HyperDic: vulture

English > 2 senses of the word vulture:
NOUNanimalvultureany of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws / claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
person vulture, marauder, predator, piranhasomeone who attacks in search of booty
vulture > pronunciation
Soundsvah'lcher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > vulture: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws / claws and feeding chiefly on carrion.
NarrowerAegypiidae, family AegypiidaeIn some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae
New World vulture, cathartidlarge birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Old World vultureAny of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
Broaderbird of prey, raptor, raptorial birdAny of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
Spanishbuitre
Catalanvoltor
Adjectivesvulturousliving by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
English > vulture: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who attacks in search of booty.
Synonymsmarauder, predator, piranha
Narrowermoss-trooperA marauder and plunderer (originally / originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland)
Broaderattacker, aggressor, assailant, assaultersomeone who attacks
Spanishbuitre, merodeador
Catalandepredador, voltor

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