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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a mattress stuffed with feathers;
[syn: feather bed, featherbed]


VERB (2)

1. treat with excessive indulgence;
- Example: "grandparents often pamper the children"
- Example: "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
[syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]

2. hire more workers than are necessary;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

featherbed \featherbed\ n. 1. a mattress stuffed with feathers. Syn: feather bed. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

featherbed n 1: a mattress stuffed with feathers [syn: feather bed, featherbed] v 1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge] 2: hire more workers than are necessary