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Any of various wading birds of the family Ardeidae, having a long neck, long legs, a long pointed bill, and usually white, gray, or bluish-gray plumage.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]


(Animals) any of various wading birds of the genera Butorides, Ardea, etc, having a long neck, slim body, and a plumage that is commonly grey or white: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
[C14: from Old French hairon, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German heigaro, Old Norse hegri]


1. (Biography) same as Hero1
2. (Biography) Patrick. 1920–99, British abstract painter and art critic


(ˈhɛr ən)

any of various long-legged, long-necked wading birds of the family Ardeidae, usu. having a spearlike bill.
[1275–1325; Middle English hero(u)n < Middle French hairon < Germanic; compare Old High German heigir]


(ˈhɪər ɒn)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heron - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)Heron - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
2.heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Ardeidae, family Ardeidae - herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns
Ardea herodius, great blue heron - large American heron having bluish-grey plumage
Ardea occidentalis, great white heron - large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
Egretta caerulea, little blue heron - small bluish-grey heron of the western hemisphere
night heron, night raven - nocturnal or crepuscular herons
boatbill, boat-billed heron, broadbill, Cochlearius cochlearius - tropical American heron related to night herons
bittern - relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes


Related words
collective noun sedge or siege
طائِر مالِك الحَزينمَالِكُ الـحَزِّينُ
백로과의 새
con diệc


[ˈherən] Ngarza f real


[ˈhɛrən] nhéron mhero-worship [ˌhɪərəʊˈwɜːrʃɪp] vtadulerhero worship hero-worship nculte m (du héros)


nReiher m


[ˈhɛrən] nairone m


(ˈherən) noun
a type of large water-bird, with long legs and a long neck.


مَالِكُ الـحَزِّينُ volavka hejre Reiher ερωδιός garza haikara héron čaplja airone サギ 백로과의 새 reiger hegre czapla garça-real цапля häger นกกระสา balıkçıl kuşu con diệc
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I have been used to hear her's admired; and I remember one proof of her being thought to play well:a man, a very musical man, and in love with another womanengaged to heron the point of marriage would yet never ask that other woman to sit down to the instrument, if the lady in question could sit down insteadnever seemed to like to hear one if he could hear the other.
Be the hawks where they will, methinks the walls of the Preceptory of Templestowe will be cover sufficient, and thither will I, like heron to her haunt.
So that, Sancho, it will not do for us to uncover ourselves, for he who has us in charge will be responsible for us; and perhaps we are gaining an altitude and mounting up to enable us to descend at one swoop on the kingdom of Kandy, as the saker or falcon does on the heron, so as to seize it however high it may soar; and though it seems to us not half an hour since we left the garden, believe me we must have travelled a great distance.
He is a coward, indeed," grumbled the host, drawing near to D'Artagnan, and endeavoring by this little flattery to make up matters with the young man, as the heron of the fable did with the snail he had despised the evening before.
Pallas Minerva sent them a heron by the wayside upon their right hands; they could not see it for the darkness, but they heard its cry.
There would he be seen, at all times and in all weathers, sometimes in his skiff, anchored among the eddies, or prowling like a shark about some wreck, where the fish are supposed to be most abundant; sometimes seated on a rock from hour to hour, looking, in the mist and drizzle, like a solitary heron watching for its prey.
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.
The sole effect of her presence upon the placid valley so far had been to excite the mind of a solitary heron, which, after descending to the ground not far from her path, stood with neck erect, looking at her.
Archer, remaining seated, watched the light movements of her figure, so girlish even under its heavy furs, the cleverly planted heron wing in her fur cap, and the way a dark curl lay like a flattened vine spiral on each cheek above the ear.
HERON FOSTER, editor of a Pittsburgh journal, and a most estimable gentleman.
Yet Twala has learnt his lesson; the hawk did not think to find the heron ready; but our beak has pierced his breast; he fears to strike at us again.
Monsieur, if you are a robber, as I hope you are, you produce upon me the effect of a heron attacking a nutshell.