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Definition of the noun coyote

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noun - plural: coyotes

  1. small wolf native to western North America
  2. someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
  3. a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

Alternative definition of the noun coyote


  1. A canine species native to North America.
  2. A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.


  1. "Coyote" a.k.a. "Fast Food Nation" is a 2006 drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser, loosely based on the latter's bestselling 2001 non-fiction book of the same name.
  2. "Coyote" is a 1992 Canadian/French comedy-drama film based on a novel. The film starred Mitsou who was a very popular singer around the time of release.
  3. "Coyote" is a 2007 independent film created by Brian Petersen and Brett Spackman.
  4. "Coyote" is a 2013 comedy and drama film directed by Joe Eddy.
  5. "Coyote" is a film, directed by Chema Rodríguez.
    • country: Spain
    • language: Spanish Language
    • genres: Documentary film, World cinema
    • released in (7 years ago)
  6. "Coyote" is a 2012 short film written and directed by Jedrzej Baczyk.
  7. "Coyote" is a short film, directed by Shawheen Keyani.


  1. "Coyote" is science fiction author Allen Steele’s novel of interstellar exploration and settlement. The book is a compilation of some of Steele’s short stories into one epic novel. Perspective is taken from many of the major characters of the book, giving Coyote a well-rounded and satisfying account of the colonization of a new world.
    • also known as "Coyote Frontier"
    • genres: Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2005-12-06
    • award: - Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel nomination for Allen Steele
  2. "Coyote" is a book by Gerald McDermott.
    • genre: Children's literature
    • subjects: Native Americans in the United States, Americas, History of the United States, Folklore


Coyote is a comic book series created by Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers.


  1. "Coyote" is the opening song from Joni Mitchell's 1976 album Hejira and also the album's first single.
  2. "Coyote" is the fourth studio album by Kayo Dot, released April 20, 2010 on Hydra Head Records. The album was written, according to frontman Toby Driver, as a single, narrative-driven, long-form composition written with story and text provided by a close, terminally-ill friend of the band, Yuko Sueta, in the final stage of her life. Coyote was once again engineered by Randall Dunn )), Earth, Six Organs of Admittance, Wolves in the Throne Room) in Seattle, Washington, forging a new genre of "goth fusion" which combines elements of early Cure, Faith and the Muse, and Bauhaus with Herbie Hancock's psychedelic album, Sextant, and Scott Walker's recent album, The Drift. The lyrics and story were constructed with deliberate melodrama to pay homage as well to the intended gothic vibe, expressing the protagonist's loneliness and longing to be in a better place, and her journey through her own personal looking-glass through a hallucinatory world of fear and wonder. The album received mixed reviews and would be the band's final release on Hydra Head. The album is much gloomier and electronic, paying homage to gothic post-punk and gothic rock bands with influences of chamber music as well.
  3. "Coyote" is the fifth album by Matt Mays, released on September 4,2012. It debuted at #7 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
    • released on
    • award:
      • Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year nomination for Matt Mays
      • Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year, received by Matt Mays
  4. "Coyote" is a musical album of Motoharu Sano.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Coyote" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Coyote" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  7. "Coyote" is a musical album of El Goodo.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  8. "Coyote" is a musical album of Terraplane Sun.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. Coyote a.k.a. Nemanja Kojić, better known by his stage name Hornsman Coyote, is a Serbian Reggae/Dub musician.
  2. Coyote is a film score composer.
    • profession: Film score composer

There are other people with in their name, like Nana Coyote, Black Coyote, Peter Coyote, Coyote McCloud, Coyote Shivers, Jackie Old Coyote, Harold Goss-Coyote and Eugene Little Coyote.


  1. Coyote is a musical group.
    • members:
    • album: "Spirits Dancing Remixes"
  2. Coyote is a musical group.
  3. Coyote is a musical group.
    • album: "Harlyn Bay"

There are other groups with in their name, like Coyote Men, Coyote Run, Coyote Bones, Coyote Grace, Coyote Kings, Coyote Oldman, Coyote Theory, Karate coyote, Coyote Sisters, Jupiter Coyote, Quartet Coyote, Coyote Clean Up and El Coyote y Su Banda Tierra Santa.


Coyote a.k.a. Coyote, California: Coyote, originally Burnett, is an unincorporated community in a narrowing of Santa Clara Valley astride Coyote Creek, between San Jose and Morgan Hill, in Santa Clara County, California. Its ZIP Code is 95013; there is a small U.S. Post Office. It is inside telephone area codes 408 and 669.


  1. Coyote is a mythological character common to many cultures of the Indigenous peoples of North America, based on the coyote animal. This character is usually male and is generally anthropomorphic although he may have some coyote-like physical features such as fur, pointed ears, yellow eyes, a tail and claws. The myths and legends which include Coyote vary widely from culture to culture.
  2. The Coyote was a brand of racing chassis designed and built for the use of A. J. Foyt's race team in USAC Championship car racing including the Indianapolis 500. It was used from 1966 to 1983 with Foyt himself making 141 starts in the car winning 25 times. George Snider had the second most starts with 24. Jim McElreath has the only other win in a Coyote chassis.
  3. COYOTE is an American prostitutes' rights organization. Its name is a backronym for Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics, a reflection of the fact that sex work tends to be stigmatized primarily because of male-imposed standards of ethics whose earliest impositions date back a number of centuries. COYOTE's goals include the decriminalization of prostitution, pimping and pandering, as well as the elimination of social stigma concerning sex work as an occupation.
  4. Coyote is an irresponsible and trouble-making character and he is one of the most important and revered characters in Navajo mythology. Even though Tó Neinilii is the Navajo god of rain, Coyote also has powers over rain. Coyote's ceremonial name is Áłtsé hashké which means "first scolder".
  5. The Coyote was an American automobile built in Redondo Beach, California from 1909 until 1910. The car was a sporty two seat roadster with a 50 hp Straight-8 engine, which was claimed to reach 75 mph. Many parts, such as the axles and steering gear were from the Franklin Auto Company. Only two were made.
  6. Coyote is a cataloged instance, musical recording.
  7. Coyote is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Coyote

Phrases starting with the word Coyote:

  1. coyote bush
  2. Coyote Mint
  3. Coyote Ugly
  4. coyote brush
  5. Coyote Gilia
  6. Coyote Gourd
  7. Coyote Melon
  8. coyote state
  9. Coyote Willow
  10. Coyote Tabacco
  11. Coyote Tobacco
  12. Coyote Ceanothus
  13. Coyote Cloudywing

Phrases ending with the word Coyote:

  1. Capnia Coyote
  2. Eudamus coyote
  3. Arsapnia Coyote
  4. Achalarus Coyote
  5. Loxosceles coyote
  6. Stenopogon coyote

Other phrase containing the word Coyote:

  1. Robust Coyote Mint

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Coyote

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Google previewOverland Monthly and Out West Magazine (1902)

The coyote is the tramp of the “Seiert ——an enemy to every form of animal life in the region, and all are arrayed...

Google previewThe Overland Monthly (1902)

by Bret Harte

The coyote is the tramp of the ia'ert — an enemy to every form of ani.nai life in the region, and all are arrayed against him.

Google previewCultus des Loogaroo (Cult of the Loogaroo): Louisiana’s Own Legend & Lore of the Vampyre

by T. Broussard

Bone Coyote is that spirit, as the “demon” of fear and the power of that fear, and yet that demon is a mask for self- empowerment. This aspect of the Dark Lord is meant to make all afraid who have not taken it ...

Google previewNative Americans in Comic Books (2016)

A Critical Study by Michael A. Sheyahshe

Coyote is a carnal embodiment of the trickster figure seen in many Native cultures and folklore. As a trickster, Coyote is able to outwit and outmaneuver opponents. Thus, while maintaining a heroic style, and subsequently illustrating various ...

Google previewChicano Folklore (2000)

A Guide to the Folktales, Traditions, Rituals and Religious Practices of Mexican Americans by Rafaela Castro

A coyote is a canine animal indigenous to the New World that is related to the fox or wolf. In some dictionaries it is...

Google previewIndian Legends of the Pacific Northwest (1953)

by Ella Elizabeth Clark

Coyote is the chief character in the myths of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Creation Myths (1994)

by David Adams Leeming, Margaret Adams Leeming

a Plains Indians group wrongly called the Crows, have many versions of a creation myth that features the familiar Old Man Coyote, the trickster-creator (see also Trickster). It is essentially an earth-diver creation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Short Story (2015)

by Abby H. P. Werlock

Coyote is a character in numerous Native American trickster tales. A complexfigure, Coyote has been described as more antihero than hero, aNative American version of the European Everyman, a flawed character whose greatest ...




Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged (1859)

by John Russell Bartlett


Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [3 Volumes] (2007)

by Donald Haase, Donald Haase Ph.D.

as an anthropomorphic male, Coyote is the archetypal trickster in stories prevalent in many Native American cultures, including the Pima, Chippewa, Salish, Maya, Apache, Nez Perce, Blackfoot, Chumash, Pawnee, Ute, Thompson, Crow, ...

Google previewNez Perce Dictionary (1994)

by Haruo Aoki

timid, wild, tame siya-waw siya-w VC cowhide moccasins/shoes, mu-h-'lepqet mu- N, 3ile-pqet N co-wife, pe-'eks 5e-ks K cowslip, American, qocqocnim li-ckaw li-ckaw N coyote, (Canidae) Cants latrans, 5iceye-ye 5ice N, stp coyote (prefix), ...

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

by Hope B. Werness

Coyote. The coyote, Canis latrans, is a member of genus Cams, along with dogs, wolves, and jackals.

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Small photo of Coyote isolated on white background walking in the winter snowSmall photo of Wooden Carlos Coyote on coyote signSmall photo of Wild coyote sitting and resting in the shadow in Death Valley, California, USASmall photo of Playful coyote pups in springtimeSmall photo of Wild coyote lifts head and howls along Spray Lakes Road in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Kananaskis County, Alberta, Canada. Season is autumn, September 14, 2017.Small photo of Coyote - (Canis latrans)Small photo of Lone coyote stalking prey near tall bright green grasses in bright sunlight. More...

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Quotes about Coyote

Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed. (Peter Coyote)
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Scrabble value of C3O1Y4O1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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