hummingbird hummingbird  /ˈhə mɪŋ ˌbɜrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

Usage(s):

  1. The tech world changes faster than a hummingbird flaps its wings.
  2. She has to be good-looking, since he himself is no beauty, and she has to be a really able dancer to match his hummingbird agility.
  3. The glamorous turbojet that flies through the air with such wonderful ease is as helpless on a highway as a bat or a hummingbird.

News

  1. Woman helps nurse hummingbird back to life

    WNEM.com was alerted to a nice story out of Frankenmuth, Mich., where a local woman helped get a hummingbird back in the air after being trapped in a garage.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 12 Oregon

  2. June 21 Ed Rood Nature Photo: Still Hummin’

    A female ruby-throated hummingbird is caught in flight as she searches for a food source. Hummingbirds have one to two broods of one to three eggs each summer. Feeding the newborn chicks is the female’s task and is necessary up to three times every hour. The young will fledge in 22 to 25 days. Lens: Nikon 70-200mm VR f/2.8 exposed at f/7.1, 1/200 sec., ISO: 800, flash. Contact Ed Rood at epic ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Ames Tribune

  3. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Hummingbird London Premiere Dress

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived at premiere of film ‘Hummingbird’ at the Odeon West End in London, England on June 17, 2013. ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ actress flaunted her slender model body in Emilio Pucci dress. 26-year-old hottie looked outstanding making her leggy appearance in white strapless dress with aqua & light grey baroque print. Her dress also had sheer inserts in sides and ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

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Quotes

  1. "I think he's a little better than what I was. He seems to get the basketball, and he's at your foul line and he's standing there bouncing the basketball," Thomas said. "He moves just like a hummingbird."
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Isiah Thomas Source: Forbes

  2. "It's got a beautiful bill, good for poking down flowers," Fry says. "It looks like a hummingbird."
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Stephen Fry Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "What the hummingbird has done is take the body and most of the limitations of the bird, but tweaked it a little and used some of the aerodynamic tricks of an insect to gain a hovering ability," Warrick said.
    on Jun 22, 2005 By: Douglas Warrick Source: PhysOrg.com

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