What does pigeon mean?

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ˈpɪdʒ ənpi·geon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pigeon(noun)

    wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs


  1. pigeon(Noun)

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

  2. pigeon(Noun)

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

  3. pigeon(Verb)

    to deceive with a confidence game

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Pigeon(noun)

    an unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull

  3. Pigeon(verb)

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

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


  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 of the family Columbidae.

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

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 6, 2015  

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  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. Mildred & Victor Goertzel:

    Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.

  5. Noam Chomsky:

    Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can't tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.

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