heron heron  /ˈhɛ rən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
  2. (n) grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Here is a snowy white heron flitting along a river of sea grass in the Everglades, the mangrove and palmetto serene as a Sunday morning.
  2. In his cartoonland, basketball centers are lean and heron-legged, fullbacks loom half a mile high, thoroughbreds trade wisecracks with their jockeys on the drive to the wire.
  3. Science classifies Balaeniceps rex as a heron, although it is very like a stork.

News

  1. Sightings . . .

    Henry Cavill and Russell Crowe at SushiSamba and Duck & Waffle restaurants at London’s Heron Tower for the “Man of Steel” premiere after-party . . . “KINKY Boots...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Bluffton's Weary brothers excel in Georgia

    Alec Weary of Bluffton won his second consecutive Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event June 9, shooting 3-under par 141 to win Nike Cup Series event No. 4 at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club in Locust Grove, Ga.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bluffton Today

  3. Roy’s Folks: Blue Heron babies

    In this Roy’s Folks, Roy Ackland introduces us to Blue Heron babies.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 8 WGHP

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Quotes

  1. "Now our own personnel, our air force is using the Heron systems that we bought," Basbug said. "They got the training, it is over. We are capable. We have started using them."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Ilker Basbug Source: UPI.com

  2. Speaking at the ceremony, Heron chief executive Gerald Ronson said: "Today we begin the countdown to completion that is less than 50 weeks away. Whether this is by luck or judgment, I believe that Heron Tower has come to market at the right time."
    on Apr 12, 2010 By: Gerald Ronson Source: Property Week News

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