bird

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɜːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɝd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bûrd)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bird

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [song, game, flightless, wading] bird
  2. [a protected, an endangered, a rare] bird
  3. a [migratory, domestic] bird
  4. a bird of [paradise, prey]
  5. like a caged bird
  6. is the [state, national] bird
  7. have a pet bird
  8. a bird is [chirping, singing, cawing]
  9. the birds [flew, soared] overhead
  10. the birds were migrating [south, for the winter]
  11. would like to fly like a bird
  12. birds [in the sky, on the wing]
  13. the [sky, tree] is filled with birds
  14. [track, spot, observe, watch] birds
  15. [pluck, shoot, eat] a bird
  16. always [best, wise] to have a bird in the hand
  17. kill two birds with one stone
  18. birds of a feather flock together
  19. a little bird told me (that)
  20. [flipped, gave] him the bird
  21. (talk to him about) the birds and the bees
  22. slang, UK: met this bird the other night
n as adj
  1. [has, is suffering from] bird flu
  2. has the bird (flu) virus
  3. a bird's nest
  4. a bird [feeder, table, house, cage, bath, seed, dog]
  5. bird [species, guide, call, spotter]
  6. slang: you bird brain!
v
  1. birding in [Canada, the forest]
  2. birded all over
  3. birded around the [forest, country]
  4. birded along the [river, lake, forest]
adv
  1. the bird feeder is squirrel proof
  2. a squirrel-proof birdfeeder
'bird' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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