bird of prey
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
bird of prey
n. pl. birds of prey
Any of various carnivorous birds, such as eagles, hawks, and vultures, that hunt animals for food or feed on carrion.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
bird of prey
(Zoology) a bird, such as a hawk, eagle, or owl, that hunts and kills other animals, esp vertebrates, for food. It has strong talons and a sharp hooked bill.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
bird′ of prey′
any of the carnivorous birds that seize and fly off with their prey, as an owl or hawk; raptor.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||bird of prey - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals|
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Accipitriformes, order Accipitriformes - in some classifications an alternative name for the Falconiformes
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
bird of Jove, eagle - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
vulture - any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
Sagittarius serpentarius, secretary bird - large long-legged African bird of prey that feeds on reptiles
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
bird of preynoun
Related wordssee birds of prey
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
chim săn mồi
bird of preyn → (uccello) rapace m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
bird of prey→ طَيْر جارِح dravec rovfugl Raubvogel αρπακτικό ave rapaz petolintu rapace ptica grabljivica rapace 猛禽 맹금 roofvogel rovfugl ptak drapieżny ave de rapina хищная птица rovfågel นกล่าสัตว์หรือนกเล็กๆ เป็นอาหาร yırtıcı kuş chim săn mồi 猛禽
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009