Definition of Fledged

1. Adjective. (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination.

Exact synonyms: Mature
Similar to: Fledgeling, Fledgling, Full-fledged, Fully Fledged
Antonyms: Unfledged
Derivative terms: Matureness, Maturity



2. Adjective. (of an arrow) equipped with feathers.
Exact synonyms: Vaned
Similar to: Feathered

Definition of Fledged

1. Verb. (past of fledge) ¹

2. Adjective. Able to fly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fledged

1. fledge [v] - See also: fledge

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fledged

flecked retina
flecked retina syndrome
flecker
fleckered
fleckering
fleckers
flecking
fleckless
flecks
flecky
flection
flectional
flections
fled
fledge
fledged (current term)
fledgeless
fledgeling
fledgeling(a)
fledges
fledgier
fledgiest
fledging
fledgling
fledgling(a)
fledglings
fledgy
flee
fleece
fleece worm

Literary usage of Fledged

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1. Progress of a Race, Or, The Remarkable Advancement of the American Negro by Henry F. Kletzing, William Henry Crogman (1898)
"Full-fledged Men.—But, if this country is to be our home, the Negro must be a self-controlling, ... In other words, we must be full-fledged men. ..."

2. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"Juvenal Plumage Recently-fledged juveniles are uniformly dark brownish above ... Recently-fledged juveniles also retain the egg tooth for some time after ..."

3. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"... ah the delight, the passion 1 Newly fledged, her visible song, a mar- All the Loves wept, listening ; sick with anguish, Stood the crowned nine Muses ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"(Mus. Smiths. Inst.) Breeds as far south as Japan and California. Nat. size. Adult female. Nat. size. Young scarcely fledged. Fig. ..."

5. Ten Years in Washington: Life and Scenes in the National Capital, as a Woman by Mary Clemmer (1874)
"... if— What Won't Work a Reformation—A Pity for Miss Nellie Grant^How She Suddenly " Came Out "—" A Full fledged Woman of Fashion"— A " Shoal of Pretty ..."

6. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"In this first novel she is a little girl precociously familiar with evil courses, now she is full fledged and a fair representative of the Parisian ..."

7. Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery by Noah Brooks (1894)
"... the State Capital to Springfield— Compliments to the Sangamon Chief—Lincoln a Full-fledged Lawyer —Riding the Illinois Circuit—Distinguished Associates ..."

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