bevy

  • 1 Bevy — Bévy Bévy Ajouter une image Administration Pays France Région Bourgogne Département Côte d Or Arrondissement Dijon Canton …

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  • 2 Bévy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bévy País …

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  • 3 Bevy — Bev y, n.; pl. {Bevies}. [Perhaps orig. a drinking company, fr. OF. bev[ e]e (cf. It. beva) a drink, beverage; then, perh., a company in general, esp. of ladies; and last applied by sportsmen to larks, quails, etc. See {Beverage}.] 1. A company;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Bévy — is a commune in the Côte d Or department in eastern France.ee also*Communes of the Côte d Or department …

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  • 5 bevy — index assemblage, band Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 bevy — (n.) early 15c., collective noun of quails and ladies, from Anglo Fr. bevée, of unknown origin. One supposed definition of the word is a drinking bout, but this is perhaps a misprint of bever, from O.Fr. beivre (see BEVERAGE (Cf. beverage)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 bevy — [n] swarm assembly, band, bunch, cluster, collection, company, covey, crew, crowd, flight, flock, gathering, group, pack, party, troupe; concept 432 Ant. individual, one …

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  • 8 bevy — ► NOUN (pl. bevies) ▪ a large group of people or things. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 9 bevy — [bev′ē] n. pl. bevies [ME bevey < Anglo Fr bevée < OFr, a drinking bout < bevre: see BEVERAGE] 1. a group, esp. of girls or women 2. a flock: now said chiefly of quail 3. any group or collection SYN. GROUP …

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  • 10 Bévy — 47° 10′ 47″ N 4° 51′ 19″ E / 47.1797222222, 4.85527777778 …

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  • 11 bevy — UK [ˈbevɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bevy : singular bevy plural bevies often humorous a group of people or things of the same kind bevy of: a bevy of young women …

    English dictionary

  • 12 bevy — bev|y [ bevi ] noun count 1. ) OFTEN HUMOROUS a group of people or things of the same kind: bevy of: a bevy of young women 2. ) a group of some types of bird: a bevy of quail/larks …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 bevy — [[t]be̱vi[/t]] bevies N COUNT: usu sing, N of n A bevy of people is a group of people all together in one place. ...a bevy of little girls... He had made it his business to surround himself with a bevy of bright young officers. Syn: group …

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  • 14 bevy — bev|y [ˈbevi] n [singular] a large group of people of the same kind, especially girls or young women bevy of ▪ a bevy of beauties …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 bevy — noun (plural bevies) Etymology: Middle English bevey Date: 15th century 1. a large group or collection < a bevy of girls > 2. a group of animals and especially quail …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 bevy — /bev ee/, n., pl. bevies. 1. a group of birds, as larks or quail, or animals, as roebuck, in close association. 2. a large group or collection: a bevy of boisterous sailors. [1400 50; late ME bevey, of obscure orig.] Syn. 1. covey, flight; brood …

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  • 17 bevy — noun (C) a large group of people of the same kind, especially girls or young women (+ of): Tom swaggered in surrounded by a bevy of beauties …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 bevy — noun a bevy of Vegas headliners Syn: group, crowd, herd, flock, horde, army, galaxy, assemblage, throng, company, gathering, band, body, pack, covey; knot, cluster; informal bunch, gaggle, posse …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 bevy — bev•y [[t]ˈbɛv i[/t]] n. pl. bev•ies. 1) zool. a group of birds, as larks or quail, or animals, as roebuck, in close association 2) a large group or collection: a bevy of sailors[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME bevey, of obscure orig …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 bevy — /ˈbɛvi / (say bevee) noun (plural bevies) 1. a flock of birds, especially larks or quails. 2. a group, especially of girls or women. 3. a large number: a bevy of new companies. {Middle English bevey; origin uncertain} …

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