fox

A fox is a small, dog-like wild animal with pointed ears and nose, and a thick tail. A red fox has dark front legs that look like little opera gloves. They’re sneaky, so a fox can also be a tricky person.

There are different kinds of foxes, but they all have a reputation for sneaking around and stealing stuff. Because they’re known for being wily and smart, you can use the word fox to describe someone who's sly: "That old fox always manages to get other people to buy his lunch." Colloquially, a fox is also an attractive person. They say don’t let a fox guard the henhouse, even if the fox is really good looking.

Primary Meanings of fox

1.
n
alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
2.
nv
a shifty deceptive person
deceive somebody
3.
v
become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
Full Definitions of fox
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n alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

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vixen
a female fox
Reynard
a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
Vulpes vulpes, red fox
the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species
Vulpes fulva, red fox
New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
Vulpes velox, kit fox, prairie fox
small grey fox of the plains of western North America
Vulpes macrotis, kit fox
small grey fox of southwestern United States; may be a subspecies of Vulpes velox
Alopex lagopus, Arctic fox, white fox
thickly-furred fox of Arctic regions; brownish in summer and white in winter
Urocyon cinereoargenteus, gray fox, grey fox
dark grey American fox; from Central America through southern United States
black fox
red fox in the color phase when its pelt is mostly black
silver fox
red fox in the color phase when its pelt is tipped with white
blue fox
a variety of Arctic fox having a pale grey winter coat
Type of:
canid, canine
any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

n the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox

Type of:
fur, pelt
the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2

n a shifty deceptive person

Synonyms:
dodger, slyboots
Type of:
beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

v deceive somebody

Synonyms:
flim-flam, fob, play a joke on, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, trick
Types:
snooker
fool or dupe
Type of:
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
be false to; be dishonest with

v be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Synonyms:
bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fuddle, throw
confuse, disconcert, flurry, put off
cause to feel embarrassment
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demoralize
confuse or put into disorder
amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
be a mystery or bewildering to
disorient, disorientate
cause to be lost or disoriented
mix up, stump
cause to be perplexed or confounded
riddle
set a difficult problem or riddle
elude, escape
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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v become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

Type of:
spot
become spotted

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