bird vs snort what difference

what is difference between bird and snort

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: bû(r)d, IPA(key): /bɜːd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɝd/, [bɝɖ]
    • (NYC) IPA(key): [bɔɪd]
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /bɜd/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)d

Etymology 1

From Middle English brid, from Old English bird, brid, bridd (young bird, chick), of uncertain origin and relation. Gradually replaced fowl as the most common term starting in the 14th century.

The “booing/jeering” and “vulgar hand gesture” senses derived from the expression “to give the big bird”, as in “to hiss someone like a goose”, dated in the mid‐18th Century.

Noun

bird (plural birds)

  1. A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, having a beaked mouth, and laying eggs.
    • 2004, Bruce Whittington, Loucas Raptis, Seasons with Birds, page 50:
      The level below this is called the Phylum; birds belong to the Phylum Chordata, which includes all the vertebrate animals (the sub-phylum Vertebrata) and a few odds and ends.
  2. (slang) A man, fellow. [from the mid-19th c.]
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, page 24:
      The door opened and a tall hungry-looking bird with a cane and a big nose came in neatly, shut the door behind him against the pressure of the door closer, marched over to the desk and placed a wrapped parcel on the desk.
    • 2006, Jeff Fields, Terry Kay, A cry of angels
      “Ah, he’s a funny bird,” said Phaedra, throwing a leg over the sill.
  3. (Britain, US, Australia, slang) A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.
    • 1809, Thomas Campbell, Lord Ullin’s Daughter
      And by my word! the bonny bird / In danger shall not tarry.
    • 2013, Russell Brand, Russell Brand and the GQ awards: ‘It’s amazing how absurd it seems’ (in The Guardian, 13 September 2013)[2]
      The usual visual grammar was in place – a carpet in the street, people in paddocks awaiting a brush with something glamorous, blokes with earpieces, birds in frocks of colliding colours that if sighted in nature would indicate the presence of poison.
    • 2017, David Weigel, The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock, W. W. Norton & Company.
  4. (Britain, Ireland, slang) Girlfriend. [from the early 20th c.]
  5. (slang) An airplane.
  6. (slang) A satellite.
    • 1988, Satellite communications. Jan-Oct. 1988
      Deployment of the fourth bird “should ensure that Inmarsat has sufficient capacity in orbit in the early 1990s, taking into account the possibility of launch failures and the age of some of the spacecraft in the Inmarsat first generation system
    • 1992, Cable Vision
      Will a government- backed APSTAR satellite knock out a planned AsiaSat II bird?
    • 2015, John Fuller, Thor’s Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force and Army, 1937-1987, Springer →ISBN, page 384
      In reality, the Air Force was never able to place a bird in orbit that quickly.
  7. (obsolete) A chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling.
    • 1494–1536, William Tyndale, Bible, Matthew 8:20
      The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
  8. (Britain, with definite article, especially in expressions such as ‘give someone the bird’) Booing and jeering, especially as done by an audience expressing displeasure at a performer.
  9. (with definite article) The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.
    Synonym: the finger
    • 2002, The Advocate, “Flying fickle finger of faith”, page 55.
      For whatever reason — and there are so many to chose from — they flipped the bird in the direction of the tinted windows of the Bushmobile.
    • 2003, James Patterson and Peter De Jonge, The Beach House, Warner Books, page 305,
      Then she raised both hands above her shoulders and flipped him the bird with each one.
  10. A yardbird.
Synonyms
  • (member of class Aves): fowl, avian
  • (man): chap, bloke, guy
  • (woman): broad, chick, dame, girl, lass
  • See also Thesaurus:woman
  • See also Thesaurus:girl
Hyponyms
  • See also Thesaurus:bird
Derived terms
Translations

See also

  • birb
  • burd
  • chirp
  • ornithic
  • ornithology
  • squawk
  • tweet
  • Appendix: Animals
  • Appendix:Gestures/middle finger

Verb

bird (third-person singular simple present birds, present participle birding, simple past and past participle birded)

  1. (intransitive) To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment.
  2. (intransitive) To catch or shoot birds.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
    • These day-owls. That are birding in men’s purses

Etymology 2

Originally Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from bird-lime for “time”.

Noun

bird (plural birds)

  1. (slang, uncountable) A prison sentence.
Synonyms
  • (prison sentence): porridge, stretch, time
Translations

Verb

bird (third-person singular simple present birds, present participle birding, simple past and past participle birded)

  1. (transitive, slang) To bring into prison, to roof.
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “bird”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • bird on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Aves on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Aves on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • bird at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • drib


English

Etymology

From Middle English snorten, from earlier fnorten, probably related to Middle English snoren, fnoren, from Old English fnora. See snore and sneeze for more on the change from fn- to sn-.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /snɔɹt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)t

Noun

snort (plural snorts)

  1. The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
  2. (slang) A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, “drug” includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco).
  3. (slang) A consumed portion of alcoholic drink.
    • 1951, Indiana Historical Society Publications (volumes 16-17, page 157)
      Everybody tipped up the jug and took a snort of whisky and followed it with a gourd of cool water. We thought a snort of whisky now and then braced us up some and put a little more lift in us.
    • 1978, George G. Gilman, Edge: Red River, Pinnacle Books (1978), →ISBN, page 45:
      “It won’t buy you any wine,” Paxton told him.
      “I know that,” the drunk replied in an insulted tone. “It’s a pussy pass, ain’t it?”
      Paxton grinned wearily. “How would you know that? You’d rather have a snort than a screw any day.”
  4. (nautical, Britain) A submarine snorkel.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

snort (third-person singular simple present snorts, present participle snorting, simple past and past participle snorted)

  1. (intransitive) To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
    She snorted with laughter.
  2. (transitive) To express or force out by snorting.
    He snorted a derisory reply and turned on his heel.
  3. (transitive, slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
    to snort cocaine
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To snore.
  5. (intransitive, nautical, of submarines) To sail at periscope depth through the use of a snort or snorkel.

Synonyms

  • (inhale through the nose): insufflate

Derived terms

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • ronts, trons

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

snort

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of snorren
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of snorren

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