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Meaning of "hornbill" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HORNBILL

hornbill  [ˈhɔːnˌbɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HORNBILL

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conjunction
determiner
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Hornbill is a noun.
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WHAT DOES HORNBILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hornbill

Hornbill

Hornbills are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. Both the common English and the scientific name of the family refer to the shape of the bill, "buceros" being "cow horn" in Greek. Hornbills have a two-lobed kidney. They are the only birds in which the first two neck vertebrae are fused together; this probably provides a more stable platform for carrying the bill. The family is omnivorous, feeding on fruit and small animals. They are monogamous breeders nesting in natural cavities in trees and sometimes cliffs. A number of species of hornbill are threatened with extinction, mostly insular species with small ranges.

Definition of hornbill in the English dictionary

The definition of hornbill in the dictionary is any bird of the family Bucerotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having a very large bill with a basal bony protuberance: order Coraciiformes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HORNBILL


bluebill
ˈbluːˌbɪl
broadbill
ˈbrɔːdˌbɪl
cockbill
ˈkɒkˌbɪl
cranesbill
ˈkreɪnzˌbɪl
crossbill
ˈkrɒsˌbɪl
duckbill
ˈdʌkˌbɪl
handbill
ˈhændˌbɪl
hawkbill
ˈhɔːkˌbɪl
hawksbill
ˈhɔːksˌbɪl
playbill
ˈpleɪˌbɪl
razorbill
ˈreɪzəˌbɪl
sawbill
ˈsɔːˌbɪl
shoebill
ˈʃuːˌbɪl
sicklebill
ˈsɪkəlˌbɪl
silverbill
ˈsɪlvəˌbɪl
spoonbill
ˈspuːnˌbɪl
storksbill
ˈstɔːksˌbɪl
thornbill
ˈθɔːnˌbɪl
waxbill
ˈwæksˌbɪl
waybill
ˈweɪˌbɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HORNBILL

horn antenna
horn balance
horn in
Horn of Africa
horn of plenty
horn silver
horn-rimmed spectacles
hornbag
hornbeak
hornbeam
hornblende
hornblendic
hornbook
hornbug
Hornby
horned
horned asp
horned lizard
horned owl
horned poppy

WORDS THAT END LIKE HORNBILL

bank bill
bill
common spoonbill
dollar bill
double bill
fill the bill
finance bill
fit the bill
heating bill
hospital bill
phone bill
private member´s bill
public bill
rebill
roseate spoonbill
senate bill
show bill
T-bill
tax bill
twin bill

Synonyms and antonyms of hornbill in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hornbill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HORNBILL

Find out the translation of hornbill to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hornbill from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hornbill» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

犀鸟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cálao
570 millions of speakers

English

hornbill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हार्नबिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

و Hornbill
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

носорог
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Calau
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিঙওয়াল ঠোঁটযুক্ত পক্ষিবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calao
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hornbill
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hornbill
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サイチョウ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

코뿔새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hornbill
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hồng hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹோர்ன்பில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉर्नबिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hornbill
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bucero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzioborożce
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

носоріг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hornbill
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hornbill
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neushoringvoël
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näshornsfågel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Hornbill
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hornbill

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HORNBILL»

The term «hornbill» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.320 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HORNBILL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hornbill

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HORNBILL»

Discover the use of hornbill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hornbill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Island of Trees: Nature Stories and Poems
HAROLD: OUR. HORNBILL. S. Harold's mother, like all good hornbills, was the most careful of wives. His father was the most easy-going of husbands. In January, long before the flame tree flowered, Harold's father took his wife into a great ...
Ruskin Bond, 1992
2
Sasol Southern African Birds: A Photographic Guide
Medium-sized to very large birds with long, heavy, decurved bills, some species of hornbill have a casque on the upper mandible. Most are identifiable by bill and body coloration. While incubating the eggs, the female is typically sealed inside ...
Ian Sinclair, Ian Hugh Davidson, 1995
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Networks English 7
This fascinating story by Ruskin Bond is about Harold, a hornbill. Read how Harold finds a new home when he falls out of his nest. Harold's mother, like all good hornbills, was the most careful of wives. His father was the most easygoing of ...
Jaya Lalchandani & Kripa K Gautam
4
Bond with Nature
HAROLD: OUR. HORNBILL. Harold's mother, like all good hornbills, was the most careful of wives. His father was the most easy-going of husbands. In January, long before the flame tree flowered, Harold's father took his wife into a great hole ...
Ruskin Bond, 2010
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Hornbill's Daughter:
INTRODUCTION. What choices does a person have when she was born in a country where women were rated as second-class citizens? Marriages were arranged, women's voices were not heard and they were suppressed by society.
Angela Miller, 2013
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One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights: Tales from ...
long ago, Cassowary flew around in the forest, while poor Hornbill walked on the ground. At this time, the two birds were very good friends, so they lived together. Hornbill would make a house underneath the tree in which Cassowary slept.
Thomas H. Slone, 2001
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Economics in Nature: Social Dilemmas, Mate Choice and ...
Perfect byproduct benefit e.g. disturbance orhombill prey. or shared predstor vigilance Mongoosc/Hornbill Hornbill Vigilance against hornbill predators Self- interested action e.g. mongoose prey location or hornbill predator vigiliuce Vigilance ...
Ronald Noë, Peter Hammerstein, 2001
8
Hornbill and Dragon: Arts and Culture of Borneo
Featuring artifacts from museums and private collections, this book researches Bornean culture and photographs Bornean art in all its forms.
Bernard Sellato, Gilles Perret, 1992
9
Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
The human presence on Sumba has nearly ruined the island for several unique birds, the Sumba hornbill among them. Birds of the hornbill family make various loud noises including grunts and whistles. They often congregate in flocks, either  ...
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001
10
Adventure Guides: East Malaysia
One of the most striking birds in the world, the huge hornbill, has been adopted as Sarawak's national emblem, although it is found throughout Borneo. The hornbill's most dramatic feature is its long "double- decker" bill, consisting of a deep ...
Wendy Hutton, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HORNBILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hornbill is used in the context of the following news items.
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Where have all the hornbills gone? - The Nation
OVER THE PAST 30 years, members of Mahidol University's Hornbill Project research team have roamed the forests of Khao Yai National Park ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
2
Inside Siam: Toyota Thai Premier League 2015 Round 14 - Goal.com
“The Twin Quillins” Muangthong United grabbed a n impressive 2-0 win against Army United last time around, contrary to Chainat Hornbill that ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
3
Church celebrates 'ethnic' mass of thanksgiving for good harvest
The woman held two bowl-shaped objects made of hornbill bird feathers while the man wielded the traditiona elaborate decorated sword of the ... «The Malaysian Insider, Jul 15»
4
Leaving on a jet plane: Why Indian women are happy travelling alone
Speaking of fests and personalised travel, the Hemis Festival in Ladakh or the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland and Onam festivities in Kerala ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
5
Super Tiny Monkey: White Beach Update (Android)
Meet Beaks the Hornbill, our ticket to a new game mechanic: the "Ride Mode". Ride the friendly bird and fly up the skies to relive your fondness ... «Gamasutra, Jul 15»
6
It's not Rhinocerous but Wrinkled hornbill: Tseu
Kota Kinabalu: Oops! It's not a Rhinocerous hornbill, it is a Wrinkled hornbill instead, thanks to David Tseu, former President of Sabah Tourist ... «Daily Express, Jul 15»
7
From remote outpost, India looks to check China's Indian Ocean …
... delayed for years by local environmentalists who said it would endanger a rare hornbill bird. Modi's administration approved the installation. «Reuters, Jul 15»
8
Wild times, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
The oriental pied hornbill, for example, had disappeared at one time. But it was taken from captivity to help strengthen numbers of Singapore's ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
9
Do Give a Fig About Peepal
Mynas, parakeet, crow, koel, hornbill, green pigeons and even migratory birds like the golden oriole have from time to time made this tree their ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
10
First active Philippine eagle nest in Luzon found in Apayao - Rappler
The voracious young bird is also known to eat other threatened species like the Rufous Hornbill (local name Kalaw) and Northern Luzon giant ... «Rappler, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hornbill [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hornbill>. Jul 2019 ».
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