Bird meaning

bûrd
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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.

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(brit., slang) A young woman.
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An obscene gesture of anger, defiance, or derision made by pointing or jabbing the middle finger upward.
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Any of numerous warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate animals of the class Aves. Birds have wings for forelimbs, a body covered with feathers, a hard bill covering the jaw, and a four-chambered heart.
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Any of a class (Aves) of warmblooded, two-legged, egg-laying vertebrates with feathers and wings.
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A surname​.
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A shuttlecock.
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(informal) A person, esp. a mildly eccentric one.
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Such an animal, especially a chicken or turkey, used as food.

Put the bird in the oven.

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(slang) A sound of disapproval made by vibrating the lips.
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(slang) Any rocket, satellite, aircraft, etc.
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To engage in bird-watching.
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Any of various warm-blooded egg-laying feathered vertebrates of the class Aves, having forelimbs modified to form wings.
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Such an animal hunted as game.
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(slang) A rocket, guided missile, satellite, or airplane.
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(slang) A person, especially one who is odd or remarkable.

A sly old bird.

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(chiefly british slang) A young woman.
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To observe and identify birds in their natural surroundings.
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To trap, shoot, or catch birds.
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A small game bird.
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A clay pigeon in trapshooting.
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To shoot or catch birds.
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for the birds
  • Objectionable or worthless.
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birds of a feather
  • people with the same characteristics or tastes
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eat like a bird
  • to eat very little food
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flip someone the bird
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for the birds
  • ridiculous, foolish, worthless, useless, etc.
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the birds and the bees
  • the basic facts about sexual matters
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Origin of bird

  • Middle English from Old English brid young bird

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition