Definition of feather verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

feather

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfeðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeðər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they feather
BrE BrE//ˈfeðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeðər//
 
he / she / it feathers
BrE BrE//ˈfeðəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeðərz//
 
past simple feathered
BrE BrE//ˈfeðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeðərd//
 
past participle feathered
BrE BrE//ˈfeðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeðərd//
 
-ing form feathering
BrE BrE//ˈfeðərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeðərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English fether, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch veer and German Feder, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit patra ‘wing’, Latin penna ‘feather’, and Greek pteron, pterux ‘wing’.Idioms
feather your (own) nest
 
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to make yourself richer, especially by spending money on yourself that should be spent on something else See related entries: Selfish
tar and feather somebody
 
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to put tar on somebody then cover them with feathers, as a punishment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: feather