a stupid, foolish, or scatterbrained person.
a cage for confining birds. something that resembles a birdcage in form. Slang. the airspace over an airport, together with the airplanes in it. Contemporary Examples Hollywood’s Evolving Heart: How Movies Grew to Love Gays Teo Bugbee May 27, 2014 How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars Tim Teeman August 12, 2014 Historical […]
a sound made by a bird. a sound imitating that of a bird. a device used to imitate the sound of a bird. Historical Examples The King of Ireland’s Son Padraic Colum The School of Recreation (1696 edition) Robert Howlett Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer Rena I. Halsey Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme An American […]
any of several species of cherry, especially Prunus padus (European bird cherry) of Europe and Asia, and P. pensylvanica (pin cherry) of the U.S. the fruit of any such tree, for which birds have a particular liking. Historical Examples Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy […]