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Definitions for vulture
ˈvʌl tʃərvul·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulturenoun

    any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion

  2. marauder, predator, vulture, piranhanoun

    someone who attacks in search of booty


  1. vulturenoun

    Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.

  2. vulturenoun

    A person who profits from the suffering of others.

    Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.

  3. Etymology: From vultur, voltur.


  1. vulture

    A vulture is a large bird of prey that typically feeds on carrion, or dead animal flesh. They have bald heads and necks, long broad wings and a hooked beak. They are typically found in warmer areas and are known for their excellent flying abilities and sharp vision. Vultures play a key role in the ecosystem by helping to clean up the environment. They are characterized into two types: Old World vultures found in Africa, Asia, and Europe and New World vultures found in the Americas and Caribbean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulturenoun

    any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidae

  2. Etymology: [OE. vultur, L. vultur: cf. OF. voltour, F. vautour.]


  1. Vulture

    Vulture is the name given to two groups of convergently evolved scavenging birds: the New World Vultures, including the well-known Californian and Andean Condors; and the Old World Vultures, including the birds that are seen scavenging on carcasses of dead animals on African plains. New World Vultures are found in North and South America; Old World Vultures are found in Europe, Africa and Asia, meaning that between the two groups, vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of normal feathers. This helps to keep the head clean when feeding. Research has shown that the bare skin may play an important role in thermoregulation. A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding. The word Geier does not have a precise meaning in ornithology; it is occasionally used to refer to a vulture in English, as in some poetry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vulture

    vul′tūr, n. a large rapacious bird of prey, feeding largely on carrion: one who or that which resembles a vulture.—adjs. Vul′tūrine, Vul′tūrish, Vul′tūrous, like the vulture: rapacious.—ns. Vul′turism, rapacity; Vul′turn, the Australian brush-turkey. [O. Fr. voutour (Fr. vautour)—L. vultur; perh. from vellĕre, to pluck, to tear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulture in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of vulture in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    It is morally reprehensible that Wall Street vulture funds are demanding that Puerto Rico fire even more teachers, close more schools, cut pensions and slash the minimum wage so that they can reap huge profits off the misery of the people of Puerto Rico.

  2. Derek Lawson:

    With a vulture, its like someone came in with a skinning knife, its all clean cuts. Usually, the hides completely cut off, whereas with a coyote or dogs, itll be torn and jagged.

  3. United States:

    We need to target the big chain stores and get them to carry copper bullets, then I can set up education days at these stores, with a vulture, red tail( hawk) or eagle and show the hunters and point them to the copper ammo. Then we can start to win this war... the war on lead, not on hunters.

  4. Suzy Kassem:

    Fear the vulture and the vulture will come. Fear nothing and you are the vulture.

  5. Michihiro Kono:

    We are a company in the boondocks and so we didn't know that much about crowd-funding. We did not have a very good image. We thought of takeovers like vulture funds, but it turned out to be a great system for a company like us.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. abduct
    • B. abhor
    • C. abide
    • D. scarper

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