What does Parrot mean?

Definitions for Parrot
ˈpær ətPar·rot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parrotnoun

    usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds

  2. parrotverb

    a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

  3. parrotverb

    repeat mindlessly

    "The students parroted the teacher's words"

Wiktionary

  1. parrotnoun

    A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech.

    I bought a wonderful parrot at the pet store.

    Etymology: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

  2. parrotnoun

    A parroter; a person who repeats what was just said.

    What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.

    Etymology: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

  3. parrotnoun

    A puffin.

    Etymology: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

  4. parrotnoun

    Channel coal.

    Etymology: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

  5. parrotverb

    To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot.

    Etymology: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parrotnoun

    in a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]

  2. Parrotnoun

    any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidae, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (P. erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]

  3. Parrotverb

    to repeat by rote, as a parrot

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]

  4. Parrotverb

    to chatter like a parrot

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]

Freebase

  1. Parrot

    Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea, the Cacatuoidea and the Strigopoidea. Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia. Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black, with a mobile crest of feathers on the tops of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length. The most important components of most parrots' diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. A few species sometimes eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialised for feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows, and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial young.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parrot

    par′rut, n. one of a family of tropical and subtropical birds, with brilliant plumage and a hooked bill, remarkable for their faculty of imitating the human voice: a repeater of the words of others.—v.t. and v.i. to repeat by rote.—ns. Par′rot-coal, a kind of coal which crepitates in burning; Par′roter; Par′rot-fish, a name applied to various fishes, from their colours or the shape of their jaws; Par′rotry, servile imitation. [Contr. of Fr. perroquet.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PARROT

    An individual who can never be held responsible for what he says.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parrot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parrot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Parrot in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Mazerall:

    If I'm going to be hanging up signs and putting things out I'll wear my hat I'll take my parrot with me, a cockatoo who likes people, so that gets a lot of people's attention.

  2. Kwon Jong Gun:

    The dialogue would not open by itself though the United States repeatedly talks about resumption of dialogue like a parrot without considering any realistic proposal that would fully conform with the interests of both sides, if the United States is to move towards producing a result, time will not be enough.

  3. Rick Perry:

    Any time there is an accident like this, the President is clear, he doesn't like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message.

  4. Wilbur Wright:

    I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks and it can't fly very high.

  5. Billy Graham:

    A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

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