HyperDic: featherbed

English > 3 senses of the word featherbed:
NOUNartifactfeatherbed, feather beda mattress stuffed with feathers
VERBsocialfeatherbed, pamper, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulgetreat with excessive indulgence
communicationfeatherbedhire more workers than are necessary
featherbed > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'dherbeh.d
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > featherbed: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mattress stuffed with feathers.
Synonymfeather bed
BroadermattressA large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
Spanishcolchón de plumas, plumón
Catalanplomissol
English > featherbed: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtreat with excessive indulgence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspamper, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Spanishconsentir, malcriar, mimar
Catalanamanyagar, amoixar, contemplar
English > featherbed: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninghire more workers than are necessary.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderhire, engage, employEngage or hire for work

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