Definition of bevy
1 : a large group or collection a bevy of girls
2 : a group of animals and especially quail
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Karen has been abducted by Hu Fen, a sly cat woman with a whip (actress Nanao, looking more maitresse than villainess), and has been taken to a swanky H.K. hotel to be auctioned off to the highest bidder along with a bevy of beautiful girls.
Here is what's in store for the North Shore and beyond, starting Friday (June 30) and building up to a bevy of bashes planned for July 4.
The App Store has introduced a bevy of third-party apps in every category imaginable.
As noted by the BBC, a bevy of scientific studies have linked calorie restriction diets—regimens that require cuts to portion size, instead of just to specific types of verboten foods—to longer and healthier lives in a variety of species.
There’s a second hole on the bottom, which accommodates the G433’s bevy of interchangeable wires.
The Tigers will also rely on a bevy of bullpen arms, including relievers Andrew Mitchell and Calvin Coker -- both of whom appeared late in Sunday's loss -- as well as possible outings from Christian Camacho, Corey Herndon and Elliott Anderson.
Today a bevy of one-time ride-hailing apps are owned or invested in by automakers who are looking increasingly to join the tech space.
The auto industry and a bevy of startups were aggressively working on driverless technology.
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What Makes Up a bevy?
What do you call a group of crows? Or swine? Or leopards? Well-educated members of the medieval gentry seem to have been expected to know the answers: a murder of crows, a sounder of swine, and a leap of leopards. They would also have been expected to know that bevy referred specifically to a group of deer, quail, larks, or young ladies. Scholars aren't certain why bevy was chosen for those groups (though they have theories). What is known for sure is that bevy first appeared in the 15th century and was used as a highly specific collective for many years. Today, however, bevies can include anything from football players to toaster ovens.
Origin and Etymology of bevy
Middle English bevey
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of bevy for English Language Learners
: a large group of people or things
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