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fire-eating
adjective Date: 1819 violent or highly militant in disposition, bearing, or policy
fire-engine red
noun Date: 1954 a bright red
fire-sale
adjective Date: 1953 heavily discounted
fire-stop
noun Date: 1897 material used to close open parts especially of a building for preventing the spread of fire • fire-stop transitive verb
fireable
adjective see fire II
firearm
noun Date: 1646 a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder — usually used of small arms
fireback
noun Date: 1847 an often decorated cast-iron plate lining the back wall of a fireplace
fireball
noun Date: 1555 1. a ball of fire; also something resembling such a ball 2. a brilliant meteor that may trail bright sparks 3. the highly luminous cloud of vapor and ...
fireballer
noun Date: 1946 a baseball pitcher known for throwing fastballs • fireballing adjective
fireballing
adjective see fireballer
firebase
noun Date: 1968 a secured site from which field artillery can lay down interdicting fire
fireboat
noun Date: 1849 a ship equipped with firefighting apparatus
firebomb
noun Date: 1895 an incendiary bomb • firebomb transitive verb
firebox
noun Date: 1791 1. a chamber (as of a furnace or steam boiler) that contains a fire 2. a box containing an apparatus for transmitting an alarm to a fire station
firebrand
noun Date: 13th century 1. a piece of burning wood 2. one that creates unrest or strife (as in aggressively promoting a cause) ; agitator
firebrat
noun Date: 1895 a wingless insect (Thermobia domestica) related to the silverfish and found in warm moist places
firebreak
noun Date: 1841 a barrier of cleared or plowed land intended to check a forest or grass fire
firebrick
noun Date: 1793 a refractory brick capable of sustaining high temperatures that is used especially for lining furnaces or fireplaces
firebug
noun Date: 1872 incendiary, pyromaniac
fireclay
noun Date: 1800 clay capable of withstanding high temperatures that is used especially for firebrick and crucibles
firecracker
noun Date: 1829 a usually paper cylinder containing an explosive and a fuse and set off to make a noise
fired
adjective Date: 1889 using a specified fuel — usually used in combination
firedamp
noun Date: 1677 a combustible mine gas that consists chiefly of methane; also the explosive mixture of this gas with air
firedog
noun Date: 1763 chiefly Southern & Midland andiron
firedrake
noun Etymology: Middle English firdrake, from Old English fȳrdraca, from fȳr + draca dragon, from Latin draco — more at dragon Date: before 12th century a ...
firefight
noun Date: 1899 1. a. a usually brief intense exchange of fire between opposing military units b. a hostile confrontation that involves gunfire 2. skirmish 2b
firefighter
noun Date: 1903 a person who fights fires ; fireman 2 • firefighting noun
firefighting
noun see firefighter
firefly
noun Date: 1658 any of various winged nocturnal beetles (especially family Lampyridae) that produce a bright soft intermittent light by oxidation of luciferin especially for ...
fireguard
noun Date: 1833 1. a person who watches for the outbreak of fire; also a person whose duty is to extinguish fires 2. fire screen 3. firebreak
firehouse
noun Date: 1901 fire station
fireless
adjective see fire I
firelight
noun Date: before 12th century the light of a fire (as in a fireplace) • firelit adjective
firelit
adjective see firelight
firelock
noun Date: 1547 1. a gun's lock employing a slow match to ignite the powder charge; also a gun having such a lock 2. a. flintlock b. wheel lock
fireman
noun Date: 14th century 1. a person who tends or feeds fires ; stoker 2. a member of a fire department ; firefighter 3. an enlisted man in the navy who works with ...
Firenze
geographical name see Florence 4
fireplace
noun Date: 1669 1. a framed opening made in a chimney to hold an open fire ; hearth; also a metal container with a smoke pipe used for the same purpose 2. an outdoor ...
fireplaced
adjective see fireplace
fireplug
noun Date: 1713 hydrant
firepot
noun Date: circa 1625 1. a clay pot filled with combustibles formerly used as a missile in war 2. a vessel used in eastern Asian cuisine for cooking foods in broth at the ...
firepower
noun Date: 1913 1. a. the capacity (as of a military unit) to deliver effective fire on a target b. effective fire 2. a. effective power or force b. the ...
fireproof
I. adjective Date: 1610 proof against or resistant to fire II. transitive verb Date: 1867 to make fireproof
firer
noun see fire II
fireship
noun Date: 1588 a ship carrying combustibles or explosives sent burning among the enemy's ships or works to set them on fire
fireside
I. noun Date: 1563 1. a place near the fire or hearth 2. home II. adjective Date: 1740 having an informal or intimate quality
firestone
noun Date: before 12th century 1. pyrite formerly used for striking fire; also flint 2. a stone that will endure high heat
Firestone
biographical name Harvey Samuel 1868-1938 American industrialist
firestorm
noun Date: 1945 1. a large usually stationary fire characterized by very high temperatures in which the central column of rising heated air induces strong inward winds which ...
firethorn
noun Date: circa 1900 pyracantha; especially a European semievergreen shrub (P. coccinea) with orange-red berries
firetrap
noun Date: 1881 a place (as a building) apt to catch on fire or difficult to escape from in case of fire
firewall
noun see fire wall 2
firewater
noun Date: 1817 strong alcoholic liquor
fireweed
noun Date: 1784 any of several plants that grow especially in clearings or burned districts: as a. a weedy annual composite (Erechtites hieracifolia) of eastern North ...
firewood
noun Date: 14th century wood used for fuel
firework
noun Date: 1575 1. a device for producing a striking display by the combustion of explosive or flammable compositions 2. plural a display of fireworks 3. plural a. a ...
firing
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or process of one that fires 2. the process of maturing ceramic products by the application of heat
firing line
noun Date: 1881 1. a line from which fire is delivered against a target 2. the forefront of an activity — used especially in the phrase on the firing line
firing pin
noun Date: 1874 the pin that strikes the cartridge primer in the breech mechanism of a firearm
firing squad
noun Date: 1864 1. a detachment detailed to fire volleys over the grave of one buried with military honors 2. a detachment detailed to carry out a sentence of death by ...
firkin
noun Etymology: Middle English, ultimately from Middle Dutch veerdel fourth, from veer four; akin to Old English fēower — more at four Date: 14th century 1. a small wooden ...
firm
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ferm, from Anglo-French, from Latin firmus; akin to Greek thronos chair, throne Date: 14th century 1. a. securely or solidly fixed ...
firmament
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin firmamentum, from Latin, support, from firmare Date: 13th century 1. the vault or arch of the sky ; ...
firmamental
adjective see firmament
firmer chisel
noun Etymology: French fermoir chisel, alteration of Middle French formoir, from former to form, from Old French forme form Date: 1823 a woodworking chisel with a thin flat ...
firmly
adverb see firm I
firmness
noun see firm I
firmware
noun Date: 1967 computer programs contained permanently in a hardware device (as a read-only memory)
firn
noun Etymology: German, from Old High German firni old; akin to Old English faran Date: 1853 neve
first
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyrst; akin to Old High German furist first, Old English faran to go — more at fare Date: before 12th century ...
first aid
noun Date: 1882 emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained
first base
noun Date: 1845 1. the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball 2. the player position for defending the area around first base 3. the first step or ...
first baseman
noun see first base
first cause
noun Date: 14th century the self-created ultimate source of all being
first class
noun Date: 1750 the first or highest group in a classification: as a. the highest of usually three classes of travel accommodations b. a class of mail that comprises ...
first cousin
noun Date: 1649 cousin 1a
first day cover
noun Date: 1932 a philatelic cover franked with a newly issued postage stamp and bearing the postmark of the first day of issue and an officially chosen place of issue
first down
noun Date: circa 1897 1. the first of a series of usually four downs in which a football team must net a 10-yard gain to retain possession of the ball 2. a gain of a total ...
first edition
noun Date: 1568 the copies of a literary work first printed from the same type and issued at the same time; also a single copy from a first edition
first estate
noun Usage: often capitalized F&E Date: 1935 the first of the traditional political estates; specifically clergy
first floor
noun Date: 15th century 1. ground floor 1 2. chiefly British the floor next above the ground floor
first lady
noun Usage: often capitalized F&L Date: 1834 1. the wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country or jurisdiction 2. the leading woman of an art or profession
first lieutenant
noun Date: 1706 1. a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a second lieutenant and below a captain 2. a naval officer responsible for a ...
first mortgage
noun Date: 1728 a mortgage that has priority as a lien over all mortgages and liens except those imposed by law
first name
noun Date: 13th century the name that stands first in one's full name
first night
noun Date: 1698 the night on which a theatrical production is first performed at a given place; also the performance itself
first off
adverb Date: 1880 in the first place ; before anything else
first offender
noun Date: 1849 one convicted of an offense for the first time
first papers
noun plural Date: 1912 papers declaring intention filed by an applicant for citizenship as the first step in the naturalization process
first person
noun Date: 1520 1. a. a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which they ...
First Reader
noun Date: 1895 a Christian Scientist chosen to conduct meetings for a specified time and specifically to read aloud from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy
first reading
noun Date: 1660 the first submitting of a bill before a quorum of a legislative assembly usually by title or number only
first sergeant
noun Date: circa 1860 1. a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to the commander of a military unit (as a company or squadron) 2. the rank of a first ...
first strike
noun Date: 1960 a preemptive nuclear attack • first-strike adjective
first water
noun Date: 1753 1. the purest luster — used of gems 2. the highest grade, degree, or quality
first world
noun Usage: often capitalized F&W Etymology: after third world Date: 1967 the highly developed industrialized nations often considered the westernized countries of the world
first-class
adjective Date: circa 1838 1. of or relating to first class 2. of the highest quality • first-class adverb
first-degree burn
noun Date: circa 1929 a mild burn characterized by heat, pain, and reddening of the burned surface but not exhibiting blistering or charring of tissues
first-line
adjective Date: 1925 being the preferred, standard, or first choice — compare second-line
first-nighter
noun Date: 1882 a spectator at a first-night performance
first-rate
I. adjective Date: 1671 of the first order of size, importance, or quality • first-rateness noun • first-rater noun II. adverb Date: 1844 very well
first-rateness
noun see first-rate I
first-rater
noun see first-rate I
first-run
adjective Date: 1912 available for public viewing for the first time ; also exhibiting first-run movies
first-strike
adjective see first strike
first-string
adjective Date: 1917 1. being a regular as distinguished from a substitute (as on a team) 2. first-rate • first-stringer noun
first-stringer
noun see first-string
firstborn
adjective Date: 14th century first brought forth ; eldest • firstborn noun
firstfruits
noun plural Date: 14th century 1. the earliest gathered fruits offered to the Deity in acknowledgment of the gift of fruitfulness 2. the earliest products or results of an ...
firsthand
adjective Date: 1748 obtained by, coming from, or being direct personal observation or experience • firsthand adverb
firstling
noun Date: 1535 1. the first of a class or kind 2. the first offspring or result of something
firstly
adverb Date: circa 1532 in the first place ; first
firth
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford Date: 14th century estuary
Firth of Lorne
geographical name see Lorn, Firth of
fisc
noun Etymology: Latin fiscus Date: 1598 a state or royal treasury
fiscal
I. adjective Etymology: Latin fiscalis, from fiscus basket, treasury Date: 1563 1. of or relating to taxation, public revenues, or public debt 2. of or relating to ...
fiscal year
noun Date: 1843 an accounting period of 12 months
fiscally
adverb see fiscal I
Fischer
I. biographical name Edmond Henri 1920- American (Chinese-born of French parents) biochemist II. biographical name Emil 1852-1919 German chemist III. biographical name Hans ...
Fischer-Dieskau
biographical name Dietrich 1925- German baritone
Fish
biographical name Hamilton 1808-1893 American statesman
fish
I. noun (plural fish or fishes) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fisc; akin to Old High German fisc fish, Latin piscis Date: before 12th ...
fish cake
noun Date: 1854 a round fried cake made of shredded fish and mashed potato
fish duck
noun Date: 1858 merganser
fish farm
noun Date: 1865 a commercial facility for raising aquatic animals for human food • fish-farm transitive verb
fish finger
noun Date: 1962 British fish stick
fish fry
noun Date: 1824 1. a picnic or supper featuring fried fish 2. fried fish
fish hawk
noun Date: 1709 osprey 1
fish ladder
noun Date: 1864 a series of pools arranged like steps by which fish can pass over a dam in going upstream
fish meal
noun Date: 1854 ground dried fish and fish waste used as fertilizer and animal food
fish oil
noun Date: 1785 a fatty oil from the bodies of various fishes (as menhaden or sardines) that contains large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids and is used in making various ...
fish or cut bait
phrasal to make a choice between alternatives
fish out
transitive verb Date: 1892 to exhaust the supply of fish in by fishing
fish out of water
phrasal a person who is in an unnatural or uncomfortable sphere or situation
fish protein concentrate
noun Date: 1961 a protein-rich food additive made from ground whole fish
fish stick
noun Date: 1953 a small elongated breaded fillet of fish
fish story
noun Etymology: from the traditional exaggeration by fishermen of the size of fish almost caught Date: 1819 an extravagant or incredible story
fish to fry
phrasal concerns or interests to pursue — usually used with other
fish-and-chips
noun plural Date: 1876 fried fish and french fried potatoes
fish-eye
adjective Date: 1943 being, having, or produced by a wide-angle photographic lens that has a highly curved protruding front, that covers an angle of about 180 degrees, and ...
fish-farm
transitive verb see fish farm
fishability
noun see fish II
fishable
adjective see fish II
Fishbein
biographical name Morris 1889-1976 American physician & editor
fishbowl
noun Date: 1906 1. a bowl for the keeping of live fish 2. a place or condition that affords no privacy
fisher
noun Date: before 12th century 1. one that fishes 2. a. a dark brown North American carnivorous mammal (Martes pennanti) of the weasel family b. the fur or pelt of ...
Fisher
I. biographical name Dorothy 1879-1958 Dorothea Frances née Canfield American novelist II. biographical name Irving 1867-1947 American economist III. biographical name ...
fisherfolk
noun plural Date: 1822 people who fish especially for a living
fisherman
noun Date: 15th century 1. one who engages in fishing as an occupation or for pleasure 2. a ship used in commercial fishing
fisherman's bend
noun Date: 1823 a knot made by passing the end twice round a spar or through a ring and then back under both turns — see knot illustration
Fishers
geographical name town central Indiana N of Indianapolis population 37,835
fisherwoman
noun Date: 1816 a woman who fishes as an occupation or for pleasure
fishery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1528 1. the occupation, industry, or season of taking fish or other sea animals (as sponges, shrimp, or seals) ; fishing 2. a place for catching ...
fishhook
noun Date: 14th century a usually barbed hook for catching fish
fishing
noun Date: 13th century 1. the sport or business of catching fish 2. a place for catching fish
fishing expedition
noun Date: 1874 1. a legal interrogation or examination to discover information for a later proceeding 2. an investigation that does not stick to a stated objective but ...
fishless
adjective see fish I
fishlike
adjective see fish I
fishmonger
noun Date: 15th century chiefly British a fish dealer
fishnet
noun Date: before 12th century 1. netting fitted with floats and weights or a supporting frame for catching fish 2. a coarse open-mesh fabric
fishplate
noun Date: 1855 a steel plate used to lap a butt joint
fishpond
noun Date: 14th century a pond stocked with fish
fishtail
intransitive verb Date: 1927 1. to swing the tail of an airplane from side to side to reduce speed especially when landing 2. to have the rear end slide from side to side ...
fishway
noun Date: 1845 a contrivance for enabling fish to pass around a fall or dam in a stream; specifically fish ladder
fishwife
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. a woman who sells fish 2. a vulgar abusive woman
fishy
adjective (fishier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. of or resembling fish especially in taste or odor 2. creating doubt or suspicion ; questionable
Fiske
biographical name John 1842-1901 originally Edmund Fisk Green American philosopher & historian
fissile
adjective Etymology: Latin fissilis, from findere Date: 1661 1. capable of being split or divided in the direction of the grain or along natural planes of cleavage 2. ...
fissility
noun see fissile
fission
I. noun Etymology: Latin fission-, fissio, from findere to split — more at bite Date: circa 1617 1. a splitting or breaking up into parts 2. reproduction by spontaneous ...
fissionability
noun see fissionable
fissionable
adjective Date: 1945 fissile 2 • fissionability noun • fissionable noun
fissional
adjective see fission I
fissiparous
adjective Etymology: Latin fissus, past participle of findere + English -parous Date: 1874 tending to break up into parts ; divisive • fissiparousness noun
fissiparousness
noun see fissiparous
fissure
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin fissura, from fissus Date: 14th century 1. a narrow opening or crack of considerable length and depth ...
fist
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fȳst; akin to Old High German fūst fist, Polish pięść, and probably to Old English fīf five Date: before 12th ...
fistfight
noun Date: 1603 a usually spontaneous fight with bare fists
fistful
noun Date: 1611 1. handful 2. a considerable number or amount
fistic
adjective Date: 1806 of or relating to boxing or to fighting with the fists
fisticuffs
noun plural Etymology: alteration of fisty cuff, from fisty fistic + cuff Date: 1605 a fight with the fists
fistnote
noun Date: circa 1934 matter in a text to which attention is directed by means of an index mark
fistula
noun (plural -las or fistulae) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, pipe, fistula Date: 14th century an abnormal passage that leads from an abscess or hollow organ or part ...
fistulous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or having the form or nature of a fistula 2. hollow like a pipe or reed
fistulous withers
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1900 a deep-seated chronic inflammation of the withers of the horse in which bloody fluid is discharged
fit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fitt; akin to Old Saxon fittea division of a poem, Old High German fizza skein Date: before 12th century archaic a ...
fit the bill
phrasal see fill the bill
fit to be tied
phrasal extremely angry or irritated
fit to kill
phrasal in a striking manner
fitch
or fitchew noun Etymology: Middle English fiche, ficheux, from Middle French or Middle Dutch; Middle French fichau, from Middle Dutch vitsau Date: 15th century 1. polecat 1 ...
Fitch
I. biographical name (William) Clyde 1865-1909 American dramatist II. biographical name John 1743-1798 American inventor III. biographical name Val Logsdon 1923- American ...
Fitchburg
geographical name city N central Massachusetts population 39,102
fitchet
noun Date: 1535 polecat 1
fitchew
noun see fitch
fitful
adjective Date: 1592 1. obsolete characterized by fits or paroxysms 2. having an erratic or intermittent character ; irregular • fitfully adverb • fitfulness noun ...
fitfully
adverb see fitful
fitfulness
noun see fitful
fitly
adverb see fit II
fitment
noun Etymology: 4fit Date: 1851 chiefly British furnishing 2, fixture, cabinetry — usually used in plural
fitness
noun Date: 1580 1. the quality or state of being fit 2. the capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to reproductive offspring as compared to competing ...
fitted
adjective Date: 1652 1. fit, suitable 2. shaped for a precise fit ; especially shaped to conform to the lines of the body
fitter
noun see fit IV
fitting
I. adjective Date: 15th century of a kind appropriate to the situation ; suitable Synonyms: see fit • fittingly adverb • fittingness noun II. noun Date: 1607 1. an ...
fittingly
adverb see fitting I
fittingness
noun see fitting I
FitzGerald
I. biographical name Edward 1809-1883 English poet & translator II. biographical name Garret 1926- prime minister of Ireland (1981-87)
Fitzgerald
I. biographical name Ella 1917-1996 American singer II. biographical name F(rancis) Scott (Key) 1896-1940 American writer
Fitzherbert
biographical name Maria Anne 1756-1837 née Smythe; secret wife of George IV of England as Prince of Wales (1785-1808)
Fiume
geographical name — see Rijeka
Fiumicino
geographical name town central Italy on Tyrrhenian Sea SW of Rome & WNW of Ostia
five
noun Etymology: Middle English, from five, adjective, from Old English fīf; akin to Old High German finf five, Latin quinque, Greek pente Date: before 12th century 1. — see ...
five of a kind
Date: 1897 four cards of the same rank plus a wild card in one hand — see poker illustration
five-and-dime
noun see five-and-ten
five-and-ten
noun Etymology: from the fact that all articles in such stores were formerly priced at either 5 or 10 cents Date: 1880 a retail store that carries chiefly inexpensive ...
five-finger
noun Date: before 12th century cinquefoil 1
five-spice powder
noun Date: 1970 a blend of spices typically including anise, pepper, fennel, cloves, and cinnamon that is used in Chinese cooking
five-star
adjective Date: 1913 of first class or quality
fivefold
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. having five units or members 2. being five times as great or as many • fivefold adverb
fiver
noun Date: 1843 1. slang a 5-dollar bill 2. British a 5-pound note
fix
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through Date: 14th century transitive ...
fix up
transitive verb Date: 1764 1. refurbish 2. to set right ; settle 3. to provide with something needed or wanted; especially to arrange a date for
fixable
adjective see fix I
fixate
verb (fixated; fixating) Date: 1885 transitive verb 1. to make fixed, stationary, or unchanging 2. to focus one's gaze on 3. to direct (the libido) toward an ...
fixated
adjective Date: 1926 arrested in development or adjustment; especially arrested at a pregenital level of psychosexual development
fixation
noun Date: 14th century the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: as a. a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects ...
fixative
noun Date: circa 1859 something that fixes or sets: as a. a substance added to a perfume especially to prevent too rapid evaporation b. a substance used to fix living ...
fixed
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. securely placed or fastened ; stationary b. (1) nonvolatile (2) formed into a chemical compound c. (1) not subject to ...
fixed charge
noun Date: circa 1901 a regularly recurring expense (as rent, taxes, or interest) that must be met when due
fixed oil
noun Date: circa 1791 a nonvolatile oil; especially a fatty oil — compare essential oil
fixed star
noun Date: 1551 a star so distant that its motion can be measured only by very precise observations over long periods
fixed-point
adjective Date: 1948 involving or being a mathematical notation (as in a decimal system) in which the point separating whole numbers and fractions is fixed — compare ...
fixedly
adverb see fixed
fixedness
noun see fixed
fixer
noun Date: 1601 one that fixes: as a. a person who intervenes to enable someone to circumvent the law or obtain a political favor b. a person who adjusts matters or ...
fixer-upper
noun Date: circa 1977 something (as a house or car) that needs fixing up
fixing
noun Date: 1605 1. the act or process of one that fixes 2. plural customary accompaniments ; trimmings
fixity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1666 1. the quality or state of being fixed or stable 2. something that is fixed
fixture
noun Etymology: modification of Late Latin fixura, from Latin fixus Date: 1598 1. the act or process of fixing ; the state of being fixed 2. a. something that is fixed ...
fizz
I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 1685 1. to make a hissing or sputtering sound ; effervesce 2. to show excitement or exhilaration II. ...
fizzle
I. intransitive verb (fizzled; fizzling) Etymology: perhaps alteration of fist to break wind Date: 1840 1. fizz 2. to fail or end feebly especially after a promising start ...
fizzy
adjective see fizz II
fjord
also fiord noun Etymology: Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford Date: 1674 a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes
fl
abbreviation Etymology: I. floruit 1. flanker 2. floor 3. florin 4. [Latin floruit] flourished 5. fluid
FL
abbreviation 1. Florida 2. focal length 3. foreign language
fl dr
abbreviation fluid dram
fl oz
abbreviation fluid ounce
Fla
abbreviation Florida
flab
noun Etymology: back-formation from flabby Date: 1951 soft flabby body tissue
flabbergast
transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1772 to overwhelm with shock, surprise, or wonder ; dumbfound Synonyms: see surprise • flabbergastingly adverb
flabbergastingly
adverb see flabbergast
flabbily
adverb see flabby
flabbiness
noun see flabby
flabby
adjective (flabbier; -est) Etymology: alteration of flappy Date: 1694 1. lacking resilience or firmness ; flaccid 2. weak and ineffective ; feeble • flabbily adverb • ...
flaccid
adjective Etymology: Latin flaccidus, from flaccus flabby Date: 1620 1. a. not firm or stiff; also lacking normal or youthful firmness b. of a plant part deficient ...
flaccidity
noun see flaccid
flaccidly
adverb see flaccid
flack
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1939 one who provides publicity; especially press agent • flackery noun II. variant of flak III. intransitive verb Date: 1965 ...
flackery
noun see flack I
flacon
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, bottle — more at flagon Date: 1824 a small usually ornamental bottle with a tight cap
flag
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flagge reed, rush Date: 14th century any of various monocotyledonous plants with long ensiform leaves: as a. iris; especially a wild ...
flag day
noun Date: 1894 1. capitalized F&D June 14 observed in various states in commemoration of the adoption in 1777 of the official United States flag 2. British a day on which ...
flag football
noun Date: 1954 a variation of football in which a player must remove a flag attached to the ballcarrier's clothing to stop the play
flag of convenience
Date: 1956 registry of a merchant ship under a foreign flag in order to profit from less restrictive regulations
flag of truce
Date: 1582 a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy as an invitation to conference or parley
flag officer
noun Etymology: from such officers being entitled to display a flag with one or more stars indicating rank Date: 1665 any of the officers in the navy or coast guard above ...

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