Definitions of avian

  1. ( zoology) pertaining to or characteristic of birds
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of birds
  3. Of or instrument to birds.
  4. Belonging to birds.

Usage examples for avian

  1. Though the region is old in history, it is new in possibilities of avian observation, and the seeker finds types from those which inhabit the arid sagebrush plains to those which spend their lives in the frigid atmosphere far above timber line. – Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park by United States Dept. of the Interior
  2. It stains more or less irregularly, like the tubercle bacillus, and moreover the similarity goes further, in that the organism is also strongly acid- fast, which facts led Johne and Frothingham to surmise that the disease was caused by avian tubercle bacilli. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  3. Thus on the 1st of May the avian population of India is less by many millions than it was at the beginning of April. –  by
  4. 42. Villani states that it was originally built by the Romans in the time of Octavian as a temple to Mars. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  5. Octavian is Emperor of Rome, and here again the happy conclusion finds place in that city. – Early Theories of Translation by Flora Ross Amos
  6. He trudged out, stooping forward and waddling with the gait of a parrot ambling along on a pole; his projecting coat tail and his thin beak gave him a sort of avian look. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  7. Octavian, who henceforth under the title of Augustus attained to the complete control of Rome, recognized in Herod a valuable servant. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  8. Then for nearly an hour he sat there, deaf, dumb and blind to all else while he explored every nook and cranny of that avian mind. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  9. For the purposes of this calendar it is necessary to describe only the common daily cries- the sounds that at all times and all seasons form the basis of the avian chorus. –  by
  10. There is actually something avian comes with the years. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  11. During the civil wars of Sulla, of Caesar and of Octavian, huge armies were brought into the field by the rival military chiefs. – Ancient Town-Planning by F. Haverfield
  12. While attached to Butler's company, he enacted the character of Octavian, in the 'Mountaineers' with such ability, that a gentleman connected with the Haymarket, who saw the performance, undertook to procure the young tragedian an engagement, provided that he could reach London to appear at a specified time. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  13. With cap of gold and gorget of copper, this smallest, most ethereal, and daintiest of birds hung balanced just above the most offensive of avian sights. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  14. Fully persuaded of this he did not think it necessary to go up to the illuminated door- way which led into the temple erected by Octavian in honor of Julius Caesar; on the contrary, he directed the charioteer to stop at a door built in the Egyptian style, which faced the garden of the palace of the Ptolemies, and which led to the imperial residence that had been built by the Alexandrians for Tiberius, and had been greatly extended and beautified under the later Caesars. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. Count Mansfeld celebrated the baptism of his son, Philip Octavian, by a splendid series of festivities at Luxemburg, the capital of his government. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  16. There was nobody of any rank in Rome that did not go some days' journey to meet Caesar on his return from Spain; but Antony was the best received of any, admitted to ride the whole journey with him in his carriage, while behind came Brutus Albinus, and Octavian, his niece's son, who afterwards bore his name and reigned so long over the Romans. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  17. Octavian, 381. 7. And though we owe the fall of Troy requite, Yet let revenge thereof from gods to lighte. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham