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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [stawrk]
    • /stɔrk/
    • /stɔːk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [stawrk]
    • /stɔrk/

Definitions of stork word

  • noun plural stork any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and bill. Compare adjutant stork, jabiru, marabou (def 1), white stork, wood ibis. 1
  • noun plural stork the stork, this bird as the mythical or symbolic deliverer of a new baby: My brother and his wife are expecting the stork in July. 1
  • noun stork large wading bird 1
  • noun stork folklore: bird that brings babies 1
  • countable noun stork A stork is a large bird with a long beak and long legs, which lives near water. 0
  • noun stork any large wading bird of the family Ciconiidae, chiefly of warm regions of the Old World, having very long legs and a long stout pointed bill, and typically having a white-and-black plumage: order Ciconiiformes 0

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Origin of stork

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English storc; cognate with German Storch, Old Norse storkr; akin to stark

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Parts of speech for Stork


stork popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

stork usage trend in Literature

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