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  1. feather

    • IPA[ˈfeT͟Hər]

    美式

    • n.
      any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs;one of the feathers or featherlike vanes fastened to the shaft of an arrow or a dart.
    • v.
      rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance.;vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades).
    • verb: feather, 3rd person present: feathers, gerund or present participle: feathering, past tense: feathered, past participle: feathered

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    名詞

    • 1. any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs the waxwing has very bright feathers and a prominent crest Sally-Anne, dolled up in ostrich feathers and pearls
    • one of the feathers or featherlike vanes fastened to the shaft of an arrow or a dart.
    • a fringe of long hair on the legs of a dog, horse, or other animal.

    動詞

    • 1. rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance.
    • vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades).
    • turn (an oar) so that it passes through the air edgewise he turned, feathering one oar slowly
    • 2. float, move, or wave like a feather the green fronds feathered against a blue sky
    • touch (someone or something) very lightly.
    • 3. (of ink, lipstick, etc.) separate into tiny lines after application the ink started to feather and smudge don't you just hate it when you spot that your lipstick has feathered around your lips?
    • 4. shorten or taper the hair by cutting or trimming my sister had her hair feathered
    • n.
      the plumage of a bird or part of a bird.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the plumage of a bird or part of a bird.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of a bird) covered with feathers: black-feathered ostriches

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of a bird) covered with feathers: black-feathered ostriches

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    • n.
      a bed that has a mattress stuffed with feathers.
    • v.
      provide (someone) with excessively favourable economic or working conditions: apart from the fees he earns, a practising barrister is not feather-bedded in any way MPs using their office allowance to employ partners as assistants are seen as further evidence of feather-bedding

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      ornamental zigzag sewing.
    • v.
      sew (something) using feather stitch.

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    • n.
      a long-handled brush with a head made of feathers, used for dusting.

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    • n.
      a hairstyle with wispy tapered layers: my mother tried to give me a feather cut
    • v.
      cut (hair) into wispy tapered layers: black feather-cut hair

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    英式

    • n.
      any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting ... the waxwing has very bright feathers and a prominent crest Sally-Anne, dolled up in ostrich feathers and pearls
    • v.
      rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or ...

    Oxford Dictionary