Definition of Featherbed

1. Noun. A mattress stuffed with feathers.

Exact synonyms: Feather Bed
Generic synonyms: Mattress



2. Verb. Treat with excessive indulgence. "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

3. Verb. Hire more workers than are necessary.
Generic synonyms: Employ, Engage, Hire

Definition of Featherbed

1. Noun. A mattress stuffed with feathers ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To treat someone with excessive indulgence; to pamper, cosset or mollycoddle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Featherbed

1. [v -BEDDED, -BEDDING, -BEDS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Featherbed

feather bed
feather beds
feather boa
feather duster
feather dusters
feather geranium
feather in one's cap
feather one's nest
feather one's own nest
feather palm
feather pen
feather star
feather wool
featherback
featherbed (current term)
featherbedded
featherbedding
featherbeddings
featherbeds
featherbrain
featherbrained
featherbrains
featherdown
feathered
featheredge
featheredged
featheredges
featheredging
featheredness

Literary usage of Featherbed

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1. Genealogy of the family of Gresham by Granville William G. Leveson Gower (1883)
"... and one featherbed and all belonging to it and one paire of sheets and one suit of my wearing ..."

2. The Prairie Schooner by William Francis Hooker (1918)
"featherbed, as the sun peeped over a rise in the land, waited impatiently. ... When the party finally got away Watson, turning to featherbed as they ..."

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