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Meaning of “bird” in the English Dictionary

"bird" in British English

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birdnoun [C]

uk   /bɜːd/  us   /bɝːd/
  • bird noun [C] (CREATURE)

A1 a ​creature with ​feathers and ​wings, usually ​able to ​fly: caged/​wild birds wading birds Most birds ​layeggs in the ​spring. Penguins and ​ostriches are flightless birds (= they cannot ​fly). We ​watched a flock of birds ​fly over the ​field.

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  • bird noun [C] (PERSON)

informal a ​particulartype of ​person: He's a ​toughold bird. UK slang a ​young woman: Is that Lee's new bird?
(Definition of bird from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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birdnoun [C]

 us   /bɜrd/
a ​creature with ​feathers and ​wings, usually ​able to ​fly: a ​flock of birds Bird is often used in ​combination to ​describe a ​particulartype of bird: a bluebird/​hummingbird/​mockingbird
(Definition of bird from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bird”
in Korean 새…
in Arabic طائر…
in Malaysian burung…
in French oiseau…
in Russian птица…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物, 鳥, 禽…
in Italian uccello…
in Turkish kuş…
in Polish ptak…
in Spanish ave, pájaro…
in Vietnamese con chim…
in Portuguese pássaro, ave…
in Thai นก…
in German der Vogel…
in Catalan ocell…
in Japanese 鳥, 鳥類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生物, 鸟, 禽…
in Indonesian burung…
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