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Meaning of "feather-bed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FEATHER-BED

feather-bed  [ˈfɛðəˌbɛd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FEATHER-BED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Feather-Bed is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb feather-bed in English.

WHAT DOES FEATHER-BED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of feather-bed in the English dictionary

The definition of feather-bed in the dictionary is to pamper; spoil. Other definition of feather-bed is to limit production, duplicate work, or overman, esp in accordance with a union contract, in order to prevent redundancies or create jobs.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FEATHER-BED

PRESENT

Present
I feather-bed
you feather-bed
he/she/it feather-beds
we feather-bed
you feather-bed
they feather-bed
Present continuous
I am feather-bedding
you are feather-bedding
he/she/it is feather-bedding
we are feather-bedding
you are feather-bedding
they are feather-bedding
Present perfect
I have feather-bedded
you have feather-bedded
he/she/it has feather-bedded
we have feather-bedded
you have feather-bedded
they have feather-bedded
Present perfect continuous
I have been feather-bedding
you have been feather-bedding
he/she/it has been feather-bedding
we have been feather-bedding
you have been feather-bedding
they have been feather-bedding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I feather-bedded
you feather-bedded
he/she/it feather-bedded
we feather-bedded
you feather-bedded
they feather-bedded
Past continuous
I was feather-bedding
you were feather-bedding
he/she/it was feather-bedding
we were feather-bedding
you were feather-bedding
they were feather-bedding
Past perfect
I had feather-bedded
you had feather-bedded
he/she/it had feather-bedded
we had feather-bedded
you had feather-bedded
they had feather-bedded
Past perfect continuous
I had been feather-bedding
you had been feather-bedding
he/she/it had been feather-bedding
we had been feather-bedding
you had been feather-bedding
they had been feather-bedding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will feather-bed
you will feather-bed
he/she/it will feather-bed
we will feather-bed
you will feather-bed
they will feather-bed
Future continuous
I will be feather-bedding
you will be feather-bedding
he/she/it will be feather-bedding
we will be feather-bedding
you will be feather-bedding
they will be feather-bedding
Future perfect
I will have feather-bedded
you will have feather-bedded
he/she/it will have feather-bedded
we will have feather-bedded
you will have feather-bedded
they will have feather-bedded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been feather-bedding
you will have been feather-bedding
he/she/it will have been feather-bedding
we will have been feather-bedding
you will have been feather-bedding
they will have been feather-bedding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would feather-bed
you would feather-bed
he/she/it would feather-bed
we would feather-bed
you would feather-bed
they would feather-bed
Conditional continuous
I would be feather-bedding
you would be feather-bedding
he/she/it would be feather-bedding
we would be feather-bedding
you would be feather-bedding
they would be feather-bedding
Conditional perfect
I would have feather-bed
you would have feather-bed
he/she/it would have feather-bed
we would have feather-bed
you would have feather-bed
they would have feather-bed
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been feather-bedding
you would have been feather-bedding
he/she/it would have been feather-bedding
we would have been feather-bedding
you would have been feather-bedding
they would have been feather-bedding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you feather-bed
we let´s feather-bed
you feather-bed
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to feather-bed
Past participle
feather-bedded
Present Participle
feather-bedding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FEATHER-BED


childbed
ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛd
deathbed
ˈdɛθˌbɛd
flowerbed
ˈflaʊəˌbɛd
hotbed
ˈhɒtˌbɛd
lakebed
ˈleɪkˌbɛd
lie-abed
ˈlaɪəˌbɛd
roadbed
ˈrəʊdˌbɛd
seedbed
ˈsiːdˌbɛd
slugabed
ˈslʌɡəˌbɛd
sunbed
ˈsʌnˌbɛd
vartabed
ˈvɑːtəˌbɛd
Z-bed
ˈzɛdˌbɛd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FEATHER-BED

feather
feather bed
feather boa
feather cut
feather duster
feather grass
feather in one´s cap
feather one´s nest
feather palm
feather star
feather-brained
feather-edged
feather-like
feather-veined
featherbedding
featherbrain
feathered
featheredge
featherhead
featherheaded

WORDS THAT END LIKE FEATHER-BED

abed
absorbed
barbed
disturbed
double bed
dubbed
embed
flatbed
go to bed
grabbed
hospital bed
prescribed
put to bed
ribbed
robbed
rubbed
sofa bed
stabbed
subbed
test-bed

Synonyms and antonyms of feather-bed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «feather-bed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FEATHER-BED

Find out the translation of feather-bed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of feather-bed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «feather-bed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

羽毛床
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pluma - cama
570 millions of speakers

English

feather-bed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंख बिस्तर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ريشة سرير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pena - cama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পালকের বিছানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lit de plume
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Katil bulu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Federbett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

羽毛ベッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깃털 침대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bulu-bed
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lông giường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறகு படுக்கையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंख-बेड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tüy yataklı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piuma - letto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pióro - łóżko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pene - pat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φτερό - κρεβάτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

feather -bed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fjäder -bädd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fjær -bed
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of feather-bed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FEATHER-BED»

The term «feather-bed» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.065 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FEATHER-BED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «feather-bed» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «feather-bed» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about feather-bed

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FEATHER-BED»

Discover the use of feather-bed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to feather-bed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story
Professional storyteller Carmen Deedy spins a riotous morality tale in Agatha's Feather Bed.
2
The Feather-Bed Journey
So Grandma tells the feather-bed story.
Paula Kurzband Feder, 1995
3
Is There Room on the Feather Bed
One rainy night a wee fat man and his wee fat wife are joined in their feather bed by a variety of animals including a skunk.
Libba Moore Gray, Don Madden, 1999
4
John Denver's Grandma's Feather Bed
A picture book adaptation of the song written by Jim Connor, and made popular by John Denver, which celebrates the fun of visiting grandmother's house. Includes facts about Connor and Denver, their grandparents, and their music.
John Denver, 2007
5
Grandma’s Feather Bed
“Grandma's Feather Bed” was written by Jim Connor, a renowned banjo player, and “adopted” by John Denver. John and Jim were friends, and around the holiday time in 1968, before skiing, Jim sang the little ballad. John had a tiny cassette ...
John Denver, 2011
6
Lightning never strikes twice (if you own a feather bed): ...
Lists hundreds of superstitions dealing with objects, people, plants, animals, weather, and events
Vergilius Ture Anselm Ferm, 1989
7
A True State of the Proceedings of the Prisoners in the ...
Paterfon'/ Room, Atl the Furniture there, being Hangings, Feather Bed, Bedflead, Table and Iron Bars, not worth more than Mr. Galchlave'/ Room, A Bedftead 'and Curtains, MatreJJes, Feather Bed and Bolfler, T<tb/r>oi Bars and 3 C-iairs.
John Mackay (Sen.), 1729
8
The Cold War: Cold War espionage and spying
There is no documentary evidence yet declassified that shows Skelton's name on the 'Feather Bed' file. ... who was inspired by a 'Feather Bed'-like frame of reference, identified Skelton as someone whose "youthful intellectual curiosity would ...
Lori Lyn Bogle, 2001
9
All the Year Round
The great idea is that there must be a feather-bed of various degrees of goodness and of feather supply — some of down, in which you sink into its depths and lie sweltering through the night ; some of meagre dimensions, stale and musty ...
Charles Dickens, 1867
10
Children Literature
In a huge bag were a fine feather bed and a bright shawl and five pounds of poppy seeds. The fine feather bed was made from feathers of the old goose at home. It was to keep Andrew warm when he took a nap. The bright shawl was for his ...
Parayno, S.M.

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FEATHER-BED»

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1
No excuse for PSV recklessness
We cannot always feather-bed blatant irresponsibility cushioned as necessity to earn a living; risking innocent lives to earn the extra buck. no! «Nation News, Jun 15»
2
'Two and a Half Men' finale laughs all the way to the bank
... kind of broad-appeal comedies "Men" represents, the show isn't going away so much as retiring on a feather-bed of cash for all concerned. «Chicago Tribune, Feb 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Feather-Bed [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/feather-bed-1>. Sep 2019 ».
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