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Definition of "bird" []

  • Any of various warm-blooded, egg-laying, feathered vertebrates of the class Aves, having forelimbs modified to form wings. (noun)
  • Such an animal hunted as game. (noun)
  • Such an animal, especially a chicken or turkey, used as food: put the bird in the oven. (noun)
  • See clay pigeon. (noun)
  • Sports See shuttlecock. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bird" in a sentence
  • "A bird, no, a _bird_ circled above him, a stark silhouette against the blue sky, with powerful wings of such size as Milleus had never seen."
  • ""A crow is a large black bird:" -- a large, _black -- bird_."
  • "To my mind, the term bird refuge didn't contain any ambiguity."