bird's-eye

noun
\ ˈbərdz-ˌī How to pronounce bird's-eye (audio) \

Definition of bird's-eye

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of numerous plants with small bright-colored flowers especially : a speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
2a : an allover pattern for textiles consisting of a small diamond with a center dot
b : a fabric woven with this pattern
3 : a small spot in wood surrounded with an ellipse of concentric fibers

bird's-eye

adjective

Definition of bird's-eye (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : marked with spots resembling birds' eyes
2 : having or involving a bird's-eye view bird's-eye perspective

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Antonyms: Adjective

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First Known Use of bird's-eye

Noun

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bird's-eye was in 1597

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“Bird's-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bird%27s-eye. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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bird's-eye

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bird's-eye

: seen from high above

bird's-eye

adjective
\ ˈbərdz-ˌī \

Kids Definition of bird's-eye

: seen from above as if by a flying bird a bird's-eye view of the city

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