bird's-eye view

noun

Definition of bird's-eye view

1 : a view from a high angle as if seen by a bird in flight
2 : an overall or cursory look at something

Examples of bird's-eye view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who prefer to be up in the air instead, the operator offers zip-lining tours; hot-air balloon rides with Globo San Miguel Tours are also an option for a breathtaking bird's-eye view. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, 9 Nov. 2021 The maps will also show land cover, elevation, and trees to help users gain an understanding of the area from a bird's-eye view. Mark Knapp, PCMAG, 25 Mar. 2022 Take a ride around the 20-story SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel, located in Centennial Olympic Park, to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the city. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2022 In one of the snaps, Graham smiles at the camera while giving a bird's-eye view of her sons breastfeeding. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 21 Feb. 2022 There is a room upstairs that has a really nice bird's-eye view. Clara Haneberg, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Jan. 2022 Visitors can take in uninterrupted views of Dubai landmarks like Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and Ain Dubai from a bird's-eye view while leisurely sipping a cocktail or taking a dip. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2021 Her apartment at 60th Street and Amsterdam Avenue near Lincoln Center gives her a bird's-eye view of Columbus Circle, where the parade will make a turn. Forrest Brown, CNN, 24 Nov. 2021 The float doubles as a stage and marks the parade's first-ever livestream with two cameras to give a bird's-eye view of the festivities. Skyler Caruso, PEOPLE.com, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bird's-eye view

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bird's-eye view was in 1771

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Last Updated

19 May 2022

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“Bird's-eye view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bird%27s-eye%20view. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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