full-fledged
adjective Date: 1833 1. fully developed ; total, complete <
a full-fledged biography
>
2. having attained complete status <
full-fledged lawyer
>
3. full-blown 2 <
a full-fledged reunion
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • full-fledged — ˈfull fledged adjective something full fledged is complete and total in its progress or development; = fully fledged Bre: • It has been more than eight years since the economy and stock market went through a full fledged recession and recovery. * …   Financial and business terms

  • full-fledged — adj. 1. having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly; of a bird. {fledgling} Syn: fully fledged. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having gained full status; of persons in respect to human roles; as, a full fledged lawyer; by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • full-fledged — adjective AMERICAN 1. ) completely developed: a full fledged riot/battle 2. ) completely trained: a full fledged doctor 3. ) a full fledged bird has grown all its feathers and is able to fly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • full-fledged — AmE .fully fledged BrE adj [only before noun] completely developed, trained, or established ▪ India has the potential to become a full fledged major power …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • full-fledged — full′ fledged′ adj. 1) of full rank or standing: a full fledged professor[/ex] 2) fully developed • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • full-fledged — 1883 in figurative sense; see FULL (Cf. full) (adj.) + FLEDGE (Cf. fledge) …   Etymology dictionary

  • full-fledged — full grown / full fledged [adj] developed, ripe, ready adult, full blown*, grown, grownup, in one’s prime*, marriageable, mature, nubile, of age, perfected, prime, ripened; concepts 558,578,797 Ant. new, small, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unripe …   New thesaurus

  • full-fledged — [fool′flejd′] adj. 1. having a complete set of feathers: said of birds 2. completely developed or trained; of full rank or status …   English World dictionary

  • full-fledged — index outright Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • full-fledged — N. Amer. ► ADJECTIVE 1) with fully developed wing feathers and able to fly …   English terms dictionary

  • full-fledged — adjective 1. (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly • Syn: ↑fully fledged • Similar to: ↑fledged, ↑mature 2. (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status a full fledged lawyer …   Useful english dictionary

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