Definitions of fox

  1. To turn sour during fermentation.
  2. To turn sour; - said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
  3. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; " These questions confuse even the experts"; " This question completely threw me"; " This question befuddled even the teacher"
  4. deceive somebody; " We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
  5. become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
  6. To make sour; to repair, as boots.
  7. English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution ( 1749- 1806)
  8. the Algonquian language of the Fox people
  9. a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
  10. English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends ( 1624- 1691)
  11. the gray or reddish- brown fur of a fox
  12. 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.
  13. A sly, cunning fellow.
  14. To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
  15. To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
  16. To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
  17. The fox shark or thrasher shark; - called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
  18. Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; - used for seizings or mats.
  19. A sword; - so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
  20. A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; - called also Outagamies.
  21. An animal of the dog family, noted for cunning: any one notorious for cunning.
  22. Wild animal of the dog family; cunning person.
  23. A burrowing canine mammal, noted for its cunning.
  24. A sly, crafty person.
  25. A well- known animal of the dog genus, remarkable for cunning; a sly, cunning fellow; a small strand of rope, made by twisting several ropeyarns together.
  26. The European dragonet.
  27. An animal of the dog kind noted for its cunning; a sly cunning fellow.