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Fakarava
geographical name island (atoll) S Pacific; principal island of the Tuamotu Archipelago population 651
fake
I. transitive verb (faked; faking) Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century to coil in fakes II. noun Date: 1627 one loop of a coil (as of ship's rope or a fire hose) ...
fake out
transitive verb Date: 1949 to deliberately mislead ; fool, trick
faker
noun see fake V
fakery
noun see fake V
fakir
noun Etymology: Arabic faqīr, literally, poor man Date: 1609 1. a. a Muslim mendicant ; dervish b. an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker 2. impostor; ...
fal-lal
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of falbala furbelow, from French Date: circa 1706 a fancy ornament especially in dress • fallalery noun
falafel
also felafel noun (plural falafel; also felafel) Etymology: Arabic falāfil Date: 1949 a spicy mixture of ground vegetables (as chick-peas or fava beans) formed into balls ...
Falaise
geographical name town NW France SSE of Caen population 8387
Falangist
noun Etymology: Spanish falangista, from Falange española Spanish Phalanx, a fascist organization Date: 1936 a member of the fascist political party governing Spain after ...
Falasha
noun (plural -sha or -shas) Etymology: Amharic fälaša Date: 1710 a member of a people of highland Ethiopia who practice a variety of Judaism
falcate
adjective Etymology: Latin falcatus, from falc-, falx sickle, scythe Date: 1826 hooked or curved like a sickle
falchion
noun Etymology: Middle English fauchoun, from Anglo-French fauchun, from faucher to mow, from Vulgar Latin *falcare, from Latin falc-, falx Date: 14th century 1. a ...
falciform
adjective Etymology: Latin falc-, falx + English -iform Date: 1766 having the shape of a scythe or sickle
falciparum malaria
noun Etymology: New Latin, specific epithet, from Latin falc-, falx + -parum, neuter of -parus -parous Date: 1940 extremely severe malaria caused by a sporozoan parasite ...
falcon
noun Etymology: Middle English faucoun, falcon, from Anglo-French faucon, from Late Latin falcon-, falco, probably from Latin falc-, falx Date: 13th century 1. any of various ...
falcon-gentle
noun Etymology: Middle English faucon gentil peregrine falcon, from Anglo-French, literally, noble falcon Date: 15th century the female peregrine falcon
falconer
noun Date: 14th century a person who breeds, trains, or hunts with hawks
falconet
noun Date: 1559 1. a very small cannon used in the 16th and 17th centuries 2. any of several very small falcons (genera Microhierax, Polihierax, and Spiziapteryx)
falconry
noun Date: 1575 1. the art of training hawks to hunt in cooperation with a person 2. the sport of hunting with hawks
falderal
variant of folderol
faldstool
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin faldistolium, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German faltistuol folding chair, from falt (akin to Old High German faldan to fold) + stuol ...
Falier
or Faliero biographical name Marino 1274-1355 doge of Venice (1354-55)
Faliero
biographical name see Falier
Falkenhausen
biographical name Ludwig 1844-1936 Freiherr von Falkenhausen German general
Falkenhayn
biographical name Erich von 1861-1922 German general
Falkirk
geographical name 1. administrative area central Scotland area 115 square miles (299 square kilometers) 2. royal burgh central Scotland ENE of Glasgow population 36,875
Falkland Islands
or Spanish Islas Malvinas geographical name islands SW Atlantic E of S end of Argentina; a British crown colony capital Stanley area 4700 square miles (12,173 square ...
Falkner
biographical name William — see Faulkner
fall
I. verb (fell; fallen; falling) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English feallan; akin to Old High German fallan to fall and perhaps to Lithuanian pulti Date: before 12th ...
fall all over oneself
or fall over oneself or fall over backward phrasal to display great or excessive eagerness
fall apart
phrasal 1. disintegrate 2. to succumb to mental or emotional stress ; break down
fall armyworm
noun Date: 1881 a migratory American noctuid moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) that is destructive to grains and grasses as a larva
fall away
intransitive verb Date: 1535 1. a. to withdraw friendship or support b. to renounce one's faith 2. a. to diminish gradually in size b. to drift off a course
fall back
intransitive verb Date: 1607 retreat, recede
fall back on
or fall back upon phrasal to have recourse to
fall back upon
phrasal see fall back on
fall behind
phrasal 1. to lag behind 2. to be in arrears
fall between two stools
phrasal to fail because of inability to choose between or reconcile two alternative or conflicting courses of action
fall down
intransitive verb Date: 1873 to fail to meet expectations or requirements
fall flat
phrasal to produce no response or result
fall for
phrasal 1. to fall in love with 2. to become a victim of
fall from grace
phrasal backslide 1
fall guy
noun Date: 1904 scapegoat
fall home
phrasal to curve inward — used of the timbers or upper parts of a ship's side
fall in
intransitive verb Date: 1719 1. to sink inward 2. to take one's proper place in a military formation
fall in with
phrasal 1. to concur with 2. to harmonize with 3. to begin associating with
fall into line
phrasal to comply with a certain course of action
fall line
noun Date: 1882 1. a line joining the waterfalls on numerous rivers that marks the point where each river descends from the upland to the lowland and the limit of the ...
fall off
intransitive verb Date: 1613 1. trend 1b 2. of a ship to deviate to leeward of the point to which the bow was directed
fall on
or fall upon phrasal to meet with
fall on one's face
phrasal to fail utterly
fall on one's sword
phrasal to sacrifice one's pride or position
fall out
intransitive verb Date: 15th century 1. quarrel; also to cut off relations over a quarrel 2. turn out, happen 3. a. to leave one's place in the ranks b. to ...
fall over backward
phrasal see fall all over oneself
fall over oneself
phrasal see fall all over oneself
Fall River
geographical name city & port SE Massachusetts population 91,938
fall short
phrasal 1. to be deficient 2. to fail to attain something (as a goal or target)
fall to
intransitive verb Date: 1575 to begin doing something (as working or eating) especially vigorously — often used in invitation or command
fall upon
phrasal see fall on
Falla
biographical name Manuel de 1876-1946 Spanish composer
fallacious
adjective Date: 1509 1. embodying a fallacy 2. tending to deceive or mislead ; delusive • fallaciously adverb • fallaciousness noun
fallaciously
adverb see fallacious
fallaciousness
noun see fallacious
fallacy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: Latin fallacia, from fallac-, fallax deceitful, from fallere to deceive Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete guile, trickery b. deceptive ...
fallalery
noun see fal-lal
fallaway
adjective Date: 1966 made while moving away from the basket in basketball • fallaway noun
fallback
noun Date: 1851 1. something on which one can fall back ; reserve — often used attributively 2. a falling back ; retreat 3. something that falls back
faller
noun Date: 1677 1. a machine part that acts by falling 2. a logger who fells trees
fallfish
noun Date: circa 1811 a common silvery cyprinid fish (Semotilus corporalis) of the streams of northeastern North America
fallibility
noun Date: 1634 liability to err
fallible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin fallibilis, from Latin fallere Date: 15th century 1. liable to be erroneous 2. capable of making a mistake
fallibly
adverb see fallible
Fallières
biographical name (Clément-) Armand 1841-1931 French statesman; president of France (1906-13)
falling diphthong
noun Date: 1888 a diphthong (as \ȯi\ in \ˈnȯiz\ noise) composed of a vowel followed by a less sonorous glide
falling rhythm
noun Date: 1918 rhythm with stress occurring regularly on the first syllable of each foot — compare rising rhythm
falling star
noun Date: 1563 meteor 2a
falling-out
noun (plural fallings-out or falling-outs) Date: 1568 an instance of falling out ; quarrel
falloff
noun Date: 1880 a decline especially in quantity or quality
fallopian tube
noun Usage: often capitalized F Etymology: Gabriel Fallopius died 1562 Italian anatomist Date: circa 1696 either of the pair of tubes that carry the egg from the ovary to ...
fallout
noun Date: 1949 1. a. the often radioactive particles stirred up by or resulting from a nuclear explosion and descending through the atmosphere; also other polluting ...
fallow
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English falow, from Old English fealu; akin to Old High German falo pale, fallow, Latin pallēre to be pale, Greek polios gray Date: before 12th ...
fallow deer
noun Etymology: 1fallow Date: 15th century a deer (Dama dama syn. Cervus dama) of variable color with palmate antlers in the male and typically a yellow-brown coat spotted ...
fallowness
noun see fallow IV
Falmouth
geographical name town SE Massachusetts on Cape Cod population 32,660
false
I. adjective (falser; falsest) Etymology: Middle English fals, faus, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin falsus, from past participle of fallere to deceive ...
false alarm
noun Date: 1578 1. an alarm (as a fire or burglar alarm) that is set off needlessly 2. one causing alarm or excitement that proves to be unfounded
false arrest
noun Date: 1715 an arrest not justifiable under law
False Bay
geographical name inlet Republic of South Africa in SW Western Cape province E of Cape of Good Hope
false color
noun Date: 1968 color in an image (as a photograph) of an object that does not actually appear in the object but is used to enhance, contrast, or distinguish details
false imprisonment
noun Date: 14th century imprisonment of a person contrary to law
false miterwort
noun Etymology: miterwort from the resemblance of the plant's capsule to a bishop's miter Date: 1868 foamflower
false morel
noun Date: 1942 any of a genus (Gyromitra) of fungi that are often poisonous and have a cap with convolutions resembling a brain
false pregnancy
noun Date: circa 1860 pseudocyesis, pseudopregnancy
false rib
noun Date: 15th century a rib whose cartilages unite indirectly or not at all with the sternum — compare floating rib
false Solomon's seal
noun Date: circa 1856 any of a genus (Smilacina) of herbs of the lily family that differ from Solomon's seal in having flowers in a terminal raceme or panicle — called also ...
false Solomonseal
noun see false Solomon's seal
false start
noun Date: 1815 1. a premature start (as of a race or football play) 2. an unsuccessful attempt to begin something (as a career)
falsehood
noun Date: 13th century 1. an untrue statement ; lie 2. absence of truth or accuracy 3. the practice of lying ; mendacity
falsely
adverb see false I
falseness
noun see false I
falsetto
I. noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Italian, from diminutive of falso false, from Latin falsus Date: 1721 1. an artificially high voice; especially an artificially produced ...
falsework
noun Date: circa 1874 temporary construction work on which a main work is wholly or partly built and supported until the main work is strong enough to support itself
falsie
noun Date: circa 1943 an artificial addition to a bodily part worn to enhance appearance; specifically a breast-shaped usually fabric or rubber cup used to pad a brassiere ...
falsifiability
noun see falsify
falsifiable
adjective see falsify
falsification
noun see falsify
falsifier
noun see falsify
falsify
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English falsifien, from Middle French falsifier, from Medieval Latin falsificare, from Latin falsus Date: 15th century transitive verb ...
falsity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 13th century 1. something false ; lie 2. the quality or state of being false
Falstaff
noun Date: 1596 a fat, convivial, roguish character in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV • Falstaffian adjective
Falstaffian
adjective see Falstaff
Falster
geographical name island Denmark in Baltic Sea population 42,841
falter
I. verb (faltered; faltering) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to walk unsteadily ; stumble b. to give way ; totter c. to ...
falterer
noun see falter I
falteringly
adverb see falter I
fam
abbreviation 1. familiar 2. family
Famagusta
geographical name city & port E Cyprus on Famagusta Bay (inlet of the Mediterranean) population 42,500
fame
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fama report, fame; akin to Latin fari to speak — more at ban Date: 13th century 1. a. public estimation ...
famed
adjective Date: circa 1533 known widely and well ; famous
familial
adjective Etymology: French, from Latin familia Date: circa 1900 1. tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone 2. of, relating to, or ...
familial adenomatous polyposis
noun Etymology: polyposis presence of polyps, from New Latin, from polypus polyp + -osis Date: 1976 an inherited disease of the large intestine marked by the formation ...
familial hypercholesterolemia
noun Date: 1966 an inherited metabolic disorder marked by excess accumulation of LDL cholesterol in the blood resulting especially in atherosclerosis and irregular yellow skin ...
familial polyposis
noun see familial adenomatous polyposis
familiar
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a member of the household of a high official 2. one that is familiar; especially an intimate associate ; companion 3. a spirit often ...
familiar spirit
noun Date: 1565 1. a spirit or demon that serves or prompts an individual 2. the spirit of a dead person invoked by a medium to advise or prophesy
familiarise
British variant of familiarize
familiarity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 13th century 1. a. the quality or state of being familiar b. a state of close relationship ; intimacy 2. a. absence of ceremony ; ...
familiarization
noun see familiarize
familiarize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1593 1. to make known or familiar 2. to make well acquainted • familiarization noun
familiarly
adverb see familiar II
familiarness
noun see familiar II
familism
noun Date: 1925 a social pattern in which the family assumes a position of ascendance over individual interests • familistic adjective
familistic
adjective see familism
famille rose
noun Etymology: French, literally, rose family Date: circa 1898 Chinese porcelain in the decoration of which a rose color predominates
famille verte
noun Etymology: French, literally, green family Date: 1872 Chinese porcelain in the decoration of which green predominates
family
I. noun (plural -lies) Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant Date: 15th ...
family Bible
noun Date: 1740 a large Bible usually having special pages for recording births, marriages, and deaths
family court
noun Date: circa 1931 court of domestic relations
family doctor
noun Date: 1840 1. a doctor regularly consulted by a family 2. a doctor specializing in family practice
family jewels
noun plural Date: circa 1946 slang a man's testicles
family leave
noun Date: 1981 a usually unpaid leave of absence for an employee to attend to family concerns (as a serious illness or the care of an infant)
family man
noun Date: 1856 a man with a wife and children dependent on him; especially a man devoted to his family
family medicine
noun see family practice
family name
noun Date: 1699 surname 2
family physician
noun Date: 1796 family doctor
family planning
noun Date: 1939 planning intended to determine the number and spacing of one's children through birth control
family practice
noun Date: 1969 a medical practice or specialty which provides continuing general medical care for the individual and family — called also family medicine
family practitioner
noun Date: 1846 family doctor
family room
noun Date: 1810 a large room designed as a recreation center and informal gathering place for members of a family
family style
adverb or adjective Date: 1932 with the food placed on the table in serving dishes from which those eating may help themselves
family tree
noun Date: circa 1770 1. genealogy 2. a genealogical diagram
family values
noun plural Date: 1974 values especially of a traditional or conservative kind which are held to promote the sound functioning of the family and to strengthen the fabric of ...
family way
noun Date: 1796 condition of being pregnant — used with in and the or a
familyhood
noun see family I
famine
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from feim, faim hunger, from Latin fames Date: 14th century 1. an extreme scarcity of food 2. archaic starvation 3. ...
famish
verb Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of famen, from Anglo-French afamer, from Vulgar Latin *affamare, from Latin ad- + fames Date: 15th century transitive verb ...
famished
adjective Date: 15th century intensely hungry; also needy 1
famishment
noun see famish
famous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin famosus, from fama fame Date: 14th century 1. a. widely known b. honored for achievement 2. ...
famously
adverb Date: 1546 1. in a celebrated manner 2. in a superlative fashion 3. to an unusual degree ; very
famousness
noun see famous
famulus
noun (plural famuli) Etymology: German, assistant to a professor, from Latin, servant Date: 1825 a private secretary or attendant
fan
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fann, from Latin vannus — more at winnow Date: before 12th century 1. any of various devices for winnowing grain 2. an ...
Fan
noun see Fang
fan letter
noun Date: 1932 a letter sent to a public figure by an admirer
fan mail
noun Date: 1924 fan letters
fan vault
noun Date: circa 1901 a Gothic vault in which the ribs from each springer spread out like the vanes of a fan • fan vaulting noun
fan vaulting
noun see fan vault
fan-jet
noun Date: 1962 a jet engine having a fan that operates in a duct and draws in extra air whose compression and expulsion provide extra thrust; also an airplane powered by a ...
fan-tan
noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) fāantāan Date: 1878 1. a Chinese gambling game in which the banker divides a pile of objects (as beans) into fours and players bet on ...
fanatic
or fanatical adjective Etymology: Latin fanaticus inspired by a deity, frenzied, from fanum temple — more at feast Date: 1550 marked by excessive enthusiasm and often ...
fanatical
adjective see fanatic
fanatically
adverb see fanatic
fanaticalness
noun see fanatic
fanaticism
noun Date: 1652 fanatic outlook or behavior
fanaticize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1812 to cause to become fanatic
fancier
noun Date: 1751 1. one that has a special liking or interest 2. a person who breeds or grows a particular animal or plant for points of excellence
fanciful
adjective Date: circa 1627 1. marked by fancy or unrestrained imagination rather than by reason and experience 2. existing in fancy only 3. marked by or as if by ...
fancifully
adverb see fanciful
fancifulness
noun see fanciful
fancify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1823 to make ornate, elaborate, or fancy
fancily
adverb see fancy III
fanciness
noun see fancy III
fancy
I. transitive verb (fancied; fancying) Date: 14th century 1. to have a fancy for ; like 2. to form a conception of ; imagine 3. a. to believe mistakenly or without ...
fancy Dan
noun Usage: often capitalized F Date: circa 1943 one given to flamboyant display especially of technique or dress
fancy dress
noun Date: 1770 a costume (as for a masquerade) chosen to suit the wearer's fancy
fancy man
noun Date: circa 1811 a woman's paramour; also pimp
fancy up
transitive verb Date: 1934 to add superficial adornment to
fancy woman
noun Date: 1812 a woman of questionable morals; specifically prostitute
fancy-dan
adjective Usage: often capitalized D Date: 1938 showy 2, fancy
fancy-free
adjective Date: 1590 1. free from amorous attachment or engagement 2. free to imagine or fancy
fancy-pants
adjective Date: 1945 overly elegant or refined ; la-di-da
fancywork
noun Date: 1791 decorative needlework
fandango
noun (plural -gos) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1770 1. a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time that is usually performed by a man and a woman to the ...
fandom
noun Date: 1903 1. all the fans (as of a sport) 2. the state or attitude of being a fan
fane
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fanum — more at feast Date: 15th century 1. temple 2. church
Faneuil
biographical name Peter 1700-1743 American merchant
fanfare
noun Etymology: French Date: 1605 1. a short and lively sounding of trumpets 2. a showy outward display
fanfaronade
noun Etymology: French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón braggart Date: 1652 empty boasting ; bluster
fanfold
noun Date: 1925 paper (as business forms or tape) made from a web and folded like a fan lengthwise and sometimes crosswise • fanfold transitive verb
fang
noun Etymology: Middle English, that which is taken, from Old English; akin to Old High German fang seizure, Old English fōn to seize — more at pact Date: 1555 1. a. a ...
Fang
also Fan noun (plural Fang or Fangs; also Fan or Fans) Date: 1861 1. a member of a Bantu-speaking people of northern Gabon, mainland Equatorial Guinea, and southern Cameroon ...
fanged
adjective see fang
fanlight
noun Date: 1819 a semicircular window with radiating bars like the ribs of a fan that is placed over a door or window
fanlike
adjective see fan I
fanner
noun see fan II
Fanning Island
geographical name — see Tabuaeran
fanny
noun (plural fannies) Etymology: perhaps from Fanny, nickname of Frances Date: circa 1840 1. slang British vulva 2. buttocks
fanny pack
noun Date: 1967 a pack that straps to the waist and is used for carrying personal articles
fantabulous
adjective Etymology: blend of fantastic and fabulous Date: 1957 slang marvelously good
fantail
noun Date: 1728 1. a fan-shaped tail or end 2. a domestic pigeon having a broad rounded tail often with 30 or 40 feathers 3. an architectural part resembling a fan 4. a ...
fantasia
noun Etymology: Italian, literally, fancy, from Latin phantasia — more at fancy Date: 1724 1. a free usually instrumental composition not in strict form 2. a. a work ...
fantasied
adjective Date: 1561 1. existing only in the imagination ; fancied 2. obsolete full of fancies or strange whims
fantasise
British variant of fantasize
fantasist
noun Date: 1896 one who creates fantasias or fantasies
fantasize
verb (-sized; -sizing) Date: 1926 intransitive verb to indulge in reverie ; create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas
fantasizer
noun see fantasize
fantasm
variant of phantasm
fantast
noun Etymology: German, from Medieval Latin fantasta, probably back-formation from Late Latin phantasticus Date: 1588 1. visionary 2. a fantastic or eccentric person 3. ...
fantastic
I. adjective also fantastical Etymology: Middle English fantastic, fantastical, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French fantastique, from Late Latin phantasticus, from ...
fantastical
adjective see fantastic I
fantasticality
noun see fantastic I
fantastically
adverb Date: 1543 1. in a fantastic manner 2. to a fantastic degree ; extremely
fantasticalness
noun see fantastic I
fantasticate
transitive verb (-cated; -cating) Date: 1936 to make fantastic • fantastication noun
fantastication
noun see fantasticate
fantastico
noun (plural -coes) Etymology: Italian, fantastic (adjective), from Late Latin phantasticus Date: 1596 a ridiculously fantastic individual
fantasy
I. noun also phantasy (plural -sies) Etymology: Middle English fantasie — more at fancy Date: 14th century 1. obsolete hallucination 2. fancy; especially the free play ...
fantasy fiction
noun see fantasy I
fantasyland
noun Date: 1967 an imaginary or ideal place or situation
fantoccini
noun plural Etymology: Italian, plural of fantoccino, diminutive of fantoccio doll, augmentative of fante child, from Latin infant-, infans infant Date: 1771 a puppet show ...
fantod
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of English dialect fantique, fanteeg, perhaps blend of fantastic and fatigue Date: 1839 1. plural a. a state of irritability and ...
fanwise
adverb or adjective Date: 1882 in the manner or position of the slats of an open fan
fanzine
noun Etymology: 3fan + magazine Date: 1942 a magazine written by and for fans
FAO
abbreviation Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FAQ
abbreviation 1. fair average quality 2. frequently asked question
FAR
abbreviation federal air regulation
far
I. adverb (farther or further; farthest or furthest) Etymology: Middle English fer, from Old English feorr; akin to Old High German ferro far, Old English faran to go — more ...
far and away
adverb Date: 1852 by a considerable margin
far and wide
adverb Date: before 12th century in every direction ; everywhere
far be it from
phrasal it would be inappropriate or impossible for
far cry
noun Date: 1817 1. a long distance 2. something notably different
Far East
geographical name the countries of E Asia & the Malay Archipelago — usually considered to comprise the Asian countries bordering on the Pacific but sometimes also to include ...
Far Eastern
adjective see Far East
far from
phrasal of a distinctly different and especially opposite quality than
far-fetched
adjective Date: 1548 1. brought from a remote time or place 2. not easily or naturally deduced or introduced ; improbable • farfetchedness noun
far-flung
adjective Date: 1849 1. widely spread or distributed 2. remote
far-infrared
adjective Date: 1923 of or relating to the longer wavelengths of radiation in the infrared spectrum and especially to those between 10 and 1000 micrometers
far-off
adjective Date: 15th century remote in time or space
far-out
adjective Date: 1954 marked by a considerable departure from the conventional or traditional • far-outness noun
far-outness
noun see far-out
far-reaching
adjective Date: circa 1590 having a wide range or effect
far-red
adjective Date: 1951 near-infrared
far-ultraviolet
adjective Date: 1947 of, relating to, or being the shortest wavelengths of radiation in the ultraviolet spectrum and especially those between 100 and 300 nanometers
farad
noun Etymology: Michael Faraday Date: 1873 the unit of capacitance equal to the capacitance of a capacitor between whose plates there appears a potential of one volt when it ...
faradaic
adjective see faradic
faraday
noun Etymology: Michael Faraday Date: 1904 the quantity of electricity transferred in electrolysis per equivalent weight of an element or ion equal to about 96,500 coulombs
Faraday
biographical name Michael 1791-1867 English chemist & physicist
faradic
also faradaic adjective Date: 1875 of or relating to an asymmetric alternating current of electricity produced by an induction coil
faradism
noun Date: 1876 the application of a faradic current of electricity (as for therapeutic purposes)
Farallon Islands
geographical name islands in the Pacific W central California W of San Francisco
farandole
noun Etymology: French farandole, from Occitan farandoulo Date: 1863 1. a lively Provençal dance in which men and women hold hands, form a chain, and follow a leader through ...
faraway
adjective Date: 1735 1. lying at a great distance ; remote 2. dreamy, abstracted
farce
I. transitive verb (farced; farcing) Etymology: Middle English farsen, from Anglo-French farsir, from Latin farcire Date: 14th century 1. stuff 2. to improve as if by ...

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