Associations to the word «Vulture»

Pictures for the word «Vulture»


VULTURE, noun. Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
VULTURE, noun. (colloquial) A person who profits from the suffering of others.
VULTURE CAPITALIST, noun. (derogatory) (finance) a takeover artist who loads a venture up with debt while extracting capital for profit, making the firm go bankrupt
VULTURE FUND, noun. A hedge fund or private equity fund that invests in debt considered to be very weak or in imminent default. Investors profit by buying debt at a discounted price on a secondary market and then suing the debtor for a larger amount than the purchasing price.
VULTURE FUNDS, noun. Plural of vulture fund

Dictionary definition

VULTURE, noun. Any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion.
VULTURE, noun. Someone who attacks in search of booty.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats