Definition of Bird of passage

1. Noun. Someone who leads a wandering unsettled life.

Exact synonyms: Roamer, Rover, Wanderer
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Specialized synonyms: Nomad, Drifter, Floater, Vagabond, Vagrant
Derivative terms: Roam, Wander

2. Noun. Any bird that migrates seasonally.
Generic synonyms: Bird

Definition of Bird of passage

1. Noun. A migratory bird, especially a passage migrant. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Someone passing through; an itinerant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bird Of Passage

bird face
bird family
bird fancier
bird flu
bird food
bird genus
bird in the bosom
bird in the hand
bird louse
bird of Jove
bird of Juno
bird of Minerva
bird of night
bird of one's own brain
bird of prey
bird pepper
bird sanctuary
bird shot
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bird song
bird strike
bird strikes
bird table
bird tables
bird unit
bird vetch
bird watcher

Literary usage of Bird of passage

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1. Immigration and Labor: The Economic Aspects of European Immigration to the by Isaac Aaronovich Hourwich (1922)
"Why the "bird of passage" should have been the subject of popular censure is from an economic point of view inconceivable. So long as there are variations ..."

2. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"It is introduced to us as a bird of passage in Exodus, xvi. 13. The children of Israel wandering in the wilderness murmured at the scarcity of provisions ..."

3. Selected Articles on Immigration by Mary Katharine Reely (1915)
"American Journal of Sociology. 18: 391-7. November, 1912 Bird of Passage. WB Bailey By the term "bird of passage," as used in this article, ..."

4. The Life and Letters of Alexander Wilson by Alexander Wilson, Clark Hunter (1983)
"CHAPTER I Childhood: "A Bird of Passage" WHEN the parliaments of Scotland and England were united in 1707 it was with very great misgivings, ..."

5. Life and Letters of Alexander Wilson by Alexander Wilson, Clark HUNTER (1983)
"CHAPTER I Childhood: "A Bird of Passage' WHEN the parliaments of Scotland and England were united in 1707 it was with very great misgivings, ..."

6. Golden Poems by British and American Authors by Francis Fisher Browne (1906)
"bird of passage As THE day's last light is dying, As the night's first breeze is sighing, I send you, love, like a messenger-dove, my thought through the ..."

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