Adjective "fox" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A carnivorous mammal of the dog family with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning.
  1. 'Coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions, and bobcats all prey on livestock.'
  2. 'Introduced predators such as rats, cats, dogs, foxes and mongooses are thought to have been responsible for about half of island bird extinctions.'
  3. 'Mammals such as weasels, foxes, stoats and especially roe deer can wander safely without the risk of being killed by traffic.'
  4. 'The most significant predators on red foxes are humans, who hunt foxes for their fur and kill them in large numbers as pests.'
  5. 'Bradford archaeologists are also studying other remains from the site at Lynford, including bones from woolly rhino, brown bears, horses, foxes and hyenas.'
  6. 'Their chief predator is the mink, but while on land they also fall prey to foxes, coyotes and lynx as well as some of the larger avian predators.'
  7. 'He mentioned in passing that as a kid here he could tell the difference between the footprints of foxes, groundhogs and raccoons.'
  8. 'Voles are an important source of food for many predators, including snakes, hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels, foxes, mink and badgers.'
  9. 'The other wild attractions in the park include nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, foxes and jackals.'
  10. 'Domestic dogs and cats can pick up the infection if exposed to wild animals with the disease such as foxes, wolves, jackals, skunks, mongooses, raccoons and bats.'
A cunning or sly person.
  1. 'However, he observed, the old fox was too cunning for them.'
  2. 'He may have mellowed with old age - he's 63-but the fire still burns bright in this wily old fox's belly when invited to defy the odds.'
  3. '‘It's absolutely superb being in a dust up with the old fox,’ said Smith with a smile as crews completed the first leg.'
  4. 'They will repurchase the bonds of the ownership of which they have been tricked out by the wily old fox.'
  5. 'Indians cannot tolerate it if the old foxes keep fighting and hamper Bangalore's growth.'
  6. 'The Oz, being more of a wily fox, eschewed tabloidism and was much more sympathetic to the fallen leader.'
  7. 'So last night ShowBiz Ireland were out in force and waiting outside Vicar Street for the wily old fox to emerge.'
A sexually attractive woman.


    Baffle or deceive (someone)
    1. 'Autorickshaw drivers, who are otherwise street-smart, are foxed when passengers (usually visitors to the City) ask for destinations with new names.'
    2. 'Everywhere you go, you hear a tale of how someone foxed the council with a fake trip, or how Joe Bloggs had stress from having to answer the phone in the council housing department.'
    3. 'But she throws in a slower serve which foxes the French player.'
    4. 'There are almost humorous situations: when a woman at a medical clinic tries to palm it off to an unsuspecting receptionist, and when an art dealer is foxed by the way his wife has been cheated.'
    5. 'Mid-January to mid-February was the warmest it's been seen 1659 (which is when records began), foxing unwary plants into flowering prematurely, to give the frost something to kill.'
    6. 'You may be foxed, but science has all the answers.'
    7. 'It appears blank, having completely foxed the browser.'
    8. 'The elders were meticulous in their portrayal of the characters and their attention to their costume foxed the judges.'
    9. 'Apparently this foxed the police for a long time as they couldn't find any links between the murderer and victim.'
    10. 'But he made his disdain clear: as far back as 1954, he complained of his ‘beefing, threatening, foxing and conniving.’'


    A member of an American Indian people formerly living in southern Wisconsin, and now mainly in Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.
      The Algonquian language of the Fox, now almost extinct.


        Relating to the Fox or their language.


          1. any of several carnivores of the dog family, especially those of the genus Vulpes, smaller than wolves, having a pointed, slightly upturned muzzle, erect ears, and a long, bushy tail.

          2. the fur of this animal.

          3. a cunning or crafty person.

          4. (initial capital letter) a member of a tribe of North American Algonquian Indians, formerly in Wisconsin, later merged with the Sauk tribe.

          5. (initial capital letter) the Algonquian language of th

          More examples(as adjective)

          "people/places/organizations can be fox."


          Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vos and German Fuchs.