American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion.
- n. A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of sundry large birds, of the order Raptores, which have the head and neck more or less bare of feathers, the beak and claws less powerful than in most birds of prey, and which feed largely or wholly upon carrion. They for the most part inhabit warm countries. Birds of this description are found both in the Old World and in the New; and, misled by superficial appearances and general habits, naturalists have applied the name to membersof dilferentsuborders.
- n. Figuratively, one who or that which resembles a vulture, especially in rapacity or in the thirst for prey.
- n. The Vultur monachus.
- n. Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
- n. colloquial A person who profits from the suffering of others.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family
- n. someone who attacks in search of booty
- n. any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
- From Latin vultur, voltur. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French voltour, from Latin vultur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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