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bird

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noun \ˈbərd\

Definition of bird

  1. 1 archaic :  the young of a feathered vertebrate

  2. 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. 3 :  a game bird

  4. 4 :  clay pigeon

  5. 5 a :  fellow b :  a peculiar person c chiefly British :  girl

  6. 6 :  shuttlecock

  7. 7 chiefly British a :  a hissing or jeering sound expressive of disapproval b :  dismissal from employment

  8. 8 :  a thin piece of meat rolled up with stuffing and cooked

  9. 9 :  a man-made object (as an aircraft, rocket, or satellite) that resembles a bird especially by flying or being aloft

  10. 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. 11 :  birdie 2

bird·like play \-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


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bird

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Definition of bird

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



1918

First Known Use of bird

1918


Bird

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biographical name \ˈbərd\

Definition of Bird

  1. Larry 1956–     Lawrence Joseph Bird Am. basketball player



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BIRD Defined for Kids

bird

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noun \ˈbərd\

Definition of bird

  1. :  an animal that lays eggs and has wings and a body covered with feathers





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