feather

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɛðər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfɛðɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(feᵺər)


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feather

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [bird, peacock, eagle, ostrich] feathers
  2. pluck feathers from a [bird]
  3. pluck the [bird's] feathers
  4. found a feather on the ground
  5. wore a feather in his hat
  6. [bright, vivid, gray, colorful] feathers
  7. tickled [him, her feet] with a feather
  8. a [pillow, duvet, cushion] stuffed with feathers
  9. is as light as a feather
  10. could have knocked me over with a feather!
  11. who ruffled her feathers?
  12. smoothed their rumpled feathers (after the argument)
  13. idiom: that's another feather in his cap
  14. idiom: is (feeling) in fine feather (after)
  15. idiom: birds of a feather flock together
v
  1. feather a [dress, costume, mask, cap]
  2. feather the [gas, gas pedal, pedal, clutch]
  3. [he, the boss, the politician] was feathering his own nest
  4. feather [the image, a photo, the edges, a canvas]
  5. feather the [paint, effect, color] in
  6. have your [hair, bangs] feathered
  7. feather the [helicopter, biplane] propeller
  8. feather an oar [slowly, fast, calmly, smoothly]
n as adj
  1. a feather [bed, quilt, cushion]
  2. [cut, make, use, write with] a feather quill
  3. is wearing feather earrings
  4. clean with a feather duster
adv
  1. the [bag, case] is feather-light
  2. the [bed, pillow] is feather-soft
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