk.
diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
hunt with hawks; "the Arabs like to hawk in the desert"
a bird of great power and strength like you and it has great eyes to seek out its prey
a bird with hooked beak which kills small animals (like rabbits) for food
a cool, fierce predator who is a badass
a fierce hunting bird
A small to medium bird with short rounded wings, a long tail, usually yellow, orange or red eyes, living in wooded countryside.
Any of the diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipiteridæ, and in particular of the sub-families Accipitrinæ, Circinæ, and Buteoninæ, the Bird Hawks, Marsh Hawks, and Buzzard Hawks respectively. From the Old English haðuc, heafoc, from the root hað, haf, "to seize."