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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bird
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bird's/eagle's/crow's etc nest
▪ an abandoned bird's nest
bird dog
bird flu
bird of paradise
bird of passage
bird of prey
bird table
bird's-eye view
▪ Visitors can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the area from the castle turrets.
bird/animal/plant species
▪ You can see many different bird species on the canal.
bird/whale/royal etc watcher
▪ Fifteen thousand bird watchers visit annually.
▪ Industry-watchers hailed the takeover as a triumph.
bird/wildlife etc sanctuary
▪ The park is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the US.
dolly bird
eat like a bird (=eat very little)
▪ Ever since she was a child, Jan had always eaten like a bird.
humming bird
mother cat/bird/hen etc (=an animal that is a mother)
mynah bird
water bird
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
dead
▪ There would be no room for the birds to fly, and dead birds would fall on me as I walked.
▪ Paw prints everywhere, upturned vases and dead birds the leftovers from the buffet.
▪ After that we found more dead birds, their beauty still unspoiled.
▪ No dead birds in the larder in springtime.
▪ The whole place looks dead and deserted, a ruin fit only for the dead and carrion birds ... ... and so on.
▪ No dead birds fell from the trees.
early
▪ Large cattails swayed under the weight of a few early birds.
▪ Politicians seem to work on the assumption that the early bird catches the voter.
▪ He's one of those early birds.
▪ You have time to digest the unexpected worm, as they say about early birds!
▪ Every early bird is after them, and a mole can eat twice its weight in worms every day.
▪ He was always an early bird, was Jack.
game
▪ All my work has been involved with estates where game birds were the prime consideration.
▪ Shopping for Quail Quail, one of the most widely available of all game birds, are stocked in many poultry departments.
▪ Some of these may be used in combination when grilling meat or game birds.
▪ It is one of the few game birds where the flavor does not vary substantially between the wild and farm-raised fowl.
▪ Like all other game birds, quail need to be cooked carefully to avoid overcooking, as the flesh can dry out.
▪ They are, however, slightly more forgiving than squab and other game birds to overcooking.
▪ Pickling is a very old technique that was used to preserve game birds before refrigeration was widely available.
▪ Similar accomplishments can be found in the raising of many almost-extinct species of game birds, such as wild turkey.
large
▪ A large bird was riding the air currents below him, and he decided it must be an eagle.
▪ Although with such a large number of birds, it's difficult to grow a particular affection for individuals.
▪ They are largest in polyandrous birds, where several males fertilize one female, and it is not hard to see why.
▪ Meanwhile, the larger birds of prey were tucking into things like mice, rats, chicks and rabbits.
▪ The thing she carried in her arms was a large white bird, and it was quite still.
▪ If a larger bird is low in the queue, why does it not displace the bird at the head?
▪ A large bird may require up to three days for thawing.
little
▪ It is a remarkable little bird in many respects, being superbly adapted to the unpredictability of a semi-desert environment.
▪ They were just like little birds chirping out whatever words oldest sister fed them.
▪ Mould a little bird for the top of the hutch, if liked, from brown fondant trimmings.
▪ Just like a little tweety bird!
▪ They look like jittery, hysterical little birds crowded together on a power line.
Little by little the bird builds its nest.
▪ A reliable little bird tells this column that Frank may not be long for this world either.
▪ To our surprise the little bird was still with us.
other
▪ This has profound implications for our understanding of the evolution of sexually monomorphic ornaments in many other bird species.
▪ One or two other species of bird have developed a much more accurate technique of finding their way in the dark.
▪ Protect crops from pigeons and other birds with netting.
▪ What other birds breed on Spurn?
▪ The court was told that a stuffed golden eagle could be worth £1,000 and the other birds could fetch £160 each.
▪ Two other tame birds on the same farm have already produced chicks which are now living in this barn.
▪ In winter it is given over to turnstones, purple sandpiper, oystercatchers and other shellfish-eating birds.
▪ But there were other birds too.
rare
▪ We missed out on some of the rare birds.
▪ But, given that penguins are relatively rare birds, that turned out to be prohibitively expensive.
▪ As the Gypsey Race meanders through the estate it encourages and supports much wildlife and some quite rare birds.
▪ During the nineteenth century it retreated west of the Mississippi, and by 1880 was a rare bird everywhere.
▪ At the Cotswold Wildlife Park devices are fitted to their rare birds which are housed in large strengthened cages.
▪ He is that rare bird, the night-owl who likes talking without the prop of a strong drink in his hands.
▪ It is home to a number of rare birds and animals, including Grant's Bush Baby.
▪ She is a fairly rare bird.
small
▪ All he wanted was a belly-full of berries and a chance to bully the small birds.
▪ Quite the contrary. Small birds fell at my feet wherever, in my clumsy fashion, I trod.
▪ Many small birds travel at night when they are safe from attacks by hawks.
▪ When roasting lean meats and small game birds, basting is essential to maintain moisture.
▪ It was the bleached skull of a small bird.
▪ Suddenly I saw a small olive bird fly past, and I chased after it.
▪ Here I could inspect the nests of numerous smaller birds and their young.
▪ The future for the tiny owl in Arizona is even smaller than the bird itself.
wild
▪ The profits made by the sale of goods are ploughed back into wild bird conservation.
▪ The meat of these wild birds is dark and rich compared to that of domestic ducks.
▪ Two or three chicks surviving is about average for wild birds.
▪ The second group represented wild birds transplanted from not far away.
▪ They can even be frightened by wild birds flying overhead, which they mistakenly think are predators.
▪ Culmination, the longed-for moment when a wild bird would cat from his hand or perch on his shoulder, never occurred.
▪ The Qawrighul people hunted deer, wild sheep and birds, and fished.
▪ Beautiful wild birds unfold their silver wings.
■ NOUN
land
▪ A small land bird had taken refuge on the cabin roof during the gale.
▪ One of the largest land birds of the region, showing much white on black-tipped wings in flight.
▪ Of the 57 species of reptiles, land birds and mammals, more than 80 % live nowhere else.
life
▪ The planting has been sharply criticized by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds because of the effect on local bird life.
▪ But more stunning than the sheer quantity of bird life is the apparent organization of these hunters of small fish.
▪ The whole valley round St Nectan's Glen is teeming with bird life, a paradise for a young ornithologist.
▪ Its rich pastures are cropped by semi-wild sheep and fertilised by the prolific bird life.
▪ I was telling my own age group about something worthwhile: bird life and conservation.
▪ The dank and dismal cliff faces were hanging with squabbling bird life.
▪ The most immediate threat is to bird life.
▪ Day 8 Lake Baringo Join the launch trip on the lake to see hippo, crocodile and bird life.
sanctuary
▪ It is used by fishermen and is designated a bird sanctuary.
▪ Nearby is the Heritage Museum of local history and the Wildfowl Trust bird sanctuary.
▪ Perhaps the only way of getting a picture would be to take one in a bird sanctuary.
▪ Today, the site at Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands is a bird sanctuary.
▪ A number of bird sanctuaries were seriously affected by the spill.
▪ You can take a boat trip along the coast to Lundy Island, the famous bird sanctuary.
▪ Read in studio Thieves have stolen seventeen rare parrots from a bird sanctuary.
species
▪ The forests are home to 12 % of the world's mammal species and almost a fifth of bird species.
▪ More than 100 bird species and 35 mammal species have been identified at the park.
▪ The Amazon rainforests alone are home to many unique animals and to one fifth of the world's bird species.
▪ This has profound implications for our understanding of the evolution of sexually monomorphic ornaments in many other bird species.
▪ About 1,000 bird species are deemed at risk of extinction, and 88 of those are parrots.
▪ Individuals of many bird species give alarm calls when they spot a dangerous predator.
▪ Fewer than 50 bird species are polyandrous.
▪ You can see many different bird species on the canal.
watcher
▪ A small party of bird watchers rounded a bend in the path fifty yards away and I beckoned them to hurry.
▪ Rex was captivated by the sea in a way that others might be avid golf players or inveterate bird watchers.
▪ Opened 20 years ago, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a paradise for walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers.
▪ And bird watchers find quiet places to spot a heron or woodpecker.
▪ I became a bird watcher in Orkney.
▪ The disturbance and fear men with guns cause spoils the tranquillity of wild lonely places for both birds and bird watchers.
▪ It's the early bird watcher that catches the best bird song.
water
▪ The ice breaks, scattering water birds.
▪ In the north-west of the country, the Okavango River creates swaps which are inhabited by crocodiles, water birds and hippopotamuses.
▪ Rafts and rafts of water birds floated in the flat sanded estuary.
▪ Strangely enough, water birds are most abundant in the Dry Zone.
▪ And now gaily plumed water birds began to appear on the rapidly swelling river.
▪ The migrant water birds come to Kumana in April.
■ VERB
catch
▪ She caught a bird, plucked and cooked it, fed the meat to him in slivers.
▪ Finally, the bird, while searching for the mouse, accidentally knocked over the woodpile, which caught fire.
▪ It's the early bird watcher that catches the best bird song.
▪ Sometimes I caught a bird, and cooked it, or picked leaves of plants to eat with my bread.
▪ Specialists in catching smaller birds in woodland and scrub.
eat
▪ Crouching low by the wall of the stables was a black cat, eating a bird whose wings were still twitching.
▪ How to eat a small bird?
▪ They also eat the eggs of birds and other reptiles.
▪ As for the blueberries ready-sweetened to eat, the birds get all that remain before the end of August.
▪ He once did a show on an Amazonian tarantula that occasionally eats birds.
fly
▪ There would be no room for the birds to fly, and dead birds would fall on me as I walked.
▪ So that's the way men fly like birds at night for military advantage.
▪ I never fly the birds in bad weather, which means sometimes Dawn goes two weeks without a flight.
▪ Most flying animals are not birds, but insects.
▪ Every Tuesday her fat little fingers flew like birds up and down the keys of the piano.
kill
▪ Vermin, he called them, when she protested at killing a sitting bird.
▪ Lleland was obviously out to kill two birds with one stone.
▪ Adding five examples to the chapters that at present lack them would kill two birds with one stone.
▪ Wind farms also take up huge tracts of land and can kill birds caught in turbine blades.
▪ It plans to issue general licences entitling landowners to kill unwanted birds on their property.
▪ In trying to play matchmaker and kill two birds with one stone, I nearly annihilated three.
▪ Perhaps this boy knows something about them, he thought ... Something has been killing rabbits and birds in the woods lately.
▪ Thorpey said it'd kill two birds with one stone.
watch
▪ Listening to the conversation, Trent watched three frigate birds sailing the on-shore breeze beyond the quay.
▪ And as I think this, I watch the birds circling in the sky.
▪ Looking up to the blue sky, she watched the many birds flying overhead, chattering and screaming as they passed out of sight.
▪ She grew up watching birds on her father's farmstead, she explained.
▪ Conradin watched the birds on the grass.
▪ When he was supposed to be playing football he used to watch the parent birds taking stuff to the nest.
▪ Signs posted along the narrow road that leads through sloping pastures to the cliff-framed beach warn motorists to watch out for birds.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bird-spotting/train-spotting etc
bird/beast of prey
▪ But Men persecuted us and other birds of prey like us were poisoned, trapped and shot.
▪ In fact, the only bird of prey I ever saw hovering over the park was a kestrel.
▪ Many birds of prey regurgitate pellets which contain the indigestible remains of their prey, including much of the bone.
▪ Meanwhile, the larger birds of prey were tucking into things like mice, rats, chicks and rabbits.
▪ Most of Britain's birds of prey are only now recovering from this long persecution.
▪ On 24 January he identified six new species of birds of prey - two of which came from the Galapagos.
▪ The diurnal birds of prey and the mammalian predators consistently have the highest rates of mandibular and maxillary breakage.
▪ You will have to pass beasts, fierce beasts of prey, and they are all that you will see.
bird/train etc spotter
▪ Here is the story of one of them, Derek, the most unsuccessful train spotter in the world.
▪ I suppose we're all train spotters at heart.
▪ In Leicester a group of men got up like train spotters were very excited to see our coach.
▪ It's a bonus for the late train spotter.
▪ What a field day the train spotters had!
▪ Why are so many train spotters called Derek?
early bird/early riser
kill two birds with one stone
▪ Deedee killed two birds with one stone, both shopping and looking for a shop of her own to rent.
▪ Adding five examples to the chapters that at present lack them would kill two birds with one stone.
▪ By promoting these new investors, Mr Alphandéry could kill two birds with one stone.
▪ In trying to play matchmaker and kill two birds with one stone, I nearly annihilated three.
▪ Lleland was obviously out to kill two birds with one stone.
▪ Thorpey said it'd kill two birds with one stone.
▪ Well, now we can kill two birds with one stone.
the early bird catches the worm
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He's a strange old bird.
▪ The tree was full of tiny, brightly colored birds.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A small party of bird watchers rounded a bend in the path fifty yards away and I beckoned them to hurry.
▪ Animals, birds, insects, people were all pulled into the joke of life.
▪ Brood parasitic birds are becoming favoured examples in studies of coevolution.
▪ Fortunately most birds were not shy, in fact many were ridiculously tame.
▪ Ron Deacon is adoptive father to five love bird chicks, who need constant care and attention.
▪ The feed is examined carefully, and at the slaughterhouse any bird with an appearance of disease is discarded.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bird

Bird \Bird\ (b[~e]rd), v. i.

  1. To catch or shoot birds.

  2. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. [R.]
    --B. Jonson.

  3. to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for enjoyment; to birdwatch.

Bird

Bird \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.
    --Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20).

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bird

Old English bird, rare collateral form of bridd, originally "young bird, nestling" (the usual Old English for "bird" being fugol, for which see fowl (n.)), which is of uncertain origin with no cognates in any other Germanic language. The suggestion that it is related by umlaut to brood and breed is rejected by OED as "quite inadmissible." Metathesis of -r- and -i- was complete 15c.\n\nMiddle English, in which bird referred to various young animals and even human beings, may have preserved the original meaning of this word. Despite its early attestation, bridd is not necessarily the oldest form of bird. It is usually assumed that -ir- from -ri- arose by metathesis, but here, too, the Middle English form may go back to an ancient period.

[Liberman]

\nFigurative sense of "secret source of information" is from 1540s. Bird dog (n.) attested from 1832, a gun dog used in hunting game birds; hence the verb (1941) meaning "to follow closely." Bird-watching attested from 1897. Bird's-eye view is from 1762. For the birds recorded from 1944, supposedly in allusion to birds eating from droppings of horses and cattle.A byrde yn honde ys better than three yn the wode. [c.1530]
bird

"middle finger held up in a rude gesture," slang derived from 1860s expression give the big bird "to hiss someone like a goose," kept alive in vaudeville slang with sense of "to greet someone with boos, hisses, and catcalls" (1922), transferred 1960s to the "up yours" hand gesture (the rigid finger representing the hypothetical object to be inserted) on notion of defiance and contempt. Gesture itself seems to be much older (the human anatomy section of a 12c. Latin bestiary in Cambridge describes the middle finger as that "by means of which the pursuit of dishonour is indicated").

bird

"maiden, young girl," c.1300, confused with burd (q.v.), but felt by later writers as a figurative use of bird (n.1). Modern slang meaning "young woman" is from 1915, and probably arose independently of the older word.

Wiktionary
bird

Etymology 1 n. 1 A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs. 2 (context slang English) A man, fellow. (from the mid-19th c.) 3 (context UK US slang used by men English) A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive. 4 (context UK Ireland slang English) Girlfriend. (from the early 20th c.) 5 (context slang English) An airplane. 6 (context obsolete English) A chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling. vb. 1 To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment 2 To catch or shoot birds. 3 (context figuratively English) To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. Etymology 2

n. A sentence. Etymology 3

n. The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended. Etymology 4

n. (context Asian slang English) A penis.

WordNet
bird

v. watch and study birds in their natural habitat [syn: birdwatch]

bird
  1. n. warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

  2. the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food [syn: fowl]

  3. informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick]

  4. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn: boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort]

  5. badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers [syn: shuttlecock, birdie, shuttle]

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Bird (disambiguation)

A bird is a feathered, winged, bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animal.

Bird or the bird may also refer to:

Bird (singer)

Bird, stylized as bird, (born December 9, 1975 as Yuki Kitayama is a Japanese singer.

Bird (album)

Bird is the second studio album by B.A.L.L., released in 1988 by Shimmy Disc.

Bird (Norfolk cricketer)

Bird (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer. Groom's batting style is unknown.

Bird made a single first-class appearance for Norfolk against Yorkshire in 1834 at New Ground, Norwich. In a match which Norfolk won by 272 runs, Bird was dismissed for 6 runs in Norfolk's first-innings by Tom Marsden, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for 14 runs by the same bowler.

Bird

Birds (Aves) are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton. Birds live worldwide and range in size from the bee hummingbird to the ostrich. They rank as the class of tetrapods with the most living species, at approximately ten thousand, with more than half of these being passerines, sometimes known as perching birds or, less accurately, as songbirds.

The fossil record indicates that birds are the last surviving group of dinosaurs, having evolved from feathered ancestors within the theropod group of saurischian dinosaurs. True birds first appeared during the Cretaceous period, around . DNA-based evidence finds that birds diversified dramatically around the time of the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event that killed off all other dinosaurs. Birds, especially those in the southern continents, survived this event and then migrated to other parts of the world while diversifying during periods of global cooling. Primitive bird-like dinosaurs that lie outside class Aves proper, in the broader group Avialae, have been found dating back to the mid- Jurassic period. Many of these early "stem-birds", such as Archaeopteryx, were not yet capable of fully powered flight, and many retained primitive characteristics like toothy jaws in place of beaks, and long bony tails.

Birds have wings which are more or less developed depending on the species; the only known groups without wings are the extinct moas and elephant birds. Wings, which evolved from forelimbs, give most birds the ability to fly, although further speciation has led to some flightless birds, including ratites, penguins, and diverse endemic island species of birds. The digestive and respiratory systems of birds are also uniquely adapted for flight. Some bird species of aquatic environments, particularly the aforementioned flightless penguins, and also members of the duck family, have also evolved for swimming. Birds, specifically Darwin's finches, played an important part in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

Some birds, especially corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animals; several bird species make and use tools, and many social species pass on knowledge across generations, which is considered a form of culture. Many species annually migrate great distances. Birds are social, communicating with visual signals, calls, and bird songs, and participating in such social behaviours as cooperative breeding and hunting, flocking, and mobbing of predators. The vast majority of bird species are socially monogamous, usually for one breeding season at a time, sometimes for years, but rarely for life. Other species have polygynous ("many females") or, rarely, polyandrous ("many males") breeding systems. Birds produce offspring by laying eggs which are fertilized through sexual reproduction. They are usually laid in a nest and incubated by the parents. Most birds have an extended period of parental care after hatching. Some birds, such as hens, lay eggs even when not fertilized, though unfertilized eggs do not produce offspring.

Many species of birds are economically important. Domesticated and undomesticated birds ( poultry and game) are important sources of eggs, meat, and feathers. Songbirds, parrots, and other species are popular as pets. Guano (bird excrement) is harvested for use as a fertilizer. Birds prominently figure throughout human culture. About 120–130 species have become extinct due to human activity since the 17th century, and hundreds more before then. Human activity threatens about 1,200 bird species with extinction, though efforts are underway to protect them. Recreational birdwatching is an important part of the ecotourism industry.

Bird (given name)

Bird is the given name of:

  • Bird Sim Coler (1867-1941), American politician
  • Bird Segle McGuire (1865-1930), American politician
  • Bird Smith, a scouting leader in Malaysia in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Bird J. Vincent (1880-1931), American soldier and politician
Bird (nickname)

Bird or The Bird is a nickname for:

  • Bird Averitt (born 1952), American retired National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player
  • Charlie Parker (1920–1955), American jazz musician
  • Mark Fidrych (1954–2009), American baseball pitcher
  • Mutsuhiro Watanabe (died 2003), Japanese World War II sergeant and war criminal
  • George Yardley (1928–2004), American basketball player
  • Kathleen York, American singer, songwriter and actress
Bird (Lisbeth Scott album)

Bird is the 2015 album by singer-songwriter Lisbeth Scott. The album includes three new recordings of songs that had been previously used in films: “Good To Me” ( Shutter), “Wonderful Life” ( The Big Wedding), and “Just Like Rain” ( The Boy Next Door).

Bird (film)

Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. It is constructed as a montage of scenes from Parker's life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his early death at the age of 34.

The film moves back and forth through Parker's history, blending moments to find some truth to his life. Much of the movie revolves around his only grounding relationships with wife Chan Parker, Bebop pioneer trumpet player and band leader Dizzy Gillespie, and his influence (both musically and into the world of heroin addiction) on trumpet player Red Rodney.

BIRD (satellite)

BIRD (Bispectral and Infrared Remote Detection) is a satellite launched by ISRO in 2001 for DLR. This small (92 kg) boxlike system, with solar panel two collectors on stub wings, has remarkable fire-detection qualities. It hosts a two-channel infrared sensor system in combination with a Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner (WAOSS). It also features a neuronal network classificator in orbit to reduce downlink bandwidth and cost.

The unique combination of a stereo camera and two infrared cameras gives the opportunity to acquire:

  • More precise information about leaf mass and photosynthesis for the early diagnosis of vegetation condition and changes
  • Real time discrimination between smoke and water clouds

The attitude&control system of the BIRD satellite was reused in the TET-1 satellite.

Bird (surname)

Bird is an English surname, probably deriving from the vertebrates of the same name. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Aaron Bird (born 1983), Australian cricketer
  • Alan Bird (1906–1962), Australian politician
  • Albert Bird (1867–1927), British cricketer
  • Alfred Bird (1811–1878), British food manufacturer and chemist
  • Alfred Frederick Bird (1849–1922), British, chemist, food manufacturer, and politician
  • Andrew Bird (born 1973), American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
  • Antonia Bird (1951–2013), British director
  • Bill Bird (1888–1963), American journalist
  • Billie Bird (1908–2002), American actress and comedian
  • Bob Bird, newspaper editor
  • Bob Bird (politician) (born 1951), political activist and teacher
  • Bobby Bird, musician
  • Brad Bird (born 1957), American director and writer
  • Brandon Bird (born 1980), American artist
  • Bud Bird (born 1932), Canadian politician
  • Carmel Bird (born 1940), Australian writer
  • Charlie Bird (born 1949), Irish journalist
  • Christopher Bird (1928–1996), American journalist
  • David Bird (journalist) (died 2014), American journalist
  • David Bird (bridge writer) (born 1946), British writer on Bridge
  • Derrick Bird (1957–2010), English spree killer
  • Dickie Bird (born 1933), English cricket umpire
  • Don Bird (1908–1987), English football player
  • Doreen Bird (1928–2004), British dance instructor and dance school founder
  • Doug Bird (born 1950), American baseball pitcher
  • Edward Bird (1772–1819), English painter
  • Edward Wheeler Bird, founder of the British-Israelite Movement
  • Eugene K. Bird (1926–2005), American military officer
  • Florence Bird (1908–1998), Canadian journalist and politician
  • Forrest Bird (1921–2015), American physician and inventor
  • Frederic Mayer Bird (1838–1908), American educator and clergyman
  • George Bird (baseball) (1850–1940), American baseball outfielder
  • Gillian Bird, Australian diplomat
  • Golding Bird (1814–1854), British doctor
  • Greg Bird (born 1984), Australian rugby league player
  • Greg Bird (baseball) (born 1992), American baseball infielder
  • Henry Edward Bird (1830–1908), English chess player and writer
  • Ian Bird (field hockey) (born 1970), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Ian Bird (software developer), game designer
  • Isabella Bird (1831–1904), English writer and historian
  • Jackie Bird (born 1962), Scottish broadcaster
  • John Bird (actor) (born 1936), British actor and comedian
  • John Bird (astronomer) (1709–1776), British astronomer and instrument designer
  • John Bird (bishop) (died 1558), British Bishop of Chester
  • John Bird (New York) (1768–1806), American politician
  • John Bird (footballer) (born 1948), British football player and manager
  • John Bird (entrepreneur), founder of Big Issue
  • John Taylor Bird (1829–1911), American politician
  • Kai Bird (born 1951), American author
  • Larry Bird (born 1956), American basketball player
  • Lester Bird (born 1938), American athlete and politician
  • Lloyd C. Bird (1894–1978), American politician
  • Martina Topley-Bird, British singer
  • Michael J. Bird (1928–2001), British writer
  • Morice Bird (1888–1933), British cricketer
  • Nancy Bird Walton (1915–2009), Australian aviator
  • Norman Bird (1920–2005), British actor
  • Peter Bird, (died 1996), British ocean rower
  • Richard Bird (actor) (1894–1986), British actor
  • Richard Ely Bird (1878–1955), American politician
  • Richard Bird (computer scientist) (born 1943), professor at Oxford
  • Robert Bird (Welsh politician) (1839–1909), Welsh politician
  • Sir Robert Bird, 2nd Baronet (1876–1960), British politician
  • Robert Byron Bird, Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Robert Montgomery Bird (1806–1854), American playwright, novelist, photographer, and physician
  • Ronnie Bird (footballer) (1941–2005), English football player
  • Rose Bird (1936–1999), Chief Justice of California
  • Sharon Bird (born 1962), Australian politician
  • Sue Bird (born 1980), American basketball player
  • Tony Bird (singer-songwriter), South African singer and songwriter
  • Tony Bird (footballer born 1974), Welsh football player
  • Vere Bird (1910–1999), prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda
  • Víctor Bird (born 1982), Puerto Rican volleyball player
  • Walter James Bird (1863–1953), organ builder based in Birmingham, England
  • Will R. Bird (1891–1984), Canadian writer
  • Wallis Bird (born 1982), Irish musician
Bird (technology)

Bird is an interactive input device designed by Israel-based startup, MUV Interactive, which develops technology for wearable interfaces. Bird connects to smartphones, tablets, and computers to make any surface an interactive 3D environment. It includes remote touch, gesture control, voice command and mouse functionality.

Usage examples of "bird".

Incidentally, as a quaint but effective remedy for carious toothache, may be mentioned the common lady bird insect, Coccinella, which when captured secretes from its legs a yellow acrid fluid having a disagreeable odour.

The shriveled Vistana had gazed at Clarissewith those hard black eyes, and had pointed with acrooked finger toward the manor house, perched like adark bird on the tor above the village.

Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb-- one engaged forward and the other aft--the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.

An Indin burial place had been disturbed, the earth was bleeding from the massacre of birds and gators, and the Mikasukis was afeared that bad spirits of their old enemies might be set loose.

And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.

Through the windows opposite shone an afterglow sky of ochre and pale-green, and from somewhere just outside came the low cackle of birds settling to roost along a cornicemy-nahs or starlings.

Ali Aga caught it, held it tight in his fist as if it were a bird which might fly away, and bent down to kiss the lavish hand.

The landscaping was from another age: a couple of four-story cocoapalms, indifferently pruned bird of paradise grown ragged, agapanthus, andcalla lilies surrounding a flat, brown lawn.

Beyond the agora, Achamian saw a cohort of birds wheeling above the great domes of the Temple Xothei, whose silhouette loomed above the tenements hedging the north end of the market.

Fortunately, elves fill their rooms with furniture and vases and flowers and birdcages, so we were well-concealed, although I had to peer through the leaves of a palm and Alake was eye-to-eye with a singing phurah bird.

As Timothy moved the craft in for a closer look, he saw the hairless Alastor balanced on his two back legs on the outcropping of stone, his front paws swatting at the bird.

Schools of tiny mullet and squid skipped this way and that in frenzied fear, snapped at by the fierce albacore below and the eager beaks of the birds.

The true alchemist would never have lost his dignity by creating butterflies, birds and thunderbolts .

Fruit incomparable, fish incomparable, roast pig and baked bird beyond believing, breadfruit and volcano, absolute and continuing perfection of weather, brown-skin paradise maidens such as are promised in alcoran, song and string-music and surf-music!

It was scarcely two feet in width but Alec discovered upon closer inspection that it was comprised of a succession of fantastic beasts and birds rendered in superb detail.