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Feather Definition

(n.) One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour feathers, quills, and down.

(n.) Kind; nature; species; -- from the proverbial phrase, "Birds of a feather," that is, of the same species.

(n.) The fringe of long hair on the legs of the setter and some other dogs.

(n.) A tuft of peculiar, long, frizzly hair on a horse.

(n.) One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow.

(n.) A longitudinal strip projecting as a fin from an object, to strengthen it, or to enter a channel in another object and thereby prevent displacement sidwise but permit motion lengthwise; a spline.

(n.) A thin wedge driven between the two semicylindrical parts of a divided plug in a hole bored in a stone, to rend the stone.

(n.) The angular adjustment of an oar or paddle-wheel float, with reference to a horizontal axis, as it leaves or enters the water.

(v. t.) To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap.

(v. t.) To adorn, as with feathers; to fringe.

(v. t.) To render light as a feather; to give wings to.

(v. t.) To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.

(v. t.) To tread, as a cock.

(v. i.) To grow or form feathers; to become feathered; -- often with out; as, the birds are feathering out.

(v. i.) To curdle when poured into another liquid, and float about in little flakes or "feathers;" as, the cream feathers

(v. i.) To turn to a horizontal plane; -- said of oars.

(v. i.) To have the appearance of a feather or of feathers; to be or to appear in feathery form.