Definition of Feathered

1. Adjective. Adorned with feathers or plumes.

Exact synonyms: Feathery, Plumy
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated
Derivative terms: Feather, Featheriness

2. Adjective. Having or covered with feathers. "Our feathered friends"

Definition of Feathered

1. a. Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow.

Definition of Feathered

1. Adjective. covered with feathers ¹

2. Adjective. (context: rowing) having the blades of oars or propellers parallel to the direction of motion ¹

3. Adjective. (context: engineering manufacturing) of a finely bevelled edge ¹

4. Verb. (past of feather) ¹

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Definition of Feathered

1. feather [v] - See also: feather

Medical Definition of Feathered

1. 1. Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow. "Rise from the ground like feathered Mercury." (Shak) "Nonsense feathered with soft and delicate phrases and pointed with pathetic accent." (Dr. J. Scott) 2. Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees. 3. Having a fringe of feathers, as the legs of certian birds; or of hairs, as the legs of a setter dog. 4. Having feathers; said of an arrow, when the feathers are of a tincture different from that of the shaft. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feathered

feather palm
feather pen
feather star
feather wool
feathered (current term)

Literary usage of Feathered

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The development of the feathered crest is accompanied by a great diminution in the size of the comb, which is sometimes entirely wanting. ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"Third, JW Bentley, Esq., with bizarres Masterpiece feathered and Masterpiece flamed; roses, Anne McGregor feathered and Aglaia flamed ..."

3. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Arg. three arrows ga. two in saltire and one in pale feathered or betw. six 3-foils slipped of the second two in chief two in fess and two in base. ..."

4. The Genetic and the Operative Evidence Relating to Secondary Sexual Characters by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1919)
"As shown in plate 2, the FI male is almost as completely hen-feathered as is the ... Each is completely cock-feathered. The plumage has also undergone a ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"They have no crests, and the feet are feathered to the nails. ... That which is known by thick legs feathered to the nails, is The Great Horned Owl. (St. ..."

6. A Treatise of Agriculture by Adam Dickson (1762)
"Of the plough 'with the feathered Joke. THE difference betwixt the feathered foke and the common foke, ..."

7. Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona by Alfred Vincent Kidder, Samuel James Guernsey (1919)
"feathered pendant (fig. 77).—This object may or may not have been for ... feathered pendant. HOUSEHOLD APPURTENANCES CRADLES RIGID TYPE : Our data as to ..."

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