Definition of bevy in English:



  • 1A large group of people or things of a particular kind.

    ‘a bevy of big-name cameos will keep the adults entertained’
    • ‘Filling in their sound with a bevy of horns, keyboards and synthesizers, the explosive troupe leaves a larger than life impression on their audiences.’
    • ‘She rode onstage astride a motorbike, a bevy of similar bikes swarming around her shiny, gold, spandex-clad form.’
    • ‘It is one of the most anticipated shows of the week, and lures a bevy of TV and print journalists from all over the world.’
    • ‘The English playwright has made an impressive career producing a bevy of hard-hitting, didactic and experimental plays.’
    • ‘Maybe the 53-year-old singer looks a little out of place standing among a bevy of beautiful models in a music video.’
    • ‘Apart from enriching a bevy of lawyers, the tribunals have yielded little.’
    • ‘I made sure they met some of the club's regulars who are from Mexico, as well as a bevy of beautiful models who speak Spanish.’
    • ‘A bevy of Party spokesmen went on television interview programs Sunday to justify the advertising campaign.’
    • ‘Voter interest was sparked by both the unexpected calling of the election and a bevy of celebrity candidates.’
    • ‘A bevy of serial artistes, including film stars, share experiences with viewers in another programme.’
    • ‘A bevy of local dignitaries lunge forward to meet and greet.’
    • ‘With that said, there's a bevy of new beat-friendly nights coming up for your summer amusement.’
    • ‘A bevy of consumer products fill our everyday lives.’
    • ‘My children are in the unusual position of having only one cousin - on the other side of the globe - and a bevy of doting, but nevertheless, childless aunts and uncles.’
    • ‘Some of the country's top models joined a bevy of our own local beauties on the catwalk recently for a charity fashion show in aid of the Day Care Centre.’
    • ‘A bevy of white-shirted staff hovered around us, thrusting into our hands rather scruffy menus, more suited to the takeaway side of the business than the restaurant.’
    • ‘We were set to shoot the gambling scene where I - a wonderfully decadent aristocrat surrounded by a bevy of beauties - am fleeced.’
    • ‘Millions of dollars are raised from developers, financial institutions, media moguls and a bevy of corporate heavy weights.’
    • ‘His popular soul classics band continues to impress with a bevy of autumn gigs around the county.’
    • ‘Everyone in the cast was superb, a bevy of attractive young girls and handsome young men who could all sing, dance and act with such enthusiasm.’
    group, gang, troop, troupe, party, company, band, body, crowd, pack, army, herd, flock, drove, horde, galaxy, assemblage, gathering
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  • 2rare A group of roe deer, quails, or larks.

    ‘a bevy of larks trill their carefree songs’
    • ‘Your woodman talked of a bevy of roes.’
    • ‘You might happen upon a bevy of larks, chirping or singing together.’
    • ‘I once surprised a fox that was cautiously making its way towards a large bevy of quails.’
    • ‘As we passed along we started many a bevy of quails.’
    • ‘A bevy of larks mounted invisible stairs to heaven.’
    • ‘Two gentlemen, hunting some years ago in Rappahannock County, Virginia, came across a bevy of quails.’


Late Middle English: of unknown origin.