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The feathers have been retired to the London Hard Rock Cafe. I don't obsess about it as much. Also, it's strange - the better physical shape I get in, the less I care about what suit I'm covering myself up in. I'm not really out to flaunt it, but I'm just more comfortable in my own skin.
Brandon Flowers

Meaning of "feathers" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FEATHERS

feathers  [ˈfɛðəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FEATHERS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Feathers is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FEATHERS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

feathers

Feather

Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds and some non-avian theropod dinosaurs. They are considered the most complex integumentary structures found in vertebrates, and indeed a premier example of a complex evolutionary novelty. They are among the characteristics that distinguish the extant Aves from other living groups. Feathers have also been noticed in those Theropoda which have been termed feathered dinosaurs. Although feathers cover most parts of the body of birds, they arise only from certain well-defined tracts on the skin. They aid in flight, thermal insulation, waterproofing, and coloration that helps in communication and protection.

Definition of feathers in the English dictionary

The first definition of feathers in the dictionary is the plumage of a bird. Other definition of feathers is Also called: feathering. the long hair on the legs or tail of certain breeds of horses and dogs. Feathers is also dress; attire.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FEATHERS


bathers
ˈbeɪðəz
druthers
ˈdrʌðəz
horsefeathers
ˈhɔːsˌfeðəz
leathers
ˈlɛðəz
others
ˈʌðəz
smithers
ˈsmɪðəz
withers
ˈwɪðəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FEATHERS

feather palm
feather star
feather-bed
feather-brained
feather-edged
feather-like
feather-veined
featherbedding
featherbrain
feathered
featheredge
featherhead
featherheaded
featheriness
feathering
featherless
featherlight
featherstitch
featherweight
feathery

WORDS THAT END LIKE FEATHERS

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Apostolic Fathers
Archers
Black Panthers
bleachers
Christian Brothers
conscript fathers
Everly Brothers
Founding Fathers
hers
his and hers
Marx Brothers
of hers
pedal pushers
Pilgrim Fathers
publishers
ruffle feathers
the others
the Pilgrim Fathers
Weightwatchers

Synonyms and antonyms of feathers in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FEATHERS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «feathers» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of feathers

Translation of «feathers» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FEATHERS

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

Translator English - Chinese

羽毛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

plumas
570 millions of speakers

English

feathers
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الريش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перья
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

penas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পালক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plumes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bulu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gefieder
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

羽飾り
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깃털
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wulu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறகுகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tüyler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piume
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pióra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пір´я
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pene
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φτερά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fjädrar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fjær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of feathers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FEATHERS»

The term «feathers» is very widely used and occupies the 14.723 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FEATHERS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about feathers

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10 QUOTES WITH «FEATHERS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word feathers.
1
Aesop
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
2
Robert T. Bakker
Feathers predate birds.
3
Lord Byron
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
4
Bradley Cooper
I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.
5
Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
6
Paul Eldridge
Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.
7
Brandon Flowers
The feathers have been retired to the London Hard Rock Cafe. I don't obsess about it as much. Also, it's strange - the better physical shape I get in, the less I care about what suit I'm covering myself up in. I'm not really out to flaunt it, but I'm just more comfortable in my own skin.
8
Robert M. Gates
Well, I've ruffled a few feathers at all the institutions I've led. But I think that's part of leadership.
9
Owen Hart
They said they wanted a lot of feathers, glitter, colourful colours. A costume. So I had a lady here in Calgary make it. She just kind of put together what I had in mind.
10
Anne Heche
I'm one of those people who was taught not to ruffle any feathers. Of course, I have no problem ruffling feathers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FEATHERS»

Discover the use of feathers in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to feathers and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
A biologist presents the natural history of feathers, applying the findings of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and art historians to answer questions about the origin of feathers, their evolution, and their uses ...
Thor Hanson, 2012
2
Feathers
During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light—her brother Sean’s deafness, her mother’s fear, the class bully’s anger, her best friend’s faith and her own desire for “the ...
Jacqueline Woodson, 2009
3
Working Effectively with Legacy Code
In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases.
Michael Feathers, 2004
4
Feathers
Simple text and photographs introduce feathers, their structure and how they work, and how various types of birds use them.
Jennifer Boothroyd, 2011
5
Without Feathers
Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time.
Woody Allen, 1975
6
Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species
"The introductory chapters give a detailed overview of the feather - how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather, and the variety of types of feathers on a bird.
Shannon David Scott, Casey McFarland, 2010
7
The Four Feathers
When British soldier Harry Feversham decides to resign his post and leave the military, he is subjected to this humiliating ritual. Will his reputation ever be redeemed? Read The Four Feathers to find out.
A. E. W. Mason, 2011
8
Fur and Feathers
Sophie dreams of wild animals losing their fur, feathers, scales, and skin, and helps them all find their proper coverings again.
Janet Halfmann, 2010
9
Tripping Over Feathers: Scenes in the Life of Joy Janaka ...
In this book, Peter Read â?? an award-winning author and prominent historian of Aboriginal history â?? tells Joy Williams's story, which exemplifies the detrimental effects of Aboriginal children removed from their mothers at birth.
Peter Read, 2009
10
Sacred Feathers: The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) ...
A groundbreaking book, Sacred Feathers was one of the first biographies of a Canadian Aboriginal to be based on his own writings – drawing on Jones's letters, diaries, sermons, and his history of the Ojibwas – and the first modern ...
Donald B. Smith, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FEATHERS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term feathers is used in the context of the following news items.
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Saudi satirical show that mocks the Islamic State group ruffles feathers
The arrival of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, is also famous for a not so spiritual pastime: an influx of television shows and ... «Middle East Eye, Jul 15»
2
'No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow' at NJBG
No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow is an in-the-found, collaborative project that presents Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas ... «The West Milford Messenger, Jul 15»
3
Verity made her TOWIE debut on Wednesday night.
It was clear she'd ruffled feathers from the start of the episode, with a rumour flying around Essex that she'd been flirting up a storm with James ... «Reveal, Jul 15»
4
Shake Shack Ruffles Feathers With Chicken Sandwich
Does Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) have its eye on unseating Chick-fil-A as the top chicken joint? Known for being one of the fast-casual dining ... «Investopedia, Jul 15»
5
Fur, fluff, feathers and scales on parade
Even though it's still a day before the Sandy Mountain Festival Parade is due to begin, Sandy kids participated in a parade of their own ... «Portland Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Louis van Gaal to ruffle Manchester United feathers with two …
LOUIS VAN GAAL wants to sign both Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi for Manchester United, according to reports. By Anthony Chapman. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Council Bill 51 ruffles the feathers of some folks on Oahu
Council Bill 51 ruffles the feathers of some folks on Oahu. People with 10 or more birds would have to get a permit. By Gordon Y.K. Pang. «Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jul 15»
8
'Feathers & Flowers' show planned for museum
Hats such as these, currently on display at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, will be included in the "Feathers & Flowers" fashion ... «News Dispatch, Jul 15»
9
Best in feathers found: Singleton Poultry show 2015
AT the Singleton Poultry Club's annual show on Saturday a very busy but smiling secretary, Carolyn Barker confirmed there were 344 entries ... «The Singleton Argus, Jul 15»
10
In Scotland, Concert Plan Ruffles Feathers of Osprey Fans
The young grow feathers that are large enough to fly with around 50 days after hatching and are expected to stay close to the nest for two ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Feathers [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/feathers>. Sep 2019 ».
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