birds Definition

  • 1a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal with feathers, wings, and a beak, typically able to fly.
  • 2a person of a specified kind or character, especially one who is strange or curious.

Using birds: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "birds" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The birds were chirping in the trees.

  • Example

    I saw a flock of birds flying south for the winter.

  • Example

    He's a strange bird, always wearing bright colors and singing to himself.

  • Example

    She's a rare bird, a scientist who is also an accomplished musician.

birds Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for birds

Phrases with birds

  • it's better to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one


    I was offered a job with a higher salary, but I decided to stay with my current employer because a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

  • the early bird catches the worm

    the person who starts work or arrives earliest has the best chance of success


    I always get to the office before everyone else because the early bird catches the worm.

  • worthless or meaningless


    I don't care about his opinion, it's for the birds.


Summary: birds in Brief

The term 'birds' [bɜːrdz] refers to warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates with feathers, wings, and a beak, often capable of flight. It can also refer to a person of a particular kind or character, such as 'He's a strange bird.' Phrases like 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' and 'the early bird catches the worm' are common idioms. 'For the birds' is another idiom that means something is worthless or meaningless.