Definition of bevy in English:

bevy

noun

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

    ‘he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful girls’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Voter interest was sparked by both the unexpected calling of the election and a bevy of celebrity candidates.’
    • ‘The English playwright has made an impressive career producing a bevy of hard-hitting, didactic and experimental plays.’
    • ‘Apart from enriching a bevy of lawyers, the tribunals have yielded little.’
    • ‘A bevy of Party spokesmen went on television interview programs Sunday to justify the advertising campaign.’
    • ‘Filling in their sound with a bevy of horns, keyboards and synthesizers, the explosive troupe leaves a larger than life impression on their audiences.’
    • ‘With that said, there's a bevy of new beat-friendly nights coming up for your summer amusement.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A bevy of consumer products fill our everyday lives.’
    • ‘His popular soul classics band continues to impress with a bevy of autumn gigs around the county.’
    • ‘Millions of dollars are raised from developers, financial institutions, media moguls and a bevy of corporate heavy weights.’
    • ‘We were set to shoot the gambling scene where I - a wonderfully decadent aristocrat surrounded by a bevy of beauties - am fleeced.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Maybe the 53-year-old singer looks a little out of place standing among a bevy of beautiful models in a music video.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She rode onstage astride a motorbike, a bevy of similar bikes swarming around her shiny, gold, spandex-clad form.’
    • ‘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.’
    group, gang, troop, troupe, party, company, band, body, crowd, pack, army, herd, flock, drove, horde, galaxy, assemblage, gathering
    knot, cluster, covey
    bunch, gaggle, posse, crew
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    1. 1.1 A group of birds, especially quail, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
      • ‘When they fly, they are often followed by a bevy of blackbirds trying to drive them away.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘However, the unusual presence of a bevy of peacocks in the Arts department always manages to draw much interest and amazement.’
      • ‘For example, do you ever see a quail with a bevy of sparrows?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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’
      • ‘He has even acquired a llama, an ostrich and a bevy of peacocks in hopes of attracting visitors.’
      • ‘I once watched a bevy of blackbirds take off from the top of this cliff, doing increasingly complex maneuvers.’

Origin

Late Middle English: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

bevy

/ˈbevē/