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. bird, vertebrate, craniate
usage: warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
2. bird, fowl, meat
usage: the flesh of a bird or fowl used as food
3. dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille
usage: informal terms for a woman
4. boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird, cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation
usage: a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
5. shuttlecock, bird, birdie, shuttle, badminton equipment
usage: badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
1. any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg.
2. a fowl or game bird.
a. See clay pigeon.
b. a shuttlecock.
4. Slang.a person, esp. one having some peculiarity: He''s a queer bird.
5. Informal.an aircraft, spacecraft, or guided missile.
6. Cookery.a thin piece of meat, poultry, or fish rolled around a stuffing and braised: veal birds.
7. Southern U.S. a bobwhite.
8. Chiefly Brit. Slang.a girl or young woman.
9. Archaic.the young of any fowl.
10. a little bird, Informal.a secret source of information: A little bird told me that today is your birthday.
11. bird in the hand, a thing possessed in fact as opposed to a thing about which one speculates: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Also,bird in hand.
12. birds of a feather, people with interests, opinions, or backgrounds in common: Birds of a feather flock together.
13. eat like a bird, to eat sparingly: She couldn''t understand why she failed to lose weight when she was, as she said, eating like a bird.
14. for the birds, Slang.useless or worthless; not to be taken seriously: Their opinions on art are for the birds. That pep rally is for the birds.
15. kill two birds with one stone, to achieve two aims with a single effort: She killed two birds with one stone by shopping and visiting the museum on the same trip.
16. the bird, Slang.
a. disapproval, as of a performance, by hissing, booing, etc.: He got the bird when he came out on stage.
b. scoffing or ridicule: He was trying to be serious, but we all gave him the bird.
c. an obscene gesture of contempt made by raising the middle finger.
17. the birds and the bees, basic information about sex and reproduction: It was time to talk to the boy about the birds and the bees.
1. hand, manus, mitt, paw, extremity
usage: the extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
2. hired hand, hand, hired man, laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack
usage: a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
3. handwriting, hand, script, writing
usage: something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
4. hand, ability, power
usage: ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
5. hand, side
usage: a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand"
6. hand, deal, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
usage: the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn''t hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
7. hand, side
usage: one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
8. hand, pointer
usage: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
9. hand, handbreadth, handsbreadth
usage: a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"
10. hand, sailor, crewman
usage: a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
11. bridge player, hand, card player
usage: a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
12. hand, applause, hand clapping, clapping
usage: a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
13. hand, forepaw
usage: terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates ; "the kangaroo''s forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield Union
14. hand, helping hand, aid, assist, assistance, help
1. the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb.
2. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates.
3. a terminal prehensile part, as the chela of a crustacean, or, in falconry, the foot of a falcon.
4. something resembling a hand in shape or function, as various types of pointers: the hands of a clock.
5. index .
6. a person employed in manual labor or for general duties; worker; laborer: a factory hand; a ranch hand.
7. a person who performs or is capable of performing a specific work, skill, or action: a real hand at geometry.
8. skill; workmanship; characteristic touch: a painting that shows a master''s hand.
9. a person, with reference to ability or skill: He was a poor hand at running a business.
10. a member of a ship''s crew: All hands on deck!
11. Often, hands. possession or power; control, custody, or care: to have someone''s fate in one''s hands.
12. a position, esp. one of control, used for bargaining, negotiating, etc.: an action to strengthen one''s hand.
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