Singular Nouns Starting with F
Fa (n.) A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.
Fa (n.) The tone F.
Fabella (n.) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.
Fable (n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.
Fable (n.) The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
Fable (n.) Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
Fable (n.) Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
Fabler (n.) A writer of fables; a fabulist; a dealer in untruths or falsehoods.
Fabliau (n.) One of the metrical tales of the Trouveres, or early poets of the north of France.
Fabric (n.) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.
Fabric (n.) That which is fabricated
Fabric (n.) Framework; structure; edifice; building.
Fabric (n.) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics.
Fabric (n.) The act of constructing; construction.
Fabric (n.) Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe.
Fabricant (n.) One who fabricates; a manufacturer.
Fabrication (n.) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture; as, the fabrication of a bridge, a church, or a government.
Fabrication (n.) That which is fabricated; a falsehood; as, the story is doubtless a fabrication.
Fabricator (n.) One who fabricates; one who constructs or makes.
Fabricatress (n.) A woman who fabricates.
Fabulist (n.) One who invents or writes fables.
Fabulosity (n.) Fabulousness.
Fabulosity (n.) A fabulous or fictitious story.
Faburden (n.) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass.
Faburden (n.) A succession of chords of the sixth.
Faburden (n.) A monotonous refrain.
Fac (n.) A large ornamental letter used, esp. by the early printers, at the commencement of the chapters and other divisions of a book.
Facade (n.) The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have its facade unfinished, though the interior may be in use.
Face (n.) The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.
Face (n.) That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.
Face (n.) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.
Face (n.) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch
Face (n.) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
Face (n.) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.
Face (n.) The style or cut of a type or font of type.
Face (n.) Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
Face (n.) That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
Face (n.) Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.
Face (n.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
Face (n.) Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.
Face (n.) Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.
Face (n.) Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
Face (n.) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.
Face (n.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount.
Faser (n.) One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person.
Faser (n.) A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy.
Facet (n.) A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond.
Facet (n.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.
Facet (n.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
Facet (n.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
Facette (n.) See Facet, n.
Facework (n.) The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.
Facia (n.) See Fascia.
Faciend (n.) The multiplicand. See Facient, 2.
Facient (n.) One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent.
Facient (n.) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient.
Facient (n.) The multiplier.
Facies (n.) The anterior part of the head; the face.
Facies (n.) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its environment.
Facies (n.) The face of a bird, or the front of the head, excluding the bill.
Facilitation (n.) The act of facilitating or making easy.
Facility (n.) The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.
Facility (n.) Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in executing works of art.
Facility (n.) Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
Facility (n.) Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
Facility (n.) That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural; as, special facilities for study.
Facing (n.) A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc. , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface.
Facing (n.) A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
Facing (n.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used.
Facing (n.) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
Facing (n.) The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
Facing (n.) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.
Facound (n.) Speech; eloquence.
Facsimile (n.) A copy of anything made, either so as to be deceptive or so as to give every part and detail of the original; an exact copy or likeness.
Fact (n.) A doing, making, or preparing.
Fact (n.) An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.
Fact (n.) Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
Fact (n.) The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.
Faction (n.) One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.
Faction (n.) A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.
Faction (n.) Tumult; discord; dissension.
Factioner (n.) One of a faction.
Factionist (n.) One who promotes faction.
Factor (n.) One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.
Factor (n.) A steward or bailiff of an estate.
Factor (n.) One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
Factor (n.) One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.
Factorage (n.) The allowance given to a factor, as a compensation for his services; -- called also a commission.
Factoress (n.) A factor who is a woman.
Factorial (n.) A name given to the factors of a continued product when the former are derivable from one and the same function F(x) by successively imparting a constant increment or decrement h to the independent variable. Thus the product F(x).F(x + h).F(x + 2h) . . . F[x + (n-1)h] is called a factorial term, and its several factors take the name of factorials.
Factorial (n.) The product of the consecutive numbers from unity up to any given number.
Factoring (n.) The act of resolving into factors.
Factorship (n.) The business of a factor.
Factory (n.) A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.
Factory (n.) The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.
Factory (n.) A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.
Factotum (n.) A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.
Factum (n.) A man's own act and deed
Factum (n.) Anything stated and made certain.
Factum (n.) The due execution of a will, including everything necessary to its validity.
Factum (n.) The product. See Facient, 2.
Facture (n.) The act or manner of making or doing anything; -- now used of a literary, musical, or pictorial production.
Facture (n.) An invoice or bill of parcels.
Faculty (n.) Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul.
Faculty (n.) Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.
Faculty (n.) Power; prerogative or attribute of office.
Faculty (n.) Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation.
Faculty (n.) A body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law, Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in which they had studied; at present, the members of a profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal faculty, ect.
Faculty (n.) The body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college.
Facundity (n.) Eloquence; readiness of speech.
Fad (n.) A hobby ; freak; whim.
Fader (n.) Father.
Fadge (n.) A small flat loaf or thick cake; also, a fagot.
Fading (n.) Loss of color, freshness, or vigor.
Fading (n.) An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.
Fadme (n.) A fathom.
Faecula (n.) See Fecula.
Fag (n.) A knot or coarse part in cloth.
Fagend (n.) An end of poorer quality, or in a spoiled condition, as the coarser end of a web of cloth, the untwisted end of a rope, ect.
Fagend (n.) The refuse or meaner part of anything.
Fagging (n.) Laborious drudgery; esp., the acting as a drudge for another at an English school.
Fagot (n.) A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine.
Fagot (n.) A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile.
Fagot (n.) A bassoon. See Fagotto.
Fagot (n.) A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company.
Fagot (n.) An old shriveled woman.
Fagotto (n.) The bassoon; -- so called from being divided into parts for ease of carriage, making, as it were, a small fagot.
Faham (n.) The leaves of an orchid (Angraecum fragrans), of the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius, used (in France) as a substitute for Chinese tea.
Fahlband (n.) A stratum in crystal
Fahlerz (n.) Alt. of Fahlband
Fahlband (n.) Same as Tetrahedrite.
Fahlunite (n.) A hydration of iolite.
Fahrenheit (n.) The Fahrenheit termometer or scale.
Faience (n.) Glazed earthenware; esp., that which is decorated in color.
Failance (n.) Fault; failure; omission.
Failing (n.) A failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity; as, a mental failing.
Failing (n.) The act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt.
Faille (n.) A soft silk, heavier than a foulard and not glossy.
Failure (n.) Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.
Failure (n.) Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.
Failure (n.) Want of success; the state of having failed.
Failure (n.) Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.
Failure (n.) A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.
Failure (n.) A failing; a slight fault.
Faineant (n.) A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.
Faint (n.) The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.
Faint (n.) To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
Faint (n.) To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
Fainting (n.) Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the respiration feeble, and the heat's beat weak.
Faintness (n.) The state of being faint; loss of strength, or of consciousness, and self-control.
Faintness (n.) Want of vigor or energy.
Faintness (n.) Feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness; as, faintness of description.
Faintness (n.) Faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection.
Fair (n.) Fairness, beauty.
Fair (n.) A fair woman; a sweetheart.
Fair (n.) Good fortune; good luck.
Fair (n.) A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
Fair (n.) A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
Fair (n.) A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
Fairhood (n.) Fairness; beauty.
Fairing (n.) A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair.
Fair-leader (n.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.
Fairness (n.) The state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc.
Fairway (n.) The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels.
Fair-world (n.) State of prosperity.
Fairy (n.) Enchantment; illusion.
Fairy (n.) The country of the fays; land of illusions.
Fairy (n.) An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon.
Fairy (n.) An enchantress.
Fairyland (n.) The imaginary land or abode of fairies.
Faith (n.) Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.
Faith (n.) The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.
Faith (n.) The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.
Faith (n.) The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith.
Faith (n.) That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.
Faith (n.) Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.
Faith (n.) Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.
Faith (n.) Credibility or truth.
Faitour (n.) A doer or actor; particularly, an evil doer; a scoundrel.
Fake (n.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
Fake (n.) A trick; a swindle.
Fakir (n.) An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk.
Falanaka (n.) A viverrine mammal of Madagascar (Eupleres Goudotii), allied to the civet; -- called also Falanouc.
Falcade (n.) The action of a horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very quick curvets.
Falcation (n.) The state of being falcate; a bend in the form of a sickle.
Falcer (n.) One of the mandibles of a spider.
Falchion (n.) A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.
Falchion (n.) A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.
Falcon (n.) One of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight.
Falcon (n.) Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game.
Falcon (n.) An ancient form of cannon.
Falconer (n.) A person who breeds or trains hawks for taking birds or game; one who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.
Falconet (n.) One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later.
Falconet (n.) One of several very small Asiatic falcons of the genus Microhierax.
Falconet (n.) One of a group of Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, resembling shrikes and titmice.
Falcongentil (n.) The female or young of the goshawk (Astur palumbarius).
Falconry (n.) The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
Falconry (n.) The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.
Falcula (n.) A curved and sharp-pointed claw.
Faldage (n.) A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; -- often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor.
Faldfee (n.) A fee or rent paid by a tenant for the privilege of faldage on his own ground.
Falding (n.) A frieze or rough-napped cloth.
Faldistory (n.) The throne or seat of a bishop within the chancel.
Faldstool (n.) A folding stool, or portable seat, made to fold up in the manner of a camo stool. It was formerly placed in the choir for a bishop, when he offciated in any but his own cathedral church.
Falk (n.) The razorbill.
Fall (n.) The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
Fall (n.) The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
Fall (n.) Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
Fall (n.) Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
Fall (n.) The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
Fall (n.) Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
Fall (n.) A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
Fall (n.) Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
Fall (n.) Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; -- usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.
Fall (n.) The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.
Fall (n.) Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
Fall (n.) The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
Fall (n.) That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
Fall (n.) The act of felling or cutting down.
Fall (n.) Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
Fall (n.) Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
Fall (n.) That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
Fallacy (n.) Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
Fallacy (n.) An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism.
Fallax (n.) Cavillation; a caviling.
Fallency (n.) An exception.
Faller (n.) One who, or that which, falls.
Faller (n.) A part which acts by falling, as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.
Fallfish (n.) A fresh-water fish of the United States (Semotilus bullaris); -- called also silver chub, and Shiner. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Fallibility (n.) The state of being fallible; liability to deceive or to be deceived; as, the fallibity of an argument or of an adviser.
Fallow (n.) Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.
Fallow (n.) Plowed land.
Fallow (n.) Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
Fallow (n.) The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
Fallow (n.) To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.
Fallowist (n.) One who favors the practice of fallowing land.
Fallowness (n.) A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or manufactory, through which goods are raised or lowered.
Falsehood (n.) Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
Falsehood (n.) A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
Falsehood (n.) Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
Falsehood (n.) A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.
Falseness (n.) The state of being false; contrariety to the fact; inaccuracy; want of integrity or uprightness; double dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy; as, the falseness of a report, a drawing, or a singer's notes; the falseness of a man, or of his word.
Falser (n.) A deceiver.
Falsetto (n.) A false or artificial voice; that voice in a man which lies above his natural voice; the male counter tenor or alto voice. See Head voice, under Voice.
Falsification (n.) The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not.
Falsification (n.) Willful misstatement or misrepresentation.
Falsification (n.) The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong.
Falsificator (n.) A falsifier.
Falsifier (n.) One who falsifies, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; a liar.
Falsism (n.) That which is evidently false; an assertion or statement the falsity of which is plainly apparent; -- opposed to truism.
Faltering (n.) Falter; halting; hesitation.
Faluns (n.) A series of strata, of the Middle Tertiary period, of France, abounding in shells, and used by Lyell as the type of his Miocene subdivision.
Falx (n.) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
Fame (n.) Public report or rumor.
Fame (n.) Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.
Familiar (n.) An intimate; a companion.
Familiar (n.) An attendant demon or evil spirit.
Familiar (n.) A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
Familiarity (n.) The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity.
Familiarity (n.) Anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties.
Familiarization (n.) The act or process of making familiar; the result of becoming familiar; as, familiarization with scenes of blood.
Familiarness (n.) Familiarity.
Familism (n.) The tenets of the Familists.
Familist (n.) One of afanatical Antinomian sect originating in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, who held that religion consists wholly in love.
Familistery (n.) A community in which many persons unite as in one family, and are regulated by certain communistic laws and customs.
Famine (n.) General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution.
Famishment (n.) State of being famished.
Famosity (n.) The state or quality of being famous.
Famousness (n.) The state of being famous.
Famular (n.) Domestic; familiar.
Famulist (n.) A collegian of inferior rank or position, corresponding to the sizar at Cambridge.
Fan (n.) An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface
Fan (n.) An instrument for cooling the person, made of feathers, paper, silk, etc., and often mounted on sticks all turning about the same pivot, so as when opened to radiate from the center and assume the figure of a section of a circle.
Fan (n.) Any revolving vane or vanes used for producing currents of air, in winnowing grain, blowing a fire, ventilation, etc., or for checking rapid motion by the resistance of the air; a fan blower; a fan wheel.
Fan (n.) An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
Fan (n.) Something in the form of a fan when spread, as a peacock's tail, a window, etc.
Fan (n.) A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.
Fan (n.) That which produces effects analogous to those of a fan, as in exciting a flame, etc.; that which inflames, heightens, or strengthens; as, it served as a fan to the flame of his passion.
Fan (n.) A quintain; -- from its form.
Fan (n.) To move as with a fan.
Fan (n.) To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.
Fan (n.) To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.
Fan (n.) To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.
Fan (n.) To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan axcites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.
Fanal (n.) A lighthouse, or the apparatus placed in it for giving light.
Fanatic (n.) A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.
Fanaticism (n.) Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious frenzy.
Fanatism (n.) Fanaticism.
Fancier (n.) One who is governed by fancy.
Fancier (n.) One who fancies or has a special liking for, or interest in, a particular object or class or objects; hence, one who breeds and keeps for sale birds and animals; as, bird fancier, dog fancier, etc.
Fancy (n.) The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.
Fancy (n.) An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.
Fancy (n.) An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.
Fancy (n.) Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.
Fancy (n.) That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.
Fancy (n.) A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.
Fancymonger (n.) A lovemonger; a whimsical lover.
Fancywork (n.) Ornamental work with a needle or hook, as embroidery, crocheting, netting, etc.
Fandango (n.) A lively dance, in 3-8 or 6-8 time, much practiced in Spain and Spanish America. Also, the tune to which it is danced.
Fandango (n.) A ball or general dance, as in Mexico.
Fane (n.) A temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church.
Fane (n.) A weathercock.
Fanega (n.) A dry measure in Spain and Spanish America, varying from 1/ to 2/ bushels; also, a measure of land.
Fanfare (n.) A flourish of trumpets, as in coming into the lists, etc.; also, a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase.
Fanfaron (n.) A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster.
Fanfaronade (n.) A swaggering; vain boasting; ostentation; a bluster.
Fanfoot (n.) A species of gecko having the toes expanded into large lobes for adhesion. The Egyptian fanfoot (Phyodactylus gecko) is believed, by the natives, to have venomous toes.
Fanfoot (n.) Any moth of the genus Polypogon.
Fangleness (n.) Quality of being fangled.
Fangot (n.) A quantity of wares, as raw silk, etc., from one hundred weight.
Fanion (n.) A small flag sometimes carried at the head of the baggage of a brigade.
Fanion (n.) A small flag for marking the stations in surveying.
Fannel (n.) Same as Fanon.
Fanner (n.) One who fans.
Fanner (n.) A fan wheel; a fan blower. See under Fan.
Fanon (n.) A term applied to various articles, as: (a) A peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by eastern bishops. (b) A maniple.
Fantail (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail.
Fantail (n.) Any bird of the Australian genus Rhipidura, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the family of flycatchers.
Fantasia (n.) A continuous composition, not divided into what are called movements, or governed by the ordinary rules of musical design, but in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted by set form.
Fantasm (n.) Same as Phantasm.
Fantast (n.) One whose manners or ideas are fantastic.
Fantastic (n.) A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop.
Fantasticality (n.) Fantastically.
Fantastic-alness (n.) The quality of being fantastic.
Fantasticism (n.) The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality.
Fantasticness (n.) Fantasticalness.
Fantasticco (n.) A fantastic.
Fantasy (n.) Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.
Fantasy (n.) Fantastic designs.
Fantom (n.) See Phantom.
Faquir (n.) See Fakir.
Far (n.) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
Farabout (n.) A going out of the way; a digression.
Farad (n.) The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.
Faradism (n.) Alt. of Faradization
Faradization (n.) The treatment with faradic or induced currents of electricity for remedial purposes.
Farand (n.) See Farrand, n.
Farandams (n.) A fabrik made of silk and wool or hair.
Farcement (n.) Stuffing; forcemeat.
Farcilite (n.) Pudding stone.
Farcimen (n.) Alt. of Farcin
Farcin (n.) Same as Farcy.
Farcing (n.) Stuffing; forcemeat.
Farcy (n.) A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen.
Fard (n.) Paint used on the face.
Fardage (n.) See Dunnage.
Fardel (n.) A bundle or little pack; hence, a burden.
Farding-bag (n.) The upper stomach of a cow, or other ruminant animal; the rumen.
Fardingdale (n.) A farthingale.
Fardingdeal (n.) The fourth part of an acre of land.
Fare (n.) To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
Fare (n.) To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or ill.
Fare (n.) To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live.
Fare (n.) To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him.
Fare (n.) To behave; to conduct one's self.
Farewell (n.) A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
Farewell (n.) Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
Farfetch (n.) Anything brought from far, or brought about with studious care; a deep strategem.
Farina (n.) A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery.
Farina (n.) Pollen.
Farlie (n.) An unusual or unexpected thing; a wonder. See Fearly.
Farmer (n.) One who farms
Farmer (n.) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.
Farmer (n.) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.
Farmer (n.) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.
Farmer (n.) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.
Farmeress (n.) A woman who farms.
Farmership (n.) Skill in farming.
Farmery (n.) The buildings and yards necessary for the business of a farm; a homestead.
Farmhouse (n.) A dwelling house on a farm; a farmer's residence.
Farming (n.) The business of cultivating land.
Farmstead (n.) A farm with the building upon it; a homestead on a farm.
Farmsteading (n.) A farmstead.
Farmyard (n.) The yard or inclosure attached to a barn, or the space inclosed by the farm buildings.
Faro (n.) A gambling game at cardds, in whiich all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.
Farrago (n.) A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a mixture.
Farrand (n.) Manner; custom; fashion; humor.
Farreation (n.) Same as Confarreation.
Farrier (n.) A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon.
Farriery (n.) The art of shoeing horses.
Farriery (n.) The art of preventing, curing, or mitigating diseases of horses and cattle; the veterinary art.
Farriery (n.) The place where a smith shoes horses.
Farrow (n.) A little of pigs.
Farry (n.) A farrow.
Farse (n.) An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.
Farsightedness (n.) Quality of bbeing farsighted.
Farsightedness (n.) Hypermetropia.
Fartherance (n.) See Furtherance.
Farthing (n.) The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency.
Farthing (n.) A very small quantity or value.
Farthing (n.) A division of land.
Farthingale (n.) A hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat.
Fascet (n.) A wire basket on the end of a rod to carry glass bottles, etc., to the annealing furnace; also, an iron rod to be thrust into the mouths of bottles, and used for the same purpose; -- called also pontee and punty.
Fascia (n.) A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
Fascia (n.) A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.
Fascia (n.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.
Fascia (n.) A broad well-defined band of color.
Fasciation (n.) The act or manner of binding up; bandage; also, the condition of being fasciated.
Fascicle (n.) A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots.
Fasciculus (n.) A little bundle; a fascicle.
Fasciculus (n.) A division of a book.
Fascination (n.) The act of fascinating, bewhiching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.
Fascination (n.) The state or condition of being fascinated.
Fascination (n.) That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
Fascine (n.) A cylindrical bundle of small sticks of wood, bound together, used in raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets; also in revetments for river banks, and in mats for dams, jetties, etc.
Fasciola (n.) A band of gray matter bordering the fimbria in the brain; the dentate convolution.
Fasciole (n.) A band of minute tubercles, bearing modified spines, on the shells of spatangoid sea urchins. See Spatangoidea.
Fash (n.) Vexation; anxiety; care.
Fashion (n.) The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.; workmanship; execution.
Fashion (n.) The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion.
Fashion (n.) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion.
Fashion (n.) Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way.
Fashionable (n.) A person who conforms to the fashions; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Fashionableness (n.) State of being fashionable.
Fashioner (n.) One who fashions, forms, ar gives shape to anything.
Fashionist (n.) An obsequious follower of the modes and fashions.
Fashion-monger (n.) One who studies the fashions; a fop; a dandy.
Fassaite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, from the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.
Fast (n.) That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring.
Fastener (n.) One who, or that which, makes fast or firm.
Fastening (n.) Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.
Faster (n.) One who abstains from food.
Fastidiosity (n.) Fastidiousness; squeamishness.
Fat (n.) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
Fat (n.) A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
Fat (n.) An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.
Fat (n.) The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
Fat (n.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
Fatalism (n.) The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by inevitable necessity.
Fatalist (n.) One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.
Fatality (n.) The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.
Fatality (n.) The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility.
Fatality (n.) That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event.
Fatalness (n.) Quality of being fatal.
Fatback (n.) The menhaden.
Fate (n.) A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
Fate (n.) Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
Fate (n.) The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.
Fate (n.) The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
Fathead (n.) A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley (Pimephales promelas); -- called also black-headed minnow.
Fathead (n.) A labroid food fish of California; the redfish.
Father (n.) One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
Father (n.) A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
Father (n.) One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
Father (n.) A respectful mode of address to an old man.
Father (n.) A senator of ancient Rome.
Father (n.) A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
Father (n.) One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
Father (n.) One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
Father (n.) The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
Fatherhood (n.) The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.
Father-in-law (n.) The father of one's husband or wife; -- correlative to son-in-law and daughter-in-law.
Fatherland (n.) One's native land; the native land of one's fathers or ancestors.
Father-lasher (n.) A European marine fish (Cottus bubalis), allied to the sculpin; -- called also lucky proach.
Fatherlessness (n.) The state of being without a father.
Fathership (n.) The state of being a father; fatherhood; paternity.
Fathom (n.) A measure of length, containing six feet; the space to which a man can extend his arms; -- used chiefly in measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of navigable water by soundings.
Fathom (n.) The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.
Fathomer (n.) One who fathoms.
Fatigation (n.) Weariness.
Fatigue (n.) Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength.
Fatigue (n.) The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.
Fatigue (n.) The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains.
Fatigue (n.) To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire.
Fatiloquist (n.) A fortune teller.
Fatimide (n.) A descendant of Fatima.
Fatiscence (n.) A gaping or opening; state of being chinky, or having apertures.
Fatling (n.) A calf, lamb, kid, or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; -- said of such animals as are used for food.
Fatner (n.) One who fattens. [R.] See Fattener.
Fatness (n.) The quality or state of being fat, plump, or full-fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh.
Fatness (n.) Hence; Richness; fertility; fruitfulness.
Fatness (n.) That which makes fat or fertile.
Fattener (n.) One who, or that which, fattens; that which gives fatness or fertility.
Fattiness (n.) State or quality of being fatty.
Fatuity (n.) Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity.
Faubourg (n.) A suburb of French city; also, a district now within a city, but formerly without its walls.
Faucet (n.) A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.
Faucet (n.) The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.
Fauchion (n.) See Falchion.
Faulchion (n.) See Falchion.
Faulcon (n.) See Falcon.
Fauld (n.) The arch over the dam of a blast furnace; the tymp arch.
Faule (n.) A fall or falling band.
Fault (n.) Defect; want; lack; default.
Fault (n.) Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
Fault (n.) A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
Fault (n.) A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
Fault (n.) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.
Fault (n.) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
Fault (n.) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
Faulter (n.) One who commits a fault.
Fault-finder (n.) One who makes a practice of discovering others' faults and censuring them; a scold.
Fault-finding (n.) The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. Also Adj.
Faultiness (n.) Quality or state of being faulty.
Faulting (n.) The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced.
Faun (n.) A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.
Fauna (n.) The animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna.
Faunist (n.) One who describes the fauna of country; a naturalist.
Faunus (n.) See Faun.
Fausen (n.) A young eel.
Fausse-braye (n.) A second raampart, exterior to, and parallel to, the main rampart, and considerably below its level.
Fauteuil (n.) An armchair; hence (because the members sit in fauteuils or armchairs), membership in the French Academy.
Fauteuil (n.) Chair of a presiding officer.
Fautor (n.) A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support; an abettor.
Fautress (n.) A patroness.
Fauvette (n.) A small singing bird, as the nightingale and warblers.
Faux (n.) See Fauces.
Favas (n.) See Favus, n., 2.
Favel (n.) A horse of a favel or dun color.
Favel (n.) Flattery; cajolery; deceit.
Favella (n.) A group of spores arranged without order and covered with a thin gelatinous envelope, as in certain delicate red algae.
Favor (n.) Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
Favor (n.) The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
Favor (n.) A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
Favor (n.) Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
Favor (n.) The object of regard; person or thing favored.
Favor (n.) A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
Favor (n.) Appearance; look; countenance; face.
Favor (n.) Partiality; bias.
Favor (n.) A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
Favor (n.) Love locks.
Favor (n.) To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
Favor (n.) To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
Favor (n.) To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
Favorable (n.) Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.
Favorable (n.) Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient.
Favorable (n.) Beautiful; well-favored.
Favoredness (n.) Appearance.
Favorer (n.) One who favors; one who regards with kindness or friendship; a well-wisher; one who assists or promotes success or prosperity.
Favoress (n.) A woman who favors or gives countenance.
Favorite (n.) A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.
Favorite (n.) Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II.
Favorite (n.) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.
Favoritism (n.) The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality.
Favosites (n.) A genus of fossil corals abundant in the Silurian and Devonian rocks, having polygonal cells with perforated walls.
Favus (n.) A disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable parasite.
Favus (n.) A tile or flagstone cut into an hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern, as in a pavement; -- called also favas and sectila.
Fawkner (n.) A falconer.
Fawn (n.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck.
Fawn (n.) The young of an animal; a whelp.
Fawn (n.) A fawn color.
Fawn (n.) A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
Fawner (n.) One who fawns; a sycophant.
Fay (n.) A fairy; an elf.
Fay (n.) Faith; as, by my fay.
Fayalite (n.) A black, greenish, or brownish mineral of the chrysolite group. It is a silicate of iron.
Fayence (n.) See Fa/ence.
Faytour (n.) See Faitour.
Fazzolet (n.) A handkerchief.
Feaberry (n.) A gooseberry.
Fealty (n.) Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord; the special oath by which this obligation was assumed; fidelity to a superior power, or to a government; loyality. It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation.
Fealty (n.) Fidelity; constancy; faithfulness, as of a friend to a friend, or of a wife to her husband.
Fear (n.) A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
Fear (n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
Fear (n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
Fear (n.) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
Fear (n.) That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
Fear (n.) To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
Fear (n.) To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
Fear (n.) To be anxious or solicitous for.
Fear (n.) To suspect; to doubt.
Fear (n.) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
Fearer (n.) One who fars.
Fearfulness (n.) The state of being fearful.
Fearnaught (n.) A fearless person.
Fearnaught (n.) A stout woolen cloth of great thickness; dreadnaught; also, a warm garment.
Feasibility (n.) The quality of being feasible; practicability; also, that which is feasible; as, before we adopt a plan, let us consider its feasibility.
Feast (n.) A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
Feast (n.) A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food.
Feast (n.) That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment.
Feast (n.) To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals.
Feast (n.) To be highly gratified or delighted.
Feaster (n.) One who fares deliciously.
Feaster (n.) One who entertains magnificently.
Feat (n.) An act; a deed; an exploit.
Feat (n.) A striking act of strength, skill, or cunning; a trick; as, feats of horsemanship, or of dexterity.
Feat (n.) Dexterous in movements or service; skillful; neat; nice; pretty.
Feather (n.) One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour feathers, quills, and down.
Feather (n.) Kind; nature; species; -- from the proverbial phrase, "Birds of a feather," that is, of the same species.
Feather (n.) The fringe of long hair on the legs of the setter and some other dogs.
Feather (n.) A tuft of peculiar, long, frizzly hair on a horse.
Feather (n.) One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow.
Feather (n.) A longitudinal strip projecting as a fin from an object, to strengthen it, or to enter a channel in another object and thereby prevent displacement sidwise but permit motion lengthwise; a sp
Feather (n.) A thin wedge driven between the two semicylindrical parts of a divided plug in a hole bored in a stone, to rend the stone.
Feather (n.) The angular adjustment of an oar or paddle-wheel float, with reference to a horizontal axis, as it leaves or enters the water.
Feather-edge/ (n.) The thin, new growth around the edge of a shell, of an oyster.
Feather-edge/ (n.) Any thin, as on a board or a razor.
Feather-few/ (n.) Feverfew.
Feather-foil (n.) An aquatic plant (Hottonia palustris), having finely divided leaves.
Feather-head (n.) A frivolous or featherbrained person.
Featherness (n.) The state or condition of being feathery.
Feathering (n.) Same as Foliation.
Feathering (n.) The act of turning the blade of the oar, as it rises from the water in rowing, from a vertical to a horizontal position. See To feather an oar, under Feather, v. t.
Featness (n.) Skill; adroitness.
Feature (n.) The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.
Feature (n.) The make, cast, or appearance of the human face, and especially of any single part of the face; a
Feature (n.) The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape.
Feature (n.) A form; a shape.
Feaze (n.) A state of anxious or fretful excitement; worry; vexation.
Febrifacient (n.) That which causes fever.
Febrifuge (n.) A medicine serving to mitigate or remove fever.
February (n.) The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days.
Februation (n.) Purification; a sacrifice.
Fecifork (n.) The anal fork on which the larvae of certain insects carry their faeces.
Fecks (n.) A corruption of the word faith.
Fecula (n.) Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence.
Fecula (n.) The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called also amylaceous fecula.
Fecula (n.) The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.
Feculence (n.) The state or quality of being feculent; muddiness; foulness.
Feculence (n.) That which is feculent; sediment; lees; dregs.
Feculency (n.) Feculence.
Fecundation (n.) The act by which, either in animals or plants, material prepared by the generative organs the female organism is brought in contact with matter from the organs of the male, so that a new organism results; impregnation; fertilization.
Fecundity (n.) The quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness; especially (Biol.), the quality in female organisms of reproducing rapidly and in great numbers.
Fecundity (n.) The power of germinating; as in seeds.
Fecundity (n.) The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative power.
Fedary (n.) A feodary.
Federal (n.) See Federalist.
Federalism (n.) the principles of Federalists or of federal union.
Federalist (n.) An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.
Federary (n.) A partner; a confederate; an accomplice.
Federation (n.) The act of uniting in a league; confederation.
Federation (n.) A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government.
Fedity (n.) Turpitude; vileness.
Fee (n.) property; possession; tenure.
Fee (n.) Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc.
Fee (n.) A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief.
Fee (n.) An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
Fee (n.) An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
Feebleness (n.) The quality or condition of being feeble; debility; infirmity.
Feed (n.) That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
Feed (n.) A grazing or pasture ground.
Feed (n.) An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
Feed (n.) A meal, or the act of eating.
Feed (n.) The water supplied to steam boilers.
Feed (n.) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.
Feed (n.) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
Feed (n.) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
Feeder (n.) One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward.
Feeder (n.) One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.
Feeder (n.) One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened.
Feeder (n.) One who fattens cattle for slaughter.
Feeder (n.) A stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow.
Feeder (n.) A branch railroad, stage
Feeder (n.) A small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein.
Feeder (n.) A strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower.
Feeder (n.) An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon.
Feeder (n.) A device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed.
Feeding (n.) the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening.
Feeding (n.) That which is eaten; food.
Feeding (n.) That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land.
Fee-faw-fum (n.) A nonsensical exclamation attributed to giants and ogres; hence, any expression calculated to impose upon the timid and ignorant.
Feel (n.) Feeling; perception.
Feel (n.) A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.
Feeler (n.) One who, or that which, feels.
Feeler (n.) One of the sense organs or certain animals (as insects), which are used in testing objects by touch and in searching for food; an antenna; a palp.
Feeler (n.) Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.
Feeling (n.) The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects.
Feeling (n.) An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness.
Feeling (n.) The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling.
Feeling (n.) Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.
Feeling (n.) That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.
Feere (n.) A consort, husband or wife; a companion; a fere.
Feese (n.) the short run before a leap.
Feet (n.) Fact; performance.
Feeze (n.) Fretful excitement. [Obs.] See Feaze.
Fehling (n.) See Fehling's solution, under Solution.
Feigner (n.) One who feigns or pretends.
Feitsui (n.) The Chinese name for a highly prized variety of pale green jade. See Jade.
Feldspar (n.) Alt. of Feldspath
Feldspath (n.) A name given to a group of minerals, closely related in crystal
Felicitation (n.) The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.
Felicity (n.) The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good.
Felicity (n.) That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing.
Felicity (n.) A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking.
Felis (n.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, panther, and similar animals.
Fell (n.) A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; -- used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.
Fell (n.) A barren or rocky hill.
Fell (n.) A wild field; a moor.
Fell (n.) The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.
Fell (n.) A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.
Fell (n.) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
Fellah (n.) A peasant or cultivator of the soil among the Egyptians, Syrians, etc.
Feller (n.) One who, or that which, fells, knocks or cuts down; a machine for felling trees.
Feller (n.) An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.
Felltare (n.) The fieldfare.
Fellmonger (n.) A dealer in fells or sheepskins, who separates the wool from the pelts.
Fellness (n.) The quality or state of being fell or cruel; fierce barbarity.
Felloe (n.) See Felly.
Fellon (n.) Variant of Felon.
Fellow (n.) A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.
Fellow (n.) A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.
Fellow (n.) An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
Fellow (n.) One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male.
Fellow (n.) A person; an individual.
Fellow (n.) In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
Fellow (n.) In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation.
Fellow (n.) A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Fellow-commoner (n.) A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.
Fellow-creature (n.) One of the same race or kind; one made by the same Creator.
Fellow-feeling (n.) Sympathy; a like feeling.
Fellow-feeling (n.) Joint interest.
Fellowship (n.) The state or relation of being or associate.
Fellowship (n.) Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse.
Fellowship (n.) A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest.
Fellowship (n.) Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.
Fellowship (n.) A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.
Fellowship (n.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion.
Felly (n.) The exterior wooden rim, or a segment of the rim, of a wheel, supported by the spokes.
Felo-de-se (n.) One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.
Felonry (n.) A body of felons; specifically, the convict population of a penal colony.
Felonwort (n.) The bittersweet nightshade (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet.
Felony (n.) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.
Felony (n.) An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt.
Felony (n.) A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
Felsite (n.) A finegrained rock, flintlike in fracture, consisting essentially of orthoclase feldspar with occasional grains of quartz.
Felspar (n.) Alt. of Felspath
Felspath (n.) See Feldspar.
Felstone (n.) See Felsite.
Felt (n.) A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
Felt (n.) A hat made of felt.
Felt (n.) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
Felting (n.) The material of which felt is made; also, felted cloth; also, the process by which it is made.
Felting (n.) The act of splitting timber by the felt grain.
Feltry (n.) See Felt, n.
Felucca (n.) A small, swift-sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, -- once common in the Mediterranean.
Felwort (n.) A European herb (Swertia perennis) of the Gentian family.
Female (n.) An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.
Female (n.) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
Femalist (n.) A gallant.
Feme (n.) A woman.
Femeral (n.) See Femerell.
Femerell (n.) A lantern, or louver covering, placed on a roof, for ventilation or escape of smoke.
Feminality (n.) Feminity.
Femineity (n.) Woman
Feminine (n.) A woman.
Feminine (n.) Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.
Feminineness (n.) The quality of being feminine; woman
Femininity (n.) The quality or nature of the female sex; woman
Femininity (n.) The female form.
Feminity (n.) Woman
Feminization (n.) The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized.
Feminye (n.) The people called Amazons.
Femme (n.) A woman. See Feme, n.
Femur (n.) The thigh bone.
Femur (n.) The proximal segment of the hind limb containing the thigh bone; the thigh. See Coxa.
Fen (n.) Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh.
Fence (n.) That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
Fence (n.) An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.
Fence (n.) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
Fence (n.) Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.
Fence (n.) A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
Fencer (n.) One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.
Fencible (n.) A soldier enlisted for home service only; -- usually in the pl.
Fencing (n.) The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.
Fend (n.) A fiend.
Feneration (n.) The act of fenerating; interest.
Fenes-tella (n.) Any small windowlike opening or recess, esp. one to show the relics within an altar, or the like.
Fenestra (n.) A small opening; esp., one of the apertures, closed by membranes, between the tympanum and internal ear.
Fenestral (n.) A casement or window sash, closed with cloth or paper instead of glass.
Fenestration (n.) The arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions.
Fenestration (n.) The state or condition of being fenestrated.
Fenestrule (n.) One of the openings in a fenestrated structure.
Fengite (n.) A kind of marble or alabaster, sometimes used for windows on account of its transparency.
Fenian (n.) A member of a secret organization, consisting mainly of Irishment, having for its aim the overthrow of English rule in ireland.
Fenianism (n.) The principles, purposes, and methods of the Fenians.
Fenks (n.) The refuse whale blubber, used as a manure, and in the manufacture of Prussian blue.
Fennec (n.) A small, African, foxlike animal (Vulpes zerda) of a pale fawn color, remarkable for the large size of its ears.
Fennel (n.) A perennial plant of the genus Faeniculum (F. vulgare), having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.
Fenugreek (n.) A plant (trigonella Foenum Graecum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are
Feod (n.) A feud. See 2d Feud.
Feodality (n.) Feudal tenure; the feudal system. See Feudality.
Feodary (n.) An accomplice.
Feodary (n.) An ancient officer of the court of wards.
Feodatory (n.) See Feudatory.
Feoff (n.) A fief. See Fief.
Feoffee (n.) The person to whom a feoffment is made; the person enfeoffed.
Feoffment (n.) The grant of a feud or fee.
Feoffment (n.) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of possession.
Feoffment (n.) The instrument or deed by which corporeal hereditaments are conveyed.
Feofor (n.) Alt. of Feoffer
Feoffer (n.) One who enfeoffs or grants a fee.
Feracity (n.) The state of being feracious or fruitful.
Fer-de-lance (n.) A large, venomous serpent (Trigonocephalus lanceolatus) of Brazil and the West Indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no rattle.
Ferding (n.) A measure of land mentioned in Domesday Book. It is supposed to have consisted of a few acres only.
Ferdness (n.) Fearfulness.
Fere (n.) A mate or companion; -- often used of a wife.
Fere (n.) Fire.
Fere (n.) Fear.
Feretory (n.) A portable bier or shrine, variously adorned, used for containing relics of saints.
Fergusonite (n.) A mineral of a brownish black color, essentially a tantalo-niobate of yttrium, erbium, and cerium; -- so called after Robert Ferguson.
Feria (n.) A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.
Ferial (n.) Same as Feria.
Feriation (n.) The act of keeping holiday; cessation from work.
Ferie (n.) A holiday.
Ferine (n.) A wild beast; a beast of prey.
Feringee (n.) The name given to Europeans by the Hindos.
Ferity (n.) Wildness; savageness; fierceness.
Ferly (n.) Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.
Ferly (n.) A wonder; a marvel.
Fermacy (n.) Medicine; pharmacy.
Ferm (n.) Alt. of Ferme
Ferme (n.) Rent for a farm; a farm; also, an abode; a place of residence; as, he let his land to ferm.
Ferment (n.) That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer.
Ferment (n.) Intestine motion; heat; tumult; agitation.
Ferment (n.) A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.
Ferment (n.) To cause ferment of fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat.
Fermentability (n.) Capability of fermentation.
Fermentation (n.) The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance into new compounds by the action of a ferment, either formed or unorganized. It differs in kind according to the nature of the ferment which causes it.
Fermentation (n.) A state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings.
Fermerere (n.) The officer in a religious house who had the care of the infirmary.
Fermillet (n.) A buckle or clasp.
Fern (n.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the Filices, which have their fructification on the back of the fronds or leaves. They are usually found in humid soil, sometimes grow epiphytically on trees, and in tropical climates often attain a gigantic size.
Fernery (n.) A place for rearing ferns.
Fernticle (n.) A freckle on the skin, resembling the seed of fern.
Ferocity (n.) Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as, ferocity of countenance.
Feroher (n.) A symbol of the solar deity, found on monuments exhumed in Babylon, Nineveh, etc.
Ferrandine (n.) A stuff made of silk and wool.
Ferrara (n.) A sword bearing the mark of one of the Ferrara family of Italy. These swords were highly esteemed in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Ferrary (n.) The art of working in iron.
Ferrate (n.) A salt of ferric acid.
Ferret (n.) An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela / Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes.
Ferret (n.) To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; -- often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret.
Ferret (n.) A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; -- called also ferreting.
Ferret (n.) The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles.
Ferreter (n.) One who ferrets.
Ferret-eye (n.) The spur-winged goose; -- so called from the red circle around the eyes.
Ferretto (n.) Copper sulphide, used to color glass.
Ferriage (n.) The price or fare to be paid for passage at a ferry.
Ferricyanate (n.) A salt of ferricyanic acid; a ferricyanide.
Ferricyanide (n.) One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base.
Ferrier (n.) A ferryman.
Ferriprussiate (n.) A ferricyanate; a ferricyanide.
Ferrocalcite (n.) Limestone containing a large percentage of iron carbonate, and hence turning brown on exposure.
Ferrocyanate (n.) A salt of ferrocyanic acid; a ferrocyanide.
Ferrocyanide (n.) One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base.
Ferroprussiate (n.) A ferrocyanate; a ferocyanide.
Ferrotype (n.) A photographic picture taken on an iron plate by a collodion process; -- familiarly called tintype.
Ferrugo (n.) A disease of plants caused by fungi, commonly called the rust, from its resemblance to iron rust in color.
Ferrule (n.) A ring or cap of metal put round a cane, tool, handle, or other similar object, to strengthen it, or prevent splitting and wearing.
Ferrule (n.) A bushing for expanding the end of a flue to fasten it tightly in the tube plate, or for partly filling up its mouth.
Ferrumination (n.) The soldering ir uniting of me/ als.
Ferryboat (n.) A vessel for conveying passengers, merchandise, etc., across streams and other narrow waters.
Ferryman (n.) One who maintains or attends a ferry.
fertileness (n.) Fertility.
Fertility (n.) The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as, the fertility of soil, or of imagination.
Fertilization (n.) The act or process of rendering fertile.
Fertilization (n.) The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.
Fertilizer (n.) One who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid.
Fertilizer (n.) That which renders fertile; a general name for commercial manures, as guano, phosphate of lime, etc.
Ferula (n.) A ferule.
Ferula (n.) The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire.
Ferular (n.) A ferule.
Ferule (n.) A flat piece of wood, used for striking, children, esp. on the hand, in punishment.
Fervence (n.) Heat; fervency.
Fervency (n.) The state of being fervent or warm; ardor; warmth of feeling or devotion; eagerness.
Fervor (n.) Heat; excessive warmth.
Fervor (n.) Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor; passion; holy zeal; earnestness.
Fescennine (n.) A style of low, scurrilous, obscene poetry originating in fescennia.
Fescue (n.) A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read.
Fescue (n.) An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.
Fescue (n.) The style of a dial.
Fescue (n.) A grass of the genus Festuca.
Fess (n.) Alt. of Fesse
Fesse (n.) A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.
Fessitude (n.) Weariness.
Fest (n.) The fist.
Fest (n.) Alt. of Feste
Feste (n.) A feast.
Festennine (n.) A fescennine.
Fester (n.) To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.
Fester (n.) To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.
Fester (n.) A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.
Fester (n.) A festering or rankling.
Festerment (n.) A festering.
Festination (n.) Haste; hurry.
Festi-val (n.) A time of feasting or celebration; an anniversary day of joy, civil or religious.
Festivity (n.) The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.
Festivity (n.) A festival; a festive celebration.
Festlich (n.) Festive; fond of festive occasions.
Festoon (n.) A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way.
Festoon (n.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of Bucranium.
Festue (n.) A straw; a fescue.
Fet (n.) A piece.
Fetation (n.) The formation of a fetus in the womb; pregnancy.
Fetch (n.) A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice.
Fetch (n.) The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
Fethcer (n.) One wo fetches or brings.
Fete (n.) A feat.
Fete (n.) A festival.
Fetich (n.) Alt. of Fetish
Fetish (n.) A material object supposed among certain African tribes to represent in such a way, or to be so connected with, a supernatural being, that the possession of it gives to the possessor power to control that being.
Fetish (n.) Any object to which one is excessively devoted.
fetichism (n.) Alt. of Fetishism
Fetishism (n.) The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.
Fetishism (n.) Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.
Fetichist (n.) Alt. of Fetishist
Fetishist (n.) A believer in fetiches.
Feticide (n.) The act of killing the fetus in the womb; the offense of procuring an abortion.
Feticism (n.) See Fetichism.
Fetidity (n.) Fetidness.
Fetidness (n.) The quality or state of being fetid.
Fetlock (n.) The cushionlike projection, bearing a tuft of long hair, on the back side of the leg above the hoof of the horse and similar animals. Also, the joint of the limb at this point (between the great pastern bone and the metacarpus), or the tuft of hair.
Fetor (n.) A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness.
Fetter (n.) A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.
Fetter (n.) Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
Fetterer (n.) One who fetters.
Fettle (n.) The act of fettling.
Fettling (n.) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to
Fettling (n.) The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware.
Fetus (n.) The young or embryo of an animal in the womb, or in the egg; often restricted to the later stages in the development of viviparous and oviparous animals, embryo being applied to the earlier stages.
Fetwah (n.) A written decision of a Turkish mufti on some point of law.
Feu (n.) A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money.
Feuar (n.) One who holds a feu.
Feud (n.) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race.
Feud (n.) A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed.
Feud (n.) A stipendiary estate in land, held of superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profists thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee.
Feudalism (n.) The feudal system; a system by which the holding of estates in land is made dependent upon an obligation to render military service to the kind or feudal superior; feudal principles and usages.
Feudalist (n.) An upholder of feudalism.
Feudality (n.) The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution.
Fedaliza/tion (n.) The act of reducing to feudal tenure.
Feudary (n.) A tenant who holds his lands by feudal service; a feudatory.
Feudary (n.) A feodary. See Feodary.
Feudatory (n.) A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief.
Feudist (n.) A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.
Feuilleton (n.) A part of a French newspaper (usually the bottom of the page), devoted to light literature, criticism, etc.; also, the article or tale itself, thus printed.
Feuilltonist (n.) A writer of feuilletons.
Feuterer (n.) A dog keeper.
Fever (n.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
Fever (n.) Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
Feveret (n.) A slight fever.
Feverfew (n.) A perennial plant (Pyrethrum, / Chrysanthemum, Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; -- so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.
Feverwort (n.) See Fever root, under Fever.
Fewel (n.) Fuel.
Fewmet (n.) See Fumet.
Fewness (n.) The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity.
Fewness (n.) Brevity; conciseness.
Fey (n.) Faith.
Feyre (n.) A fair or market.
Fez (n.) A felt or cloth cap, usually red and having a tassel, -- a variety of the tarboosh. See Tarboosh.
Fiacre (n.) A kind of French hackney coach.
Fiance (n.) A betrothed man.
Fiancee (n.) A betrothed woman.
Fiants (n.) The dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger.
Fiar (n.) One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.
Fiar (n.) The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.
Fiasco (n.) A complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance, or of any pretentious undertaking.
Fiat (n.) An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
Fiat (n.) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
Fiat (n.) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
Fiaunt (n.) Commission; fiat; order; decree.
Fib (n.) A falsehood; a lie; -- used euphemistically.
Fibber (n.) One who tells fibs.
Fiber (n.) Alt. of Fibre
Fibre (n.) One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.
Fibre (n.) Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.
Fibre (n.) Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.
Fibre (n.) A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
Fibril (n.) A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla.
Fibrilla (n.) A minute thread of fiber, as one of the fibrous elements of a muscular fiber; a fibril.
Fibrillation (n.) The state of being reduced to fibers.
Fibrin (n.) A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood either by decomposition of fibrinogen, or from the union of fibrinogen and paraglobulin which exist separately in the blood. It is insoluble in water, but is readily digestible in gastric and pancreatic juice.
Fibrin (n.) The white, albuminous mass remaining after washing lean beef or other meat with water until all coloring matter is removed; the fibrous portion of the muscle tissue; flesh fibrin.
Fibrin (n.) An albuminous body, resembling animal fibrin in composition, found in cereal grains and similar seeds; vegetable fibrin.
Fibrination (n.) The state of acquiring or having an excess of fibrin.
Fibrinogen (n.) An albuminous substance existing in the blood, and in other animal fluids, which either alone or with fibrinoplastin or paraglobulin forms fibrin, and thus causes coagulation.
Fibrinoplastin (n.) An albuminous substance, existing in the blood, which in combination with fibrinogen forms fibrin; -- called also paraglobulin.
Fibrocartilage (n.) A kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure.
Fibroid (n.) A fibroid tumor; a fibroma.
Fibroin (n.) A variety of gelatin; the chief ingredient of raw silk, extracted as a white amorphous mass.
Fibrolite (n.) A silicate of alumina, of fibrous or columnar structure. It is like andalusite in composition; -- called also sillimanite, and bucholizite.
Fibroma (n.) A tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue, or of same modification of such tissue.
Fibster (n.) One who tells fibs.
Fibula (n.) A brooch, clasp, or buckle.
Fibula (n.) The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee.
Fibula (n.) A needle for sewing up wounds.
Fibulare (n.) The bone or cartilage of the tarsus, which articulates with the fibula, and corresponds to the calcaneum in man and most mammals.
Fice (n.) A small dog; -- written also fise, fyce, fiste, etc.
Ficttelite (n.) A white crystallized mineral resin from the Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria.
Fichu (n.) A light cape, usually of lace, worn by women, to cover the neck and throat, and extending to the shoulders.
Fickleness (n.) The quality of being fickle; instability; inconsonancy.
Fico (n.) A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one's thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you.
Fiction (n.) The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind.
Fiction (n.) That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality.
Fiction (n.) Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances.
Fiction (n.) An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth.
Fiction (n.) Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue.
Fictionist (n.) A writer of fiction.
Fictor (n.) An artist who models or forms statues and reliefs in any plastic material.
Ficus (n.) A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which (F. Carica) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree.
Fid (n.) A square bar of wood or iron, used to support the topmast, being passed through a hole or mortise at its heel, and resting on the trestle trees.
Fid (n.) A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
Fid (n.) A pin of hard wood, tapering to a point, used to open the strands of a rope in splicing.
Fid (n.) A block of wood used in mounting and dismounting heavy guns.
Fidalgo (n.) The lowest title of nobility in Portugal, corresponding to that of Hidalgo in Spain.
Fiddle (n.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.
Fiddle (n.) A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also fiddle dock.
Fiddle (n.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.
Foddle-faddle (n.) A trifle; trifling talk; nonsense.
Fiddler (n.) One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
Fiddler (n.) A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
Fiddler (n.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.
Fiddlestick (n.) The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow.
Fiddlestring (n.) One of the catgut strings of a fiddle.
Fiddlewood (n.) The wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus Citharexylum.
Fidejussion (n.) The act or state of being bound as surety for another; suretyship.
Fidejussor (n.) A surety; one bound for another, conjointly with him; a guarantor.
Fidelity (n.) Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations.
Fidelity (n.) Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty.
Fidelity (n.) Adherence to the marriage contract.
Fidelity (n.) Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.
Fides (n.) Faith personified as a goddess; the goddess of faith.
Fidget (n.) Uneasiness; restlessness.
Fidget (n.) A general nervous restlessness, manifested by incessant changes of position; dysphoria.
Fidgetiness (n.) Quality of being fidgety.
Fidia (n.) A genus of small beetles, of which one species (the grapevine Fidia, F. longipes) is very injurious to vines in America.
Fiduciary (n.) One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.
Fiduciary (n.) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an Antinomian.
Fief (n.) An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.
Field (n.) Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
Field (n.) A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
Field (n.) A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
Field (n.) An open space; an extent; an expanse.
Field (n.) Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
Field (n.) The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
Field (n.) The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).
Field (n.) An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
Field (n.) A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
Field (n.) That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield.
Fielder (n.) A ball payer who stands out in the field to catch or stop balls.
Fieldfare (n.) a small thrush (Turdus pilaris) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also fellfare.
Fielding (n.) The act of playing as a fielder.
Fieldpiece (n.) A cannon mounted on wheels, for the use of a marching army; a piece of field artillery; -- called also field gun.
Fieldwork (n.) Any temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field; -- commonly in the plural.
Fiend (n.) An implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel; an infernal being; -- applied specifically to the devil or a demon.
Fierasfer (n.) A genus of small, slender fishes, remarkable for their habit of living as commensals in other animals. One species inhabits the gill cavity of the pearl oyster near Panama; another lives within an East Indian holothurian.
Fieriness (n.) The quality of being fiery; heat; acrimony; irritability; as, a fieriness of temper.
Fife (n.) A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music.
Fifer (n.) One who plays on a fife.
Fifteen (n.) The sum of five and ten; fifteen units or objects.
Fifteen (n.) A symbol representing fifteen units, as 15, or xv.
Fifteenth (n.) One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen.
Fifteenth (n.) A species of tax upon personal property formerly laid on towns, boroughs, etc., in England, being one fifteenth part of what the personal property in each town, etc., had been valued at.
Fifteenth (n.) A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon.
Fifteenth (n.) An interval consisting of two octaves.
Fifth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part.
Fifth (n.) The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key.
Fiftieth (n.) One of fifty equal parts; the quotient of a unit divided by fifty.
Fifty (n.) The sum of five tens; fifty units or objects.
Fifty (n.) A symbol representing fifty units, as 50, or l.
Fig (n.) A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.
Fig (n.) The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
Fig (n.) A small piece of tobacco.
Fig (n.) The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt.
Fig (n.) To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.
Fig (n.) To put into the head of, as something useless o/ contemptible.
Fig (n.) Figure; dress; array.
Figaro (n.) An adroit and unscrupulous intriguer.
Figary (n.) A frolic; a vagary; a whim.
Figeater (n.) A large beetle (Allorhina nitida) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders.
Figeater (n.) A bird. See Figpecker.
Figgum (n.) A juggler's trick; conjuring.
Fighter (n.) One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
Fightwite (n.) A mulct or fine imposed on a person for making a fight or quarrel to the disturbance of the peace.
Figment (n.) An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.
Pigpecker (n.) The European garden warbler (Sylvia, / Currica, hortensis); -- called also beccafico and greater pettychaps.
Fig-shell (n.) A marine univalve shell of the genus Pyrula, or Ficula, resembling a fig in form.
Figurability (n.) The quality of being figurable.
Figuration (n.) The act of giving figure or determinate form; determination to a certain form.
Figuration (n.) Mixture of concords and discords.
Figure (n.) The form of anything; shape; out
Figure (n.) The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
Figure (n.) A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
Figure (n.) A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by
Figure (n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.
Figure (n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
Figure (n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
Figure (n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
Figure (n.) A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
Figure (n.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.
Figure (n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
Figure (n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
Figure (n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Figure (n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
Figure (n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.
Figure (n.) To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
Figure (n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
Figure (n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
Figure (n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Figure (n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.
Figure (n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
Figure (n.) To embellish.
Figurehead (n.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship.
Figurehead (n.) A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.
Figurine (n.) A very small figure, whether human or of an animal; especially, one in terra cotta or the like; -- distinguished from statuette, which is applied to small figures in bronze, marble, etc.
Figurist (n.) One who uses or interprets figurative expressions.
Figwort (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See Brownwort.
Fijian (n.) A native of the Fiji islands.
Fike (n.) See Fyke.
Filacer (n.) A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.
Filament (n.) A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.
Filander (n.) A species of kangaroo (Macropus Brunii), inhabiting New Guinea.
Filaria (n.) A genus of slender, nematode worms of many species, parasitic in various animals. See Guinea worm.
Filatory (n.) A machine for forming threads.
Filature (n.) A drawing out into threads; hence, the reeling of silk from cocoons.
Filature (n.) A reel for drawing off silk from cocoons; also, an establishment for reeling silk.
Filbert (n.) The fruit of the Corylus Avellana or hazel. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.
Filcher (n.) One who filches; a thief.
File (n.) An orderly succession; a
File (n.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks.
File (n.) An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant.
File (n.) The
File (n.) A roll or list.
File (n.) Course of thought; thread of narration.
File (n.) A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.
File (n.) Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.
File (n.) A shrewd or artful person.
Filefish (n.) Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper.
Filemot (n.) See Feullemort.
Filer (n.) One who works with a file.
Filiation (n.) The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.
Filiation (n.) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation.
Filibeg (n.) Same as Kilt.
Filibuster (n.) A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855.
Filibusterism (n.) The characteristics or practices of a filibuster.
Filicide (n.) The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.
Filicoid (n.) A fernlike plant.
Filiety (n.) The relation of a son to a father; sonship; -- the correlative of paternity.
Filigrain (n.) Alt. of Filigrane
Filigrane (n.) Filigree.
Filigree (n.) Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern.
Filing (n.) A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings.
Fill (n.) One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
Filler (n.) One who, or that which, fills; something used for filling.
Filler (n.) A thill horse.
Fillet (n.) A little band, especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head.
Fillet (n.) A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied.
Fillet (n.) A thin strip or ribbon; esp.: (a) A strip of metal from which coins are punched. (b) A strip of card clothing. (c) A thin projecting band or strip.
Fillet (n.) A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.
Fillet (n.) A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding separating other moldings; a reglet; also, the space between two flutings in a shaft. See Illust. of Base, and Column.
Fillet (n.) An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
Fillet (n.) The thread of a screw.
Fillet (n.) A border of broad or narrow
Fillet (n.) The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
Fillet (n.) Any scantling smaller than a batten.
Fillet (n.) A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
Fillet (n.) The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
Filleting (n.) The protecting of a joint, as between roof and parapet wall, with mortar, or cement, where flashing is employed in better work.
Filleting (n.) The material of which fillets are made; also, fillets, collectively.
Fillibeg (n.) A kilt. See Filibeg.
Fillibuster (n.) See Filibuster.
Filling (n.) That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc.
Filling (n.) The woof in woven fabrics.
Filling (n.) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
Fillip (n.) A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
Fillip (n.) Something serving to rouse or excite.
Fillipeen (n.) See Philopena.
Fillister (n.) The rabbet on the outer edge of a sash bar to hold the glass and the putty.
Fillister (n.) A plane for making a rabbet.
Filly (n.) A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. Colt, Foal.
Filly (n.) A lively, spirited young girl.
Film (n.) A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.
Film (n.) A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
Filminess (n.) State of being filmy.
Filoplume (n.) A hairlike feather; a father with a slender scape and without a web in most or all of its length.
Filter (n.) Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.
Filter (n.) To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.
Filter (n.) Same as Philter.
Filth (n.) Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.
Filth (n.) Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
Filthiness (n.) The state of being filthy.
Filthiness (n.) That which is filthy, or makes filthy; foulness; nastiness; corruption; pollution; impurity.
Filtrate (n.) That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the process of filtration.
Filtration (n.) The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.
Fimbria (n.) A fringe, or fringed border.
Fimbria (n.) A band of white matter bordering the hippocampus in the brain.
Fin (n.) End; conclusion; object.
Fin (n.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water.
Fin (n.) A membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks.
Fin (n.) A finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin
Fin (n.) The hand.
Fin (n.) A blade of whalebone.
Fin (n.) A mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold.
Fin (n.) The thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling.
Fin (n.) A feather; a sp
Fin (n.) A finlike appendage, as to submarine boats.
Finale (n.) Close; termination
Finale (n.) The last movement of a symphony, sonata, concerto, or any instrumental composition.
Finale (n.) The last composition performed in any act of an opera.
Finale (n.) The closing part, piece, or scene in any public performance or exhibition.
Finality (n.) The state of being final, finished, or complete; a final or conclusive arrangement; a settlement.
Finality (n.) The relation of end or purpose to its means.
Finance (n.) The income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.
Finance (n.) The science of raising and expending the public revenue.
Financialist (n.) A financier.
Financier (n.) One charged with the administration of finance; an officer who administers the public revenue; a treasurer.
Financier (n.) One skilled in financial operations; one acquainted with money matters.
Finary (n.) See Finery.
Finback (n.) Any whale of the genera Sibbaldius, Balaenoptera, and allied genera, of the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are Sibbaldius tectirostris and S. tuberosus.
Finch (n.) A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae.
Find (n.) Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
Finder (n.) One who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily.
Findfault (n.) A censurer or caviler.
Finding (n.) That which is found, come upon, or provided; esp. (pl.), that which a journeyman artisan finds or provides for himself; as tools, trimmings, etc.
Finding (n.) Support; maintenance; that which is provided for one; expence; provision.
Finding (n.) The result of a judicial examination or inquiry, especially into some matter of fact; a verdict; as, the finding of a jury.
Fine (n.) End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
Fine (n.) A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.
Fine (n.) A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
Fine (n.) A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
Fine (n.) To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.
Finedrawer (n.) One who finedraws.
Finer (n.) One who fines or purifies.
Finery (n.) Fineness; beauty.
Finery (n.) Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels.
Finery (n.) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.
Finestiller (n.) One who finestills.
Finew (n.) Moldiness.
Finfish (n.) A finback whale.
Finfish (n.) True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.
Finfoot (n.) A South American bird (heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica.
Finger (n.) One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
Finger (n.) Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
Finger (n.) The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
Finger (n.) Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
Fingerer (n.) One who fingers; a pilferer.
Fingering (n.) The act or process of handling or touching with the fingers.
Fingering (n.) The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of the fingers in playing on a musical instrument, in typewriting, etc.
Fingering (n.) The marking of the notes of a piece of music to guide or regulate the action or use of the fingers.
Fingering (n.) Delicate work made with the fingers.
Fingerling (n.) A young salmon. See Parr.
Fingle-fangle (n.) A trifle.
Fingrigo (n.) A prickly, climbing shrub of the genus Pisonia. The fruit is a kind of berry.
Finial (n.) The knot or bunch of foliage, or foliated ornament, that forms the upper extremity of a pinnacle in Gothic architecture; sometimes, the pinnacle itself.
Finicality (n.) The quality of being finical; finicalness.
Finific (n.) A limiting element or quality.
Fining (n.) The act of imposing a fin/.
Fining (n.) The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.
Fining (n.) That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.
Finis (n.) An end; conclusion. It is often placed at the end of a book.
Finish (n.) That which finishes, puts an end to/ or perfects.
Finish (n.) The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
Finish (n.) The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
Finish (n.) See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
Finish (n.) The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.
Finish (n.) Completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning.
Finisher (n.) One who finishes, puts an end to, completes, or perfects; esp. used in the trades, as in hatting, weaving, etc., for the workman who gives a finishing touch to the work, or any part of it, and brings it to perfection.
Finisher (n.) Something that gives the finishing touch to, or settles, anything.
Finishing (n.) The act or process of completing or perfecting; the final work upon or ornamentation of a thing.
Finiteness (n.) The state of being finite.
Finitude (n.) Limitation.
Finlander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Finland.
Finlet (n.) A little fin; one of the parts of a divided fin.
Finner (n.) A finback whale.
Finnikin (n.) A variety of pigeon, with a crest somewhat resembling the mane of a horse.
Finnish (n.) A Northern Turanian group of languages; the language of the Finns.
Finochio (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Foeniculum dulce) having a somewhat tuberous stem; sweet fennel. The blanched stems are used in France and Italy as a culinary vegetable.
Finpike (n.) The bichir. See Crossopterygii.
Fiord (n.) A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.
Fiorin (n.) A species of creeping bent grass (Agrostis alba); -- called also fiorin grass.
Fiorite (n.) A variety of opal occuring in the cavities of volcanic tufa, in smooth and shining globular and botryoidal masses, having a pearly luster; -- so called from Fiora, in Ischia.
Fipple (n.) A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.
Fir (n.) A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scotch fir is a Pinus.
Fire (n.) The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
Fire (n.) Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
Fire (n.) The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
Fire (n.) Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
Fire (n.) Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.
Fire (n.) Live
Fire (n.) Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
Fire (n.) Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
Fire (n.) The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.
Firearm (n.) A gun, pistol, or any weapon from a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder.
Fireback (n.) One of several species of pheasants of the genus Euplocamus, having the lower back a bright, fiery red. They inhabit Southern Asia and the East Indies.
Fireball (n.) A ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown among enemies, and to injure by explosion; also, to set fire to their works and light them up, so that movements may be seen.
Fireball (n.) A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding.
Firebare (n.) A beacon.
Firebird (n.) The Baltimore oriole.
Fireboard (n.) A chimney board or screen to close a fireplace when not in use.
Firebote (n.) An allowance of fuel. See Bote.
Firebrand (n.) A piece of burning wood.
Firebrand (n.) One who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary.
Firecracker (n.) See Cracker., n., 3.
Firecrest (n.) A small European kinglet (Regulus ignicapillus), having a bright red crest; -- called also fire-crested wren.
Firedog (n.) A support for wood in a fireplace; an andiron.
Firedrake (n.) A fiery dragon.
Firedrake (n.) A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus; a rocket.
Firedrake (n.) A worker at a furnace or fire.
Firefish (n.) A singular marine fish of the genus Pterois, family Scorpaenidae, of several species, inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region. They are usually red, and have very large spinose pectoral and dorsal fins.
Fireflaire (n.) A European sting ray of the genus Trygon (T. pastinaca); -- called also fireflare and fiery flaw.
Fireflame (n.) The European band fish (Cepola rubescens).
Firefly (n.) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae.
Firelock (n.) An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark; perhaps originally, a matchlock. Hence, a gun having such a lock.
Fireman (n.) A man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns; a member of a fire company.
Fireman (n.) A man who tends the fires, as of a steam engine; a stocker.
Fireplace (n.) The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.
Fireprrofing (n.) The act or process of rendering anything incombustible; also, the materials used in the process.
Firer (n.) One who fires or sets fire to anything; an incendiary.
Fire-set (n.) A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.
Fireside (n.) A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.
Firestone (n.) Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking fire; also, a flint.
Firestone (n.) A stone which will bear the heat of a furnace without injury; -- especially applied to the sandstone at the top of the upper greensand in the south of England, used for lining kilns and furnaces.
Firetail (n.) The European redstart; -- called also fireflirt.
Firewarden (n.) An officer who has authority to direct in the extinguishing of fires, or to order what precautions shall be taken against fires; -- called also fireward.
Fireweed (n.) An American plant (Erechthites hiercifolia), very troublesome in spots where brushwood has been burned.
Fireweed (n.) The great willow-herb (Epilobium spicatum).
Firewood (n.) Wood for fuel.
Firework (n.) A device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously colored. The sky>
Firework (n.) A pyrotechnic exhibition.
Fireworm (n.) The larva of a small tortricid moth which eats the leaves of the cranberry, so that the vines look as if burned; -- called also cranberry worm.
Firing (n.) The act of disharging firearms.
Firing (n.) The mode of introducing fuel into the furnace and working it.
Firing (n.) The application of fire, or of a cautery.
Firing (n.) The process of partly vitrifying pottery by exposing it to intense heat in a kiln.
Firing (n.) Fuel; firewood or coal.
Firk (n.) A freak; trick; quirk.
Firkin (n.) A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.
Firkin (n.) A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc.
Firlot (n.) A dry measure formerly used in Scotland; the fourth part of a boll of grain or meal. The Linlithgow wheat firlot was to the imperial bushel as 998 to 1000; the barley firlot as 1456 to 1000.
Firman (n.) In Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign; a royal order or grant; -- generally given for special objects, as to a traveler to insure him protection and assistance.
Firmer-chisel (n.) A chisel, thin in proportion to its width. It has a tang to enter the handle instead of a socket for receiving it.
Firmitude (n.) Strength; stability.
Firmity (n.) Strength; firmness; stability.
Firmness (n.) The state or quality of being firm.
Firring (n.) See Furring.
First (n.) The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
Firstling (n.) The first produce or offspring; -- said of animals, especially domestic animals; as, the firstlings of his flock.
Firstling (n.) The thing first thought or done.
First-rate (n.) A war vessel of the highest grade or the most powerful class.
Firth (n.) An arm of the sea; a frith.
Fisc (n.) A public or state treasury.
Fiscal (n.) The income of a prince or a state; revenue; exhequer.
Fiscal (n.) A treasurer.
Fiscal (n.) A public officer in Scotland who prosecutes in petty criminal cases; -- called also procurator fiscal.
Fiscal (n.) The solicitor in Spain and Portugal; the attorney-general.
Fisetin (n.) A yellow crystal
Fish (n.) A counter, used in various games.
Fish (n.) A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
Fish (n.) 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. See Pisces.
Fish (n.) The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
Fish (n.) The flesh of fish, used as food.
Fish (n.) A purchase used to fish the anchor.
Fish (n.) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
Fish-block (n.) See Fish-tackle.
Fisher (n.) One who fishes.
Fisher (n.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the "black cat."
Fisherman (n.) One whose occupation is to catch fish.
Fisherman (n.) A ship or vessel employed in the business of taking fish, as in the cod fishery.
Fishery (n.) The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.
Fishery (n.) A place for catching fish.
Fishery (n.) The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.
Fishgig (n.) A spear with barbed prongs used for harpooning fish.
Fishhawk (n.) The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), found both in Europe and America; -- so called because it plunges into the water and seizes fishes in its talons. Called also fishing eagle, and bald buzzard.
Fishhook (n.) A hook for catching fish.
Fishhook (n.) A hook with a pendant, to the end of which the fish-tackle is hooked.
Fishiness (n.) The state or quality of being fishy or fishlike.
Fishing (n.) The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
Fishing (n.) A fishery.
Fishing (n.) Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.
Fishmonger (n.) A dealer in fish.
Fishskin (n.) The skin of a fish (dog fish, shark, etc.)
Fishskin (n.) See Ichthyosis.
Fish-tackle (n.) A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.
Fishwife (n.) A fishwoman.
Fishwoman (n.) A woman who retails fish.
Fissigemmation (n.) A process of reproduction intermediate between fission and gemmation.
Fissility (n.) Quality of being fissile.
Fission (n.) A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.
Fission (n.) A method of asexual reproduction among the lowest (unicellular) organisms by means of a process of self-division, consisting of gradual division or cleavage of the into two parts, each of which then becomes a separate and independent organisms; as when a cell in an animal or plant, or its germ, undergoes a spontaneous division, and the parts again subdivide. See Segmentation, and Cell division, under Division.
Fission (n.) A process by which certain coral polyps, echinoderms, annelids, etc., spontaneously subdivide, each individual thus forming two or more new ones. See Strobilation.
Fissiparism (n.) Reproduction by spontaneous fission.
Fissiparity (n.) Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism.
Fissipation (n.) Reproduction by fission; fissiparism.
Fissiped (n.) One of the Fissipedia.
Fissuration (n.) The act of dividing or opening; the state of being fissured.
Fissure (n.) A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock.
Fissurella (n.) A genus of marine gastropod mollusks, having a conical or limpetlike shell, with an opening at the apex; -- called also keyhole limpet.
Fist (n.) The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.
Fist (n.) The talons of a bird of prey.
Fist (n.) the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.
Fisticuff (n.) A cuff or blow with the fist or hand
Fisticuff (n.) a fight with the fists; boxing.
Fistinut (n.) A pistachio nut.
Fistuca (n.) An instrument used by the ancients in driving piles.
Fistula (n.) A reed; a pipe.
Fistula (n.) A pipe for convejing water.
Fistula (n.) A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic abscess; an abnormal opening between an internal cavity and another cavity or the surface; as, a salivary fistula; an anal fistula; a recto-vaginal fistula.
Fistularia (n.) A genus of fishes, having the head prolonged into a tube, with the mouth at the extremity.
Fistule (n.) A fistula.
Fit (n.) In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.
Fit (n.) The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.
Fit (n.) The coincidence of parts that come in contact.
Fit (n.) The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
Fit (n.) A stroke or blow.
Fit (n.) A sudden and violent attack of a disorder; a stroke of disease, as of epilepsy or apoplexy, which produces convulsions or unconsciousness; a convulsion; a paroxysm; hence, a period of exacerbation of a disease; in general, an attack of disease; as, a fit of sickness.
Fit (n.) A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit melancholy, of passion, or of laughter.
Fit (n.) A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action.
Fit (n.) A darting point; a sudden emission.
Fitch (n.) A vetch.
Fitch (n.) A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads spelt.
Fitch (n.) The European polecat; also, its fur.
Fitchet (n.) Alt. of Fitchew
Fitchew (n.) The European polecat (Putorius foetidus). See Polecat.
Fithel (n.) Alt. of Fithul
Fithul (n.) A fiddle.
Fitment (n.) The act of fitting; that which is proper or becoming; equipment.
Fitness (n.) The state or quality of being fit; as, the fitness of measures or laws; a person's fitness for office.
Fitt (n.) See 2d Fit.
Fittedness (n.) The state or quality of being fitted; adaptation.
Fitter (n.) One who fits or makes to fit;
Fitter (n.) One who tries on, and adjusts, articles of dress.
Fitter (n.) One who fits or adjusts the different parts of machinery to each other.
Fitter (n.) A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper.
Fitter (n.) A little piece; a flitter; a flinder.
Fitting (n.) Anything used in fitting up
Fitting (n.) necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study; gas fittings.
Fitweed (n.) A plant (Eryngium foetidum) supposed to be a remedy for fits.
Fitz (n.) A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.
Five (n.) The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.
Five (n.) A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
Five-finger (n.) See Cinquefoil.
Five-finger (n.) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.
Five-leaf (n.) Cinquefoil; five-finger.
Fiveling (n.) A compound or twin crystal consisting of five individuals.
Fives (n.) A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives.
Fix (n.) A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
Fix (n.) fettling.
Fixation (n.) The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.
Fixation (n.) The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
Fixation (n.) The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
Fixation (n.) A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.
Fixative (n.) That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.
Fixedness (n.) The state or quality of being fixed; stability; steadfastness.
Fixedness (n.) The quality of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; solidity; cohesion of parts; as, the fixedness of gold.
Fixidity (n.) Fixedness.
Fixing (n.) The act or process of making fixed.
Fixing (n.) That which is fixed; a fixture.
Fixing (n.) Arrangements; embellishments; trimmings; accompaniments.
Fixity (n.) Fixedness; as, fixity of tenure; also, that which is fixed.
Fixity (n.) Coherence of parts.
Fixture (n.) That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take away.
Fixture (n.) State of being fixed; fixedness.
Fixture (n.) Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense of personal chattels annexed to lands and tenements, but removable by the person annexing them, or his personal representatives. In this latter sense, the same things may be fixtures under some circumstances, and not fixtures under others.
Fixure (n.) Fixed position; stable condition; firmness.
Fizgig (n.) A fishgig.
Fizgig (n.) A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a fizzing or hissing noise when it explodes.
Fizgig (n.) A gadding, flirting girl.
Fizz (n.) A hissing sound; as, the fizz of a fly.
Fizzle (n.) A failure or abortive effort.
Fjord (n.) See Fiord.
Flabbergastation (n.) The state of being flabbergasted.
Flabbiness (n.) Quality or state of being flabby.
Flabel (n.) A fan.
Flabellation (n.) The act of keeping fractured limbs cool by the use of a fan or some other contrivance.
Flabellum (n.) A fan; especially, the fan carried before the pope on state occasions, made in ostrich and peacock feathers.
Flaccidity (n.) The state of being flaccid.
Flacket (n.) A barrel-shaped bottle; a flagon.
Flag (n.) That which flags or hangs down loosely.
Flag (n.) A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
Flag (n.) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
Flag (n.) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
Flag (n.) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
Flag (n.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
Flag (n.) A flat stone used for paving.
Flag (n.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
Flagellant (n.) One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called also disciplinant.
Flagellation (n.) A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging.
Flagellator (n.) One who practices flagellation; one who whips or scourges.
Flageolet (n.) A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder.
Flagginess (n.) The condition of being flaggy; laxity; limberness.
Flagging (n.) A pavement or sidewalk of flagstones; flagstones, collectively.
Flagitation (n.) Importunity; urgent demand.
Flagman (n.) One who makes signals with a flag.
Flagon (n.) A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of leather or stoneware rather than of glass.
Flagrance (n.) Flagrancy.
Flagrancy (n.) A burning; great heat; inflammation.
Flagrancy (n.) The condition or quality of being flagrant; atrocity; heiniousness; enormity; excess.
Flagration (n.) A conflagration.
Flagship (n.) The vessel which carries the commanding officer of a fleet or squadron and flies his distinctive flag or pennant.
Flagstaff (n.) A staff on which a flag is hoisted.
Flagstone (n.) A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See Flag, a stone.
Flagworm (n.) A worm or grub found among flags and sedge.
Flail (n.) An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear by hand, consisting of a wooden staff or handle, at the end of which a stouter and shorter pole or club, called a swipe, is so hung as to swing freely.
Flail (n.) An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.
Flake (n.) A paling; a hurdle.
Flake (n.) A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.
Flake (n.) A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc.
Flake (n.) A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish.
Flake (n.) A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash.
Flake (n.) A sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes.
Flakiness (n.) The state of being flaky.
Flam (n.) A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.
Flambeau (n.) A flaming torch, esp. one made by combining together a number of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance (anciently, perhaps, wax; in modern times, pitch or the like); hence, any torch.
Flamboyer (n.) A name given in the East and West Indies to certain trees with brilliant blossoms, probably species of Caesalpinia.
Flame (n.) A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
Flame (n.) Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.
Flame (n.) Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
Flame (n.) A person beloved; a sweetheart.
Flame (n.) To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
Flame (n.) To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
Flamelet (n.) A small flame.
Flamen (n.) A priest devoted to the service of a particular god, from whom he received a distinguishing epithet. The most honored were those of Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus, called respectively Flamen Dialis, Flamen Martialis, and Flamen Quirinalis.
Flamingo (n.) Any bird of the genus Phoenicopterus. The flamingoes have webbed feet, very long legs, and a beak bent down as if broken. Their color is usually red or pink. The American flamingo is P. ruber; the European is P. antiquorum.
Flammability (n.) The quality of being flammable; inflammability.
Flammation (n.) The act of setting in a flame or blaze.
Flanch (n.) A flange.
Flanch (n.) A bearing consisting of a segment of a circle encroaching on the field from the side.
Flanconade (n.) A thrust in the side.
Flaneur (n.) One who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer.
Flang (n.) A miner's two-pointed pick.
Flange (n.) An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the flange of an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flange of a car wheel (see Car wheel.); or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc.
Flange (n.) A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe.
Flank (n.) The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef.
Flank (n.) The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side.
Flank (n.) That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet.
Flank (n.) The side of any building.
Flank (n.) That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch
Flanker (n.) One who, or that which, flanks, as a skirmisher or a body of troops sent out upon the flanks of an army toguard a
Flannel (n.) A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture.
Flap (n.) To beat with a flap; to strike.
Flap (n.) To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.
Flapdragon (n.) A game in which the players catch raisins out burning brandy, and swallow them blazing.
Flapdragon (n.) The thing thus caught and eaten.
Flapjack (n.) A fklat cake turned on the griddle while cooking; a griddlecake or pacake.
Flapjack (n.) A fried dough cake containing fruit; a turnover.
Flapper (n.) One who, or that which, flaps.
Flapper (n.) See Flipper.
Flare (n.) An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
Flare (n.) A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
Flare (n.) Leaf of lard.
Flare-up (n.) A sudden burst of anger or passion; an angry dispute.
Flash (n.) To trick up in a showy manner.
Flash (n.) To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
Flash (n.) A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning.
Flash (n.) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.
Flash (n.) The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.
Flash (n.) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictious strength to liquors.
Flash (n.) Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.
Flash (n.) A pool.
Flash (n.) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.
Flashboard (n.) A board placed temporarily upon a milldam, to raise the water in the pond above its usual level; a flushboard.
Flasher (n.) One who, or that which, flashes.
Flasher (n.) A man of more appearance of wit than reality.
Flasher (n.) A large sparoid fish of the Atlantic coast and all tropical seas (Lobotes Surinamensis).
Flasher (n.) The European red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio); -- called also flusher.
Flashiness (n.) The quality of being flashy.
Flashing (n.) The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also flushing.
Flashing (n.) Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting.
Flashing (n.) The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated.
Flashing (n.) A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of colored glass.
Flask (n.) A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.
Flask (n.) A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.
Flask (n.) A bed in a gun carriage.
Flask (n.) The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask, four part flask, etc.
Flasket (n.) A long, shallow basket, with two handles.
Flasket (n.) A small flask.
Flasket (n.) A vessel in which viands are served.
Flat (n.) A level surface, without elevation, relief, or prominences; an extended plain; specifically, in the United States, a level tract along the along the banks of a river; as, the Mohawk Flats.
Flat (n.) A level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water, or alternately covered and left bare by the tide; a shoal; a shallow; a strand.
Flat (n.) Something broad and flat in form
Flat (n.) A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.
Flat (n.) A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.
Flat (n.) A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car.
Flat (n.) A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions.
Flat (n.) The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.
Flat (n.) A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself.
Flat (n.) A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.
Flat (n.) A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull.
Flat (n.) A character [/] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.
Flat (n.) A homaloid space or extension.
Flatbill (n.) Any bird of the genus Flatyrynchus. They belong to the family of flycatchers.
Flatboat (n.) A boat with a flat bottom and square ends; -- used for the transportation of bulky freight, especially in shallow waters.
Flat-cap (n.) A kind of low-crowned cap formerly worn by all classes in England, and continued in London after disuse elsewhere; -- hence, a citizen of London.
Flatfish (n.) Any fish of the family Pleuronectidae; esp., the winter flounder (Pleuronectes Americanus). The flatfishes have the body flattened, swim on the side, and have eyes on one side, as the flounder, turbot, and halibut. See Flounder.
Flathead (n.) A Chinook Indian. See Chinook, n., 1.
Flatiron (n.) An iron with a flat, smooth surface for ironing clothes.
Flatness (n.) The quality or state of being flat.
Flatness (n.) Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the state of being plane or level.
Flatness (n.) Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection; depression.
Flatness (n.) Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity.
Flatness (n.) Depression of tone; the state of being below the true pitch; -- opposed to sharpness or acuteness.
Flatour (n.) A flatterer.
Flatter (n.) One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens.
Flatter (n.) A flat-faced fulling hammer.
Flatter (n.) A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc.
Flatterer (n.) One who flatters.
Flatting (n.) The process or operation of making flat, as a cylinder of glass by opening it out.
Flatting (n.) A mode of painting,in which the paint, being mixed with turpentine, leaves the work without gloss.
Flatting (n.) A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.
Flatting (n.) The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rolls.
Flatulence (n.) Alt. of Flatlency
Flatlency (n.) The state or quality of being flatulent.
Flatuosity (n.) Flatulence.
Flatus (n.) A breath; a puff of wind.
Flatus (n.) Wind or gas generated in the stomach or other cavities of the body.
Flatware (n.) Articles for the table, as china or silverware, that are more or less flat, as distinguished from hollow ware.
Flatworm (n.) Any worm belonging to the Plathelminthes; also, sometimes applied to the planarians.
Flaunt (n.) Anything displayed for show.
Flautist (n.) A player on the flute; a flutist.
Flauto (n.) A flute.
Flavin (n.) A yellow, vegetable dyestuff, resembling quercitron.
Flavine (n.) A yellow, crystal
Flavol (n.) A yellow, crystal
Flavor (n.) That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose.
Flavor (n.) That quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor; as, the flavor of food or drink.
Flavor (n.) That which imparts to anything a peculiar odor or taste, gratifying to the sense of smell, or the nicer perceptions of the palate; a substance which flavors.
Flavor (n.) That quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts.
Flaw (n.) A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.
Flaw (n.) A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.
Flaw (n.) A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.
Flaw (n.) A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.
Flawn (n.) A sort of flat custard or pie.
Flax (n.) A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called
Flax (n.) The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing.
Flax-plant (n.) A plant in new Zealand (Phormium tenax), allied to the lilies and aloes. The leaves are two inches wide and several feet long, and furnish a fiber which is used for making ropes, mats, and coarse cloth.
Flaxseed (n.) The seed of the flax; linseed.
Flaxweed (n.) See Toadflax.
Flayer (n.) One who strips off the skin.
Flea (n.) An insect belonging to the genus Pulex, of the order Aphaniptera. Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea (Pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea (P. canis) takes its place. See Aphaniptera, and Dog flea. See Illustration in Appendix.
Fleabane (n.) One of various plants, supposed to have efficacy in driving away fleas. They belong, for the most part, to the genera Conyza, Erigeron, and Pulicaria.
Flea-beetle (n.) A small beetle of the family Halticidae, of many species. They have strong posterior legs and leap like fleas. The turnip flea-beetle (Phyllotreta vittata) and that of the grapevine (Graptodera chalybea) are common injurious species.
Flea-bite (n.) The bite of a flea, or the red spot caused by the bite.
Flea-bite (n.) A trifling wound or pain, like that of the bite of a flea.
Fleak (n.) A flake; a thread or twist.
Fleaking (n.) A light covering of reeds, over which the main covering is laid, in thatching houses.
Flea-louse (n.) A jumping plant louse of the family Psyllidae, of many species. That of the pear tree is Psylla pyri.
Fleam (n.) A sharp instrument used for opening veins, lancing gums, etc.; a kind of lancet.
Fleawort (n.) An herb used in medicine (Plantago Psyllium), named from the shape of its seeds.
Fleche (n.) A simple fieldwork, consisting of two faces forming a salient angle pointing outward and open at the gorge.
Fleck (n.) A flake; also, a lock, as of wool.
Fleck (n.) A spot; a streak; a speckle.
Fleck (n.) To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
Flection (n.) The act of bending, or state of being bent.
Flection (n.) The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.
Flector (n.) A flexor.
Fledgeling (n.) A young bird just fledged.
Fleece (n.) The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.
Fleece (n.) Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
Fleece (n.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
Fleecer (n.) One who fleeces or strips unjustly, especially by trickery or fraund.
Fleer (n.) One who flees.
Flear (n.) A word or look of derision or mockery.
Flear (n.) A grin of civility; a leer.
Fleerer (n.) One who fleers.
Fleeten (n.) Fleeted or skimmed milk.
Fleetness (n.) Swiftness; rapidity; velocity; celerity; speed; as, the fleetness of a horse or of time.
Flemer (n.) One who, or that which, banishes or expels.
Fleming (n.) A native or inhabitant of Flanders.
Flemish (n.) The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders.
Flesh (n.) The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
Flesh (n.) Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
Flesh (n.) The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
Flesh (n.) The human eace; mankind; humanity.
Flesh (n.) Human nature
Flesh (n.) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
Flesh (n.) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
Flesh (n.) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
Flesh (n.) Kindred; stock; race.
Flesh (n.) The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
Flesher (n.) A butcher.
Flesher (n.) A two-handled, convex, blunt-edged knife, for scraping hides; a fleshing knife.
Fleshhood (n.) The state or condition of having a form of flesh; incarnation.
Fleshiness (n.) The state of being fleshy; plumpness; corpulence; grossness.
Fleshing (n.) A person devoted to fleshly things.
Fleshment (n.) The act of fleshing, or the excitement attending a successful beginning.
Fleshmonger (n.) One who deals in flesh; hence, a pimp; a procurer; a pander.
Fleshpot (n.) A pot or vessel in which flesh is cooked
Fleshpot (n.) plenty; high living.
Fleshquake (n.) A quaking or trembling of the flesh; a quiver.
Fletcher (n.) One who fletches of feathers arrows; a manufacturer of bows and arrows.
Fleur-de-lis (n.) The iris. See Flower-de-luce.
Fleur-de-lis (n.) A conventional flower suggested by the iris, and having a form which fits it for the terminal decoration of a scepter, the ornaments of a crown, etc. It is also a heraldic bearing, and is identified with the royal arms and adornments of France.
Flex (n.) Flax.
Flexibility (n.) The state or quality of being flexible; flexibleness; pliancy; pliability; as, the flexibility of strips of hemlock, hickory, whalebone or metal, or of rays of light.
Flexion (n.) The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
Flexion (n.) A bending; a part bent; a fold.
Flexion (n.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
Flexion (n.) The bending of a limb or joint; that motion of a joint which gives the distal member a continually decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; -- distinguished from extension.
Flexor (n.) A muscle which bends or flexes any part; as, the flexors of the arm or the hand; -- opposed to extensor.
Flexure (n.) The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
Flexure (n.) A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
Flexure (n.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
Flexure (n.) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or substracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.
Flibbergib (n.) A sycophant.
Flibbertigibbet (n.) An imp.
Flibustier (n.) A buccaneer; an American pirate. See Flibuster.
Flick (n.) A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.
Flicker (n.) The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.
Flicker (n.) The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); -- so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.
Flickermouse (n.) See Flittermouse.
Flier (n.) See Flyer, n., 5.
Flier (n.) See Flyer, n., 4.
Flight (n.) The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
Flight (n.) The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
Flight (n.) Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
Flight (n.) A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.
Flight (n.) A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
Flight (n.) A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
Flight (n.) The husk or glume of oats.
Flighter (n.) A horizontal vane revolving over the surface of wort in a cooler, to produce a circular current in the liquor.
Flightiness (n.) The state or quality of being flighty.
Flight-shot (n.) The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot, -- about the fifth of a mile.
Flimflam (n.) A freak; a trick; a lie.
Flimsiness (n.) The state or quality of being flimsy.
Flimsy (n.) Thin or transfer paper.
Flimsy (n.) A bank note.
Flinch (n.) The act of flinching.
Flincher (n.) One who flinches or fails.
Flindermouse (n.) A bat; a flittermouse.
Fling (n.) A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.
Fling (n.) A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
Fling (n.) A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.
Fling (n.) A trifing matter; an object of contempt.
Flingdust (n.) One who kicks up the dust; a streetwalker; a low manner.
Flinger (n.) One who flings; one who jeers.
Flint (n.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel.
Flint (n.) A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
Flint (n.) Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint.
Flintiness (n.) The state or quality of being flinty; hardness; cruelty.
Flintlock (n.) A lock for a gun or pistol, having a flint fixed in the hammer, which on striking the steel ignites the priming.
Flintlock (n.) A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the old-fashioned musket of European and other armies.
Flintware (n.) A superior kind of earthenware into whose composition flint enters largely.
Flintwood (n.) An Australian name for the very hard wood of the Eucalyptus piluralis.
Flip (n.) A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron.
Flip-flap (n.) The repeated stroke of something long and loose.
Flippancy (n.) The state or quality of being flippant.
Flippant (n.) A flippant person.
Flippantness (n.) State or quality of being flippant.
Flipper (n.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.
Flipper (n.) The hand.
Flirt (n.) A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.
Flirtation (n.) Playing at courtship; coquetry.
Flirt-gill (n.) A woman of light behavior; a gill-flirt.
Flirtigig (n.) A wanton, pert girl.
Flisk (n.) A caper; a spring; a whim.
Flitch (n.) The side of a hog salted and cured; a side of bacon.
Flitch (n.) One of several planks, smaller timbers, or iron plates, which are secured together, side by side, to make a large girder or built beam.
Flitch (n.) The outside piece of a sawed log; a slab.
Flittermouse (n.) A bat; -- called also flickermouse, flindermouse, and flintymouse.
Flittiness (n.) Unsteadiness; levity; lightness.
Flitting (n.) A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.
Flitting (n.) A removal from one habitation to another.
Flix (n.) Down; fur.
Flix (n.) The flux; dysentery.
Flo (n.) An arrow.
Float (n.) To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up.
Float (n.) To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on the surface of a fluid, or through the air.
Floatage (n.) Same as Flotage.
Floatation (n.) See Flotation.
Floater (n.) One who floats or swims.
Floater (n.) A float for indicating the height of a liquid surface.
Floating (n.) Floating threads. See Floating threads, above.
Floating (n.) The second coat of three-coat plastering.
Flobert (n.) A small cartridge designed for target shooting; -- sometimes called ball cap.
Floccillation (n.) A delirious picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; -- an alarming symptom in acute diseases.
Floccose (n.) Spotted with small tufts like wool.
Floccose (n.) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.
Flocculation (n.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.
Flocculence (n.) The state of being flocculent.
Flocculus (n.) A small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe.
Floccus (n.) The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals.
Floccus (n.) A tuft of feathers on the head of young birds.
Floccus (n.) A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi.
Flock (n.) A company or collection of living creatures; -- especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl.
Flock (n.) A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
Flock (n.) A lock of wool or hair.
Flock (n.) Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. / pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
Flockling (n.) A lamb.
Floe (n.) A low, flat mass of floating ice.
Flogger (n.) One who flogs.
Flogger (n.) A kind of mallet for beating the bung stave of a cask to start the bung.
Floodage (n.) Inundation.
Flooder (n.) One who floods anything.
Flooding (n.) The filling or covering with water or other fluid; overflow; inundation; the filling anything to excess.
Flooding (n.) An abnormal or excessive discharge of blood from the uterus.
Flook (n.) A fluke of an anchor.
Flookan (n.) Alt. of Flukan
Flukan (n.) See Flucan.
Floor (n.) The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.
Floor (n.) The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.
Floor (n.) The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
Floor (n.) A story of a building. See Story.
Floor (n.) The part of the house assigned to the members.
Floor (n.) The right to speak.
Floor (n.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
Floor (n.) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
Floor (n.) A horizontal, flat ore body.
Floorage (n.) Floor space.
Floorer (n.) Anything that floors or upsets a person, as a blow that knocks him down; a conclusive answer or retort; a task that exceeds one's abilities.
Flooring (n.) A platform; the bottom of a room; a floor; pavement. See Floor, n.
Flooring (n.) Material for the construction of a floor or floors.
Floorwalker (n.) One who walks about in a large retail store as an overseer and director.
Flop (n.) Act of flopping.
Floppy (n.) Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim.
Flopwing (n.) The lapwing.
Flora (n.) The goddess of flowers and spring.
Flora (n.) The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.
Floramour (n.) The plant love-lies-bleeding.
Floran (n.) Tin ore scarcely perceptible in the stone; tin ore stamped very fine.
Floreal (n.) The eight month of the French republican calendar. It began April 20, and ended May 19. See Vendemiare.
Floren (n.) A cerain gold coin; a Florence.
Florence (n.) An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.
Florence (n.) A kind of cloth.
Florentine (n.) A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy.
Florentine (n.) A kind of silk.
Florentine (n.) A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie.
Florescence (n.) A bursting into flower; a blossoming.
Floret (n.) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.
Floret (n.) A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing.
Floriage (n.) Bloom; blossom.
Floriculture (n.) The cultivation of flowering plants.
Floriculturist (n.) One skilled in the cultivation of flowers; a florist.
Floridity (n.) The quality of being florid; floridness.
Floridness (n.) The quality of being florid.
Florification (n.) The act, process, or time of flowering; florescence.
Floriken (n.) An Indian bustard (Otis aurita). The Bengal floriken is Sypheotides Bengalensis.
Florilege (n.) The act of gathering flowers.
Florimer (n.) See Floramour.
Florin (n.) A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents.
Florist (n.) A cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers.
Florist (n.) One who writes a flora, or an account of plants.
Floroon (n.) A border worked with flowers.
Floscularian (n.) One of a group of stalked rotifers, having ciliated tentacles around the lobed disk.
Floscule (n.) A floret.
Flos-ferri (n.) A variety of aragonite, occuring in delicate white coralloidal forms; -- common in beds of iron ore.
Flosh (n.) A hopper-shaped box or /nortar in which ore is placed for the action of the stamps.
Floss (n.) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk.
Floss (n.) Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering.
Floss (n.) A small stream of water.
Floss (n.) Fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present.
Flossification (n.) A flowering; florification.
Flota (n.) A fleet; especially, a /eet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed every year from Cadiz to Vera Cruz, in Mexico, to transport to Spain the production of Spanish America.
Flotage (n.) The state of floating.
Flotage (n.) That which floats on the sea or in rivers.
Flotation (n.) The act, process, or state of floating.
Flotation (n.) The science of floating bodies.
Flote (n.) A wave.
Flotilla (n.) A little fleet, or a fleet of small vessels.
Flotsam (n.) Alt. of Flotson
Flotson (n.) Goods lost by shipwreck, and floating on the sea; -- in distinction from jetsam or jetson.
Flounce (n.) The act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body.
Flounce (n.) An ornamental appendage to the skirt of a woman's dress, consisting of a strip gathered and sewed on by its upper edge around the skirt, and left hanging.
Flounder (n.) A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, of many species.
Flounder (n.) A tool used in crimping boot fronts.
Flounder (n.) The act of floundering.
Flour (n.) The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard.
Flourish (n.) A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor.
Flourish (n.) Decoration; ornament; beauty.
Flourish (n.) Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.
Flourish (n.) A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely decorative figure.
Flourish (n.) A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.
Flourish (n.) The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as, the flourish of a sword.
Flourisher (n.) One who flourishes.
Flout (n.) A mock; an insult.
Flouter (n.) One who flouts; a mocker.
Flow (n.) A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
Flow (n.) A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
Flow (n.) Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
Flow (n.) The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
Flow (n.) A low-lying piece of watery land; -- called also flow moss and flow bog.
Flowage (n.) An overflowing with water; also, the water which thus overflows.
Flower (n.) In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.
Flower (n.) That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla.
Flower (n.) The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.
Flower (n.) Grain pulverized; meal; flour.
Flower (n.) A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.
Flower (n.) A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
Flower (n.) Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.
Flower (n.) Menstrual discharges.
Flowerage (n.) State of flowers; flowers, collectively or in general.
Flower-de-luce (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Iris) with swordlike leaves and large three-petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the royal French emblem.
Flowerer (n.) A plant which flowers or blossoms.
Floweret (n.) A small flower; a floret.
Flower-fence (n.) A tropical leguminous bush (Poinciana, / Caesalpinia, pulcherrima) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; -- so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the West Indies.
Flower-gentle (n.) A species of amaranth (Amarantus melancholicus).
Floweriness (n.) The state of being flowery.
Flowering (n.) The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.
Flowering (n.) The act of adorning with flowers.
Flowerlessness (n.) State of being without flowers.
Flowerpot (n.) A vessel, commonly or earthenware, for earth in which plants are grown.
Flowingness (n.) Flowing tendency or quality; fluency.
Flowk (n.) See 1st Fluke.
Fluate (n.) A fluoride.
Fluavil (n.) A hydrocarbon extracted from gutta-percha, as a yellow, resinous substance; -- called also fluanil.
Flucan (n.) Soft clayey matter in the vein, or surrounding it.
Fluctuability (n.) The capacity or ability to fluctuate.
Fluctuation (n.) A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea.
Fluctuation (n.) A wavering; unsteadiness; as, fluctuations of opinion; fluctuations of prices.
Fluctuation (n.) The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.
Flue (n.) An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage
Flue (n.) A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air.
Flue (n.) A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another.
Flue (n.) A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; -- distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or simply tubes.
Flue (n.) Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair.
Fluence (n.) Fluency.
Fluency (n.) The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility.
Fluent (n.) A current of water; a stream.
Fluent (n.) A variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern calculus, the function or integral.
Fluentness (n.) The quality of being fluent.
Fluework (n.) A general name for organ stops in which the sound is caused by wind passing through a flue or fissure and striking an edge above; -- in distinction from reedwork.
Fluff (n.) Nap or down; flue; soft, downy feathers.
Flugel (n.) A grand piano or a harpsichord, both being wing-shaped.
Flugelman (n.) Same as Fugleman.
Fluid (n.) A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.
Fluinity (n.) The quality of being fluid or capable of flowing; a liquid, aeriform. or gaseous state; -- opposed to solidity.
Fluidness (n.) The state of being flluid; fluidity.
Fluidounce (n.) See Fluid ounce, under Fluid.
Fluidrachm (n.) See Fluid dram, under Fluid.
Flukan (n.) Flucan.
Fluke (n.) The European flounder. See Flounder.
Fluke (n.) A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce the disease called rot.
Fluke (n.) The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See Anchor.
Fluke (n.) One of the lobes of a whale's tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
Fluke (n.) An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.
Fluke (n.) An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke.
Flukeworm (n.) Same as 1st Fluke, 2.
Flume (n.) A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.
Flummery (n.) A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.
Flummery (n.) Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.
Flunk (n.) A failure or backing out
Flunk (n.) a total failure in a recitation.
Flunky (n.) A contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman.
Flunky (n.) One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.
Flunky (n.) One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber.
Flunkydom (n.) The place or region of flunkies.
Flunlyism (n.) The quality or characteristics of a flunky; readiness to cringe to those who are superior in wealth or position; toadyism.
Fluoborate (n.) A salt of fluoboric acid; a fluoboride.
Fluoboride (n.) See Borofluoride.
Fluocerine (n.) Alt. of Fluocerite
Fluocerite (n.) A fluoride of cerium, occuring near Fahlun in Sweden. Tynosite, from Colorado, is probably the same mineral.
Fluophosphate (n.) A double salt of fluoric and phosphoric acids.
Fluor (n.) A fluid state.
Fluor (n.) Menstrual flux; catamenia; menses.
Fluor (n.) See Fluorite.
Fluoranthene (n.) A white crystal
Fluorene (n.) A colorless, crystal
Fluorescein (n.) A yellowish red, crystal
Fluorescence (n.) That property which some transparent bodies have of producing at their surface, or within their substance, light different in color from the mass of the material, as when green crystals of fluor spar afford blue reflections. It is due not to the difference in the color of a distinct surface layer, but to the power which the substance has of modifying the light incident upon it. The light emitted by fluorescent substances is in general of lower refrangibility than the incid>
Fluorescin (n.) A colorless, amorphous substance which is produced by the reduction of fluorescein, and from which the latter may be formed by oxidation.
Fluoride (n.) A binary compound of fluorine with another element or radical.
Fluorine (n.) A non-metallic, gaseous element, strongly acid or negative, or associated with chlorine, bromine, and iodine, in the halogen group of which it is the first member. It always occurs combined, is very active chemically, and possesses such an avidity for most elements, and silicon especially, that it can neither be prepared nor kept in glass vessels. If set free it immediately attacks the containing material, so that it was not isolated until 1886. It is a pungent, corrosive, col>
Fluorite (n.) Calcium fluoride, a mineral of many different colors, white, yellow, purple, green, red, etc., often very beautiful, crystallizing commonly in cubes with perfect octahedral cleavage; also massive. It is used as a flux. Some varieties are used for ornamental vessels. Also called fluor spar, or simply fluor.
Fluoroid (n.) A tetrahexahedron; -- so called because it is a common form of fluorite.
Fluoroscope (n.) An instrument for observing or exhibiting fluorescence.
Fluosilicate (n.) A double fluoride of silicon and some other (usually basic) element or radical, regarded as a salt of fluosilicic acid; -- called also silicofluoride.
Flurry (n.) A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze; as, a flurry of wind.
Flurry (n.) A light shower or snowfall accompanied with wind.
Flurry (n.) Violent agitation; commotion; bustle; hurry.
Flurry (n.) The violent spasms of a dying whale.
Flurt (n.) A flirt.
Flush (n.) A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
Flush (n.) A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
Flush (n.) Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset.
Flush (n.) A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
Flush (n.) A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
Flush (n.) A hand of cards of the same suit.
Flushboard (n.) Same as Flashboard.
Flusher (n.) A workman employed in cleaning sewers by flushing them with water.
Flusher (n.) The red-backed shrike. See Flasher.
Flushing (n.) A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy; -- commonly in the /
Flushing (n.) A surface formed of floating threads.
Flushness (n.) The state of being flush; abundance.
Fluster (n.) Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder.
Flusteration (n.) The act of flustering, or the state of being flustered; fluster.
Flustration (n.) The act of flustrating; confusion; flurry.
Flute (n.) A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.
Flute (n.) A long French breakfast roll.
Flute (n.) A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.
Flute (n.) A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
Flutemouth (n.) A fish of the genus Aulostoma, having a much elongated tubular snout.
Fluter (n.) One who plays on the flute; a flutist or flautist.
Fluter (n.) One who makes grooves or flutings.
Fluting (n.) Decoration by means of flutes or channels; a flute, or flutes collectively; as, the fluting of a column or pilaster; the fluting of a lady's ruffle.
Flutist (n.) A performer on the flute; a flautist.
Flutist (n.) To move with quick vibrations or undulations; as, a sail flutters in the wind; a fluttering fan.
Flutist (n.) To move about briskly, irregularly, or with great bustle and show, without much result.
Flutist (n.) To be in agitation; to move irregularly; to flucttuate; to be uncertainty.
Flutter (n.) The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan.
Flutter (n.) Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder.
Flutterer (n.) One who, or that which, flutters.
Fluvialist (n.) One who exlpains geological phenomena by the action of streams.
Flux (n.) The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
Flux (n.) The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux.
Flux (n.) The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
Flux (n.) Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.
Flux (n.) A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.
Flux (n.) The matter thus discharged.
Flux (n.) The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.
Flux (n.) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
Fluxation (n.) The act of fluxing.
Fluxibility (n.) The quality of being fluxible.
Fluxility (n.) State of being fluxible.
Fluxion (n.) The act of flowing.
Fluxion (n.) The matter that flows.
Fluxion (n.) Fusion; the running of metals into a fluid state.
Fluxion (n.) An unnatural or excessive flow of blood or fluid toward any organ; a determination.
Fluxion (n.) A constantly varying indication.
Fluxion (n.) The infinitely small increase or decrease of a variable or flowing quantity in a certain infinitely small and constant period of time; the rate of variation of a fluent; an incerement; a differential.
Fluxion (n.) A method of analysis developed by Newton, and based on the conception of all magnitudes as generated by motion, and involving in their changes the notion of velocity or rate of change. Its results are the same as those of the differential and integral calculus, from which it differs little except in notation and logical method.
Fluxionist (n.) One skilled in fluxions.
Fluxure (n.) The quality of being fluid.
Fluxure (n.) Fluid matter.
Flybane (n.) A kind of catchfly of the genus Silene; also, a poisonous mushroom (Agaricus muscarius); fly agaric.
Flyblow (n.) One of the eggs or young larvae deposited by a flesh fly, or blowfly.
Flyboat (n.) A large Dutch coasting vessel.
Flyboat (n.) A kind of passenger boat formerly used on canals.
Fly-case (n.) The covering of an insect, esp. the elytra of beetles.
Flycatcher (n.) One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing.
Flyer (n.) One that uses wings.
Flyer (n.) The fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6.
Flyer (n.) Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.
Flyer (n.) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.
Flyer (n.) The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11.
Flyer (n.) The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
Flyer (n.) A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the
Flyfish (n.) A California scorpaenoid fish (Sebastichthys rhodochloris), having brilliant colors.
Flyman (n.) The driver of a fly, or light public carriage.
Flysch (n.) A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.
Flyspeck (n.) A speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly; hence, any insignificant dot.
Flytrap (n.) A trap for catching flies.
Flytrap (n.) A plant (Dionaea muscipula), called also Venus's flytrap, the leaves of which are fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when certain hairs on their upper surface are touched, thus seizing insects that light on them. The insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion from the upper surface of the leaves.
Fo (n.) The Chinese name of Buddha.
Foal (n.) The young of any animal of the Horse family (Equidae); a colt; a filly.
Foalfoot (n.) See Coltsfoot.
Foam (n.) The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth; spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea.
Foam (n.) To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam.
Foam (n.) To form foam, or become filled with foam; -- said of a steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy, as because of chemical action.
Fob (n.) A little pocket for a watch.
Focalization (n.) The act of focalizing or bringing to a focus, or the state of being focalized.
Focillation (n.) Comfort; support.
Focimeter (n.) An assisting instrument for focusing an object in or before a camera.
Focus (n.) A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
Focus (n.) A point so related to a conic section and certain straight
Focus (n.) A central point; a point of concentration.
Fodder (n.) A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19/ to 24 cwt.; a fother.
Fodder (n.) That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
Fodderer (n.) One who fodders cattle.
Fodient (n.) One of the Fodientia.
Foe (n.) One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy.
Foe (n.) An enemy in war; a hostile army.
Foe (n.) One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary; an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.
Foehood (n.) Enmity.
Foeman (n.) An enemy in war.
Foetation (n.) Same as Fetation.
Foeticide (n.) Same as Feticide.
Foetor (n.) Same as Fetor.
Foetus (n.) Same as Fetus.
Fog (n.) A second growth of grass; aftergrass.
Fog (n.) Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; -- called also foggage.
Fog (n.) Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It differs from cloud only in being near the ground, and from mist in not approaching so nearly to fine rain. See Cloud.
Fog (n.) A state of mental confusion.
Foge (n.) The Cornish name for a forge used for smelting tin.
Fo'gey (n.) See Fogy.
Fog'gage (n.) See 1st Fog.
Fog'ger (n.) One who fogs; a pettifogger.
Fogginess (n.) The state of being foggy.
Fogie (n.) See Fogy.
Fogy (n.) A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old.
Fogyism (n.) The principles and conduct of a fogy.
Fohist (n.) A Buddhist priest. See Fo.
Foible (n.) A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.
Foible (n.) The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte.
Foil (n.) Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.
Foil (n.) A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point.
Foil (n.) The track or trail of an animal.
Foil (n.) A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil.
Foil (n.) A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass; -- employed by jewelers to give color or brilliancy to pastes and inferior stones.
Foil (n.) Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage.
Foil (n.) A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection.
Foil (n.) The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed.
Foiler (n.) One who foils or frustrates.
Foiling (n.) A foil.
Foiling (n.) The track of game (as deer) in the grass.
Foin (n.) The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten.
Foin (n.) A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
Foin (n.) A pass in fencing; a lunge.
Foinery (n.) Thrusting with the foil; fencing with the point, as distinguished from broadsword play.
Foison (n.) Rich harvest; plenty; abundance.
Foist (n.) A light and fast-sailing ship.
Foist (n.) A foister; a sharper.
Foist (n.) A trick or fraud; a swindle.
Foister (n.) One who foists something surreptitiously; a falsifier.
Foistiness (n.) Fustiness; mustiness.
Fold (n.) An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
Fold (n.) A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
Fold (n.) A boundary; a limit.
Foldage (n.) See Faldage.
Folder (n.) One who, or that which, folds; esp., a flat, knifelike instrument used for folding paper.
Folderol (n.) Nonsense.
Folding (n.) The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication.
Folding (n.) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc.
Foliage (n.) Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage.
Foliage (n.) A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; especially, the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, in architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc.
Foliation (n.) The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
Foliation (n.) The manner in which the young leaves are dispo/ed within the bud.
Foliation (n.) The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
Foliation (n.) The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
Foliation (n.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See Tracery.
Foliation (n.) The property, possessed by some crystal
Foliature (n.) Foliage; leafage.
Foliature (n.) The state of being beaten into foil.
Folier (n.) Goldsmith's foil.
Folio (n.) A leaf of a book or manuscript.
Folio (n.) A sheet of paper once folded.
Folio (n.) A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper.
Folio (n.) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
Folio (n.) A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
Folio (n.) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
Foliole (n.) One of the distinct parts of a compound leaf; a leaflet.
Foliosity (n.) The ponderousness or bulk of a folio; voluminousness.
Folium (n.) A leaf, esp. a thin leaf or plate.
Folium (n.) A curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches, which have a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop; whence the name. Its equation is x3 + y3 = axy.
Folkland (n.) Land held in villenage, being distributed among the folk, or people, at the pleasure of the lord of the manor, and resumed at his discretion. Not being held by any assurance in writing, it was opposed to bookland or charter land, which was held by deed.
Folkmote (n.) An assembly of the people
Folkmote (n.) a general assembly of the people to consider and order matters of the commonwealth; also, a local court.
Folkmoter (n.) One who takes part in a folkmote, or local court.
Follicle (n.) A simple podlike pericarp which contains several seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in the peony, larkspur and milkweed.
Follicle (n.) A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair follicle.
Follicle (n.) A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt.
Follicle (n.) A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic follicle.
Follower (n.) One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
Follower (n.) A sweetheart; a beau.
Follower (n.) The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.
Follower (n.) A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.
Follower (n.) The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.
Follower (n.) Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.
Following (n.) One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.
Following (n.) Vocation; business; profession.
Folly (n.) The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
Folly (n.) A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
Folly (n.) Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
Folly (n.) The result of a foolish action or enterprise.
Fomalhaut (n.) A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Piscis Australis, or Southern Fish.
Fomentation (n.) The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
Fomentation (n.) The lotion applied to a diseased part.
Fomentation (n.) Excitation; instigation; encouragement.
Fomenter (n.) One who foments; one who encourages or instigates; as, a fomenter of sedition.
Fomes (n.) Any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs; as, woolen clothes are said to be active fomites.
Fondler (n.) One who fondles.
Fondling (n.) The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness.
Fondling (n.) A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection.
Fondling (n.) A fool; a simpleton; a ninny.
Fondness (n.) The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.
Fondness (n.) Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles.
Fondon (n.) A large copper vessel used for hot amalgamation.
Fondus (n.) A style of printing calico, paper hangings, etc., in which the colors are in bands and graduated into each other.
Fone (n.) pl. of Foe.
Fonne (n.) A fon.
Font (n.) A complete assortment of printing type of one size, including a due proportion of all the letters in the alphabet, large and small, points, accents, and whatever else is necessary for printing with that variety of types; a fount.
Font (n.) A fountain; a spring; a source.
Font (n.) A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for baptizing.
Fontanel (n.) An issue or artificial ulcer for the discharge of humors from the body.
Fontanel (n.) One of the membranous intervals between the incompleted angles of the parietal and neighboring bones of a fetal or young skull; -- so called because it exhibits a rhythmical pulsation.
Fontanelle (n.) Same as Fontanel, 2.
Fontange (n.) A kind of tall headdress formerly worn.
Food (n.) What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.
Food (n.) Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.
Fool (n.) A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; -- commonly called gooseberry fool.
Fool (n.) One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.
Fool (n.) A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
Fool (n.) One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.
Fool (n.) One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
Foolery (n.) The practice of folly; the behavior of a fool; absurdity.
Foolery (n.) An act of folly or weakness; a foolish practice; something absurd or nonsensical.
Foolfish (n.) The orange filefish. See Filefish.
Foolfish (n.) The winter flounder. See Flounder.
Foolhardihood (n.) The state of being foolhardy; foolhardiness.
Foolhardiness (n.) Courage without sense or judgment; foolish rashness; recklessness.
Foolhardise (n.) Foolhardiness.
Foolishness (n.) The quality of being foolish.
Foolishness (n.) A foolish practice; an absurdity.
Fool-largesse (n.) Foolish expenditure; waste.
Foolscap (n.) A writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper.
Foot (n.) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes.
Foot (n.) The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum.
Foot (n.) That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
Foot (n.) The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed.
Foot (n.) Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular.
Foot (n.) Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular.
Foot (n.) A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.
Foot (n.) Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.
Foot (n.) A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent.
Foot (n.) The lower edge of a sail.
Football (n.) An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.
Football (n.) The game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals.
Footband (n.) A band of foot soldiers.
Footbath (n.) A bath for the feet; also, a vessel used in bathing the feet.
Footboard (n.) A board or narrow platfrom upon which one may stand or brace his feet
Footboard (n.) The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive.
Footboard (n.) The foot-rest of a coachman's box.
Footboard (n.) A board forming the foot of a bedstead.
Footboard (n.) A treadle.
Footboy (n.) A page; an attendant in livery; a lackey.
Footbreadth (n.) The breadth of a foot; -- used as a measure.
Footbridge (n.) A narrow bridge for foot passengers only.
Footcloth (n.) Formerly, a housing or caparison for a horse.
Footfall (n.) A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep.
Footfight (n.) A conflict by persons on foot; -- distinguished from a fight on horseback.
Footglove (n.) A kind of stocking.
Foothalt (n.) A disease affecting the feet of sheep.
Foothill (n.) A low hill at the foot of higher hills or mountains.
Foothold (n.) A holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may tread or rest securely; footing.
Foothook (n.) See Futtock.
Footing (n.) Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
Footing (n.) Standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
Footing (n.) Relative condition; state.
Footing (n.) Tread; step; especially, measured tread.
Footing (n.) The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
Footing (n.) The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
Footing (n.) A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
Footing (n.) The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
Footing (n.) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot.
Footlicker (n.) A sycophant; a fawner; a toady. Cf. Bootlick.
Footlight (n.) One of a row of lights in the front of the stage in a theater, etc., and on a level therewith.
Footman (n.) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
Footman (n.) A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
Footman (n.) Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.
Footman (n.) A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
Footman (n.) A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.
Footmanship (n.) Art or skill of a footman.
Footmark (n.) A footprint; a track or vestige.
Footnote (n.) A note of reference or comment at the foot of a page.
Footpace (n.) A walking pace or step.
Footpace (n.) A dais, or elevated platform; the highest step of the altar; a landing in a staircase.
Footpad (n.) A highwayman or robber on foot.
Footpath (n.) A narrow path or way for pedestrains only; a footway.
Footplate (n.) See Footboard (a).
Footprint (n.) The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."
Footrope (n.) The rope rigged below a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling; -- formerly called a horse.
Footrope (n.) That part of the boltrope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed.
Footstalk (n.) The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.
Footstalk (n.) The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.
Footstalk (n.) The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.
Footstalk (n.) The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.
Footstall (n.) The stirrup of a woman's saddle.
Footstall (n.) The plinth or base of a pillar.
Footstep (n.) The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom.
Footstep (n.) An inc
Footstone (n.) The stone at the foot of a grave; -- opposed to headstone.
Footstool (n.) A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.
Footway (n.) A passage for pedestrians only.
Fop (n.) One whose ambition it is to gain admiration by showy dress; a coxcomb; an inferior dandy.
Fop-doodle (n.) A stupid or insignificant fellow; a fool; a simpleton.
Fopling (n.) A petty fop.
Foppery (n.) The behavior, dress, or other indication of a fop; coxcombry; affectation of show; showy folly.
Foppery (n.) Folly; foolery.
For (n.) One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.
Forage (n.) The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.
Forage (n.) Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats.
Forager (n.) One who forages.
Foralite (n.) A tubelike marking, occuring in sandstone and other strata.
Foramen (n.) A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra.
Foraminifer (n.) One of the foraminifera.
Foray (n.) A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid.
Forayer (n.) One who makes or joins in a foray.
Forbear (n.) An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
Forbearance (n.) The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.
Forbearance (n.) The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.
Forbearer (n.) One who forbears.
Forbiddance (n.) The act of forbidding; prohibition; command or edict against a thing.
Forbidder (n.) One who forbids.
Force (n.) A waterfall; a cascade.
Force (n.) Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinency; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.
Force (n.) Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
Force (n.) Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.
Force (n.) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
Force (n.) Validity; efficacy.
Force (n.) Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.
Force (n.) To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.
Force (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
Force (n.) To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one;s will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.
Force (n.) To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
Force (n.) To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
Force (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
Force (n.) To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
Force (n.) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
Force (n.) To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
Force (n.) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
Forcemeat (n.) Meat chopped fine and highly seasoned, either served up alone, or used as a stuffing.
Forcement (n.) The act of forcing; compulsion.
Forceps (n.) A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc.
Forceps (n.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig.
Forcer (n.) One who, or that which, forces or drives.
Forcer (n.) The solid piston of a force pump; the instrument by which water is forced in a pump.
Forcer (n.) A small hand pump for sinking pits, draining cellars, etc.
Forcibleness (n.) The quality of being forcible.
Forcing (n.) The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.
Forcing (n.) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat.
Forcipation (n.) Torture by pinching with forceps or pinchers.
Fore (n.) The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
Foreappointment (n.) Previous appointment; preordinantion.
Forearm (n.) That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.
Forebeam (n.) The breast beam of a loom.
Forebear (n.) An ancestor. See Forbear.
Forebode (n.) Prognostication; presage.
Forebodement (n.) The act of foreboding; the thing foreboded.
Foreboder (n.) One who forebodes.
Foreboding (n.) Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.
Forebrace (n.) A rope applied to the fore yardarm, to change the position of the foresail.
Forebrain (n.) The anterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the prosencephalon and thalamencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the prosencephalon only. See Brain.
Forecast (n.) Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.
Forecast (n.) Foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation.
Forecaster (n.) One who forecast.
Forecastle (n.) A short upper deck forward, formerly raised like a castle, to command an enemy's decks.
Forecastle (n.) That part of the upper deck of a vessel forward of the foremast, or of the after part of the fore channels.
Forecastle (n.) In merchant vessels, the forward part of the vessel, under the deck, where the sailors live.
Foreclosure (n.) The act or process of foreclosing; a proceeding which bars or extinguishes a mortgager's right of redeeming a mortgaged estate.
Foredeck (n.) The fore part of a deck, or of a ship.
Foredoom (n.) Doom or sentence decreed in advance.
Forefather (n.) One who precedes another in the
Forefence (n.) Defense in front.
Forefinger (n.) The finger next to the thumb; the index.
Forefoot (n.) One of the anterior feet of a quardruped or multiped; -- usually written fore foot.
Forefoot (n.) A piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.
Foreefront (n.) Foremost part or place.
Foregame (n.) A first game; first plan.
Foreganger (n.) A short rope grafted on a harpoon, to which a longer lin/ may be attached.
Foregift (n.) A premium paid by / lessee when taking his lease.
Foregleam (n.) An antecedent or premonitory gleam; a dawning light.
Foregoer (n.) One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor' a progenitor.
Foregoer (n.) A purveyor of the king; -- so called, formerly, from going before to provide for his household.
Foregoer (n.) One who forbears to enjoy.
Foreground (n.) On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6.
Foregut (n.) The anterior part of the alimentary canal, from the mouth to the intestine, o/ to the entrance of the bile duct.
Forehand (n.) All that part of a horse which is before the rider.
Forehand (n.) The chief or most important part.
Forehand (n.) Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
Forehead (n.) The front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow.
Forehead (n.) The aspect or countenance; assurance.
Forehead (n.) The front or fore part of anything.
Forehearth (n.) The forward extension of the hearth of a blast furnace under the tymp.
Forehold (n.) The forward part of the hold of a ship.
Foreholding (n.) Ominous foreboding; superstitious prognostication.
Forehook (n.) A piece of timber placed across the stem, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook.
Foreigner (n.) A person belonging to or owning allegiance to a foreign country; one not native in the country or jurisdiction under consideration, or not naturalized there; an alien; a stranger.
Foreignism (n.) Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.
Foreignness (n.) The quality of being foreign; remoteness; want of relation or appropriateness.
Forejudger (n.) A judgment by which one is deprived or put of a right or thing in question.
Forejudgment (n.) Prejudgment.
Foreknower (n.) One who foreknows.
Foreknowledge (n.) Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience.
Forel (n.) A kind of parchment for book covers. See Forrill.
Foreland (n.) A promontory or cape; a headland; as, the North and South Foreland in Kent, England.
Foreland (n.) A piece of ground between the wall of a place and the moat.
Foreland (n.) That portion of the natural shore on the outside of the embankment which receives the stock of waves and deadens their force.
Foreleader (n.) One who leads others by his example; aguide.
Forelock (n.) The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head.
Forelock (n.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun.
Foreman (n.) The first or chief man
Foreman (n.) The chief man of a jury, who acts as their speaker.
Foreman (n.) The chief of a set of hands employed in a shop, or on works of any kind, who superintends the rest; an overseer.
Foremast (n.) The mast nearest the bow.
Foremilk (n.) The milk secreted just before, or directly after, the birth of a child or of the young of an animal; colostrum.
Foremother (n.) A female ancestor.
Forename (n.) A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name.
Fore-night (n.) The evening between twilight and bedtime.
Forenoon (n.) The early part of the day, from morning to meridian, or noon.
Forenotice (n.) Notice or information of an event before it happens; forewarning.
Forensic (n.) An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis.
Foreordination (n.) Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination.
Fore part (n.) Alt. of Forepart
Forepart (n.) The part most advanced, or first in time or in place; the beginning.
Forerank (n.) The first rank; the front.
Forerunner (n.) A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
Forerunner (n.) A predecessor; an ancestor.
Forerunner (n.) A piece of rag terminating the log
Foresail (n.) The sail bent to the foreyard of a square-rigged vessel, being the lowest sail on the foremast.
Foresail (n.) The gaff sail set on the foremast of a schooner.
Foresail (n.) The fore staysail of a sloop, being the triangular sail next forward of the mast.
Foreseer (n.) One who foresees or foreknows.
Foreship (n.) The fore part of a ship.
Foreshortening (n.) Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.
Foreshot (n.) In distillation of low wines, the first portion of spirit that comes over, being a fluid abounding in fusel oil.
Foreshower (n.) One who predicts.
Foreside (n.) The front side; the front; esp., a stretch of country fronting the sea.
Foreside (n.) The outside or external covering.
Foresight (n.) The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
Foresight (n.) Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
Foresight (n.) Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.
Foresight (n.) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.
Foreskin (n.) The fold of skin which covers the glans of the penis; the prepuce.
Foreskirt (n.) The front skirt of a garment, in distinction from the train.
Foresleeve (n.) The sleeve below the elbow.
Forespeaking (n.) A prediction; also, a preface.
Forespeech (n.) A preface.
Forespurrer (n.) One who rides before; a harbinger.
Forest (n.) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.
Forest (n.) A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.
Forestaff (n.) An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies, now superseded by the sextant; -- called also cross-staff.
Forestage (n.) A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.
Forestage (n.) A service paid by foresters to the king.
Forestaller (n.) One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market.
Forestay (n.) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.
Forester (n.) One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
Forester (n.) An inhabitant of a forest.
Forester (n.) A forest tree.
Forester (n.) A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.
Forestick (n.) Front stick of a hearth fire.
Forestry (n.) The art of forming or of cultivating forests; the management of growing timber.
Foretaste (n.) A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation.
Foretaster (n.) One who tastes beforehand, or before another.
Foreteller (n.) One who predicts.
Forethought (n.) A thinking or planning beforehand; prescience; premeditation; forecast; provident care.
Foretime (n.) The past; the time before the present.
Foretoken (n.) Prognostic; previous omen.
Foretop (n.) The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse.
Foretop (n.) That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig.
Foretop (n.) The platform at the head of the foremast.
Fore-topmast (n.) The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the head of which stands the fore-topgallant mast. See Ship.
Fore-topsail (n.) See Sail.
Foreward (n.) The van; the front.
Forewit (n.) A leader, or would-be leader, in matters of knowledge or taste.
Forewit (n.) Foresight; prudence.
Forewoman (n.) A woman who is chief; a woman who has charge of the work or workers in a shop or other place; a head woman.
Foreword (n.) A preface.
Foreyard (n.) The lowermost yard on the foremast.
Forfalture (n.) Forfeiture.
Forfeit (n.) Injury; wrong; mischief.
Forfeit (n.) A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.
Forfeit (n.) Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.
Forfeit (n.) Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
Forfeit (n.) To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited.
Forfeiter (n.) One who incurs a penalty of forfeiture.
Forfeiture (n.) The act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act.
Forfeiture (n.) That which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct.
Forfex (n.) A pair of shears.
Forficula (n.) A genus of insects including the earwigs. See Earwig, 1.
Forge (n.) A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.
Forge (n.) The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
Forge (n.) The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies.
Forge (n.) To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
Forge (n.) To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
Forge (n.) To coin.
Forge (n.) To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
Forgeman (n.) A skilled smith, who has a hammerer to assist him.
Forgery (n.) The act of forging metal into shape.
Forgery (n.) The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp., the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another; the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud; as, the forgery of a bond.
Forgery (n.) That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised, or counterfeited.
Forgetfulness (n.) The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.
Forgetfulness (n.) Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.
Forgetfulness (n.) Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty.
Forget-me-not (n.) A small herb, of the genus Myosotis (M. palustris, incespitosa, etc.), bearing a beautiful blue flower, and extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.
Forgetter (n.) One who forgets; a heedless person.
Forging (n.) The act of shaping metal by hammering or pressing.
Forging (n.) The act of counterfeiting.
Forging (n.) A piece of forged work in metal; -- a general name for a piece of hammered iron or steel.
Forgiveness (n.) The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries.
Forgiveness (n.) Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.
Forgiver (n.) One who forgives.
Forisfamiliation (n.) The act of forisfamiliating.
Fork (n.) An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; -- used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.
Fork (n.) Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.
Fork (n.) One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
Fork (n.) The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.
Fork (n.) The gibbet.
Forkbeard (n.) A European fish (Raniceps raninus), having a large flat head; -- also called tadpole fish, and lesser forked beard.
Forkbeard (n.) The European forked hake or hake's-dame (Phycis blennoides); -- also called great forked beard.
Forkiness (n.) The quality or state or dividing in a forklike manner.
Forktail (n.) One of several Asiatic and East Indian passerine birds, belonging to Enucurus, and allied genera. The tail is deeply forking.
Forktail (n.) A salmon in its fourth year's growth.
Forlorn (n.) A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.
Forlorn (n.) A forlorn hope; a vanguard.
Forlornness (n.) State of being forlorn.
form (n.) A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.
Form (n.) The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.
Form (n.) Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.
Form (n.) Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.
Form (n.) Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.
Form (n.) Orderly arrangement; shape
Form (n.) A shape; an image; a phantom.
Form (n.) That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.
Form (n.) A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.
Form (n.) The seat or bed of a hare.
Form (n.) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
Form (n.) The boundary
Form (n.) The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.
Form (n.) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
Form (n.) That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.
Form (n.) Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.
Form (n.) The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.
Form (n.) To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.
Form (n.) To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discip
Form (n.) To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.
Form (n.) To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.
Form (n.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.
Formal (n.) See Methylal.
Formaldehyde (n.) A colorless, volatile liquid, H2CO, resembling acetic or ethyl aldehyde, and chemically intermediate between methyl alcohol and formic acid.
Formalism (n.) The practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to, or dependence on, external forms, esp. in matters of religion.
Formalist (n.) One overattentive to forms, or too much confined to them; esp., one who rests in external religious forms, or observes strictly the outward forms of worship, without possessing the life and spirit of religion.
Formality (n.) The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc.
Formality (n.) Form without substance.
Formality (n.) Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality.
Formality (n.) An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode.
Formality (n.) The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal.
Formality (n.) That which is formal; the formal part.
Formality (n.) The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence.
Formality (n.) The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities.
Formate (n.) A salt of formic acid.
Formation (n.) The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.
Formation (n.) The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.
Formation (n.) A substance formed or deposited.
Formation (n.) Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.
Formation (n.) A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation.
Formation (n.) The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.
Formative (n.) That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.
Formative (n.) A word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root.
Formedon (n.) A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.
Formell (n.) The female of a hawk or falcon.
Former (n.) One who forms; a maker; a creator.
Former (n.) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
Former (n.) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
Former (n.) A cutting die.
Formeret (n.) One of the half ribs against the walls in a ceiling vaulted with ribs.
Formica (n.) A Linnaean genus of hymenopterous insects, including the common ants. See Ant.
Formicary (n.) The nest or dwelling of a swarm of ants; an ant-hill.
Formication (n.) A sensation resembling that made by the creeping of ants on the skin.
Formicid (n.) One of the family Formicidae, or ants.
Formidability (n.) Formidableness.
Formidableness (n.) The quality of being formidable, or adapted to excite dread.
Forming (n.) The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as, in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped timbers.
Formula (n.) A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.
Formula (n.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.
Formula (n.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.
Formula (n.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.
Formula (n.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.
Formularization (n.) The act of formularizing; a formularized or formulated statement or exhibition.
Formulary (n.) A book containing stated and prescribed forms, as of oaths, declarations, prayers, medical formulaae, etc.; a book of precedents.
Formulary (n.) Prescribed form or model; formula.
Formulation (n.) The act, process, or result of formulating or reducing to a formula.
Formule (n.) A set or prescribed model; a formula.
Formulization (n.) The act or process of reducing to a formula; the state of being formulized.
Formyl (n.) A univalent radical, H.C:O, regarded as the essential residue of formic acid and aldehyde.
Formyl (n.) Formerly, the radical methyl, CH3.
Fornication (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to adultery.
Fornication (n.) Adultery.
Fornication (n.) Incest.
Fornication (n.) Idolatry.
Fornicator (n.) An unmarried person, male or female, who has criminal intercourse with the other sex; one guilty of fornication.
Fornicatress (n.) A woman guilty of fornication.
Fornix (n.) An arch or fold; as, the fornix, or vault, of the cranium; the fornix, or reflection, of the conjuctiva.
Fornix (n.) Esp., two longitudinal bands of white nervous tissue beneath the lateral ventricles of the brain.
Forray (n.) The act of ravaging; a ravaging; a predatory excursion. See Foray.
Forrill (n.) Lambskin parchment; vellum; forel.
Forsaker (n.) One who forsakes or deserts.
Forsooth (n.) A person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person.
Forster (n.) A forester.
Forswearer (n.) One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.
Forswornness (n.) State of being forsworn.
Fort (n.) A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification.
Fortalice (n.) A small outwork of a fortification; a fortilage; -- called also fortelace.
Forte (n.) The strong point; that in which one excels.
Forte (n.) The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
Forth (n.) A way; a passage or ford.
Forthgoing (n.) A going forth; an utterance.
Forthright (n.) A straight path.
Forthrightness (n.) Straightforwardness; explicitness; directness.
Fortieth (n.) One of forty equal parts into which one whole is divided; the quotient of a unit divided by forty; one next in order after the thirty-ninth.
Fortification (n.) The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy.
Fortification (n.) That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle.
Fortifier (n.) One who, or that which, fortifies, strengthens, supports, or upholds.
Fortilage (n.) A little fort; a blockhouse.
Fortin (n.) A little fort; a fortlet.
Fortition (n.) Casual choice; fortuitous selection; hazard.
Fortitude (n.) Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
Fortitude (n.) That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.
Fortlet (n.) A little fort.
Fortnight (n.) The space of fourteen days; two weeks.
Fortress (n.) A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security.
Fortuity (n.) Accident; chance; casualty.
Fortunate (n.) Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment.
Fortunate (n.) Receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky.
Fortunateness (n.) The condition or quality of being fortunate; good luck; success; happiness.
Fortune (n.) The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck; hap; also, the personified or deified power regarded as determining human success, apportioning happiness and unhappiness, and distributing arbitrarily or fortuitously the lots of life.
Fortune (n.) That which befalls or is to befall one; lot in life, or event in any particular undertaking; fate; destiny; as, to tell one's fortune.
Fortune (n.) That which comes as the result of an undertaking or of a course of action; good or ill success; especially, favorable issue; happy event; success; prosperity as reached partly by chance and partly by effort.
Fortune (n.) Wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune.
Fortune (n.) To make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to.
Fortune (n.) To provide with a fortune.
Fortune (n.) To presage; to tell the fortune of.
Forty (n.) The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.
Forty (n.) A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.
Forty-spot (n.) The Tasmanian forty-spotted diamond bird (Pardalotus quadragintus).
Forum (n.) A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.
Forum (n.) A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes.
Forward (n.) An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
Forwarder (n.) One who forwards or promotes; a promoter.
Forwarder (n.) One who sends forward anything; (Com.) one who transmits goods; a forwarding merchant.
Forwarder (n.) One employed in forwarding.
Forwarding (n.) The act of one who forwards; the act or occupation of transmitting merchandise or other property for others.
Forwarding (n.) The process of putting a book into its cover, and making it ready for the finisher.
Forwardness (n.) The quality of being forward; cheerful readiness; promtness; as, the forwardness of Christians in propagating the gospel.
Forwardness (n.) An advanced stage of progress or of preparation; advancement; as, his measures were in great forwardness.
Forwardness (n.) Eagerness; ardor; as, it is difficult to restrain the forwardness of youth.
Forwardness (n.) Boldness; confidence; assurance; want of due reserve or modesty.
Forwardness (n.) A state of advance beyond the usual degree; prematureness; precocity; as, the forwardnessof spring or of corn; the forwardness of a pupil.
Fossa (n.) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the nasal fossae containing the nostrils in most birds.
Fossane (n.) A species of civet (Viverra fossa) resembling the genet.
Fosse (n.) A ditch or moat.
Fosse (n.) See Fossa.
Fosset (n.) A faucet.
Fossette (n.) A little hollow; hence, a dimple.
Fossette (n.) A small, deep-centered ulcer of the transparent cornea.
Fosseway (n.) One of the great military roads constructed by the Romans in England and other parts of Europe; -- so called from the fosse or ditch on each side for keeping it dry.
Fossil (n.) A substance dug from the earth.
Fossil (n.) The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living.
Fossil (n.) A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present.
Fossilification (n.) The process of becoming fossil.
Fossilism (n.) The science or state of fossils.
Fossilism (n.) The state of being extremely antiquated in views and opinions.
Fossilist (n.) One who is versed in the science of fossils; a paleontologist.
Fossilization (n.) The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil.
Foster (n.) A forester.
Fosterage (n.) The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing.
Foster (n.) One who, or that which, fosters.
Fosterling (n.) A foster child.
Fosterment (n.) Food; nourishment.
Fostress (n.) A woman who feeds and cherishes; a nurse.
Fother (n.) A wagonload; a load of any sort.
Fother (n.) See Fodder, a unit of weight.
Fotmal (n.) Seventy pounds of lead.
Fougade (n.) Alt. of Fougasse
Fougasse (n.) A small mine, in the form of a well sunk from the surface of the ground, charged with explosive and projectiles. It is made in a position likely to be occupied by the enemy.
Foul (n.) A bird.
Foul (n.) An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race.
Foul (n.) See Foul ball, under Foul, a.
Foulard (n.) A thin, washable material of silk, or silk and cotton, originally imported from India, but now also made elsewhere.
Foulness (n.) The quality or condition of being foul.
Found (n.) A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.
Foundation (n.) The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
Foundation (n.) That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
Foundation (n.) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
Foundation (n.) A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
Foundation (n.) That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
Foundationer (n.) One who derives support from the funds or foundation of a college or school.
Founder (n.) One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.
Founder (n.) One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.
Founder (n.) A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.
Founder (n.) An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.
Foundershaft (n.) The first shaft sunk.
Foundery (n.) Same as Foundry.
Founding (n.) The art of smelting and casting metals.
Foundress (n.) A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with a fund.
Foundry (n.) The act, process, or art of casting metals.
Foundry (n.) The buildings and works for casting metals.
Fount (n.) A font.
Fount (n.) A fountain.
Fountain (n.) A spring of water issuing from the earth.
Fountain (n.) An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.
Fountain (n.) A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
Fountain (n.) The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
Four (n.) The sum of four units; four units or objects.
Four (n.) A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.
Four (n.) Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four.
Fourb (n.) Alt. of Fourbe
Fourbe (n.) A trickly fellow; a cheat.
Fourchette (n.) A table fork.
Fourchette (n.) A small fold of membrane, connecting the labia in the posterior part of the vulva.
Fourchette (n.) The wishbone or furculum of birds.
Fourchette (n.) The frog of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.
Fourchette (n.) An instrument used to raise and support the tongue during the cutting of the fraenum.
Fourchette (n.) The forked piece between two adjacent fingers, to which the front and back portions are sewed.
Fourdrinier (n.) A machine used in making paper; -- so named from an early inventor of improvements in this class of machinery.
Fourfold (n.) Four times as many or as much.
Fourgon (n.) An ammunition wagon.
Fourgon (n.) A French baggage wagon.
Fourierism (n.) The cooperative socialistic system of Charles Fourier, a Frenchman, who recommended the reorganization of society into small communities, living in common.
Fourierist (n.) Alt. of Fourierite
Fourierite (n.) One who adopts the views of Fourier.
Four-in-hand (n.) A team of four horses driven by one person; also, a vehicle drawn by such a team.
Fourling (n.) One of four children born at the same time.
Fourling (n.) A compound or twin crystal consisting of four individuals.
Fourneau (n.) The chamber of a mine in which the powder is placed.
Four-o'clock (n.) A plant of the genus Mirabilis. There are about half a dozen species, natives of the warmer parts of America. The common four-o'clock is M. Jalapa. Its flowers are white, yellow, and red, and open toward sunset, or earlier in cloudy weather; hence the name. It is also called marvel of Peru, and afternoon lady.
Four-o'clock (n.) The friar bird; -- so called from its cry, which resembles these words.
Fourpence (n.) A British silver coin, worth four pence; a groat.
Fourpence (n.) A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver coin worth six and a quarter cents.
Four-poster (n.) A large bedstead with tall posts at the corners to support curtains.
Fourrier (n.) A harbinger.
Fourscore (n.) Four times twenty; eighty.
Fourscore (n.) The product of four times twenty; eighty units or objects.
Fourteen (n.) The sum of ten and four; forteen units or objects.
Fourteen (n.) A symbol representing fourteen, as 14 or xiv.
Fourteenth (n.) One of fourteen equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by fourteen; one next after the thirteenth.
Fourteenth (n.) The octave of the seventh.
Fourth (n.) One of four equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by four; one coming next in order after the third.
Fourth (n.) The interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key.
Four-wheeler (n.) A vehicle having four wheels.
Foussa (n.) A viverrine animal of Madagascar (Cryptoprocta ferox). It resembles a cat in size and form, and has retractile claws.
Fouter (n.) A despicable fellow.
Foutra (n.) A fig; -- a word of contempt.
Fovea (n.) A slight depression or pit; a fossa.
Foveola (n.) A small depression or pit; a fovea.
Fovilla (n.) One of the fine granules contained in the protoplasm of a pollen grain.
Fowl (n.) Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
Fowl (n.) Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus).
Fowler (n.) A sportsman who pursues wild fowl, or takes or kills for food.
Fowlerite (n.) A variety of rhodonite, from Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, containing some zinc.
Fox (n.) A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidae, of many species. The European fox (V. vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American red fox (V. fulvus), the American gray fox (V. Virginianus), and the arctic, white, or blue, fox (V. lagopus) are well-known species.
Fox (n.) The European dragonet.
Fox (n.) The fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
Fox (n.) A sly, cunning fellow.
Fox (n.) Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; -- used for seizings or mats.
Fox (n.) A sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
Fox (n.) A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; -- called also Outagamies.
Fox (n.) To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
Fox (n.) To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
Fox (n.) To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
Foxearth (n.) A hole in the earth to which a fox resorts to hide himself.
Fracho (n.) A shallow iron pan to hold glass ware while being annealed.
Foxery (n.) Behavior like that of a fox; cunning.
Foxfish (n.) The fox shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
Foxfish (n.) The european dragonet. See Dragonet.
Foxglove (n.) Any plant of the genus Digitalis. The common English foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a handsome perennial or biennial plant, whose leaves are used as a powerful medicine, both as a sedative and diuretic. See Digitalis.
Foxhound (n.) One of a special breed of hounds used for chasing foxes.
Foxiness (n.) The state or quality of being foxy, or foxlike; craftiness; shrewdness.
Foxiness (n.) The state of being foxed or discolored, as books; decay; deterioration.
Foxiness (n.) A coarse and sour taste in grapes.
Foxship (n.) Foxiness; craftiness.
Foxtail (n.) The tail or brush of a fox.
Foxtail (n.) The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria.
Foxtail (n.) The last cinders obtained in the fining process.
Foy (n.) Faith; allegiance; fealty.
Foy (n.) A feast given by one about to leave a place.
Foyer (n.) A lobby in a theater; a greenroom.
Foyer (n.) The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
Foyson (n.) See Foison.
Foziness (n.) The state of being fozy; spiritlessness; dullness.
Fra (n.) Brother; -- a title of a monk of friar; as, Fra Angelo.
Fraction (n.) The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
Fraction (n.) A portion; a fragment.
Fraction (n.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
Fracture (n.) The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
Fracture (n.) The breaking of a bone.
Fracture (n.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
Fraenulum (n.) A fraenum.
Fraenum (n.) Alt. of Frenum
Frenum (n.) A connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain any part; as, the fraenum of the tongue.
Fragility (n.) The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness; frangibility.
Fragility (n.) Weakness; feebleness.
Fragility (n.) Liability to error and sin; frailty.
Fragmental (n.) A fragmentary rock.
Fragmentariness (n.) The quality or property of being in fragnebts, or broken pieces, incompleteness; want of continuity.
Fragmentist (n.) A writer of fragments; as, the fragmentist of Wolfenbuttel.
Fragor (n.) A loud and sudden sound; the report of anything bursting; a crash.
Fragor (n.) A strong or sweet scent.
Fragrance (n.) Alt. of Fragrancy
Fragrancy (n.) The quality of being fragrant; sweetness of smell; a sweet smell; a pleasing odor; perfume.
Frail (n.) A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
Frail (n.) The quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail.
Frail (n.) A rush for weaving baskets.
Frailness (n.) Frailty.
Fraise (n.) A large and thick pancake, with slices of bacon in it.
Fraise (n.) A defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inc
Fraise (n.) A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.
Fraken (n.) A freckle.
Frambaesia (n.) The yaws. See Yaws.
Frame (n.) Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.
Frame (n.) The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
Frame (n.) A kind of open case or structure made for admitting, inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which anything is held or stretched
Frame (n.) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
Frame (n.) A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
Frame (n.) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
Frame (n.) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
Frame (n.) A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
Frame (n.) A stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.
Frame (n.) A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
Frame (n.) Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
Frame (n.) Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
Frame (n.) Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
Framer (n.) One who frames; as, the framer of a building; the framers of the Constitution.
Framework (n.) The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework of society.
Framework (n.) Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.
Framing (n.) The act, process, or style of putting together a frame, or of constructing anything; a frame; that which frames.
Framing (n.) A framework, or a sy/ of frames.
Franchisement (n.) Release; deliverance; freedom.
Franciscan (n.) A monk or friar of the Order of St. Francis, a large and zealous order of mendicant monks founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They are called also Friars Minor; and in England, Gray Friars, because they wear a gray habit.
Francolin (n.) A spurred partidge of the genus Francolinus and allied genera, of Asia and Africa. The common species (F. vulgaris) was formerly common in southern Europe, but is now nearly restricted to Asia.
Francolite (n.) A variety of apatite from Wheal Franco in Devonshire.
Frangibility (n.) The state or quality of being frangible.
Frangipane (n.) A perfume of jasmine; frangipani.
Frangipane (n.) A species of pastry, containing cream and almonds.
Frangipani (n.) Alt. of Frangipanni
Frangipanni (n.) A perfume derived from, or imitating the odor of, the flower of the red jasmine, a West Indian tree of the genus Plumeria.
Frangulin (n.) A yellow crystal
Franion (n.) A paramour; a loose woman; also, a gay, idle fellow.
Frank (n.) A pigsty.
Frank (n.) The common heron; -- so called from its note.
Frank (n.) Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
Frank (n.) Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.
Frank (n.) Liberal; generous; profuse.
Frank (n.) Unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
Frank-chase (n.) The liberty or franchise of having a chase; free chase.
Frank-fee (n.) A species of tenure in fee simple, being the opposite of ancient demesne, or copyhold.
Frankincense (n.) A fragrant, aromatic resin, or gum resin, burned as an incense in religious rites or for medicinal fumigation. The best kinds now come from East Indian trees, of the genus Boswellia; a commoner sort, from the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) and other coniferous trees. The frankincense of the ancient Jews is still unidentified.
Franking (n.) A method of forming a joint at the intersection of window-sash bars, by cutting away only enough wood to show a miter.
Frank-law (n.) The liberty of being sworn in courts, as a juror or witness; one of the ancient privileges of a freeman; free and common law; -- an obsolete expression signifying substantially the same as the American expression civil rights.
Franklinite (n.) A kind of mineral of the spinel group.
Frank-marriage (n.) A certain tenure in tail special; an estate of inheritance given to a man his wife (the wife being of the blood of the donor), and descendible to the heirs of their two bodies begotten.
Frankness (n.) The quality of being frank; candor; openess; ingenuousness; fairness; liberality.
Frankpledge (n.) A pledge or surety for the good behavior of freemen, -- each freeman who was a member of an ancient decennary, tithing, or friborg, in England, being a pledge for the good conduct of the others, for the preservation of the public peace; a free surety.
Frankpledge (n.) The tithing itself.
Frape (n.) A crowd, a rabble.
Frapler (n.) A blusterer; a rowdy.
Frater (n.) A monk; also, a frater house.
Fraternation (n.) Alt. of Fraternism
Fraternism (n.) Fraternization.
Fraternity (n.) The state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly; brotherhood.
Fraternity (n.) A body of men associated for their common interest, business, or pleasure; a company; a brotherhood; a society; in the Roman Catholic Chucrch, an association for special religious purposes, for relieving the sick and destitute, etc.
Fraternity (n.) Men of the same class, profession, occupation, character, or tastes.
Fraternization (n.) The act of fraternizing or uniting as brothers.
Fraternizer (n.) One who fraternizes.
Fratery (n.) A frater house. See under Frater.
Fratrage (n.) A sharing among brothers, or brothers' kin.
Fratricide (n.) The act of one who murders or kills his own brother.
Fratricide (n.) One who murders or kills his own brother.
Fraud (n.) Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick.
Fraud (n.) An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
Fraud (n.) A trap or snare.
Fraudulence (n.) Alt. of Fraudulency
Fraudulency (n.) The quality of being fraudulent; deliberate deceit; trickishness.
Fraught (n.) A freight; a cargo.
Fraught (n.) To freight; to load; to burden; to fill; to crowd.
Fraughtage (n.) Freight; loading; cargo.
Fraxin (n.) A colorless crystal
Fraxinus (n.) A genus of deciduous forest trees, found in the north temperate zone, and including the true ash trees.
Fray (n.) Affray; broil; contest; combat.
Fray (n.) A fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.
Fraying (n.) The skin which a deer frays from his horns.
Freak (n.) A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
Freckledness (n.) The state of being freckled.
Fred (n.) Peace; -- a word used in composition, especially in proper names; as, Alfred; Frederic.
Fredstole (n.) See Fridstol.
Freebooter (n.) One who plunders or pillages without the authority of national warfare; a member of a predatory band; a pillager; a buccaneer; a sea robber.
Freebootery (n.) The act, practice, or gains of a freebooter; freebooting.
Freebooting (n.) Robbery; plunder; a pillaging.
Freebooty (n.) Freebootery.
Freedman (n.) A man who has been a slave, and has been set free.
Freedom (n.) The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence.
Freedom (n.) Privileges; franchises; immunities.
Freedom (n.) Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will.
Freedom (n.) Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.
Freedom (n.) Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
Freedom (n.) Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license.
Freedom (n.) Generosity; liberality.
Freedstool (n.) See Fridstol.
Freehold (n.) An estate in real property, of inheritance (in fee simple or fee tail) or for life; or the tenure by which such estate is held.
Freeholder (n.) The possessor of a freehold.
Free-liver (n.) One who gratifies his appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking.
Free-living (n.) Unrestrained indulgence of the appetites.
Free-love (n.) The doctrine or practice of consorting with the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage.
Free-lover (n.) One who believes in or practices free-love.
Freelte (n.) Frailty.
Freeman (n.) One who enjoys liberty, or who is not subject to the will of another; one not a slave or vassal.
Freeman (n.) A member of a corporation, company, or city, possessing certain privileges; a member of a borough, town, or State, who has the right to vote at elections. See Liveryman.
Free-martin (n.) An imperfect female calf, twinborn with a male.
Freemason (n.) One of an ancient and secret association or fraternity, said to have been at first composed of masons or builders in stone, but now consisting of persons who are united for social enjoyment and mutual assistance.
Freemasonry (n.) The institutions or the practices of freemasons.
Freeness (n.) The state or quality of being free; freedom; liberty; openness; liberality; gratuitousness.
Freer (n.) One who frees, or sets free.
Freestone (n.) A stone composed of sand or grit; -- so called because it is easily cut or wrought.
Freethinker (n.) One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
Freethinking (n.) Undue boldness of speculation; unbelief.
Freeze (n.) A frieze.
Freeze (n.) The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed.
Freezer (n.) One who, or that which, cools or freezes, as a refrigerator, or the tub and can used in the process of freezing ice cream.
Freieslebenite (n.) A sulphide of antimony, lead, and silver, occuring in monoclinic crystals.
Freight (n.) That with which anything in fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight.
Freight (n.) The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
Freight (n.) The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.
Freight (n.) Freight transportation, or freight
Freightage (n.) Charge for transportation; expense of carriage.
Freightage (n.) The transportation of freight.
Freightage (n.) Freight; cargo; lading. Milton.
Freighter (n.) One who loads a ship, or one who charters and loads a ship.
Freighter (n.) One employed in receiving and forwarding freight.
Freighter (n.) One for whom freight is transported.
Freighter (n.) A vessel used mainly to carry freight.
Frelte (n.) Frailty.
French (n.) The language spoken in France.
French (n.) Collectively, the people of France.
Frenchism (n.) A French mode or characteristic; an idiom peculiar to the French language.
Frenchman (n.) A native or one of the people of France.
Frenum (n.) A cheek stripe of color.
Frenum (n.) Same as Fraenum.
Frenzy (n.) Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage.
Frequence (n.) A crowd; a throng; a concourse.
Frequence (n.) Frequency; abundance.
Frequency (n.) The condition of returning frequently; occurrence often repeated; common occurence; as, the frequency of crimes; the frequency of miracles.
Frequency (n.) A crowd; a throng.
Frequent (n.) Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits.
Frequent (n.) Addicted to any course of conduct; inc
Frequent (n.) Full; crowded; thronged.
Frequent (n.) Often or commonly reported.
Frequentage (n.) The practice or habit of frequenting.
Frequentation (n.) The act or habit of frequenting or visiting often; resort.
Frequentative (n.) A frequentative verb.
Frequenter (n.) One who frequents; one who often visits, or resorts to customarily.
Frequentness (n.) The quality of being frequent.
Frere (n.) A friar.
Fresh (n.) A stream or spring of fresh water.
Fresh (n.) A flood; a freshet.
Fresh (n.) The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea.
Freshman (n.) novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his fist year in a college or university.
Freshmanship (n.) The state of being a freshman.
Freshment (n.) Refreshment.
Freshness (n.) The state of being fresh.
Fret (n.) See 1st Frith.
Fret (n.) The agitation of the surface of a fluid by fermentation or other cause; a rippling on the surface of water.
Fret (n.) Agitation of mind marked by complaint and impatience; disturbance of temper; irritation; as, he keeps his mind in a continual fret.
Fret (n.) Herpes; tetter.
Fret (n.) The worn sides of river banks, where ores, or stones containing them, accumulate by being washed down from the hills, and thus indicate to the miners the locality of the veins.
Fret (n.) Ornamental work in relief, as carving or embossing. See Fretwork.
Fret (n.) An ornament consisting of smmall fillets or slats intersecting each other or bent at right angles, as in classical designs, or at obilique angles, as often in Oriental art.
Fret (n.) The reticulated headdress or net, made of gold or silver wire, in which ladies in the Middle Ages confined their hair.
Fret (n.) A saltire interlaced with a mascle.
Fret (n.) A short piece of wire, or other material fixed across the finger board of a guitar or a similar instrument, to indicate where the finger is to be placed.
Frett (n.) The worn side of the bank of a river. See 4th Fret, n., 4.
Frett (n.) A vitreous compound, used by potters in glazing, consisting of lime, silica, borax, lead, and soda.
Fretter (n.) One who, or that which, frets.
Fretum (n.) A strait, or arm of the sea.
Fretwork (n.) Work adorned with frets; ornamental openwork or work in relief, esp. when elaborate and minute in its parts. Hence, any minute play of light and shade, dark and light, or the like.
Freya (n.) The daughter of Njord, and goddess of love and beauty; the Scandinavian Venus; -- in Teutonic myths confounded with Frigga, but in Scandinavian, distinct.
Friabiiity (n.) The quality of being friable; friableness.
Friar (n.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary.
Friar (n.) A white or pale patch on a printed page.
Friar (n.) An American fish; the silversides.
Friary (n.) Like a friar; pertaining to friars or to a convent.
Friary (n.) A monastery; a convent of friars.
Friary (n.) The institution or praactices of friars.
Friation (n.) The act of breaking up or pulverizing.
Fribble (n.) A frivolous, contemptible fellow; a fop.
Fribbler (n.) A trifler; a fribble.
Friborg (n.) Alt. of Friborgh
Friborgh (n.) The pledge and tithing, afterwards called by the Normans frankpledge. See Frankpledge.
Fricace (n.) Meat sliced and dressed with strong sauce.
Fricace (n.) An unguent; also, the act of rubbing with the unguent.
Fricandeau (n.) Alt. of Fricando
Fricando (n.) A ragout or fricassee of veal; a fancy dish of veal or of boned turkey, served as an entree, -- called also fricandel.
Fricassee (n.) A dish made of fowls, veal, or other meat of small animals cut into pieces, and stewed in a gravy.
Frication (n.) Friction.
Fricative (n.) A fricative consonant letter or sound.
Fricatrice (n.) A lewd woman; a harlot.
Frickle (n.) A bushel basket.
Ftiction (n.) The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body with the hand, with flannel, or with a brush etc., to excite the skin to healthy action.
Ftiction (n.) The resistance which a body meets with from the surface on which it moves. It may be resistance to sliding motion, or to rolling motion.
Ftiction (n.) A clashing between two persons or parties in opinions or work; a disagreement tending to prevent or retard progress.
Friday (n.) The sixth day of the week, following Thursday and preceding Saturday.
Fridge (n.) To rub; to fray.
Fridstol (n.) Alt. of Frithstool
Frithstool (n.) A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary.
Friend (n.) One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
Friend (n.) One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.
Friend (n.) One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
Friend (n.) One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.
Friend (n.) A paramour of either sex.
Friending (n.) Friend
Friendship (n.) The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friend
Friendship (n.) Kindly aid; help; assistance,
Friendship (n.) Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence.
Frier (n.) One who fries.
Friese (n.) Same as Friesic, n.
Friesic (n.) The language of the Frisians, a Teutonic people formerly occupying a large part of the coast of Holland and Northwestern Germany. The modern dialects of Friesic are spoken chiefly in the province of Friesland, and on some of the islands near the coast of Germany and Denmark.
Frieze (n.) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
Frieze (n.) Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See Illust. of Column.
Frieze (n.) A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
Friezer (n.) One who, or that which, friezes or frizzes.
Frigate (n.) Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean propelled by sails and by oars. The French, about 1650, transferred the name to larger vessels, and by 1750 it had been appropriated for a class of war vessels intermediate between corvettes and ships of the
Frigate (n.) Any small vessel on the water.
Frigatoon (n.) A Venetian vessel, with a square stern, having only a mainmast, jigger mast, and bowsprit; also a sloop of war ship-rigged.
Frigefaction (n.) The act of making cold. [Obs.]
Frigg (n.) Alt. of Frigga
Frigga (n.) The wife of Odin and mother of the gods; the supreme goddess; the Juno of the Valhalla. Cf. Freya.
Fright (n.) A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
Fright (n.) Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.
Fright (n.) To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare.
Frightfulness (n.) The quality of being frightful.
Frightment (n.) Fear; terror.
Frigidarium (n.) The cooling room of the Roman thermae, furnished with a cold bath.
Prigidity (n.) The condition or quality of being frigid; coldness; want of warmth.
Prigidity (n.) Want of ardor, animation, vivacity, etc.; coldness of affection or of manner; dullness; stiffness and formality; as, frigidity of a reception, of a bow, etc.
Prigidity (n.) Want of heat or vigor; as, the frigidity of old age.
Frigidness (n.) The state of being frigid; want of heat, vigor, or affection; coldness; dullness.
Frimaire (n.) The third month of the French republican calendar. It commenced November 21, and ended December 20., See Vendemiaire.
Fringe (n.) An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends, twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose threads of wool, silk, or
Fringe (n.) Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a
Fringe (n.) One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe.
Fringe (n.) The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
Fripper (n.) One who deals in frippery or in old clothes.
Fripperer (n.) A fripper.
Frippery (n.) Coast-off clothes.
Frippery (n.) Hence: Secondhand finery; cheap and tawdry decoration; affected elegance.
Frippery (n.) A place where old clothes are sold.
Frippery (n.) The trade or traffic in old clothes.
Friseur' (n.) A hairdresser.
Frisian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Friesland; also, the language spoken in Friesland. See Friesic, n.
Friskal (n.) A leap or caper.
Frisker (n.) One who frisks; one who leaps of dances in gayety; a wanton; an inconstant or unsettled person.
Friskiness (n.) State or quality of being frisky.
Frislet (n.) A kind of small ruffle.
Frisure (n.) The dressing of the hair by crisping or curling.
Frith (n.) A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth.
Frith (n.) A kind of weir for catching fish.
Fritillaria (n.) A genus of liliaceous plants, of which the crown-imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) is one species, and the Guinea-hen flower (F. Meleagris) another. See Crown-imperial.
Fritillary (n.) A plant with checkered petals, of the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See Fritillaria.
Fritillary (n.) One of several species of butterflies belonging to Argynnis and allied genera; -- so called because the coloring of their wings resembles that of the common Fritillaria. See Aphrodite.
Fritinancy (n.) A chirping or creaking, as of a cricket.
Fritting (n.) The formation of frit or slag by heat with but incipient fusion.
Frivolism (n.) Frivolity.
Frivolity (n.) The condition or quality of being frivolous; also, acts or habits of trifling; unbecoming levity of disposition.
Friz (n.) That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle.
Frize (n.) See 1st Frieze.
Frizette (n.) A curl of hair or silk; a pad of frizzed hair or silk worn by women under the hair to stuff it out.
Frizzle (n.) A curl; a lock of hair crisped.
Frizzler (n.) One who frizzles.
Frock (n.) A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of European modern costume for women and children; also, a coarse shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their other clothes; a smock frock; as, a marketman's frock.
Frock (n.) A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It has a hood which can be drawn over the head at pleasure, and is girded by a cord.
Froe (n.) A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow.
Froe (n.) An iron cleaver or splitting tool; a frow.
Frog (n.) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in the springtime.
Frog (n.) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other animals; the fourchette.
Frog (n.) A supporting plate having raised ribs that form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where one track branches from another or crosses it.
Frog (n.) An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
Frog (n.) The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
Frogbit (n.) A European plant (Hydrocharis Morsus-ranae), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish leaves and small white flowers.
Frogbit (n.) An American plant (Limnobium Spongia), with similar habits.
Frogfish (n.) See Angler, n., 2.
Frogfish (n.) An oceanic fish of the genus Antennarius or Pterophrynoides; -- called also mousefish and toadfish.
Frogmouth (n.) One of several species of Asiatic and East Indian birds of the genus Batrachostomus (family Podargidae); -- so called from their very broad, flat bills.
Frogs-bit (n.) Frogbit.
Frogshell (n.) One of numerous species of marine gastropod shells, belonging to Ranella and allied genera.
Froise (n.) A kind of pancake. See 1st Fraise.
Frolic (n.) A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.
Frolic (n.) A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in dancing; a merrymaking.
Frond (n.) The organ formed by the combination or union into one body of stem and leaf, and often bearing the fructification; as, the frond of a fern or of a lichen or seaweed; also, the peculiar leaf of a palm tree.
Frondation (n.) The act of stripping, as trees, of leaves or branches; a kind of pruning.
Fronde (n.) A political party in France, during the minority of Louis XIV., who opposed the government, and made war upon the court party.
Frondescence (n.) The time at which each species of plants unfolds its leaves.
Frondescence (n.) The act of bursting into leaf.
Frondeur (n.) A member of the Fronde.
Frondlet (n.) A very small frond, or distinct portion of a compound frond.
Frons (n.) The forehead; the part of the cranium between the orbits and the vertex.
Front (n.) The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
Front (n.) The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front.
Front (n.) The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
Front (n.) A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house.
Front (n.) The most conspicuous part.
Front (n.) That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
Front (n.) The beginning.
Frontage (n.) The front part of an edifice or lot; extent of front.
Frontal (n.) Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet
Frontal (n.) An ornamental band for the hair.
Frontal (n.) The metal face guard of a soldier.
Frontal (n.) A little pediment over a door or window.
Frontal (n.) A movable, decorative member in metal, carved wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery, covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually changed according to the different ceremonies.
Frontal (n.) A medicament or application for the forehead.
Frontal (n.) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium.
Frontier (n.) That part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; the marches; the border, confine, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; the border of the settled and cultivated part of a country; as, the frontier of civilization.
Frontier (n.) An outwork.
Floatiersman (n.) A man living on the frontier.
Frontignac (n.) Alt. of Frontignan
Frontignan (n.) A sweet muscadine wine made in Frontignan (Languedoc), France.
Frontignan (n.) A grape of many varieties and colors.
Frontiniac (n.) See Frontignac.
Frontispiece (n.) The part which first meets the eye
Frontispiece (n.) The principal front of a building.
Frontispiece (n.) An ornamental figure or illustration fronting the first page, or titlepage, of a book; formerly, the titlepage itself.
Frontlet (n.) A frontal or brow band; a fillet or band worn on the forehead.
Frontlet (n.) A frown (likened to a frontlet).
Frontlet (n.) The margin of the head, behind the bill of birds, often bearing rigid bristles.
Fronton (n.) Same as Frontal, 2.
Frostbird (n.) The golden plover.
Frostbite (n.) The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body, as the ears or nose.
Frost-blite (n.) A plant of the genus Atriplex; orache.
Frost-blite (n.) The lamb's-quarters (Chenopodium album).
Frostfish (n.) The tomcod; -- so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See Tomcod.
Frostfish (n.) The smelt.
Frostfish (n.) A name applied in New Zealand to the scabbard fish (Lepidotus) valued as a food fish.
Frostiness (n.) State or quality of being frosty.
Frosting (n.) A composition of sugar and beaten egg, used to cover or ornament cake, pudding, etc.
Frosting (n.) A lusterless finish of metal or glass; the process of producing such a finish.
Frostweed (n.) An American species of rockrose (Helianthemum Canadense), sometimes used in medicine as an astringent or aromatic tonic.
Frostwork (n.) The figurework, often fantastic and delicate, which moisture sometimes forms in freezing, as upon a window pane or a flagstone.
Frostwort (n.) Same as Frostweed.
Froterer (n.) One who frotes; one who rubs or chafes.
Froth (n.) The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement.
Froth (n.) Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought.
Froth (n.) Light, unsubstantial matter.
Frothiness (n.) State or quality of being frothy.
Frothing (n.) Exaggerated declamation; rant.
Frounce (n.) A wrinkle, plait, or curl; a flounce; -- also, a frown.
Frounce (n.) An affection in hawks, in which white spittle gathers about the hawk's bill.
Frow (n.) A woman; especially, a Dutch or German woman.
Frow (n.) A dirty woman; a slattern.
Frow (n.) A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block; a frower.
Frower (n.) A tool. See 2d Frow.
Frown (n.) A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
Frown (n.) Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
Frozenness (n.) A state of being frozen.
Fructescence (n.) The maturing or ripening of fruit.
Fructidor (n.) The twelfth month of the French republican calendar; -- commencing August 18, and ending September 16. See Vendemiaire.
Fructification (n.) The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation.
Fructification (n.) The collective organs by which a plant produces its fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores.
Fructification (n.) The process of producing fruit, or seeds, or spores.
Fructose (n.) Fruit sugar; levulose.
Fructuary (n.) One who enjoys the profits, income, or increase of anything.
Fructuation (n.) Produce; fruit.
Fructure (n.) Use; fruition; enjoyment.
Frugal (n.) Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
Frugal (n.) Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.
Frugality (n.) The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; thrift; --- opposed to extravagance.
Frugality (n.) A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise.
Frugalness (n.) Quality of being frugal; frugality.
Fruitage (n.) Fruit, collectively; fruit, in general; fruitery.
Fruitage (n.) Product or result of any action; effect, good or ill.
Fruiterer (n.) One who deals in fruit; a seller of fruits.
Fruiteress (n.) A woman who sells fruit.
Fruitery (n.) Fruit, taken collectively; fruitage.
Fruitery (n.) A repository for fruit.
Fruitestere (n.) A fruiteress.
Fruiting (n.) The bearing of fruit.
Fruition (n.) Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use.
Frumentation (n.) A largess of grain bestowed upon the people, to quiet them when uneasy.
Frumenty (n.) Food made of hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar, plums, etc.
Frump (n.) A contemptuous speech or piece of conduct; a gibe or flout.
Frump (n.) A cross, old-fashioned person; esp., an old woman; a gossip.
Frumper (n.) A mocker.
Frush (n.) Noise; clatter; crash.
Frush (n.) The frog of a horse's foot.
Frush (n.) A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled thrush.
Frustration (n.) The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one's designs
Frustule (n.) The siliceous shell of a diatom. It is composed of two valves, one overlapping the other, like a pill box and its cover.
Frustum (n.) The part of a solid next the base, formed by cutting off the, top; or the part of any solid, as of a cone, pyramid, etc., between two planes, which may be either parallel or inc
Frustum (n.) One of the drums of the shaft of a column.
Frutage (n.) A picture of fruit; decoration by representation of fruit.
Frutage (n.) A confection of fruit.
Frutex (n.) A plant having a woody, durable stem, but less than a tree; a shrub.
Ery (n.) A dish of anything fried.
Ery (n.) A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry.
Fry (n.) The young of any fish.
Fry (n.) A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.
Frying (n.) The process denoted by the verb fry.
Fuage (n.) Same as Fumage.
Fuar (n.) Same as Feuar.
Fub (n.) Alt. of Fubs
Fubs (n.) A plump young person or child.
Fubbery (n.) Cheating; deception.
Fuchs (n.) A student of the first year.
Fuchsia (n.) A genus of flowering plants having elegant drooping flowers, with four sepals, four petals, eight stamens, and a single pistil. They are natives of Mexico and South America. Double-flowered varieties are now common in cultivation.
Fuchsine (n.) Ani
Fucoid (n.) A plant, whether recent or fossil, which resembles a seaweed. See Fucoid, a.
Fucus (n.) A paint; a dye; also, false show.
Fucus (n.) A genus of tough, leathery seaweeds, usually of a dull brownish green color; rockweed.
Fucusol (n.) An oily liquid, resembling, and possibly identical with, furfurol, and obtained from fucus, and other seaweeds.
Fud (n.) The tail of a hare, coney, etc.
Fud (n.) Woolen waste, for mixing with mungo and shoddy.
Fudder (n.) See Fodder, a weight.
Fuddler (n.) A drunkard.
Fudge (n.) A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an exclamation of contempt.
Fuegian (n.) A native of Terra del Fuego.
Fuel (n.) Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc.
Fuel (n.) Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.
Fueler (n.) One who, or that which, supplies fuel.
Fuero (n.) A code; a charter; a grant of privileges.
Fuero (n.) A custom having the force of law.
Fuero (n.) A declaration by a magistrate.
Fuero (n.) A place where justice is administered.
Fuero (n.) The jurisdiction of a tribunal.
Fuga (n.) A fugue.
Fugaciousness (n.) Fugacity.
Fugacy (n.) Banishment.
Fugato (n.) A composition resembling a fugue.
Fughetta (n.) a short, condensed fugue.
Fugitive (n.) One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.
Fugitive (n.) Something hard to be caught or detained.
Fugitiveness (n.) The quality or condition of being fugitive; evanescence; volatility; fugacity; instability.
Fugleman (n.) A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing.
Fugleman (n.) Hence, one who leads the way.
Fugue (n.) A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.
Fuguist (n.) A musician who composes or performs fugues.
Fulbe (n.) Same as Fulahs.
Fulciment (n.) A prop; a fulcrum.
Fulcrum (n.) A prop or support.
Fulcrum (n.) That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body.
Fulcrum (n.) An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like.
Fulcrum (n.) The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects.
Fulcrum (n.) One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes.
Fulcrum (n.) The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye.
Fulfiller (n.) One who fulfills.
Fulfillment (n.) The act of fulfilling; accomplishment; completion; as, the fulfillment of prophecy.
Fulfillment (n.) Execution; performance; as, the fulfillment of a promise.
Fulgency (n.) Brightness; splendor; glitter; effulgence.
Fulgidity (n.) Splendor; resplendence; effulgence.
Fulgor (n.) Dazzling brightness; splendor.
Fulgurata (n.) A spectro-electric tube in which the decomposition of a liquid by the passage of an electric spark is observed.
Fulguration (n.) The act of lightening.
Fulguration (n.) The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface; -- also called blick.
Fulgurite (n.) A vitrified sand tube produced by the striking of lightning on sand; a lightning tube; also, the portion of rock surface fused by a lightning discharge.
Fulgury (n.) Lightning.
Fulham (n.) A false die.
Fuliginosity (n.) The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness; matter deposited by smoke.
Fulimart (n.) Same as Foumart.
Full (n.) Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.
Full (n.) To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.
Fullage (n.) The money or price paid for fulling or cleansing cloth.
Fullam (n.) A false die. See Fulham.
Fullery (n.) The place or the works where the fulling of cloth is carried on.
Fulling (n.) The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.
Fullmart (n.) See Foumart.
Fullness (n.) The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness.
Fulmar (n.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family procellariidae, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (called also fulmar petrel, malduck, and mollemock), and the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea).
Fulmination (n.) The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
Fulmination (n.) The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
Fulmination (n.) That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
Falness (n.) See Fullness.
Fumage (n.) Hearth money.
Fumarate (n.) A salt of fumaric acid.
Fumarine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from fumitory, as a white crystal
Fumarole (n.) A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which fumes issue.
Fumatory (n.) See Fumitory.
Fumbler (n.) One who fumbles.
Fume (n.) Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.
Fume (n.) Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion.
Fume (n.) Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
Fume (n.) The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
Fume (n.) To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.
Fume (n.) To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
Fume (n.) To pass off in fumes or vapors.
Fume (n.) To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.
Fumer (n.) One that fumes.
Fumer (n.) One who makes or uses perfumes.
Fumerell (n.) See Femerell.
Fumet (n.) The dung of deer.
Fumet (n.) Alt. of Fumette
Fumette (n.) The stench or high flavor of game or other meat when kept long.
Fumetere (n.) Fumitory.
Fumidity (n.) Alt. of Fumidness
Fumidness (n.) The state of being fumid; smokiness.
Fumifugist (n.) One who, or that which, drives away smoke or fumes.
Fumigate (n.) To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.
Fumigate (n.) To smoke; to perfume.
Fumigation (n.) The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
Fumigation (n.) Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.
Fumigator (n.) One who, or that which, fumigates; an apparattus for fumigating.
Fumishness (n.) Choler; fretfulness; passion.
Fumitez (n.) Fumitory.
Fumitory (n.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with finely dissected leaves and small flowers in dense racemes or spikes. F. officinalis is a common species, and was formerly used as an antiscorbutic.
Fummel (n.) A hinny.
Fumosity (n.) The fumes of drink.
Fun (n.) Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement.
Funambulation (n.) Ropedancing.
Funambulist (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.
Funambulo (n.) Alt. of Funambulus
Funambulus (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.
Function (n.) The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; per formance.
Function (n.) The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.
Function (n.) The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.
Function (n.) The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.
Function (n.) A quantity so connected with another quantity, that if any alteration be made in the latter there will be a consequent alteration in the former. Each quantity is said to be a function of the other. Thus, the circumference of a circle is a function of the diameter. If x be a symbol to which different numerical values can be assigned, such expressions as x2, 3x, Log. x, and Sin. x, are all functions of x.
Functionary (n.) One charged with the performance of a function or office; as, a public functionary; secular functionaries.
Fund (n.) An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence.
Fund (n.) A stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc.
Fund (n.) The stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; -- called also public funds.
Fund (n.) An invested sum, whose income is devoted to a specific object; as, the fund of an ecclesiastical society; a fund for the maintenance of lectures or poor students; also, money systematically collected to meet the expenses of some permanent object.
Fund (n.) A store laid up, from which one may draw at pleasure; a supply; a full provision of resources; as, a fund of wisdom or good sense.
Fundament (n.) Foundation.
Fundament (n.) The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks; specifically (Anat.), the anus.
Fundamental (n.) A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith.
Fundus (n.) The bottom or base of any hollow organ; as, the fundus of the bladder; the fundus of the eye.
Funeral (n.) The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
Funeral (n.) The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
Funeral (n.) A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
Funeral (n.) Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
Funeration (n.) The act of burying with funeral rites.
Fungate (n.) A salt of fungic acid.
Funge (n.) A blockhead; a dolt; a fool.
Fungia (n.) A genus of simple, stony corals; -- so called because they are usually flat and circular, with radiating plates, like the gills of a mushroom. Some of them are eighteen inches in diameter.
Fungian (n.) One of the Fungidae.
Fungicide (n.) Anything that kills fungi.
Fungin (n.) A name formerly given to cellulose found in certain fungi and mushrooms.
Fungite (n.) A fossil coral resembling Fungia.
Fungologist (n.) A mycologist.
Fungology (n.) Mycology.
Fungosity (n.) The quality of that which is fungous; fungous excrescence.
Fungus (n.) Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each.
Fungus (n.) A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.
Funicle (n.) A small cord, ligature, or fiber.
Funicle (n.) The little stalk that attaches a seed to the placenta.
Funiculus (n.) A cord, baud, or bundle of fibers; esp., one of the small bundles of fibers, of which large nerves are made up; applied also to different bands of white matter in the brain and spinal cord.
Funiculus (n.) A short cord which connects the embryo of some myriapods with the amnion.
Funiculus (n.) In Bryozoa, an organ extending back from the stomach. See Bryozoa, and Phylactolema.
Funis (n.) A cord; specifically, the umbilical cord or navel string.
Funk (n.) An offensive smell; a stench.
Funk (n.) Alt. of Funking
Funking (n.) A shrinking back through fear.
Funny (n.) A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.
Fur (n.) The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.
Fur (n.) The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.
Fur (n.) Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.
Fur (n.) Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).
Fur (n.) Any coating considered as resembling fur
Fur (n.) A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.
Fur (n.) The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
Fur (n.) The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
Fur (n.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.
Furacity (n.) Addictedness to theft; thievishness.
Furbelow (n.) A plaited or gathered flounce on a woman's garment.
Furbisher (n.) One who furbishes; esp., a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons.
Furcation (n.) A branching like a. fork.
Furcula (n.) A forked process; the wishbone or furculum.
Furculum (n.) The wishbone or merrythought of birds, formed by the united clavicles.
Furfur (n.) Scurf; dandruff.
Furfuran (n.) A colorless, oily substance, C4H4O, obtained by distilling certain organic substances, as pine wood, salts of pyromucic acid, etc.; -- called also tetraphenol.
Furfuration (n.) Falling of scurf from the head; desquamation.
Furfurine (n.) A white, crystal
Furfurol (n.) A colorless oily liquid, C4H3O.CHO, of a pleasant odor, obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc., and regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran; -- called also furfural.
Furile (n.) A yellow, crystal
Furmonty (n.) Alt. of Furmity
Furmity (n.) Same as Frumenty.
Furnace (n.) An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc.
Furnace (n.) A place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discip
Furnace (n.) To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace.
Furniment (n.) Furniture.
Furnish (n.) That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.
Furnisher (n.) One who supplies or fits out.
Furnishment (n.) The act of furnishing, or of supplying furniture; also, furniture.
Furoin (n.) A colorless, crystal
Furore (n.) Excitement; commotion; enthusiasm.
Furrier (n.) A dealer in furs; one who makes or sells fur goods.
Furriery (n.) Furs, in general.
Furriery (n.) The business of a furrier; trade in furs.
Furring (n.) The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air space, by means of strips of board or of larger pieces. See Fur, v. t., 3.
Furrow (n.) A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.
Furrow (n.) Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.
Furrow (n.) To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.
Furrow (n.) To mark with channels or with wrinkles.
Furtherance (n.) The act of furthering or helping forward; promotion; advancement; progress.
Fartherer (n.) One who furthers. or helps to advance; a promoter.
Furuncle (n.) A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil.
Fury (n.) A thief.
Fury (n.) Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.
Fury (n.) Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence.
Fury (n.) pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
Fury (n.) One of the Parcae, or Fates, esp. Atropos.
Fury (n.) A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.
Furze (n.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europaeus), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.
Furzechat (n.) The whinchat; -- called also furzechuck.
Furzeling (n.) An English warbler (Melizophilus provincialis); -- called also furze wren, and Dartford warbler.
Fusain (n.) Fine charcoal of willow wood, used as a drawing implement.
Fusain (n.) A drawing made with it. See Charcoal, n. 2, and Charcoal drawing, under Charcoal.
Fusarole (n.) A molding generally placed under the echinus or quarter round of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture.
Fuscation (n.) A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation.
Fuscin (n.) A brown, nitrogenous pigment contained in the retinal epithelium; a variety of melanin.
Fuscine (n.) A dark-colored substance obtained from empyreumatic animal oil.
Fuse (n.) A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; -- called also fuzee. See Fuze.
Fusee (n.) A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil.
Fusee (n.) A fuse. See Fuse, n.
Fusee (n.) A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.
Fusee (n.) A small packet of explosive material with wire appendages allowing it to be conveniently attached to a railroad track. It will explode with a loud report when run over by a train, and is used to provide a warning signal to the engineer.
Fusee (n.) The track of a buck.
Fusee (n.) The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.
Fusee (n.) A similar wheel used in other machinery.
Fusibility (n.) The quality of being fusible.
Fusil (n.) A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.
Fusil (n.) A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.
Fusileer (n.) Alt. of Fusilier
Fusilier (n.) Formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural:
Fusilier (n.) A title now borne by some regiments and companies; as, "The Royal Fusiliers," etc.
Fusillade (n.) A simultaneous discharge of firearms.
Fuss (n.) A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.
Fuss (n.) One who is unduly anxious about trifles.
Fussiness (n.) The quality of being fussy.
Fast (n.) The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.
Fust (n.) A strong, musty smell; mustiness.
Fusteric (n.) The coloring matter of fustet.
Fustet (n.) The wood of the Rhus Cptinus or Venice sumach, a shrub of Southern Europe, which yields a fine orange color, which, however, is not durable without a mordant.
Fustian (n.) A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and
Fustian (n.) An inflated style of writing; a kind of writing in which high-sounding words are used,' above the dignity of the thoughts or subject; bombast.
Fustianist (n.) A writer of fustian.
Fustic (n.) The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.
Fustigation (n.) A punishment by beating with a stick or club; cudgeling.
Fastilarian (n.) A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel.
Fustilug (n.) Alt. of Fustilugs
Fustilugs (n.) A gross, fat, unwieldy person.
Fusiness (n.) A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness.
Futchel (n.) The jaws between which the hinder end of a carriage tongue is inserted.
Futility (n.) The quality of being talkative; talkativeness; loquaciousness; loquacity.
Futility (n.) The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing; uselessness.
Futtock (n.) One of the crooked timbers which are scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a vessel; one of the crooked transverse timbers passing across and over the keel.
Futurist (n.) One whose chief interests are in what is to come; one who anxiously, eagerly, or confidently looks forward to the future; an expectant.
Futurist (n.) One who believes or maintains that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is to be in the future.
Futurition (n.) The state of being future; futurity.
Futurity (n.) State of being that is yet to come; future state.
Futurity (n.) Future time; time to come; the future.
Futurity (n.) Event to come; a future event.
Fuze (n.) A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.
Fuzz (n.) Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter.
Fuzzy (n.) Not firmly woven; that ravels.
Fuzzy (n.) Furnished with fuzz; having fuzz; like fuzz; as, the fuzzy skin of a peach.
Fyke (n.) A long bag net distended by hoops, into which fish can pass easily, without being able to return; -- called also fyke net.
Fyllot (n.) A rebated cross, formerly used as a secret emblem, and a common ornament. It is also called gammadion, and swastika.
Fytte (n.) See Fit a song.
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