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secretary bird

  

      n   a large African long-legged diurnal bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, having a crest and tail of long feathers and feeding chiefly on snakes: family Sagittariidae, order Falconiformes (hawks, falcons, etc.)  
     (C18: so called because its crest resembles a group of quill pens stuck behind the ear)  
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secretary  
      n   pl   , -taries  
1    a person who handles correspondence, keeps records, and does general clerical work for an individual, organization, etc.  
2    the official manager of the day-to-day business of a society or board  
3    (in Britain) a senior civil servant who assists a government minister  
4    (in the U.S. and New Zealand) the head of a government administrative department  
5       (in Britain) See       secretary of state  
6    (in Australia) the head of a public service department  
7      (Diplomacy)   the assistant to an ambassador or diplomatic minister of certain countries  
8       another name for       secretaire  
     (C14: from Medieval Latin secretarius, from Latin secretum something hidden; see secret)  
  secretarial      adj  
  secretaryship      n  


company secretary  
      n     (Brit)   an officer of an incorporated company who has certain legal obligations  
Home Secretary  
      n     (Brit. government)   short for Secretary of State for the Home Department; the head of the Home Office  
parliamentary private secretary  
      n   (in Britain) a backbencher in Parliament who assists a minister, esp. in liaison with backbenchers,   (Abbrev.)    PPS  
parliamentary secretary  
      n   a Member of Parliament appointed, usually as a junior minister, to assist a Minister of the Crown with departmental responsibilities  
private secretary  
      n  
1    a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive  
2    a civil servant who acts as aide to a minister or senior government official  
   Compare       parliamentary private secretary  
secretary bird  
      n   a large African long-legged diurnal bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, having a crest and tail of long feathers and feeding chiefly on snakes: family Sagittariidae, order Falconiformes (hawks, falcons, etc.)  
     (C18: so called because its crest resembles a group of quill pens stuck behind the ear)  
secretary-general  
      n   pl   , secretaries-general   a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations  
secretary of state  
      n  
1    (in Britain) the head of any of several government departments  
2    (in the U.S.) the head of the government department in charge of foreign affairs (State Department)  
3    (in certain U.S. states) an official with various duties, such as keeping records  
social secretary  
      n  
1    a member of an organization who arranges its social events  
2    a personal secretary who deals with private correspondence, etc.  

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Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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