- 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.
The blue jay is one type of bird.
- 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 a rocket or guided missile
- 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
eat like a bird
flip someone the bird☆
for the birds☆
the birds and the bees
- 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 member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.
- Ducks and sparrows are birds.
- (dated, slang) A man, fellow. [from the mid-19th c.]
- (UK, US, slang, used by men) A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.
- (UK, Ireland, slang) Girlfriend. [from the early 20th c.]
- Mike went out with his bird last night.
- (slang) An airplane.
- Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20)
- The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
(third-person singular simple present birds, present participle birding, simple past and past participle birded)
- A prison sentence.
- He’s doing bird.
Originally Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from bird-lime for "time"
- The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.
Dated in the mid‐18th Century; derived from the expression “to give the big bird”, as in “to hiss someone like a goose”.
- (Asian slang) A penis.
- Don't Touch My Bird.
From Malay burung (“bird / penis”).