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Meaning of BIRD

Pronunciation:  burd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  2. [n]  badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  3. [n]  a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  4. [n]  the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
  5. [n]  informal terms for a (young) woman
  6. [v]  watch and study birds in their natural habitat

BIRD is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: birdie, birdwatch, boo, Bronx cheer, chick, dame, doll, fowl, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razzing, shuttle, shuttlecock, skirt, snort, wench
 See Also: air sac, apodiform bird, aquatic bird, archaeopteryx, Archaeopteryx lithographica, archaeornis, archeopteryx, Aves, badminton equipment, beak, bill, bird, bird, bird of passage, bird of prey, bird's foot, call, caprimulgiform bird, carinate, carinate bird, class Aves, cock, coraciiform bird, craniate, cry, cuculiform bird, dark meat, dickeybird, dickybird, drumstick, feather, fille, flightless bird, flock, flying bird, fowl, furcula, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, giblet, giblets, girl, hen, Ibero-mesornis, meat, miss, missy, neb, nester, nib, night bird, nonpasserine bird, observe, outcry, oyster, parrot, parson's nose, passeriform bird, passerine, pecker, pennon, piciform bird, pinion, plumage, plume, pope's nose, poultry, preen gland, protoavis, raptor, raptorial bird, ratite, ratite bird, second joint, shout, Sinornis, syrinx, thigh, trogon, twitterer, uropygial gland, uropygium, vertebrate, vociferation, wildfowl, wing, wing, wishbone, wishing bone, yell, young lady, young woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bird\ (b[~e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird,
    bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.]
    1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a
       nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
             That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird. --Shak.
             The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
                                                   (Matt. viii.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided
       with wings. See {Aves}.
    3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
    4. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
             And by my word! the bonny bird In danger shall not
             tarry.                                --Campbell.
    {Arabian bird}, the phenix.
    {Bird of Jove}, the eagle.
    {Bird of Juno}, the peacock.
    {Bird louse} (Zo["o]l.), a wingless insect of the group
       Mallophaga, of which the genera and species are very
       numerous and mostly parasitic upon birds. -- Bird mite
       (Zo["o]l.), a small mite (genera {Dermanyssus},
       {Dermaleichus} and allies) parasitic upon birds. The
       species are numerous.
    {Bird of passage}, a migratory bird.
    {Bird spider} (Zo["o]l.), a very large South American spider
       ({Mygale avicularia}). It is said sometimes to capture and
       kill small birds.
    {Bird tick} (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect parasitic upon
       birds (genus {Ornithomyia}, and allies), usually winged.
  2. \Bird\, v. i.
    1. To catch or shoot birds.
    2. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. [R.] --B.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a chirping and/or flying birds, represents joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. It indicates a sunny outlook in life. You will experience spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. It is almost as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Dreaming of dead or dying birds, foretells a period of coming disappointments. You will find yourself worrying over problems that are constantly on your mind. Dreaming of bird eggs, symbolizes money. Dreaming of birds hatching, symbolizes delayed success. Dreaming of a bird nest, symbolizes independence, refuge and security. You need something to fall back on. Alternatively, it may signify a prosperous endeavor, new opportunities, and fortune.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Birds are divided in the Mosaic law into two classes, (1) the clean (Lev. 1:14-17; 5:7-10; 14:4-7), which were offered in sacrifice; and (2) the unclean (Lev. 11:13-20). When offered in sacrifice, they were not divided as other victims were (Gen. 15:10). They are mentioned also as an article of food (Deut. 14:11). The art of snaring wild birds is referred to (Ps. 124:7; Prov. 1:17; 7:23; Jer. 5:27). Singing birds are mentioned in Ps. 104:12; Eccl. 12:4. Their timidity is alluded to (Hos. 11:11). The reference in Ps. 84:3 to the swallow and the sparrow may be only a comparison equivalent to, "What her house is to the sparrow, and her nest to the swallow, that thine altars are to my soul."

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: atomic warhead, avifauna, baby bird, bastard, biddy, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, bitch, boo, broad, Bronx cheer, bugger, cage bird, cat, catcall, chap, character, chick, cygnet, dame, diving bird, doll, dove, duck, eagle, eaglet, feller, fellow, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl, fruit-eating bird, fulmar, game bird, guided missile, guy, hen, hiss, hoot, insect-eating bird, Jane, jasper, joker, lad, migrant, migratory bird, minx, missile, nestling, nuclear warhead, oscine bird, owl, passerine bird, payload, peacock, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, pigeon, pooh, pooh-pooh, ratite, razz, rocket, sea bird, seed-eating bird, shore bird, skirt, songbird, squab, storm petrel, stormy petrel, stud, swan, thermonuclear warhead, tomato, torpedo, wading bird, war rocket, warbler, warhead, water bird, waterfowl, wench, wildfowl