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feath·ered

 (fĕth′ərd)
adj.
1. Covered, provided, or adorned with feathers.
2. Having feathering, as an animal's coat.
3. Moving swiftly: feathered feet.
4. Having the chords of propeller blades parallel to the line of flight.

feathered

(ˈfɛðəd)
adj
adorned with feathers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.feathered - adorned with feathers or plumes
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
2.feathered - having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends"
featherless, unfeathered - having no feathers; "a featherless biped"; "the unfeathered legs of an Orpington"
Translations
مَكْسو بِالرّيش، مُزَيَّن بالرّيش
opeřený
fjerbeklædt
fjaîraîur, fiîraîur
tüylü

feathered

[ˈfeðəd] ADJ [bird] → plumado, con plumas
our feathered friends (hum) → nuestros amigos plumados, nuestros amigos las aves

feathered

[ˈfɛðərd] adj
[hat, head-dress] → à plumes

feathered

adjgefiedert

feathered

[ˈfɛðəd] adjpiumato/a
our feathered friends → i nostri amici pennuti

feather

(ˈfeðə) noun
one of the things that grow from a bird's skin that form the covering of its body. They cleaned the oil off the seagull's feathers.
verb
to line, cover or decorate with feathers. The eagle feathers its nest with down from its own breast.
ˈfeathered adjective
ˈfeathery adjective
1. of, like, or covered in, a feather or feathers. a feathery hat.
2. soft and light. a feathery touch.
a feather in one's cap
something one can be proud of. Winning the race was quite a feather in his cap.
feather one's (own) nest
to gain money for oneself or to make oneself rich while serving others in a position of trust. All the time he has been a member of that committee he has been feathering his own nest.
References in classic literature ?
The little cabarets and sutlers' shops along the bay resounded with the scraping of fiddles, with snatches of old French songs, with Indian whoops and yells, while every plumed and feathered vagabond had his troop of loving cousins and comrades at his heels.
I had reason to think that he might not need them again, seeing that a thirty-inch shaft had feathered in his back."
But this thing, itself no chicken, with the seeming of a wild feathered thing of the jungle that was fair game for any dog, talked to him with the voice of a god.
"Get off your foot, or I'll throw the leg of Moses at you," was the next command from the tiny feathered thing.
So prodigious was the number of the birds that the scattering fire of the guns, with the hurling of missiles and the cries of the boys, had no other effect than to break off small flocks from the immense masses that continued to dart along the valley, as if the whole of the feathered tribe were pouring through that one pass.
The air was filled with their irregular flight, layer rising above layer, far above the tops of the highest pines, none daring to advance beyond the dangerous pass; when, suddenly, some of the headers of the feathered tribes shot across the valley, taking their flight directly over the village, and hundreds of thousands in their rear followed the example, deserting the eastern side of the plain to their persecutors and the slain.
Hairless dogs have imperfect teeth; long-haired and coarse-haired animals are apt to have, as is asserted, long or many horns; pigeons with feathered feet have skin between their outer toes; pigeons with short beaks have small feet, and those with long beaks large feet.
Nevertheless, word of the find has electrified paleontologists worldwide because it appears to provide the most dramatic evidence to date that birds evolved from small feathered dinosaurs.
Two species of feathered dinosaurs have turned up in China, clinching the argument that birds arose from meat-eating dinosaurs, reports an international team of paleontologists this week.
A team of Chinese paleontologists has discovered two nearly complete fossils of a small, feathered dinosaur that they say had four wings.
Also, scientists can look at braincase structures in more-recent flightless feathered dinosaurs, such as Caudipteryx (SN: 8/19/00, p.
In the new scenario, the animal held its feathered legs and feet beneath the body, says Sankar Chatterjee, a paleontologist at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.