follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

birdbath

[burd-bath, -bahth] /ˈbɜrdˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ/
noun, plural birdbaths
[burd-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈbɜrdˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a basin or tublike garden ornament for birds to drink from or bathe in.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; bird + bath1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for birdbath
  • Birds flipped themselves, dry and hot, in the empty birdbath.
  • Add a birdbath, garden pond, or other source of water.
  • The birdbath should be cleaned frequently and water replenished as often as necessary.
  • Use circles, x's or other symbols for features such as a birdbath or bench.
  • The mud around the edge of a pond, under a hose bib, or a birdbath may already be a popular spot.
  • Strongly colored roses are excellent for accenting garden focal points such as a trellis, garden statuary, pond or birdbath.
  • The minimal flow of fresh water keeps the birdbath algae free.
  • As many gardeners are bird lovers, consider a birdbath, nesting box or a bag of birdseed.
  • If you have a birdbath make sure there are shallow areas for the hummingbirds to bathe.
  • Install a birdbath in an area where it can easily be observed and maintained.
British Dictionary definitions for birdbath

birdbath

/ˈbɜːdˌbɑːθ/
noun
1.
a small basin or trough for birds to bathe in, usually in a garden
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for birdbath
n.

also bird-bath, bird bath, 1862, from bird (n.1) + bath (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for birdbath

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for birdbath

16
17
Scrabble Words With Friends