foul vs fowl : Common Errors in English

About foul vs fowl

A chicken is a fowl. A poke in the eye is a foul.

foul Meaning(s)

  • (n) an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • (v) hit a foul ball
  • (v) make impure
  • (v) become or cause to become obstructed
  • (v) commit a foul; break the rules
  • (v) spot, stain, or pollute
  • (v) make unclean
  • (v) become soiled and dirty
  • (s) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  • (s) offensively malodorous
  • (s) violating accepted standards or rules
  • (a) (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  • (s) (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
  • (s) characterized by obscenity
  • (s) disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
  • (s) especially of a ship's lines etc

fowl Meaning(s)

  • (n) a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
  • (n) the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
  • (v) hunt fowl
  • (v) hunt fowl in the forest

foul in News

  1. Foul Play Ruled Out In Case of Sparta Woman

    SPARTA, Mich. — Medical examiners have ruled out foul play in the case of Colleen J. Corrigan-Duncan, the 51-year-old Sparta woman who was found dead Tuesday after going missing Monday night. According to Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski, examiners are …
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

  2. Coroner’s Office: No foul play suspected in death of 28-year-old man found Tuesday in Morris Street apartment

    Authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of a young man found in his apartment in downtown Charleston on Tuesday afternoon.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Foul play not suspected after man found dead in apartment

    The Charleston County Coroner's Office says foul play is not suspected in the death of man found inside his downtown apartment on Tuesday. 
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Live 5 News Charleston

fowl in News

  1. Feathers ruffled when request for chickens denied

    Roseboro commissioners maintain no fowl in town ordinace
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sampson Independent

  2. People make the Great River Road complete

    LYNXVILLE — A drive along Wisconsin’s Great River Road reveals steep bluffs, several species of water fowl and, of course, the Mississippi River. The drive provides stunning views and offers a topography more grandiose than a trip along the Wisconsin River. But here’s a tip to elevate your experience along Highway 35 on our state’s western river bank: Get out of your car or off your motorcycle ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: La Crosse Tribune

  3. Commerce goose round-ups ruffle feathers

    An Oakland County community has a goose problem and it’s ruffling the feathers of residents sick of pollution from the waterfowl and animal welfare activists concerned about their treatment.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Oakland Press

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