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Bird appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • bird rib
  • Bird in a cage, peg a can I’d rib.
  • A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar, a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat, a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay, a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal, a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub, a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw, a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr, a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim, a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted, a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ass, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub, a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood, a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug, a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal, a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap, a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel, a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal, a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag, a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag, a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog, a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit, a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat, a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer, a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid, a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag, a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural, a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall, a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort, a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat, a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall, a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw, a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray, an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion, a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman, a bater, a canal - Panama!
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bird:


Fun fact! The word "heard" looks like "beard", but sounds like "bird".

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Definition of the noun bird

What does bird mean as a name of something?

Bird is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: birds

  1. warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: craniate / vertebrate = animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
    • more specific terms:
      • dickey-bird / dickeybird / dicky-bird / dickybird = small bird
      • cock = adult male bird
      • hen = adult female bird
      • nester = a bird that has built (or is building) a nest
      • night bird = any bird associated with night: owl; nightingale; nighthawk
      • bird of passage = any bird that migrates seasonally
      • protoavis = most primitive avian type known
      • Archaeopteryx lithographica / archaeopteryx / archeopteryx = extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bones
      • Sinornis = sparrow-sized fossil bird of the Jurassic period to the Cretaceous period having a keeled breastbone and vestigial tail; found in China
      • Ibero-mesornis = sparrow-sized fossil bird of the Cretaceous period having a vestigial tail; found in Spain
      • archaeornis = extinct primitive toothed bird with a long feathered tail and three free clawed digits on each wing
      • flightless bird / ratite bird / ratite = flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis
      • carinate bird / flying bird / carinate = birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
      • passeriform bird / passerine = perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds
      • nonpasserine bird = chiefly arboreal birds especially of the order Coraciiformes
      • raptorial bird / bird of prey / raptor = any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
      • gallinaceous bird / gallinacean = heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
      • parrot = usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
      • cuculiform bird = birds having zygodactyl feet
      • coraciiform bird = chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
      • apodiform bird = nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet
      • caprimulgiform bird = long-winged nonpasserine birds
      • piciform bird = any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
      • trogon = forest bird of warm regions of the New World having brilliant lustrous plumage and long tails
      • aquatic bird = wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
      • twitterer = a bird that twitters
    • parts:
      • pecker / beak / bill / neb / nib = horny projecting mouth of a bird
      • furcula = a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds
      • feather / plumage / plume = the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
      • wing = a movable organ for flying
      • pennon / pinion = wing of a bird
      • bird's foot = the foot of a bird
      • uropygium = posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow
      • hindquarters / croupe / croup / rump = the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
      • air sac = any of the membranous air-filled extensions of the lungs of birds
      • uropygial gland / preen gland = oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds
      • syrinx = the vocal organ of a bird
      • fowl = the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    • member of: Aves / class Aves = the class of birds; flock = a group of birds
    • young animal: chick
    • female animal: hen
    • male animal: cock
    • collective noun: flock (standard term) / dissimulation (fanciful) / flight / pod
    • collateral adjective: avian
  2. the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of bird: fowl
    • more generic word: meat = the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
    • more specific words:
      • poultry = flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
      • wildfowl = flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food
    • parts:
  3. informal terms for a (young) woman
  4. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  5. badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

Alternative definition of the noun bird


  1. A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.
  2. [British, slang] A man, fellow. [definition from the mid-19th c.]
  3. [British, US, slang] A girl or woman considered sexually attractive, as used by a man.
  4. [British, Ireland, slang] Girlfriend. [definition from the early 20th c.]
  5. [slang] An airplane.
  6. [context: Filipino slang] A penis.
  7. A prison sentence.
  8. The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.

Specialised definition of the noun bird

Glossary of sports / badminton

a nickname used for the shuttlecock (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the shuttlecock

Definition of the verb bird

What does bird mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: birded | birding | birds

  1. watch and study birds in their natural habitat
    • example: In the summer they like to go out and bird
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of bird: birdwatch
    • more generic word: observe = watch attentively


  1. "Bird" is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. It is constructed as a montage of scenes from Parker's life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his early death at the age of thirty-four.
  2. "Bird" is a 2012 short adventure drama film directed by Alasdair Bayne and written by Alasdair Bayne and Rowan Lear.
  3. "Bird" is a 2011 short drama film written by Jane Shearer , Gregory King and Steve Ayson and directed by Jane Shearer and Steve Ayson.
  4. "Bird" is a 2011 short film directed by Petr Stupin.
  5. "Bird" is a short film, directed by Lucija Mrzljak.
    • country: Poland
    • genre: Animation
    • released in (4 years ago)
  6. "Bird" is a film, directed by Alisa Robbins.
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released in (10 years ago)
  7. "Bird" is a short film, directed by Naima Bachiri.


"Bird" is a book by Angela Johnson.

  • genre: Children's literature
  • subjects: Friendship, Family, Alabama


  1. Bird: Tracy Lynn Van Adams, better known by her childhood nickname "Bird", is a fictional character from the Showtime television series Soul Food. The character first appeared in the 1997 film Soul Food as Robyn Joseph, and was portrayed by Nia Long. In the television series, her name was changed to Tracy Joseph Van Adams, and the role was assumed by Malinda Williams. The nickname "Bird" was retained.
  2. Bird is a character from the 2014 television drama series Finding Carter.
    • also known as Beatrix
    • child of Delilah
  3. Bird is a fictional character from the 2004 film 2046.

There are other characters with in their name, like J-Bird, T-Bird, Big Bird, Bird Man, Bird-Man, Mr. Bird, Baby Bird, Bill Bird, Bird Girl, Blue Bird, Dodo Bird, Jail Bird, John Bird, Myna bird, Bird Brain, Bird-Brain, Dicky-Bird, James Bird, Larry Bird.


  1. "Bird" a.k.a. "Birds" is the 4'th album of the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.
  2. "Bird" is the second studio album by B.A.L.L., released in 1988 through Shimmy Disc.
  3. "Bird" is a musical album of Charlie Parker, soundtrack.
    • also known as Bird Soundtrack
    • released in (28 years ago)
  4. "bird" is a musical single of Kra.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Bird" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "bird" is a musical album of Bird.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  7. "Bird" is a musical album of Nilon Bombers.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  8. "Bird" is a musical single of Mikuni Shimokawa.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. "Bird" is a musical album of Gary Jules & The Group Rules.
  10. "Bird" is a musical EP of Karyn Ellis.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  11. "Bird" is a musical album of Zdeněk Bína.
    • released on
  12. "Bird" is a musical album of Bun.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  13. "BIRD" is a musical album of ROSSO.
  14. "Bird" is a musical EP of Thomas Dybdahl.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  15. "Bird" is a musical EP of Holly Conlan.
    • released on (7 years ago)


  1. Bird, stylized as bird, is a Japanese singer.
    • also known as バード, 三浦有紀, 北山有紀
    • born on (40 years ago) in Kyoto Prefecture
    • nationality: Japan
    • profession: Singer-songwriter
    • member of musical group TRIADIC
    • Marriage with Jun Miura since
    • genres: Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz, J-pop
    • albums: "Bird", "MINDTRAVEL", "LIVE! tour 2000+1", "極上ハイブリッド", "Beats", "DOUBLE CHANCE", "BIRDSONG EP -cover BEATS for the party-", "BATUCADA", "MY LOVE", "Covers", "Bird's Nest", "サマーヌード / ダンシング・シスター", "Vacation", "BREATH", "Oasis", "満ちてゆく唇", "空の瞳", "NEW BASIC", "SOULS (Peach Bossa Mix)", "9", "Watashiteki Partner", "Bird's nest 2013", "GAME", "フリー・ソウル・コレクション", "HOME", "マーメイド3000", "SPARKLES", "桜", "ハイビスカス", "髪をほどいて", "君の音が聴こえる場所へ", "童神", "フラッシュ", "Flow", "ZERO", "マインドトラベル", "散歩しよう", "SOULS"
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  2. Bird a.k.a. Charlie Parker: Charles Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
  3. Bird a.k.a. Ian Eagle is an American sports announcer nicknamed The Bird. He calls National Football League games on CBS and Brooklyn Nets games on the YES Network and hosts Full Court Press, a basketball talk show, with former player Kenny Smith on Sirius Satellite Radio. Other announcing experiences include NCAA men's basketball, tennis, the Army–Navy football games, the Army-Navy basketball games, boxing, and NCAA track and field for CBS. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he was initiated into the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He is known as "Bird" or the "Birdman".
  4. Bird a.k.a. Robin Strasser is an American actress, best known for her role as Dorian Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.
  5. Bird a.k.a. Clayton Stanley: Clayton “Clay” Iona Stanley is an American volleyball player. Stanley has been on the U.S. men's national team since 2000 and has made three Olympic appearances, in 2004, 2008, and 2012. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, after guiding his team to the gold medal.
  6. Bird a.k.a. Thongchai McIntyre: Thongchai "Bird" McIntyre is a Thai pop singer who released his debut album in 1986. He is also sometimes known as Bird Thongchai, Phi Bird or simply Bird.
  7. Bird a.k.a. Sutee Suksomkit is a Thai footballer playing for a Thai Premier League club, Suphanburi Sutee or nicknamed "Bird" is one of the most famous Thai footballer during the last decade regarding of his skilful style of play. The attacker spent 8 years between 2001 and 2009 playing abroad for several clubs in Singapore and Australia. He has also been serving Thailand at international level as an important member since 2000, earning 70 caps so far.
  8. Bird a.k.a. Hanna Fogelström is a Swedish team handball player. She plays on the Swedish national team, and participated at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil.
  9. Bird a.k.a. Fergal Hartley is an Irish retired hurler who played as a centre-back for the Waterford senior team.
  10. Bird a.k.a. Kaylee Brown is an actress.
  11. Bird a.k.a. Shin'ichi Hatori: Shinichi Hatori is a Japanes actor and voice actor.
  12. Bird a.k.a. Paloma Schmidt is a Peruvian sports sailor. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's Laser Radial class, finishing in 39th place.
  13. Bird a.k.a. Jalen Courtney is a basketball player.
  14. Bird was an English cricketer. Groom's batting style is unknown.

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Bird, Big Bird, Bird Dog, Bird-Dog, Bob Bird, Bud Bird, Dan Bird, Don Bird, Guy Bird, Ian Bird and many others.


Bird a.k.a. The Pontiac Firebird is an automobile which was designed by the Pontiac division of General Motors between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the automaker's platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. This coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform with another pony car, the Ford Mustang.

  • also known as Trans Am, T/A, 'bird


Bird is an Island in Flathead Lake.


  1. BIRD is a satellite launched by ISRO in 2001 for DLR. This small boxlike system, with solar panel two collectors on stub wings, has remarkable fire-detection qualities. It hosts a two-channel infrared sensor system in combination with a Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner. It also features a neuronal network classificator in orbit to reduce downlink bandwidth and cost.
    • also known as Bispectral and Infrared Remote Detection
  2. Bird is a TV spot.

Phrases with Bird

Phrases starting with the word Bird:

  1. bird dog
  2. Bird flu
  3. Bird bath
  4. bird feed
  5. bird food
  6. bird nest
  7. bird shot
  8. bird-nest

Phrases ending with the word Bird:

  1. ant bird
  2. fig-bird
  3. Qua-Bird
  4. sea bird
  5. baby bird
  6. Cage Bird
  7. Dead Bird
  8. game bird
  9. jail bird
  10. moor-bird
  11. myna bird
  12. rare bird

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bird

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Google previewEssential English - Grade 3 (1998)

by Sally Fisk

A bird is an animal with feathers and wings. 2. not a statement 3. All birds hatch from eggs. 4.

Google previewEssays in Memory of Imre Lakatos (2012)

by Robert S. Cohen, P.K. Feyerabend, Marx W. Wartofsky

has given a perhaps far-fetched example having the following features: C states that a randomly selected bird is a black raven, H states that all ravens are black', and ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1998)

More Than 600 Science Activities Written by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Bird. Beek. Science skiifs Children practice observation and fine motor skills. Materials Construction paper, white and other colors Stapler Crayons, markers, pencils Date stamp What to do 1 . Encourage the children to design pages for a bird ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Primitive Tribes in India (2004)

by P. K. Mohanty

Chitio (bird), Induar (fish), Kerketta (bird), Khusor, Lila (deer) [Madhya ...

Google previewThe Grandiloquent Dictionary - Tenth Anniversary Edition (2010)

by Christopher Bird

Christopher Bird. Grandiloquent Dictionary Tenth Anniversary Edition Christopher S. Bird . . c 2008, C.S. Bird First published in electronic.

Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

BIRD. NAMES. Mammals In cases where a Luo mammal name is represented. Avocet - Onyango saga Barbet, black-breasted - Siwal Barbet, black-collared - Siwal Barbet, double-toothed - Siwal Bateleur - Ongo Bee-eater, carmine - Onyodho ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

The eagle is a bird living in the full light of the sun and it is therefore considered to be luminous in its essence, and to share in the Elements of air and fire. Its opposite is the owl, the bird of darkness and death. Since it is identified with the sun ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

It is not known who first brought the turkeyback to Europe (according to Waverley Root, there is a turkeylike bird woven intothe Bayeux Tapestryof1087), butby thefirst quarter ofthesixteenth century, Spanish explorers hadbrought the bird home.

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Quotes about Bird

Early bird
catches worm.

Small bird sing earlier
Bird that see first
Break the dawn.

The bird tells
How to be a winner
In the long run. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of B3I1R1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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