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Hawk appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Hitchcock Hawk Watch Spots Record Raptors
    (Title of an article in the Neola Gazette)
  • Hulk Hawk is hulking the hawk, Hawk Hulk is hawking Hulk ... Hawk hugs the hedgehog

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun hawk and its most common antonym:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hawk:


The word hawk is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hawk

What does hawk mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hawks

  1. diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: bird of prey / raptor / raptorial bird = any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
    • more specific terms:
    • member of: Accipitridae / family Accipitridae = hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers
    • young animal: eyas
    • female animal: hen
    • male animal: tiercel
    • collective noun: cast (classic 15th-century term of venery that refers to only two "hawks of the tower", but in modern usage does not necessarily have the same numerical constraint; confusingly, hawks of the tower are technically falcons and not hawks) / aerie (classic 15th-century term of venery that refers to only two "hawks of the tower", but in modern usage does not necessarily have the same numerical constraint; it also refers to hawks and other birds of prey nesting high on a mountain top; confusingly, hawks of the tower are technically falcons and not hawks) / lease / leash (classic 15th-century term of venery that refers to only two "hawks of the tower", but in modern usage does not necessarily have the same numerical constraint; confusingly, hawks of the tower are technically falcons and not hawks) / flight (classic 15th-century term of venery that refers to only "hawks of the wrist" to include goshawks and sparrowhawks; hawks of the wrist are true hawks in the genus Accipiter) / staff (classic 15th-century term of venery that refers to only two "hawks of the tower", but in modern usage does not necessarily have the same numerical constraint; confusingly, hawks of the tower are technically falcons and not hawks) / flock / kettle (flying in large numbers) / boil (two or more spiralling in flight) / cauldron (migrating in large groups)
    • collateral adjective: accipitrine / falconine
  2. an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
  3. a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of hawk: mortarboard
    • more generic word: board = a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

Alternative definition of the noun hawk


  1. A diurnal predatory bird of the family Accipitridae.
  2. [politics] An advocate of aggressive political positions.
  3. A plasterer's tool, made of a flat surface with a handle below, used to hold an amount of plaster prior to application to the wall or ceiling being worked on: a mortarboard.

Definition of the verb hawk

What does hawk mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hawked | hawking | hawks

  1. sell or offer for sale from place to place
  2. hunt with hawks
    • examples: the tribes like to hawk in the desert | In the summer they like to go out and hawk
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic terms: hunt / hunt down / run / track down = pursue for food or sport
  3. clear mucus or food from one's throat
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of hawk: clear the throat
    • more generic word: cough = exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

Alternative definition of the verb hawk


  1. [transitive] To hunt with a hawk.
  2. [transitive] To sell.
  3. [transitive] To forcibly attempt to cough up (phlegm).
  4. [intransitive] To clear the throat loudly.


  1. Hawk a.k.a. Coleman Hawkins: Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". While Hawkins is strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.
  2. Hawk a.k.a. Sokół, real name Wojciech Sosnowski is an MC born in Warsaw, Poland 11 March 1977. Founder of ZIP Skład and WWO, together with DJ Deszczu Strugi, and Jędker. He recorded four albums with WWO, three albums with Pono as Sokol feat. Pono and two albums with his girlfriend partner Marysia Starosta. He lives in Poland, but lived in Latvia and Georgia for two years. Estimated of his textes and thoroughgoing rap. Founder and co-owner of Prosto record label and clothing company.
  3. Hawk a.k.a. Andre Dawson: Andre Nolan Dawson, nicknamed "The Hawk" and "Awesome Dawson", is a former American professional baseball player. During a 21-year baseball career, he played for four different teams as a center and right fielder, spending most of his career with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs.
  4. Hawk a.k.a. Ralph Branca: Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1944 through 1956, Branca played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees. He batted and threw right-handed.
  5. Hawk a.k.a. Hawk Koch: Howard Winchel "Hawk" Koch, Jr. is an American motion picture producer and a former road manager for the musical groups The Supremes and The Dave Clark Five.
  6. Hawk a.k.a. Jeremy Hawk was a character actor with a long career in music halls and on London's West End stage.
  7. Hawk a.k.a. Alex Kruz is an actor.
  8. Hawk a.k.a. David Fishel is a film and television director, film and television editor, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, and a cinematographer.
  9. Hawk a.k.a. Hawk Younkins is an actor and a wrestler.
  10. Hawk a.k.a. J.D. Hawkins was an actor, a film producer, film director and a screenwriter.
  11. Hawk a.k.a. Alex Georgijev is an actor.
  12. Hawk a.k.a. Haukur Karlsson is a production designer.
  13. Hawk a.k.a. Hakan D'Onofrio: Hakan D'Onofrio is the son of Elizabeth D'Onofrio.
  14. Hawk a.k.a. Michael O'Hare Wallace: Michael O'Hare Wallace is an actor, film producer, screenwriter and casting director.

There are other people with in their name, like Big Hawk, Joe Hawk, Ken Hawk, Lew Hawk, Red Hawk, Sue Hawk, Tim Hawk, Tom Hawk, Dave Hawk and many others.


  1. Hawk - zespół glammetalowy założony w Los Angeles w Kalifornii, w roku 1984. Był to jednorazowy projekt gitarzysty i nauczyciela gry na gitarze – Douga Marksa.
  2. Hawk is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Hawk Eyes, Black Hawk, Hawk Nelson, Parlor Hawk, Eagle & Hawk, Freedom Hawk, Mosquito Hawk, Tarantula hawk, Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, Wayne Massey and Black Hawk and A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble.


  1. Hawk a.k.a. Hawkair is a regional airline based in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. It operates scheduled and charter regional passenger services in British Columbia and Alberta. Its main base is Northwest Regional Airport with a hub at Vancouver International Airport.
  2. The Hawk was a cyclecar built in Detroit, Michigan by the Hawk Cyclecar Company in 1914. The Hawk was belt-driven with a 9/13 hp V-twin engine. The vehicle was advertised for $390, and could seat two passengers side-by-side. It had a distinctive sloping bonnet line.


  1. Hawk is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is one of the original members of the G.I. Joe Team, and debuted in 1982. Hawk is portrayed by Dennis Quaid in the 2009 live-action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
  2. Hawk a.k.a. Arton, called Hawk, is a military character in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe. The son of a poor fortuneteller named Illyra, Arton has been the companion of the god-child Gyskouras, called Kouras, since infancy. Because of Arton's relationship with Kouras, when the two boys are toddlers, NIkodemos takes Arton as well as Kouras to the misty isles of Bandara to be trained by the warrior-monks in the Bandaran mysteries.
  3. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1991 animated feature film The Seventh Brother.
  4. Hawk is a fictional character from the 2010 film Beneath the Blue.
  5. Hawk is a fictional character from the 2013 comedy film Inappropriate Comedy.
  6. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1977 film Hitch-Hike.
  7. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1996 film Hawk's vengeance.
  8. Hawk is a fictional film character.
  9. Hawk is a fictional character from the 2009 film Robbin' in Da Hood.
  10. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1961 film Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon.
  11. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1993 film Spenser: For Hire: Ceremony.
  12. Hawk is a fictional character in the 2013 film Redemption: The Darkness Descending.
  13. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1982 film 1990: The Bronx Warriors.
  14. Hawk is a fictional character from the 2006 horror-action film Slayer.
  15. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1994 film Spenser: The Judas Goat.
  16. Hawk is a fictional character from the tv series American Gladiators.
  17. Hawk is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Trumpet of the Swan.
  18. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1998 film Gunslinger's Revenge.
  19. Hawk is a fictional character from the 1994 action western TV movie Cheyenne Warrior.
  20. Hawk, also known as John Ross Freemark in Angel Fire East, is a fictional character from Terry Brooks' Genesis of Shannara trilogy of novels, written as a prequel to his Shannara series. The leader of the Ghost tribe, Hawk is a main character in the book Armageddon's Children.
  21. Hawk is a fictional film character.
  22. Hawk the birdman is a character from the second season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and the alien sidekick to Buck Rogers. He is portrayed in the television series by Thom Christopher.
  23. Hawk is a fictional film character.
  24. Hawk is a fictional film character.
  25. Hawk is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like T. Hawk, Hawk-Eye, Red Hawk, Sea Hawk, Blue Hawk, Fish Hawk, Mike Hawk, Red Hawk., Tony Hawk, Asian Hawk, Benjy Hawk, Black Hawk, Steve Hawk, Hudson Hawk, Little Hawk, Thunder Hawk, William Hawk, Eddie 'Hudson Hawk' Hawkins.


  1. Hawk is a 1966 drama crime TV series created by Allan Sloane.
  2. "Hawk" a.k.a. "The Hawk" is a 1993 British film starring Helen Mirren, George Costigan, Rosemary Leach, Owen Teale and Melanie Hill.


"Hawk" is an artwork by John Weeks.


  1. "Hawk" is the third collaborative studio album by Scottish indie pop singer Isobel Campbell and American alternative rock musician Mark Lanegan, released on 24 August 2010 on V2 Records. Recorded throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, Hawk features a number of guest musicians, including folk singer Willy Mason, bassist Bill Wells and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha.
  2. "Hawk" is the second studio album by Rapper Big Hawk also known as HAWK.
  3. "Hawk" is a musical EP of Lundegaard.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Hawk" is a musical album of Supernaught.
    • released on (33 years ago)
  5. "Hawk" is a composition.
  6. "Hawk" is a musical album of Hawk.
    • released in (29 years ago)


Hawk a.k.a. Hawk, Virginia: Hawk is an unincorporated community in Cumberland County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.


  1. Hawk: A hawk or hod is a tool used to temporarily hold a viscous material so that the user can apply that material to a surface using a different tool. It consists of a board about 25 cm square with a perpendicular handle fixed centrally on the reverse. The user holds the hawk horizontally with his or her non-dominant hand and applies the material on the hawk with a tool held in the other hand.
  2. Hawk is a TV Spot.
  3. Hawk is a family name.

Phrases with Hawk

Phrases starting with the word Hawk:

  1. hawk owl
  2. Hawk-Eye
  3. hawk moth
  4. hawk nose
  5. hawk-eyed
  6. Hawk-Nose
  7. Hawk-Owls

Phrases ending with the word Hawk:

  1. I-Hawk
  2. to hawk
  3. Bat Hawk
  4. hen hawk
  5. Hen-Hawk
  6. war hawk
  7. ball hawk
  8. fish hawk
  9. Gray Hawk
  10. Grey Hawk
  11. make-hawk
  12. Tiny Hawk
  13. black hawk

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hawk

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Google previewBirds of Northeast Texas (2002)

by Matt White

Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni The Swainson's Hawk is an fairly common migrant in the open areas of the Blackland Prairie and...

White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus The White-tailed Hawk is a accidental winter visitor at Cooper Lake.

Google previewThe Prisoner's Dilemma (2015)

by Martin Peterson

Hawk is a dominant strategy for each player, because it yields a better payoff than dove no matter what strategy the other player may choose. equal to -10. If Benito holds out and Arturo confesses, (hawk, dove) is played. Arturo then goes free, ...

Google previewBirds of Florida (2012)

A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus Family Accipitridae (Raptors) Size: 17” Season: Year-round in Florida Habitat: Wooded areas near water The Red- shouldered Hawk is a solitary, small, accipiter-like buteo with a long tail. It waits patiently ...

Google previewSpeaking of Animals (1995)

A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors by Robert Allen Palmatier

The feathered hawk is an aggressive bird of prey. ATWS; IHAT. See also Hawkish. Compare...

Hawk is a back-formation from hawker (WNNCD: 1512), "a peddler," which is an alteration of Ger. Hoker (fr. hoken "to peddle"). The bird is in no ...

Google previewForbidden: The Billionaire's Virgin Princess (2008)

by Lucy Monroe

Sebastian Hawk is a master in business and in the bedroom.

Google previewThe Broadview Anthology of Nineteenth-Century British Performance

Hawk is a speculator—rich today , ...

Google previewEuropean Competition Law Annual 2011 (2014)

Integrating Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law - Implications for Courts and Agencies by Philip Lowe, Mel Marquis

Barry Hawk is the Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute and Senior Counsel at Labruna Mazziotti & Segni. Yolaine Seaton is a Dean's Fellow at Fordham Law School. 1American Safety Equipment Corp v J P Maguire & Co, 391 ...

Google previewAdventures of an Artisan Hunter (2000)

by David Brian Plummer

'A hungry hawk is an obedient hawk.

Google previewSociobiology: Sense or Nonsense? (2012)

by M. Ruse

By setting up the right numerical values, one can show that neither total Dove nor total Hawk is an ESS in a population, but that a certain proportion of each is. That is to say, one can show that a population of Doves is not stable, for individual ...

Google previewThe Republic of Wine (2013)

A Novel by Mo Yan

A hawk is a very patient hunter. And since the initiative always rests with the attacker, the defender must never let down its guard, not for a minute. Suddenly the hawkswooped down like lightning, and the little demon reacted by rushing ...

Google previewBirds of West Virginia (2012)

A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

Buteo lineatus Family Accipitridae (Hawks, eagles) Size: 17” Season: Summer Habitat: Wooded areas near water The Red-shouldered Hawk is a solitary, small, accipiter-like buteo that waits patiently on its perch before flying down to attack a ...

Google previewCambodia, 1975-1978 (2014)

Rendezvous with Death by Karl D. Jackson

Hawk is an associate of the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights and Director of the Cambodia Documentation Commission. KARL D. JACKSON, born in Massachusetts in 1942, was educated at Princeton ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Falconry (2000)

by Adrian Walker

HAWK, K ITCHEN Ferruginous hawk in flight. (W.S. Clark; FLPA, Images of Nature). south-western United States, south through to Chile, in sparsely wooded or more open, often arid, areas. Its usual prey is birds of various sizes, rabbits and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)

by Matt Warshaw

HAWKINS, MARY ANN Sam Hawk Never a keen competition surfer, Hawk nonetheless posted a few good results in the North Shore pro events, including a fourth in the 1972 Pipeline Masters and a third in the 1974 Duke Kahanamoku ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

HAWK Right: Nuna mask representing Swooping Hawk. Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville . HORSE Right: Neolithic bronze horse and sun chariot, from Trundholm,. birds were "cryptic" in the forest, ...

Google previewThe Sportsman's Dictionary; Or, the Gentleman's Companion for Town and Country ... Illustrated with Copperplates ... The Fourth Edition (1792)

Branc/Jer, a young hawk, ner-'vly taken out ofthe nest, which can hop from bough to bough. Cage, that on which hawks are carried, when designed for sale. \ Caizce/lering, or ram-ella'ifiq; signifies (loopi-ing. - Car'yizzg, a hawk is said so to. du, ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1912)

Black Hawk (Ma - ka - tae ...

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Small photo of Timber is a beautiful Harris Hawk.Small photo of Flying hawk. Nature background. Western Marsh HarrierSmall photo of Photo of brown hawk on trees.Small photo of Hawk./ Hawk./ Hawk.Small photo of A Ferruginous Hawk perchedSmall photo of Tarantula Hawk WaspSmall photo of Hawk portrait. Green nature background Long legged Buzzard / Buteo rufinus More...

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Sign language

Words by Hawk Nelson - Duet Acappella with American Sign Language

Words by Hawk Nelson sung for talent show while doing American Sign Language.

Quotes about Hawk

I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store. (Herb Alpert)
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Scrabble value of H4A1W4K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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