Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “water bird”

water bird

noun [C]    
any bird that lives near or on waterBirds which live by or on inland water
(Definition of water bird noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of water bird

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Birds which live by or on inland water, but you might be interested in these topics from the Birds topic area:

Definitions of “water bird” in other dictionaries

Translations of “water bird”

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More