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 for Bird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bird \Bird\ (b[~e]rd), v. i.
     1. To catch or shoot birds.
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     2. Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve. [R.] --B.
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     3. to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for
        enjoyment; to birdwatch.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bird \Bird\ (b[~e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird,
     bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.]
     1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a
        nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
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              That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird. --Shak.
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              The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
                                                    (Matt. viii.
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     2. (Zool.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with
        wings. See Aves.
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     3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
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     4. Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
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              And by my word! the bonny bird
              In danger shall not tarry.            --Campbell.
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     Arabian bird, the phenix.
     Bird of Jove, the eagle.
     Bird of Juno, the peacock.
     Bird louse (Zool.), a wingless insect of the group
        Mallophaga, of which the genera and species are very
        numerous and mostly parasitic upon birds. -- Bird mite
        (Zool.), a small mite (genera Dermanyssus,
        Dermaleichus and allies) parasitic upon birds. The
        species are numerous.
     Bird of passage, a migratory bird.
     Bird spider (Zool.), a very large South American spider
        ({Mygale avicularia). It is said sometimes to capture and
        kill small birds.
     Bird tick (Zool.), a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds
        (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), usually winged.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by
           feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
      2: the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
         [syn: bird, fowl]
      3: informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll,
         wench, skirt, chick, bird]
      4: a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn:
         boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing,
         razz, snort, bird]
      5: badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber
         with a crown of feathers [syn: shuttlecock, bird,
         birdie, shuttle]
      v 1: watch and study birds in their natural habitat [syn:
           bird, birdwatch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "bird":
     Bronx cheer, Jane, atomic warhead, avifauna, baby bird, bastard,
     biddy, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night,
     bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, bitch, boo,
     broad, bugger, cage bird, cat, catcall, chap, character, chick,
     cygnet, dame, diving bird, doll, dove, duck, eagle, eaglet, feller,
     fellow, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl,
     fruit-eating bird, fulmar, game bird, guided missile, guy, hen,
     hiss, hoot, insect-eating bird, jasper, joker, lad, migrant,
     migratory bird, minx, missile, nestling, nuclear warhead,
     oscine bird, owl, passerine bird, payload, peacock, peafowl,
     peahen, perching bird, pigeon, pooh, pooh-pooh, ratite, razz,
     rocket, sea bird, seed-eating bird, shore bird, skirt, songbird,
     squab, storm petrel, stormy petrel, stud, swan,
     thermonuclear warhead, tomato, torpedo, wading bird, war rocket,
     warbler, warhead, water bird, waterfowl, wench, wildfowl

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Birds are divided in the Mosaic law into two classes, (1) the
     clean (Lev. 1:14-17; 5:7-10; 14:4-7), which were offered in
     sacrifice; and (2) the unclean (Lev. 11:13-20). When offered in
     sacrifice, they were not divided as other victims were (Gen.
     15:10). They are mentioned also as an article of food (Deut.
     14:11). The art of snaring wild birds is referred to (Ps. 124:7;
     Prov. 1:17; 7:23; Jer. 5:27). Singing birds are mentioned in Ps.
     104:12; Eccl. 12:4. Their timidity is alluded to (Hos. 11:11).
     The reference in Ps. 84:3 to the swallow and the sparrow may be
     only a comparison equivalent to, "What her house is to the
     sparrow, and her nest to the swallow, that thine altars are to
     my soul."

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