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bird/ˈbɚd/noun
pluralbirds
bird
/ˈbɚd/
noun
pluralbirds
Learner's definition of BIRD  
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: an animal that has wings and is covered with feathers
— see color picture on this pagesee also bird of paradise, bird of passage, bird of prey
informal  : person
— see also rare bird
British, informal + sometimes offensive  : girl

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

◊ The expression a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush means that it is better to hold onto something you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.

(as) free as a bird

— see 1free

birds of a feather flock together

— see 1feather

for the birds

informal
: worthless or ridiculous

give (someone) the bird

informal
US 
orflip (someone) the bird
: to make an offensive gesture at someone by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down
British  : to loudly shout at, laugh at, or boo someone (such as a performer) in order to show disapproval

kill two birds with one stone

— see 1kill

the birds and the bees

informal + humorous
: the facts about sex that are told to children

the early bird catches/gets the worm

— see 2early
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