Bird's-eye Bird's"-eye`, a. 1. Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; embraced at a glance; hence, general; not minute, or entering into details; as, a bird's-eye view. [1913 Webster]

2. Marked with spots resembling bird's eyes; as, bird's-eye diaper; bird's-eye maple. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bird's-eye — n. (Bot.) A plant with a small bright flower, as the Adonis or pheasant s eye, the mealy primrose ({Primula farinosa}), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird's-eye — /berrdz uy /, adj., n., pl. bird s eyes. adj. 1. seen from above, as by a bird in flight; panoramic: a bird s eye view of the city. 2. omitting many details; hasty; superficial; general: a bird s eye view of ancient history. 3. having spots or… …   Universalium

  • bird's-eye — I. noun Date: 1597 1. any of numerous plants with small bright colored flowers; especially a speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) 2. a. an allover pattern for textiles consisting of a small diamond with a center dot b. a fabric woven with this pattern …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bird's-eye — adj. Bird s eye is used with these nouns: ↑view …   Collocations dictionary

  • bird's-eye — 1. adjective a) Having spots resembling the eyes of a bird b) As if viewed from an altitude; panoramic 2. noun A fabric having a pattern of small circles or …   Wiktionary

  • Bird's eye view (disambiguation) — Bird s eye view may refer to: *Bird s eye view,a view of an object from above, as though the observer were a bird, often used in the making of blueprints, floor plans and maps *Birds Eye View, a platform for emerging women filmmakers founded by… …   Wikipedia

  • bird's-eye view — n [singular] 1.) a view of something from high above it ▪ Visitors can enjoy a bird s eye view of the area from the castle turrets. 2.) a general report or account of something, without many details ▪ a bird s eye view of recent research …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bird's eye maple — is a specific type of extinction exhibited by micas, especially muscovite under cross polarized light. It gives the mineral a pebbly appearance as it passes into extinction. This is caused when the grinding tools used to create petrographic… …   Wikipedia

  • Bird's-eye maple — Bird s eye ma ple See under {Maple}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird's-eye view — noun singular a good view of something from a high position: We had a bird s eye view of the action from the roof …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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