- An act or deed to one's credit; a distinctive achievement.
- To grow wealthy by taking advantage of one's position or by making use of property or funds left in one's trust.
- In excellent form, health, or humor.
- a distinctive accomplishment; achievement worthy of pride
- to grow rich by taking advantage of circumstances
Other Word Forms of Feather
Origin of Feather
From Middle English fether, from Old English feþer, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (“feather, wing”), from *peth₂- (“to fly”). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek πέτομαι (petomai), Albanian shpend (“bird”), Latin penna, Old Armenian թիռ (tʿiṙ).
Middle English fether from Old English pet- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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