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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


Synonymsfeathering


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


Synonymssquare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)paddle

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


Synonymssquare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)row

5. feather (body) grow feathers


SamplesThe young sparrows are fledging already.


Synonymsfledge


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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









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