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spar·row

 (spăr′ō)
n.
1. Any of various small birds of the family Emberizidae, having brownish or grayish plumage and found throughout the Americas, such as the song sparrow.
2. Any of various birds of the family Passeridae, especially the house sparrow.
3. Any of various similar birds of other families, such as the Java sparrow.

[Middle English sparowe, from Old English spearwa.]

sparrow

(ˈspærəʊ)
n
1. (Animals) any weaverbird of the genus Passer and related genera, esp the house sparrow, having a brown or grey plumage and feeding on seeds or insects
2. (Animals) US and Canadian any of various North American finches, such as the chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina), that have a dullish streaked plumage
[Old English spearwa; related to Old Norse spörr, Old High German sparo]
ˈsparrow-ˌlike adj

spar•row

(ˈspær oʊ)

n.
1. any of numerous small New World songbirds of the subfamily Emberizinae (family Emberizidae), typically dull gray-brown with plain or streaked breasts of a lighter color, as the chipping sparrow and song sparrow.
2. any of various similar songbirds of the Old World family Passeridae, as the house sparrow.
[before 900; Middle English sparowe, Old English spearwa, c. Middle High German sparwe, Old Norse spǫrr, Gothic sparwa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparrow - any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insectssparrow - any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
family Passeridae, Passeridae - true sparrows: Old world birds formerly considered weaverbirds
English sparrow, house sparrow, Passer domesticus - small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe
Passer montanus, tree sparrow - Eurasian sparrow smaller than the house sparrow
2.sparrow - small brownish European songbirdsparrow - small brownish European songbird  
accentor - small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia

sparrow

noun
Related words
adjective passerine
collective noun host
Translations
سنونوعصفورعَصْفُور
врабче
vrabec
gråspurvspurv
pasero
varpunen
vrabac
veréb
spör
スズメ
참새
žvirblis
zvirbulis
mushuismus
vrabie
vrabec
vrabec
sparv
นกกระจอก
chim sẻsẻ

sparrow

[ˈspærəʊ] Ngorrión m

sparrow

[ˈspærəʊ] nmoineau m

sparrow

nSperling m, → Spatz m; house sparrowHaussperling m

sparrow

[ˈspærəʊ] npassero

sparrow

(ˈspӕrəu) noun
a common type of small brown bird related to the finch family.

sparrow

عَصْفُور vrabec spurv Spatz σπουργίτι gorrión varpunen moineau vrabac passero スズメ 참새 mus spurv wróbel pardal воробей sparv นกกระจอก serçe chim sẻ 麻雀
References in classic literature ?
The children got to know his figure, and the sparrows expected their daily scattering of bread- crumbs.
Let them hunt their white sparrows in the Sacramento islands and the irrigation valleys.
A PEASANT had in his garden an Apple-Tree which bore no fruit but only served as a harbor for the sparrows and grasshoppers.
He sent over to the house-tops for a lot of sparrows and ordered them to lay their eggs in old thrushes' nests and sent their young to the ladies and swore they were all thrushes
He sent over to the housetops for a lot of sparrows and ordered them to lay their eggs in old thrushes' nests and sent their young to the ladies and swore they were all thrushes
Last summer, he gave me a nest full of young sparrows, and he saw me pulling off their legs and wings, and heads, and never said anything; except that they were nasty things, and I must not let them soil my trousers: end Uncle Robson was there too, and he laughed, and said I was a fine boy.
One can only say with the learned Bevorskius, looking out of his window at the illimitable loves of the sparrows, 'How merciful is Heaven to its creatures
PETER gave himself up for lost, and shed big tears; but his sobs were overheard by some friendly sparrows, who flew to him in great excitement, and implored him to exert himself.
The ground was hard as iron, the frost still rigorous; as he brushed among the hollies, icicles jingled and glittered in their fall; and wherever he went, a volley of eager sparrows followed him.
My friend has now a whole colony of sparrows, and his flies and spiders are almost obliterated.
Why, the whole point, the real sting of it lay in the fact that continually, even in the moment of the acutest spleen, I was inwardly conscious with shame that I was not only not a spiteful but not even an embittered man, that I was simply scaring sparrows at random and amusing myself by it.
On the road he met a sparrow that said to him, 'Why are you so sad, my friend?