Definitions for chicken
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chicken.
chicken, poulet, volaillenoun
the flesh of a chicken used for food
chicken, Gallus gallusnoun
a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
wimp, chicken, crybabynoun
a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-belliedadjective
A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young
The meat from this bird eaten as food.
I told him I wasn't having his insults, and he just backed right down. What a chicken-shit.
A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Cf. chickenhawk
A young or inexperienced person.
A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the loser.
The game of dare.
To avoid as a result of fear.
To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Chick, Chickenn. s.
Etymology: cicen , Sax. kiecken, Dut
All my pretty ones?
What, all my pretty chickens, and their dam,
At one fell swoop! William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
For when the shell is broke, out comes a chick. Davies.
While it is a chick, and hath no spurs, nor cannot hurt, nor yet hath seen the like motion, yet he readily practiseth it. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
Ev’n since she was a se’n-night old, they say,
Was chaste and humble to her dying day;
Nor chick, nor hen, was known to disobey. John Dryden, Fables.
Having the notion that one laid the egg out of which the other was hatched, I have a clear idea of the relation of dam and chick. John Locke.
On rainy days alone I dine,
Upon a chick and pint of wine:
On rainy days I dine alone,
And pick my chicken to the bone. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.
My Ariel, chick,
This is thy charge. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
Then, Chloe, still go on to prate
Of thirty-six and thirty-eight;
Pursue your trade of scandal-picking,
Your hints, that Stella is no chicken. Jonathan Swift.
a young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl
a young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden
Etymology: [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock; akin to LG. kiken, kken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G. kchkein. See Cock the animal.]
The chicken is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. The traditional poultry farming view of the domestication of the chicken is stated in Encyclopædia Britannica: "Humans first domesticated chickens of Indian origin for the purpose of cockfighting in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Very little formal attention was given to egg or meat production... " Recent genetic studies have pointed to multiple maternal origins in Southeast, East, and South Asia, but with the clade found in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa originating in the Indian subcontinent. From India the domesticated fowl made its way to the Persianized kingdom of Lydia in western Asia Minor, and domestic fowl were imported to Greece by the fifth century BC. Fowl had been known in Egypt since the 18th Dynasty, with the "bird that gives birth every day" having come to Egypt from the land between Syria and Shinar, Babylonia, according to the annals of Tutmose III.
A type of animal.
Chickens are beautiful animals, very clever and loving.
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Rank popularity for the word 'chicken' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1494
Rank popularity for the word 'chicken' in Nouns Frequency: #1567
The numerical value of chicken in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of chicken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We don't see chicken as the big trend right now, but we are definitely looking at it in earnest and meeting with the big suppliers of alternative proteins to understand the market and where it's headed.
We got Paul Lavery five years ago and we just fell in love with him at first sight and brought him home. For us, we didnt know he knew any tricks, we tried teaching him to sit, lie down, roll over and he wasnt interested, when he was about two years old I sat a chicken toy on his head and he just sat there looking at it really still, Paul Lavery claimed.
You have to be flexible and keep up with the trends to have a successful business, earlier it was enough to have Bockwurst, Wiener or Knacker sausages. Now they are out of fashion. Then came Curry-Wurst with skin or skinless, then came chicken sausage. Then a customer came in and asked for a vegetarian sausage.
There is so much movement going on, everyone is running around like a chicken without their head.
Chicken nuggets, chicken strips, breaded chicken sandwiches, those just lend themselves to the breast.
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- hoender, haan, hen, hoendervleisAfrikaans
- دجاجة, دجاج, لحم دجاجArabic
- кураня, куране, птушаня, птушане, ку́рыцаBelarusian
- пиле, пилешко, ярка, страхливецBulgarian
- penn yar, kozh yar, yarBreton
- gallina, pollastre, gall, butzaCatalan, Valencian
- kur, kuře, posera, zbabělec, slepiceCzech
- cyw, iâr, cyw iârWelsh
- høne, kylling, bangebuksDanish
- Hühnerfleisch, Hühnchen, Hähnchen, Huhn, Feigling, KüchleinGerman
- koklovi, koklo, koklolãEwe
- κότα, κοτόπουλοGreek
- pollo, gallinaSpanish
- arg, kana, kanalihaEstonian
- oilasko, oiloBasque
- مرغ خانگی, جوجه, مرغ, ماکPersian
- pelkuri, kana, broileri, kananpoikaFinnish
- poule mouillée, poltron, poulet, pouleFrench
- hinWestern Frisian
- circeoil, cearcIrish
- cearcScottish Gaelic
- galo, galiñaGalician
- עוף, תרנגול, שָׁפָן, תרנגולתHebrew
- nyuszi, csirke, csirkehúsHungarian
- վախկոտ, ճուտ, ղզիկ, աքլոր, հավ, հավի միսArmenian
- kjúklingur, hænsnIcelandic
- gallina, pollo, coniglio, galloItalian
- 鶏肉, ニワトリ, 鶏, チキンJapanese
- kukkukuuaraqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 닭, 닭고기, 치킨Korean
- مامر, mirîşkKurdish
- bailus, vištiena, vištaLithuanian
- vista, cāļa gaļa, cālisLatvian
- кукавица, пилешко, кокошкаMacedonian
- ayam, pengecut, manukMalay
- tiġieġa, fellusMaltese
- ကြက်သား, ကြက်Burmese
- kylling, høneNorwegian
- kippenvlees, lafbek, kip, hen, wezel, hoen, lafaard, angsthaasDutch
- kylling, kjukling, høneNorwegian Nynorsk
- feiging, kyllingNorwegian
- naaʼahóóhaiNavajo, Navaho
- kurczak, tchórz, kuraPolish
- frango, covarde, cagão, bundão, galinha, cobardePortuguese
- poulet, pulschain, pulaster, giaglinaRomansh
- pui, găinăRomanian
- бздун, трусишка, пету́х, труси́ха, ку́рица, трус, ссыку́н, цыплёнок, куря́тинаRussian
- puddone, caboni, pudhu, caboniscu, pudduSardinian
- vuonccisNorthern Sami
- pijevac, пијевац, pijetao, kokoška, кокошка, pile, кукавица, petao, петао, кокош, kukavica, пијетао, piletina, пиле, pevac, певац, пилетина, kokošSerbo-Croatian
- kurča, kura, sliepkaSlovak
- piščanec, petelin, kokošSlovene
- nama ya kgoho, kgohoSouthern Sotho
- kyckling, hönaSwedish
- కోడిమాంసం, కోడిTelugu
- tavuk, piliçTurkish
- курча, куркаUkrainian
- dredajiedan, gok, jigokül, dredöfan, higok, jidredöfan, higokül, gokamit, dredajijiedan, hidredöfan, gokül, dredahijiedan, gokil, jigokVolapük
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