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Webster 1913 Edition


Stork

Stork

,
Noun.
[AS.
storc
; akin to G.
storch
, OHG.
storah
, Icel.
storkr
, Dan. & Sw.
stork
, and perhaps to Gr. [GREEK] a vulture.]
(Zool.)
Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family
Ciconidae
, having long legs and a long, pointed bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to
Ciconia
and several allied genera. The European white stork (
Ciconia alba
) is the best known. It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (
Ciconia nigra
) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Black-necked stork
,
the East Indian jabiru.
Hair-crested stork
,
the smaller adjutant of India (
Leptoptilos Javanica
).
Giant stork
,
the adjutant.
Marabou stork
.
See
Marabou
. – Saddle-billed stork, the African jabiru. See
Jabiru
.
Stork’s bill
(Bot.)
,
any plant of the genus
Pelargonium
; – so called in allusion to the beaklike prolongation of the axis of the receptacle of its flower. See
Pelargonium
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stork

STORK

,
Noun.
A large fowl of the genus Ardea or Heron kind.

Definition 2021


Stork

Stork

See also: stork and Störk

German Low German

Noun

Stork m (plural Störk)

  1. stork

Synonyms

References

  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, ISBN 978-3-529-03000-0, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)

stork

stork

See also: Stork and Störk

English

Wikispecies

White storks.

Noun

stork (plural storks)

  1. A large wading bird with long legs and a long beak of the family Ciconiidae.
  2. (children's folklore) The mythical bringer of babies to families, or good news.

Derived terms

Translations

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Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

From Old Danish stork, from Old Norse storkr (stork).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɔːrk/, [sd̥ɒːɡ̊]

Noun

stork c (singular definite storken, plural indefinite storke)

  1. stork

Declension

References


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɔrk/

Noun

stork m (plural storken, diminutive storkje n)

  1. (dialectal, uncommon) stork
    • 1864, J. A. Klokman, "Een Achterhoeksche boerenzoon, die Artis bezoekt", in Het leeskabinet. Mengelwerk tot gezellig onderhoud voor beschaafde kringen, volume 4, 18.
      En betjen vèrder, regs af daor, trof ik 'n heele boel van die lankbeenige veugele an; 'et wazzen allerlei vremde soorten van kranen, storken (ooijevaars) en zuk goed; van die storken hadden ze spierwitte en pikzwarte.

Synonyms


Icelandic

Noun

stork

  1. indefinite accusative singular of storkur

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse storkr

Noun

stork m (definite singular storken, indefinite plural storker, definite plural storkene)

  1. stork

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse storkr

Noun

stork m (definite singular storken, indefinite plural storkar, definite plural storkane)

  1. stork

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish storker, from Old Norse storkr.

Noun

stork c

  1. (zoology) stork

Inflection

Inflection of stork 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stork storken storkar storkarna
Genitive storks storkens storkars storkarnas

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowing from English stork.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stoɾk/

Noun

stork (plural storks)

  1. (male or female) stork

Declension

Derived terms

  • histork
  • historkül
  • jistork
  • jistorkül
  • storkahoned
  • storkanäst
  • storkül
  • storkalög
  • storkalögik

Related terms

  • stor ( = stork, obsolete)
  • storasmabed