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Synonyms for feather
ˈfɛð ərfeath·er

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  1. feathernoun

    To rotate the oars while they are out of the water to reduce wind resistance.

    feathers, feathering, horsefeathers


Princeton's WordNet

  1. feather, plume, plumagenoun

    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

    feathering, plumage, plume

  2. feather, featheringverb

    turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls

    feathering, plumage, plume

  3. featherverb

    join tongue and groove, in carpentry

    square, fledge

  4. featherverb

    cover or fit with feathers

    square, fledge

  5. feather, squareverb

    turn the paddle; in canoeing

    square, square up, fledge

  6. feather, squareverb

    turn the oar, while rowing

    square, square up, fledge

  7. fledge, featherverb

    grow feathers

    "The young sparrows are fledging already"

    square, flight, fledge

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. feathernoun


  2. feathernoun

    kind, nature, species

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. feathernoun

    plume, quill, pinion

  2. featherverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "feather":

    feathers, plume, pen, quill, risha, badminton

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  1. Chad Eliason:

    Hummingbirds have bright, iridescent feathers, but if you took a hummingbird feather and smashed it into tiny pieces, you’d only see black dust. The pigment in the feathers is black, but the shapes of the melanosomes that produce that pigment are what make the colors in hummingbird feathers that we see.

  2. Allen Ginsberg:

    Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!

  3. Gus Kenworthy:

    I ’m not everybody’s cup of tea, i ’m out and proud and gay and loud. I think that a lot of athletes really want to kind of feather the line of every different angle and sort of be able to appeal to the masses. I’ve already kind of accepted that that’s not what I ’m going to do. So I ’m just going to speak my truth.

  4. Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time:

    Death is as light as a feather; duty as heavy as a mountain.

  5. Jordan, Robert:

    Duty is heavier than a mountain, death lighter than a feather.

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