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Feather meaning

feather - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. grow feathers; " The young sparrows are fledging already"
  2. 2. One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour feathers, quills, and down.
  3. 3. The fringe of long hair on the legs of the setter and some other dogs.
  4. 4. A tuft of peculiar, long, frizzly hair on a horse.
  5. 5. One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow.
  6. 6. A longitudinal strip projecting as a fin from an object, to strengthen it, or to enter a channel in another object and thereby prevent displacement sidwise but permit motion lengthwise; a spline.
  7. 7. The angular adjustment of an oar or paddle- wheel float, with reference to a horizontal axis, as it leaves or enters the water.
  8. 8. To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap.
  9. 9. To adorn, as with feathers; to fringe.
  10. 10. To render light as a feather; to give wings to.
  11. 11. To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.
  12. 12. To have the appearance of a feather or of feathers; to be or to appear in feathery form.
  13. 13. Kind; nature; species; - from the proverbial phrase, Birds of a feather, that is, of the same species.
  14. 14. To grow or form feathers; to become feathered; - often with out; as, the birds are feathering out.
  15. 15. To curdle when poured into another liquid, and float about in little flakes or feathers; as, the cream feathers
  16. 16. To turn to a horizontal plane; - said of oars.
  17. 17. One of those growths which form the covering of birds; anything like a feather.
  18. 18. To cover with feathers.

feather - examples of usage

  1. One can test this, if he will, by blowing on any stiff feather. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. He must have been in this condition a long time, for the bill was half worn through, and he was so light that the wind blew him about like a great feather when he attempted to fly. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. " We feared we knew not what evil medicine they might have used against thee, little Snow Feather. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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