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black·bird

 (blăk′bûrd′)
n.
1. Any of various New World birds of the family Icteridae, such as the grackle or red-winged blackbird, the male of which has black or predominantly black plumage.
2. A Eurasian and African songbird (Turdus merula), the male of which is black with a yellow bill. Also called merle1, ouzel.

blackbird

(ˈblækˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) a common European thrush, Turdus merula, in which the male has a black plumage and yellow bill and the female is brown
2. (Animals) any of various American orioles having a dark plumage, esp any of the genus Agelaius
3. (Historical Terms) history a person, esp a South Sea Islander, who was kidnapped and sold as a slave, esp in Australia
vb
(tr) (formerly) to kidnap and sell into slavery

black•bird

(ˈblækˌbɜrd)
n.
1. any of several birds of the New World subfamily Icterinae (family Emberizidae) having shiny black or mostly black plumage, as the red-winged blackbird.
2. a common European thrush, Turdus merula, the male of which is black with a yellow bill.
3. a Kanaka who was kidnapped and sold as a slave in Australia.
v.i.
4. to kidnap Kanakas and sell them into slavery.
[1480–90]

blackbird


Past participle: blackbirded
Gerund: blackbirding

Imperative
blackbird
blackbird
Present
I blackbird
you blackbird
he/she/it blackbirds
we blackbird
you blackbird
they blackbird
Preterite
I blackbirded
you blackbirded
he/she/it blackbirded
we blackbirded
you blackbirded
they blackbirded
Present Continuous
I am blackbirding
you are blackbirding
he/she/it is blackbirding
we are blackbirding
you are blackbirding
they are blackbirding
Present Perfect
I have blackbirded
you have blackbirded
he/she/it has blackbirded
we have blackbirded
you have blackbirded
they have blackbirded
Past Continuous
I was blackbirding
you were blackbirding
he/she/it was blackbirding
we were blackbirding
you were blackbirding
they were blackbirding
Past Perfect
I had blackbirded
you had blackbirded
he/she/it had blackbirded
we had blackbirded
you had blackbirded
they had blackbirded
Future
I will blackbird
you will blackbird
he/she/it will blackbird
we will blackbird
you will blackbird
they will blackbird
Future Perfect
I will have blackbirded
you will have blackbirded
he/she/it will have blackbirded
we will have blackbirded
you will have blackbirded
they will have blackbirded
Future Continuous
I will be blackbirding
you will be blackbirding
he/she/it will be blackbirding
we will be blackbirding
you will be blackbirding
they will be blackbirding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blackbirding
you have been blackbirding
he/she/it has been blackbirding
we have been blackbirding
you have been blackbirding
they have been blackbirding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blackbirding
you will have been blackbirding
he/she/it will have been blackbirding
we will have been blackbirding
you will have been blackbirding
they will have been blackbirding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blackbirding
you had been blackbirding
he/she/it had been blackbirding
we had been blackbirding
you had been blackbirding
they had been blackbirding
Conditional
I would blackbird
you would blackbird
he/she/it would blackbird
we would blackbird
you would blackbird
they would blackbird
Past Conditional
I would have blackbirded
you would have blackbirded
he/she/it would have blackbirded
we would have blackbirded
you would have blackbirded
they would have blackbirded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly blackblackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole - American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
crow blackbird, grackle - long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
Euphagus carilonus, rusty blackbird, rusty grackle - North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall
cowbird - North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests
Agelaius phoeniceus, redwing, red-winged blackbird - North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
2.blackbird - common black European thrushblackbird - common black European thrush  
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
Translations
شُحرورشُحْرُور
kos
solsort
merlo
musträstas
mustarastas
kos
feketerigó
svartòröstursvartþröstur
クロウタドリ
지빠귓과의 명금
mierla-neagră
drozd
kos
koltrast
นกดุเหว่า
chim két

blackbird

[ˈblækbɜːd] Nmirlo m

blackbird

[ˈblækbɜːrd] nmerle m

blackbird

[ˈblækˌbɜːd] nmerlo

black

(blӕk) adjective
1. of the colour in which these words are printed. black paint.
2. without light. a black night; The night was black and starless.
3. dirty. Your hands are black!; black hands from lifting coal.
4. without milk. black coffee.
5. evil. black magic.
6. (often offensive. currently acceptable in the United States, South Africa etc) Negro, of African, West Indian descent.
7. (especially South Africa) coloured; of mixed descent (increasingly used by people of mixed descent to refer to themselves).
noun
1. the colour in which these words are printed. Black and white are opposites.
2. something (eg paint) black in colour. I've used up all the black.
3. (often with capital. often offensive: currently acceptable in the United states, South Africa etc) a Negro; a person of African, West Indian etc descent.
verb
to make black.
ˈblackness noun
ˈblacken verb
1. to make or become black. The sky blackened before the storm.
2. to make to seem bad. She blackened his character.
3. to clean with black polish. He blackened his boots.
black art/magic
magic performed for evil reasons. He tries to practise black magic.
ˈblackbird noun
a dark-coloured bird of the thrush family.
ˈblackboard noun
a dark-coloured board for writing on in chalk (used especially in schools).
black box
a built-in machine for automatic recording of the details of a plane's flight. They found the black box two miles away from the wreckage of the crashed plane.
the Black Death noun
the plague that killed large numbers of people in Europe in the 14th to 18th centuries.
black eye
an eye with bad bruising around it (eg from a punch). George gave me a black eye.
ˈblackhead noun
a small black-topped lump in a pore of the skin, especially of the face.
ˈblacklist noun
a list of people who are out of favour etc.
verb
to put (a person etc) on such a list.
ˈblackmail verb
to obtain money illegally from (a person), usually by threatening to make known something which the victim wants to keep secret.
noun
the act of blackmailing. money got by blackmail.
ˈblackmailer noun
Black Maria (məˈraiə)
a prison van. The policeman took the three suspects to the police station in a Black Maria.
black market
(a place for) the illegal buying and selling, at high prices, of goods that are scarce, rationed etc. coffee on the black market.
black marketeer
a person who sells goods on the black market.
ˈblackout noun
1. a period of darkness produced by putting out all lights. Accidents increase during a blackout.
2. a ban (on news etc). a blackout of news about the coup.
3. a period of unconsciousness. He has had several blackouts during his illness.
4. a brief, temporary loss of memory, as when an actor forgets his/her lines.
5. (also outage) a period of a general power failure.
6. (in the theatre) the putting out of the stage lights at the end of a scene etc.
black sheep
a member of a family or group who is unsatisfactory in some way. My brother is the black sheep of the family.
ˈblacksmith noun
a person who makes and repairs by hand things made of iron. The blacksmith made a new shoe for the horse.
black and blue
badly bruised. After the fight the boy was all black and blue.
black out
to lose consciousness. He blacked out for almost a minute.
in black and white
in writing or print. Would you put that down in black and white?

blackbird

شُحْرُور kos solsort Amsel κοτσύφι mirlo mustarastas merle kos merlo クロウタドリ 지빠귓과의 명금 merel svarttrost kos melro черный дрозд koltrast นกดุเหว่า karatavuk chim két 黑鸟
References in classic literature ?
I have observed a flock of blackbirds occupying an entire tree-top--the tops of several trees-- and all in full song.
McGREGOR hung up the little jacket and the shoes for a scare-crow to frighten the blackbirds.
The cows jumped wildly over the five-barred barton-gate, maddened by the gad-fly; Dairyman Crick kept his shirt-sleeves permanently rolled up from Monday to Saturday; open windows had no effect in ventilation without open doors, and in the dairy-garden the blackbirds and thrushes crept about under the currant-bushes, rather in the manner of quadrupeds than of winged creatures.
The sun began to shine upon the summit of the hills as I went down the road; and by the time I had come as far as the manse, the blackbirds were whistling in the garden lilacs, and the mist that hung around the valley in the time of the dawn was beginning to arise and die away.
I ran in cargoes of kinky-heads from Malaita, which is in the Solomons, till I had twelve hundred of the blackbirds putting in cane.
But it was great fun, rushing along the hedgerows, and discharging stone after stone at blackbirds and chaffinches, though no result in the shape of slaughtered birds was obtained; and Arthur soon entered into it, and rushed to head back the birds, and shouted, and threw, and tumbled into ditches, and over and through hedges, as wild as the Madman himself.
It was now the latter week of May, and the crows and blackbirds had already discovered the little, green, rolledup leaf of the Indian corn just peeping out of the soil.
It was joyful to hear the merry whistle of blackbirds as they darted from one clump of greenery to the other.
- Ceremonials on Passing It.- Signs of Indian War Parties.- Magnificent Prospect at Papillion Creek.- Desertion of Two Hunters.An Irruption Into the Camp of Indian Desperadoes.- Village of the Omahas.-A necdotes of the Tribe.- Feudal Wars of the Indians.-Story of Blackbird, the Famous Omaha Chief.
At that moment, a Blackbird, perched on the fence along the road, called out sharp and clear:
"Will you call him Blackbird, like your uncle's old horse?"
There was not a bird of such methodical and business-like habits in all the world, as the blind blackbird, who dreamed and dozed away his days in a large snug cage, and had lost his voice, from old age, years before Tim first bought him.