Synonyms
Antonyms

1. high-tail

verb. retreat at full speed.

Synonyms

  • flee
  • take flight

Antonyms

  • increase
  • dry fly
  • wet fly

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Words that Rhyme with Tail Feather

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

Example sentences of the word tail-feather


1. Noun Phrase
Eagle feathers, especially the 12 tail feathers, were significant to the Cherokee.

2. Noun Phrase
Only great warriors or medicine men were allowed to possess or carry golden eagle tail feathers.

3. Noun Phrase
These feathers were taken from the area directly beneath the tail feathers of a hawk or an eagle.

4. Noun Phrase
The peacock is well known for its beautiful tail feathers.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.

Synonyms

  • dock
  • bobtail
  • rattle
  • brush
  • vertebrate
  • oxtail
  • process
  • bob
  • caudal appendage
  • scut
  • craniate
  • uropygium
  • outgrowth
  • flag
  • fluke

Antonyms

  • antecedent
  • natural elevation
  • top
  • side

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the time of the last part of something.

Synonyms

  • tail end
  • ending
  • end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • up
  • lie
  • stand

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] any projection that resembles the tail of an animal.

Synonyms

  • tail end

Antonyms

  • work
  • superior

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on.

Synonyms

  • ass
  • fundament
  • trunk
  • posterior
  • butt
  • bottom
  • derriere
  • rear end
  • can
  • keister
  • buttocks
  • rump
  • prat
  • backside
  • hindquarters
  • stern
  • body
  • torso
  • fanny
  • tooshie
  • hind end
  • buns
  • rear
  • arse
  • tush
  • bum
  • behind
  • nates
  • tail end
  • seat

Antonyms

  • unbreakableness
  • softness
  • thick
  • porosity

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))
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