1 Any of the flat appendages growing from a bird’s skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs.
1.1 feathersA fringe of long hair on the legs of a dog, horse, or other animal.
1 with object Rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance.
1.1 Vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades).
Old English fether, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch veer and German Feder, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit patra ‘wing’, Latin penna ‘feather’, and Greek pteron, pterux ‘wing’.
The variety of birds’ feathers in their length and color pattern is awesome.
1 Make (someone) feel very tired.
2 Use up (resources or reserves) completely.
2.1 Expound on or explore (a subject or options) so fully that there is nothing further to be said or discovered.
3 Expel (gas or steam) from or into a particular place.
1 Waste gases or air expelled from an engine, turbine, or other machine in the course of its operation.
1.1 count noun The system through which exhaust gases are expelled.
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘draw off or out’): from Latin exhaust- ‘drained out’, from the verb exhaurire, from ex- ‘out’ + haurire ‘draw (water), drain’.
At home we’ve been staked.
So we’ve cooked and we’ve baked.
All the cakes have been frosted,
So now I’m exhausted.
But before I relaxes,
I must do my taxes.