Owl vs Owllike - What's the difference?

owl | owllike |


As a noun owl

is (computing).

As an adjective owllike is

resembling an owl or some aspect of one.

owl

English

(wikipedia owl)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) owle, from (etyl) ‘to wail, howl’, Avestan (term) ‘to call out’)Rick Derksen, ''Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon'', s.vv. “v?pìti”, “vyp?” (Leiden: Brill, 1998), pp. 532:535..Vladimir Orel, ''A Handbook of Germanic Etymology , s.vv. “*uwwal?n”, “*uww?”, “*?faz ~ *?f?” (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 436.

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active.
  • Derived terms
    * barn owl * eagle owl * elf owl * great horned owl * little owl * long eared owl * night owl * owl bus * owl-butterfly * owl-faced monkey * * owlglass * owling * owlish * owl jug * owl-light * owl-moth * owl-swallow * owl train * owly * powerful owl * rufous owl * screech owl * sea-owl * stuffed owl * tawny owl *
    References
    See also
    * hoo * hoot * * whoo

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A variety of the domestic pigeon.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

    * low

    owllike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling an owl or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * owlish * owly * strigine