Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CHICKEN

Pronunciation:  'chikun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
  2. [n]  a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
  3. [n]  the flesh of a chicken used for food
  4. [n]  a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  5. [adj]  (informal) easily frightened

CHICKEN is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chickenhearted, coward(a), cowardly, crybaby, fearful, Gallus gallus, lily-livered, poulet, volaille, white-livered, wimp, yellow, yellow-bellied
 See Also: bantam, biddy, breast, broiler, capon, capon, chick, chicken, chicken, chicken wing, cock, competition, contest, domestic fowl, Dominick, Dominique, doormat, fowl, frier, fryer, Gallus gallus, hen, hen, Orpington, poulet, poultry, poultry, pullet, Rhode Island red, roaster, rooster, spatchcock, spring chicken, volaille, weakling, white meat, wuss



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chick"en\, n. [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock;
akin to LG. kiken, k["u]ken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G.
k["u]chkein. See {Cock} the animal.]
1. A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.

2. A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden.
   ``Stella is no chicken.'' --Swift.

{Chicken cholera}, a contagious disease of fowls; -- so
   called because first studied during the prevalence of a
   cholera epidemic in France. It has no resemblance to true

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing chickens in your dream, symbolizes cowardliness and a lack of willpower. Chickens also represents excessive chatter and gossip. Listen closely to what people may be saying about you or what you are saying about others.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: afraid, Ancona, Andalusian, anemic, asthenic, auntie, Australorp, aviation badge, baby, back out, badge, Bantam, banty, bar, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, big baby, bi-guy, bisexual, black Minorca, black Spanish, black Sumatra, bloodless, blue Orpington, boggle, Brahma, broiler, brooder, broody hen, buff Orpington, bull dyke, butch, caille, Campine, canard, caneton, capon, catamite, chanticleer, chapon, chevron, chick, chickabiddy, chicken liver, chicken out, chickenhearted, chicky, Cochin, cock, cockerel, Cornish, Cornish hen, coward, cowardly, cowed, craven, cream puff, crybaby, dastard, daunted, debilitated, desert under fire, dindon, dismayed, domestic fowl, doormat, drake, drooping, droopy, duck, duckling, dull, dull tool, dunghill fowl, dyke, eagle, effeminate, effete, epaulet, etiolated, fag, faggot, faint, fainthearted, faintish, fairy, faisan, falter, fearful, feeble, femme, flabby, flaccid, flit, floppy, fowl, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, fricatrice, fruit, fryer, funk, funk out, funker, funking, funky, game fowl, gander, get cold feet, gobbler, gone, goody-goody, goose, gosling, grouse, guinea cock, guinea fowl, guinea hen, gunsel, gutless, gutless wonder, Hamburg, hash mark, hen, hen turkey, henhearted, Hershey bar, homo, homophile, homosexual, homosexualist, imbecile, impotent, insignia of branch, intimidated, invert, invertebrate, jellyfish, languid, languorous, Leghorn, lesbian, lightweight, lily, lily liver, lily-livered, limber, limp, listless, Lord Fauntleroy, lose courage, lustless, marrowless, meek soul, milk-livered, milksop, milksoppish, milksoppy, Milquetoast, mollycoddle, mouse, mousy, muliebrous, namby-pamby, nance, nancy, nebbish, nerveless, New Hampshire red, nonentity, oak leaf, oie, old woman, old-womanish, organization insignia, Orpington, overseas bar, overtimid, overtimorous, panicky, panic-prone, pansy, pantywaist, parachute badge, partlet, partridge, patch, pathic, Percy, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonhearted, pigeonneau, pip, pithless, Plymouth Rock, poltroon, poltroonish, pooped, poulard, poulet, poult, poultry, powerless, prissy, pullet, punk, pushover, pusillanimous, quail, queen, queer, quitter, rabbity, Rhode Island red, roaster, Rock Cornish, rooster, rubbery, sad sack, sapless, sapphist, scaredy-cat, scuttle, service stripe, setting hen, shoulder patch, shoulder sleeve insignia, sinewless, sissified, sissy, sissyish, skedaddle, slack, soft, softling, softy, sop, speckled Sussex, spineless, spread eagle, spring chicken, spunkless, squab, star, stewing chicken, strengthless, stripe, submarine badge, Sumatra, Sussex, timid, timorous, tom, tom turkey, tribade, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, unhardened, unmanly, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung, volaille, weak, weak sister, weakhearted, weak-kneed, weakling, weakly, white feather, white liver, white Orpington, white Plymouth Rock, white Wyandotte, white-livered, wild duck, womanish, yellow