Feather - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeðər|  American pronunciation of the word feather
Brit.  |ˈfɛðə|  British pronunciation of the word feather

noun

- the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds (syn: plumage, plume)
- turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls (syn: feathering)

verb

- join tongue and groove, in carpentry
- cover or fit with feathers
- turn the paddle; in canoeing (syn: square)
- turn the oar, while rowing (syn: square)
- grow feathers (syn: fledge)

Examples

...the two brothers are sports-obsessed jocks, and most of their friends are of the same feather...

...prom couples strutted into the ballroom in full feather...

Tita weighs about a feather and a half.

Fine feathers make fine birds. посл.

Birds of a feather flock together. посл.

She was as light as a feather (=very light) to carry.

Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: feather
he/she/it: feathers
present participle: feathering
past tense: feathered
past participle: feathered
noun
singular: feather
plural: feathers
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