Definition of fox

Definition of fox
  1. fox Noun A red fox, small carnivore (), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
  2. fox Noun Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the tribe Vulpini within the family "Canidae", consisting of nine genera (see the Wikipedia article on the fox).
  3. fox Noun The fur of a fox or fox fur.
  4. fox Noun A fox terrier.
  5. fox Noun The gemmeous dragonet, a fish, "Callionymus lyra", so called from its yellow color.
  6. fox Noun A cunning person.
  7. fox Noun An attractive man or woman.
  8. fox Noun A small strand of rope made by twisting several rope-yarns together. Used for seizings, mats, sennits, and gaskets.
  9. fox Noun A wedge driven into the split end of a bolt to tighten it.
  10. fox Verb To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
  11. fox Verb To confuse or baffle (someone).
  12. fox Verb To act slyly or craftily.
  13. fox Verb To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
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