Old EnglishspEnglish
Fade vbOE. fadian. - to dispose, sort, arrange, regulate. 2. orderly, tidy, discreet.
Fain nGladness, joy, pleasure.
Fain vbTo be delighted, glad, rejoice. 2. to desire, wish. 3. to pretend kindness. 4. to make glad, congratulate. 5. to rejoice in, enjoy, to take gladly, show preference for
Fain adj.Glad, rejoiced, well-pleased; hence necessitated, obliged; disposed willing, eager. 2. well-pleased, flattered, as 'fine words to make fair maidens fain.' 3. glad under the circumstances; glad or content to take a certain course in default of opportunity for anything better; the lesser of two evils. 4. necessitated, obliged. 5. disposed, inclined or willing, eager. 6. apt, wont, wish. 7. well disposed, favourably.
Fain phr"Fain and Fain" - gladly and willingly, done with pleasure.
Fain phr"Full Fain" - extremely glad and willing in dealing with others.
Fain phr"Glad and Fain" - happy and willing in dealngs with others.
Fain phr"I Would Have Fained Otherwise" - i would have been pleased, content anyway.
Fainhood nGladness, joy.
Faining adjGladsome, affectionate, also longing, wishful.
Fainlessly advWithout attempted evasion.
Fainly advGladly, eagerly.
Fain-ness nQuality or state of being fain. 2. eagerness, gladless, joy.
Fair nSomething which is fair (in various senses of the adjective) as in between the fair and the foul? 2.(obsolete) a woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women. 3.(obsolete) fairness, beauty. 4. a fair woman; a sweetheart. 5.(obsolete) good fortune; good luck.
Fair adjThings in general: clean, unspoiled, unstained, beautiful, agreeable, delightful, considerable, free from blemish, elegant. 2. of animals: beautiful, handsome, as the roebuck, the swan, the partridge. 3. of sounds: agreeable, delightful. 4. desirable, reputable. of an estate: considerable, handsome in amount. 5. external manifestations, words, promises: attractive, or pleasing at first sight or hearing; specious, plausible, flattery. 6. of light complexion, free from blemish, disfigurement. 7. of fruit, flesh : sound, free from disease or specks. 8. of water: clean, pure, clear not cloudy. 9. handwriting: legible, cursed. 10. of a surface: free from roughness, or irregularities, smooth. 11. of character, conduct, reputation: free from moral stain, unblemished.
Fair phr"All's Fair in Love and War" - vigorous competition is acceptable in emotionally-charged situations.
Fair phr"Be a Fair Weather Friend" - someone who is friendly when one is having good fortune.
Fair phr"Be Fair Game" - a legitimate, or suitable object, object for exploitation, abuse, ridicule, teasing.
Fair phr"Bid Fair" - look promising.
Fair phr"Fair's do" - be fair.
Fair phr"Fair Enough" - that something is reasonable, agreed or acceptable.
Fair phr"Fair, Fat, and Forty" - a teasing, derogatory, description of women in early middle-age.
Fair phr"Fair Go" - used in protest to implore or demand that someone acts in a fairer and more reasonable or equitable way.
Fair phr"Fair's Fair" - be fair, honest; just, equitable.
Fair phr"Fair to Middling"- slightly above the average.
Fair phr"Fair Weather or Foul" - whatever the weather is, or will be, in favorable or adverse circumstances alike, come rain, come shine.
Fair phr"Full Fed and Fair" - happy and well.
Fair phr"Get a Fair Deal" - a substantial amount, quality, quite a lot.
Fair phr"Go a Fair Way Towards"- be nearly enough.
Fair phr"Have the Fair of" - get the better of.
Fair phr"Make Fair Weather Of" - progress, go forward, succeed.
Fair phr" Make It Fair with" - to deal complaisantly.
Fair phr"Play Fair"- be honest, straightforward; obey the rules.
Fair phr"Stand Fair" - to be beautiful.
Fair phr"With One's Own Fair Hands" - (facetious) by oneself/ personally with reference usually being a task, service or favor performed by oneself.
Fair-born adjBorn of pleasant appearance. 2. born innocent and pure.
Faird nFerd, fyrd, fare:to go. 2. motion, rush, impetus, hence impetuosity, violent onset.
Fair day nSuccess in battle, life, work.
Fair Deal nA set of proposals by US president Truman outlining action in economic development and social welfare.
Fair-Dealer nOne who supports the proposal and program of Truman
Fair-dealing adjHonourable, honest.
Fair-doing adjTrustworthy.
Fairdom nThe state, condition or property of being fair: beautiful, pleasing appearance, pure, clean and fresh; unblemished, innocent, etc.
Fair-eyed adjHaving pleasing and attractive eyes.
Fair-faxed adjHaving fair or blond hair
Fair go nA reasonably one equitable opportunity to attempt something. (informal Aust & NZ). 2. to desist in something thought to be outrageous.
Fair-haired adjHaving fair or light-coloured hair.
Fair-haired son nFavoured or favorite, blue-eyed boy.
Fair-headed adjBeautiful, attractive, appealing
Fairhood nFairness, beauty.
Fair-in-sight nThe flower 'The Bluebell"
Fairish adjModerately good, passable, tolerably well (in health). 2. merry in drink. 3. considerable in amount. 4. in a fair manner, to a fair degree.
Fair-like adjIn good condition, well-looking, healthy
Fairly advOf appearance: beautifully, handsomely. 2. in a bad sense: speciously. 3. of writing: elegantly, neatly, courteously, respectfully. 4. candidly, impartially, without undue advantage on either side. 5. becomingly, fitly, properly, suitably, proportionately. 6. proper by lawful means, legitimately, opposed to foully. 7. gently, peacefully, quickly, sublety. 8. clearly, distinctly, plainly.
Fairlock adjFairness, beauty.
Fair Maid of Kent nCrowfoot: Ranunculus acaniflorus.
Fair-minded adjUnbiased, impartial.
Fair-mindedness adjThe state or quality of being unbiased and impartial.
Fairness nCondition or quality of being fair. 2. beauty, abstractly something that is fair. 3. of women: lightness of colour of skin, complexion. 3. equitableness, fair-dealing, honesty, uprightness, impartiality. 4. of gentlemen : courtesy.
Fairness phr"With Fairness" - by gentle means.
Fair play nGood behaviour and attitude in life generally.
Fairship nFairness, fair-dealing, honesty
Fairship-ness nBeauty, the personality of a fair-lady.
Fairsome adjBeautiful,
Fair-speaking adjEloquent, fair-spoken, gifted with fair speech, fair-tongued. 2. courteous, pleasant. 3. of words: bland; pleasant
Fair-sunned adjWell-sunned.
Fair-told adjFavorably told, favourably affecting one.
Fair-tongued adjPleasant in speech and conversation.
Fairway nThe area between the tee and the green. 2. any tract of land free from obstacles. 3. a navigable channel in a harbor, the usual course taken by large vessels. 4. a navigable channel in a river or harbor deep enough to take the draft of a large vessel.
Fair weather phr"To Make Fair Weather" - to flatter, give flattering reputation.
Fair-weathered adjSuitable for use only during fair weather.
Fair-weather friend nOne who is friendly, helpful, available only when it's advantageous or convenient to be so.
Fair-world nA good time, state of prosperity.
Faken nFraud, guile, wickedness, crime.
Faken adjDeceitful, fraudulent.
Faken-deed nA wicked deed, a sin.
Fakenfulness nDeceitfulness, deceit.
Fakenless adjWithout deceit, simple, innocent.
Faldage nAn old privilege by which the lord of the manor could set up folds in any field within the manor, in which his tenants were obliged to put their sheep, the object being to manure the land.
Faldfee nSome kind of manorial dues, as "fald and fee".
Faldstol nAn armless chair used by bishops and other prelates. 2. a movable, folding-stool or desk at which worshippers kneel
Fall nDebouching of a river; the place where this occurs: the mouth. 2. something that falls, as a trapdoor; pitfall. 3. the act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity; descent, drop. 4. a reduction in quantity, pitch, etc; dip, drop, lowering reduction. 5.(chiefly North America, obsolete elsewhere, from the falling of leaves during this season); autumn. The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. 6. a loss of greatness or status; downfall (of Rome). 7.(sports) a crucial event or circumstance. 8.(cricket, of a wicket) the action of a batsman being out. 8.(curling) a defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction. 8.(wrestling) an instance of a wrestler being pinned to the mat. 9.(informal, US) blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed. 10. the part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting. 10. blame; punishment: the rap.
Fall vb.To move downwards. 2. to move to a lower position under the effect of gravity. 2. to come down, to drop or descend. 3. to come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself. 4 to be brought to the ground. 5. to be moved downwards. 6. 9obsolete) to let fall; to drop.  7. (obsolete) to sink; to depress, as in "to fall the voice" 8. .(UK, US, dialect, archaic) to fell; to cut down, as in "to fall a tree" 9. to happen, to change negatively. 1O. to become, as to fall ill. 11. to occur on a certain day of the week, date, or similar; said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date. 12. to collapse; to be overthrown or defeated. 13. euphemistic: to die, especially in battle or by disease. 14. to become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc). 15.(followed by a determining word or phrase) to become. 16. to be affected by or befallen with a calamity. 17. to change into the state described by words following. 18. to become prostrated literally or figuratively. 19. to be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance. 20.(obsolete) to diminish; to lessen or lower. 21.(obsolete) to bring forth. to fall lambs. 22. (obsolete) to issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals. 23. to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin. 24. to become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before. to fall into error; to fall into difficulties 25. to assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the face. 26. to happen; to come to pass; to chance or light. 27. to begin with haste, ardour, or vehemence; to rush or hurry, after meeting, they fell to blows. 28. to be dropped or uttered carelessly, words fell carelessly from his lips.
Fall phr"Fair Fall or Foul Fall" - may good or evil befall you.
Fall phr"Fall About One's Ears" - fall utterly, crash about someone's ears, lose his whole world; ones achievements.
Fall phr"Fall About Laughing" - laugh about uncontrollably,as a listener, audience etc.
Fall phr"Fall After" - of a dream, to come true.
Fall phr"Fall At " - at hand; to be near at hand. 2. to be going to happen.
Fall phr"Fall Away (to)" - one who falls away from religion; apostasy. 2. to abandon one's principles; desert, revolt. 3. of surfaces: to incline or slope abruptly, as a field. 4. became few or thin, diminish; decline; sink, drop to a lower.
Fall phr"Fall Back" - retreat, withdraw of troops, army
Fall phr"Fall Back Upon/On" - have recourse to in difficulty. 2. call upon for support or comfort in hard times. 3, last resort everything else fails.
Fall phr"Fall Behind" - beaten, be overtaken or overwhelmed to one's competitors. 2. lag behind, drop behind, move back behind others.
Fall phr"Fall Behind With" - fall behind with payments, installments etc. 2. fail to pay on time.
Fall phr"Fall Below" - of water, earnings, production, etc. dropped lower than permitted or desired level.
Fall phr"Fall Between Two Stools" - fail to be either of two satisfactory choices or alternatives, as in a scheme, plan, proposal, show.
Fall phr"Fall by the Wayside" - fail to continue an endeavor or undertaking. 2. fail to go forward in life. 2.act with dishonesty and misdeed.
Fall phr"Fall Down" - of a person, building, collapse: fall to the ground. 2. perform poorly, fail to deliver (a payment). 3. of an argument, proposal : fail, not succeed; be inadequate. 4. fail to make progress in life.
Fall phr"Fall Down on It" - fail to make a success of it; not being able to handle it.
Fall phr"Fall For" - be captivated or deceived by. 2. become in love with. 3. yield to the allure, charm or merits of.
Fall phr"Fall Forth" - to fall out, (to drop out; to happen, occur, to quarrel, fight.
Fall phr"Fall Foul of" - have a confrontation, quarrel with, have a disagreement with; fall out with in a way that exposes one's weakness, ignorance, misdeeds.
Fall phr"Fall Hook, Line and Sinker" - allow on to be persuaded by an argument, propaganda,a scam.
Fall phr"Fall Forth" - to tumble down, fall down
Fall phr"Fall From" - fall off of; fall out of (favor,) (power,) etc.
Fall phr."Fall In" - realize, understand. 2. to come upon by chance; light upon. 3. take one's place in a formation; form into ranks when on parade. 4. collapse inwards; give way, as a roof; trench; walkway, wall. 5. expire, as a lease.
Fall phr"Fall In Alongside Of/Beside" - become part of a group. 2. join a group or party of people that is already walking on marching along.
Fall phr"Fall In Hand to" - to set oneself a course of action; set upon a person.
Fall phr"Fall In/Into Line" - take in place in the ranks. 2. conform, accept or collaborate with others or majority (usually meekly or tamely).
Fall phr"Fall In Love (with)" -develop a strong attraction for, great love for, esp. a romantic or sexual love.
Fall phr"Fall Into" - drop accidentally into something, by tripping over an obstacle. 2. to come upon by chance. 3. be divide into parts, components as an article, subject, etc.. 4. be in a coma, fall into a deep sleep, fall into a trance, become comatose. 5. fall into, acquire, take on bad ways or habits.
Fall phr"Fall Into Line/ Step With" - begin to walk instep with somebody. 2. (fig.) start to accept, agree or follow rules, procedures laid down by others.
Fall phr"Fall Into the Right Hands" - fall into a favorable position or in the hands or care of a reliable person.
Fall phr"Fall Into the Wrong Hands" - fall into the possession of malignant forces. 2. of documents, secrets that become known to the enemy or an opposing side.
Fall phr"Fall in With" - adopt, comply with s.t. already existing, join. 2. meet by chance. 4. encounter, meet, join (sometimes after a long break). 4. or agree with, accede to, support a proposal of, scheme, suggestion, coincide with.
Fall phr"Fall Off" - of a request, demand, income: lessen, decrease, drop off, diminish, become fewer or lessen. 2. of standards, service; quality: worsen, deteriorate.
Fall phr"Fall On" - to come upon by chance; catch a sight of, see. 2. occur on, take place on. 3. be borne by, be incurred by. 4.attack fiercely; seize greedily
Fall phr"Fall On Deaf Ears" - not be heard or taken notice of; deliberately ignore (because others are not there or don't wish to listen.
Fall phr"Fall On One's Feet" - make a quick recovery often (with some good luck) after a period of difficulty. 2. be lucky to survive a risk.
Fall phr"Fall On (to) One's Knees" - kneel down, genuflect for mercy, clemency or favour.
Fall phr"Fall Out" - a quarrel, dispute, disagreement. 2. of the hair coming away from the scalp; teeth coming away from the gums, etc. 3. drop out of a military formation. 5. come to pass, result, happen, take place, occur.
Fall phr"Fall Out Of" - gradually discontinue something. 2. fall from a height. 3. fall from an enclosed space at a high or low level.
Fall phr"Fall Out of Love with" - no longer be strongly attracted (or have love for)to a partner.
Fall phr"Fall Outside" - not be something which one can deal with, understand; stand outside a matter.
Fall phr"Fall Out With" - be or become unfriendly or on bad terms with, usually after an argument or quarrel.
Fall phr"Fall Over" - fall over and hit the ground (after slipping, tripping, fainting). 2. fall from an upright or horizontal position.
Fall phr"Fall Over Backward to do Something" - go or make every effort to great effort to please. 2. take a special care, go to great pains (esp. to please somebody).
Fall phr"Fall Overboard" - fall from the deck of a ship or vessel into the water.
Fall phr"Fall Over Oneself to do Something" - to be unusually enthusiastic; strive eagerly to bring about, competitive. 2. be awkward, clumsy, stumble through haste.
Fall phr"Fall Short" - be or become deficient or inadequate. 2. of
Fall phr"Fall Short Of" - fail to reach or obtain a specified amount. 2. be less than required, satisfactory or desired.
Fall phr"Fall Sick' - become ill.
Fall phr"Fall Through" - come to nothing; fail to happen, or occur. 2. fail, miscarry.
Fall phr"Fall To" - begin or start an activity of some kind; as, begin to eat; work, etc. 2. start, begin something.
Fall phr"Fall to Ground" - collapse, crumble, break down, as an argument, theory. 2. crumble, fail because of lack of proof, evidence.
Fall phr"Fall to One's Lot" - becomes one's duty or responsibility.
Fall phr"Fall Under" - be classified, be placed within a certain category some matter, question.
Fall phr"Fall Under the Spell of Somebody" - be charmed, captivated,entranced by somebody or something.
Fall phr"Fall Upon" - attack fiercely. 2. catch sight of, see, come across. 3. be incurred by. 4. be borne by.
Fall phr"Fall Upon Hard Times" - suffer, hardship, misfortune.
Fall phr"Fall Upon Somebody to do Something"- become one's responsibility to do something
Fall phr"Fall Upon Someone's Ears" - be heard, become audible
Fall phr"Fall Upon Somebody's Neck" - fawn, be obsequious.
Fall phr"Fall What Can" - what will fall, happen, befall
Fall phr"Fall With" - correspond to, be parallel to, go together, synchronize, fail with.
Fall phr"Fall Within" - be something which someone can understand, be able to deal with, handle, discuss comfortably.
Fall phr"It Falls to Somebody's Lot to do Something" - it becomes someone's undertaking or responsibility to arrange, design, work out, welcome.
Fall phr"It Falls Out That" - happen, come about, occur, as, 'how did it fall out that John and Mary arrive at the station the same time'.
Fall phr"Riding for a Fall" - acting or behaving in a way that is likely to get you into trouble. 2. take a course likely to lead to disaster.
Fall-back nA reserve, something that may be used as an emergency. 2. a falling back or a reuction
Fall-back adjReserve, emergency.
Fallen adjHaving lost one's reputation or honor. 2. killed in war.
Fallenness nThe state of being fallen; esp. degeneracy, (degeneration) consequent upon "The Fall"
Fallen-stars nThe plant "Tremella nostoc"
Fallen woman nOne who has surrendered her chastity.
Faller nA person, animal, or thing that falls, esp. an animal or person in a race. 2. the value of shares on the stock market when they fall. 3. a timber-cutter.
Falling nDecrease, lessening. a coming-down.
Falling adjDecreasing in amount or degree; decreasing - becoming less or smaller. 2. falling - becoming lower or less in degree or value. 3. falling - coming down freely under the influence of gravity.
Falling phr"The Falling of the Leaf" - autumn, fall. 2. depression of the soul.
Falling phr"Falling in Love"- (see: 'fall in Love'.) come to have feelings of love or intense liking for (each other). 2. the state or condition of being enamored or being in love.
Falling-sickness nEpilepsy.
Falling star nA meteor; a shooting star.
Falling-weather nApplied to the weather in which rain, snow or hail falls or may be expected to fall.
Fall-less adjHaving no Fall or Autumn. 2. fruit that stays on the vine. 3. aa boxer who cannot be knocked down.
Fallness nThe state or condition of falling.
Fall-off nDecrease, deterioration, withdrawal.
Fall-out nConsequences, blowback; harm, disadvantage. 2. radioactive refuse.
Fallow nGround plough and harrowed, but left uncropped for a year or more. 2 Fallowness: the condition of being fallow, idleness
Fallow vbFade, wither, grow pale, blanch. 2. to plough
Fallow adjPale brownish or reddish yellow in colour
Fallow-deer nCervus damo or Dama vulgaris.
Fallowed adjOf land, ploughed but left unseeded.
Fallow-finch n.The plant wheatear (saxicola oeananthe)
Fallowing nThe action or operation of ploughing and breaking up land; an instance of this. 2. method or system by which land is ploughed.
Fallowness nThe condition of being fallow. 2. idleness
Fall-through vbTo fail to happen or occur, like unfurling of a sail. 2. to drop or fall freely under the influence of gravity, as leaves falling from a tree.
Fallway nA well or opening, through the successive walls of a warehouse, factory, deck of a ship, providing access for material, goods or people. 2. a hydraulic canal for a water-powered mill.
False adjOrigin: before 1000; 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously: 'did he speak false against me? 7. play someone false, to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless. 8.not in accordance with the truth or facts. 9. irregular or invalid: a false start. 10. untruthful or lying: a false tale. 11. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes. 12. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive. 13. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride. 14. ( prenominal ) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore. 15. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel 16. music a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune. b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone. c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect.
False phr"Play Someone False" - to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless.
False dawn nA transient light which precedes the true dawn by about an hour (a phenomena common in The East, also fig.
Falsedom nTreachery, truthlesness, falsehood.
False-hearted adjDisloyal, perfidious.
False-heartedness nDisloyalty, and perfidious behaviour
Falsehood nThe property of being false. 2. a false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie. 2. mendacity, deceitfulness. 2. the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful. 4. a untruthful, a fabrication.
Falseness nThe characteristic of being false.
Falseship nThe quality of being false. 2. untruthfulness, dishonesty, decency.
False-tongued adjTo deliberately give a false interpretation of something, mispresentive, untruthful.
False teeth nDentures.
Falsework nConstruction work, such as scaffolding. 2. facilitate the erection of the main works.
Fan nAn instrument for winnowing grain. 2. a basket for separating corn from chaff by throwing it into the air. 3. instrument for blowing a fire. 4. delta of a river.
Fan vbTo winnow corn or corn. 2. to flap like a bird in flight; flutter. 3. of the wind: blow to move or drive the air about; also, to stir water in this way. 4. to wave to create movement of air.
Fand vbTo put to proof by test (a person or thing). 2. to make a trial of one's strength or skill. 3. to taste or try food. 4. to prove, try, try to find out, experiment with. 5. to examine, scam. 6. to test, tempt, prove God. 6. to endeavor to lead into evil (tempt). 7. in a good or neutral sense: to try to induce someone to do something. 8. to have experience of dealing with a person or matter. 9. to have carnal knowledge with. 10. to enquire, seek. look for, enquire into a matter. 11. to search a place for, explore. 12 to ask. 13. to attempt, ask. 14. to busy oneself, to go, precede. 15. to attempt to undertake deed or action. 16. to take care of.
Fanding nThe action of trying. 2. a testing or putting to proof; a trial. 3. a trying to do or find out something. 4. an attempt, experiment. 5. temptation. 6. tempting by providence.
Fane nPennant, banner, flag. 2. weathercock
Fang nA catch, grip, a tight grasp, capture. 2. the act or fact of catching or seizing. that which is caught or taken; plunder, spoils, booty. 3. an instrument for catching or holding, a noose, trap, snare.
Fang n A tooth, a human tooth, a canine tooth. 2. a canine tooth, tusk, applied general to animals, spec. to teeth of dogs, wolves, etc. 3. the venom tooth of a snake. 4. mandible of an insect. 5. a claw. talon. 6. a tapering pointed part of anything which is embedded in something else. 6. a tang, spike, tang of a tooth. 7. root of a tooth, or one of the prongs that divide it.
Fang vbTo grasp, seize, hold on to, take hold of, lay hold of something or someone. 2. of a thief: "taken in fang" (plunder).
Fang phrFang Christendom: to take up christian belief; receive Christian baptism.
Fang phrFang Mankind: to become human in nature, to welcome, receive a guest, promise, resolve, undertake;
Fang phr"Fang One's Way" - to undertake a battle. 2. to take or engage a person or a thing for a purpose; promise, resolve. 3. to take one's way, go proceed. 4. go set about, proceed, begin, start.
Fang phrFang to- to take one's way, sponsor in
Fang phrFang Up: to pluck up the heart or courage; to take up, get, procure.
Fang phrFang With in the embrace; with or under the protection or safety of.
Fang phrLose the fang- to miss one's aim; fail in an attempt.
Fang phr"Strike one's Fangs into" - to bite, savage, menace.
Fanging nThe action of verb: grasping, seizing, catching, lay hold of. 2. the action of earning wages. 3. the action of standing sponsor.
Fangless adjToothless, without fangs. 2. of a tooth having no roots.
Fangy adjHaving a number of fangs or teeth. 2. that divided into fangs. 3. resembling fangs.
Fanner nOne who winnows grain with a fan. 2. one who fans himself or others. 3.
Fanning nThe action of winnowing. 2. the sifting of tea. 3. the fanning or moving of of air with a fan.
Fanning-out vbSpreading out.
Far vbTo put off, remove (only in the expression of a wish).
Far phr"As Far As One Can See" - in one's judgement. 2. to the extent one can judge.
Far phr"As Far As One Can Go" - used to denote, or to imply, degree of limitation, incompleteness or inadequacy.
Far phr"Be Far and Away" - absolutely, without equal.
Far phr"Far Afield" - far away.
Far phr"Far and Near" - everywhere' from all, many places or directions.
Far phr"Far and Wide" - everywhere, to all or many places or directions.
Far phr"Far Be It From Me" - presumptuous and self-denigrating remark.
Far phr"Far from Doing Something" - not doing something as expected, but doing something else.
Far phr"Far from It" - by no means; not at all.
Far phr"Far from It" - certainly not; just the opposite.
Far phr"Far from Something" - certainly not; by no means; not at all.
Far phr"Far Out and Away" - to a very great degree.
Far phr"Too Far Gone" - in an extremely advanced state.
Far-away adjDistant, remote, extreme. 2. a long time ago.
Far-awayness nThe state or quality of being remote (ness), distance, longly removed sate. 2. what is faraway: distant parts. 3. the dim distance. 4. film taken at a distance, as distinct from "close-up".
Far-back nRemote in space; inaccessibility. 2. the most remote districts or back settlements.
Far-being nThe state of being at a distance.
Far-between adjOccurring at long intervals; infrequent.
Far-born adjBorn along ago.
Far-come adjhat which has come from a distance.
Fard nFerd, fyrd, fare -to go. 2. motion, rush, impetus, hence impetuousity, ardour, violent onset.
Far-day nThe latter part of the day; the high day.
Fardel nOE. forth part.
Far-down nAn Irish-American belonging to a family which emigrated from the North of Ireland. 2. a poor person, needy, indigent.
Far-down adjSituated or existing below.
Fare nA going, journeying, course, passage, voyage. 2. expedition for a journey; the rigging out of a ship; apparel, belongings. 3. a road, track. 4. track or trace of a rabbit or hare. 5. a number of person prepared for a journey. 6. a troop, multitude; a swarm of flies. 7. a passage or excursion for which a price is paid; cost of conveyance (now of persons only), but formerly, also of money for goods transported. 8. passengers collectively, convoy of passengers that engage a vehicle plying for hire. 9. mode of proceeding, bearing, demeanour, appearance, aspect. 10. doings, proceedings, actions, fighting. 11. display, pomp, commotion, uproar, fuss. 12. condition, state or state of things, welfare of things, prosperity, success. 13. food, in regard to it's quality; supply or provision (abundance or scarcity)
Fare nA farrow, a litter of pigs.
Fare vbTo go, travel. 2. to get along, succeed (well or badly); to be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events. 3. to eat, dine. 4. to happen well, or ill.  [quotations ▼] We shall see how it will fare with him
Fare vbTo have a litter.
Fare phr"To Fare On" - to rush on, attack, assault.
Fare phr"To Let Fare" - to let go
Fare phr"To Make Fare" - a thing to make use of, employ, possess, live upon (food), make plentiful of food.
Far East n"The Far East" - the extreme far-eastern regions of The Old World, esp. China and Japan.
Far-eastern adjPertaining or belonging to the extreme east; The Orient.
Fare forth vbTo go about, to go forth, depart, start. 2. to go on, advance, with respect to space and time. 3. to go by, pass way.
Fare-free adjFee paid on the quitting of a tenancy.
Far-end nThe extremities; the last stages of life, strength, resources.
Farer nVoyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer, far-goer.
Far-eyed adjFar-sighted, far-seeing.
Farer nVoyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer.
Fare up vbTo get.
Farewell nA wish of happiness or welfare at parting, esp. a permanent departure; the parting compliment, a goodbye, adieu. 2. an act of departure, leave-taking, a last look at, or reference to something.
Farewell vbTo bid farewell, say goodbye.
Farewell intjGoodbye, as in "she said farewell".
Farewell adjParting, valedictory, final.
Farewell phr"Bid Farewell" - the payment on quitting tenancy. 2. an after-taste, tang. 3. applied to a point where one bids farewell or parts from anothure person.
Farewell phr"Farewell Fieldfare" - said to one of whom the speaker wishes to see no more, in allusion to the fieldfare departure northward at the end of winter.
Farewell phr"Go Farewell" - to go away; be dismissed.
Farewell phr"Fare you Well"- goodluck, best wishes, good fortune to you,
Fareworthy adjHaving the right to go as one pleases. 2. free to go. 3. capable to leave (a place). 4. able to depart 9at one's wall). 5. somewhat unrestrained.
Farfarer nFar-goer, distant voyager or traveler.
Far-fetched adjBrought from far; foreign. 2. of pedigree: traced from remote origin. 3. devious, circuitous. 4. of an argument, notion, simile, etc. studiously, sort out, strained, not easily or naturally introduced.
Far-fetchedness nThe state of being far-fetched, remote, not easily introduced, etc.
Far-forth advTo a great distance or extent for.
Far-forth day nLate in the day, high day. 2. in reference to distance in state, space, time, as some day (time) far into the future; thus far forth, so far forth that.
Far-forthly advTo a great or definite extent; also entirely excellent.
Far-goer nOne who travels far or long distances.
Far-gone adjAdvanced to a great extent or age.
Far-hand nThe condition or standing of one that seeks employment away from home.
Faring nJourneying, travelling, an instance of this. 2. condition or state ; esp. a passing condition of the body. 3. entertaintment; also, plural (farings)- made dishes.
Faring adjThat has a specified condition or state, as well faring, better faring, best faring.
Faringly advLike one in a specified condition; in a well, ill, conditioned manner
Farish adjSomewhat far;
Farish phr"Farish On" - late (far into) in time, as, "getting farish in years".
Farish phr"Getting Farish in Years" - getting advanced in years, elderly.
Farland adjComing from a distance; foreign.
Farly advTo a great extent or distance.
Farm nMay be related to farm : a tract of land leased. 2. food, provision, hence a banquet, feast.
Farm vbTo cleanse, empty, purge.
Farmer nOne who cleanses, empties, purges.
Farness nState or fact or being far; remoteness. 2. also occasionally of sight: far-reachingness. 3. amount of distance. 4. distant part, distance.
Far-off adj Long ago, long-time ago as, " far-off years, when he had his share in life's true wealth, bright youth and health". 2. far, distant, remote ( in space, in time, in relationship). 3. of thoughts, looks, (fig)- distant, from a former time (in eyes).
Far-off phr"In the Far-off" - in the past; in the future.
Far-offness nThe state or fact of being far off; distant.
Far out adjRemote, distant. 2. of music, fashion, trends, latest, most progressive, kind, avant-garde, excellent, splendid, far-fetched.
Far-reaching adjThat reaches for (extensive lit & fig.) 2. exerting an influence or producing an effect which extends in space or time.
Far-reaching-ness nThe state or quality of being far-reaching in various senses.
Farrow nA young pig. 2. a litter of pigs. 3. of a sow "with farrow": with young. 4. an instance of farrow or farrowing - producing a litter.
Farrow vbOf a sow: to bring forth young. 2. to produce a litter.
Farrowing nThe giving of birth to a litter (of pigs).
Far-seeing adjFar-sighted, far-eyed.
Far-side n"The Far-side" - the right-handed side.
Far-sight nThe ability to see far (lit & fig.)
Far-sighted adjFurnished with the capacity for distant vision. 2. (fig.) - forecasting, prudent, shrewd. 3. able to see an object at a distant, more clearly than one at close hand.
Far-sightedly advIn a far-sighted manner
Far-sightedness nThe state of being far-sighted.
Farther advMore far.
Farther adjOf or pertaining to being distant. 2. of or greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
Farther-deal nAn advantage.
Fartherer nAs in a "fartherer of the truth"
Farthermore advFurthermore.
Farthermost adjMost remote or distant; furthermore.
Farthing nA coin worth one fourth or quarter of a penny. 2. name of various measures of land, as "a quarter of a hide." - a virgate ( aa rendering of the OE. gierdland); a quarter of an acre.
Farthing-deal nOne fourth part of anything; a quarter. 2. a quarter of an acre: a rood.
Farthing-land nA measure of land mentioned in the Domesday Book, supposed to have consisted of a few acres.
Farthing-less adjWithout a farthing; destitute, poor, very needy, impoverished.
Farthing-worth nAs much as is bought or sold for a farthing; a very small amount.
Far-went adjThat has wended or travelled far.
Fas nA border, fringe. 2. something worthless.
Fash nA fringe; anything with a fringe. 2. resembling a fringe. 3. the tops of carrots, turnip, or mangolds. 4. rough edge or ridge left on nails, bullets etc.
Fash adjHairy.
Fast nThe act or practice of abstaining from food or of eating very little food

2.The period of time during which one abstains from or eats very little food.

Fast vbTo abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
Fast adjOld English fæst - fast, fixed, firm, secure; constant, steadfast; stiff, heavy, dense; obstinate, bound, costive; enclosed, closed, watertight; strong, fortified. The original sense of “secure, firm” is now slightly archaic, but retained in the related fasten (“make secure”). 2.(dated) firmly or securely fixed in place; stable, as "make it (the loose rope) fast! 3. firm against attack; fortified by nature or art. 4. of people: steadfast, with unwavering feeling, as a "fast friend".) 5. moving with great speed, or capable of doing so; swift, rapid; occurring or happening within a short time: quick, rapid, speedy, swift. 6. computing, of a piece of hardware : able to transfer data in a short period of time. 7. deep or sound (of sleep); fast asleep (of people). 8 .of dyes or colours) not running or fading when subjected to detrimental conditions such as wetness or intense light; permanent; colour-fast. 9. obsolete tenacious; retentive.  10. colloquial: having an extravagant lifestyle or immoral habits, as "she's fast – she slept with him on their first date; easy, slutty. 11. ahead of the correct time or schedule (as a clock). 12. of photographic film more sensitive to light than average.
Fast advIn a firm or secure manner, securely; in such a way as not to be moved, firmly, tightly, securely. 2. of sleeping : deeply or soundly. 3. immediately following in place or time; close, very near. 4. quickly, with great speed; within a short time. 5. ahead of the correct time or schedule. 5. quickly, rapidly, speedily, swiftly.
Fast vbTo abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
Fast phr"Fast or Loose" - ignore one's obligations, which are acknowledge to another. 2. to be slippery, inconsistent, inconstancy.
Fastphr"Pull a Fast One" - take an unfair advantage.
Fast phr"To Live Fast" - to expend quickly one's vital energy. 2. to have lived a dissipated life.
Fast day nA day of fasting.
Fasten nFasting, an act of fastening.
Fasten vbTo make fast, firm or stable. 2. to establish, settle, confirm. 3. to become firm. 4. to set firm or solid. 5. to strengthen, harden. 6. to sure, confirm, agree, ratify (an agreement). 7. to fortify. 8. to make fast (in fetters); to render unable to move. 9. to make fast to something else, attach, tie or bond of any kind 10.
Fasten phr"Fasten the Feet" - to get or obtain some foothold. 2. to become firm. 3. to set firm or solid. 3. to strengthen, harden.
Fasten phr"Fasten Upon" - use with material objects: stick to, adhere to, attach to. 2. choose, in a keen alert way, for special consideration, seize upon.
Fasten phrFasten Together" - to sew, connect, join.
Fastener nOne who fastens. 2. that which serves to fasten anything. 3. a warrant for arrest.
Fastens nSometimes spelt fastens: the eve of or day before Lent- the fast of Lent: Shrove Tuesday.
Faster nOne who abstains from food.
Fast fingers nA crafty thief. 2. adroitly and highly efficent in the practice of pickpocketing and theft.
Fastfolk nAn engaged couple. 2. fiancee and fiancee.
Fast-food nA type of meal that is often standardised, prepared and served quickly. 2. a type of food that is quickly made, but of little nutritional value; junk food. 3. anything standardised, quickly available and inexpensive, but often of low value.
Fast-gong nFast-gong tide; fasting: Shrove Tide.
Fastingly advIn a fasting manner, abstemiously, sparing.
Fastish adjSomewhat fast.
Fastland nThe mainland, as distinguish from islands. 2. the continent (Europe); a continent.
Fast lane nOn a multi-laned road, the lane intended or reserved for vehicles moving at a faster speed. 2. (fig. by extension) any situation or activity where the pace is rapid.
Fast lane phr" In the Fast Lane" - in a lifestyle, employment, position or other set of circumstances where the rapid pace is exciting, frantic or risky.
Fast life nA life full of excitement.
Fastly advIn a fixed or steady manner. 2. firmly, unwaveringly. 3. without intermission or cessation. 4. closely, security. 5. quickly, rapidly, speedily; hence readily.
Fast-mass nShrove-tide.
Fastness nQuality or state of being firmly fixed, fixedness, stability, firm attachment.

2. fidelity, loyalty, firm adherence. 3. close alliance. 4. quality or state of being compact or close; density, solidity. 5. of style: conciseness, pithiness. 6. capacity for gripping tightly or retaining; tenacity, retentivenss. 7. security from invasion, safety, strength. 8. difficulty of access. 9. rapidity, swiftness. 10 of persons: quality of being fast in manner, talk or living mode. 11. that which fastens or keeps fast. 12. support, help. 13. a stronghold, fortress.

Fastrede adjFirm with purpose; steadfast.
Fast-rooted adjFixed firmly.
Fast-rootedness nThe condition or state of being firmly fixed.
Fastship nQuality of gripping tightly, parsimony.
Fast-talk nTo use clever talk in order to persuade someone to do something rash.
Fast worker nOne quick to purse women in amatory context
Fat nA vessel, a container, a vessel of silver or other metal; esp. one holding holy water. 2. a vessel of a large size for liquids, a tub; a brewer vat, a wine cask. 3. cask or barrel containing dry things. 4. a measure of capacity.
Fat vbTo bedaub with fat or grease. 2. to cover thickly. 3. grow or become fat. 4. to make fat, fatten, feed up (animals). 5. to enrich the soil, fertilize with nutritious and stimulating elements.
Fat adjCarrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body. 2 .carrying a larger than normal amount of fat: chubby, chunky, corpulent, obese, overweight, plump, porky (slang), rotund, tubby, well-fed; obese. 3. bountiful.
Fat phr"A Fat Lot Of Good" - little or no good.
Fat phr"As Fat As a Young Thrush" - plump, usually in a pleasant, healthy looking way.
Fat phr"Chew the Fat" - talk at length (but usually inconsequentially)
Fat phr"Fat as a Pig" - grossly overweight.
Fat phr"It's Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings" - one should not presume the outcome of an event which is still in progress.
Fat phr"The Fat Is In The Fire" - the action has caused trouble.
Fat phr"The Fat of the Land" - the greatest part of anything. 2. the finest and most abundant store of resources. 3. the cream ofthe crop.
Fat phr"The Fat Years and the Lean Years" - years of abundance, prosperity and years of want or need.
Fat phr"Trim the Fat" - to reduce something by cutting away the fat or excess. 2. to lose weight by dieting or excess.
Fatback nSalted pork from the back of a hog carcass.
Fatberg nA large accumulation of fat and other discarded toiletries which block sewers.
Fat-cat nOriginally a phrase in US used to describe a rich political donors. 2. any affluent person who is perceived to have profited fro the labor of others. 3. a high-ranking public servant.
Fat finger nA supposed cause of typographical errors.
Fat-free adjWithout fat or fat solids; fatless.
Fat-guts nA man with a fat belly or stomach, often resulting from the frequent consumption of alcohol.
Fat-head nStult, imbecile, dolt
Father nA male who sires (and often raises) a child. 2. male donator of sperm which resulted in conception or fertilization. 3. a term of respectful address for an elderly man. 4. term of respectful address for a priest. 5. person who plays the role of a father in some way. 6. the founder of a discipline or science.
Father phr"Father of Lies" - Satan, Lucifer, the Devil
Father phr"Father of the Waters"- The Mississippi
Father n"Ghostly Father" - the title given to a confessor or spiritual director.
Father phr"God The Father" - the first part of the Trinity.
Father phr"The father of ..." - the inventor, founder of.
Father n"The Holy Father" - The Pope; His Holy Fatherhood.
Father-God nThe God of creation.
Fatherhood nThe state or condition of being a father.
Fathering nThe act or serving as a father to a child. 2. the provision of sperm that united with the egg to produce a child. 3. the creation or making of an organization, movement, etc.
Fatherkin nDescent from or by the father's side; spearside.
Fatherland nThe land of one's birth; one's country.
Fatherland phr"In Fatherland" - at home, living in one's country of birth; land of one's fathers; the mother country.
Fatherlandish adjPertaining to or of one's country.
Fatherlandless adjUnpatriotic. 2. stateless, born at sea, without a nationality.
Fatherless adjHaving no father. 2. of a book etc, without a known author, anonymous.
Fatherlessness nState or condition of being fatherless.
Father-like adjResembling one's father. 2. having the bearing and aspect of one's father. 3. such is as proper to a father; such as a father would do.
Father-like advIn a fatherly manner, fatherly.
Fatherliness nQuality of being a fatherly. 2. fatherly in characteristics, function or feeling.
Fatherly advPaternal, of or pertaining to ancestors, ancestral, venerable. 2. resembling a father; hence venerable in character or demeanour. 3. in a fatherly manner, as a father with a father care and affection.
Fathers n"The Fathers" : the fathers of the ameriacan constitution, the "founding fathers."
Fathership nThe paternal state or relation. 2. of a father: paternity, fatherhood.
Father-to-be nA male partner of a pregnant woman (mother-to-be), especially when for the first time.
Fathom nThe embracing arms = bosom (OE. only). 2. fig. grasp, power. 3. object of the embrace - the wife of thy bosom. 4. stretching of the arms in a straight line to the full extent. 5. breadth of one's comprehension, grasp of intellect or ability. 6. a measure of length. 7. length by outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence a definite measure of six feet.
Fathom vbTo encircle with extended arms.
Fathom phr"Fathom's deep" - deep in many respect. 2. excessively deep.
Fathom phr"Fathom's down" - very deep.
Fathom phr"Fathom Out" - discover or devise an explanation for.
Fathom phr"Fathom Together" - to embrace a person; to embrace mutually.
Fathoming nMental reaching, the extent and capacity of reasoning. 2. the depth of thoughts, penetrative searching, delving.
Fathom-less adjThat cannot be measured with a fathom line; a measureless depth. 2. an abyss (metaphorical). 3. that cannot be penetrated or wholly understood; incomprehensible.
Fathomlessly advIn a fathomless manner.
Fathom-lessness nState or condition of being fathomless.
Fatless adjWithout fat or greasy matter.
Fatling nA calf, lamb or other young animal fatted for slaughter. 2. small and fat
Fat lip nA swelling or cut on the lip caused by a blow or punch.
Fatly advGrossly greasy; plentiful. 2. to a great extent, largely, clumsily.
Fatness nQuality of being fat, or overweight. 2 plumpness, corpulence. 3. breadth or thickness. 4. of a, or belonging to a tree: oiliness, juiceness. 5. of soil: unctuousness, fertility, luxuriance 5. that which makes fertile; of a fertilizing property or virtue.
Fat tail nA high probability of an extreme outcome (statistics).
Fatten vbTo make plump. 2. fatten for market or slaughter. 3. to grow fat, become fat, become thicker. 4. to enrish the soil 5. fig. & transfig. to pamper.
Fatten adjWhat has been made fat.
Fatten phr"Fatten On" - grow rich at the expense of somebody else.
Fatten phr"Fatten Up" - give an animal or person plenty to eat, causing him/her or it to put on weight.
Fattening nThe process of making fat or becoming fat. 2. the action of thickening.
Fattily advA morbid disposition of fat.
Fattiness nThe quality or condition of being fat or fatty.
Fattish adjSomewhat fatty or fat. 2. somewhat greasy or unctuous.
Fattishness nThe quality of being fattish.
Fatty adjResembling fat; the nature of fat, unctuous, oligenous, greasy. 2. besmeared with fat, greasy. 3. of animals and their limbs: full. 4. of fat, plump, well-fed. 5. of a leaf: full of sap, juicy. 6. marked by a morbid disposition of fat. 7. tending to producing fat. 8. a fat person (a nickname).
Fatty-liver nFatty-liver or steatosis is the buildup of fat in the liver.
Fat-ware nCattle made fat for market.
Fat-witted adjSlow and dully, mental unalert, thick-headed, anyone's fool, stupid, ready to be used or exploit.
Fatwood nA heartwood of pine trees, impregnated with resin, useful in the manufacture of pitch and pine tar.
Faw adjOE. fay; in modern English would normally be fough or fow. 2. coloured, stained, streaky, particoloured, variegated. 2. of an object that reflects light. 3. bright, glancing, gleaming, twinkling.
Fawn vbTo fawn upon. 2. to wag the tail. 3. to caress, pat the head of a dog. 4. to effect with a servile fondness. 5. to court favour or notice by abject demeanour. 6. to fawn upon a person, his looks, etc. 7. to cringe to (a person); curry favour, flatter, cajole, wheedle.
Fawner nOne who fawns, cringes, a toading, a sycophant.
Fawnguest nA fawning parasite, a sycophant, toady. 2. one who swindles another under the guise of friendship.
Fawning nSaid of animals: cringing, servile, flattery or homage. 2. an instance of this.
Fawningly advIn a fawning manner. 2. caressingly, joyfully. 3. cringing, flattering, servilely.
Fawingness nA fawning disposition or demeanour. 2. cringing behavoiur, servility.
Fawn nA young deer. 2. a pale-brown colour tinted with yellow like that of a fawn. 3. fawn colour. 4. a whelp.
Fawn vbTo exhibit affection or attempt to please. 2. to seek favour by flattery and obsequious behaviour (with 'on' or 'upon'). 3. of a dog: to wag it's tail, to show devotion.
Fawn adjOf a fawn colour, pale-brown.
Fawn phr'Fawn On' - attempt to win somebody's favor by servile behavior.
Fawnish adjOf a colour, some what resembling pale-brownish.
Fawnsome adjOf a animal: disposed to fawning, showing fondness.
Fawny adjFond. 2. somewahet fawnish-brown
Faw-thistle nLabrum veneris: lit. coloured thistle or teasel.
Fax nThe hair of the head. 2. the face (derisively)
Faxed adjHaving hair; hairy.
Faxed-star nA comet, from it flowing tail's resemblance to hair flowing in the breeze.
Fax-wax nA strong fibrous band extending from the dorsal vertebrae to the occiput, and supporting the head in many mammals, as the horse. (Also "paxwax").
Fay vbTo fit, adapt, or join. 2. to put together, add, compose. 3. fix or fasten in position. 4. to fit, furnish with. 5. to suit, to match with. 6. of a coat: to fit or fay in. 5. to suit, match with. 6. do, suit, go on. favourably, succeed. 7. shipbuilding: to fit (a piece of timber) closely or accurately to another. 8. of timber: to fit close, so as to leave no intervening space.
Fay phr"To Fay Upon Long" - to postpone. 2. to fix at a distant point (in time).
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