Definitions of bird

  1. watch and study birds in their natural habitat
  2. warm- blooded egg- laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  3. badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  4. the flesh of a bird or fowl ( wild or domestic) used as food
  5. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal ( see 2).
  6. A warm- blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
  7. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
  8. To catch or shoot birds.
  9. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
  10. A warm- blooded, feathered, egg- laying animal, with wings; any small bird shot by a gunner, as distinguished from a waterfowl.
  11. To shoot or catch birds.
  12. A general name for feathered animals.
  13. To catch or snare birds.
  14. General name for feathered creatures.
  15. A feathered, egg laying vertebrate animal, having the fore limbs modified as wings.
  16. A feathered animal; a name of endearment.
  17. To catch or snare birds. Birds of passage, migratory birds.
  18. A feathered animal; a chicken; a young fowl.
  19. To catch birds. bird- bolt, a small arrow : bird's- eye, seen at a glance; seen from a great height, as by a bird; a plant; a variety of cut tobacco : bird- cage, an enclosure of wire or wicker work for the confinement of birds : bird- catcher, one whose employment it is to snare birds : bird- like, resembling a bird : bird- lime, any glutinous or sticky substance spread upon twigs for catching birds : bird- limed, spread to ensure : bird- willed, flighty; incapable of sustained attention : bird's- eye limestone, a member of the lower silurian of N. Amer., so named from the dark circular markings studding many portions of its mass : bird- tongues, a familiar term for fossil shark's teeth : bird's- eye maple, curled maple, a species of wood used in cabinet- work.

Usage examples for bird

  1. The bird got quiet. – Two Prisoners by Thomas Nelson Page
  2. Instantly they perceived that it was a bird- a swift. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  3. For that the bird must be shot. – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  4. I said in the vernacular, for so far there is no more trace than that left by a bird in the air? – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  5. What a funny bird! – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  6. What a splendid bird it must be! – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  7. But the karirik- bird exclaimed, Run away, quick! – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  8. The boy did not know what the bird was saying. – A Kindergarten Story Book by Jane L. Hoxie
  9. Was it a pretty bird, my little dear? – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  10. Pinocchio said to himself: Does his dear little bird wish to be eaten? – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  11. Well, you're a bird! – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. " My father does that," said Sun Bird. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  13. My heart as a bird of May! – Yolanda of Cyprus by Cale Young Rice
  14. From the lizard came the bird. – Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte
  15. What a bird she was! – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  16. Through his labor the beast or bird was his. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  17. Who's been hurtin' my poor little bird? – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  18. It's the bird Glory took with her. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  19. Where does the West Wind keep herself now, Bird? – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  20. Such strange wrigglings and twistings the bird made. – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets