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fledgling

f lej ling

  • n  any new participant in some activity
  • n  young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
  • s  (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
    a fledgling robin
  • s  young and inexperienced
    a fledgling enterprise
    a fledgling skier

  • Flush with the spoils of capitalism, China's fledgling multimillionaires are living large.
  • Flush with the spoils of capitalism, China's fledgling multimillionaires are living large.
  • They traveled all over the world as pioneer aviator-explorers, mapping air routes for the fledgling airline industry.
News & Articles

  • Fledgling Harvard hawks taking flight on campus
    A fledgling red-tailed hawk is preparing to make it's first flight from the nest atop Harvard's Maxwell Dworkin building....        
    June 12, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Webb delivers best outing as a young pro
    Mt. MORRIS, Pa. — Cooper Webb registered the most consistent outing of his fledgling professional career this past weekend at the GEICO High Point National.
    June 12, 2013 - Topsail Voice
  • Giant Springs owls family nestling into new home
    Call it a fledgling effort. Giant Springs State Park has been home to great horned owls for years and years, and state wildlife officials would like to keep it that way.
    June 11, 2013 - Great Falls Tribune
Quotes

  • Bono in AFP
    A decade?s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators -- in this case, the young, fledgling songwriters who can?t live off ticket and T-shirt sales like the least sympathetic among us,Bono...
  • Barack Obama in Hindustan Times
    Now you've got a fledgling democratic government (in Pakistan). We have to support their efforts to democratise,Obama said.

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