Meaning of 'fox' (Webster Dictionary)
- A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidae, of
many species. The European fox (V. vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American
red fox (V. fulvus), the American gray fox (V. Virginianus), and the
arctic, white, or blue, fox (V. lagopus) are well-known species.
- The European dragonet.
- The fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also sea fox. See
Thrasher shark, under Shark.
- A sly, cunning fellow.
- Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; -- used for
seizings or mats.
- A sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or
perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
- A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the
region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; -- called also Outagamies.
- To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
- To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
- To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper
leather, or to piece the upper fronts of. - To turn sour; -- said of beer, etc., when it sours in