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bird

noun [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 lay eggs in the spring. Penguins and ostriches are flightless birds (= they cannot fly). We watched a flock of birds fly over the field.

bird noun [C] (PERSON)

old-fashioned a particular type of person: He's a rare bird, is Nick. UK slang a young woman: Is that Lee's new bird? old bird informal an older woman: disapproving This old bird was lecturing the shop assistant about her manners.approving She's a game old bird (= one who is energetic and willing to do risky things).
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