Definition of Fully fledged

1. Adjective. (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly.

Exact synonyms: Full-fledged
Similar to: Fledged, Mature



2. Adjective. (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status. "Sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"
Exact synonyms: Full-fledged
Similar to: Experienced, Experient

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fully Fledged

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fullness
fullnesses
fullought
fulloughts
fulls
fullscale
fullsome
fulltime
fullwidth
fully
fully-fledged
fully-loaded
fully briefed
fully fashioned
fully fledged (current term)
fully grown
fully qualified hostname
fully well
fulmar
fulmar petrel
fulmars
fulmiaic
fulminant
fulminant hepatitis
fulminant hyperpyrexia
fulminate
fulminate of mercury
fulminated
fulminates

Literary usage of Fully fledged

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

1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1841)
"Young Male fully fledged. In its second plumage the young male is of a dull green colour, mixed with brown above, greyish-yellow, tinged with green beneath ..."

2. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"I once caught three young eagles of this species, when fully fledged, by having the tree on which their nest was, cut down. It caused great trouble to ..."

3. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"fore the parents drive them off from the nest, they are fully fledged. ... I once caught three young Eagles of this species, when fully fledged, ..."

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