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ˈplʌv ər, ˈploʊ vərplover

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plover(noun)

    any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers

Wiktionary

  1. plover(Noun)

    Any of various wading birds of the family Charadriidae.

    Etymology: From plover, pluvier, plovier, from plovarius, of disputed origin; perhaps from Latin pluvia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plover(noun)

    any one of numerous species of limicoline birds belonging to the family Charadridae, and especially those belonging to the subfamily Charadrinsae. They are prized as game birds

    Etymology: [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See Float.]

  2. Plover(noun)

    any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the true plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola); the American upland, plover (Bartramia longicauda); and other species of sandpipers

    Etymology: [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See Float.]

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  1. Plover

    Plovers are a widely distributed group of wading birds belonging to the subfamily Charadriinae. There are about 40 species in the subfamily, most of them called "plover" or "dotterel". The closely related lapwing subfamily, Vanellinae, comprises another 20-odd species. Plovers are found throughout the world, and are characterised by relatively short bills. They hunt by sight, rather than by feel as longer-billed waders like snipes do. They feed mainly on insects, worms or other invertebrates, depending on habitat, which are obtained by a run-and-pause technique, rather than the steady probing of some other wader groups. The plover group of birds has a distraction display subcategorized as false brooding, pretending to change position, to sit on an imaginary nest site. A group of plovers may be referred to as a stand, wing, or congregation. A group of dotterels may be referred to as a trip.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plover

    pluv′ėr, n. a well-known wading bird. [Fr. pluvier—L. pluvia, rain.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plover in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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