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1. feather

noun. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds.

Synonyms

  • quill
  • ceratin
  • vane
  • contour feather
  • marabou
  • quill feather
  • bird
  • calamus
  • body covering
  • plume
  • plumage
  • melanin
  • down feather
  • hackle
  • bastard wing
  • aftershaft
  • shaft
  • down
  • keratin
  • web
  • spurious wing
  • animal material
  • alula
  • pinion
  • flight feather

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • worsen
  • ascending
  • high

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Feather

  • merriweather
  • get-together
  • altogether
  • together
  • whether
  • grether
  • weather
  • tether
  • sether
  • raether
  • nether
  • leather
  • heather

How do you pronounce feather?

Pronounce feather as ˈfɛðər.

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Sentences with feather


1. Noun, singular or mass
Press the steam button as you move the iron over the length of the feather.

2. Adjective, comparative
Take the feather off of the ironing board once you have straightened it out.

3. Adverb
You can clean your duck feather sofa cushions using an effective method that involves a bath tub.

4. Adjective
Place the duck feather cushion in the tub.

5. Adverb, comparative
Repeat feather applying process.

Quotes about feather


1. Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.
- Virginia Woolf

2. O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

3. Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
- Allen Ginsberg

2. princes-feather

noun. tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal.

Synonyms

  • gentleman's-cane
  • red amaranth
  • purple amaranth
  • prince's-plume
  • Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys
  • Amaranthus cruentus
  • amaranth

3. gay-feather

noun. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads.

Synonyms

  • Liatris
  • blazing star
  • snakeroot
  • Liatris pycnostachya
  • wildflower
  • dotted gayfeather
  • wild flower
  • Liatris punctata
  • button snakeroot
  • genus Liatris
  • gayfeather

4. prince's-feather

noun. tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal.

Synonyms

  • gentleman's-cane
  • red amaranth
  • purple amaranth
  • prince's-plume
  • Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys
  • Amaranthus cruentus
  • amaranth

5. feather

verb. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] join tongue and groove, in carpentry.

Synonyms

  • conjoin

Antonyms

  • differentiate
  • dedifferentiate

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. feather

verb. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] turn the paddle; in canoeing.

Synonyms

  • square

Antonyms

  • raised
  • safe

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. feather

noun. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls.

Synonyms

  • rowing
  • feathering
  • row
  • rotary motion

Antonyms

  • carinate
  • underdress
  • dress down
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. feather

verb. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] turn the oar, while rowing.

Synonyms

  • row

Antonyms

  • lowland
  • rising

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. feather

verb. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] cover or fit with feathers.

Antonyms

  • enable

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. feather

verb. ['ˈfɛðɝ'] grow feathers.

Synonyms

  • fledge
  • produce
  • grow
  • get
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • elated
  • upward
  • upwards
  • upwardly

Etymology

  • fether (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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