HyperDic: fledgling

English > 4 senses of the word fledgling:
ADJECTIVEallfledgling, fledgeling(of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
allfledgling, unfledged, callowyoung and inexperienced
NOUNperson fledgling, newcomer, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrantany new participant in some activity
animalfledgling, fledgelingyoung bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
fledgling > pronunciation
Soundsfleh'jhlihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > fledgling: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers.
Example"a fledgling robin"
Synonymfledgeling
Broaderfledged, mature(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage
Nounsfledglingyoung bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
English > fledgling: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningyoung and inexperienced.
Examples
  • "a fledgling enterprise"
  • "a fledgling skier"
Synonymsunfledged, callow
Broaderinexperienced, inexperientlacking practical experience or training
Spanishinexperto, principiante
Catalaninexpert, principiant
Nounsfledglingany new participant in some activity
English > fledgling: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAny new participant in some activity.
Synonymsnewcomer, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant
Narrowerrecruit, enlisteeAny new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
Broadernovice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatesomeone new to a field / field or activity
Spanishnewbie, novato, nuevo, recién llegado
Catalanneòfit, nouvingut, principiant
Adjectivesfledglingyoung and inexperienced
English > fledgling: 4 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningyoung bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying.
Synonymfledgeling
Broaderyoung birdA bird that is still young
Catalanocellet
Adjectivesfledgling(of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

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