noun, plural bird's-eyes.
- a woven, allover pattern on fabrics, characterized chiefly by small diamond shapes resembling the eyes of a bird.
- a fabric having this pattern, especially a cotton used for diapers or a linen used for toweling.
Origin of bird's-eye
Related Words for birdseyescenic, across-the-board, broad, thorough, wholesale, comprehensive, radical, extensive, exhaustive, all-encompassing, full, complete, exaggerated, blanket, overall, general, all-around, all-inclusive, far-reaching, all-embracing
Examples from the Web for birdseye
Contemporary Examples of birdseye
Birdseye walked away with a personal profit of about $1 million and an annual salary of $50,000 to continue his experiments.
And that was what Birdseye wanted to do; his interest in fast-freezing was as a means to an end.
Historical Examples of birdseye
The ladies got a birdseye view of his caricatures in progress.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
These forms of wood are known as birdseye, curly, and blister maple.
The figure is as handsome as in eastern maple, but birdseye is less frequent.
Laura's meek answer was, "Yes, Miss Birdseye; will you walk in?"
Certainly not, Pink Egg, certainly not, reassured Mr. Birdseye.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
- seen or photographed from high above
- summarizing the main points of a topic; summary (esp in the phrase bird's-eye view)