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FLEDGELING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fledgeling mean? 

FLEDGELING (noun)
  The noun FLEDGELING has 2 senses:

1. any new participant in some activity
2. young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

  Familiarity information: FLEDGELING used as a noun is rare.


FLEDGELING (adjective)
  The adjective FLEDGELING has 1 sense:

1. (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

  Familiarity information: FLEDGELING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLEDGELING (noun)


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Meaning:

Any new participant in some activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

newcomer; fledgeling; fledgling; newbie; neophyte; freshman; entrant; starter

Hypernyms ("fledgeling" is a kind of...):

beginner; initiate; novice; tiro; tyro (someone new to a field or activity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fledgeling"):

enlistee; recruit (any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces))


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Meaning:

Young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

fledgeling; fledgling

Hypernyms ("fledgeling" is a kind of...):

young bird (a bird that is still young)


FLEDGELING (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

Synonyms:

fledgeling; fledgling

Context example:

a fledgling robin

Similar:

fledged; mature ((of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination)


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