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Fear nOE. a sudden and terrible event, calamity, danger, peril. 2. an unpleasant emotion caused by exposure to danger. 3. a state of alarm (be in fear). 4. a cause of fear. 5. dread or fearful respect. 6. anxiety for the safety of. 6. danger or the likelihood of something unwelcome.
Fear vbFeel fear about or towards. 2. feel anxiety or apprehension about. 3. apprehend with fear or regret. 4. shrink from ; be apprehensive about. 5. show reverence towards.
Fear phr"Fear for" - feel anxious about the health etc of somebody, or the future development of events.
Fear phr"Fear of Missing Out" - see "Fomo"
Fear phr"For Fear Of" - to avoid the risk of; in case of.
Fear phr"In Fear of" - very apprehensively anxiously.
Fear phr"Never Fear" - there is no danger of that; don't worry.
Fear phr"No Fear" - expression of strong denial or refusal: I will not!.
Fear phr"Put the Fear of God into" - frighten; terrify.
Fear phr"There's Not Much Fear of" - it is extremely unlikely that something will happen.
Feardom nState of living in fear or being subject to laws and policies based on fear; often contrasted in alliteration with freedom).
Fear-driven adjwere thoughts, decisions, and actions are predominantly motivated by fear. This may be of death, fear of loneliness or abandonment, fear of power of fear of pain, etc. "Fear-driven Ghosts"
Feared adjFrightened of; afraid, terrorized.
Feared-ness nThe condition of being frightened or afraid. 2. terror, cause of fright.
Fearer nOne who fears or is to be feared.
Fearful adjAfraid; experiencing fear; apprehensive. 2. terrible, awful; inspiring fear. 3. coll. extremely unwelcome or unpleasant; as 'fearful consequences'. 4. timid, timorous. 5. (coll.) very bad, appalling.
Fearfully advIn a frightened or apprehended manner.
Fearfulness nThe state or quality of being afraid; experiencing fear; or apprehension.
Fearless adjCourageous, brave; without fear. 2. being without fear.
Fearlessly advIn a fearless, boldly, intrepidly.
Fearlessness nThe quality or state of being without fear. 2. boldiness, intrepidity
Fearmonger nOne who causes alarm, fear, and apprehension.
Fearnaught nA fearless individual, a fearnought.
Fear-nothing adjAfraid of nothing or nobody. 2. dreading or frightened by nothing.
Fearnought nA drink (any strong liquor) to keep up the spirits. See dreadnought.
Fear-shaken adjUpset and distress by fear, as "Fear-shaken mind".
Fear-smitten adjStruck or overwhelmed by fear.
Fearsome adjFear-inspiring, frightful, dreadful. 2. timid, apprehensive, frightened.
Fearsomely advIn a fearsome manner, so as to excite fear or timidity.
Fear-someness nState or condition of being frightened, afraid or overwhemed by fear.
Fear-stirred adjUneasy or fearful.
Fear-stricken adjOvercome or enfeebled by fear.
Fease vbOE. fringe, frayed edge. 2. to unravel, (a rope). 2. of a rope or thread: to unravel at the end. 3. to wear rough at the end.
Feather nOne of the horny, elongated structures which forms the body covering of birds and provides the flight surface for their wings. 2. something resembling a feather, as in mechanisms, a tongue, wedge, fin. 3. kind, class or species,; birds of a feather. 4. frame of mind, mood, spirits. 5. plumage, dress, attire. 6. a fin or guide on the shaft of an arrow. 7. anything light or trivial. 8. the wake of a periscope on a submarine. 9. an irregular flaw in a gem. 10. the hairy fringe on the backs of the legs and the tail of some dogs.
Feather vbTo fit with a feather, as an arrow. 2. to cover, adorn or fringe with feathers. 3. to join by tongue or groove. 4. to grow or become covered with feathers. 5. to move, spread or expand with feathers.
Feather adjMade of or covered by feathers.
Feather phr"A Broken Feather in One's Wing" - a scandal connected with somebody.
Feather phr"A Man of First Feathers" - one very showy or ostentatiously presented.
Feather phr"Be Chicken Feed" - be small and unimportant.
Feather phr"Be Spitting Feathers" - be very angry; thirsty.
Feather phr"Birds of a Feather Flock Together" - people of like interest gather together or in the same place.
Feather phr"Feather One's Own Nest" - enrich oneself; look after one's own interests, especially by greed, selfishness, or dishonesty . 2. provide well for one's own future while acting or dealing on behalf of another..
Feather phr"In Full Feather" - well-dressed, as a "lady in good feather."
Feather phr"In Good Feather" - in good condition, health or spirit.
Feather phr"In High Feather" - of the weather: fine, clement, brilliant. 2. in a cheerful, happy frame of mind.
Feather phr"Make Feathers Fly" - to make a disturbance or fierce disturbance. 2. to show up somebody.
Feather phr"Of That Feather" - see: "Birds of a Feather Flock Together"
Feather phr"Show the White Feather"- to be a coward; show cowardice, shirk one's duty.
Feather phr"Smooth Someone's Feathers" - calm somebody down.
Feather phr"Spit Feathers" - be very angry. 2. to be very thirsty.
Feather phr"Thrash with a Feather" - to give only minor punishment for a very serious offence.
Feather phr"Two Feathers out of a Goose" - a very small part of anything.
Feather phr"Wag the Feathers" - to make a display of one's honors and/of achievements.
Feather phr"You Could Knock Me Down with a Feather" - I was totally taken by surprise.
Feather-bed nA bed stuffed with feathers. 2. a stonewort of the genus Chara; a bed of stoneworts.
Feather-bed vbTo spoil.
Feather-bedder nOne who feather-beds or makes comfortable matters by favourable, esp. economic or financial treatment.
Feather-bedding nThe action of making comfortable by favourable, esp. economic or financial treatment. 2. in industrial relations, creating unnecessary jobs solely to increase employment. 3. in economics, assisting an inefficient industry by government grants or excessive tariff protection.
Feather-bed landing nA soft landing (fig. and Lit.)
Feather-brained adjFoolish, stupid, dull, slow, lacking mental unalertness. 2. silly or absent-minded; lacking commonsense.
Featherdom nThe realm of feathered creatures.
Feather-duster nA brush made (originally of feathers) to remove dust.
Feathered adjOf birds provided with or having feathers or plumage
Feathered-friend n(Used sentimentally or ironically): a bird.
Feather-footed nHaving feet covered with feathers. 2. moving silently and swiftly.
Featherham nCovering or appendage of feathers, plumage,
Feather-head nAn empty or light head. 2. a silly empty-headed person. 3. a frivolous person.
Featheriness nFeathery state or condition. 2. lightness, fickleness.
Feathering nThe action of covering with or stuffing with feathers. 2. a bird's plumage. 3. the feather's of an arrow. 3. when the ink smears on the paper, causing the words to be blurred.
Featherless adjWithout feather or devoid of feathers.
Featherlessness nThe state of being without feathers or a feathery covering.
Feather-light adjExtremely light.
Feathermonger nOne who deals in feathers, transfig; birds. 2. monger of feathers.
Featherdom nThe realm of feathered creatures (birds); the bird words; birds collectively
Featherweight nA boxer or wrestler weighing from 118 or 126 pounds. 2. the least weight allowed to a horse in a handicap race. 3. a person weighing very little; hence, anyone of litle ability or importance.
Featherweight adjOf little weight, insignificant, unimportant.
Feather-wood nA hickory-like, hardwood timber tree of Australia.
Feathery adjCovered with or resembling feathers; light, soft, or fluffy.
Fec nModern English would render it: fack. 2. a definite interval in space or time; a limited distance; fixed period.
Feck nPower, strength, vigor. 3. amount, quantity, number or value. 3. the chief or principal part.
Feck adjHardy, vigorous.
Feckless adjFeeble, of little use, without responsibility.
Fecklessly advIn a feeble, weak way or valueless manner.
Fecklessness nA feeble or weakened state;
Feckful adjEfficient, vigorous, powerful.
Feckly advFor the most part, mostly.
Fed phr"Fed Up to One's Back Teeth" - very bored, tired; disgusted.
Fed phr"Fed Up With" - annoyed, angered by; have ahd enough; tired off.
Feddle nOne who makes much of a pet, favorite. OE. fedels: to feed the favored bird.
Feddle vbTo cherish, pamper, make much of.
Feed nFood, fare (for human beings).
Feed vbTo give (someone or something) food to eat, nurture. 2. to eat (usually of animals). 3. to give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food. 4. to give to a machine to be processed. 5. The act of transmitting of live or recorded material to one other station or to an entire network along specially reserved lines. in sports: to pass to the ball regularly to a team-mate. 6. in the theatre, 'the straight-man' who works with, or alongside, a comedian and provides him with the 'feed-lines,' the cues for his jokes. 7. in business, any reviews, comments, business, opinions from the media, retailers or consumers concerning a new product.
Feed adjBound to feudal service (only in feedman). 2. paid by fee, hired, bribed, employed for wages.
Feed phr"Be Chicken Feed" -be small and unimportant.
Feed phr"Be Fed Up to the Back Teeth With" - be extremely annoyed or disgusted with. 2. bored or tired.
Feed phr"Bite the Hand that Feeds (one)" - show ingratitude.
Feed phr"Feed Back Into" - electronics, radio: return part of the output of a circuit as an input of the preceding stage of that circuit. 2. of a speaker's unconscious gestures or expressions; or conscious comments indicate to speaker, teacher etc how well one, s is being received so enabling one to adapt to her/his audience.
Feed phr"Feed Off" - use as a source or supply of food, materials, energy. 2. take food food from a flat, open utensil, as a plate, platter etc.
Feed phr"Feed On" - have give to somebody, as food or sustenance.
Feed phr"Feed the Fire" - to exacerbate a situation.
Feed phr"Feed Up" - bring a person to his proper weight by giving him nourishing food.
Feed phr"Give a Man a Fish and You Feed Him for a Day, Teach a Man to Fish and He Will Feed Himself for a Lifetime' - it is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for him.
Feed phr"Off One's Feed" - of an animal or person not feeding normally.
Feed-back nResponse from a target audience to those seeking to influence it. 2. one person's action to another person's action or speech by analyzing, criticizing, agreeing but always in some way modifying the original statement by response.
Feed dog nOn a sewing machine the toothed mechanism that uses a forward, down, back and up motion against the presser lock so as to advance the fabric through the machine evenly.
Feed-box nA box containing feed or fodder for animals.
Feeder nThat which feeds. 2. something that is used to feed. 3. a tributary of a stream. 4. a branch line of a railway. 5. a transmission line that feeds the electricity fron a substation or a transmitter.
Feed-forward nThe modification or control of a process using its anticipated results (feedback) or effects
Feeding nTo give (someone or something) food to eat, nurture.
Feedman nOne holding a fee. 2. a soldier serving for pay; mercenary.
Feedstock nAny bulk raw material constituting the principal input for any industrial input.
Feedstream nA fluid feedstock.
Feedthrough nA conductor that connects circuits or components of either side of a printed circuit board.
Feedwater nWater added to a boiler to replace that lost during operator.
Feel vbTo become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch. 2. to experience an emotion or other mental state about. 3. to find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements. 4. to be or become aware of. 5. to experience the consequences of. 6. to think, believe, or have an impression concerning. 7. to receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing. 8. to search by sense of touch. 9. to experience an emotion or other mental state. 10. to seem (through touch or otherwise). 11. to sympathize. 12. slang - to understand.
Feel phr"Feel at Home" - feel comfortable and relaxed.
Feel phr"Feel Better for Having Done Something" - feel that one's physical, or mental well-being has been improved by having done something.
Feel phr"Feel Blae" - be sad.
Feel phr"Feel For" - have or feel great sympathy for.
Feel phr"Feel Free" - do not hesitate, do as you please.
Feel phr"Feel Good" - feel happy, confident or pleased with oneself.
Feel phr"Feel In One's Bones" - have intuition or premonition. 2. sense, suspect (intuitively or instinctively) that something is the case.
Feel phr"Feel Like" - to have a desire or inclination for. 2. experience emotionally; fancy, feel in the mood for.
Feel phr"Feel Like a New Woman/Man" - feel restored to health, completely refreshed or revitalized.
Feel phr"Feel Like (Doing) Something" - think that one would enjoy, be willing to accept, or take part in doing something.
Feel phr"Feel Like Nothing on Earth" - look extremely ill, miserable, strange, ridiculous.
Feel phr"Feel One's Feet" - to be conscious of one's powers. 2. to be at ease
Feel phr"Feel One's Oats" - to act in a high spirited manner; display self-importance. 2. be in an energetic, lively, perhaps obstreperous mood and act accordingly. 3. to feel one's importance.
Feel phr"Feel One's Way" - determine (especially in darkness) where one is going by touching walls, objects and progressing cautiously. 2. undertake a task slowly, steadily and cautiously.
Feel phr"Feel on Top of the World" - feel very light-hearted or in good spirit.
Feel phr"Feel Out Something/Things (or Somebody)" - to find one's way by groping. 2. to proceed by cautious steps, because of shyness, not used to company, conversation. 3. feel not to be part of, or excluded from. 4. to try to get information from someone or from a situation without asking direct questions.
Feel phr"Feel Small" - feel humiliated and or inferior. 2. feel, appear inadequate, humiliated.
Feel phr"Feel Ten Foot Tall" - to feel proud.
Feel phr"Feel the Rough Side of Someone Tongue" - to be verbally abused.
Feel phr"Feel Up To" - feel able to do. 2. be inclined to, well enough to do something.
Feel phr"Feel Up To" - be inclined to, well enough or capable of doing or to do something. 2. feel able or capable of undertaking, sustaining an effort, work, long, arduous journey.
Feel phr"Get the Feel of " - become accustomed to.
Feel phr"Not Feel Oneself" - feel unwell.
Feeler nOne or that which feels. 2. an antenna, tentacle. 3. a tendril of a vine. 4. an indirect approach; a trial venture.
Feeler phr"Put Out Feelers" - make discreet enquiries.
Feel-good adjThat creates a feeling of well-being in people, as in a feel-good outcome.
Feeling nThe experiencing of effective and emotional states. 2. an intuitive understanding of something. 3. a physical sensation that you experience. 4. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin. 5. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed. 6. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
Feeling phr"A Gut Feeling" - a feeling based solely on intuition, ad unsupported by facts of evidence.
Feeling phr"Feelings Running High" - an intensification of emotions.
Feeling phr"Get a Sinking Feeling" - have a feeling of great apprehension.
Feeling phr"Get the Feeling that" - come to the conclusion that, or feel that.
Feeling phr"Have Feelings for Somebody" -affection for somebody.
Feeling phr"Have a Feeling for Something" - have a aptitude for something.
Feeling phr"Have That Monday Morning Feeling" - feeling of general apathy on return to work on Monday; Mondayitis.
Feeling phr"Know the Feeling that" - I think that or have experienced the same thing.
Feeling phr"No Hard Feelings" - no offence intended, no feeling of bitterness.
Feeling phr"Play on Somebody's Feelings" - deliberately manipulate somebody's emotions.
Feelingful adjMarked by strong feeling.
Feelingless adjWithout feeling, devoid of feeling.
Feelingly advConsciously. 2. with just perception, understandingly, sensibly, to the purpose. 3. with emotion, in a manner manifesting emotion. 4. by and from actual personal feeling. 5. knowledge or expertise. 6. in such a sensitive manner as to be felt.
Feelingness nEmotional quality or character.
Feeling-talk nIn assertiveness training, the voicing of 'meaningful' dialogue rather than idle chatter.
Feelsome adjAttractive to the feeling or sense: tasty.
Feelth nSensation, feeling.
Feely adjA (hypothetical) talking film augmented by tactile effects
Feeman nA vassal, serf, slave, bonded labourer
Feemanship nState or condition of being a vassal.
Feer vbTo make a furrow. 2. to mark off the breadth of every ridge (of land) for ploughing, by drawing a furrow on each side of the space allotted for it.
Feering nThe action of making a furrow. 2. the marking off of the breadth of every ridge (of land) for plowing, by drawing a furrow on each side of the space allotted for it.
Feet phr"At Somebody's Feet" - under somebody's influence (because of his/her sway, attractiveness, talent, etc.
Feet phr"Drag One's Feet" - more slowly.
Feet phr"Fall On One's Feet" - be very lucky to survive something risky. 2. land on on'es feet.
Feet phr"Feet First or Foremost" - dead; deceased.
Feet phr"Find One's Feet" - become accustomed to a new situation.
Feet phr"Get Back On One's Feet" - return to normal health after an illness. 2. or return to prosperity after being in debt.
Feet phr"Get Cold Feet" - go back on a commitment because of fear or nervousness.
Feet phr"Have Feet of Clay" - weakness of character in somebody previously thought to be worthy of respect.
Feet phr"Have the World at One's Feet" - be well placed for success.
Feet phr"Have Two Left Feet" - be inept at anything requiring skill footwork.
Feet phr"Keep One's Feet" - maintain one's balance or upright posture.
Feet phr"Keep One's Feet On the Ground" - take a practical or realistic view of life.
Feet phr"Land On One's Feet" - be lucky, fortunate. 2. fall on one's feet.
Feet phr'Not Let the Grass Grow Under One's Feet" - waste no time in attending to things.
Feet phr"On One's Feet" - standing.
Feet phr"Put One's Feet Up" - take a rest by sitting or lying down.
Feet phr"Run Off One's Feet" - extremely busy.
Feet phr"Set Somebody On His/Her Feet" - provide help in getting someone established, in a home, business, etc.
Feet phr"Shake the Dust From One's Feet" - move away.
Feet phr"Sit At Somebody's Feet" - remain ('at the feet') with an expert or teacher in order to learn something.
Feet phr"Stand On One's Own Two Feet" - be independent.
Feet phr"Sweep Someone Off her Feet" - make a very favorable impression or make somebody fall in love with one.
Feet phr"Take the Weight Off One's Feet" - take a rest by sitting, lying down.
Feet phr"Think One's Feet" - be mentally agile, think quickly.
Feet phr"Throw Oneself at Somebody's Feet" - ask in very humble manner, or beseechingly.
Feet phr"Under One's Feet" - get in the way of.
Feet phr"Walk Off One's Feet" - tire by excessive walking.
Feet phr"With One's Feet Up" - resting, taking it easy, lounging.
Feetless adjWithout feet.
Feeze nA rush, impetus, a violent impact.
Feeze vbTo drive off or away. 2. to make one run to flight; frighten away. 3. to fighten, put in a state of alarm. 4. to impel.
Feeze phr"Fetch One's Feeze" - to take a short step before leaping.
Feeze phr"I'll Feeze You" - to settle business with (a person). 2. to beat, flog.
Feeze phr"Take (one's)Feeze" - to start at full speed. 2. a state of alarm or perburbation
Feldwyrt nFelwort or Gentiana lutea and other species of gentian; swertia perennis.
Fele advTo a great extent or degree. 2. much, a great extent or quality (how, like, so, to). 3. much, many, numerous, more in number. 4. many persons. 5. proper, of the right sort, good.
Felekyn nMany kind, various sort of.
Felesith n
Felefold advMany times, manifold, felefold. 2. by a great deal, many times, times over
Felefold vbTo increase, multiply.
Fell nThe skin, or hide of an animal; a fleece. 2. said of the human skin, rarely of the skin covering an organ of the body. 3. flesh immediately under the skin. 4. a covering of hair, wool etc. when thick and matted. 5. a shock of hair.
Fell nA knock-down blow. 2. cutting down of timber; the timber cut down in one season. 3. the sewing down (a fold etc. level with the cloth; a felled seam).
Fell nGall, anger, melancholiness.
Fell vbTo knock or strike down. 2. to cause to fall.
Fell advSharply, fiercely.
Fell phr"He that Never Climbed Never Fell" - some risk-taking is important for the propper development of one's life.
Fell phr"One Fell Swoop" - all at the same time.
Feller nOne who or that which fells. 2. (lit & fig.) one who knocks a person down. 3. one who cuts down timber, a woodcutter. 4. an attachment to a sewing machine for felling . 4, one who sews in various tasks.
Fellhood nFellness.
Felling nAn act or action of cutting down timber. 2. the quantity cut down; (fig)- those slain on a battlefield. 3. a cleaning or royd. 3. lowering, a bringing down, abatement, deduction.
Felling-bird nThe wry-neck (Yunx torquilla)
Fellmonger nA trader and dealer in skins and hides of animals; a monger of fells.
Felloe nExterior rim, part of the rim of the wheel, supported by the spokes; sometimes, also spelt 'felly'
Fellow nLate OE Late Old English fēolaga 'a partner or colleague' (literally 'one who lays down money in a joint enterprise'), from Old Norse félagi, from fé 'cattle, property, money' + the Germanic base of lay. 2. a man or boy (informal) 3. (usually fellows) a person in the same position, involved in the same activity, or otherwise associated with another: 4. a thing of the same kind as or otherwise associated with another: the page has been torn away from its fellows. 5. member or fellow of a learned society. 7. incorporated senior member of a British college. 8. a research fellow; an elected graduate receiving a stipend for a period of research. 10. a member of the governing body in some universities.
Fellow vbTo conjoin, associate (a person or thing). 2. in partnership, companionship (with another) 3. put on a level with. 4. to produce a fellow to or equally match. 4. to arrange in pairs, to pair.
Fellow adjSharing a particular activity, quality, or condition with someone or something; as, a 'fellow citizen'
Fellow phr"My Good Fellow" - exclamation implying a tone of remonstrance or censure.
Fellowed adjJoined together in pairs.
Fellower nOne who accompanies.
Fellow-feel nTo share the feelings of others, sympathy. 2. to sympathise with suffering, to feel in common.
Fellow-feeler nSympathiser.
Fellow-feeling nParticipation in the feelings of others, sympathy. 2. sense of community of interest
Fellow-feeling adjSympathetic, in sympathy with, and of the desire to help and support others.
Fellowing phr"Fellowing Himself with Everything He Had In Life" - put on a level with.
Fellowless adjWithout fellow or equal; peerless.
Fellow-like adjLike a companion or mate. 2. on the same footing; on the same level. 3. companionable, sociable, sympathetic, like one's fellow; sociable.
Fellowly adjPertaining to or befitting comrades or friendly associates; social. 2. companionable, social, sympathetic. 3. in a manner like a fellow or equal. 4. on equal terms. 5. sociable, familiar
Fellowred nState or condition of being fellows or companions. 2. companionship, company, fellowship.
Fellowred phr"For Fellowred" - for comradeship sake. 2. sexual intercourse; fleshly fellowship. 3. a company of fellows or comrades.
Fellowred phr"To bear (a person) fellowred - to extend one's company. 2. spiritual intercourse or communion.
Fellowship nA body of fellows or equals; a company. 2. a body of armed men. 3. crew of a vessel. 4. guild, corporation, workers collectively, trade union. 5. an association of union of any kind, brotherhood, fraternity. 6. position of dignity in a learned society, such as university or college. 7. body of fellows in a college or university. 8. a society constituted as by their fellows.
Fellowship vbTo unite in fellowship. 2. to connect or associate (a person or thing) with or to another. 3. to admit or enter into a fellowship. 4. join in fellowship in (a religious service).
Fellowship phr"Give the Right Hand of Friendship" - to acknowledge a person as entitled to communion.
Fellowship phr"Good Fellowship" - the temper and disposition of a good fellow.
Fellowshipping nThe action or act of forming a fellowship (a yeomen). 2.
Fellow-sinner nWithout a fellow, alone solitary. 2. of one of a pair. 3. without a peer or equal matches.
Fellow-speaker nA fellow speaker of one's language.
Fellwood nTimber ready to be felled; fellable wood.
Felly adjA segment of the rim of a wooden wheel in which the spokes are inserted; sometimes, also the entire rim: also spelt felloe.
Felt nA skin or hide. 2. a cloth or stuff of matted fibres of wool or wool or fur, full or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving. 3. a hat made of felt.
Felt vbTo make into felt. 2. to make of felt. 3. to turn into felt-like masses.
Feltmonger nA trader or dealer in felt and felt products.
Feltness nThe quality of being felt.
Feltwork nA network of matting or fibre.
Feltwort nA name given to the Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus). 2. feldwyrt
Felty adjLike or resembling felt; felty-looking.
Feltymes adjMany times.
Felwort nGentianella amarella, gentianella lutea.
Fen nMud, clay, dirt, filth. 2. a type of wetland fed by ground water and run-off, containing peat before the waterline. 2. 'The Fens" - the low-lying lands around the Wash, esp. in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Fen nMildew; a mould of parasitical fungus which attacks the hop plant.
Fen-berry nThe cranberry (Vaccinum Oxycoccus)
Fen-dweller nA person or animal that lives in a fen
Fenfield man nIn ancient times the king's special tenants, who pay him rent. 2. an inhabitant of the fens; a fen man.
Fen-fire nWill-of-the-wisp.
Fen-frog nA frog which croaks at night.
Feng nFang, tooth.
Fenhood nThe area of a fen.
Fenland nAn area of fens.
Fenlike adjFenny, dirty, marshy, miry.
Fenlike advFilthily, mirily.
Fennel nA fragrant plant: Feniculum vulgara of the parsley family; faeniculum dulce or panmoria (or officinale). 2. dog-fennel (anthemis cotula). 3. hog-fennel (Peucedanum officinalis). 4. water-fennel (callitriche verna). 5. the bulb, leaves, or stalks of the plant, eaten as a vegetable. 6. the seeds of the fennel plant used as a spice in cooking.
Fennel-water nA spirituous liquor brewed from fennel-seed.
Fenner nA fen person; one who lives in the fens.
Fen-like adjDirty, filthly, miry. 2. marshy, swampy.
Fennish adjSomewhat miry, dirty, muddy, filthy. 2, resembling a swamp, marsh, paludral. 3. belonging or produced from a fen.
Fenny adjOf a nature of, or characterized by a fen, boggy, swampy. 2. inhabiting, growing or produced in a fen (now only of plants). 3. spoiled with damp, musty.
Fenny-seated adjSituated in a fen.
Fenshake nAgue
Fenny-stones nA kind of Orchis.
Fenstruck dewberry nA state or condition of being mad, crazy, off one's head.
Fenwort nGalium verum, yellow bedstraw, sometime nmame for the cranberry.
Feoh nMoney, property, wealth, cattle (livestock was the measure of wealth in the ancient world.) 2. fenwort.
Ferd nTerror, fear. 2. a military expedition. 3. army, host. 4. a bond, company, troop, great number.
Ferd phr"In Ferd" - in warlike array.
Ferd-fare nA military expedition,
Ferdful adjInspiring fear, awesome, dreadful. 2. full of fear, timorous, cautious with fear.
Ferdfulness nState or condition of being fearful scared, timorous. 2. full of full, caution, awe.
Ferding vbTo go on a military expedition.
Ferding nA military expedition, an army.
Ferdlock nA state of fear, terror, fearlock.
Ferd-wite nA fine exposed upon a person(s) for not going forth in a military expedition.
Fere nA companion, comrade, mate, partner. 2. of animals; a mate, an equal, peer. 3. companionship, a body of companies, company, party.
Fere vbTo take a companion, to unite, to provide with a consort.
Fere vbTo journey, travel, go, fare. 2. proceed, go on, behave, deal with. 3. to take place, happen.
Fere adjAble to go in health, able, strong, secure, whole.
Fere phr"All in Fere" - in company, together, in common. 2. all together, together.
Fere phr"Fere for Fere"- in every way, equal.
Fere phr"To Wed One's Fere" - to take a partner.
Fere phr"Whole and Fere" - sound and wholesome.
Ferend nTraveler, messenger, peregrine, way-ferend.
Fering adjOE: faeringa - fear, suddenly.
Feringly advSuddenly.
Ferings nDeath, sudden death.
Ferliful adjFearful.
Ferling nA fourth of a penny; a farthing.
Ferly nWonder, astonishment, marvel.
Ferly vbTo wonder at, astonish, marvel at, amaze.
Ferly adjSudden, unexpected. 2, dreadful, frightful, terrible. 3.strange, wonderful, wondrous, marvelous. 4. great, wonderful.
Ferly advSuddenly, unexpectedly, dreadfully, frightfully. terrible, wonderfully, extraordinarily.
Fern nAny of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants classified in the Division Pteridophyta (formerly known by some as Filicophyta) that lacks seeds and reproduces by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations.
Fern adjOE: fierre - of time: former, of old, ancient.
Fern adjGreat, huge in number or quantity.
Fern vbTo cover with ferns. 2. to feed upon ferns
Fern-days nDays of old.
Fern-days advOf long ago, formerly, a long time ago.
Fern-like adjResembling a fern.
Fern-owl nThe nightjar or goatsucker. 2. short-eared owl (Caprimugos europeaus).
Fernseed nThe asexual, dustlike spores of a fern which resemble seeds
Fernshaw nA brake or thicket of ferns.
Fern-sitter nName given to hare.
Ferny adjAbounding in ferns, overgrown with ferns. 2. pertaining to ferns, quantity of ferns. 3. of a fern-like nature, resembling ferns.
Fernyear nA past year, last year, yesteryear.
Fernyear advIn past years; in the course of last year.
Ferrede nCompanionship, society, fellowship. 2. a company.
Ferren advFrom a distance, from afar, distantly, remotely.
Ferren phr"From Ferren" - from far, from a distance.
Ferry nTransport by boat or aircraft. 2. a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule.
Ferry vbTo travel by ferry. 2. transport by ferry. 3. to transport from one place to another
Ferry phr"Ferry Over" - to carry or transport across; pretermit, to pass over
Ferrying nThe action of ferry
Ferrying adjThat ferries.
Ferryman nOne who keeps (looks after) or attends to something. 2. one who operates a ferry.
Ferse vbTo remove, put at a distance; hence, to forsake, withdraw, go away.
Fet nVessel, container, vat, fat.
Fet vbTo grab, sieze, fetch.
Fet phr"Fet Again" - to restore to consciousness.
Fet phr"Fet In" - to take in; supply; (fig.) stretch.
Fetch nThe distance travelled by wind or waves across open water. 2. the distance a vessel must sail to reach open water. 3. the action of fetching. 4. stratagem or trick.
Fetch vbTo deduce, derive the origin of. find a distant or higher origin of. 3. to derive a word etymologically. 4. to deal, strike a blow. 5. to make a strike; strike a person. 6. to make or perform a movement. 7. to take a walk, or a leap. 8. of a river: to turn or become winding. 9. to get into the wake of a vessel. 10. to get into the current of a wind. 11. to swing around the arm or a weapon, so as to gain impetus for the stroke. 11. to devise, devise, plan.
Fetch phr"Fetch a Fetch" - to try a strategy.
Fetch phr"Fetch Again" - to recoup, take, back, redeem. 2. to revive to consciousness.
Fetch phr"Fetch Away" - to move or shift from its proper position. 2. to get loose.
Fetch phr"Fetch Breath" - to breath heavily and deeply to regain one's breath.
Fetch phr"Fetch Down" - bring down.
Fetch phr"Fetch Headway"- of a vessel gathering motion ahead or to the side.
Fetch phr"Fetch In" - to gain as adherent. 2. to close in, surround, gather. 3. to take in, cheat, swindle, scam.
Fetch phr"Fetch Off" - to bring out of difficulty, to deliver, rescue. 2. to do, or do for. 3. get the better of, to make an end of. 4. to drain away , siphon off, drink off.
Fetch phr"Fetch Out" - to bring into clearness. 2. to develop, display.
Fetch phrFetch Over" - to succeed in delivering a blow. 2. to get the better off
Fetch phr"Fetch Through" - win through, succeed.
Fetch phr"Fetch To" - to revive from a swoon, faint, etc.
Fetch phr"Fetch Up"- to bring to a higher level. 2. to vomit. 3. to recall to the mind, remember. 4. bring to light. 5. to rear, educate, bring up. 6. coming to a standstill, stopping.
Fetch phr"Fetch Upon" - to gain upon.
Fetch-afters nVarious caterpillars known as "fetch-afters : from their mode of progression.
Fetch-candle nA nocturnal light, supposed to portend death; cf: ; Faraday's Candle - electricity; 'day-candle' - the sun.
Fetcher nOne who fetches.
Fetching adjThat contrives, plans, schemes, craftily deigns. 2. alluring, pleasing, attractive, beautiful, taking.
Fetchingly advIn a fetching manner.
Fetch-life nA "messenger" sent to "fetch" the soul of a dying person.
Fetch-light nA fetch-candle, a name given to the 'corpse candle' supposed to be the light sent to fetch a dying person.
Fether-foot nFour-footed, a quadruped.
Fethre nFodder.
Fethre vbTo load.
Fetles nA vessel, container, receptacle, sack. religious use a vessel.
Fetlock nA joint of the horses leg between the knee or hock and above the hoof.
Fetter nA shackle for the feet or ankles.
Fetter phr"Fetter Someone" - to stop a person acting on his or her own initiative.
Fetter-bone nThe first phalanx or great pastern of a horse's foot, just below the fetlock.
Fettered adjBound in fetters or chains. 2. hampered by a disadvantageous position.
Fetteredness nThe condition or state of being in fetters. 2. thralldom, slavery; oppression or subjugated.
Fetterer nOne who makes fetters. 2. one who fastens fetters on a person (lit and fig)
Fettering nThe action of binding with fetters.
Fetterless adjWithout fetters, unfettered; that cannot be fettered (lit& fig.).
Fetterlock nA 'D'-shaped fetter for tethering a horse by the the leg, now only represented in heraldic charge.
Fettle nOE: a girdle, a belt. 2. a bandage. 3. a handle on the side of a large basket.
Fettle nA state of fitness and good health "in fine fettle" 2. the act of fettling. 3.

the state of being prepared, or in good repair or condition. 4. handle in the side of a large basket.

Fettle adjAle or porter (fettled-ale) sweetened with sugar and seasoned with a little ginger and nutmeg. 2. neat; tight; handy.
Fettle vbTo gird up. 2. to make ready, put in order. 3. tidy up, scour, 4. to groom a horse; attend to cattle. 5. to order, repair, preparation, dress. 6. to bind; tie up. 7. to arrange; prepare; make preparations, repair, put in order; repair; mend. 8. to beat; thrash. 9. to line(the hearth of a puddling-furnace). 10. to potter; set about in a fussy, pottering way; do trifling business. 11. remove mold marks or sand from (a casting) 12. to cover or line with a mixture of ore, cinders, etc., as the hearth of a puddling furnace.
Fettler nA person who does repairs or maintenance work on a railway. 2. a person who fettles metal castings or pottery.
Fettling nA refractory material used to line the hearth of puddling furnaces.
Fever nA temperature of the body higher than the normal temperature, appearing as a symptom of disease. 2. excessive excitement of the passion in consequence of strong emotion. 3. a condition of great excitement.
Feverfew nA bushy composite plant, Chrysanthemum parthenium, bearing small white flowers, formerly used as a remedy for fever and headache. Old English feferfuge ) See febrifuge.
Feverish adjHaving or showing the symptoms of a temperature. 2. characterized by or displaying a frenetic energy or excitement. 3.frenzied, hectic, excited, restless, nervous.
Feverishly advIn a feverish or exciting manner.
Feverishness nA rise in the body temperature; frequently the symptom of infection. 2. heated or fitful agitation oe excitement as, feverishness of popular feeling.
Feverless adjWithout or not suffering from a fever.
Feverwort nHorse gentian. 2. the thoroughwort or boneset
Fevery adjAffected with fever, feverish.
Few n"The Few": the minority. 2. a specified company small in number.
Few phr"A Few Home Truths" - outspoken assessment or criticism of somebody, their behavior, shortcomings.
Few phr"A Good Few" - quite alot; a few more than several.
Few phr"A Man Of Few Words" - someone who says little.
Few phr"At the Fewest" - at the lowest number or estimate.
Few phr"Few and Far Between" - infrequent, occasionally, scarce, scarcely. 2. small in number and widely dispersed; seldom occurring.
Few phr"Have a Few too Many" - to drink more than one should; be a bit under the weather.
Few phr"Some Few" - a bit more than a few.
Fewfold adjBy a multiple of a few; by a few times as much or as many.
Fewness nScantiness in number or amount. 2. paucity, small number, small number.
Fewness phr"Fewness and Truth" - in few words and truly.
Fewscore nA few score; on the order of a small multiple of twenty.
Fewsome adjConsisting of a few, not many.
Fey adjOE: faeye - fated to die; doomed to death; almost at the point of death, dying. 2. leading to or presaging death, deadly, lethal. 3. accursed, unfortunate, unholy. 4. disordered in mind like one about to face death. 5. possessing or displaying magical, fairylike, or unearthly qualities (now frequently used ironically in reverse "affected", whimsy.)
Feydom nThe state of being fey; feyness.
Feyhood nHostilty.
Feyness nThe state or quality of being fey; about to die, doomed on the verge of sudden or violent. 2. feydom. 3. dying dead. possessing second sight, clairvoyance. 4. affected , overrefined. 5. strange or otherworldly. 6. spellbound.
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