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fledg·ling

also fledge·ling  (flĕj′lĭng)
n.
1. A young bird that has left the nest and has usually acquired flight feathers, but is often not yet able to fly.
2. A young or inexperienced person.
adj.
New and untried or inexperienced: a fledgling enterprise.

fledgling

(ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ) or

fledgeling

n
1. (Animals) a young bird that has just fledged
a young and inexperienced or untried person, organization or system

fledg•ling

(ˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ)

n.
1. a young bird that has recently fledged.
2. an inexperienced person.
adj.
3. young or inexperienced.
[1820–30]

fledg·ling

(flĕj′lĭng)
A young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly and is capable of surviving outside the nest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fledgling - any new participant in some activity
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
enlistee, recruit - any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
2.fledgling - young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
young bird - a bird that is still young
Adj.1.fledgling - (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers; "a fledgling robin"
fledged, mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
2.fledgling - young and inexperiencedfledgling - young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training

fledgling

noun
1. chick, nestling, young bird The fathers of these fledglings are all dead.
2. new, beginning, developing, emerging, amateur, embryonic, probationary advice he gave to fledgling writers

fledgling

also fledgeling
noun
One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
Translations
طائِر صَغير
nezkušenýptáčátkoptáče
fiatal madármadár: fiatal madár

fledgling

fledgeling [ˈfledʒlɪŋ]
A. N (= young bird) → pajarito m (fig) → novato/a m/f
B. CPD [democracy, writer] → en ciernes; [company, industry] → joven

fledgling

fledgeling [ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ]
noisillon m
modif
(= inexperienced) [person] → novice
(= new) [system, organization] → jeune

fledgling

n (Orn: = young bird) → Jungvogel m
adj democracy, organization, businessjung; personfrischgebacken (inf); fledgling artistNachwuchskünstler(in) m(f); fledgling teacher/writerJunglehrer(in) m(f)/-autor(in) m(f); their feminist movement is fledgling at bestihre Feministenbewegung steckt noch in den Kinderschuhen; they began their fledgling career on a shoestringsie haben ganz klein mit sehr wenig Geld angefangen

fledgling

fledgeling [ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ] nuccellino

fledg(e)ling

(ˈfledʒliŋ) noun
a young bird ready to fly.
References in classic literature ?
Pumblechook, apostrophizing the fowl in the dish, "when you was a young fledgling, what was in store for you.
This time, if I have any eye-sight, they have pecked down trouble for themselves, for Baloo is no fledgling and Bagheera can, as I know, kill more than goats.
He would hear that from every one, and his heart would grow hard, and he would shiver in vain with the cold, like some poor little fledgling that has fallen out of the nest.
It was a great deal to ask of a fledgling morality that was yet scarcely cognizant of its untried wings; but even as the man wavered between right and wrong there crept into his mind the one great and burning question of his life--had he a soul?
Over such feeble fledglings the directress spread a wing of kindliest protection: it was to their bedside she came at night to tuck them warmly in; it was after them she looked in winter to see that they always had a comfortable seat by the stove; it was they who by turns were summoned to the salon to receive some little dole of cake or fruit--to sit on a footstool at the fireside--to enjoy home comforts, and almost home liberty, for an evening together--to be spoken to gently and softly, comforted, encouraged, cherished --and when bedtime came, dismissed with a kiss of true tenderness.
As the serpent ate the eight fledglings and the sparrow that hatched them, which makes nine, so shall we fight nine years at Troy, but in the tenth shall take the town.
The truth was, it was a base fraud--a snare to trap the unwary--chaff to catch fledglings with.
To the birds this was a very poor reason, but the older ones felt grateful to him at this time because he had nursed a number of fledglings through the German measles, and they offered to show him how birds fly a kite.
These solutions will enable both well-established enterprises and fledgling start-up companies to conduct all types of electronic commerce and client interactions with world-class, highly reliable and scalable web applications.
Brown, who joined the fledgling Society's board in 1953, still remembers the agony of trying to get reliable information about MS when his wife was diagnosed in the early 1940s and no central resource existed.
assigning scarce, top-level talent and resources to a fledgling business;
Lamont said yesterday: "He is a fledgling politician and a fledgling journalist and he will have learn you do not damage people's reputations that have been hard won.