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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
bird /bə:d/
  • danh từ
    • con chim
    • (thông tục) gã, thằng cha
      • a queer bird: thằng cha kỳ dị
    • (từ lóng) cô gái
    • a bird in the bush
      • điều mình không biết; điều không chắc chắn có
    • birds of a feather
      • những người giống tính nết nhau, những người cùng một giuộc
    • birds of a feather flock together
      • (tục ngữ) ngưu tầm ngưu, mã tầm mã
    • a bird in the hand
      • vật mình có chắc trong tay; điều mình chắc chắn
    • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
      • (tục ngữ) không nên thả mồi bắt bóng
    • bird of ill omen
      • người mang tin xấu
    • người không may, người gặp vận rủi
    • bird of passage
      • chim di trú; (nghĩa bóng) người nay đây mai đó
    • bird of peace
      • chim hoà bình, bồ câu
    • to get the bird
      • bị huýt sáo, bị la ó
    • bị đuổi đi
    • to give someone the bird
      • huýt sáo ai, la ó ai
    • đuổi ai, tống cổ ai đi
    • to kill two birds with one stone
      • một công đôi việc
    • little bird
      • người báo tin vô danh
    • old bird
      • (xem) old
Concise Dictionary
birds|birded|birdingbɜːd
noun
+warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
+the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
+informal terms for a (young) woman
+a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
+badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
verb
+watch and study birds in their natural habitat
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 a creature that is covered with feathers and has two wings and two legs. Most birds can fly: a bird's nest with two eggs in it + a species of bird + The area has a wealth of bird life. + More than a third of Britain's bird species need urgent protection.
See also - GAME BIRD, SEABIRD, SONGBIRD, WATERBIRD
2 (BrE, slang, sometimes offensive) a way of referring to a young woman
3 (informal) a person of a particular type, especially sb who is strange or unusual in some way: a wise old bird + She is that rare bird:
a politician with a social conscience.

Idioms: be (strictly) for the birds (informal) to not be important or practical
the bird has flown the wanted person has escaped
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (saying) it is better to keep sth that you already have than to risk losing it by trying to get much more
the birds and the bees (humorous) the basic facts about sex, especially as told to children
a bird's-eye view (of sth) a view of sth from a high position looking down: From the plane we had a bird's eye view of Manhattan.
birds of a feather (flock together) (saying) people of the same sort (are found together)
give sb / get the bird (informal)
1 (BrE) to shout at sb as a sign of disapproval; to be shouted at
2 (AmE) to make a rude sign at sb with your middle finger; to have this sign made at you
more at EARLY adj., KILL v., LITTLE adj.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

wild | exotic, rare | game | predatory | migratory | land, sea
(also
seabird
),
tropical, wading, woodland
Seabirds flocked above our heads.

QUANT.

flock

BIRD + VERB

flit, fly, glide, soar, swoop (down)
We watched a bird of prey swoop down on a mouse.
| flap its wings | flock | migrate
The birds migrate in September.
| chirp, sing, twitter, warble | peck
birds pecking at the corn
| build a nest, nest
birds nesting on the roof of the church
| breed, lay eggs | moult

BIRD + NOUN

call | sanctuary | life
an area with a very varied bird life
| watcher, watching

PHRASES

a bird of passage
(= a migratory bird),
a bird of prey
(= a predatory bird),
a breed/species/type of bird



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