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feather

feath·er

feather

 
pronunciation:
fe thr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
feather in one's cap, feather one's nest
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the structures forming the plumage of birds, consisting of a hollow, tapering, horny shaft growing from the skin and bearing a web of slender, parallel, interlocked barbs on either side.
 
definition 2: something resembling a bird's plumage, such as the silky hair on the rear side of some dogs' legs or the vane of an arrow, or something shaped like a feather.
definition 3: (pl.) plumage or attire.
definition 4: condition or character.
in fine featherbirds of a feather
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form
phrase: feather in one's cap
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: feathered, feathering, feathers
definition 1: to put feathers on or in (a covering, lining, tip, or the like).
definition 2: to cut and thin (an edge or hair ends).
definition 3: to turn and hold (an oar blade) horizontally between strokes in rowing.
definition 4: to turn the chords of (propeller blades) parallel to the line of flight, or turn off (a plane's engine) during flight.
phrase: feather one's nest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to grow, or become covered with, feathers.
definition 2: to grow or spread out like feathers.
definition 3: to hold an oar parallel to the water between rowing strokes.
definition 4: to turn the chords of an airplane propeller's blades parallel to the line of flight.
derivations: featherless (adj.), featherlike (adj.)
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