verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for blackbird
If the recovery agency is shut down, Blackbird would likely pick up the rescue business as it is outsourced.
Blackbird is run by CEO Peggy Styer, an investor once labeled a "serial defense entrepreneur" by CNN.
The day after, the second of June, I listen to the blackbird.
The Blackbird was again on the table, but seemed this time disinclined to exhibit.Yeast: A Problem|Charles Kingsley
The Blackbird of America resembles his English cousin in most particulars.Natural History in Anecdote|Various
"You do the blackbird well," said Richard, and looked at him in a manner mildly affable.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
I found that the sparrow uttered none but harsh notes, whilst those of the blackbird and thrush were sweet and enticing.Frankenstein|Mary W. Shelley
Now he can whistle better than any other blackbird in Florence.The Sunbonnet Babies in Italy|Eulalie Osgood Grover
British Dictionary definitions for blackbird
Word Origin and History for blackbird
late 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), from black (adj.) + bird (n.1). OED says so called for being the only "black" (really dark brown) bird among the songbirds, reflecting an older sense of bird that did not include rooks, crows, ravens.