Definitions for vultureˈvʌl tʃər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several large, naked-headed New World birds of prey of the family Cathartidae that soar at a high altitude seeking carrion.
any of several superficially similar Old World birds of the family Accipitridae.
a person or thing that preys, esp. greedily or unscrupulously.
Origin of vulture:
1325–75; ME < L vultur
any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
marauder, predator, vulture, piranha(noun)
someone who attacks in search of booty
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large bird that feeds on dead animals
Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
A person who profits from the suffering of others.
Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.
Origin: From vultur, voltur.
any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidae
Translations for vulture
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of large bird of prey feeding chiefly on dead bodies.
- abutrePortuguese (BR)
- der GeierGerman
- burung nasarIndonesian
- grifs; maitu lijaLatvian
- burung heringMalay
- 禿鷲Chinese (Trad.)
- گدھ، کرگسUrdu
- chim kền kềnVietnamese
- 秃鹫Chinese (Simp.)
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