Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[burd-hous] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊs/
noun, plural birdhouses
[burd-hou-ziz] /ˈbɜrdˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a box, usually fashioned to resemble a house, for birds to live in.
an aviary.
Origin of birdhouse
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; bird + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for birdhouse
Historical Examples
  • It isn't even a city, in our sense of the term, no more than a birdhouse is a nest.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • And he said, ‘Barama, that is a pretty business—that birdhouse was my soul.’

    Folk-Lore and Legends: Oriental Charles John Tibbitts
  • A bluebird family has rented the birdhouse that my father built in our back yard.

  • Old Ringtail, as sure as I am standing here, and by the looks of things, trying his best to roost in my birdhouse!

British Dictionary definitions for birdhouse


noun (US)
a small shelter or box for birds to nest in
an enclosure or large cage for captive birds; aviary
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 of the Day

Difficulty index for birdhouse

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for birdhouse

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for birdhouse