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English noun: feather

1. feather (animal) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Synonymsplumage, plume

Broader (hypernym)animal material, body covering

Narrower (hyponym)aftershaft, alula, bastard wing, contour feather, down, down feather, flight feather, hackle, marabou, pinion, quill, quill feather, scapular, spurious wing

Part holonymcalamus, quill, shaft, vane, web

Part meronymbird

Substance holonymceratin, keratin, melanin

2. feather (act) turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls


Broader (hypernym)rotary motion, rotation

Part meronymrow, rowing

English verb: feather

1. feather (contact) join tongue and groove, in carpentry

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join

2. feather (contact) cover or fit with feathers

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

3. feather (competition) turn the paddle; in canoeing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)paddle

4. feather (competition) turn the oar, while rowing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)row

5. feather (body) grow feathers

SamplesThe young sparrows are fledging already.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)acquire, develop, get, grow, produce

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