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bird

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1bird

noun, often attributive \ˈbərd\

Definition of BIRD

1
archaic :  the young of a feathered vertebrate
2
:  any of a class (Aves) of warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by having the body more or less completely covered with feathers and the forelimbs modified as wings
3
:  a game bird
5
a :  fellow
b :  a peculiar person
c chiefly British :  girl
7
chiefly British
a :  a hissing or jeering sound expressive of disapproval
b :  dismissal from employment
8
:  a thin piece of meat rolled up with stuffing and cooked
9
:  a man-made object (as an aircraft, rocket, or satellite) that resembles a bird especially by flying or being aloft
10
:  an obscene gesture of contempt made by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers down —usually used with the —called also finger
11
:  birdie 2
bird·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
for the birds

Examples of BIRD

  1. A large bird flew overhead.
  2. The birds were singing outside our window.
  3. He's a tough old bird.
  4. We met some smashing birds at the pub last night.

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Origin of BIRD

Middle English brid, bird, from Old English bridd
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

2bird

verb

Definition of BIRD

intransitive verb
:  to observe or identify wild birds in their habitats

First Known Use of BIRD

1918

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Bird

biographical name \ˈbərd\

Definition of BIRD

Larry 1956– Lawrence Joseph Bird Am. basketball player

Rhymes with BIRD

Browse

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