What does mockingbird mean?

Definitions for mockingbirdˈmɒk ɪŋˌbɜrd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mockingbird, mocker, Mimus polyglotktos(noun)

    long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds


  1. mockingbird(Noun)

    A long-tailed American songbird of the Mimidae family, noted for its ability to mimic calls of other birds.


  1. Mockingbird

    Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds from the Mimidae family. They are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians, often loudly and in rapid succession. There are about 17 species in three genera. These do not appear to form a monophyletic lineage: Mimus and Nesomimus are quite closely related; their closest living relatives appear to be some thrashers, such as the Sage Thrasher. Melanotis is more distinct; it seems to represent a very ancient basal lineage of Mimidae.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. mockingbird

    Software that intercepts communications (especially login transactions) between users and hosts and provides system-like responses to the users while saving their responses (especially account IDs and passwords). A special case of Trojan horse.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mockingbird in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mockingbird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harper Lee:

    Scout, Atticus Boo : A Celebration of 50 Years of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' i haven't spoken to Harper Lee directly about this. And not many people have, except for Harper Lee agent and lawyer.

  2. Harper Lee:

    Our main street director told me and she had heard it from the book store. It's definitely great news, everyone has always speculated about a second book. Everyone who read(' Mockingbird') has said,' Oh I wish she had written another book.' It's good for Monroeville. Her book brings people here every day.

  3. Harper Lee:

    In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called' Go Set a Watchman,' it features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel( what became' To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout.

  4. Jonathan Burnham:

    The existence of' Go Set a Watchman' was unknown until recently, and its discovery is an extraordinary gift to the many readers and fans of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' reading in many ways like a sequel to Harper Lee's classic novel, it is a compelling and ultimately moving narrative about a father and a daughter's relationship, and the life of a small Alabama town living through the racial tensions of the 1950s.

  5. Andrew Nurnberg:

    There will inevitably be speculation regarding Harper Lee as Harper Lee has lived a very private life, she was genuinely surprised at the discovery of the manuscript but delighted by the suggestion to publish what she considers to be the' parent' to' Mockingbird.' I met with her last autumn and again over two days in January ; she was in great spirits and increasingly excited at the prospect of this novel finally seeing the light of day.

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