Adjective "bird" definition and examples

(Bird may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly.
  1. 'Youngsters were able to stroke the birds ' feathers.'
  2. 'It requires no special morphological adaptations, although it is most effective in birds with low wing loading.'
  3. 'They measure the bills and the wings, take the birds ' weights and label a leg of each with a colored marker.'
  4. 'Marine mammals and large flying birds are the animals most likely to be able to benefit from foraging over very large distances.'
  5. 'Whether the flightless birds used their beaks to impale or bludgeon their prey is unknown, Chiappe says.'
  6. 'After you have clipped his wing, your bird will still be able to fly, but not for any distance.'
  7. 'They were not the feathered wings of a bird or the leathery ones of a bat, but something in-between, sharing the features of both.'
  8. 'Occasionally, a bird fluffs feathers and wings in a short flight, before returning to the field of perpetual avian motion.'
  9. 'Bounding and undulating flight are distinguished by the way the bird uses its wings during the resting phase.'
  10. 'When on the water, a sleeping bird will tuck its bill under its wing; on land birds may stand on one leg.'
  11. 'When skeet shooting or bird hunting, those that ride high on the nose are preferred since you are shooting at objects moving upwards.'
  12. 'The fact that the villages needed to trap birds probably meant that food was in short supply.'
  13. 'The European Commission yesterday ordered a ban on all imports of birds and feathers from Turkey amid new fears over avian influenza.'
  14. 'The upland stamp would be required of those hunting doves, quail, pheasants and other upland birds.'
  15. 'The farmer, seeing the birds he raised for food being killed, tried to persuade the hunter to stop.'
  16. 'I roast my grouse for a short time at a high temperature - as long as they are young birds - and rest them for as long as possible to relax the meat and give it a uniform rosiness.'
  17. 'At the same time it brought the birds closer to sport hunters living in southern California cities.'
  18. 'Shooting the birds was marginally better sport than bagging dodos and to win a rosette in pigeon-shooting you had to kill in excess of 30,000 passengers in a session.'
  19. 'In medieval Europe, scribes used trimmed feathers from the wings of large birds and various inks to mark a set of alphabetic letters on parchment skins.'
  20. 'The plane is a C130 Gunship, a classic old bird modified for special ops.'
  21. 'I didn't do a full restoration but had the bird cleaned up and detailed out.'
  22. 'We need better human intelligence and not just to rely on satellites and birds in the sky.'
  23. 'Now almost all the new birds entering the fleet have some form of pilot and passenger entertainment system.'
  24. 'As the end of the runway loomed in front of him, he pulled back on the control wheel and forced his bird from its perch.'
  25. 'The insurance on the plane was almost prohibitive and finding an airport and hangar for the bird was even more so.'
  26. 'While there's a finite number of under- $60,000 airplanes, among them are some great budget birds.'
  27. 'The only one currently in operation is NASA's Space Shuttle, an expensive old bird, and set for the scrap heap in just six years.'
A person of a specified kind or character.
  1. 'It seems there's still life left in the old bird after all.'
  2. 'Her great-grandmother died of an unknown disease, and my gran was given a stack of money for the old bird's body - medical research I guess.'
  3. 'Whether you have found a cure for cancer or you're just a daft old bird who can't drive makes no difference, as long as people know your face.'
  4. 'To quote the old bird herself, we are not amused.'
  5. 'But the worst was an old bird who shouted at me about the poll tax and blamed me for Black Wednesday.'
  6. 'Yet England will remain unbroken, staunch old bird that she is, accustomed to the IRA and the blitz of the Second World War.'
  7. 'Maybe the old bird that called it in wasn't wearing her glasses.'
  8. 'But when in Rome London, might as well embrace the moment and see what the old bird has to offer.'
  9. 'He's a tough old bird who has seen a lot of hard times.'
  10. 'The landlady Anika was a senile old bird and was always telling me off for not paying my bills when I'd just paid her the day before.'
A young woman or a girlfriend.
  1. 'I had a friend who worked abroad minus his wife and ran off with a younger bird.'

More definitions

1. any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg.

2. a fowl or game bird.

3. Sports. clay pigeon. a shuttlecock.

4. Slang. a person, especially one having some peculiarity: He's a queer bird.

5. Informal. an aircraft, spacecraft, or guided missile.

6. Cookery. a thin piece of meat, poultry, or fish rolled around a stuffing and braised: vea

More examples(as adjective)

"stills can be bird."

"masks can be bird."

"lives can be bird."

"inlays can be bird."

"images can be bird."

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Origin

Old English brid ‘chick, fledgling’, of unknown origin.

Phrase

the bird has flown
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
the birds and the bees
birds of a feather flock together
do (one's) bird
flip someone the bird (or flip the bird)
(strictly) for the birds
get the bird
give someone the bird
have a bird
a little bird told me