Vulture meaning

vŭlchər
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A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature.
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(colloquial) A person who profits from the suffering of others.

Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.

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Any of various large birds of prey characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion. Species found in the Americas are in the family Cathartidae, and those found in Eurasia and Africa are in the family Accipitridae.
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Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
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The definition of a vulture is a bird of prey with a bald, bright head and dark feathers, or a person who preys on others.

An example of a vulture is the New World turkey vulture.

An example of a vulture is a person who constantly scams elderly people out of their money.

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Any of a number of large birds of prey with a naked, usually brightly colored head and dark plumage, including the Old World vultures (family Accipitridae) and the New World vultures (family Cathartidae); esp., the New World turkey vulture: they feed chiefly or entirely on carrion and are found in tropical and temperate regions.
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Any greedy and ruthless person who preys on others.
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Origin of vulture

  • Middle English from Old French voltour from Latin vultur

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

  • From Latin vultur, voltur.

    From Wiktionary