Finch definition

fĭnch
Frequency:
Any of various birds of the family Fringillidae, including the goldfinches, siskins, and canaries, having a short stout bill used for cracking seeds.
noun
1
1
Any of various birds of the families Cardinalidae and Emberizidae, including the sparrows, cardinals, and grosbeaks, having a similar bill.
noun
1
1
Any of various small, short-beaked, seed-eating passerine birds (esp. family Fringillidae), including redpolls, canaries, crossbills, goldfinches, and chaffinches.
noun
1
1
A surname​.
pronoun
1
1
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
finch
Plural:
finches

Origin of finch

  • Middle English from Old English finc

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