简明英汉词典

quail
[kweil]
v.
感到恐惧

美国传统词典[双解]

quail
quail 1
AHD:[kw3l]
D.J.[kweil]
K.K.[kwel]
n.(名词)
【复数】 quail或 quails

(1)

Any of various Old World chickenlike birds of the genus Coturnix, especially C. coturnix, small in size and having mottled brown plumage and a short tail.
鹌鹑:产于东半球的一种鹌鹑属 似鸡的鸟,尤指 加利福纪亚鹌鹑 体形小、并长有带花纹的褐色羽毛和短尾巴

(2)

Any of various similar or related New World birds, such as the bobwhite.
北美鹑:产于西半球的一种与鹌鹑类似的或有关系的鸟,如山齿鹑

语源

(1)

Middle English quaille
中古英语 quaille

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

perhaps from Vulgar Latin *coacula [of imitative origin]
可能源自 俗拉丁语 *coacula [源自于拟声的]

基本词义

quail
quail 2
AHD:[kw3l]
D.J.[kweil]
K.K.[kwel]
v.intr.(不及物动词)
quailedquail.ingquails
To shrink back in fear; cower.See Synonyms at recoil
畏缩:由于害怕而向后退缩;畏缩参见 recoil

语源

(1)

Middle English quailen [to give way]
中古英语 quailen [让路,屈服]

(2)

probably from Middle Dutch quelen [to suffer, be ill] * see g wel-
可能源自 中古荷兰语 quelen [遭受,生病] *参见 g wel-

现代英汉词典

quail 1
[kweIl]
n.
quail 或 quails
鹌鹑

基本词义

quail 2
[kweIl]
vi.
(与at, before连用)畏惧;畏缩;沮丧
He quailed at the thought of meeting the President.
他对会见总统的打算感到害怕。

现代英汉综合大辞典

quail
[kweil]
n.
(pl. quail, quails)

(1)

【动】鹌鹑

(2)

[美俚]女大学生; 漂亮姑娘

(3)

美国B-52轰炸机
a bevy of quails
一群鹌鹑[姑娘]
quail call
引诱鹌鹑入网用的哨笛声

继承用法

quail-roost
[`kweIlrU:st]
n.
[美俚](大学)女生宿舍

[七国语言]英汉农业大词典

quail
鹌鹑

[七国语言]英汉轻工业大词典

quail
鹌鹑

[七国语言]英汉生物学大词典

quail

美国传统词典

quail
quail 1
AHD:[kw3l]
D.J.[kweil]
K.K.[kwel]
n.
pl. quailor quails

(1)

Any of various Old World chickenlike birds of the genus Coturnix, especially C. coturnix, small in size and having mottled brown plumage and a short tail.

(2)

Any of various similar or related New World birds, such as the bobwhite.

语源

(1)

Middle English quaille

(2)

from Old French

(3)

perhaps from Vulgar Latin *coacula [of imitative origin]

基本词义

quail
quail 2
AHD:[kw3l]
D.J.[kweil]
K.K.[kwel]
v.intr.
quailed, quail.ing, quails
To shrink back in fear; cower.See Synonyms at recoil

语源

(1)

Middle English quailen [to give way]

(2)

probably from Middle Dutch quelen [to suffer, be ill] * see g wel-

英汉化学大词典

quail
n.凝结

英汉进出口商品词汇大全

quail
鹌鹑

英汉农牧林大词典

quail
n.鹌鹑

英汉心理学大词典

quail
胆怯

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