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Definitions of bird

  1.   the flesh of a bird or fowl ( wild or domestic) used as food
  2.   A general name for feathered animals.
  3.   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.
  4.   Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
  5.   Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
  6.   informal terms for a ( young) woman
  7.   a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  8.   watch and study birds in their natural habitat
  9.   A feathered animal; a chicken; a young fowl.
  10.   Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal ( see 2).
  11.   A warm- blooded, feathered, egg- laying animal, with wings; any small bird shot by a gunner, as distinguished from a waterfowl.
  12.   To catch or shoot birds.
  13.   A feathered, egg laying vertebrate animal, having the fore limbs modified as wings.
  14.   Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
  15.   To catch or snare birds. Birds of passage, migratory birds.
  16.   warm- blooded egg- laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  17.   To shoot or catch birds.
  18.   badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  19.   A warm- blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
  20.   General name for feathered creatures.
  21.   A feathered animal; a name of endearment.
  22.   To catch or snare birds.

Antonyms for bird

applause, beast, animal, cheer, clapping, critter, brute, BEASTIE.

Quotes of bird

  1. Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird – Neil Armstrong
  2. I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg. – James M. Barrie
  3. Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. – Walter Benjamin
  4. Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting. – Earl Blumenauer
  5. A duck's nest was found today near the trail on the dry open prairie with as far as could be seen no water or marsh near. The bird flew off but could not tell what species. The eggs nine originally. – George Mercer Dawson
  6. I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird part fish, part lizard. – Trevor Dunn
  7. Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. – Alma Gluck
  8. If you direct your attention to the position of a bird with regard to the wave surface, it will speedily be noticed to be nearly always on the rising side or face of the wave and moving apparently at right angles to the wave's course, but really diagonal to it. – Lawrence Hargrave
  9. A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing. – Bret Harte
  10. For man, as for flower and beast and bird the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive. – David Herbert Lawrence
  11. Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird – Joe Pantoliano
  12. I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them. – Roger Tory Peterson
  13. The guy was infected with bird flu because he took a sick chicken, slaughtered it and and then ate it. – Thaksin Shinawatra
  14. We must force the government to stop the bird migration. We must shoot all birds, field all our men and troops... and force migratory birds to stay where they are. – Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Usage examples for bird

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

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