noun, plural storks, (especially collectively) stork.
Origin of stork
Examples from the Web for stork
So different were they that Lucy Fisher, another friend, used to tease that "Doug had been brought by the stork."Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looks like a stork that dropped a baby and broke it and is coming to explain to the parents.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We just sing beautiful music, hold hands and voilà, a stork brings the baby from heaven.Judith Regan: Todd Akin and Republican Men’s World of Unicorns, True Love—and No Rape|Judith Regan|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I always believed someone was going to leave a baby on my doorstep—like the stork.
A stork was just then standing near his nest on the house roof.Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales|Hans Christian Andersen
"I'll do just the way the stork did," she thought, gleefully.The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor|Annie Fellows Johnston
One after another they came bobbing up, and one after another the stork ate them.Stories to Tell Children|Sara Cone Bryant
As the Caliph spoke he saw the second stork circling round his head and gradually flying towards the earth.The Green Fairy Book|Various
A large child in swaddling-clothes, carried by a stork, was carved in oak, and occurred in various parts of the building.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
British Dictionary definitions for stork
Word Origin for stork
Word Origin and History for stork
Old English storc, related to stear "stiff, strong" (see stark), from Proto-Germanic *sturkaz (cf. Old Norse storkr, Middle Dutch storc, Old High German storah, German Storch "stork"). Perhaps so called with reference to the bird's stiff or rigid posture. But some connect the word to Greek torgos "vulture."
Old Church Slavonic struku, Russian sterch, Lithuanian starkus, Magyar eszterag, Albanian sterkjok "stork" are Germanic loan-words. The fable that babies are brought by storks is from German and Dutch nursery stories, no doubt from the notion that storks nesting on one's roof meant good luck, often in the form of family happiness.