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par·tridge

 (pär′trĭj)
n. pl. partridge or par·tridg·es
1. Any of various plump-bodied game birds of several genera in the family Phasianidae, native to Eurasia and Africa and introduced elsewhere.
2. Any of several game birds, such as the ruffed grouse or the bobwhite, similar to a partridge.

[Middle English partrich, from Old French perdriz, alteration of perdis, from Latin perdīx, from Greek; see perd- in Indo-European roots.]

partridge

(ˈpɑːtrɪdʒ)
n, pl -tridges or -tridge
1. (Animals) any of various small Old World gallinaceous game birds of the genera Perdix, Alectoris, etc, esp P. perdix (common or European partridge): family Phasianidae (pheasants)
2. (Animals) US and Canadian any of various other gallinaceous birds, esp the bobwhite and ruffed grouse
[C13: from Old French perdriz, from Latin perdix, from Greek]

Partridge

(ˈpɑːtrɪdʒ)
n
(Biography) Eric (Honeywood). 1894–1979, British lexicographer, born in New Zealand; author of works on English usage, idiom, slang, and etymology

par•tridge

(ˈpɑr trɪdʒ)

n., pl. -tridg•es, (esp. collectively) -tridge.
1. any of various rotund, orig. Old World gallinaceous birds of the pheasant family, esp. Perdix perdix, widely introduced in North America.
2. any game bird resembling the partridge, as the ruffed grouse or bobwhite.
[1250–1300; Middle English partrich, pertrich < Middle French pertris, variant of perdris, Old French perd(r)iz < Latin perdix < Greek pérdix]

Par•tridge

(ˈpɑr trɪdʒ)

n.
Eric (Honeywood), 1894–1979, British lexicographer, born in New Zealand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partridge - flesh of either quail or grousepartridge - flesh of either quail or grouse  
wildfowl - flesh of any of a number of wild game birds suitable for food
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
2.partridge - heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birdspartridge - heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
family Tinamidae, Tinamidae - comprising the tinamous
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
3.partridge - small Old World gallinaceous game birds
phasianid - a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
Alectoris ruffa, red-legged partridge - common western European partridge with red legs
Alectoris graeca, Greek partridge, rock partridge - of mountainous areas of southern Europe
mountain partridge, mountain quail, Oreortyx picta palmeri - California partridge; slightly larger than the California quail
covey - a small flock of grouse or partridge
4.partridge - a popular North American game birdpartridge - a popular North American game bird; named for its call
Colinus, genus Colinus - New World quail: the bobwhites
Colinus virginianus, northern bobwhite - a favorite game bird of eastern and central United States
quail - small gallinaceous game birds
5.partridge - valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canadapartridge - valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
Bonasa, genus Bonasa - ruffed grouse

partridge

noun
Related words
collective noun covey
Translations
яребица
perdiu
koroptev
agerhøne
RebhuhnFeldhuhn
peltopyypunapyy
jarebicaskvržulja
fogoly
akurhænsn
ヨーロッパヤマウズラ
자고
perdix
kurapka
potârniche
jarabica
jerebica
jаребица
rapphöna
นกกระทา
çilkeklikkeklik
сiрая курiпка
gà gô

partridge

[ˈpɑːtrɪdʒ] N (partridges or partridge (pl)) → perdiz f

partridge

[ˈpɑːrtrɪdʒ] n (= bird) → perdrix fpart-time [ˌpɑːrtˈtaɪm]
adj [job, work, staff, worker] → à temps partiel
a part-time job → un travail à temps partiel
adv [work, study] → à temps partiel
She works part-time → Elle travaille à temps partiel.part-timer [ˌpɑːrtˈtaɪmər] nemployé(e) m/f à temps partielpart way part-way [ˌpɑːrtˈweɪ] adven partie
part way through → en cours de route
She interrupted him part way through → Elle l'a interrompu en cours de route.
part way through sth → en cours de qch
They are only part-way through the process of improving services → Ils ne sont qu'en cours de processus d'amélioration des services.
Local authorities will run out of money part way through the financial year → Les autorités locales auront épuisé leurs ressources en cours d'année fiscale.
part way up
She was on the hillside, part way up → Elle était à flanc de colline, à quelque distance du sommet.
to go part way to doing sth → contribuer en partie à faire qch

partridge

nRebhuhn nt

partridge

[ˈpɑːtrɪdʒ] npernice f

partridge

حَجَلٌ koroptev agerhøne Rebhuhn πέρδικα perdiz peltopyy perdrix jarebica pernice ヨーロッパヤマウズラ 자고 patrijs rapphøne kuropatwa perdiz куропатка rapphöna นกกระทา keklik gà gô 山鹑
References in classic literature ?
A partridge, indeed, with a brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not to be afraid.
The partridge loves peas, but not those that go with her into the pot.
Partridge, the lady I have always resided with when in Bath, would be most happy to shew you any attentions, and would be the very person for you to go into public with.
Quite an elegant dish of fish; the kidney-end of a loin of veal, roasted; fried sausage-meat; a partridge, and a pudding.
Thou mayst, I think, succeed in taking her from her Saxon friends, but how thou wilt rescue her afterwards from the clutches of Bois-Guilbert seems considerably more doubtful He is a falcon well accustomed to pounce on a partridge, and to hold his prey fast.
I pass my life with my wife, children, and friends; my pursuits are hunting and fishing, but I keep neither hawks nor greyhounds, nothing but a tame partridge or a bold ferret or two; I have six dozen or so of books, some in our mother tongue, some Latin, some of them history, others devotional; those of chivalry have not as yet crossed the threshold of my door; I am more given to turning over the profane than the devotional, so long as they are books of honest entertainment that charm by their style and attract and interest by the invention they display, though of these there are very few in Spain.
Rose was like a plump partridge attracting the knife of a gourmet.
Soon after, making a considerable disturbance amid the vast silence of the night, the clock lifted up its voice, whined for a while like a partridge, and then eleven times hooted like a cuckoo.
He observed that the butchers stalls contained neither mutton, goat, nor pork; and, knowing also that it is a sacrilege to kill cattle, which are preserved solely for farming, he made up his mind that meat was far from plentiful in Yokohama-- nor was he mistaken; and, in default of butcher's meat, he could have wished for a quarter of wild boar or deer, a partridge, or some quails, some game or fish, which, with rice, the Japanese eat almost exclusively.
he resumed; "what a fine plain for partridge shooting.
Go water thy flowers, and think no more of these Athenian caitiffs, whom the Minotaur shall as certainly eat up for breakfast as I will eat a partridge for my supper.
I have told Farquhar to put a brace of partridge into the carriage.