Feathery

  • 1 Feathery — Feath er*y, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, feathers; covered with, or as with, feathers; as, feathery spray or snow. Milton. [1913 Webster] Ye feathery people of mid air. Barry Cornwall. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 feathery — [feth′ərē] adj. 1. covered with or as with feathers 2. resembling feathers; soft, light, etc. featheriness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 feathery — [[t]fe̱ðəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is feathery, it has an edge divided into a lot of thin parts so that it looks soft. The foliage was soft and feathery. 2) ADJ GRADED Feathery is used to describe things that are soft and light.… …

    English dictionary

  • 4 feathery — feath|er|y [ feðəri ] adjective 1. ) like a feather: a feathery leaf/tail 2. ) soft and delicate: Light feathery snowflakes were falling …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 feathery — UK [ˈfeðərɪ] / US adjective 1) like a feather a feathery leaf/tail 2) soft and delicate Light feathery snowflakes were falling …

    English dictionary

  • 6 feathery — adjective 1. adorned with feathers or plumes • Syn: ↑feathered, ↑plumy • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated • Derivationally related forms: ↑feather, ↑featheriness …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 feathery — featheriness, n. /fedh euh ree/, adj. 1. clothed or covered with feathers; feathered. 2. resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial: feathery clouds. [1570 80; FEATHER + Y1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 feathery — feath|er|y [ˈfeðəri] adj looking or feeling light and soft, like a feather ▪ The plant has feathery leaves …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 feathery — adjective 1 made of a lot of soft thin pieces: The plant has feathery leaves. 2 soft and light …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 feathery — feather ► NOUN ▪ any of the flat appendages growing from a bird s skin, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs. ► VERB 1) rotate the blades of (a propeller) to lessen the air or water resistance. 2) (feathered)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 feathery — adjective Date: 1580 resembling, suggesting, or covered with feathers; especially extremely light …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 feathery — adjective a) resembling feathers b) covered with feathers …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 feathery — Synonyms and related words: airy, bubbly, downy, ethereal, fleecy, flossy, fluffy, foamy, frothy, furry, fuzzy, gossamery, hirsute, imponderous, lanate, leger, light, light as air, lighter than vanity, mousse, nappy, peachy, pinnate, pubescent,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 feathery — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. plumed, fluffy, downy; see downy , light 5 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. downy, fluffy, soft, ticklish, gossamer, ethereal. ANT.: prickly, hard, sharp …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 feathery — feath·er·y || feðərɪ adj. light, soft, airy; covered in feathers, feathered …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 feathery — adj 1. feathered, fledged, plumose, plumed, pennaceous, tufted; downy, fluffy, flossy, fleecy. 2. light, lightweight, featherweight, featherlight, light as air, light as a feather, gossamer, gossamery; unsubstantial, imponderous, weightless;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 feathery — feath·ery …

    English syllables

  • 18 feathery — [ˈfeðəri] adj like a feather …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 feathery — feath•er•y [[t]ˈfɛð ə ri[/t]] adj. 1) clothed or covered with feathers 2) resembling feathers; light; airy • Etymology: 1570–80 feath′er•i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 feathery — /ˈfɛðəri/ (say fedhuhree) adjective 1. clothed or covered with feathers; feathered. 2. resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial. {feather + y1} –featheriness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary