What does vulture mean?

Definitions for vultureˈvʌl tʃər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulture(noun)

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

  2. marauder, predator, vulture, piranha(noun)

    someone who attacks in search of booty


  1. vulture(Noun)

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

  2. vulture(Noun)

    A person who profits from the suffering of others.

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

  3. Origin: From vultur, voltur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulture(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Scioli:

    It is not necessary to pay the vulture funds to access financing.

  2. Suzy Kassem:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Nature is a good teacher; he who can read the nature well, he can learn sagacious things belong to life from it. Once you stepped in the nature, your philosophical education starts. A black vulture teaches you many things; a bear teaches you many things; a bird making its nest and a rosehip which resists being frozen, they teach you many things!

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