The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

unfledged Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 22,016
Neurons: 66,051
Location: Inside Farlex computers
unfledged

(adjective) Not having the feathers necessary to fly. Used of a young bird.

Synonyms: immature

Usage: A small, unfledged sparrow sat on the window sill, where it hungrily waited for its mother and breakfast.
KSPavan
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 4:34:48 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/28/2015
Posts: 1,996
Neurons: 1,973,327
Location: Kolkata, Bengal, India
Word of the Day
unfledged
Definition: (adjective) Not having the feathers necessary to fly. Used of a young bird.
Synonyms: immature
Usage: A small, unfledged sparrow sat on the window sill, where it hungrily waited for its mother and breakfast.
taurine
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 4:38:09 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/20/2016
Posts: 567
Neurons: 51,118
Some time ago I have met Tweety, a yellow canary in the Looney Tunes series.
Tweety Bird has a peculiar language, for example, "I taut I taw a puddy tat a creepin' up on me".
Kampong
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 6:19:06 AM
Rank: Newbie

Joined: 9/30/2017
Posts: 12
Neurons: 1,508
I am almost 100% certain the original meaning was
unfledged - (of an arrow) not equipped with feathers; "shot an unfledged arrow"

the reference to young flightless birds has become more common as as few are shooting arrows any more, but if you have tried to shot arrows with and without feathers you will have noticed the erratic flight of the unfledged one. They are not fit for the purpose of flying.
monamagda
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 6:34:15 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 5,722
Neurons: 3,720,331
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
taurine
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 8:30:04 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/20/2016
Posts: 567
Neurons: 51,118
Kampong wrote:
I am almost 100% certain the original meaning was
unfledged - (of an arrow) not equipped with feathers; "shot an unfledged arrow"

the reference to young flightless birds has become more common as as few are shooting arrows any more, but if you have tried to shot arrows with and without feathers you will have noticed the erratic flight of the unfledged one. They are not fit for the purpose of flying.



Applause
Animal Rights fighters took place former users of bows and crossbows. Drool
raghd muhi al-deen
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 9:49:15 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/19/2017
Posts: 759
Neurons: 68,526
Location: Baghdad, Mayorality of Baghdad, Iraq

[uhn-flejd]

Word Origin

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
1.
not fledged; without sufficient feathers for flight, as a young bird.
2.
immature; callow.
Origin of unfledged
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; un-1+ fledged
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for unfledged
Historical Examples

With bird nicknames may be mentioned Callow, unfledged, cognate with Lat.
The Romance of Names

Ernest Weekley

His heart was full of enterprise and the unfledged valour of inexperience.
Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Bravely did this young Absalom defend his unfledged royalty.
The Captain of the Janizaries James M. Ludlow

Like the unfledged bird, he spreads his wings, and essays their powers.
Thoughts on Man William Godwin

And, as it is with the unfledged schoolboy, after the same manner it is with the man mature.
Thoughts on Man William Godwin

The unfledged had a copy of verses secreted about his person.
Ponkapog Papers Thomas Bailey Aldrich

May not some unfledged Galens remove the body for the purpose of dissection?
The Portland Sketch Book Various

Scalder, an unfledged bird (South): scaldie and scaulthoge in the North.
English As We Speak It in Ireland

P. W. Joyce

Three young, unfledged starlings were given the hawk to eat.
Dog Stories from the "Spectator" Various

Clearly he was quite the safest and nicest of all the unfledged she had ever possessed.
The Younger Set Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for unfledged
unfledged
/ʌnˈflɛdʒd/
adjective
1.
(of a young bird) not having developed adult feathers
2.
immature and undeveloped
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for unfledged
adj.

c.1600, of persons, "immature, not experienced," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fledge

with my pleasure
Godsdata
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:22:50 AM
Rank: Member

Joined: 9/7/2016
Posts: 88
Neurons: 18,116
Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Nice world
Irma Crespo
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 3:09:09 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 12/24/2014
Posts: 1,234
Neurons: 75,512
Location: Panamá, Panama, Panama
unfledged

Definition: (adjective) Not having the feathers necessary to fly. Used of a young bird.
Synonyms: immature
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines. Copyright © 2008-2017 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.