bird Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
noun informal terms for a (young) woman
doll; wench; chick; skirt; dame.
noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; snort.
noun badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
shuttle; shuttlecock; birdie.
verb watch and study birds in their natural habitat
, young bird, bird, AS. bridd
young bird. 92.
- Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird.
The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20).
- (Zoöl.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
- Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
- Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
And by my word! the bonny bird
In danger shall not tarry.
Bird intransitive verb
- To catch or shoot birds.
- Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. R.
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