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Definition 1: a mattress stuffed with feathers - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for featherbed in the sense of this definition

(featherbed is a kind of ...) a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

Definition 2: hire more workers than are necessary - [verb of communication]

(featherbed is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

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

  • grandparents often pamper the children
  • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

Synonyms for featherbed in the sense of this definition

(featherbed is a kind of ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

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