Definition of Finch

1. Noun. Any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds.

Definition of Finch

1. n. A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidæ.

Definition of Finch

1. Noun. Any bird of the family ''Fringillidae'', seed-eating passerine birds, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and usually having a conical beak. ¹

2. Verb. To hunt for finches, to go finching. ¹

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Definition of Finch

1. a small bird [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Finch

1. Origin: AS. Finc; akin to D. Vink, OHG. Fincho, G. Fink; cf. W. Pinc a finch; also E. Spink. A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae. The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch, goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc. Bramble finch. See Brambling. Canary finch, the canary bird. Copper finch. See Chaffinch. Diamond finch. See Diamond. Finch falcon, one of several very small East Indian falcons of the genus Hierax. To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting person. "Privily a finch eke could he pull." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finch

finback whale
finch (current term)
find fault
find one's feet
find oneself
find out
find the net

Literary usage of Finch

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"finch died soon after his sequestration ; his successor, "William Jenkyn, was admitted on 1 Feb. ... finch.' There is a doubt as to whether he was married. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"but the admission and fealty of John and William finch, the sons of the Plaintiff, ... John finch, the Plaintiff's uncle, died in 1782 ; having by his Will, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The mortgage company entered suit against Mrs. finch on the notes given by her for the loan secured by her deed to the company; and she, being unable to pay ..."

4. Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"Early next morning, finch went to Court to take his orders, but there much perplexity existed ... finch hurried thither, and the King sitting on the throne, ..."

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