birr

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birr 1

 (bûr)
n.
1. A whirring sound.
2. Strong forward momentum; driving force.
intr.v. birred, birr·ing, birrs
To make a whirring sound.

[Middle English bir, favorable wind, from Old Norse byrr; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

birr 2

 (bîr)
n. pl. birr or birrs
See Table at currency.

[Amharic bərr, silver, silver taler bearing the portrait of Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa (used as currency throughout East Africa and the Indian Ocean region until recent times), birr; see brr in Semitic roots.]

birr

(bɜː)
vb
to make or cause to make a whirring sound
n
1. a whirring sound
2. force, as of wind
3. vigour; energy
[Old English byre storm, related to Old Norse byrr favourable wind]

birr

(bɜː)
n
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Ethiopia, divided into 100 cents
[C20: from Amharic]

birr

(bɪər)

n., pl. birr.
the basic monetary unit of Ethiopia.

birr


Past participle: birred
Gerund: birring

Imperative
birr
birr
Present
I birr
you birr
he/she/it birrs
we birr
you birr
they birr
Preterite
I birred
you birred
he/she/it birred
we birred
you birred
they birred
Present Continuous
I am birring
you are birring
he/she/it is birring
we are birring
you are birring
they are birring
Present Perfect
I have birred
you have birred
he/she/it has birred
we have birred
you have birred
they have birred
Past Continuous
I was birring
you were birring
he/she/it was birring
we were birring
you were birring
they were birring
Past Perfect
I had birred
you had birred
he/she/it had birred
we had birred
you had birred
they had birred
Future
I will birr
you will birr
he/she/it will birr
we will birr
you will birr
they will birr
Future Perfect
I will have birred
you will have birred
he/she/it will have birred
we will have birred
you will have birred
they will have birred
Future Continuous
I will be birring
you will be birring
he/she/it will be birring
we will be birring
you will be birring
they will be birring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been birring
you have been birring
he/she/it has been birring
we have been birring
you have been birring
they have been birring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been birring
you will have been birring
he/she/it will have been birring
we will have been birring
you will have been birring
they will have been birring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been birring
you had been birring
he/she/it had been birring
we had been birring
you had been birring
they had been birring
Conditional
I would birr
you would birr
he/she/it would birr
we would birr
you would birr
they would birr
Past Conditional
I would have birred
you would have birred
he/she/it would have birred
we would have birred
you would have birred
they would have birred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birr - the basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents
Ethiopian monetary unit - monetary unit in Ethiopia
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
2.birr - sound of something in rapid motion; "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.birr - make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"