Sparrow



noun
1.
any of numerous American finches of the family Emberizinae.
Compare chipping sparrow, song sparrow.
2.
any member of the Old World genus Passer, formerly thought to be closely related to the weaverbirds but now placed in their own family, Passeridae.
3.
British. the house sparrow.
4.
any of several other unrelated small birds.
Compare Java sparrow, hedge sparrow.
5.
(initial capital letter) Military. a 12-foot (4-meter), all-weather, radar-guided U.S. air-to-air missile with an 88-pound (40-kg) high-explosive warhead.
noun
1.
any weaverbird of the genus Passer and related genera, esp the house sparrow, having a brown or grey plumage and feeding on seeds or insects
2.
(US & Canadian) any of various North American finches, such as the chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina), that have a dullish streaked plumage

Mentioned among the offerings made by the very poor. Two sparrows were sold for a farthing (Matt. 10:29), and five for two farthings (Luke 12:6). The Hebrew word thus rendered is _tsippor_, which properly denotes the whole family of small birds which feed on grain (Lev. 14:4; Ps. 84:3; 102:7). The Greek word of the New Testament is _strouthion_ (Matt. 10:29-31), which is thus correctly rendered.

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