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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stork(noun)

    large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage


  1. stork(Noun)

    A large wading bird with long legs and a long beak of the family Ciconiidae.

  2. Origin: From stork, from storc, from sturkaz, from str̥gos, probably an extension of ster- (from its movements). Near cognates include German Storch and Icelandic storkur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stork(noun)

    any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidae, having long legs and a long, pointed bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera. The European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known. It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (C. nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe

  2. Origin: [AS. storc; akin to G. storch, OHG. storah, Icel. storkr, Dan. & Sw. stork, and perhaps to Gr. a vulture.]


  1. Stork

    Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They belong to the family Ciconiidae. They are the only family in the biological order Ciconiiformes, which was once much larger and held a number of families. Storks occur in many regions of the world and tend to live in drier habitats than the related herons, spoonbills and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Storks have no syrinx and are mute, giving no call; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Many species are migratory. Most storks eat frogs, fish, insects, earthworms, small birds and small mammals. There are 19 living species of storks in six genera. Various terms are used to refer to groups of storks, two frequently used ones being a muster of storks and a phalanx of storks. Storks tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz's famous 1884 album of photographs of storks inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal's experimental gliders of the late 19th century. Storks are heavy, with wide wingspans: the Marabou Stork, with a wingspan of 3.2 m, joins the Andean Condor in having the widest wingspan of all living land birds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stork

    stork, n. a long-necked and long-legged wading-bird nearly allied to the heron, spoonbill, and ibis—the Common stork or White stork (Ciconia alba) about 3½ feet long, migratory in habit, common in Holland and northern Germany, often semi-domesticated, nesting on the tops of houses, &c.—n. Stork's′-bill, any plant of the genus Erodium, esp. the heron's-bill: a plant of the genus Pelargonium. [A.S. storc; Ger. stork.]

Anagrams for stork »

  1. torsk

  2. skort


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stork in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stork in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mae West:

    His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.

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