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Definition of Bird


  1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
  2. A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
  3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
  4. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
  5. To catch or shoot birds.
  6. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

Bird Quotations

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

It's impossible to explain creativity. It's like asking a bird, 'How do you fly?' You just do.
Eric Jerome Dickey
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Bird Translations

bird in Danish is fugl
bird in Dutch is vogel
bird in Finnish is lintu
bird in French is oiseau
bird in German is Vogel
bird in Italian is uccello
bird in Norwegian is fugl
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