What does pigeon mean?

Definitions for pigeon
ˈpɪdʒ ənpi·geon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pigeon(noun)

    wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs

Wiktionary

  1. pigeon(Noun)

    One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.

    Etymology: pyjon, from pipionem, accusative singular of pipio, from pipio.

  2. pigeon(Noun)

    A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.

    Etymology: pyjon, from pipionem, accusative singular of pipio, from pipio.

  3. pigeon(Verb)

    to deceive with a confidence game

    Etymology: pyjon, from pipionem, accusative singular of pipio, from pipio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pigeon(noun)

    any bird of the order Columbae, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. Peep to chirp.]

  2. Pigeon(noun)

    an unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. Peep to chirp.]

  3. Pigeon(verb)

    to pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. Peep to chirp.]

Freebase

  1. Pigeon

    Pigeon is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,208 at the 2010 census. The village is within Winsor Township.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pigeon

    pij′un, n. a well-known bird, the dove: any bird of the dove family.—adjs. Pig′eon-breast′ed, having a physical deformity, due to rickets, in which the chest is flattened from side to side, and the sternum or breast-bone is thrown forward; Pig′eon-heart′ed, timid: fearful.—n. Pig′eon-hole, a hole or niche in which pigeons lodge in a dovecot: a division of a case for papers, &c.—v.t. to put into a pigeon-hole: to lay aside and treat with neglect.—n. Pig′eon-house, a dovecot.—adj. Pig′eon-liv′ered, timid: cowardly.—n. Pig′eonry, a place for keeping pigeons.—adj. Pig′eon-toed, having feet like pigeons, peristeropod: having turned-in toes. [Fr.,—L. pipio, -onispipīre, to chirp.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pigeon

    A type of bird.

    There are over 300 different varieties of pigeon across the world and are a variety of colors.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 6, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pigeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pigeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pigeon in a Sentence

  1. Jim Hightower:

    The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.

  2. Georgina Burke:

    Plus-size models are the exact same as the standard model, we are just on grander scale so why pigeon hole us by putting a label on it?!

  3. Swiss Major General Urs Gerber:

    Since May 1995, they've never emptied that pigeon hole, their argument is they can't take mail from an organization which doesn't exist.

  4. Dorothea Brande:

    The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago.

  5. Shailendra Mishra:

    The pigeon was set free yesterday (May 28) after nothing suspicious was found.

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