What does fledgling mean?

Definitions for fledgling
ˈflɛdʒ lɪŋfledg·ling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrantnoun

    any new participant in some activity

  2. fledgling, fledgelingadjective

    young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

  3. fledgling(a), fledgeling(a)adjective

    (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

    "a fledgling robin"

  4. fledgling, unfledged, callowadjective

    young and inexperienced

    "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"


  1. fledglingnoun

    A young bird which has just developed its flight feathers (notably wings).

    Etymology: From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling

  2. fledglingnoun

    An immature, naïve and/or inexperienced person.

    Etymology: From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling

  3. fledglingadjective

    untried or inexperienced

    Etymology: From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fledgling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fledgling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fledgling in a Sentence

  1. Army Gen. John Campbell:

    We're still taking this potential threat, with its dangerous rhetoric and ideology, very, very seriously, we're working closely with the ANSF to evaluate and understand the dynamic nature of this fledgling network.

  2. The American singer:

    It's about a young girl in New York City who's a fledgling songwriter and singer and has a really special gift and ... doesn't know what to do with it yet.

  3. Shari Frilot:

    It's a chance to enter this world from ground zero and be a part of this fledgling industry that has enormous potential.

  4. Christopher Nolan:

    They’ve got some of the top filmmakers in the world, they’ve got some of the biggest stars in the world who worked for years in some cases on these projects very close to their hearts that are meant to be big-screen experiences, and now they’re being used as a loss-leader for the streaming service - for the fledgling streaming service - without any consultation.

  5. Ian Eisenberg:

    We are a fledgling business district that's kind of going through a growth spurt right now and people still drive here and parking is becoming a real problem.

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  • ptáčátko, ptáče, nezkušenýCzech
  • Küken, Jungvogel, eben flügge gewordener Vogel, flügges Kücken, Grünschnabel, flügges Küken, flügger VogelGerman
  • πρωτόπειρος, αρχάριος, άπειρος, νεοσσόςGreek
  • pollito, amateur, novato, inexpertoSpanish
  • linnupoegEstonian
  • lentopoikanen, kokematon, untuvikko, aloitteleva, orastavaFinnish
  • inexpérimenté, oisillon, novice, bleuFrench
  • inesperto, pivello, uccellino, novellino, principiante, alle prime armiItalian
  • កូនបក្សី, មនុស្សគ្មានសមត្ថភាព, ដោយគ្មានបទពិសោធន៏Khmer
  • nieuweling, groentje, onervaren, melkmuil, aankomeling, kuikenDutch
  • novato, iniciante, inexperientePortuguese
  • păsărea, novice, ageamiu, păsăricăRomanian
  • оперившийся птенец, неопытный юнец, новичок, неискушённый, зелёный, птенец, неопытныйRussian
  • vtáčaSlovak
  • axhamiAlbanian
  • nybörjare, oerfaren, flygfärdig, fågelungeSwedish
  • jibödül, hibödül, bödülVolapük

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. articulate
    • B. extroversive
    • C. unsealed
    • D. foreordained

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