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stork

 (stôrk)
n.
Any of various large wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long straight bill.

[Middle English, from Old English storc; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

stork

(stɔːk)
n
1. (Animals) any large wading bird of the family Ciconiidae, chiefly of warm regions of the Old World, having very long legs and a long stout pointed bill, and typically having a white-and-black plumage: order Ciconiiformes
2. (Breeds) (sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon resembling the fairy swallow
[Old English storc; related to Old High German storah, Old Norse storkr, Old English stearc stiff; from the stiff appearance of its legs; see stark]

stork

(stɔrk)

n., pl. storks, (esp. collectively) stork.
any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and bill.
[before 900; Old English storc, c. Old High German stor(a)h, Old Norse storkr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumagestork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Ciconia ciconia, white stork - the common stork of Europe; white with black wing feathers and a red bill
black stork, Ciconia nigra - Old World stork that is glossy black above and white below
adjutant bird, adjutant stork, Leptoptilus dubius, adjutant - large Indian stork with a military gait
Leptoptilus crumeniferus, marabou, marabou stork, marabout - large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments
openbill - stork with a grooved bill whose upper and lower parts touch only at the base and tip
Jabiru mycteria, jabiru - large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, saddlebill, jabiru - large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle
black-necked stork, jabiru, policeman bird, Xenorhyncus asiaticus - large mostly white Australian stork
flinthead, Mycteria americana, wood ibis, wood stork - an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
Translations
لَقلاق
čáp
stork
cikonio
toonekurg
haikara
roda
gólya
storkur
ciconia
gandras
stārķis
bocian
štorklja
stork

stork

[stɔːk] Ncigüeña f

stork

[ˈstɔːrk] ncigogne f

stork

nStorch m

stork

[stɔːk] ncicogna

stork

(stoːk) noun
a type of wading bird with long beak, neck and legs.
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When the fire to the onthedownburninghouseresting Stork's Nest reached, flew the parent Storks away.
When the people saw the Hazel-nut child they were much astonished, and took him with the stork to the King of the country.
And let no one fancy that the author was at all astray when he compared the friendship of these animals to that of men; for men have received many lessons from beasts, and learned many important things, as, for example, the clyster from the stork, vomit and gratitude from the dog, watchfulness from the crane, foresight from the ant, modesty from the elephant, and loyalty from the horse.
Over their roof-trees there murmur elms and chestnuts; the sun has sunk to his rest; a stork is roosting on the gable; and all is beautifully poetic and touching.
While the village praised the perspicacity of the Governor, a naked, pock-marked child strode forward to the earth, and stood on one leg, unconcerned as a young stork.
Bird life was abundant, especially the wading birds, stork, heron, and ibis gathering in little groups, blue, scarlet, and white, upon every log which jutted from the bank, while beneath us the crystal water was alive with fish of every shape and color.
So they sat down upon the bank and gazed wistfully at the Scarecrow until a Stork flew by, who, upon seeing them, stopped to rest at the water's edge.
The other, after a conscientious effort to build a terrestrial paradise out of the same materials, with the addition of a "grave and stately stork," spoils it all by blundering upon the ghastly truth at the last.
With them he trapped a Stork that had fractured his leg in the net and was earnestly beseeching the Farmer to spare his life.
As he spoke he raised his arbalest to his shoulder and was about to pull the trigger, when a large gray stork flapped heavily into view skimming over the brow of the hill, and then soaring up into the air to pass the valley.
One morning, when a windy golden sunrise was billowing over the gulf in waves of light, a certain weary stork flew over the bar of Four Winds Harbor on his way from the Land of Evening Stars.
Then wheeling about again, towards a gentleman with the neck of a stork and the legs of no animal in particular, Ralph introduced him as the Honourable Mr Snobb; and a white-headed person at the table as Colonel Chowser.