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VERB (3)

1. feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight;

2. decorate with feathers;
- Example: "fledge an arrow"
[syn: fledge, flight]

3. grow feathers;
- Example: "The young sparrows are fledging already"
[syn: fledge, feather]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fledge \Fledge\, a. [OE. flegge, flygge; akin to D. vlug, G. fl["u]gge, fl["u]cke, OHG. flucchi, Icel. fleygr, and to E. fly. [root]84. See Fly, v. i.] Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly. [1913 Webster] His shoulders, fledge with wings. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fledge \Fledge\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Fledged; p. pr. & vb. n. Fledging.] 1. To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers necessary for flight. [1913 Webster] The birds were not as yet fledged enough to shift for themselves. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish or adorn with any soft covering. [1913 Webster] Your master, whose chin is not yet fledged. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fledge v 1: feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight 2: decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow" [syn: fledge, flight] 3: grow feathers; "The young sparrows are fledging already" [syn: fledge, feather]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "fledge": attain majority, bloom, come of age, come to maturity, develop, feather, flower, grow, grow up, leave the nest, mature, mellow, reach manhood, reach twenty-one, reach voting age, ripen, season, settle down, temper, toga virilis