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Meaning of "razorbill" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RAZORBILL

razorbill  [ˈreɪzəˌbɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAZORBILL

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Razorbill is a noun.
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WHAT DOES RAZORBILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

razorbill

Razorbill

The razorbill is a colonial seabird that only comes to land in order to breed. This agile bird chooses one partner for life; females lay one egg per year. Razorbills nest along coastal cliffs in enclosed or slightly exposed crevices. The parents spend equal amounts of time incubating. Once the chick has hatched, the parents take turns foraging for their young and sometimes fly long distances before finding prey. The razorbill is primarily black with a white underside. The male and female are identical in plumage; however, males are generally larger than females. In 1918, the razorbill was protected in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Presently, the major threat for the population is the destruction of breeding sites.

Definition of razorbill in the English dictionary

The definition of razorbill in the dictionary is a common auk, Alca torda, of the North Atlantic, having a thick laterally compressed bill with white markings.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAZORBILL


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAZORBILL

razoo
razor
razor blade
razor burn
razor clam
razor cut
razor edge
razor shell
razor wire
razor-billed auk
razor-cut
razor-cutting
razor-edged
razor-sharp
razor-shell
razor-slashing
razorable
razorback
razorbill auk
razz

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAZORBILL

bank bill
bill
dollar bill
double bill
fill the bill
finance bill
fit the bill
heating bill
hospital bill
overbill
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 razorbill in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «razorbill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAZORBILL

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The translations of razorbill from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «razorbill» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

razorbill
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

razorbill
570 millions of speakers

English

razorbill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

razorbill
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

razorbill
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гагарка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

razorbill
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

razorbill
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petit pingouin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Razorbill
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tordalk
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

razorbill
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

레이저 빌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Razorbill
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

razorbill
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Razorbill
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॅझरबिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

razorbill
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gazza marina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

razorbill
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гагарка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

razorbill
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

razorbill
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

razorbill
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of razorbill

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAZORBILL»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAZORBILL»

Discover the use of razorbill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to razorbill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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They Suck, They Bite, They Eat, They Kill: The Psychological ...
New York: Razorbill, 2009. ———. Betrayals. New York: Razorbill, 2009. ———. Jealousy. New York: Razorbill, 2010. ———. Defiance. New York: Razorbill, 2011. ———. Reckoning. New York: Razorbill, 2011. Sucks to Be Me Series ...
Joni Richards Bodart, 2012
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Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with ...
Print. Mead, Richelle. Blood Promise. New York: Razorbill, 2010. Print. _____. Bloodlines. New York: Razorbill, 2011. Print. _____. Frostbite. New York: Razorbill, 2008. Print. _____. The Last Sacrifice. New York: Razorbill, 2010. Print. _____.
Emily Dial-Driver,, Sally Emmons, Jim Ford, 2012
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The Helm Guide to Bird Identification
Size and structure Guillemot is slightly smaller and slimmer and, on the water, shows a more rounded head than Razorbill. The latter is sturdier and more thickset with a larger, heavier and squarer head. It also has a noticeably long, pointed ...
Keith Vinicombe, 2014
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A Dictionary of British Birds: Reprinted from Montagu's ...
Dr. Latham, in his ' Synopsis,' mentions his suspicion that this is no other than the Razorbill immatured; and, in his 'Index Ornithologicus,' gives it as the young of that bird. We cannot, however, but differ in opinion from that excellent ...
George Montagu, Edward Newman, 1866
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Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion: A ...
Razorbill,. Alca torda The Last Auk STATUS: Common but restricted breeder; generally uncommon offshore winter resident, but may be very common at times, such as after a storm. Except for Black Guillemot, the most likely alcid species to be ...
Pete Dunne, 2013
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Captain Cardinal and the Crimson Crest
“Yes Sir, Mr. Mallard,” Tryx confirmed, and she entered, ushering in Razorbill and Peregrine. An extremely well—dressed fellow, in appearance like a human duck with an exceptionally brilliant green head, stood from behind his desk.
Clayton R. Varney, 2012
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Writer's Digest University: Everything You Need to Write and ...
... in approximately6weeks.Tips:“Keepa copy ofyour manuscript on file.” RAZORBILL An imprint of Penguin Group, 345 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014. Imprint estab. 2003. (212)414-3448. Fax: (212)414-3343. E-mail: ...
Editors of Writer's Digest, 2010
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The Handbook of Bird Identification: For Europe and the ...
RAZORBILL. Alca. torda. L 37–39 cm, WS 63–68 cm. IDENTIFICATION Basic size and overall coloration much as the two guillemots, but Razorbill has large, broad bill and pointed, not rounded, tail. When resting on water with tail cocked, tail is ...
Mark Beaman, Steve Madge, 2010
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Islands of Hope
The razorbill almost experienced the same fate. And as was the case with the great auk, the principal cause of its decline was the once-ubiquitous codfish. The Grand Banks lie just east of Newfoundland. At one time, those cold, shallow waters ...
Phillip Manning, 1999
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The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: ...
... Vampire Academy (NY: Razorbill, 2007), Frostbite (NY: Razorbill, 2008), Shadow Kiss (NY: Razorbill, 2008), Blood Promise (NY: Razorbill, 2009), Spirit Bound (NY: Razorbill, 2010), Last Sacrifice (NY: Razorbill, 2010) and Ellen Schreiber, ...
Justin Edwards, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAZORBILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term razorbill is used in the context of the following news items.
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Avian Investigation: Atlantic Puffin or Razorbill?
Razorbills have spent the summer in Menemsha Pond in the past and they are similar in shape and flight. However, when questioned, the Facebook observer ... «The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News, Jul 15»
2
Razorbill Looks in Khorana's 'Mirror'
In a two-book deal at auction, Razorbill's Jessica Almon acquired North American rights to Aditi Khorana's debut YA novel, Mirror in the Sky. The book follows ... «Publishers Weekly, Jun 15»
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PewDiePie Goes Beyond YouTube And Will Publish A Book: What Is …
"Razorbill and Penguin U.S. are excited to bring the words of PewDiePie to the American people in book form," says Ben Schrank, president and publisher of ... «Tech Times, Jun 15»
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Can YouTube stars save publishing?
"Razorbill and Penguin US are excited to bring the words of PewDiePie to the American people in book form," Ben Schrank, president and publisher of Razorbill, ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
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Sabaa Tahir Inks Deal With Razorbill
The company executives have ordered a first printing of 250,000 copies for this book. The release date has been tentatively scheduled for April 2016. «GalleyCat, May 15»
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Ultravizion and Razorbill Instruments rise to Converge Challenge
The trio's Razorbill Instruments produces a machine capable of precise movement at nano-scale, for use in microchip manufacture, physics and biomedical ... «The Courier, Oct 14»
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Seals, puffins, razorbills and guillemots - Skomer Island is teeming …
The seas were alive with rafting puffins, razorbills and guillemots, many of which return to Skomer each year to breed. The occasional grey seal popped its head ... «WalesOnline, Sep 14»
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Mum ppp picks up a penguin
They checked the bird over, pronounced it in good condition and identified it as a razorbill - a seabird that lives on the coast, and a long way off course. «Wetherby Today, May 14»
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Storms wash up 500 dead seabirds: Bodies of guillemots and …
The bodies of almost 500 birds, mostly guillemots and razorbills, have been recovered from the beaches of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset after they perished at ... «Daily Mail, Feb 14»
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Fears for iconic seabirds as storms kill puffins and razorbills
Record numbers of seabirds have been killed in the recent storms on the Welsh coast, raising concerns some species are at risk. The birds, including razorbills ... «BBC News, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Razorbill [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/razorbill>. May 2019 ».
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