Definitions for: Bird


[n] warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
[n] badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
[n] a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
[n] the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
[n] informal terms for a (young) woman
[v] watch and study birds in their natural habitat



Webster (1913) Definition: Bird (b[~e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird,
bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.]
1. 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. --Shak.

The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
--Tyndale
(Matt. viii.
20).

2. (Zo["o]l.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided
with wings. See Aves.

3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.

4. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.

And by my word! the bonny bird In danger shall not
tarry. --Campbell.

Arabian bird, the phenix.

Bird of Jove, the eagle.

Bird of Juno, the peacock.

Bird louse (Zo["o]l.), a wingless insect of the group
Mallophaga, of which the genera and species are very
numerous and mostly parasitic upon birds. -- Bird mite
(Zo["o]l.), a small mite (genera Dermanyssus,
Dermaleichus and allies) parasitic upon birds. The
species are numerous.

Bird of passage, a migratory bird.

Bird spider (Zo["o]l.), a very large South American spider
(Mygale avicularia). It is said sometimes to capture and
kill small birds.

Bird tick (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect parasitic upon
birds (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), usually winged.


Bird, v. i.
1. To catch or shoot birds.

2. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. [R.] --B.
Jonson.

Synonyms: birdie, birdwatch, boo, Bronx cheer, chick, dame, doll, fowl, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razzing, shuttle, shuttlecock, skirt, snort, wench

See Also: air sac, apodiform bird, aquatic bird, archaeopteryx, Archaeopteryx lithographica, archaeornis, archeopteryx, Aves, badminton equipment, beak, bill, bird, bird, bird of passage, bird of prey, bird's foot, call, caprimulgiform bird, carinate, carinate bird, class Aves, cock, coraciiform bird, craniate, cry, cuculiform bird, dark meat, dickeybird, dickybird, drumstick, feather, fille, flightless bird, flock, flying bird, fowl, furcula, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, giblet, giblets, girl, hen, Ibero-mesornis, meat, miss, missy, neb, nester, nib, night bird, nonpasserine bird, observe, outcry, oyster, parrot, parson's nose, passeriform bird, passerine, pecker, pennon, piciform bird, pinion, plumage, plume, pope's nose, poultry, preen gland, protoavis, raptor, raptorial bird, ratite, ratite bird, second joint, shout, Sinornis, syrinx, thigh, trogon, twitterer, uropygial gland, uropygium, vertebrate, vociferation, wildfowl, wing, wing, wishbone, wishing bone, yell, young lady, young woman

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