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Definitions of bird

  1. watch and study birds in their natural habitat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. informal terms for a (young) woman Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Fig.: A girl; a maiden. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To catch or shoot birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A warm-blooded, feathered, egg-laying animal, with wings; any small bird shot by a gunner, as distinguished from a waterfowl. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To shoot or catch birds. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A general name for feathered animals. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To catch or snare birds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. General name for feathered creatures. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A feathered, egg laying vertebrate animal, having the fore limbs modified as wings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A feathered animal; a name of endearment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To catch or snare birds. Birds of passage, migratory birds. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A feathered animal; a chicken; a young fowl. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Birds are divided in the Mosaic law into two classes, (1) the clean ( Leviticus 1:14-17 ; 5:7-10 ; 14:4-7 ), which were offered in sacrifice; and (2) the unclean ( Leviticus 11:13-20 ). When offered in sacrifice, they were not divided as other victims were ( Genesis 15:10 ). They are mentioned also as an article of food ( Deuteronomy 14:11 ). The art of snaring wild birds is referred to ( Psalms 124:7 ; Proverbs 1:17 ; 7:23 ; Jeremiah 5:27 ). Singing birds are mentioned in Psalms 104:12 ; Eccl 12:4 . Their timidity is alluded to ( Hosea 11:11 ). The reference in Psalms 84:3 to the swallow and the sparrow may be only a comparison equivalent to, "What her house is to the sparrow, and her nest to the swallow, that thine altars are to my soul." biblestudytools.com
  24. to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for enjoyment; to birdwatch. dictgcide_fs
  25. b[.e]rd, n. a general name for feathered animals.--v.i. to catch or snare birds.--ns. BIRD'-BOLT (Shak.), a short thick bolt or arrow with a blunted point, used for killing birds without piercing them; BIRD'-CAGE, a cage or box made of wire and wood for holding birds; BIRD'-CALL, an instrument used by fowlers to call or allure birds to them, by imitating their notes; BIRD'-CATCH'ER, one who catches birds: a fowler; BIRD'-CATCH'ING, the art or practice of catching birds; BIRD'-CHER'RY, a bush bearing an astringent wild-fruit in drupes.--adj. BIRD'-EYED, having eyes quick of sight, like those of a bird: quick-sighted.--ns. BIRD'-FAN'CIER, one who has a fancy for rearing birds: one who keeps birds for sale; BIRD'ING (Shak.), catching birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose; BIRD'ING-PIECE, a fowling-piece; BIRD'-LIME, a sticky substance used for catching birds; BIRD'-OF-PAR'ADISE, a kind of Eastern bird with splendid plumage; BIRD'S'-EYE, a kind of tobacco; BIRD'S'-NEST, the nest in which a bird lays her eggs and hatches her young; BIRD'-SP[=I]'DER, a species of large spiders which prey on small birds, found in Brazil.--adj. BIRD'-WIT'TED, flighty: incapable of sustained attention.--BIRD'S-EYE VIEW, a general view from above, as if by a bird on the wing, a representation of such, a general view or résumé of a subject; BIRD'S-FOOT TREFOIL, the popular name of several leguminous plants, having clusters of cylindrical pods resembling a bird's foot.--A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME, I heard in a way I will not reveal. [A.S. brid, the young of a bird, a bird: either from root of BREED (bredan, to breed) or of BIRTH (beran, to bear).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Feathered vertebrate; game b., esp. the partridge; little b., unnamed informant; bb. of a feather, people of like character; b. in hand, in bush, certainty, contingency; b. is flown, prisoner &c. escaped; kill two bb. with one stone, gain two ends at once; b. of Jove, eagle, of Juno, peacock, of paradise, New Guinea family with beautiful plumage, of passage, migratory (also fig. of sojourner), of prey, member of orders Raptores& Accipitres, as hawk, eagle, owl; b.-cage, for b. or bb.; b.-fancier, one who knows about, collects, breeds, or deals in, bb.; b.-lime, sticky stuff spread on twigs to catch bb.; b.-seed, special seeds given to caged birds; b.\'s-eye, kinds of plant with small bright round flowers as Mealy Primrose or Germander speedwell, (tobacco) in which ribs are cut as well as fibre, b.\'s-eye view, conspectus of town, district, &c., as seen from above, or resume of subject, (of pattern &c.) marked with spots; b.\'s-foot, kinds of vetch, fern, trefoil, & starfish; b.\'s-nest, b.-nest, nest of b., kinds of plant as Wild Carrot, b.-n. orchid, (v.i., esp. in gerund) hunt for nests. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Properly, a chicken; the young of a fowl; a two-legged, feathered, flying animal, oviparous and vertebrated. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. A general term for the feathered kind, a fowl. Complete Dictionary

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