American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A migratory bird.
- n. A person who moves from place to place frequently.
- n. A migratory bird, especially a passage migrant.
- n. figuratively Someone passing through; an itinerant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a migratory bird.
- n. any bird that migrates seasonally
- n. someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
- After Middle French oiseau de passage. (Wiktionary)
“(Heb. chasidah), a large bird of passage of the heron family.”
“The pewit, or black cap flycatcher, of Catesby, is the first bird of passage which appears in the spring in Pennsylvania, which is generally about the first, or”
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
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An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
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Specific use of the word bird to describe those featherless bipeds with the broad nails. (From Plato's description of man. See chicken.)
Phrases and figures of speech in which birds are featured. Or feathers. Or such like.
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