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Definition 1: turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for feather in the sense of this definition

(feather is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

(... is part of feather) the act of rowing as a sport

Definition 2: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for feather in the sense of this definition

(feather is a kind of ...) any covering for the body or a body part

(feather is a kind of ...) material derived from animals

(... is a kind of feather ) a feather covering the shoulder of a bird

(... is a kind of feather ) any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

(... is a kind of feather ) long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

(... is a kind of feather ) the downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments

(... is a kind of feather ) tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing

(... is a kind of feather ) feathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape

(... is a kind of feather ) a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds

(... is a kind of feather ) soft fine feathers

(feather is a part of ...) the hollow spine of a feather

(feather is a part of ...) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft

(... is part of feather) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

(feather is made of the substance ...) a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves

(feather is made of the substance ...) insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

Definition 3: grow feathers - [verb of body]

Samples where feather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The young sparrows are fledging already

Synonyms for feather in the sense of this definition

(feather is a kind of ...) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Definition 4: turn the oar, while rowing - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for feather in the sense of this definition

(feather is a kind of ...) propel with oars

"row the boat across the lake"

Definition 5: turn the paddle; in canoeing - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for feather in the sense of this definition

(feather is a kind of ...) propel with a paddle

"paddle your own canoe"

Definition 6: cover or fit with feathers - [verb of contact]

(feather is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 7: join tongue and groove, in carpentry - [verb of contact]

(feather is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

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