bird of Jove

noun
any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
Syn: ↑eagle
Derivationally related forms: ↑eaglet (for: ↑eagle)
Hypernyms: ↑bird of prey, ↑raptor, ↑raptorial bird
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Accipitridae, ↑family Accipitridae

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Usage: usually capitalized J
Etymology: after Jove (Jupiter), ancient Roman divinity — more at jove

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bird of Jove — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird of Jove — Jove Jove, prop. n. [L. Jupiter, gen. Jovis, OL. Jovis, nom. & gen. for Djovis; akin to E. Tuesday. See {Tuesday}, and cf. {Jupiter}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The planet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jove — Jove, prop. n. [L. Jupiter, gen. Jovis, OL. Jovis, nom. & gen. for Djovis; akin to E. Tuesday. See {Tuesday}, and cf. {Jupiter}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The planet Jupiter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird — (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle gull, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird louse — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird of Juno — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird of passage — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird spider — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird tick — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird — Synonyms and related words: Bronx cheer, Jane, atomic warhead, avifauna, baby bird, bastard, biddy, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, bitch, boo, broad, bugger,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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