stork

n.
1 any long-legged large wading bird of the family Ciconiidae, esp. Ciconia ciconia with white plumage, black wing-tips, a long reddish beak, and red feet, nesting esp. on tall buildings.
2 this bird as the pretended bringer of babies.
Phrases and idioms:
stork's-bill a plant of the genus Pelargonium or Erodium.
Etymology: OE storc, prob. rel. to STARK (from its rigid posture)

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  • Stork B.V. — Stork B.V. is a Dutch manufacturing and service providing company with its headquarters in Naarden. It was founded in 1868 by Charles Theodoor Stork, although in the 20th century the company merged other companies some, including Werkspoor,… …   Wikipedia

  • Stork — Stork, n. [AS. storc; akin to G. storch, OHG. storah, Icel. storkr, Dan. & Sw. stork, and perhaps to Gr. ? a vulture.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family {Ciconid[ae]}, having long legs and a long, pointed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • STORK — (Heb. חֲסִידָה, ḥasidah). The stork, the Ciconia ciconia, has been identified with the ḥasidah, enumerated among birds forbidden as food (Deut. 14:18). According to the Talmud it derives its name ( the kindly ) from the fact that it shows… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Stork — Gemeinde Flieden Koordinaten: 50° …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stork — [stôrk] n. pl. storks or stork [ME < OE storc, akin to Ger storch < IE * sterg < base * (s)ter , stiff > STARE: so named from its stiff legged walk] any of a family (Ciconiidae) of large, long legged, mostly Old World wading birds… …   English World dictionary

  • stork — O.E. storc, related to stear stiff, strong (see STARK (Cf. stark)), from P.Gmc. *sturkaz (Cf. O.N. storkr, M.Du. storc, O.H.G. storah, Ger. Storch stork ). Perhaps so called with reference to the bird s stiff or rigid posture. But some connect… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stork — Stork, 1) Abraham, geb. um 1650 in Amsterdam, Maler; malte Seestücke, in welchen er die Natur treu nachahmte. 2) Philipp Adam, geb. 1780 in Traben an der Mosel; wurde Lehrer an der Handelsschule zu Hagen in der Grafschaft Mark, 1810 Director… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Störk — Störk, Anton von S., geb. 1741 in Sulzgau, war Leibarzt, Protomedicus von Österreich, Präsident des medicinischen Studienraths, erster Director des allgemeinen Krankenhauses in Wien u. starb 1803. Er machte sich verdient um die Bestimmung der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Störk — Störk, 1) Karl, Mediziner, geb. 17. Sept. 1832 in Ofen, gest. 13. Sept. 1899 in Hietzing bei Wien, studierte in Pest und Wien, wurde 1859 Sekundärarzt am Allgemeinen Krankenhaus in Wien, habilitierte sich 1864 an der Universität und wurde 1875… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • stork — [sto:k US sto:rk] n [: Old English; Origin: storc] a tall white bird with long legs and a long beak …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stork — [ stɔrk ] noun count a large bird with long legs and a long beak, said to bring people their new babies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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