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I think that Vegas is one of the wildest places I've ever been to. You can look to your left and there's a drag queen getting married by Elvis, to the right there is some old bird sticking quarters into a slot machine for hours.
Marsha Thomason

Meaning of "old bird" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLD BIRD

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLD BIRD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Old bird is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OLD BIRD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of old bird in the English dictionary

The definition of old bird in the dictionary is a wary and astute person.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLD BIRD

old age
old age pension
old age pensioner
old and young
Old Bailey
old bat
Old Bill
old boy
old boy network
Old Bulgarian
Old Castile
Old Catholic
old chum
Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavonic
old clothes man
Old Contemptibles
old country
Old Dart
old days

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLD BIRD

a little bird
bird
brain-fever bird
cage bird
dolly bird
early bird
elephant bird
frigate bird
game bird
get the bird
give someone the bird
gooney bird
like a bird
rainbow bird
rare bird
sea bird
secretary bird
shore bird
umbrella bird
wading bird
water bird

Synonyms and antonyms of old bird in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «old bird» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLD BIRD

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

Translator English - Chinese

老鸟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

viejo pájaro
570 millions of speakers

English

old bird
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुराने पक्षी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطيور القديمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

старый птица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pássaro velho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরানো পাখি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vieil oiseau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Burung lama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

alte Vogel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

古い鳥
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오래된 조류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manuk lawas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chim cũ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழைய பறவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जुना पक्षी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eski kuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vecchio uccello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stary ptak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

старий птах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pasăre vechi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παλιά πουλί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ou voël
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gammal fågel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gammel fugl
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of old bird

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD BIRD»

The term «old bird» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.531 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about old bird

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QUOTES WITH «OLD BIRD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word old bird.
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Marsha Thomason
I think that Vegas is one of the wildest places I've ever been to. You can look to your left and there's a drag queen getting married by Elvis, to the right there is some old bird sticking quarters into a slot machine for hours.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLD BIRD»

Discover the use of old bird in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to old bird and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Old Bird: The Irrepressible Mrs Hewlett
It was a venture that was to take her into aircraft manufacture throughout WWI and to settle her, eventually, as Old Bird - her grandchildren only ever knew her as Old Bird - in New Zealand.
Gail Hewlett, 2010
2
Old Bird
Papa buys an old horse to carry Archie and Arnfeld to school, but the mare has ideas of her own. Based on a true story.
Irene Morck, Muriel Wood, 2005
3
Bird-lore: A Bi-monthly Magazine Devoted to the Study and ...
In birds like the Pelicans and Cormorants, which bring back fish in their throat- pouches, the old bird merely opens its bill and permits the young to rummage around inside. Sometimes they almost disappear down the throat of the old bird.
‎1922
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Feeding Your Pet Bird
Vou can teach an old bird new tricks. Feather picking is a common displacement behavior. You must ... the same position continually day after day denies the bird. 70 Changing the Diet Teaching an Old Bird New Tricks What Motivates Your Bird.
Petra M. Burgmann, 1993
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The Stories of J.F. Powers
Hailed by Frank O’Connor as one of “the greatest living storytellers,” J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Raymond Carver among the authors who have given the short story an unmistakably ...
J.F. Powers, 2012
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The Sydney Once a Week Magazine
"We opens a grave," said the "Old Bird," "and put's in say half a dozen all o' one religion, and then we tells pa'ason, and he reads over the lot. The smell was uncom- com bad sometimes in the old cemeteries, but it 'aint quite so in the new.
‎1878
7
Teaching Science with Everyday Things
What do children see when they examine an old bird nest? Grass, twigs, shreds of bark, string, and mud? Perhaps a feather or two? Some bits of egg shell or droppings? Ah, but there may be other things that aren't readily visible at first glance!
Victor E. Schmidt, Verne N. Rockcastle, 2002
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The Ultimate Guide to Bird Dog Training: A Realistic ...
Chances are he'll either turn out cripple-shy because he runs into a sassy old bird that pecks him, or he'll kill the cripple in self-defense and begin a habit that will prove very hard to correct. You'll want to use pheasants shackled with their feet ...
Jerome B. Robinson, 2003
9
Bird-lore: An Illustrated Bi-monthly Magazine Devoted to the ...
Usually the latter gave only a foolish peck or two before the insect disappeared, but on one occasion a particularly magnificent dragon-fly was extracted and passed into the next mouth, but there, too, il proved too vast; in disgust the old bird ...
‎1928
10
Succubi: Decoding the Secrets of Power Distribution Within ...
If a woman is doing twice the work, she is also aging at double the speed, which leads to the rise of the old bird succubus. Testimony: I have a family member that always refers to his wife as his old bird. This is one succubus that I did not have ...
Brandon Hairston, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLD BIRD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term old bird is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sue Bird of Storm to start in Saturday's All-Star Game
The 34-year-old Bird, making her ninth All-Star Game appearance, will be joined in the starting backcourt by DeWanna Bonner of the Phoenix ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
2
Shade Court: Two Shady Queens, Drake Tries to Ignore Meek Mill
This old bird looks like she can throw some expert shade when she wants to and you pin this sad-sack nothingness on her instead. Stop using ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
3
Beck Eleven: Did Grandma really keep a tapeworm in a jar?
The crux of the matter, though, is that Grandma is a tough old bird. Several times I have believed she must be about to die and then she just ... «The Press, Jul 15»
4
Resurrecting history in downtown Kunming
The city's old Bird and Flower Market (花鸟市场), as well as the adjoining Zhengyi Fang (正义坊) area, are in the midst of a multiyear facelift ... «GoKunming, Jul 15»
5
Award-winning butchers to set up shop at old Bird's store
An award-winning butchers will set up shop in the same location where EA Bird & Sons stood for over 100 years before it closed in March. «Worksop Today, Jul 15»
6
Microsoft previews Exchange 2016 with a gentle steer towards the …
Exchange is becoming something of a funny old bird with the rise of cloud-based systems, but it is no less important for the millions of people ... «Inquirer, Jul 15»
7
New futures for Grimsby's old Bird's Eye site and ex-Cleethorpes …
AN AMBITION to see houses built on three of North East Lincolnshire's biggest eyesores has taken a leap forward. More than 300 homes could ... «Grimsby Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Two injured in Renville County crash with Litchfield trucker
A 42-year-old Bird Island, Minn., woman and a juvenile passenger were injured at about 7 a.m. Tuesday when a truck failed to yield and ... «Crow River Media, Jul 15»
9
Turtle Hill Promises a Fun Weekend of Folk Music
The four finalists are: Tough Old Bird, Matthew Cochran, The Brothers Blue, and The Lonely Ones. The winner of the "Audience Favorite"; will ... «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Ward win is popular
In the last old bird race of the season the Upsalls took the first five places from Great Driffield. Result from Seaham Harbour: 1 K. Ward 1225 ... «Boston Standard, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Old bird [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/old-bird>. Nov 2020 ».
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