Feathered
Feathered Feath"ered, a. 1. Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow. [1913 Webster]

Rise from the ground like feathered Mercury. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Nonsense feathered with soft and delicate phrases and pointed with pathetic accent. --Dr. J. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Having a fringe of feathers, as the legs of certian birds; or of hairs, as the legs of a setter dog. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) Having feathers; -- said of an arrow, when the feathers are of a tincture different from that of the shaft. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feathered — feathered; un·feathered; …   English syllables

  • Feathered — Feather Feath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feathering.}] 1. To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap. [1913 Webster] An eagle had the ill hap to be struck with an arrow feathered from her own wing. L… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feathered — [[t]fe̱ðə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ If you describe something as feathered, you mean that it has feathers on it. Her mother was the proud lady in the feathered hat. 2) PHRASE Birds are sometimes referred to as our feathered friends …   English dictionary

  • feathered — /fedh euhrd/, adj. 1. clothed, covered, or provided with feathers, as a bird or an arrow. 2. quick; rapid; speedy; swift: feathered feet. 3. (of a veneer) cut to show a figure resembling a plume. [bef. 1000; ME fethered, OE gefetherede, see… …   Universalium

  • feathered — feath|ered [ˈfeðəd US ərd] adj 1.) having feathers, or made from feathers 2.) feathered friend informal a bird used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • feathered — feath|ered [ feðərd ] adjective covered with feathers or made from feathers our feathered friends HUMOROUS birds …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feathered — UK [ˈfeðə(r)d] / US [ˈfeðərd] adjective covered with feathers, or made from feathers • our feathered friends …   English dictionary

  • feathered — /ˈfɛðəd/ (say fedhuhd) adjective 1. clothed, covered, or provided with feathers. 2. winged; swift. –phrase 3. feathered friend, a bird …   Australian English dictionary

  • feathered — adjective 1. adorned with feathers or plumes (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑feathery, ↑plumy • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated • Derivationally related forms: ↑feather …   Useful english dictionary

  • feathered — adjective see feather I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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