bird
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English brid, bird, from Old English bridd Date: before 12th century 1. archaic the young of a feathered vertebrate 2. any of a class (Aves) of warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by having the body more or less completely covered with feathers and the forelimbs modified as wings 3. a game bird 4. clay pigeon 5. a. fellow b. a peculiar person c. chiefly British girl 6. shuttlecock 7. chiefly British a. a hissing or jeering sound expressive of disapproval b. dismissal from employment 8. a thin piece of meat rolled up with stuffing and cooked 9. a man-made object (as an aircraft, rocket, or satellite) that resembles a bird especially by flying or being aloft 10. an obscene gesture of contempt made by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers down — usually used with the; called also finger 11. birdie 2 • birdlike adjective II. intransitive verb Date: 1918 to observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment

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