from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various sea birds of the genus Sterna and related genera, related to and resembling the gulls but characteristically smaller and having a forked tail.
- n. Games A set of three, especially a combination of three numbers that wins a lottery.
- n. A three-masted schooner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various sea birds of the family Sternidae that are similar to gulls but are smaller, more elegant and have a forked tail.
- n. That which consists of, or pertains to, three things or numbers together.
- n. A lottery prize resulting from the favourable combination of three numbers in the draw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various allied genera.
- adj. Threefold; triple; consisting of three; ternate.
- n. That which consists of, or pertains to, three things or numbers together; especially, a prize in a lottery resulting from the favorable combination of three numbers in the drawing; also, the three numbers themselves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird of the family Laridæ and subfamily Sterninæ; a stern or seaswallow.
- n. A black tern; any member of the genus Hydrochelidon. See cut under Hydrochelidon.
- Same as ternate.
- n. That which consists of three things or numbers together; specifically, a prize in a lottery gained by drawing three favorable numbers, or the three numbers so drawn.
- n. In mathematics, a system of three pairs of conjugate trihedra which together contain the twenty-seven straight lines lying in a cubic surface.
- n. A threemasted schooner; a three-master.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail
Then you will start radiating the same vibes and moral energy to others, who in tern will hopefully learn to act the same.
The tern is a beautiful little bird about twice as big as a swallow, and somewhat resembling it in its flight, but much more graceful.
The tern is a very pretty bird with light grey plumage, a black head and red beak and feet.
Sports Xtra debuted on Jan. 11 on WNSR SportsRadio 560-AM, it was only a little surprising that the show's team of twentysomething hosts, Jeff Thurn (pronounced "tern") and Henry Nichols, would lay a slightly alternative rap on Nashville listeners.
A sooty tern: dozens were spotted in New Jersey – far north of their tropical home – after Hurricane Floyd in September 1999.
Wayne Stancill, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife hydraulic engineer, wants to document the rate at which the river creates new shallow-water habitat for endangered fish such as pallid sturgeon, and bare sandbars where endangered bird species such as the piping plover and least tern can nest.
On the beach, a tern skittered toward a receding wave, dipped its beak in the sand, retreated to high ground as the next wave approached.
It would also cut through the heart of prime wildlife habitat, including homes for at least 20 imperiled species, including the whooping crane, pallid sturgeon, woodland caribou, American burying beetle, interior least tern and western prairie fringed orchid.
Endangered species such as the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, Brown pelican, Least tern, and Piping plover are breeding, nesting and feeding along this vulnerable coast.
This particular white tern was just really curious...