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bunt·ing 1

 (bŭn′tĭng)
n.
1. A light cotton, woolen, or synthetic cloth used for making flags.
2. Flags considered as a group.
3. Strips of cloth or material usually in the colors of the national flag, used especially as drapery or streamers for festive decoration.

[Perhaps from German bunt, colored.]

bunt·ing 2

 (bŭn′tĭng)
n.
1. Any of various birds of the family Emberizidae, having short, cone-shaped bills and brownish, yellowish, or grayish plumage.
2. Any of various similar birds of the family Cardinalidae, often with brightly colored plumage.

[Middle English.]

bunt·ing 3

 (bŭn′tĭng)
n.
A snug-fitting, hooded sleeping bag of heavy material for infants.

[Perhaps from Scots buntin, plump, short.]

bunting

(ˈbʌntɪŋ)
n
1. (Textiles) a coarse, loosely woven cotton fabric used for flags, etc
2. decorative flags, pennants, and streamers
3. (Nautical Terms) flags collectively, esp those of a boat
[C18: of unknown origin]

bunting

(ˈbʌntɪŋ)
n
(Animals) any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of the families Fringillidae (finches, etc) or Emberizidae, esp those of the genera Emberiza of the Old World and Passerina of North America. They all have short stout bills
[C13: of unknown origin]

Bunting

(ˈbʌntɪŋ)
n
(Biography) Basil. 1900–85, British poet, author of Briggflatts (1966)

bun•ting1

(ˈbʌn tɪŋ)

n.
1. a coarse, open fabric of worsted or cotton for flags, signals, etc.
2. patriotic and festive decorations made from such cloth, or from paper, usu. in the colors of the national flag.
3. flags, esp. a vessel's flags, collectively.
[1735–45]

bun•ting2

(ˈbʌn tɪŋ)

n.
any of various small, chiefly seed-eating songbirds of the subfamilies Cardinalinae and Emberizinae (family Emberizidae).
[1250–1300; Middle English; of obscure orig.]

bun•ting3

(ˈbʌn tɪŋ)

n.
a hooded sleeping garment for infants.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bunting - a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
indigo bird, indigo bunting, indigo finch, Passerina cyanea - small deep blue North American bunting
Emberiza hortulana, ortolan, ortolan bunting - brownish Old World bunting often eaten as a delicacy
Emberiza schoeniclus, reed bunting - European bunting inhabiting marshy areas
Emberiza citrinella, yellow bunting, yellowhammer - European bunting the male being bright yellow
Emberiza aureola, yellow-breasted bunting - common in Russia and Siberia
Translations
الدُّرسه: طائِر
praporvlajkosláva
flagguirlande
fáni, fánaskreyting
gatvių papuošalaivėliavos
karodziņi
vlajkosláva
kutlama bayrakları

bunting

1 [ˈbʌntɪŋ] N (Orn) → escribano m

bunting

2 [ˈbʌntɪŋ] N (= decoration) → banderitas fpl, empavesado m; (= cloth) → lanilla f

bunting

[ˈbʌntɪŋ] nbanderoles fpl, drapeaux mpl

bunting

1

bunting

2
n (= material)Fahnentuch nt; (= flags)bunte Fähnchen pl, → Wimpel pl

bunting

[ˈbʌntɪŋ] n (Naut) → gran pavese m; (in street) → bandierine fpl

bunting

(ˈbantiŋ) noun
flags for use in celebrations.
References in classic literature ?
The three men at her mast-head wore long streamers of narrow red bunting at their hats; from the stern, a whale-boat was suspended, bottom down; and hanging captive from the bowsprit was seen the long lower jaw of the last whale they had slain.
For the moment, they were chattering with parrots of all colours, and grave cockatoos, who seemed to meditate upon some philosophical problem, whilst brilliant red lories passed like a piece of bunting carried away by the breeze, papuans, with the finest azure colours, and in all a variety of winged things most charming to behold, but few eatable.
He has tossed in his hand squadrons of war-scarred three-deckers, and shredded out in mere sport the bunting of flags hallowed in the traditions of honour and glory.
The watch are taking down the extra awning; they are removing the bunting and the foot-lights.
Some stars, lilies, leopards, a crescent, a lion, an eagle, or other figure which came into credit God knows how, on an old rag of bunting, blowing in the wind on a fort at the ends of the earth, shall make the blood tingle under the rudest or the most conventional exterior.
It is quite possible that in many cases this spirited display of bunting by a city already surrendered was the outcome of the innocent informality of the American mind, but it is also undeniable thatin many it was a deliberate indication that the people "felt wicked.
In the windows of the houses also flags and bunting were displayed.
Well, I make Assorted Flutters for flags and bunting, and a superior grade of Rustles for ladies' silk gowns.
From Orwell to the Dart there was no port which did not send forth its little fleet, gay with streamer and bunting, as for a joyous festival.
Then the party moved on again, and after crossing a broad river on a ferry and passing many fine farm houses that were dome shaped and painted a pretty green color, they came in sight of a large building that was covered with flags and bunting.
During our different passages south of the Plata, I often towed astern a net made of bunting, and thus caught many curious animals.
Bitou carried a great bull on his shoulders; the water-wagtails, the warblers, and the buntings traverse the ocean.