Definition of bevy in English:


Syllabification: bev·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbevē

noun (plural bevies)

  • 1A large group of people or things of a particular kind: he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful girls
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    • A bevy of Party spokesmen went on television interview programs Sunday to justify the advertising campaign.
    • Filling in their sound with a bevy of horns, keyboards and synthesizers, the explosive troupe leaves a larger than life impression on their audiences.
    • His popular soul classics band continues to impress with a bevy of autumn gigs around the county.
    group, crowd, herd, flock, horde, army, galaxy, assemblage, throng, company, gathering, band, body, pack, covey; knot, cluster
    informal bunch, gaggle, posse
  • 1.1A group of birds, especially quail, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
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    • For example, do you ever see a quail with a bevy of sparrows?
    • Nearer at hand, a pointed magnolia tree shone evergreen beside the naked poplars, and a bevy of sparrows fluttered in and out amid the sheltering leaves.
    • A bevy of swallows took wing at his entrance, the timid rabbit fled at his intrusive step, and a green lizard glided from beneath the hand with which he supported his agitated frame against one of the columns.


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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