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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For those who live in the port city’s expansive seaside suburbs, there are further compensations: big houses with poolside bars, bevies of servants and, behind high walls and security guards, night spots as fancy as any in Dubai or Mumbai.
The county is faced with a bevy of tax requests including a new downtown arena and a soccer-only stadium for FC Cincinnati.
The world-class track and field stadium at the University of Kansas will attract a bevy of world-class junior athletes for the annual Junior Olympic national championships.
Hernandez has the most wins in team history (158) and the best ERA (3.19) among a bevy of career bests and his perfect game against Tampa Bay in 2012 is the single-best pitching performance in team history.
During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Wray will answer a bevy of questions from Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike on his experience, his character, and his independence.
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.
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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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