flegge


flegge
flegge
var. of fledge a. Obs.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fledge — verb (fledged; fledging) Etymology: fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying, Old English flēogan to fly more at fly Date: 1566 intransitive verb of a young… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fledge — fledgeless, adj. /flej/, v., fledged, fledging, adj. v.t. 1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly. 2. to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage. 3. to provide (an arrow) with feathers. v.i. 4. (of a young bird) to acquire… …   Universalium

  • fledge — [[t]flɛdʒ[/t]] v. t. 1) orn to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly 2) orn to furnish with or as if with feathers 3) to provide (an arrow) with feathers 4) orn (of a young bird) to acquire the feathers necessary for flight • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • fledge — [c]/flɛdʒ / (say flej) verb (fledged, fledging) –verb (t) 1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly. 2. to furnish with or as with feathers or plumage; feather (an arrow). –verb (i) 3. (of a young bird) to acquire the feathers… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fledge — [flej] vi. fledged, fledging [< ME flegge, ready to fly < OE (un)flycge, (un)fledged, akin to MHG vlücke, MDu vlugghe: for IE base see FLY1] to grow the feathers necessary for flying vt. 1. to rear (a young bird) until it is able to fly 2.… …   English World dictionary


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