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feux d'artifice
foreign term Etymology: French fireworks ; display of wit
fever
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fēfer, from Latin febris Date: before 12th century 1. a. a rise of body temperature above the normal b. any of ...
fever blister
noun Date: 1845 cold sore
fever pitch
noun Date: 1846 a state of intense excitement and agitation
fever tree
noun Date: 1868 any of several shrubs or trees that are thought to indicate regions free from fever or that yield remedies for fever; especially an African acacia (Acacia ...
feverfew
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia centaury — more at febrifuge Date: 15th century a perennial European composite herb ...
feverish
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. tending to cause fever b. having the symptoms of a fever c. indicating or relating to fever 2. marked by intense emotion, ...
feverishly
adverb see feverish
feverishness
noun see feverish
feverous
adjective Date: 14th century feverish
feverwort
noun Date: circa 1814 a coarse American herb (Triosteum perfoliatum) of the honeysuckle family — called also horse gentian
few
I. pronoun, plural in construction Etymology: Middle English fewe, pronoun & adjective, from Old English fēawa; akin to Old High German fō little, Latin paucus little, pauper ...
few and far between
phrasal few in number and infrequently met ; rare
fewer
I. pronoun, plural in construction Date: before 12th century a smaller number of persons or things II. adjective comparative of few Usage: see less
fewness
noun see few II
fewtrils
noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1750 dialect England things of little value ; trifles
fey
adjective Etymology: Middle English feye, from Old English fǣge; akin to Old High German feigi doomed and perhaps to Old English fāh hostile, outlawed — more at foe Date: ...
feyly
adverb see fey
feyness
noun see fey
Feynman
biographical name Richard Phillips 1918-1988 American physicist
Feyzabad
geographical name see Faizabad 1
fez
noun (plural fezzes; also fezes) Etymology: French, from Fez, Morocco Date: circa 1803 a brimless cone-shaped flat-crowned hat that usually has a tassel, is usually made of ...
Fez
or Fès geographical name city N central Morocco population 448,823
Fezzan
geographical name region SW Libya, chiefly desert
fezzed
adjective see fez
ff
abbreviation 1. folios 2. [following] and the following ones 3. fortissimo
FGM
abbreviation female genital mutilation
FHA
abbreviation Federal Housing Administration
fi fa
abbreviation fieri facias
fiacre
noun (plural fiacres) Etymology: French, from the Hotel Saint Fiacre, Paris Date: 1698 a small hackney coach
fiancé
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from past participle of fiancer to promise, betroth, from Old French fiancier, from fiance promise, trust, from fier to trust, from ...
fiancée
noun Etymology: French, feminine of fiancé Date: 1835 a woman engaged to be married
fianchetto
verb Etymology: fianchetto an opening in chess, from Italian, diminutive of fianco side, flank, from Old French flanc — more at flank Date: 1927 transitive verb to ...
fiasco
I. noun (plural -coes) Etymology: French, from Italian, from fare fiasco, literally, to make a bottle Date: circa 1854 a complete failure II. noun (plural -coes; also ...
fiat
noun Etymology: Latin, let it be done, 3d singular present subjunctive of fieri to become, be done — more at be Date: circa 1631 1. a command or act of will that creates ...
fiat experimentum in corpore vili
foreign term Etymology: Latin let experiment be made on a worthless body
fiat justitia, ruat caelum
foreign term Etymology: Latin let justice be done though the heavens fall
fiat lux
foreign term Etymology: Latin let there be light
fiat money
noun Date: 1876 money (as paper currency) not convertible into coin or specie of equivalent value
fib
I. noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from fable Date: 1611 a trivial or childish lie II. intransitive verb (fibbed; fibbing) Date: 1675 to tell a fib ...
fibber
noun see fib II
fiber
noun Etymology: Middle French fibre, from Latin fibra Date: 1540 1. a thread or a structure or object resembling a thread: as a. (1) a slender root (as of a grass) ...
fiber optics
noun plural Date: 1956 1. thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that are enclosed by material of a lower refractive index and that transmit light throughout their ...
fiber-optic
adjective Date: 1961 of, relating to, or using fiber optics
fiberboard
noun Date: 1897 a material made by compressing fibers (as of wood) into stiff sheets; also cardboard
fibered
adjective see fiber
fiberfill
noun Date: 1962 synthetic fibers used as a filling material (as for cushions)
fiberglass
I. noun Date: 1937 1. glass in fibrous form used in making various products (as glass wool for insulation) 2. a composite structural material of plastic and fiberglass II. ...
fiberization
noun see fiberize
fiberize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1925 to make or break down into fibers • fiberization noun
fiberscope
noun Date: 1954 a flexible instrument utilizing fiber optics and used for examination of inaccessible areas
Fibiger
biographical name Johannes Andreas Grib 1867-1928 Danish pathologist
Fibonacci number
noun Etymology: Leonardo Fibonacci died ab1250 Italian mathematician Date: 1914 an integer in the infinite sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,…of which the first two terms are 1 ...
fibr-
or fibro- combining form Etymology: Latin fibra fiber ; fibrous tissue ; fibrous and
fibranne
noun Etymology: French, viscose rayon, from fibre Date: 1941 a fabric made of spun-rayon yarn
fibre
chiefly British variant of fiber
fibril
noun Etymology: New Latin fibrilla, diminutive of Latin fibra Date: 1664 a small filament or fiber: as a. root hair b. (1) one of the fine threads into which a ...
fibrillar
adjective see fibril
fibrillate
verb (-lated; -lating) Date: circa 1847 intransitive verb to undergo or exhibit fibrillation transitive verb to cause to undergo fibrillation
fibrillation
noun Date: 1845 1. an act or process of forming fibers or fibrils 2. a. a muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination b. very ...
fibrin
noun Date: 1800 a white insoluble fibrous protein formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin especially in the clotting of blood • fibrinous adjective
fibrinogen
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1872 a plasma protein that is produced in the liver and is converted into fibrin during blood clot formation
fibrinoid
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1910 a homogeneous acidophilic refractile material that somewhat resembles fibrin and is formed in the walls of blood vessels and in ...
fibrinolysin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1915 any of several proteolytic enzymes that promote the dissolution of blood clots; especially plasmin
fibrinolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1907 the usually enzymatic breakdown of fibrin • fibrinolytic adjective
fibrinolytic
adjective see fibrinolysis
fibrinopeptide
noun Date: 1960 any of the vertebrate polypeptides that are cleaved from fibrinogen by thrombin during clot formation
fibrinous
adjective see fibrin
fibro-
combining form see fibr-
fibroblast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 a connective-tissue cell of mesenchymal origin that secretes proteins and especially molecular collagen from ...
fibroblast growth factor
noun Date: 1974 any of several protein growth factors that stimulate the proliferation especially of endothelial cells and that promote angiogenesis
fibroblastic
adjective see fibroblast
fibrocystic
adjective Date: 1854 characterized by the presence or development of fibrous tissue and cysts
fibroid
I. adjective Date: 1852 resembling, forming, or consisting of fibrous tissue II. noun Date: circa 1860 a benign tumor that consists of fibrous and muscular tissue and ...
fibroin
noun Etymology: French fibroïne, from fibr- + -ine -in Date: 1878 an insoluble protein comprising the filaments of the raw silk fiber
fibroma
noun (plural -mas; also fibromata) Date: circa 1849 a benign tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue • fibromatous adjective
fibromatous
adjective see fibroma
fibromyalgia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1983 any of a group of rheumatic disorders affecting soft tissues and characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and ...
fibronectin
noun Etymology: fibr- + Latin nectere to tie, bind + English -in Date: 1976 any of a group of glycoproteins of cell surfaces, blood plasma, and connective tissue that promote ...
fibrosarcoma
noun Date: 1878 a sarcoma of relatively low malignancy consisting chiefly of spindle-shaped cells that tend to form collagenous fibrils
fibrosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1873 a condition marked by increase of interstitial fibrous tissue • fibrotic adjective
fibrositis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from fibrosus fibrous, from International Scientific Vocabulary fibrous Date: 1904 a rheumatic disorder of fibrous tissue; especially ; fibromyalgia
fibrotic
adjective see fibrosis
fibrous
adjective Etymology: modification of Middle French fibreux, from fibre fiber Date: 1597 1. a. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers b. characterized by ...
fibrous root
noun Date: 1626 a root (as in most grasses) that has no prominent central axis and that branches in all directions
fibrovascular
adjective Date: 1845 having or consisting of fibers and conducting cells
fibrovascular bundle
noun Date: 1875 vascular bundle
fibula
noun (plural fibulae or -las) Etymology: Latin, pin, clasp; akin to Latin figere to fasten Date: 1578 1. the outer and usually smaller of the two bones between the knee and ...
fibular
adjective see fibula
FICA
abbreviation Federal Insurance Contributions Act
fice
variant of feist
fiche
noun (plural fiche; also fiches) Date: 1951 microfiche
Fichte
biographical name Johann Gottlieb 1762-1814 German philosopher • Fichtean adjective
Fichtean
adjective see Fichte
Fichtelgebirge
geographical name mountains Germany in NE Bavaria; highest Schneeberg 3453 feet (1052 meters)
fichu
noun Etymology: French, from past participle of ficher to stick in, throw on, from Vulgar Latin *figicare, from Latin figere to fasten, pierce Date: 1803 a woman's light ...
ficin
noun Etymology: Latin ficus fig Date: 1930 a protease obtained from the latex of fig trees and used as an anthelmintic and protein digestive
fickle
adjective Etymology: Middle English fikel deceitful, inconstant, from Old English ficol deceitful; akin to Old English befician to deceive, and probably to Old English fāh ...
fickleness
noun see fickle
fickly
adverb see fickle
fico
noun (plural ficoes) Etymology: obsolete fico, obscene gesture of contempt, modification of Italian fica fig, vulva, gesture of contempt, from Vulgar Latin *fica fig — more ...
fict
abbreviation fiction; fictitious
fictile
adjective Etymology: Latin fictilis molded of clay, from fingere Date: 1626 1. archaic plastic 2a 2. of or relating to pottery 3. malleable 2a
fiction
noun Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at ...
fictional
adjective see fiction
fictionalise
British variant of fictionalize
fictionality
noun see fiction
fictionalization
noun see fictionalize
fictionalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1918 to make into or treat in the manner of fiction • fictionalization noun
fictionally
adverb see fiction
fictioneer
noun Date: 1923 one who writes fiction especially in quantity and without high standards • fictioneering noun
fictioneering
noun see fictioneer
fictionist
noun Date: 1829 a writer of fiction; especially novelist
fictionization
noun see fictionize
fictionize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1831 fictionalize • fictionization noun
fictitious
adjective Etymology: Latin ficticius artificial, feigned, from fictus Date: circa 1633 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of fiction ; imaginary 2. a. conventionally ...
fictitiously
adverb see fictitious
fictitiousness
noun see fictitious
fictive
adjective Date: 1612 1. not genuine ; feigned 2. of, relating to, or capable of imaginative creation 3. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of fiction ; ...
fictively
adverb see fictive
fictiveness
noun see fictive
ficus
noun (plural ficus or ficuses) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, fig Date: 1693 fig 1b
fid
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1615 a tapered usually wooden pin used in opening the strands of a rope
fiddle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English fidel, from Old English *fithele, probably from Medieval Latin vitula Date: 13th century 1. violin 2. a device (as a slat, rack, or light ...
fiddle away
transitive verb Date: 1667 to fritter away
fiddle-faddle
noun Etymology: reduplication of fiddle (fiddlesticks) Date: 1577 nonsense — often used as an interjection
fiddle-footed
adjective Date: 1941 1. skittish, jumpy 2. prone to wander
fiddleback
noun Date: 1890 something resembling a fiddle
fiddlehead
noun Date: 1882 one of the young unfurling fronds of some ferns that are often eaten as greens — called also fiddlehead fern
fiddlehead fern
noun see fiddlehead
fiddler
noun see fiddle II
fiddler crab
noun Date: 1843 any of a genus (Uca) of burrowing crabs in which the male has one claw that is greatly enlarged
fiddlestick
noun Date: 15th century 1. a violin bow 2. a. something of little value ; trifle
fiddling
adjective Date: 1652 trifling, petty
fiddly
adjective Date: 1926 chiefly British requiring close attention to detail ; fussy; especially requiring an annoying amount of close attention
Fidei Defensor
foreign term Etymology: Latin Defender of the Faith — a title of the sovereigns of England
fideism
noun Etymology: probably from French fidéisme, from Latin fides Date: 1885 reliance on faith rather than reason in pursuit of religious truth • fideist noun • ...
fideist
noun see fideism
fideistic
adjective see fideism
Fidelista
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Fidel Castro + -ista -ist Date: 1960 an adherent of Castroism
fidelity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English fidelite, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French fidelité, from Latin fidelitat-, fidelitas, from fidelis faithful, from fides ...
fidge
intransitive verb (fidged; fidging) Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect fitch, from Middle English fichen Date: 1575 chiefly Scottish fidget
fidget
I. noun Etymology: irregular from fidge Date: 1674 1. uneasiness or restlessness as shown by nervous movements — usually used in plural 2. [fidget (II)] one that ...
fidgetiness
noun see fidgety
fidgety
adjective Date: circa 1736 1. inclined to fidget 2. making unnecessary fuss ; fussy • fidgetiness noun
fido
noun (plural fidos) Etymology: freaks + irregulars + defects + oddities Date: 1967 a coin having a minting error
fiducial
adjective Date: 1571 1. taken as standard of reference 2. founded on faith or trust 3. having the nature of a trust ; fiduciary • fiducially adverb
fiducially
adverb see fiducial
fiduciary
I. noun (plural -ries) Date: 1631 one that holds a fiduciary relation or acts in a fiduciary capacity II. adjective Etymology: Latin fiduciarius, from fiducia confidence, ...
fidus Achates
foreign term Etymology: Latin faithful Achates ; trusty friend
fie
interjection Etymology: Middle English fi, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century — used to express disgust or disapproval
Fiedler
biographical name Arthur 1894-1979 American conductor
fief
noun Etymology: French, from Old French — more at fee Date: circa 1611 1. a feudal estate ; fee 2. something over which one has rights or exercises control
fiefdom
noun see fief
Field
I. biographical name Cyrus West 1819-1892 American financier II. biographical name Eugene 1850-1895 American poet & journalist III. biographical name Marshall 1834-1906 ...
field
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English feld; akin to Old High German feld field, Old English flōr floor — more at floor Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
field artillery
noun Date: 1644 artillery other than antiaircraft artillery used with armies in the field
field bed
noun Date: 1590 a four-poster with a canopy arched at the center
field corn
noun Date: 1856 an Indian corn (as dent corn or flint corn) with starchy kernels grown for feeding livestock or for market grain
field crop
noun Date: 1860 an agricultural crop (as hay, grain, or cotton) grown on large areas
field day
noun Date: 1747 1. a. a day for military exercises or maneuvers b. an outdoor meeting or social gathering c. a day of sports and athletic competition 2. a time of ...
field event
noun Date: 1899 an event (as weight-throwing or jumping) in a track-and-field meet other than a race
field glass
noun Date: 1836 a binocular without prisms especially for use outdoors — usually used in plural
field goal
noun Date: 1902 1. a score of three points in football made by drop-kicking or place-kicking the ball over the crossbar from ordinary play 2. a goal in basketball made while ...
field grade
noun Date: 1944 the rank of a field officer
field guide
noun Date: 1934 a manual for identifying natural objects, flora, or fauna in the field
field hand
noun Date: 1826 an outdoor farm laborer
field hockey
noun Date: 1903 a game played on a turfed field between two teams of 11 players each whose object is to direct a ball into the opponent's goal with a hockey stick
field house
noun Date: 1895 1. a building at an athletic field for housing equipment or providing dressing facilities 2. a building enclosing a large area suitable for various forms of ...
field judge
noun Date: circa 1929 a football official whose duties include covering action on kicks and forward passes and timing intermission periods and time-outs
field lens
noun Date: 1837 the lens in a compound eyepiece that is nearer the objective
field magnet
noun Date: 1883 a magnet for producing and maintaining a magnetic field especially in a generator or electric motor
field marshal
noun Date: 1614 the highest ranking military officer (as in the British army)
field mouse
noun Date: 15th century any of various mice and voles that inhabit fields
field mushroom
noun Date: 1832 meadow mushroom
field of force
Date: 1850 field 6a
field of honor
Date: 1824 1. battlefield 2. a place where a duel is fought
field of view
Date: circa 1816 field 5
field of vision
Date: 1862 visual field
field officer
noun Date: 1656 a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps of the rank of colonel, lieutenant colonel, or major — compare company officer, general officer
field pea
noun Date: 1709 1. a small-seeded pea (Pisum sativum var. arvense) widely grown for forage, food, and green manure; also its usually dried green or yellow seed — compare ...
field spaniel
noun Date: 1867 any of a breed of medium-sized hunting and retrieving spaniels developed in England that have a flat dense usually black, liver, red, or roan coat
field test
noun see field-test
field theory
noun Date: 1901 any theory in physics consisting of a detailed mathematical description of the assumed physical properties of a region under some influence (as gravitation)
field trial
noun Date: 1849 1. a trial of sporting dogs in actual performance 2. a trial of a new product in actual situations for which it is intended
field trip
noun Date: 1926 a visit (as to a factory, farm, or museum) made (as by students and a teacher) for purposes of firsthand observation
field winding
noun Date: 1893 the winding of a field magnet
field-effect transistor
noun Date: 1953 a transistor in which the output current is controlled by a variable electric field
field-test
transitive verb Date: 1948 to test (as a procedure or product) in actual situations reflecting intended use • field test noun
field-worker
noun see fieldwork
fielder
noun Date: 1832 one that fields; especially a defensive player stationed in the field (as in baseball)
fielder's choice
noun Date: 1902 a situation in baseball in which a batter reaches base safely because the fielder attempts to put out another base runner on the play
fieldfare
noun Etymology: Middle English feldefare, from Old English, from feld + -fare; probably akin to Old English fara companion; akin to Old English faran to go — more at fare ...
Fielding
biographical name Henry 1707-1754 English novelist
fielding average
noun see fielding percentage
fielding percentage
noun Date: 1972 the average (as of a baseball fielder) determined by dividing the number of putouts and assists by the number of chances — called also fielding average — ...
fieldpiece
noun Date: 1590 a gun or howitzer for use in the field
Fields
biographical name W.C. 1880-1946 originally Claude William Dukenfield American actor
fieldstone
noun Date: 1799 stone (as in building) in usually unaltered form as taken from the field
fieldstrip
transitive verb Date: 1947 to take apart (a weapon) to the extent authorized for routine cleaning, lubrication, and minor repairs
fieldwork
noun Date: 1819 1. a temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field 2. work done in the field (as by students) to gain practical experience and knowledge through ...
fiend
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fīend; akin to Old High German fīant enemy, Sanskrit pīyati he reviles, blames Date: before 12th century 1. a. devil 1 ...
fiendish
adjective Date: 1529 1. perversely diabolical 2. extremely cruel or wicked 3. excessively bad, unpleasant, or difficult • fiendishly adverb • fiendishness noun
fiendishly
adverb see fiendish
fiendishness
noun see fiendish
fierce
adjective (fiercer; fiercest) Etymology: Middle English fiers, from Anglo-French fer, fers, fiers, from Latin ferus wild, savage; akin to Greek thēr wild animal Date: 14th ...
fiercely
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a fierce or vehement manner 2. to a high degree ; very
fierceness
noun see fierce
fieri facias
noun Etymology: Latin, cause (it) to be done Date: 15th century a writ authorizing the sheriff to obtain satisfaction of a judgment in debt or damages from the goods and ...
fierily
adverb see fiery
fieriness
noun see fiery
fiery
adjective (fierier; -est) Etymology: Middle English, from fire, fier fire Date: 13th century 1. a. consisting of fire b. marked by fire c. using or carried out ...
Fiesole
or ancient Faesulae geographical name commune central Italy in Tuscany NE of Florence population 15,056
fiesta
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Latin festa — more at feast Date: 1844 festival; specifically a saint's day celebrated in Spain and Latin America with processions and dances
fife
noun Etymology: German Pfeife pipe, fife, from Old High German pfīfa, from Vulgar Latin *pipa pipe — more at pipe Date: 1539 a small transverse flute with six to eight ...
Fife
or Fifeshire geographical name administrative area E Scotland between Firths of Tay & Forth area 509 square miles (1319 square kilometers)
fife rail
noun Date: circa 1800 a rail about the mast near the deck to which rigging is belayed
Fifeshire
geographical name see Fife
FIFO
abbreviation first in, first out
fifteen
noun Etymology: Middle English fiftene, adjective, from Old English fīftēne, from fīf five + -tīene (akin to Old English tīen ten) — more at five, ten Date: before 12th ...
fifteenth
adjective or noun see fifteen
fifth
noun (plural fifths) Etymology: Middle English fifte, fifthe, from Old English fīfta, from fīf five Date: before 12th century 1. — see number table 2. a. the musical ...
fifth column
noun Etymology: name applied to rebel sympathizers in Madrid in 1936 when four rebel columns were advancing on the city Date: 1936 a group of secret sympathizers or ...
fifth columnism
noun see fifth column
fifth columnist
noun see fifth column
fifth disease
noun Etymology: from its enumeration as the fifth of five exanthematous childhood diseases known at the time of its description Date: circa 1941 an acute disease especially ...
fifth wheel
noun Date: circa 1874 1. a. a horizontal wheel or segment of a wheel that consists of two parts rotating on each other above the fore axle of a carriage and that forms ...
fifthly
adverb see fifth
fiftieth
adjective or noun see fifty
fifty
noun (plural fifties) Etymology: Middle English, from fifty, adjective, from Old English fīftig, from fīftig, noun, group of 50, from fīf five + -tig group of ten; akin to ...
fifty-fifty
adjective Date: 1913 1. shared, assumed, or borne equally 2. half favorable and half unfavorable • fifty-fifty adverb
fiftyish
adjective see fifty
fig
I. noun Etymology: Middle English fige, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan figa, from Vulgar Latin *fica, from Latin ficus fig tree, fig Date: 13th century 1. a. an ...
fig leaf
noun Date: 14th century 1. the leaf of a fig tree 2. [from the use by Adam and Eve of fig leaves to cover their nakedness after eating the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:7)] ...
fig wasp
noun Date: 1883 a minute wasp (Blastophaga psenes of the family Agaontidae) that breeds in the caprifig and is the agent of caprification; broadly any wasp of the same ...
fight
I. verb (fought; fighting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English feohtan; akin to Old High German fehtan to fight and perhaps to Latin pectere to comb — more at ...
fight shy of
phrasal to avoid facing or meeting
fight song
noun Date: 1954 a song used to inspire enthusiasm usually during an athletic competition
fight-or-flight
adjective Date: 1973 relating to, being, or causing physiological changes in the body (as an increase in heart rate or dilation of bronchi) in response to stress
fighter
noun Date: 13th century one that fights: as a. (1) warrior, soldier (2) a pugnacious or game individual (3) boxer I,1 b. an airplane of high speed and ...
fighter-bomber
noun Date: 1936 a fighter aircraft fitted to carry bombs and rockets in addition to its normal armament
fighting chair
noun Date: 1950 a chair from which a salt-water angler plays a hooked fish
fighting chance
noun Date: 1889 a chance that may be realized by a struggle
fighting word
noun Date: 1917 a word likely to provoke a fight
Figl
biographical name Leopold 1902-1965 Austrian politician
figment
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin figmentum, from fingere to shape — more at dough Date: 15th century something made up or contrived
Figueiredo
biographical name João Baptista de Oliveira 1918-1999 president of Brazil (1979-85)
Figueroa
biographical name Francisco de circa 1536-circa 1620 Spanish poet
figural
adjective Date: 15th century 1. figurative 2a 2. of, relating to, or consisting of human or animal figures
figuration
noun Date: 14th century 1. form, outline 2. the act or process of creating or providing a figure 3. an act or instance of representation in figures and shapes 4. ...
figurative
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. representing by a figure or resemblance ; emblematic b. of or relating to representation of form or figure in art 2. a. ...
figuratively
adverb see figurative
figurativeness
noun see figurative
figure
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin figura, from fingere Date: 13th century 1. a. a number symbol ; numeral, digit b. plural arithmetical ...
figure eight
noun Date: 1748 something resembling the Arabic numeral eight in form or shape: as a. a small knot — see knot illustration b. an embroidery stitch c. a dance ...
figure in
transitive verb Date: circa 1934 to include especially in a reckoning
figure of merit
Date: circa 1865 a numerical quantity based on one or more characteristics of a system or device that represents a measure of efficiency or effectiveness
figure of speech
Date: 1751 a form of expression (as a simile or metaphor) used to convey meaning or heighten effect often by comparing or identifying one thing with another that has a meaning ...
figure on
phrasal 1. to take into consideration 2. to rely on 3. plan
figure out
transitive verb Date: 1600 1. discover, determine 2. solve, fathom
figure skater
noun see figure skating
figure skating
noun Date: 1852 skating characterized by the performance of various jumps, spins, and dance movements and formerly by the tracing of prescribed figures • figure skater ...
figure-of-eight
noun see figure eight
figured
adjective Date: 15th century 1. adorned with, formed into, or marked with a figure 2. being represented ; portrayed 3. indicated by figures
figured bass
noun Date: 1801 continuo

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