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ˈbɛv ibevy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bevynoun

    a large gathering of people of a particular type

    "he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"

  2. bevynoun

    a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)

    "we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of excited ducks"


  1. bevynoun

    A group of animals, in particular quails.

  2. bevynoun

    A large group or collection.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bevynoun

    Etymology: beva, Ital.

    And in the midst thereof, upon the floor,
    A lovely bevy of fair ladies sat,
    Courted of many a jolly paramour. Fairy Queen, b. ii. c. ix.

    They on the plain
    Long had not walk’d, when, from the tents, behold
    A bevy of fair women. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 582.

    Nor rode the nymph alone,
    Around a bevy of bright damsels shone. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bevynoun

    a company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies

  2. Bevynoun

    a flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes


  1. Bévy

    Bévy is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bevy

    bev′i, n. a brood or flock of birds, esp. of quails: a company, esp. of ladies. [M. E. bevey, prob. the same as O. Fr. bevee, buvee, drink, It. bevuta, a draught; the transference of sense being perh. from a drink or a drinking-bout to a drinking-party.]


  1. Bevy

    Bevy is a social merchandising service where women discuss and discover fashion with their friends and other members who have similar characteristics-her Style Circle.Based in Seattle, Bevy is a privately held and funded by two of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere venture capitalists: Madrona Venture Group and the Trilogy Partnership.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bevy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bevy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bevy in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Shaman:

    A doubling of testing is a start but may be insufficient, regardless these efforts need to be supported by effective contact tracing, which requires a bevy of trained personnel.

  2. District Superintendent Winifred Feneberg:

    Thankfully, we have a number of modern technological resources at our disposal. We are utilizing Google Classrooms, Skype, Facetime and a bevy of other tools to ensure that the students who are returning from abroad are able to continue their studies with as minimal an impact as possible.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. jab
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