bird

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bird is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
bird

Plural
birds

A bird
A person giving the bird
  1. (countable) A bird is a warm-blooded animal that has feathers and wings and lays eggs. Most birds can fly.
    A sparrow is a bird and so is a penguin, even though it cannot fly.
  2. (uncountable) When you give someone the bird, you give a vulgar hand gesture where only the middle finger is up.
    While I was driving along the highway, someone turned into my lane suddenly, nearly causing an accident. I immediately gave him the bird to show my anger.
  3. (Asian) (slang) A bird is a penis.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
bird

Third-person singular
birds

Past tense
birded

Past participle
birded

Present participle
birding

  1. When you bird, you try to catch or shoot birds.
  2. When you bird, you look for wild birds in their natural home and try to identify them.
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