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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-]
    • /ˈfɔl kə nər, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-/
    • /ˈfɒl.kən.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-]
    • /ˈfɔl kə nər, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-/

Definitions of falconer word

  • noun falconer a person who hunts with falcons or follows the sport of hawking. 1
  • noun falconer a person who trains hawks for hunting. 1
  • noun falconer A person who keeps, trains, or hunts with falcons, hawks, or other birds of prey. 1
  • noun falconer person who trains hunting birds 1
  • countable noun falconer A falconer is someone who trains and uses falcons for hunting. 0
  • noun falconer a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry 0

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Origin of falconer

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English falkenar (< Medieval Latin falcōnārius), fauconer < Anglo-French; Old French fauconier < Medieval Latin; see falcon, -er2

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Parts of speech for Falconer


falconer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

falconer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for falconer

noun falconer

  • hawker — a person who offers goods for sale by shouting his or her wares in the street or going from door to door; peddler.
  • pursuant — proceeding after; following (usually followed by to): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.
  • deerstalker — A deerstalker is an old-fashioned hat with parts at the sides which can be folded down to cover the ears. Deerstalkers are usually worn by men.
  • huntsman — the member of a hunt staff who manages the hounds during the hunt.
  • sportsman — a man who engages in sports, especially in some open-air sport, as hunting, fishing, racing, etc.

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