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I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children.
Thomas S. Monson

Meaning of "sparrow" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPARROW

Old English spearwa; related to Old Norse spörr, Old High German sparo.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPARROW

sparrow  [ˈspærəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPARROW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sparrow 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 SPARROW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sparrow

Sparrow

The sparrows are a family of small passerine birds, Passeridae. They are also known as true sparrows, or Old World sparrows, names also used for a genus of the family Passer. They are distinct from both the American sparrows, in the family Emberizidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java sparrow of the family Estrildidae. Many species nest on buildings, and the house and Eurasian tree sparrows in particular inhabit cities in large numbers, so sparrows may be the most familiar of all wild birds. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects. Some species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or rock doves, will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities.

Definition of sparrow in the English dictionary

The definition of sparrow in the dictionary is any weaverbird of the genus Passer and related genera, esp the house sparrow, having a brown or grey plumage and feeding on seeds or insects. Other definition of sparrow is any of various North American finches, such as the chipping sparrow, that have a dullish streaked plumage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPARROW


arrow
ˈærəʊ
barro
ˈbærəʊ
barrow
ˈbærəʊ
Caro
ˈkærəʊ
farrow
ˈfærəʊ
handbarrow
ˈhændˌbærəʊ
harrow
ˈhærəʊ
hurlbarrow
ˈhɜːlˌbærəʊ
Jarrow
ˈdʒærəʊ
marrow
ˈmærəʊ
narrow
ˈnærəʊ
restharrow
ˈrɛstˌhærəʊ
straight-arrow
streɪt ˈærəʊ
tarot
ˈtærəʊ
tarrow
ˈtærəʊ
Varro
ˈværəʊ
wheelbarrow
ˈwiːlˌbærəʊ
yarrow
ˈjærəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPARROW

sparks
sparky
sparlike
sparling
sparoid
sparred
sparrer
sparring
sparring match
sparring partner
sparrow hawk
sparrow-like
sparrowfart
sparrowgrass
sparrowhawk
sparry
sparse
sparsedly
sparsely
sparseness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPARROW

bone marrow
bow and arrow
brake harrow
broad arrow
Cape sparrow
chipping sparrow
cock sparrow
Cupid´s arrow
disc harrow
drag harrow
English sparrow
flight arrow
hedge sparrow
house sparrow
Java sparrow
song sparrow
straight and narrow
straight arrow
tomorrow
tree sparrow
vegetable marrow

Synonyms and antonyms of sparrow in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sparrow» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPARROW

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

Translator English - Chinese

麻雀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gorrión
570 millions of speakers

English

sparrow
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गौरैया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَصْفُور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воробей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pardal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চড়ুই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moineau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Burung pipit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spatz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スズメ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

참새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sparrow
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chim sẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குருவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिमणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

serçe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

passero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wróbel
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горобець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vrabie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπουργίτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sparrow
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sparv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spurv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sparrow

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPARROW»

The term «sparrow» is very widely used and occupies the 17.262 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPARROW» OVER TIME

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

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6 QUOTES WITH «SPARROW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sparrow.
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Eric Berne
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
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Joan Didion
You had to feel the swell change. You had to go with the change. He told me that. No eye is on the sparrow but he did tell me that.
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Donald G. Mitchell
The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of memories that reach over half my lifetime, and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows.
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Thomas S. Monson
I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children.
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Alfred A. Montapert
Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
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Evita Peron
I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPARROW»

Discover the use of sparrow in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sparrow and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Red Sparrow: A Novel
Authentic, tense, and entertaining, this novel introduces Jason Matthews as a major new American talent.
Jason Matthews, 2013
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The Sparrow: A Novel
This experience--the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life--begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe. From the Hardcover edition.
Mary Doria Russell, 2008
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Song of the Sparrow
In fifth-century Britain, Elaine, who lives with her family in the military encampments of Arthur's army, describes her perceptions of war and the people around her as she becomes involved in the struggle against the Saxons.
Lisa Ann Sandell, 2008
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The Regulatory Craft: Controlling Risks, Solving Problems, ...
Although the book is primarily aimed at regulatory and law-enforcement practitioners, it will also be invaluable for legislators, overseers, and others who care about the nature and quality of regulatory practice, and who want to know what ...
Malcolm K. Sparrow, 2011
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Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow : From Genes to ...
The purpose of this book is to review and summarize the results of these global studies on House Sparrows, and to provide a springboard for future studies on the species.
Ted R. Anderson Professor of Biology McKendree College in Illinois (Emeritus), 2006
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Sparrow: Phil Hale
With art that has been in print ranging from comics to Playboy Magazine, Phil Hale is a modern illustration powerhouse, as this collection will prove again.
‎2007
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The Humblest Sparrow: The Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus
As a deep treatment of Fortunatus' poetry, this book will surely appeal to readers with a serious interest in the Latin verse of late antiquity.
Michael John Roberts, 2009
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Silver Sparrow
Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon 's two families the public one and the secret one.
Tayari Jones, 2011
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Sparrow Road
A perfect summer read set in a mysterious artists' estate in the idyllic Midwestern countryside It's the summer before seventh grade, and twelve-year-old Raine O'Rourke's mother takes a sudden job at Sparrow Road--a dilapidated mansion that ...
Sheila O'Connor, 2011
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The Bluebird and the Sparrow
The heartwarming story of sisters whose relationship is threatened when both are attracted to the same man. Women of the West book 10.
Janette Oke, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPARROW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sparrow is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch Johnny Depp Bottle-Feed a Baby Bat as Captain Jack Sparrow!
Watch Johnny Depp Bottle-Feed a Baby Bat as Captain Jack Sparrow! by Alex Ungerman 5:53 PM PDT, July 24, 2015. Disney. Looks like Captain Jack Sparrow ... «Entertainment Tonight, Jul 15»
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Depp Wows Hospital Kids In Jack Sparrow Visit
Depp Wows Hospital Kids In Jack Sparrow Visit. The Hollywood actor delights children and their parents with a surprise visit as his character in Pirates Of The ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
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Sunrise reporter steals kiss from Captain Jack Sparrow
Depp, in full character as Captain Jack Sparrow, didn't hesitate to plant a kiss right on her cheek. He then snatched Tapper's microphone and attempted to drag ... «NEWS.com.au, Jun 15»
4
Rare albino sparrow spotted in Melbourne's south-west
Bob Winters, Sanctuary Lakes resident and bird watching expert said he had spent painstaking hours sitting in wait to photograph the albino sparrow, which he ... «ABC Online, May 15»
5
Mega Buzz: Are Margaery and Loras Doomed on Game of Thrones?
On last week's Game of Thrones, the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) swooped down and plucked two roses from House Tyrell. Ser Loras (Finn Jones), aka The ... «TV Guide, May 15»
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'Game of Thrones' recap: Meet the High Sparrow and a vengeful Jon …
In terms of pure action, the season's third episode didn't have a ton. There was but one on-screen death (well, two if you count that dude in the House of Black ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Here's your first look at Johnny Depp …
The pic, which was tweeted by the film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, sees the actor's infamous alter ego Captain Jack Sparrow in a spot of bother. Bruckheimer ... «Metro, Apr 15»
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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates 5' - See the First Photo!
The 51-year-old actor stars as his famous character Jack Sparrow. Due to an injury to Johnny's wrist, production was recently halted. Johnny is now back in ... «Just Jared, Apr 15»
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Why you should celebrate World Sparrow Day
For the past five years there has been a growing movement to recognise March 20 as World Sparrow Day – a day to celebrate the house sparrow (Passer ... «The Conversation AU, Mar 15»
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Jack Sparrow lookalike burst onto Pirates of the Caribbean set with …
There was real-life drama on the Gold Coast set of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film when an intruder dressed as Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow brandished ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»

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