Jane, 1884–1950, U.S. actress and playwright.
a hood, esp a loose one
the hooded habit of a monk
a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
(aeronautics) another word for cowling
to cover or provide with a cowl
to make a monk of
Old English cule, from earlier cugele, from Late Latin cuculla “monk’s cowl,” variant of Latin cucullus “hood, cowl,” of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense.
- Jane crow
noun phrase Discrimination against women: segregation by sex, describing it as ”Jane Crow” [1960s+; fr Jim Crow]
[doh] /doʊ/ noun 1. a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a female party whose true name is not known.
[jeyn air] /ˈdʒeɪn ˈɛər/ noun 1. a novel (1847) by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre [(air) (1847)] A novel by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre serves as governess to the ward of the mysterious and moody Edward Rochester. He proposes to her, but Jane discovers that he is already married to an insane woman. Eventually Jane and […]
- Jane goodall
[goo d-awl] /ˈgʊdˌɔl/ noun 1. Jane, born 1934, English primatologist and zoologist. Goodall (gd’ôl) British zoologist whose study of the life and habitat of the chimpanzee has greatly increased understanding of primate behavior. Goodall’s research demonstrated that chimpanzees are capable of complex emotional relationships, and have the skill and intelligence to make tools. She has […]