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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. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  5. the flesh of a bird or fowl ( wild or domestic) used as food
  6. informal terms for a ( young) woman
  7. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal ( see 2).
  8. A warm- blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
  9. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
  10. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
  11. To catch or shoot birds.
  12. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
  13. A warm- blooded, feathered, egg- laying animal, with wings; any small bird shot by a gunner, as distinguished from a waterfowl.
  14. To shoot or catch birds.
  15. A general name for feathered animals.
  16. To catch or snare birds.
  17. General name for feathered creatures.
  18. A feathered, egg laying vertebrate animal, having the fore limbs modified as wings.
  19. A feathered animal; a name of endearment.
  20. To catch or snare birds. Birds of passage, migratory birds.
  21. A feathered animal; a chicken; a young fowl.
  22. 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.
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Usage examples for bird

  1. From the lizard came the bird – Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte
  2. Through his labor the beast or bird was his. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  3. It's the bird Glory took with her. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  4. Pinocchio said to himself: Does his dear little bird wish to be eaten? – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  5. Such strange wrigglings and twistings the bird made. – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  6. What a splendid bird it must be! – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  7. What a funny bird – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  8. My heart as a bird of May! – Yolanda of Cyprus by Cale Young Rice
  9. Where does the West Wind keep herself now, Bird – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  10. Was it a pretty bird my little dear? – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  11. For that the bird must be shot. – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  12. The boy did not know what the bird was saying. – A Kindergarten Story Book by Jane L. Hoxie
  13. What a bird she was! – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  14. The bird got quiet. – Two Prisoners by Thomas Nelson Page
  15. Instantly they perceived that it was a bird a swift. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Well, you're a bird – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. Who's been hurtin' my poor little bird – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  20. " My father does that," said Sun Bird – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
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