Old EnglishspEnglish
Fickle vbTo puzzle, confuse.
Fickle adj(Of people, things, their attributes, personification, fortune, chance. 2. false, dreadful, treacherous, dangerous. 3. changeable, changeful, inconstant, uncertain, unreliable.
Fickledom nThe realm of fickleness or falsehood.
Fickle-minded adjOf a person: prone to casual change; inconstant.
Fickle-mindedly advComplicated variably, inconstantly, unreliably of manner. 2. in a treacherous manner.
Fickleness nQuality or state of being fickle, changeable, inconstant, variable.
Fickle-tongued adjGiven to falsehood, lies.
Fickle-wise advIn a fickle manner or way.
Fickly advIn a fickle manner. 2. variably, inconstantly, deceitfully.
Fiddle nOld English fithele, from Latin vītulārī to celebrate; compare Old High German fidula fiddle; see viola 2. any instrument of the viol or violin family, esp the violin (informal) 3. a violin played as a folk instrument. 3. time-wasting or trifling behaviour; nonsense; triviality. 4. nautical a small railing around the top of a table to prevent objects from falling off it in bad weather.
Fiddle nAn illegal or fraudulent transaction or arrangement. 2. a manually delicate or tricky operation 3. at the fiddle , on the fiddle engaged in an illegal or
Fiddlevb To play (a tune) on the fiddle 2. to make restless or aimless movements with the hands 3. to spend (time) or act in a careless or inconsequential manner; waste (time). 4. Often foll by with ) to tamper or interfere (with) 5. to contrive to do (something) by illicit means or deception: he fiddled his way into a position of trust. 6. to falsify (accounts, etc); swindle
Fiddle phr"At the Fiddle" - on the fiddle engaged in an illegal or deceptive undertakings. 2. do something dishonest for gain ('be on the fiddle')
Fiddle phr"Fit as a Fiddle" - in very good health.
Fiddle phr"Fiddle Away" - fritter away, waste foolishly. 2. take liberties with another.
Fiddle phr"Fiddle About" - spend time on trifles, mess about.
Fiddle phr"Fiddle While Rome Burns" - be inactive during an emergency or while something significant is happening. 2. behave frivolously in a situation that calls for concern or corrective action. (as Nero did..)
Fiddle phr"Hang Up One's Fiddle" - to retire from business; give up an undertaking.
Fiddle phr"Hang Up One's Fiddle When One Comes Home" - said of a person entertaining abroad, but not at home.
Fiddle phr"On the Fiddle" - engaged in cheating or swindling.
Fiddle phrPlay the First Fiddle" - take the lead.
Fiddle-back nA fiddle-shaped back of a chair or front of a chasuble.
Fiddle-brained adjFoolish, frivolous.
Fiddle-come adjNonsensical, silly, trumpery.
Fiddle-fish nThe Monk fish or Angel fish.
Fiddle-head nA head empty as a fiddle, a fool, dolt, stult. 2. a scroll-like carving at a ship's bow. 3.
Fiddler nOne who plays the fiddle, esp. who does for hire and reward. 2. fiddle-player. 3. a swindler or cheat. 4. a small crab.
Fiddler phr"Up and Down Like a Fiddler's Elbow" - move repeatedly (often ineffectively)
Fiddler crab nA small burrowing crab, the male of which flourishes its enlarged claw as if fiddling; found on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Fiddler's bidding nA last minute invitation.
Fiddler's Green nA sailor's Elysium, in which wine, women and song figure prominently. 2. swindler, cheat. 3. trifler. 4. sixpence. 5. meddlesome or interfering person.
Fiddlestick nA bowfor a fiddle. 2. foolishness, stupidity,
Fiddlesticks phr"The Devil Rides on Fiddlesticks" - here's a fine commotion.
Fiddlesticks phr"Not to Come on Fiddlesticks" - to come not at all.
Fiddle-wood nCitharexylon.
Fiddliness nIn a ineffective or awkward action or state.
Fiddling nPlaying the fiddle. 2. fuss, trifle, petty adjustment and alteration. 3. cheating, swindling.
Fiddling adjThat plays the fiddle. 2. of persons: busy about trifles; addicted to trifles and petty activity. 3. of things: petty, trifling, unimportant, trivial, contemptible, futile.
Fiddly adjIntricate, petty. 2. contemptible; futile.
Field nLand area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country. 2. wide, open space used to grow crops or to hold farm animals 3. place where a battle is fought. 4. physics: region affected by a particular force. 5. course of study or domain of knowledge or practice

in mathematics. 6. sports: area reserved for playing a game. 7. geology: region containing a particular mineral. 8. heraldry: background of the shield. 9. computing: area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value. 10. in surgery: that area of a patient's body that is actually being operated on. 11. the 'real world' of want, poverty, violence, deprivation, social inequality, greed and similar variable which define everyday life for the majority and onto which a government or bureaucracy attempts to impose its solutions or plans.

Field vbIntercept or catch. 2. to be the team catching and throwing the ball. 3. place a team. 4. to answer; to address.
Field adjDescribing a study is carried out in a real environment rather than done theoretically; (a field worker)
Field phr"A Fair Field" - a fair chance for action.
Field phr"Back the Field" - take advantage of every available opportunity distribute.
Field phr"Be Ahead of the Field" - be better than one's competitors.
Field phr"Be In the Field" - compete for a prize.
Field phr"Faraway Fields Look Greener" - activities of which one has no experience seem much easier than is really the case.
Field phr"Field of Blood" - Aramaic for the 'field of blood is Aceldama; figuratively used for any place of great slaughter.
Field phr"Field of Fire" - the part of the terrain before infantry or machine-guns which their weapons can cover, uninterrupted by contours, woods or other obstruction.
Field phr"Have a Field Day" - derive great pleasure, enjoyment and excitement from doing something.
Field phr"Hold the Field" - to hold ground, not to be displaced or superseded.
Field phr"In the Field" - in an area in which operations are in progress. 2. actively or closely involved in the working on something.
Field phr"Keep in the Field" - to hold one's own against competitors.
Field phr"Lead the Field" - someone who is superior, better or more successful than everyone else in a particular activity.
Field phr"Leave Another the Field" -to give up the argument or contest.
Field phr"Leave the Field Open" - to abstain from interfering.
Field phr"Play the Field" - take advantage of every available opportunity to distribute one's attention among several people or things.
Field phr"Take the Field" - enter a competition or contest. 2. to commence military operations.
Field phr"Win the Field" - to win the battle.
Field-bed nA portable, folding, camping bed.
Field-book nA book in which a land-surveyor notes down the measurements taken in the field. 2. a botanist or naturalist book for preserving collected specimens while in the field.
Fieldcraft nThe technology involved in living, traveling or making military or scientific observations in the field, esp. while remaining undetected.
Field-day nA military parade day. 2. a school day for athletic events, a sports day. 3. a day of class taken away from school for a field trip. 4. a great time or a great deal to do at somebody else expense.
Field-devil nSatyr: used by Coverdale in his Bible, on the German calque: feldteuful.
Field-dew nDew gathering on a field, including sports field.
Field-dwellernA person or animal who lives in a field. 2. the bird Turdus pularis, also known as 'the fieldfare.'
Fielded adjEngaged in a field of battle. 2. fighting in the open field, as opposed to protected by a fort.
Fielden adjLevel and open. 2. consisting of fields. 3. pertaining to or characteristic of a field.
Fieldfare nA thrush with grey plumage with speckled breast.
Field-faring nThe toiling of workers in the field.
Field-fight nA fight or battle in the open, a pitched.
Field-free adjAn area free of fields.
Fieldful adjAs much as a field could grow.
Field-glasses nBinoculars for out door use.
Field-hand nAn outdopor farm labourer.
Field-ice nFlat masses of ice floating in the sea, as distinct from icebergs.
Fielding nThe action of taking the field for fighting.
Fieldish adjLevel and open. 2. inhabiting the field. 3. resembling a field or open spaces.
Field-kirk nLate OE: a chapel or church in a field.
Field-land nLevel and unenclosed land suitable for cultivation.
Fieldless adjWithout open space; enclosed.
Field-meeter nOne who attends or frequents field meetings.
Field-meeting nA hostile meeting or encounter in the open air; a duel. 2. a religious meeting held in a field or in the open.
Fieldmouse nA small mice or vole living in the field; a wood mouse.
Field-roomth nOpen or unobstructed space, vast open spaces.
Fieldsman nOne who lives or works in the fields.
Field-stone(s) nStone or stones found in the field, used esp. for building purposes.
Field-strength nIntensity oof electromagnetic waves.
Fieldwards advTowards the field(s) or in the direction of the fields.
Fieldware nProducts of the field; crops, harvest.
Field-whore nCommon prostitute.
Field-word nBattle cry; watchword, buzzword.
Fieldwork nWork done or observations made out in the real world rather than in control conditions. 2. a temporary fortification built by troops.
Field-worker nA person who does fieldwork.
Fieldy adjlevel and open, exposed. 2. that grows in or inhabits the field. 3. forming a field or fields.
Fiend nAn enemy, foe. 2. the arch-enemy of mankind: the devil, satan, old sooty. 3. an evil spirit, generally; a demon, devil, a diabolical being. 4. a person of superhuman wickedness (now only in reference to cruelty and malignity). 5. a grisly monster(eg. a dragon). 6. also baleful influence on agencies personified.
Fiend phr"The Fiend of Hell" - the Devil, Satan,
Fiendful adjProceeding from a fiendish agency.
Fiendfully advFull of fiendish spirit or
Fiendish adjExtremely bad, cruel or unpleasant. 2. extremely complicated, diabolical or evilly complex. 3. abstruse, baleful, complicated evil.
Fiendishly advOf, relating to, or suggestive of a fiend; diabolical. 3. extremely bad, disagreeable, or difficult.
Fiendishness nDisposition to wilfully inflict pain and suffering on others.
Fiendlike adjResembling or characteristic of a fiend.
Fiendliness nThe state of being extremely unfriendly, hostile, angrily, diabolical, bad.
Fiendly advHostile, unfriendly, in a friendly manner. 2. resembling or befitting a fiend, fiendlike, devilish, diabolical. 3. like an enemy, angrily.
Fiend-rese nFierce, hostile onset.
Fiend-scathe nA monster.
Fiendship nThe personification of a fiend.
Fiend-slaught nThe slaughter of foes and enemies.
Fiend-thews nEvil-conduct, behavior.
Fierily advWith passionate fervor.
Fieriness nThe state or quality of being fiery.
Fiery adjArdent; fierce; vehement, irritable. 2.
Fiery-footed adjFleet of feet; hot-footed.
Fiery-hot adjReckless.
Fiery-short adjBrief but impassioned.
Fifteen nThe cardinal number occurring after fourteen(14)and before sixteen (16).
Fifth nThe ordinal form of the number five.
Fifth phr"Be a Fifth Wheel" - to be superfluous.
Fifth phr"Take the Fifth" - in the US exercise the right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself.
Fifth-pathway nMeans for an individual who has obtained all or most of his/her training outside a country US. etc) to ener post graduate training in the US by fulfilling certain set criteria.
Fifthly advIn the fifth, fifth in a row.
Fifty nThe cardinal number immediately following forty (49) and preceding fifty-one (51)
Fifty phr"Go Fifty-fifty" - share and share alike.
Fifth-fifty noThe cardinal number immediately following fifty-four (54) and preceding fifty-six (56).
Fifth-wheel nAn extra wheel of a coach. 2. a superfluous person or thing.
Fifty nThe product of five and ten.
Fifty adjThat amounts to fifty.
Fig nA fruit-bearing tree or shrub of the genus Ficus that is native mainly to the tropics. 2. the fruit of the fig tree, pear-shaped and containing many small seeds. 3. small piece of tobacco. 4. the value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; a whit.  
Fig vbTo insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. 2. (obsolete) o put into the head of, as something useless or contemptible.
Fig phr"Would Not Give a Fig For" - regard something as worthless.
Fight nA combat, esp. unpremeditated, between two or more persons, animals, or parties. 2. a conflict or struggle, a vigorous effort in the face of difficulty.. 3. the power or inclination to fight. 4. a battle. 5. a boxing match.
Fight vbTo contend in physical conflict. 2. to strive for to conduct or engage 3. to engage in combat. 4. to counteract
Fight phr"Be Fighting Fit" - be in exceptionally good physical condition . 2. fit for energetic action and/or endurance of hardship. 3. in good general health.
Fight phr"Fight Back" - counter attack. 2. suppress one's feelings.
Fight phr"Fight (One's Way) Back" - return, by struggling hard (to a position previously held)
Fight phr"Fight Down" - suppress, control, hold in check.
Fight phr"Fight Fire with Fire" - to encounter a danger situation by making an equally dangerous move.
Fight phr"Fight For" - fight on behalf of.
Fight phr"Fight for One's Own Hand" - to uphold one's own cause; to struggle for one's own interest.
Fight phr"Fight Off" - repel, drive back, not allow to approach.
Fight phr"Fight It Out" - continue (not necessary physical) a contest until there's a winner. 2. fight until a conclusion is reached.
Fight phr"Fight Like Cat and Dog" - quarrel repeatedly and vigorously.
Fight phr"Fight Shy Of" - avoid, be reluctant to.
Fight phr"Fight the Good Fight" - act with strong commitment to something. 2. put up a good fight.
Fight phr"Fight to a Standstill" - take part in a combat until one is totally exhausted.
Fight phr"Fight Tooth and Nail" - to strive very hard to win.
Fight phr"Fight to the Death" - fight till one can not fight anymore.
Fight phr"Fight with the Gloves Off" - to dispute mercilessly without any regard to the courtesies of debate.
Fight phr"Fight with the Gloves On" - figuratively, to spar or dispute without open animosity, to observe the courtesies and to show some consideration for one's opponent.
Fight phr"Free Fight" - a confused struggle with no clearly defined; a brawl.
Fight phr"Have A Fight On One's Hand" - to encounter resistance or opposition to one's proposal.
Fight phr"He Who fights and Runs Away, May Live to Fight Another Day" - sometimes flight is more advantageos to fight a losing battle.
Fight phr"Knock the Fight Out of" - reduce somebody's aggressiveness or will to survive.
Fight phr"Look for A Fight" - actively seek an argument or challenge.
Fight phr"Make A Fight of It" - offer resistance.
Fight phr"Put Up a Good Fight" - react well to a challenge.
Fight phr"Put Up a Fight" - offer resistance.
Fight phr"Running Fight" - contest that continues for a long time.
Fight phr"Show Fight" - react aggressively to a challenge.
Fight-back nAn act of retaliation; a rally or recovery.
Fight-down vb.Overcome in battle, settle dispute, drive off, fight back.
Fighter nA person or animal that fights. 2. a fast military aircraft designed for attacking other aircrafts.
Fighting nA fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight.
Fighting adjEngaged in war or other conflict. 2. apt to provide a fight.
Fighting phr"Hand-to-Hand Fighting" - combat not involving weapons.
Fighting-field n.Battlefield; fighting-stead.
Fighting-fish nA freshwater fish; 'Bettens splendeds' a native to Thailand, the males which fit vigorously.
Fighting-fit adjFit to fight or take part in a fight; fit for battle
Fightingly advPugnaciously.
Fighting-stead nBattlefield, fighting-field.
Fighting-top nThe gun-turret near top of a warship's mast.
Fighting-wise nThe arming of a military force or army; battle array or preparation.
Fighting-words nDefiant statement or challenge; a declaration which will involve one in having to defend, or substantiate,it.
Fightless adjWithout a fight or fighting.
Fight-lock nFighting, battle, conflict.
Fight-or-Flight nFight or flight All the coordinated physiological responses that the sympathetic nervous system initiates in response to stress or other emergency situations.
Fight-out vb.To fight it out, settle dispute.
Fight-racked adj.Overthrown in battle.
Fight-shy adj.Lacking confidence in battle.
Fight-wite n.Fine for taking part in a fight
Fighty adj.Warlike, pugnacious, aggressive.
Fig-leaf nA covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful. 2. fig leaf a leaf from a fig tree. 3. the leaf tree; hence, in allusion to the first clothing of Adam and Eve, a covering for a thing that ought to be concealed; esp., an inadequate covering; a symbol for affected modesty.
Figless adjWithout figs.
Fig-tree nA tree of the genus Ficus, esp. Ficus carica.
Figwort nAny plant of the genus 'Scrophularia' with dull purplish-brown flowers, once believed to be useful against scrofula.
Fike n.Fig
Fike n.Flirtation, dalliance.
Fike vbTo vex, trouble. 2. flatter, fawn, act or speak with deceit. 3. to deceive, flatter, fawn or act or speak deceitfully.
Fike adjRestless, fidgetty, movey.
Fikey adjVexatious, troublesome
Fiking nThe moving about in a quick way; being constantly in motion. 2. the vexing, perplexing, and giving of trouble. 2. trifling annoyance caused by restlessness and agitation.
Fikiness nThe state or condition of moving about in a quick way; and being constantly in motion. 2. the quality of vexing, perplexing, and giving of trouble.
File nA hard steel abrading or smoothing instrument with ridged cutting surfaces. 2. fig. anything used to abrade, smooth or polish. 3. slang: a shrewd or artful person.
File vbTo cut, smooth, or sharpen with a file. to remove with a file, as 'file away'.
Filing nThe act or process of using a file. 2. a particle removed by a file.
Fill nOccupy fully, take up all of. 2. add contents to, so it is full. 3. enter, making it full. 4. become full of contents. 5. become pervaded with something. 6. satisfy, obey. 7. install someone or be installed in. 8. treat (a tooth)
Fill vbA sufficient or more than sufficient amount (food, money, etc.) 2. an amount that fills a container. 3. the filling of a container or area. 4. inexpensive material used to occupy empty spaces, especially in construction. 5. the ruins of earlier buildings were used as fill for more recent construction. 6. (archaeology) soil and/or human-created debris discovered within a cavity and exposed by excavation; fill soil. 7. an embankment, as in railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the place which is to be filled
Fill phr"Drink One's Fill" - drink as much as one wants.
Fill phr"Fill In" - a person or thing included to fill a gap or omission. 2. to insert something into a blank space. 3. to fill up, as of an excavation. 4. colloq. a summary of facts, often providing missing information, given to compete one's understanding of a situation. 5. enter in writing; write in.
Fill phr"Fill in for" - deputize for.
Fill phr"Fill in Time" - spend the interval between two stages in one's career contemporary job.
Fill phr"Fill One's Hand" - to draw a firearm into one's hand, as in a preparation for a gun fight. 2. (in a biblical sense)to be consecrated or initiated as a person.
Fill phr"Fill Out" - complete something in writing, by supplying the information required. 2. gain weight, to become fuller or rounder. 3. make fuller, more substantial by adding material.
Fill phr"Fill Someone's Shoes" - to be good successor. 2. adequately take the place, or take over the role, function(s), of somebody.
Fill phr"Fill Up" - to make something completely full; to be full. 2. to annoy, displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.
Filler nFiller is a substance used for filling cracks or holes, especially in walls, car bodies, or wood. 2. something being used or done because there is a need for something and nothing better is available. 3. something is, for example, a stadium filler or a floor filler, where it is likely to attract crowds to a stadium or onto a dance floor.
Fill-in n"Fill In" - a person or thing included to fill a gap or omission. 2. colloq. a summary of facts given to compete one's understanding of a situation.
Filling nThe act of making or becoming full. 2. something used to fill a cavity or vacant space: tooth filling. 3. in weaving, the weft or woof, which crosses the warp.
Fillingness nThe state or quality of becoming full.
Fills nExtra material inserted in a story or in a page of news. 2. extra material inserted in a story or in a page of news.
Fill-up nThings that fill something up. 2. an act of filling up a tank of motor vehicle with petrol at a at a bowser.
Film nA membrane, animal or vegetable, as the tongue. 2. a coating or layer. 3. a movie. 4. haze, slight vale.
Film-broke adjRuptured
Film-can nA light-tight container used to enclose film stock.
Filmdom nThe film (movie) industry, the person works in that industry. 2. film-land; film world .
Filmer nOne who films; that is, one who copies media to microfilm.
Film-free adjFree from a filmy covering; not obscured, clear.
Film gate nThe rectangular opening in the front of a motion picture camera ehere the film is exposed to light.
Film-goer nOne who attends the cinema on a regular basis.
Film-going nThe act or habit of attending cinemas on a regular basis.
Filmily advIn a filmy manner.
Filminess nThe State or quality of being filmy or obscure.
Filmland nThe industry of films and film-making. 2. the fictitious world where films are set.
Film-less adjWithout film.
Film-like adjResembling a film.
Film-maker nA producer or director of movies.
Film shot nIn film making and video production, a shot is a series of frames, that runs fior an uninterupted period of time.
Film world nThe motion picture and Television industry; filmdom.
Film-worthy adjDeserving of being filmed.
Filmy adjOf a membranous structure: like a film : cloudy, obscure; thin.
Filst nAssistance, support, furtherance, aid, help
Filst vbTo assist, support, aid, help. 2. to give one's aid to
Filth nAn offensive or indecent word or phrase. 2. a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse. 3. the state of being covered with unclean things. 4. any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
Filth vbTo make foul, defile.
Filth-hood nUncleanliness, filthiness, squalor (lit & fig.)
Filth-hood phr"To Do One's Filthhood" - to void excrement.
Filthily advIn a filthy manner or way.
Filthless adjWithout filth, undefiled
Filthness nThe state or condition of being filthy. 2. in a physical sense: foulness, uncleanliness. 3. pus, filthy matter. 4. moral corruption or pollution; obscenity, vileness, wickedness.
Filth-sodden adjFilthy and sodden
Filthy adjCovered with filth; very dirty. 2. obscene or offensive. 3. very unpleasant or disagreeable.
Filthy-minded adjLecherous, lewd, salacious, prurient.
Fin nAny of the firm appendages that are the organs of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals. Most fishes have paired and unpaired fins, the former corresponding to the limbs of higher vertebrates. 2. a part or appendage that resembles a fin 3. a. British a vertical surface to which the rudder is attached, usually placed at the rear of an aeroplane to give stability about the vertical axis. US name: vertical stabilizer; a tail surface fixed to a rocket or missile to give stability 4. nautical a fixed or adjustable blade projecting under water from the hull of a vessel to give it stability or control. 5. a projecting rib to dissipate heat from the surface of an engine cylinder, motor casing, or radiator
Finch nAny of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Find nThe act of finding. 2. something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery.
Find vbTo come upon, often by accident; meet with. 2. to come upon or discover by searching or making an effort. 3. to discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study: found a solution; find the product of two numbers; found that it didn't really matter. 4. to perceive to be, after experience or consideration. 5. to recover (something lost). 6. to recover the use of; regain. 7. to succeed in reaching; arrive at. 8. to obtain or acquire by effort. 9. to decide on and make a declaration about. 10. to furnish; supply. 11. to bring (oneself) to an awareness of what one truly wishes to be and do in life.12. to perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition. 13. to come to a legal decision or verdict.
Find phr"Find Against" - find guilty in court of law; decide against.
Find phr"Find a Better Hole" - find a better job, home, situation, etc. which is an improvement on the one you hahave now, or one you held before.
Find phr"Find An Answer" - be able to solve or find a solution to some question, dilemma, or mystery etc.
Find phr"Find Guilty" - convict.
Find phr"Finding is Keeping" - if you find something, then it is rightfully your property
Find phr"Find it in One's Heart" - to be inclined, able or desirous to be kind or understanding of others.
Find phr"Find One's Bearings" - locate, orientate oneself. 2. get to know where one is, what to do, in a new location, social situation, job, etc.
Find phr"Find One's Feet" - gain experience, develop one's skills, and knowledge of what is best to do in new surrounding, a new job.
Find phr"Find Oneself" - be in a particular place. 2. be in a positive or optimistic frame of mind after a prolonged bout of self doubt.
Find phr"Find One's Tongue" - begin talking (after beings shy).
Find phr"Find One's Wanting" - judge that one does not meet a required, or expected, standard.
Find phr"Find One's Way - reach a destination, objective, by search, inquiry, or experiment. 2. (facetious): arrive, be found, somewhere by fortuitous or unexplained means.
Find phr"Find Out" - make a conscious effort to discover something. 2. to ascertain, learn(something), as through learning, study examination or inquiry. 3. to detect the true nature or character of; expose a mistake a wrongdoing. 4. to detect and apprehend; catch.
Find phr"Find Out the Hard way" - learn something without help.
Find phr"Find Something Heavy Going" - have difficulty doing something.
Find phr"Find Something Wanting" - feel that something has not met the required standard of behaviour, efficiency, suitability.
Find phrOne Sins will find Out" - (facetious): ne's wrongdoings will ultimately be discovered.
Find phr"Take Us As You Find Us" - accept us as we are if you arrive.
Findal nOE: fyndele - that which is found; an invention. 2. a treasure trove.
Finder nOne who or that which finds. 2. a small telescope by the side of a large telescope, used to locate a particular object for astronomical observation.
Finder phr"Finder's Keepers, Losers Weepers" - whoever finds something is entitled to it.
Finder-out nOne who detects and discovers information, persons or things in various situations.
Finding nFinal issue, latter part, closing, end of life, close, death, 2. a conclusion reached by an inquiry; outcome, result. 3. boundary, extremity.
Finding phr"Finding is Keeping" -see 'find'
Findings nOutcome, result
Findy adjOE: fynd: strength, substance: firm, solid, weighty; 2. (of a harvest): plentiful.
Findy nFinal issue, latter part, closing, end of life, close, death, 2. boundary, extremity. 3. outcome, result.
Finew adjMouldy, musty. Also finewing, finewed, finewness
Finger nThe extremity of the hand. 2. a piece of food. 3. anything that does work of a finger. 4. finger pier. 5. small amount of beverage in a glass 6. the breadth of a finger. 7. skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument
Finger vbTo identify or point out. 2. to poke. 3. to penetrate and sexually stimulate with one's finger. 4. to use specified finger positions to produce notes on a musical instrument. 5. to provide instructions about the use of fingers in music.
Finger phr"All Fingers and Thumbs" - clumsy, awkward in doing things with their hands.
Finger phr"Bite One's Fingernails" to anxiously wait a decision.
Finger phr"Blessing with the Fingers" - blessing with the three fingers is symbolic of the Christian Trinity
Finger phr"Burn One's Fingers" - suffer as result of poor judgement.
Finger phr"Finger and Glove with Another" - to be in close collusion with; be in the closest co-operation.
Finger phr"Finger Out" - to read carefully or with effort, passing the finger along the line of words. 2. to point out with the finger.
Finger phr"Fingers Were Made before Forks" - a saying used especially at mealtimes to imply that ceremony is unnecessary.
Finger phr"Get Upon the Finger's End" - to incur a sharp reprimand.
Finger phr"Gnaw One's Fingers to the Bone" - to fret.
Finger phr"Hang On By One's Fingernails" - make a desperate effort to retain something. 2. have a slender hold on something.
Finger phr"Have a Finger In" - have an interest, be concerned or be involved in something.
Finger phr"Have at One Finger's End" - ready at hand.
Finger phr"Have Green Fingers" - be skillful at gardening.
Finger phr"Have Itchy Fingers" - be very eager, impatient.
Finger phr"Have Light/Sticky Fingers"- an inclination to pilfer or steal; be dishonest.
Finger phr"Have More (of something) in One's Little Finger than Somebody Else Has in their Whole Body" - be much better than somebody else.
Finger phr"Lay A Finger on Somebody" - harm somebody physically.
Finger phr"My Little Finger Told Me That" - I know it, although you did not expect it. 2. a little bird told me that.
Finger phr"Not Lay A Finger on Somebody" - refrain from hurting someone.
Finger phr"One One's Finger's End" - to be thoroughly familiar with a subject or branch of knowledge.
Finger phr"Put One's Finger on" - identify the essential features of something. 2. point out precisely the meaning. 3. detect with complete accuracy.
Finger phr"Pull One's Finger Out" - stir from complacency, inactivity and do something with alacrity.
Finger phr"Put the Finger on" - inform on somebody to the police.
Finger phr"To One's Finger's End" - completely, entirely, totally.
Finger phr"Wave a Finger at someone" - to indicate mild pleasure at another person's actions.
Finger phr"With a Wet Finger on" - easily, directly. the allusion is to spinning, in which th spinner constantly wetted the forefinger with the mouth; and sailors who find the wind by holding up a wet finger for the breeze to cool it, thus finding that side whence it comes.
Finger phr"Work One's Fingers to the Bone" - work very hard.
Finger beam nA set of fingers on a bar which forms part of a mechanism on mowing and reaping machines.
Finger berry nThe fruit of a common North American bramble, Rubus allegheniensis.
Fingerboard nA flat strip on the neck of a stringed instrument against which the strings are pressed to create different tones.
Finger-breadth nThe width of a finger used as a measure.
Finger chip nA deep fried piece of rectangular potato; a chip.
Finger-cold adjCold enough to numb the fingers (end of fingers, extremities)
Fingercomb nTo comb hair (yours or that of another) with one's fingers.
Fingercombed adjOf hair, combed with the fingers.
Fingered adjHaving or provided with fingers. 2. of a leaf or plant: digital, shaped like a finger.
Fingerer nOne who "fingers" other people's property; a pilferer, thief, pickpocket.
Finger-end nThe end or tip of the finger.
Finger-fed adjDelicately brought up or reared; pampered, cosset.
Finger food nFood that can be eaten with the finger (for convenience); as opposed to requiring utensils; often appetizers and snacks.
Fingerful adjAs much as can be held by a finger or between two fingers; hence, a small quantity.
Finger-hole nA hole in the side of a musical instrument such as a flute which, when closed by the finger, modifies the pitch.
Fingering nWork done with the fingers. 2. action of using the fingers when playing an instrument. 3. petty manipulation.
Fingerish adjOf or pertaining to the fingers.
Fingerless adjWithout fingers.
Finger-lessness nAn absence of fingers of fingers.
Finger-licking adjDelicious, tasty, so much so that one licks their fingers to make sure none is lost or wasted.
Finger-licking phr"Finger-lickin(g)' Good" - extremely tasty.
Finger-like nResembling a finger, especially in shape.
Fingerling nA finger stall. 2. a very small person.
Fingerly adjOf or pertaining to the fingers.
Finger mark nA mark left on a surface by a finger.
Finger nail nThe hard, flat translucent covering near the top of a finger, usually for scratching and fine manipulation.
Fingernail phr"Hang On By One's Fingernails" - make a desperate effort to retain something. 2. have a slender hold on.
Finger out vbTo read carefully or with effort, passing the finger along the line of words. 2. to point out with the finger.
Finger play nA rhyme for young children consisting of a set of hand movements coordinated with a song or chant.
Finger-post nPost set up at parting roads, with one or more arms, often terminating in the shape of a finger, to indicate the directions of the several roads or towns, cities, etc. 2. a guide post, sign post.
Finger-post vbTo indicate by means of a finger post.
Finger-ring nA ring (often ornamental and sometimes precious)designed to be worn on the finger.
Finger-shade nThe action of concealing the mouth with the finger.
Finger-shield nA silver appliance made to fit the first finger on the left hand.
Finger-smith nA midwife. 2. a gynecologist.
Finger-spelling nThe practice of representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands to spell out words. 2. any system for representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands. 3. a representation of the spelling of a word just using the hands.
Fingerspelt adjetters of Words individually spelt by signing with the fingers.
Finger-stall nA protective cover for the fingers to protect them from injury. 2. A thimble-shaped device constructed of leather, plastic or other material, used to protect one or more fingers exposed to sharp objects.
Finger stick nThe pricking of a finger to obtain a small sample of blood.
Finger-stone nA stone sufficiently small to be held by the hand. 2. belemnite.
Finger-talk nDeaf language: sign language for the deaf.
Finger-tight adjAs tightly screwed as can be made by the strength of one's fingers, without the use of any tools, tat is, without any special equipment.
Fingerweaving nA Native American art form used mostly to create sashes, straps and other similar items through a non-loom weaving process. Unlike loom-based weaving there is no separation between weft and warp strands, with all strands playing both roles.
Fingerwise advThe manner of fingers from a hand, spreading out in several narrow parts.
Finger work nThe movement or play of the fingers in executing something, esp. in playing a musical instrument.
Fingery adjResembling finger in shape.
Finless adjWithout or lacking a fin.
Finned adjHaving or provided with fins.
Fin-toed adjWeb-footed.
Finny adjHaving fins.
Fin whale nA large porqual, 'Balaenoptera physalus' with a prominent dorsal fin.
Fir nAn evergreen tree of the pine family genus (Abies), cone-bearing and resinous, especially the balsam fir.
Fire vbBake in a kiln so as to harden. 2. destroy by fire. 3. cause to go off. 4. go off or discharge. 4. start firing a weapon. 5. call forth emotions, feelings, and responses) 6. drive out or away by or as if by fire. 7. provide with fuel. 8. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.
Fire nThe act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy. 2. a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning. 3. intense adverse criticism. 4. the event of something burning (often destructive) 5. a severe trial. 6. feelings of great warmth and intensity. 7. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke. 8. fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
Fire phr"A Burnt Child Dreads the Fire" - anyone who has a bad experience will be scared and stay away from things connected to the experience.
Fire phr"A Soft Fire Makes Sweet Malt" - a request or recommendation of gentleness or deliberation is more likely succeed in getting a positive outcome.
Fire phr"Be (or Come) Under Fire" - to be in the range of enemy fire. 2. to be in close or imminent danger.
Fire phr"Between Two Fires" - being or subject to attack and critcism from both two sides or directions.
Fire phr"Breathe Fire and Brimstone" - symbolic of punishment and destruction , esp. as inflicted by God's wrath and associated with the Old Testament , and concepts of God, Hell, and the Devil.
Fire phr"Don't Play With Fire" - to do something that can cause great trouble later.
Fire phr"Draw Somebody's Fire" - tactically allow oneself to be attacked
Fire phr"Fat is In the Fire" - the action has caused trouble.
Fire phr"Feed the Fire" - to exacerbate a situation
Fight phr"Fight Fire with Fire" - to encounter a danger situation by making an equally dangerous move.
Fire phr"Fire At Will" - the command given to riflemen or to gun crews to fire independently of each other and of their commanding officer,
Fire phr"Fire Away" - used to give someone permission to begin to begin speaking, typically to ask questioning.
Fire phr"Fire Off" - expend, use up, especially by shooting.
Fire phr"Fire of Heaven" - lightning, lightning flash, thunderbolt, see Heaven's Fire.
Fire phr"Fire the Opening Shot" - make the first move in a contest, quarrel, fight or confrontation.
Fire phr"Fire Up" - to start a fire, as in a furnace. 2. to become enraged. 3. to inflame with enthusiasm, anger, or another strong emotion.
Fire phr"Go Through Fire and Water" - often one must take risk in going through or tackle the greatest dangers or hardest situations to survive and succeed. 2. a brand from out of the fire (fig)
Fire phr"Hang Fire" - be delayed; fail to explode.
Fire phr"Have Fire in One's Belly - to be enthusiastic, ambitious, driving force (towards success), initiative.
Fire phr"Heap Coal of Fire on One's Head" - to melt down one's animosity by acts of kindness. 2. to repay acts of badness with goodness.
Fire phr"In the Line of Fire" - at risk because one is between two opposing forces.
Fire phr"Keep One's Fire Burning" - to stay at home.
Fire phr"Keep the Home Fires Burning" - fig. to keep things going at one's home or other central locations. 2. the name of a World War 1 song supporting the military in war zones.
Fire phr"Like a House on Fire" - very quickly; well.
Fire phr"Line of Fire" - the direction of axis of a firearm.
Fire phr"Men Stand with their Backs to the Fire" -
Fire phr"More Fire in the Bedstraw" - more mischief brewing. (from a time when straw was used as a bed).
Fire phr"On Fire" - burning, ablaze; hence, ardent, zealous.
Fire phr"Open Fire" - to start firing one's weapons at the enemy or foe. 2. (fig.)- to attack another verbally.
Fire phr"Play with Fire" - invite danger through foolish, extreme and unnecessary risky conduct.
Fire phr"Pull Something Out of the Fire" - to salvage something in a seemingly hopeless situation.
Fire phr"Running Fire" - rapid succession of shots. 2. fig. a running commentary or succession of rapi-firee questions etc.
Fire phr"Spread Like Wildfire" - spread rapidly
Fire phr"The Fat is in the Fire" - the matter have come to a crisis; trouble is about to begin.
Fire phr"There's No Fire Without Smoke" - that is, everything has some advantages.
Fire phr"There's No Smoke Without Fire" - a rumor, is usually based, however remotely, on fact.
Fire phr"Under Fire" - exposed to gunshot or artillery; hence, under attack of any kind. 2. be criticized, held responsible.
Fire ant nA destructive, mound-building red ant with a sting very painful to amn and animal.
Fire arrow nOne of the earliest forms of weaponized gunpowder, being used from the 9th century onward. Not to be confused with earlier incendiary arrow projectiles, the fire arrow was a gunpowder weapon which receives its name from the translated Chinese term huǒjiàn (火箭), which literally means fire arrow.
Fire-back nThe rear wall of a furnace or fireplace.
Fire-bare nA beacon or a lighthouse.
Fire bird nAny of various, small, brilliantly colored birds.
Fire-blight nA serious bacterial disease of various pomaceous fruit caused by Erwina amylovora and attacking blossoms, leaves , twigs, and fruit.
Fire board nA chimney board used to close a fire-place in summmer.
Firebote nThe repair or mending of a fire(place). 2. wood used for the repair of a fire-place. 3. fuel granted by the landlord to the tenant. 4. the right of a tenant to take fire-wood from the landlord estate.
Firebrand nOne ( a firebrand of Hell) who is doomed (or deserves) to die in the fires of Hell. 2. kindler of strife; one who or a thing which kindles strife or mischief. 3. an inflamer of passion. 4. a box with materials for producing fire (a tinder-box). 5. a kind of fire-work. 6. a brand mark. 7. the redstart (a bird).
Fire-break nAn obstacle or clearing to contain the spread of a grass or forest fire.
Fire-breathing adjA fabled animal, such a dragon taht breathes fire or smoke from its nostrils.
Fire-burning nThe use of fire to make access easier through thick and prickly vegetation. 2. the use of fire to maintain a pattern of vegetation to encourage new growth and attract game for hunting. 3. the use of fire to encourage the development of useful food plants, for cooking, warmth, signalling and spiritual reasons.
Fire-burning adjUsing fire to make access easier through thick and prickly vegetation. 2. using of fire to maintain a pattern of vegetation to encourage new growth and attract game for hunting. 3. using of fire to encourage the development of useful food plants, for cooking, warmth, signalling and spiritual reasons.
Fire-clay nClay capable of withstanding high temperatures, often used to make firebricks.
Fired adjDismissed, sacked from a job. 2. of ceramics, pottery fired in a kiln,
Fire-door nA fire resistant door to prevent the spread of fire.
Fire-drake nA fiery dragon, a mythical creature belonging to Germanic superstition. 3. a fiery meteor. 4. a will-of-the-wisp. 5. a kind of fire-work.
Fire-eater nThose ready to quarrel with anyone; those lookingfor trouble; eager fighters.(the allusion to a juggler who pretends to eat fire. 2. a violent southern partisan in the US civil War.
Fire-eyed adjFiery
Fire-eyes nHaving eyes glowing in fire
Fire-fang nThe state of being fire-fanged or overheated,
Fire-fang vbTo lay hold of with fire. 2. to singe, scorch. 3. to burn heretics (jocosely)
Fire-fanged adjCaught or overtaken by fire. 2. scorched, burnt. 3. burnt as a heretic (jocose).
Fire-fanging nThe action of fire-fanging.
Fire-fiend nFire personified as an evil spirit of destruction.
Fire-fight nA fight using firearms; a gun battle.
Fire-fighter nA person whose task is to extinguish fires.
Fire-fighting nThe extinguishing of a fire. 2. the profession of being a fighter of fire. 3. (by extension) solving an urgent problem.
Fire-flaught nLightning; a flash of lightning. 2. a storm of thunder and lightning. 3. the northern lights: Aurora borealis. 4. a fiery glance.
Fire-flaw nLightning, a flash of lightning, a storm of thunder and lightning, fire-slaught, fulmination; also: fire-flaught.
Fire-float nA floating fire-brigade ship.
Fire-fly nAny soft-bodied beetle of the glow-worm family 'Lamppyridae' emitting phosphorescent light, usually in flashes.
Fire-foam nA thick foam like substance, formed by the chemical union of aluminium sulphate and sodium bicarbonate with other materials, which smother a fire.
Fire-hearth nA pavement of bricks or stones on which a fine is made. 2. the hearth in front of the fire place. 3. a kind of cooking store, esp for ships.
Fire-hot adjOf material things: hot as fire, red hot. 2. inflamed with zeal, passion or lust.
Firehouse nIn the US : a fire station.
Fire-hunt nUse of fire to drive out game from a forest, etc.
Fire-iland nVolcano.
Fire-iron nOne of a set of metal tools kept beside the fireplace, used to keep the fire burning as required. the set usually consist of fire tongs, as a poker, a spade, and a brush for the ashes.
Firelane nA lane in a parking lot that is reserved for fire trucks.
Fireless adjDevoid of fire, without a fire. 2. unlit, not flaming. 2. of a tribe having no knowledge of fire or means of procuring fire.
Fire-light nLightning.
Fire-lighter nA piece ofinflammable material to help start a fire in a grate.
Fire-like adjResembling a fire; fiery.
Fire-lily nA gens of lily Gloriosa, natve to tropical and southern Asia to Africa.
Firelock nAn old form of the gun lock, as the flintlock, which ignites by priming by a spark.
Firely advArdent, furious, ardently, with fierce eagerness.
Fireman nA man who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer. Gender-neutral form: firefighter. 2. (on steam locomotives) the man who stokes the fire and controls the injectors feeding water to the boiler; (on diesel and electric locomotives) the driver's assistant. 3. a man who tends furnaces; stoker. 4. a mine official responsible for safety precautions. In US: fire boss5. 6. US navy a junior rating who works on marine engineering equipment6. informal any employee who is dispatched to deal with trouble at short notice
Fire-manship nThe skill of fire safer, fire prevention, etc.
Firen AdjConsisting of or containing fire; flaming in fire.
Fire-new adjBrand new; fresh from the fire.
Fire of Heaven nLightning, lightning flash, thunderbolt, see Heaven's Fire.
Fire-pan nA pan or brazier for heating food liquors over fire. 2. a kind of fireworks.
Fire-pit nA pit dug into the ground or constructed from stones, in which a fire, is made principally for cooking.
Fire-pot nA crucible, furnace; in ancient warfare, a vessel containing combustible fluid.
Firer nOne who sets anything on fire. 2. incendiary devices, in general.
Fire-red adjRed hot, fire-hot, red like fire; reddened by fire.
Fire-room nThe stokehold of a ship.
Fire-sale nA sale of goods reduced because of slight damage in a fire.
Fire-ship nA vessel loaded with combustibles and explosives and sent among enemy ships in order to destroy them.
Fire-side nThe side of a fire-place. 2. space about a fire, the hearth. 3. (transfig.) - a symbol of home and life or one's household . 4. those who sit around one fire or hearth. 5. informal talks by the leaders broadcast to the nations.
Fire-sideship nThe personality of one who sits by the fireside: homely, staunch, steadfast.
Fire stick nOne of two sticks which early people used to for producing fire by friction. 2. a piece of wood kindled at the fire.
Fire-stink nThe smell noticeable when the charred remains of fire are still smouldering or has just burnt out.
Firestone nA flint, a stone capable of being used in striking fire. 2. a hearth stone.
Firestorm nA very intensive and destructive fire, often caused by bombings, in which strong currents of air are drawn int the blaze from surrounding areas.
Firestorm n"Run into a Firestorm" - be faced with many protests.
Fire-swart adjBlackened by fire
Fire-tongs nTongs used for handling ignited combustibles.
Fire-walker nOne who walks over hot coal.
Firewall nA fireproof barrier to prevent the spread of the spread of fire between or through building or other structures, aircrfts or vehicles.
Firewalled adjHaving or furnished with a firewall to prevent fire through spreading. 2. installing of a firewall to prevent a computer from being hacked.
Firewalling nThe act of installing a firewall to prebvent fire from spreading or from a computer system from bring hacked.
Fireward nA fire chief; a fire-warden. 2. a fireman.
Fireward adjWhich faces a fire. 2. which lies in the direction of a fire,etc.
Fireward advTowards.
Fire-warden nA fire chief; a fire-warden. 2. a fireman.
Firewatch nIn time of war or danger, the task of looking out for signs of fire caused by the dropping of incendiary devices etc. The act of watching for the occurrence of fires. This is usually done with the intent of detecting fires early so that they can be extinguished quickly and damage to land and/or property can be prevented or make minimal. Fire watches are often employed in forested areas where the risk of fires is high (dry conditions, hot weather, etc) or in industrial settings where hot work (welding, metal grinding, etc) is occurring.
Fire-watcher nThe name given to those volunteers in Britian who kept watch for fires started by enemy raids during Worls War 11.
Fire-watching nThe act of watching for the occurrence of fires.
Fire-water nAny strong, cheap liquor.
Fireweed nA perennial herbaceous plant (Epilobium angustifolium) in the family Ongraceae.
Firewire nA high speed digital link standard. 2. a system of wires or tubes designed to detect fire and triggers an automatic fire extinguishers.
Fire-wit n"Fyr-wit" - curiosity (witfire)
Fire-wood nWood, fuel used for burning.
Firework nA device containing combustible chemicals that cause explosions or spectacular effects; fireworks display or an event where fireworks are set off. 2. a boisterous or violent situations or event. 3. an outburst of passion or anger. 4. a dispaly of wit or brilliance.
Fire-worker nA person who works to help prevent destructive wild fires.
Fire worm nA glow worm.
Fire-worship nThe worship or adoration of fire.
Fire-worshipper nOne who worships fire. 2. a follower of Zoraster.
Firing nThe action of setting something on fire or alight. 2. action of catching fire or becoming ignited. 3. ignition of fuel in a cylinder.
Firing line nThe front line in battle. 2. the leading part in an activityetc.
Firk nSharp or sudden blow or stroke, esp. with a whip. 2. flip, flick, cut or thrust with a sword. 2. a trick, dodge, subterfuge. 3. a freak, prank, caprice.
Firk vbTo bring, carry, conduct. 2. help forward in some way, urge, press, drive away, move briskly
Firk phr"To Firk Up" - stir up, rouse up. 2. to move briskly, dance, jig. 3. to be lively, frisky. 4. to beat, whip, lash.
Firk phr"To Firk to Death" - put to death.
Firless adjWithout fir trees.
Fire-like adjResembling fire; fiery.
Fir-needle nThe sharp-pointed leaf of a fir tree.
Firry adjAbounding in firs.
First nThe ordinal number matching the number one in a series. 2. the one coming, occurring, or ranking before or above all others. 3. the beginning; the outset: from the first; at first. 4. music the voice or instrument highest in pitch or carrying the principal part. 5. the transmission gear or corresponding gear ratio used to produce the range of lowest drive speeds in a motor vehicle. 6. the winning position in a contest: finished the season in first.
First adjCorresponding in order to the number one. 2. coming before all others in order or location: the first house on your left. 3. occurring or acting before all others in time; earliest: the first day of spring.4. ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost: was first in the class. 5. (in music) being highest in pitch or carrying the principal part: first trumpet. 6. of, relating to, or being the transmission gear or corresponding gear ratio used to produce the range of lowest drive speeds in a motor vehicle. 7. of, related to, or being a member of the US president's household: first daughter; first lady.
First advBefore or above all others in time, order, rank, or importance: arrived first. 2. for the first time. 3. rather; preferably: would die first.

4. in the first place; to begin with; firstly

First phr"At First Hand" - directly from the source. 2. personally.
First phr"At First Sight" - as seen initially.
First phr"Draw First Blood" - to get an advantage.
First phr"First and Foremost" - before any other consideration. 2. firstly and most importantly. 3. taking precedence as a consideration, procedure, function or role.
First phr"First and Last" - altogether, completely when everything has been taken into account. 2. in all respects and circumstances. 3. all the time; in all, with what thing and another.
First phr"First Blood" - first success, win.
First phr"First in First Out" - an asset-management and valuation method in which the assets produced or acquired first are sold, used or disposed of first.
First phr"First Light" - dawn; sunrise.
First phr"First Man Through the Door" - the leading villain in a film.
First phr"First of All" - the one who takes the initiative will do better than those who act slower. 2. before doing anything else; in the first place, to begin with, in the first incidence.
First phr"First Off" - before something else; at first, first of all.
First phr"First Off the Mark" - start ahead of all others.
First phr"First One Has Heard of This" - the first time one learns about something
First phr"First or Last" - sooner or last.
First phr"First or Opening Shot" - make the first move in a contest, quarrel, fight, or confrontation.
First phr"First Saw The Light Of Day" - when born. 2. of a thing: moment of creation.
First phr"First Step Towards" - the first stage in a process or progress.
First phr"First Thing" - as early as possible in the day.
First phr"First Things First" - the most important before any others.
First phr"First Thing In the Morning" - early in the morning; soon after one wakes up or rises.
First phr"First Thing One Knows" - then; next; after that.
First phr"First Things First" - put things in the correct order of priority.
First phr"First Thing That Comes Into Ones Head" - a hasty or unconsidered opinion, remark, reply.
First phr"First Up" - first of all.
First phr"From First to Last" - completely.
First phr"From the First" - from the beginning.
First phr"Get a First" - win first prize, or be awarded a first class degree at a university.
First phr"Head First" - precipitately.
First phr"Of the First Water" - of the best quality.
First phr"Shed First Blood" - the first shedding of blood, as in a boxing match etc.
First phr"The First Step (Towards)" - the first stage in a process or progress;
First-begotten adjThe eldest child; a born first.
First-born nThe child first born; an heir, also the first product or result.
Firstborn adjfirst brought forth; eldest, best or preeminent.
Firstcomer nOne who comes first. 2. a person or entity being the first to arrive, or the first in sequence.
First day nThe calends. 2. sunday.
First day adjIn philately, a letter or card with a new stamp posted on the day that the stamp was first issued.
First-fiddle phr"Play the First Fiddle" - play the lead or primary role in an orchestra or ensemble.
First finger nThe finger next to the thumb.
First-fleet nThe first expedition of eleven ships under captain Arthur Philip, bringing convicts to Australia.
First-floor nThe floor of a building at the level of the street or surrounding ground; the ground floor. 2. the floor of a building one above the ground floor.
First-foot nIn Scottish and Northern English folklore, the first-foot, also known in Manx Gaelic as quaaltagh or qualtagh, is the first person to enter the home of a household on New Year's Day and a bringer of good fortune for the coming year
First-footer nThe first visitor at a house after midnight on New Year's Eve.
First footing nThe "First Footing" is a tradition celebrated on Hogmanay, a Scottish New Year's celebration. It is supposed to bring luck and prosperity to the household for the new year. It is a ritual involving the first person to step into a household from the outside in a new year. Similar traditions exist in Greece and Georgia. If you are of Scottish heritage or would simply like to expand your own celebration and add new experiences, here's how you can go about it.
First half nFirst half of two halves of play
First-hand adjObtained from the first source of origin, original
First-handness nThe quality or condition of being first, original, authentic in character.
Firsthood nThe position of one who is first, primary,firstship
First house nThe first of two performances given in one evening at a theatre.
First Lady nThe wife of the President of the US or other head of state. 2. the leading woman in a particular activity or profession.
First light nThe time in the morning when the first light appears. 2. in the military forces 'first light' denotes the earliest time (roughly dawn) at which military operations can begin. (see 'last light').
Firstling nThe first of its kind to be produced, come into being, appear. 2. first product or result of anything. 2. the first off-spring of an animal. 4. the first turn of spring.
First love nOne's first feeling of romantic love 2. object of one's first romantic affection. 3. one's most fundamental interest or attachment.
Firstly advIn the beginning, originally.
First-most adjThe first in time, most notable, best, chief, prominent, foremost
First Mother n"Our First Mother" - Eve, the first female ancestor, African mother.
First name nPersonal orchristian name.
Firstness nEquality of state. 2. the quality or state of being first.
First-night nThe opening performances of films and plays.
First-nighter nOne who makes a practice of attending opening performances of films and theatre play.
First-reading nAn occasion when a Bill is presented to a legislature to permit its introduction.
Firstship nFirsthood: the position of being first.
First strike adjAn aggressive attack with a nuclear weapons before their use by the enemy; first-strike.
First string nA regular member as distinguished from a substitute (as on a team)
First string adjFirst-rate.
First thing nEven the most elementary fact or principle, know the first thing about.
First time nThe first instance of sexual intercourse
First water nOf highest quality (used of precious stone, ireespective of size) flawless; a paragon.
Fish nA name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water. 2. an oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. 3. the flesh of fish, used as food. 4. the twelfth sign of the zodiac. 5. piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
Fish vbTo attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net. 2. to catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor. 3. to search by raking or sweeping. 4. to seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments. 5. to strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. 6. to try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
Fish phr"All is Fish that Comes to My Net" - of one who turns everything to his/her own use and profit.
Fish phr"Be in a Goldfish Bowl" - be very open to view.
Fish phr"Drink Like a Fish" - drink excessively.
Fish phr"Feed the Fishes" - to drown. 2. to be sea-sick.
Fish phr"Fish for" - try to obtain by indirect method; angle for. 2. hunt for treasure.
Fish phr"Fish Out" extract, raise out of. 2. deplete the supply of fish in an specific area.
Fish phr"Have Other Fish To Fry" - have alternative/ more important matters to attend to.
Fish phr"He/She Eats No Fish" - in the time of Elizabeth 1 monarchy, a way of saying she/he is an honest woman/man and one to be trusted, because she/he is not a Papist. Roman Catholics were naturally suspect at this time, and Protestants refused to adopt their custom of eating fish, instead of meat, on a Friday
Fish phr"Land One's Fish" - succeed in deluding someone.
Fish phr"Like a Cold Fish" - someone who is unemotional/ unsympathetic.
Fish phr"Like a Fish Out of Water" - someone in a situation that they are unfamiliar with or unsuited for.
Fish phr"Neither Fowl nor Fish" - neither one thing nor the other: unclassifiable.
Fish phr"Small Fish" - somebody who is relatively unimportant.
Fish phr"Smell Something Fishy" - be suspicious.
Fish phr"The Best Fish are Near the Bottom" - what is most valuable is not to be found near the surface, nor is anything really worth having to be obtained without effort and trouble.
Fish phr"There Are Many Fish in the Sea" - there are many more people to meet.
Fish phr"You Must Not Make Fish of One and Flesh of Other" - you must treat both alike. 2. you must not discriminate.
Fish-berry nCocculus indicus, the fruit of the plant anamirta cooculus.
Fishbone nA bone of a fish.
Fish day nThe day fish is eaten instead of meat: Friday.
Fisher nA fisherman.
Fisherfolk nA person who fishes for a living. 2. a culture that is th e domain of fishermen.
Fisherman nA fisher; a person who works in the fishing industry. 2. a person who attempts to catch fish. 3. a boat used for commercial fishing.
Fisherman's Ring nA seal-ring with which the Pope is invested at his election, bearing the device of St Peter fishing from a boat. It is used for sealing papal briefs, and is officially broken up at the Pope's death by the Chamberlain of the Roman Church.
Fish eye nAn un-friendly or suspicious glance. 2. an undesirable effect in paint; particularly automotive finishes, normally caused by oil or other contaminantson the painted surface.
Fish-eye-stone nApophyllite.
Fishfinder nAn electronic device that uses sonar to measure water depth and shows outlines of fish and bottom features on a LCD or CRT screen
Fish finger nA stick of processed fish covered by bread crumbs that is cooked by grilling or frying.
Fishful adjAboounding in fish.
Fish god nA deity in the form of a fish; as 'Dagon' (of the Philistines).
Fish hawk nThe Osprey.
Fish hook nA barbed hook for catching fish by a hook.
Fishiness nAn absence of fish.
Fishing nThe act of someone who fishes as a diversion. 2. the occupation of catching fish for a living
Fishing-line nA long thread of silk etc. with a baited hook, sinker, float used for catching fish.
Fishish adjResembling a fish; fishy.
Fish-knife nA knife for eating or serving fish.
Fish-ladder nA structure built on or around dams or locks to facilitate the migration of fish. 2. fishway, fish steps.
Fishless adjWithout fish, devoid of fish.
Fishlessness nThe state of being without fish.
Fishlife nThe fish, (of an area) collectively.
Fishlike adjResembling or characteristic of fish, in some aspect.
Fish-meal nGround dried fish used as a fertilizer or animal meal.
Fishmonger nOne deals retail or sells fish.
Fish-net nAn open-meshed fabric net.
Fish-pot nA wicker trap for eels, lobsters etc.
Fish-spear nA harpoon.
Fish-tail nAnything resembling a fish's tail in shape or movement.
Fishtail vbTo move the tail of a vehicle from side to side.
Fishtail burner nA kind of gas burner producing a broadening jet of flame.
Fish-way nA series of steps enabling fish to ascend a waterfall; a fish-ladder.
Fish-well nA compartment, as in the hold of a fishing smack , open to the water beneath, used for storing live fish.
Fishwife nA woman who sells or works in a fishmonger. 2. a vulgar, abusive or nagging woman with a loud, unpleasant voice. 3. a term of abuse directed at women, implying a lack of hygeine.
Fishy adjOf, from or similar to fish. 2. suspicious; inspiring doubt.
Fishy-wishy adjPuerile.
Fisk vbOE: fysan: to move briskly, scamper about, to hurry.
Fist nA breaking wind; flatulence, a foul smell. 2. a fungus know as puff-ball (lycoperdon bovista)
Fist vbTo break wind, to have flatulence.
Fist phr"Hand Over Fist" - quickly, or in quantity.
Fist phr"Make a Good Fist Of" - do something well or successfully.
First phr"Shake One's Fist" - express anger, threaten by waving one's fists.
Fister nOne who breaks wind, farts.
Fist fight nA fight with bare fists.
Fistfighter nA boxer; pugilist.
Fistful nAs much as the fist can hold; a handful.
Fist-like adjReembling a fist (a clenched fist).
Fistmeal nThe breadth of the fist.
Fist-wise adjLike a fish (also adverb).
Fisty adjResembling or like a fist. 2. prone to fighting with one's fists.
Fit nA song, ballad, poem or story. 2. a division or part of a poem, song, canto, ballad or story. 3. a strain of music, stave.
Fit nA conflict, struggle, strife. 2. a position of hardship. 3. a deeper or intense excitement. 4. a painful, terrible or exciting experience. 5. a mortal crisis; a bodily state (whether painful) that betokens death. 6. paroxysm. 7. a contest.
Fit phr"A Fit of Laughter" - unrestrained or helpless laughter. 2. be in, dissolve in, or collapse in.
Fitful adjIntermittently, stopping and starting.
Fitfully advIn a fitful manner.
Fitfulness nThe quality of being spasmodic and irregular.
Five nThe cardinal number following four and preceding six, or any of the symbols used to represent it. 2. anything made up of five units or members, as a basketball team, or representing five, as a playing card having five spots, or a five dollar note.
Five n"The Five Wits" - the five senses, usually the five bodily senses; often vaguely, the perceptions or mental faculties generally.
Five phr"Know How Many Beans Make Five" - to have common sense,
Five-boroughs nIn English history, the Danish confederation of 'The Five Boroughs' : Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, and Stanford in the 9th and 10th centuries.
Five-by-five nA radio communication meaning 'loud and clear'
Five-fingers nA fisherman's name for the starfish.
Fivefold adjFive times as great or numerous.
Five-fold advBy five times; to five times the number or amount
Five-foldness nThe property of being five-fold.
Five hundred nA product of fice and a hundred.
Fiveish adjAny time around five o'clock. 2. approximately five in number.
Five-leaf nThe plant Cinquefoil - "potenilla replans"
Fivesome adjFive in all, five together.
Five-star adjHaving five stars in a grading system in which it denoted having five stars. 2. having or denoting the highest rank, distinguished in US Armed Forces by five stars on their uniform.
Five-stones nThe game of jacks.
Five wits nThe five senses, usually the five bodily senses; often vaguely, the perceptions or mental faculties generally: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. 2. common sense, imagnation, fantasy, estimation, and memory; in general, thefaculties of the mind; also an alternative expression for the five senses.
Five W's nThe words who, what, when, where, and why.
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