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’
    • ‘His popular soul classics band continues to impress with a bevy of autumn gigs around the county.’
    • ‘Apart from enriching a bevy of lawyers, the tribunals have yielded little.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Maybe the 53-year-old singer looks a little out of place standing among a bevy of beautiful models in a music video.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 serial artistes, including film stars, share experiences with viewers in another programme.’
    • ‘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 consumer products fill our everyday lives.’
    • ‘Millions of dollars are raised from developers, financial institutions, media moguls and a bevy of corporate heavy weights.’
    • ‘She rode onstage astride a motorbike, a bevy of similar bikes swarming around her shiny, gold, spandex-clad form.’
    • ‘A bevy of Party spokesmen went on television interview programs Sunday to justify the advertising campaign.’
    • ‘With that said, there's a bevy of new beat-friendly nights coming up for your summer amusement.’
    • ‘The English playwright has made an impressive career producing a bevy of hard-hitting, didactic and experimental plays.’
    • ‘We were set to shoot the gambling scene where I - a wonderfully decadent aristocrat surrounded by a bevy of beauties - am fleeced.’
    • ‘Filling in their sound with a bevy of horns, keyboards and synthesizers, the explosive troupe leaves a larger than life impression on their audiences.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A bevy of local dignitaries lunge forward to meet and greet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Voter interest was sparked by both the unexpected calling of the election and a bevy of celebrity candidates.’
    group, gang, troop, troupe, party, company, band, body, crowd, pack, army, herd, flock, drove, horde, galaxy, assemblage, gathering
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    1. 1.1 A group of birds, especially quail, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
      • ‘The French windows were open, and some of the guests, glasses in hand, were watching a little bevy of chaffinches splashing in the bird bath.’
      • ‘However, the unusual presence of a bevy of peacocks in the Arts department always manages to draw much interest and amazement.’
      • ‘There was a regiment of gardeners and farmers to look after the grounds and the park, and a bevy of peacocks to adorn the gardens’
      • ‘For example, do you ever see a quail with a bevy of sparrows?’
      • ‘When they fly, they are often followed by a bevy of blackbirds trying to drive them away.’
      • ‘There was barely time to pay my respects to the phoebe before a flash of blue wings made me aware of something more interesting still, a bevy of bluebirds.’
      • ‘A bevy of swallows took wing at his entrance, the timid rabbit fled at his intrusive step, and a green lizard glided from beneath the hand with which he supported his agitated frame against one of the columns.’
      • ‘I once watched a bevy of blackbirds take off from the top of this cliff, doing increasingly complex maneuvers.’
      • ‘He has even acquired a llama, an ostrich and a bevy of peacocks in hopes of attracting visitors.’
      • ‘Nearer at hand, a pointed magnolia tree shone evergreen beside the naked poplars, and a bevy of sparrows fluttered in and out amid the sheltering leaves.’


Late Middle English: of unknown origin.