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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bird  \Bird\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  catch  or  shoot  birds. 
 
  2.  Hence:  To  seek  for  game  or  plunder;  to  thieve.  [R.]  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bird  \Bird\  (b[~e]rd),  n.  [OE.  brid,  bred,  bird,  young  bird, 
  bird,  AS  bridd  young  bird.  [root]92.] 
  1.  Orig.,  a  chicken;  the  young  of  a  fowl;  a  young  eaglet;  a 
  nestling;  and  hence  a  feathered  flying  animal  (see  2). 
 
  That  ungentle  gull,  the  cuckoo's  bird.  --Shak. 
 
  The  brydds  [birds]  of  the  aier  have  nestes. 
  --Tyndale 
  (Matt.  viii. 
  20). 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  warm-blooded,  feathered  vertebrate  provided 
  with  wings.  See  {Aves}. 
 
  3.  Specifically,  among  sportsmen,  a  game  bird. 
 
  4.  Fig.:  A  girl;  a  maiden. 
 
  And  by  my  word!  the  bonny  bird  In  danger  shall  not 
  tarry.  --Campbell. 
 
  {Arabian  bird},  the  phenix. 
 
  {Bird  of  Jove},  the  eagle. 
 
  {Bird  of  Juno},  the  peacock. 
 
  {Bird  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  wingless  insect  of  the  group 
  Mallophaga,  of  which  the  genera  and  species  are  very 
  numerous  and  mostly  parasitic  upon  birds.  --  Bird  mite 
  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  mite  (genera  {Dermanyssus}, 
  {Dermaleichus}  and  allies)  parasitic  upon  birds.  The 
  species  are  numerous. 
 
  {Bird  of  passage},  a  migratory  bird. 
 
  {Bird  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  South  American  spider 
  ({Mygale  avicularia}).  It  is  said  sometimes  to  capture  and 
  kill  small  birds. 
 
  {Bird  tick}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  dipterous  insect  parasitic  upon 
  birds  (genus  {Ornithomyia},  and  allies),  usually  winged. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bird 
  n  1:  warm-blooded  egg-laying  vertebrates  characterized  by 
  feathers  and  forelimbs  modified  as  wings 
  2:  the  flesh  of  a  bird  or  fowl  (wild  or  domestic)  used  as  food 
  [syn:  {fowl}] 
  3:  informal  terms  for  a  (young)  woman  [syn:  {dame},  {doll},  {wench}, 
  {skirt},  {chick}] 
  4:  a  cry  or  noise  made  to  express  displeasure  or  contempt  [syn: 
  {boo},  {hoot},  {Bronx  cheer},  {hiss},  {raspberry},  {razzing}, 
  {snort}] 
  5:  a  ball  of  cork  or  rubber  with  a  crown  of  feathers;  used  to 
  play  badminton  [syn:  {shuttlecock},  {birdie},  {shuttle}] 
  v  :  watch  and  study  birds  in  their  natural  habitat  [syn:  {birdwatch}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bird 
  Birds  are  divided  in  the  Mosaic  law  into  two  classes,  (1)  the 
  clean  (Lev.  1:14-17;  5:7-10;  14:4-7),  which  were  offered  in 
  sacrifice;  and  (2)  the  unclean  (Lev.  11:13-20).  When  offered  in 
  sacrifice,  they  were  not  divided  as  other  victims  were  (Gen. 
  15:10).  They  are  mentioned  also  as  an  article  of  food  (Deut. 
  14:11).  The  art  of  snaring  wild  birds  is  referred  to  (Ps.  124:7; 
  Prov.  1:17;  7:23;  Jer.  5:27).  Singing  birds  are  mentioned  in  Ps 
  104:12;  Eccl.  12:4.  Their  timidity  is  alluded  to  (Hos.  11:11). 
  The  reference  in  Ps  84:3  to  the  swallow  and  the  sparrow  may  be 
  only  a  comparison  equivalent  to  "What  her  house  is  to  the 
  sparrow,  and  her  nest  to  the  swallow,  that  thine  altars  are  to 
  my  soul." 
 




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