The blue jay is one type of bird.
The definition of a bird is a warm blooded member of the Aves class, which has feathers, a beak, no teeth, wings and bears young in eggs.
An example of bird is a robin.
- any of a class (Aves) of warmblooded, two-legged, egg-laying vertebrates with feathers and wings
- a small game bird
- a clay pigeon in trapshooting
- a shuttlecock
- Informal a person, esp. a mildly eccentric one
- Slang a sound of disapproval made by vibrating the lips
- Slang any rocket, satellite, aircraft, etc.
- Brit., Slang a young woman
Origin of birdMiddle English bird, brid from Old English bridd, bird, origin, originally , young bird
- to shoot or catch birds
- to engage in bird-watching
birds of a feather
people with the same characteristics or tastes
eat like a bird
to eat very little food
flip someone the bird
Slang give someone the finger (see phrase under finger)
for the birds
Slang ridiculous, foolish, worthless, useless, etc.
the birds and the bees
Informal the basic facts about sexual matters
- a. Any of various warm-blooded egg-laying feathered vertebrates of the class Aves, having forelimbs modified to form wings.b. Such an animal hunted as game.c. Such an animal, especially a chicken or turkey, used as food: put the bird in the oven.
- See clay pigeon.
- Sports See shuttlecock.
- Slang A rocket, guided missile, satellite, or airplane.
- Slang A person, especially one who is odd or remarkable: a sly old bird.
- Chiefly British Slang A young woman.
- Slang a. A loud sound expressing disapproval; a raspberry.b. Discharge from employment: lost a big sale and nearly got the bird.
- An obscene gesture of anger, defiance, or derision made by pointing or jabbing the middle finger upward.
intransitive verbbird·ed, bird·ing, birds
- To observe and identify birds in their natural surroundings.
- To trap, shoot, or catch birds.
Origin of birdMiddle English from Old English brid young bird
- A surname.