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English noun: bird

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

Broader (hypernym)craniate, vertebrate

Narrower (hyponym)apodiform bird, aquatic bird, archaeopteryx, Archaeopteryx lithographica, archaeornis, archeopteryx, bird of passage, bird of prey, caprimulgiform bird, carinate, carinate bird, cock, coraciiform bird, cuculiform bird, dickey-bird, dickeybird, dicky-bird, dickybird, flightless bird, flying bird, gallinacean, gallinaceous bird, hen, Ibero-mesornis, nester, night bird, nonpasserine bird, parrot, passeriform bird, passerine, piciform bird, protoavis, raptor, raptorial bird, ratite, ratite bird, Sinornis, trogon, twitterer

Part holonymair sac, beak, bill, bird, bird's foot, croup, croupe, feather, fowl, furcula, hindquarters, neb, nib, pecker, pennon, pinion, plumage, plume, preen gland, rump, syrinx, uropygial gland, uropygium, wing

Member meronymAves, class Aves, flock

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


Broader (hypernym)meat

Narrower (hyponym)poultry, wildfowl

Part holonymdark meat, drumstick, giblet, giblets, oyster, parson's nose, pope's nose, second joint, thigh, wing, wishbone, wishing bone

Part meronymbird

3. bird (person) informal terms for a (young) woman

Synonymschick, dame, doll, skirt, wench

Broader (hypernym)fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman

4. bird (communication) a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Synonymsboo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort

Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

5. bird (artifact) badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

Synonymsbirdie, shuttle, shuttlecock

Broader (hypernym)badminton equipment

English verb: bird

1. bird (competition) watch and study birds in their natural habitat

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and bird


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)observe

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