from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light cotton or woolen cloth used for making flags.
- n. Flags considered as a group.
- n. Strips of cloth or material usually in the colors of the national flag, used especially as drapery or streamers for festive decoration.
- n. Any of various birds of the family Fringillidae, having short, cone-shaped bills and brownish or grayish plumage.
- n. A snug-fitting, hooded sleeping bag of heavy material for infants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Strips of material used as festive decoration, especially in the colours of the national flag.
- n. A thin cloth of woven wool from which flags are made; it is light enough to spread in a gentle wind but resistant to fraying in a strong wind.
- n. Flags considered as a group.
- n. Any of various songbirds, mostly of the genus Emberiza, having short bills and brown or gray plumage.
- v. Present participle of bunt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidæ).
- n. A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships' signals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Short and thick-set.
- n. A short and thick-set person.
- n. The act of pushing, as with the horns or head; butting.
- n. A game among boys, played with sticks and a small piece of wood cut lengthwise.
- n. A large piece of timber; a heavy support for machinery or other structures.
- n. The act of swelling out, as a sail.
- n. Sifting.
- n. The popular name of a number of conirostral oscine passerine birds of the genus Emberiza and family Fringillidæ.
- n. By extension, a name given indefinitely and indiscriminately to a great number of emberizine and fringilline birds of all countries, and also to some birds not of the family Fringillidæ.
- n. A light woolen stuff very loosely woven.
- n. Flags, especially a vessel's flags, collectively.
- n. The common shrimp, Crangon vulgaris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
- n. any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
Though slightly ad hoc, the bunting is at least cheerful, and appears to be strung between ground-floor window-frames.
… Doesn't he know sacrifice bunting is a waste of time?
And in fact, statistically, pitchers bunting is the only way in which NL baseball is vastly different than AL baseball.
Patterson said he would bunt if his team needed a baserunner in a close game or if he was struggling, but added, "If I'm swinging the bat well, bunting is the last thing I'm thinking about."
It shows that bunting is becoming a lost art in baseball.
The canals were packed with gay barges, houses flaunted in bunting and floral decorations, and a festive air was prevalent in every quarter of the city.
He thought they resembled the European reed bunting, so drew from the Latin word for "rush," juncus, and that's how the junco got its name.
“This is the painted bunting, that is the swallow-tailed hawk.”
The defenses sometimes leaked, and the bunting was atrocious.
A bunting is a rather superior kind of sparrow -- a Lord
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