Definition of bevy in English:
noun (plural bevies)
1A large group of people or things of a particular kind: he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful girls
More example sentences
- 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.
1.1A group of birds, especially quail, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
- 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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