Crossword clues for bird
- Celtic flier
- "Sweet ___ of Youth," Newman film: 1962
- Chuck-will's-widow, for one
- Flicker, e.g.
- Kind of brain or seed
- Condor, e.g.
- Auk or hawk
- Basketball's Larry
- Wren or hen
- N.B.A. M.V.P., 1984-86
- One filling the bill?
- Feeder frequenter
- Country singer?
- Nest builder
- Cardinal, for one
- Word with early or whirly
- Ostrich or owl
- Tweety ___ of Warner Bros. cartoons
- Robin or swallow
- Frequent flier
- Aircraft, informally
- PBS has a big one
- Frequent tweeter
- One with a lot of tweets
- Warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
- Informal terms for a (young) woman
- A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
- Badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
- Celtics' star
- Celtic great
- Celtics' "33"
- Larry of N.B.A. fame
- Kind of dog or louse
- Identifiable flying object
- Ani or tui
- Pyrrhuloxia or jacana
- Larry of the Celtics
- Celtic star
- Sora or rail
- Larry of the N.B.A.
- "A ___ in the hand . . . "
- Creeper or roller
- Jay or martin
- Feather bearer
- Chat or martin
- Celtics' flier
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bird \Bird\ (b[~e]rd), v. i.
To catch or shoot birds.
Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. [R.]
to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for enjoyment; to birdwatch.
Bird \Bird\ (b[~e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.]
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.
The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
--Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20).
(Zo["o]l.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
And by my word! the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry.
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
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]
"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").
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.
v. watch and study birds in their natural habitat [syn: birdwatch]
n. warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food [syn: fowl]
A bird is a feathered, winged, bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animal.
Bird or the bird may also refer to:
Bird, stylized as bird, (born December 9, 1975 as Yuki Kitayama is a Japanese singer.
Bird is the second studio album by B.A.L.L., released in 1988 by Shimmy Disc.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 (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 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 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.