Related (10): plume, down, quill, fluff, pluck, bird, wing, flight, grace, elegance.
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feather (noun) · feathers (plural noun)
- any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs:
- one of the feathers or featherlike vanes fastened to the shaft of an arrow or a dart.
- a fringe of long hair on the legs of a dog, horse, or other animal.
- rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance.
- vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades).
- turn (an oar) so that it passes through the air edgewise:
- float, move, or wave like a feather:
- touch (someone or something) very lightly.
- (of ink, lipstick, etc.) separate into tiny lines after application:
- shorten or taper the hair by cutting or trimming:
Synonymsplume, quill, plumage, feathering, down, hackles, crest, tuft, topknot, pinion, covert, remex, rectrix, plumule, vibrissae, flag
"Feather" Example Sentences
ruffle someone's feathers - to annoy someone or make them angry
light as a feather - something very light
fly off the handle - to get very angry suddenly
put your feet up - to relax
feather your nest - to make money or gain advantage for yourself
on the right track - doing the correct thing or headed in the right direction
break a leg! - used as a wish of good luck for a performance
under the weather - not feeling well or slightly ill
a feather in your cap - something that brings you honor or praise
pull out all the stops - to make maximum effort
feel under the weather - to not feel well
turn over a new leaf - to change one's bad habits and start afresh
at the drop of a hat - willing to do something immediately