from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
- n. A person who profits from the suffering of others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidæ.
from The 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.
- n. Figuratively, one who or that which resembles a vulture, especially in rapacity or in the thirst for prey.
- n. The Vultur monachus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
They carry extra feed for some of the animals and leftover meat from a local butcher to stock what they call the vulture restaurant
I don't think being a vulture is a quality we should value in a President. neverobama
But Mitt Romney and Bain Capital were involved with what I call vulture capitalism.
But you couldn't walk past a black vulture, particularly since a black vulture is a rarity.
Horrigan reports that "the freshness-expiration date on a dead and dangling vulture is about a month".
In the world of business, venture capitalism, for instance, is often referred to as "vulture capitalism."
The "bad guy" in Horton, a vulture, is voiced by Will Arnett, an American actor imitating a Russian speaking English.
The slender-billed vulture is one of several vulture species in Asia that have been driven to the brink of extinction across its entire range due to Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug used for cattle that is highly toxic to vultures.
I do not believe that every vulture is a maladjusted nightingale.
The firms they run are sometimes described as vulture funds that manage