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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er]
    • /ˈfɛð ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er]
    • /ˈfɛð ər/

Definitions of featherlike word

  • noun featherlike 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 featherlike kind; character; nature: two boys of the same feather. 1
  • noun featherlike something like a feather, as a tuft or fringe of hair. 1
  • noun featherlike something very light, small, or trivial: Your worry is a mere feather. 1
  • noun featherlike Archery. one of the vanes at the tail of an arrow or dart. 1
  • noun featherlike Carpentry. a spline for joining the grooved edges of two boards. 1

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Origin of featherlike

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English fether; cognate with Dutch veder, German Feder, Old Norse fjǫthr; akin to Greek pterón, Sanskrit pátram wing, feather

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Parts of speech for Featherlike


featherlike popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for featherlike

adj featherlike

  • feathery — clothed or covered with feathers; feathered.
  • fleecy — covered with, consisting of, or resembling a fleece or wool: soft, fleecy clouds.
  • fuzzy — of the nature of or resembling fuzz: a soft, fuzzy material.
  • light — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.
  • silky — of or like silk; smooth, lustrous, soft, or delicate: silky skin.

adjective featherlike

  • fluffy — of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
  • wooly — consisting of wool: a woolly fleece.
  • furry — consisting of or resembling fur: a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest.

Antonyms for featherlike

adj featherlike

  • coarse — Coarse things have a rough texture because they consist of thick threads or large pieces.
  • rough — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.
  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.

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