kingfisher
noun Date: 15th century any of numerous nonpasserine birds (family Alcedinidae) that are usually crested and bright-colored with a short tail and a long stout sharp bill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kingfisher — (engl.: Eisvogel) bezeichnet: Unternehmen Kingfisher plc, internationaler Einzelhandelskonzern, gegenwärtig auf Baumärkte spezialisiert die zum indischen United Breweries Limited Konzern (UBL) gehörende: Fluggesellschaft Kingfisher Airlines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kingfisher — (англ. зимородок): Kingfisher (компания)  британская компания ретейлер. Kingfisher (торговая марка)  пивная торговая марка. См. также Kingfisher Airlines  индийская авиакомпания. Kingfisher Red  индийская лоукост… …   Википедия

  • Kingfisher — Kingfisher, OK U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 4380 Housing Units (2000): 1935 Land area (2000): 4.136420 sq. miles (10.713277 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.136420 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kingfisher — King fish er (k[i^]ng f[i^]sh [ e]r), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of birds constituting the family {Alcedinid[ae]}. Most of them feed upon fishes which they capture by diving and seizing them with the beak; others feed only upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kingfisher — (n.) mid 15c., originally king s fisher, for obscure reasons; see KING (Cf. king) + FISHER (Cf. fisher) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kingfisher — ► NOUN ▪ a colourful bird with a large head and long sharp beak which dives to catch fish in streams, ponds, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • kingfisher — [kiŋ′fish΄ər] n. [ME kyngys fyschare, lit., king s fisher] any of a family (Alcedinidae) of coraciiform birds, usually having bright coloration, a large, crested head, a large, strong beak, and a short tail: most species dive for fish …   English World dictionary

  • Kingfisher — Taxobox name = Kingfishers image caption = Belted Kingfisher ( Ceryle alcyon ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes subordo = Alcedines subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = Alcedinidae Halcyonidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Kingfisher — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Kingfisher », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Kingfisher est le nom anglais du martin… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kingfisher — /king fish euhr/, n. any of numerous fish or insect eating birds of the family Alcedinidae that have a large head and a long, stout bill and are usually crested and brilliantly colored. [1400 50; KING + FISHER; r. king s fisher, late ME kinges… …   Universalium

  • kingfisher — UK [ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃə(r)] / US [ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃər] noun [countable] Word forms kingfisher : singular kingfisher plural kingfishers a blue and orange bird that lives near water and eats fish …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”