Pronunciation: (stôrk),[key] —n., —pl.storks,(esp. collectively)stork. 1. any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and bill. Cf. adjutant stork, jabiru, marabou (def. 1), white stork, wood ibis. 2. 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.