Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

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  • bird of prey — plural birds of prey n a bird that kills other birds or small animals for food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bird of prey — (plural ,birds of prey) noun count a bird that hunts and eats other animals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bird of prey — ► NOUN (pl. birds of prey) ▪ a bird that feeds on animal flesh, typically having a hooked bill and sharp talons (e.g. an eagle, hawk, or owl) …   English terms dictionary

  • bird of prey — bird′ of prey′ n. orn any of the carnivorous birds that seize and fly off with their prey, as an owl or hawk; raptor • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • bird of prey — n. 1. any of an order (Falconiformes) of diurnal birds with sharp claws and hooked bills that capture, kill, and eat other animals or feed chiefly on carrion, such as hawks, falcons, vultures, and the osprey 2. any such nocturnal bird, as the owl …   English World dictionary

  • bird of prey — noun any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals • Syn: ↑raptor, ↑raptorial bird • Derivationally related forms: ↑raptorial (for: ↑raptor) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bird of prey — Birds of prey are birds that hunt for food primarily on the wing, using their keen senses, especially vision. Their talons and beaks tend to be relatively large, powerful and adapted for tearing and/or piercing flesh. The term raptor is derived… …   Wikipedia

  • Bird of Prey — Bird of prey …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bird of prey — any of numerous predacious, flesh eating birds, as the eagles, hawks, kites, vultures, falcons, and owls, having a sharp, downwardly curved beak, talons, and, usually, soaring flight. [1350 1400; ME] * * * Any member of the order Falconiformes… …   Universalium

  • Bird of prey — Boeing Bird of Prey im National Museum of the United States Air Force Der Bird of Prey (Raubvogel) war ein Experimentalflugzeug der Firma McDonnell Douglas (seit 1998: Boeing) für die US Luftwaffe. Die Entwicklung kostete 67 Million …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bird of prey — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bird of prey : singular bird of prey plural birds of prey a bird that hunts and eats other animals …   English dictionary

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