fledged
fledged fledged adj. 1. having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination; -- of birds. [Narrower terms: {fledgling(prenominal), fledgeling(prenominal)}] {unfledged}

Syn: mature. [WordNet 1.5]

2. equipped with feathers; -- of an arrow.

Syn: vaned. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fledged — [fledʒd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: fledge ready to fly (14 19 centuries); related to FLY1] →↑fully fledged …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fledged — [ fledʒd ] adjective with feathers that are developed enough to fly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fledged — adjective 1. (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination • Syn: ↑mature • Ant: ↑unfledged • Similar to: ↑fledgling, ↑fledgeling, ↑full fledged, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fledged — Fledge Fledge, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Fledged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fledging}.] 1. To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers necessary for flight. [1913 Webster] The birds were not as yet fledged enough to shift for themselves. L… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fledged — adjective see fully­fledged …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fledged — un·fledged; …   English syllables

  • fledged — /flejd/, adj. 1. having the plumage or feathers necessary for flight. 2. having the characteristics of maturity. [1570 80; FLEDGE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • fledged — adjective flɛdʒd Able to fly …   Wiktionary

  • fledged — adj. having plumage, feathered; capable of flight; mature fledÊ’ v. grow flight feathers; raise a baby bird; cover with feathers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fledged — UK [fledʒd] / US adjective with feathers that are developed enough to fly …   English dictionary

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