Definition of hawk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hɔːk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɔːk//
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  1. 1 a strong fast bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) He waited, watching her like a hawk (= watching her very closely). The hawk swooped low over the field. see also sparrowhawk See related entries: Birds
  2. 2a person, especially a politician, who supports the use of military force to solve problems opposite dove1
  3. Word Originnoun Old English hafoc, heafoc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch havik and German Habicht.Idioms
    have (got) eyes like a hawk
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    to be able to notice or see everything She's bound to notice that chipped glass. The woman has eyes like a hawk!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hawk