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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bird /ˈbɝd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bird v. i.
 1. To catch or shoot birds.
 2. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bird n.
 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
    That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird.   --Shak.
    The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.   --Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20).
 2. Zool. A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
 3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
 4. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
 And by my word! the bonny bird
 In danger shall not tarry.   --Campbell.
 Arabian bird, the phenix.
 Bird of Jove, the eagle.
 Bird of Juno, the peacock.
 Bird louse Zool., a wingless insect of the group Mallophaga, of which the genera and species are very numerous and mostly parasitic upon birds. -- Bird mite Zool., a small mite (genera Dermanyssus, Dermaleichus and allies) parasitic upon birds. The species are numerous.
 Bird of passage, a migratory bird.
 Bird spider Zool., a very large South American spider (Mygale avicularia). It is said sometimes to capture and kill small birds.
 Bird tick Zool., a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), usually winged.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by
           feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
      2: the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
         [syn: fowl]
      3: informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll, wench,
          skirt, chick]
      4: a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn:
          boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing,
      5: badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber
         with a crown of feathers [syn: shuttlecock, birdie, shuttle]
      v : watch and study birds in their natural habitat [syn: birdwatch]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Birds are divided in the Mosaic law into two classes, (1) the
    clean (Lev. 1:14-17; 5:7-10; 14:4-7), which were offered in
    sacrifice; and (2) the unclean (Lev. 11:13-20). When offered in
    sacrifice, they were not divided as other victims were (Gen.
    15:10). They are mentioned also as an article of food (Deut.
    14:11). The art of snaring wild birds is referred to (Ps. 124:7;
    Prov. 1:17; 7:23; Jer. 5:27). Singing birds are mentioned in Ps.
    104:12; Eccl. 12:4. Their timidity is alluded to (Hos. 11:11).
    The reference in Ps. 84:3 to the swallow and the sparrow may be
    only a comparison equivalent to, "What her house is to the
    sparrow, and her nest to the swallow, that thine altars are to
    my soul."