Definition of vulture
1 : any of various large birds (families Accipitridae and Cathartidae) that are related to the hawks, eagles, and falcons but have weaker claws and the head usually naked and that subsist chiefly or entirely on carrion
2 : a rapacious or predatory person
vulturishplay \ˈvəl-chə-rish\ adjective
Examples of vulture in a Sentence
As soon as they learned of his arrest, the media vultures started circling.
noted that the paparazzi are vultures who could not exist without the connivance of the tabloid-buying public
Recent Examples of vulture from the Web
Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), aka the Vulture, scavenges the wreckage of superhero battles.
This forces Toomes to take matters into his own hands as the high-flying Vulture with an array of powerful alien weapons.
Per Vulture, in addition to Wu, the film will feature Henry Golding, a relative unknown as Rachel's boyfriend, and Michelle Yeoh, perhaps best known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as Nick's mom Eleanor.
Vultures and marabou storks, flying in from more than 100 kilometers away, roost among the dead and eat up to 9 percent of the wildebeest nutrients.
Broward has a 6.3-month supply of existing units, while Palm Beach County has a 5.9-month supply, according to the Cranespotters database operated by the Condo Vultures consulting firm.
As paleontologist Thomas Holtz and others have pointed out on Twitter, this is like pointing to the scaly leg of a bird or naked head of a vulture and saying the rest of the animal couldn’t possibly be feathered.
Both vultures, black and turkey, getting off their roosts and catching the mid-morning thermals. 4: More water.
Check back on Vulture for ongoing coverage of the Cosby trial.
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Origin and Etymology of vulture
Middle English vultur, from Anglo-French, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
VULTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vulture for English Language Learners
: any one of several large birds that eat dead animals and have a small and featherless head
: a person who tries to take advantage of someone who is in a very bad situation
VULTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of vulture for Students
: a large bird related to the hawks and eagles that has a head bare of feathers and feeds mostly on dead animals
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