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Meaning of "seagull" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEAGULL

seagull  [ˈsiːˌɡʌl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEAGULL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Seagull 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 SEAGULL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

seagull

Gull

Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. An older name for gulls is mew, cognate with German "Möwe", Danish "måge", Dutch "meeuw" and French "mouette"; this term can still be found in certain regional dialects. Gulls are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls, stout, longish bills, and webbed feet. Most gulls, particularly Larus species, are ground-nesting carnivores, which will take live food or scavenge opportunistically. Live food often includes crabs and small fish. Gulls have unhinging jaws which allow them to consume large prey. Apart from the kittiwakes, gulls are typically coastal or inland species, rarely venturing far out to sea.

Definition of seagull in the English dictionary

The definition of seagull in the dictionary is a casual wharf labourer who is not a trade-union member.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEAGULL


gull
ɡʌl
mogul
ˈməʊɡʌl
nisgul
ˈnɪsɡʌl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEAGULL

seadrome
seafarer
seafaring
seafaring man
seafolk
seafood
seafood platter
seafowl
seafront
seagoing
seahawk
Seahenge
seahog
seahorse
seahound
seakale beet
seal
seal brown
seal cull
seal of confession

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEAGULL

black-backed gull
black-headed gull
bull
common gull
dull
full
glaucous gull
great black-backed gull
herring gull
hull
in full
ivory gull
little gull
lull
mew gull
null
pull
skull
the Bull
to the full

Synonyms and antonyms of seagull in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «seagull» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEAGULL

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

Translator English - Chinese

海鸥
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gaviota
570 millions of speakers

English

seagull
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीगल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَوْرَس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чайка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gaivota
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীগাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Camar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Möwe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カモメ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갈매기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seagull
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chim hải âu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடற்பறவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सीगल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

martı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gabbiano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mewa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чайка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pescăruș
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γλάρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seagull
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fiskmås
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

måke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of seagull

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEAGULL»

The term «seagull» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.688 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEAGULL» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEAGULL»

Discover the use of seagull in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to seagull and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition
This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves…people who know there’s more to this living than meets the eye: ...
Richard Bach, 2014
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The Little Seagull Handbook
"The chapters on documentation are great." ---Audley Hall, Northwest Arkansas Community College --
Richard Bullock, Francine Weinberg, 2011
3
Seagull is Clever
The seagull is very clever when it comes to finding food.
Beverley Randell, 1994
4
The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly
A seagull, dying from the effects of an oil spill, entrusts her egg to Zorba the cat, who promises to care for it until her chick hatches, then teach the chick to fly.
Luis Sepulveda, 2006
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The Seagull
CEREMONY puts a human face on a hot-button issue and delivers laughter and tears rather than propaganda.
Christopher Hampton, 2009
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The Seagull (Stage Edition Series)
This edition is the perfect guide to enriching our understanding of this great dramatist or to staging a production.
Anton Chekhov, 2010
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Stanley Seagull
Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.
Cathy Mazur, 2011
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Seagull
- He destroys her.A story about how we make stories, a story about unrequited love, The Seagull is one of the great plays of the modern era. Chekhov explores emotion and creativity with the clarity of a doctor and the heart of a poet.
Chekhov/Donnell, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, John Donnelly, 2013
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The Story of the Seagull and the Cat who Taught Her to Fly
A seagull, dying from the effects of an oil spill, entrusts her egg to Zorba the cat, who promises to care for it until her chick hatches, then teach the chick to fly. Reprint.
Luis Sepúlveda, 2003
10
Seagull One: The Amazing True Story of Brothers to the Rescue
In a riveting narrative that draws on more than 100 interviews, the authors describe how a Cuban exile and Bay of Pigs veteran founded a humanitarian effort to rescue Cubans attempting to flee to the U.S. by raft, an effort that employed ...
Lily Prellezo, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEAGULL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term seagull is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Killer' seagulls top the pecking order for a media frenzy
I saw it was a seagull and he came in again and cut the top of my head. I couldn't see what was happening – I was oozing blood. It did frighten me. Apart from ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Seagulls 'could kill BABIES' if they aren't brought under control
Vicious seagulls could start killing BABIES if they are not brought under ... He said: "To a seagull, what's the difference between a dog playing on the lawn and a ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Listen: Man rings 999 after seagull tries to steal sandwich
"I just walked out of Sainsbury's towards McDonald's right, and one of them seagulls basically tried to rip the sandwich out of my hand. If you look on the camera. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Senator wants seagull cull considered
The Senator said seagulls have killed rabbits and lambs and he said he thought they were now actually endangering society. He subsequently moved to clarify ... «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
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Seagull poisoned and dumped at police station days after birds …
A SEAGULL has been poisoned and dumped at a police station just days after a group of the birds pecked a family's pet dog to death. By Nick Gutteridge. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Seagull attacks: David Cameron calls for 'big conversation' about issue
David Cameron said: 'We need to listen to people who really understand this issue in Cornwall and the effects it is having.' Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Feathers Fly As Eagle Battles 2 Seagulls In Alaska
Answer: The eagle, which is known to prey on seagulls. "The gull above the eagle gave up and the other one wasn't able to free itself," the agency wrote in ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Caught on camera: Seagull steals GoPro, captures fantastic aerial …
The video, which was uploaded in German last week, appears to show a seagull stealing a GoPro camera. The camera is placed on a wall to get a good view of ... «6abc.com, Jul 15»
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The Seagull review – a frenzied and feverish take on Chekhov
The mood down on Peter Sorin's country estate is one of borderline hysteria in Torben Betts' violent version of the playwright's first great masterpiece. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Best photobomb ever? Seagull steals the show from Red Arrows …
But then where the ninth plane should be there is an intrepid seagull holding the formation in place ... I saw the seagull fly in the way of the picture before I took it. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Seagull [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/seagull>. Dec 2019 ».
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