Definitions for quillkwɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one of the large feathers of the wing or tail of a bird.
the hard, hollow, basal part of a feather.
a feather, as of a goose, formed into a pen for writing.
one of the hollow spines on a porcupine or hedgehog.
a plectrum of a harpsichord.
Category: Music and Dance
a roll of bark, as of cinnamon, formed in drying.
a reed, spindle, or tube upon which filling yarn is wound for weaving.
Mach. a hollow shaft or sleeve through which another independently rotating shaft may pass.
(v.t.)to arrange (fabric) in flutes or cylindrical ridges.
to wind on a quill, as yarn.
to penetrate with, or as if with, a quill or quills.
to extract a quill or quills from.
Origin of quill:
1375–1425; late ME quil; cf. LG quiele, G Kiel
quill, quill pen(noun)
pen made from a bird's feather
a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog
flight feather, pinion, quill, quill feather(noun)
any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
quill, calamus, shaft(noun)
the hollow spine of a feather
The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs.
A pen made from a feather.
A sharply pointed, barbed, and easily detached needle-like structure that grows on the skin of a porcupine or hedgehog as a defense against predators.
A thin piece of bark, especially of cinnamon or cinchona, curled up into a tube.
To pierce or be pierced with quills.
To form fabric into small, rounded folds.
To decorate with quillwork.
one of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather
a pen for writing made by sharpening and splitting the point or nib of the stock of a feather; as, history is the proper subject of his quill
a spine of the hedgehog or porcupine
the pen of a squid. See Pen
the plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments
the tube of a musical instrument
something having the form of a quill
the fold or plain of a ruff
a spindle, or spool, as of reed or wood, upon which the thread for the woof is wound in a shuttle
a hollow spindle
to plaint in small cylindrical ridges, called quillings; as, to quill a ruffle
to wind on a quill, as thread or yarn
Translations for quill
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large feather, especially the feather of a goose, made into a pen.
- ريشَة طائِرArabic
- penaPortuguese (BR)
- die FederGerman
- φτερό (συν. χήνας), πέναGreek
- شاه پرFarsi
- plume (d'oie)French
- toll(szár) (madáré)Hungarian
- bulu angsaIndonesian
- penna (d'oca), calamoItalian
- (새의) 깃Korean
- zoss spalva rakstīšanaiLatvian
- bulu pelepahMalay
- pióro (gęsie)Polish
- شاه پرPersian
- بڼه (لويه بڼكه)،شهپر،دپروقلم،دشكاڼه غشيPashto
- гусиное пероRussian
- gosje peroSlovenian
- iri ve sert tüyTurkish
- 鵝毛筆Chinese (Trad.)
- پرندے کے پر کی بنی قلمUrdu
- lông cánh; lông đuôiVietnamese
- 鹅毛笔，大翎毛Chinese (Simp.)
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