birdie


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bird·ie

 (bûr′dē)
n.
1. Informal A small bird.
2. Sports
a. One stroke under par for a hole in golf.
tr.v. bird·ied, bird·ie·ing, bird·ies Sports
To shoot (a hole in golf) in one stroke under par.

birdie

(ˈbɜːdɪ)
n
1. (Golf) golf a score of one stroke under par for a hole
2. informal a bird, esp a small bird
vb
(Golf) (tr) golf to play (a hole) in one stroke under par

bird•ie

(ˈbɜr di)

n., v. bird•ied, bird•ie•ing. n.
1. a small bird.
2. a score of one stroke under par on a golf hole.
3. a shuttlecock.
v.t.
4. to make a birdie on (a golf hole).
[1785–95]

birdie

- The golf term birdie is a diminutive of bird, "first-rate thing," as it is one stroke under par for a hole.
See also related terms for par.

birdie


Past participle: birdied
Gerund: birdieing

Imperative
birdie
birdie
Present
I birdie
you birdie
he/she/it birdies
we birdie
you birdie
they birdie
Preterite
I birdied
you birdied
he/she/it birdied
we birdied
you birdied
they birdied
Present Continuous
I am birdieing
you are birdieing
he/she/it is birdieing
we are birdieing
you are birdieing
they are birdieing
Present Perfect
I have birdied
you have birdied
he/she/it has birdied
we have birdied
you have birdied
they have birdied
Past Continuous
I was birdieing
you were birdieing
he/she/it was birdieing
we were birdieing
you were birdieing
they were birdieing
Past Perfect
I had birdied
you had birdied
he/she/it had birdied
we had birdied
you had birdied
they had birdied
Future
I will birdie
you will birdie
he/she/it will birdie
we will birdie
you will birdie
they will birdie
Future Perfect
I will have birdied
you will have birdied
he/she/it will have birdied
we will have birdied
you will have birdied
they will have birdied
Future Continuous
I will be birdieing
you will be birdieing
he/she/it will be birdieing
we will be birdieing
you will be birdieing
they will be birdieing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been birdieing
you have been birdieing
he/she/it has been birdieing
we have been birdieing
you have been birdieing
they have been birdieing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been birdieing
you will have been birdieing
he/she/it will have been birdieing
we will have been birdieing
you will have been birdieing
they will have been birdieing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been birdieing
you had been birdieing
he/she/it had been birdieing
we had been birdieing
you had been birdieing
they had been birdieing
Conditional
I would birdie
you would birdie
he/she/it would birdie
we would birdie
you would birdie
they would birdie
Past Conditional
I would have birdied
you would have birdied
he/she/it would have birdied
we would have birdied
you would have birdied
they would have birdied

birdie

One under par for a hole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birdie - (golf) a score of one stroke under par on a holebirdie - (golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
2.birdie - badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathersbirdie - badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
badminton equipment - equipment for playing the game of badminton
Verb1.birdie - shoot in one stroke under parbirdie - shoot in one stroke under par  
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
Translations

birdie

[ˈbɜːdɪ]
A. N
1. (Golf) → birdie m, menos uno m
2. (baby talk) → pajarito m
watch the birdie! (Phot) → ¡mira el pajarito!
B. VT (Golf) to birdie a holehacer birdie or uno bajo par en un hoyo

birdie

[ˈbɜːrdi]
n (GOLF)birdie m
to get a birdie → faire un birdie
vt (GOLF) to birdie a hole → faire un birdiebird of paradise n
(= bird) → oiseau m de paradis
(= flower) → fleur f oiseau de paradisbird of passage n (= person) → oiseau m de passagebird of prey noiseau m de proiebird sanctuary nréserve f ornithologiquebird's-eye view [ˈbɜːrdzaɪ] nvue f à vol d'oiseau, vue f d'ensemble
a bird's-eye view of Paris
BUT Paris vu d'avion.bird's nest nnid m d'oiseau, nid m d'oiseaux

birdie

n
(inf)Vögelchen nt; watch the birdiegleich kommts Vögelchen raus!
(Golf) → Birdie nt
vt (Golf) to birdie a holeein Birdie spielen
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Rare pars did follow on the 13th before Montgomerie restored normal service with a birdie from 25 feet on the 14th.
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