F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feth -erd]
    • /ˈfɛð ərd/
    • /ˈfeð.əd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -erd]
    • /ˈfɛð ərd/

Definitions of feathered word

  • adjective feathered clothed, covered, or provided with feathers, as a bird or an arrow. 1
  • adjective feathered quick; rapid; speedy; swift: feathered feet. 1
  • adjective feathered (of a veneer) cut to show a figure resembling a plume. 1
  • noun feathered one of the horny structures forming the principal covering of birds, consisting typically of a hard, tubular portion attached to the body and tapering into a thinner, stemlike portion bearing a series of slender, barbed processes that interlock to form a flat structure on each side. 1
  • noun feathered kind; character; nature: two boys of the same feather. 1
  • noun feathered something like a feather, as a tuft or fringe of hair. 1

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Origin of feathered

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English fethered, Old English gefetherede, see feather, -ed3

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Parts of speech for Feathered


feathered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for feathered

adj feathered

  • wispy — being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike: a wispy plant.
  • cespitose — growing in dense, matlike clumps without creeping stems, as moss, grass, etc.
  • comose — having a tuft of hairs; hairy
  • fluffy — of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
  • downy — of the nature of or resembling down; fluffy; soft.

verb feathered

  • give — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • contribute — If you contribute to something, you say or do things to help to make it successful.
  • administer — If someone administers something such as a country, the law, or a test, they take responsibility for organizing and supervising it.
  • bring — If you bring someone or something with you when you come to a place, they come with you or you have them with you.
  • hand over — the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb.

adjective feathered

  • feathery — clothed or covered with feathers; feathered.
  • plumed — having or appearing to have a plume or plumes.
  • elevated — Situated or placed higher than the surrounding area.

Antonyms for feathered

adj feathered

  • lowly — humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.
  • slow — moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.

verb feathered

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • refrain — to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often followed by from): I refrained from telling him what I thought.
  • withhold — to hold back; restrain or check.
  • shun — to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid.
  • subtract — to withdraw or take away, as a part from a whole.

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