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flag rank
noun Date: 1894 the rank of a flag officer
flag stop
noun Date: 1941 a point at which a vehicle in public transportation stops only on prearrangement or signal
flag-waver
noun Date: 1894 1. one who is intensely and conspicuously patriotic 2. one who waves a flag in signaling 3. a song intended to rouse patriotic sentiment
flag-waving
noun Date: 1892 passionate appeal to patriotic or partisan sentiment ; chauvinism
flagellant
noun Date: circa 1587 1. a person who scourges himself or herself as a public penance 2. a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another person • ...
flagellantism
noun see flagellant
flagellar
adjective Date: circa 1889 of or relating to a flagellum
flagellate
I. transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin flagellatus, past participle of flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum whip; perhaps akin to Old Norse blaka to ...
flagellated
adjective see flagellate II, 1a
flagellation
noun Date: 15th century the act or practice of flagellating; especially the practice of a flagellant
flagellin
noun Etymology: flagellum + 1-in Date: 1955 a polymeric protein that is the chief constituent of bacterial flagella and that determines the specificity of the flagellum in ...
flagellum
noun (plural flagella; also -lums) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, whip, shoot of a plant Date: 1852 any of various elongated filiform appendages of plants or animals: as ...
flageolet
I. noun Etymology: French, from Old French flajolet, from flajol flute, from Vulgar Latin *flabeolum, from Latin flare to blow — more at blow Date: 1659 a small fipple ...
Flagg
biographical name James Montgomery 1877-1960 American illustrator
flagging
adjective Date: 1545 1. languid, weak 2. becoming progressively less ; dwindling • flaggingly adverb
flaggingly
adverb see flagging
flagitious
adjective Etymology: Middle English flagicious, from Latin flagitiosus, from flagitium shameful thing Date: 14th century marked by scandalous crime or vice ; villainous • ...
flagitiously
adverb see flagitious
flagitiousness
noun see flagitious
flagman
noun Date: 1832 a person who signals with a flag
flagon
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French flascon, flacon bottle, from Late Latin flascon-, flasco — more at flask Date: 15th century 1. a. a large usually ...
flagpole
noun Date: 1854 a pole on which to raise a flag
flagrance
noun Date: circa 1615 flagrancy
flagrancy
noun Date: 1599 the quality or state of being flagrant
flagrant
adjective Etymology: Latin flagrant-, flagrans, present participle of flagrare to burn — more at black Date: 1513 1. archaic fiery hot ; burning 2. conspicuously ...
flagrante delicto
adverb Date: 1826 in flagrante delicto
flagrantly
adverb see flagrant
flagship
noun Date: 1672 1. the ship that carries the commander of a fleet or subdivision of a fleet and flies the commander's flag 2. the finest, largest, or most important one of ...
Flagstad
biographical name Kirsten 1895-1962 Norwegian soprano
flagstaff
noun Date: circa 1613 a staff on which a flag is hoisted
Flagstaff
geographical name city N central Arizona population 52,894
flagstick
noun Date: 1926 a staff for a flag marking the location of the cup on a golf putting green
flagstone
noun Date: 1730 flag V
flail
I. noun Etymology: Middle English fleil, flail, partly from Old English *flegel (whence Old English fligel), from Late Latin flagellum flail, from Latin, whip & partly from ...
flair
noun Etymology: French, literally, sense of smell, from Old French, odor, from flairier to give off an odor, from Late Latin flagrare, alteration of Latin fragrare Date: 1881 ...
flak
also flack noun (plural flak; also flack) Etymology: German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons Date: 1938 1. antiaircraft guns ...
flak jacket
noun Date: 1950 a jacket containing metal plates for protection against flak; broadly a bulletproof vest — called also flak vest
flak vest
noun see flak jacket
flake
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English flacor flying (of arrows), Old Norse flakna to flake off, split Date: 14th century 1. a small loose mass or bit 2. ...
flake out
intransitive verb Etymology: probably from dialect flake to lie, bask Date: 1939 1. slang to fall asleep 2. slang to be overcome especially by exhaustion
flake tool
noun Date: circa 1947 a Stone-Age tool that is a flake of stone struck off from a larger piece — called also flake
flakey
adjective see flaky I
flakiness
I. noun see flaky I II. noun see flaky II
flaky
I. adjective also flakey (flakier; -est) Date: 1580 1. consisting of flakes 2. tending to flake • flakiness noun II. adjective (flakier; -est) Etymology: 4flake ...
flam
noun Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1819 a drumbeat of two strokes of which the first is a very quick grace note
flambé
I. adjective Etymology: French flambé, from past participle of flamber to flame, singe, from Old French, from flambe flame Date: 1914 dressed or served covered with flaming ...
flambeau
noun (plural flambeaux or flambeaus) Etymology: French, from Middle French, from flambe flame Date: 1632 a flaming torch; broadly torch
Flamborough Head
geographical name promontory NE England on North Sea coast
flamboyance
noun Date: 1891 the quality or state of being flamboyant
flamboyancy
noun Date: circa 1889 flamboyance
flamboyant
I. adjective Etymology: French, from present participle of flamboyer to flame, from Old French, from flambe Date: 1832 1. often capitalized characterized by waving curves ...
flamboyantly
adverb see flamboyant I
flame
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flaume, flaumbe, from Anglo-French flame (from Latin flamma) & flambe, flamble, from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma flame; akin to Latin ...
flame cell
noun Date: 1888 a hollow cell that has a tuft of vibratile cilia and is part of some lower invertebrate excretory systems (as of a platyhelminthic worm)
flame out
intransitive verb Date: 1951 to fail spectacularly and especially prematurely
flame photometer
noun Date: 1945 a spectrophotometer in which a spray of metallic salts in solution is vaporized in a very hot flame and subjected to quantitative analysis by measuring the ...
flame photometric
adjective see flame photometer
flame photometry
noun see flame photometer
flame stitch
noun Date: 1936 a needlepoint stitch that produces a pattern resembling flames
flame tree
noun Date: 1860 any of several trees or shrubs with showy scarlet or yellow flowers: as a. a tree (Brachychiton acerifolium of the family Sterculiaceae) of southern ...
flame-retardant
adjective Date: 1947 made or treated so as to resist burning
flamen
noun (plural flamens or flamines) Etymology: Middle English flamin, from Latin flamin-, flamen Date: 14th century a priest especially in ancient Rome
flamenco
noun (plural -cos) Etymology: Spanish, from flamenco of the Gypsies, literally, Flemish, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc Fleming Date: 1896 1. a vigorous rhythmic dance style of ...
flameout
noun Date: 1950 1. the unintentional cessation of operation of a jet airplane engine 2. a sudden downfall, failure, or cessation 3. a person whose successful career ends ...
flameproof
adjective Date: 1886 resistant to damage or burning on contact with flame • flameproof transitive verb • flameproofer noun
flameproofer
noun see flameproof
flamer
noun see flame II
flamethrower
noun Date: 1917 1. a device that expels from a nozzle a burning stream of liquid or semiliquid fuel under pressure 2. a pitcher who throws hard ; a fastball pitcher
flaming
adjective Date: 14th century 1. resembling or suggesting a flame in color, brilliance, or wavy outline 2. being on fire ; blazing 3. intense, passionate 4. — ...
flamingly
adverb see flaming
flamingo
noun (plural -gos; also -goes) Etymology: obsolete Spanish flamengo (now flamenco), literally, Fleming, German (conventionally thought of as ruddy-complexioned) Date: 1565 ...
Flaminius
biographical name Gaius died 217 B.C. Roman general & statesman
flammability
noun Date: 1646 ability to support combustion; especially a high capacity for combustion
flammable
adjective Etymology: Latin flammare to flame, set on fire, from flamma Date: 1813 capable of being easily ignited and of burning quickly • flammable noun
Flammarion
biographical name (Nicolas-) Camille 1842-1925 French astronomer & writer
flan
noun Etymology: French, from Old French flaon, from Late Latin fladon-, flado flat cake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flado flat cake Date: 1846 1. a. an ...
Flanagan
biographical name Edward Joseph 1886-1948 American (Irish-born) R.C. priest & founder of Boys Town
Flanders
or French Flandre or Flemish Vlaanderen geographical name 1. medieval county along coast of what is now Belgium and adjacent parts of France & Netherlands capital Lille 2. ...
Flandin
biographical name Pierre-Étienne 1889-1958 French politician; premier (1934-35)
Flandre
geographical name see Flanders
flaneur
also flâneur noun Etymology: French flâneur Date: 1854 an idle man-about-town
flâneur
noun see flaneur
flange
I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of flanch a curving charge on a heraldic shield Date: circa 1735 1. a rib or rim for strength, for guiding, or for attachment to another ...
flank
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hlanca loin, flank — more at lank Date: before 12th century 1. a. ...
flank steak
noun Date: 1902 a pear-shaped muscle of the beef flank; also a steak cut from this muscle — see beef illustration
flanken
noun Etymology: Yiddish, plural of flank, literally, flank, ultimately from Old French flanc Date: 1950 beef flank cooked especially by boiling
flanker
noun Date: 1940 a football player stationed wide of the formation slightly behind the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver — called also flanker back
flanker back
noun see flanker
flannel
noun Etymology: Middle English flaunneol woolen cloth or garment Date: 1503 1. a. a soft twilled wool or worsted fabric with a loose texture and a slightly napped ...
flannelette
noun Date: circa 1882 a lightweight cotton flannel
flannelly
adjective see flannel
flannelmouthed
adjective Date: circa 1893 1. speaking indistinctly 2. speaking in a tricky or ingratiating way
flap
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flappe Date: 14th century 1. a stroke with something broad ; slap 2. obsolete something broad and flat used for striking 3. something ...
flapdoodle
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1878 nonsense
flapjack
noun Date: circa 1600 pancake
flappable
adjective Date: 1968 easily upset
flapper
noun Date: circa 1570 1. a. something used in flapping or striking b. one that flaps c. flipper 1 2. a young woman; specifically a young woman of the period of ...
flappy
adjective Date: 1858 flapping or tending to flap
flare
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1580 1. a. a fire or blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention; also a device or composition used ...
flare-up
noun Date: 1839 1. a sudden outburst or intensification 2. a sudden bursting (as of a smoldering fire) into flame or light 3. a sudden outburst of or increase in the ...
flaring
adjective Date: 1566 1. a. flaming or as if flaming brightly or unsteadily b. gaudy 2. opening or spreading outward • flaringly adverb
flaringly
adverb see flaring
flash
I. verb Etymology: Middle English flaschen, of imitative origin Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. rush, dash — used of flowing water 2. to break forth in or like ...
flash back
intransitive verb Date: 1944 1. to focus one's mind on or vividly remember a past time or incident — usually used with to 2. to employ a flashback (as in a film) — ...
flash card
noun Date: 1923 a card bearing words, numbers, or pictures that is briefly displayed (as by a teacher to a class) usually as a learning aid
flash flood
noun Date: 1940 a local flood of great volume and short duration generally resulting from heavy rainfall in the immediate vicinity • flash flood verb
flash forward
intransitive verb see flash-forward
flash in the pan
Etymology: from the firing of the priming in the pan of a flintlock musket without discharging the piece Date: 1706 1. a sudden spasmodic effort that accomplishes nothing ...
flash memory
noun Date: 1983 a computer memory chip that retains its data even without a connection to a power source
flash point
noun Date: 1878 1. the lowest temperature at which vapors above a volatile combustible substance ignite in air when exposed to flame 2. a point at which someone or ...
flash-forward
noun Date: 1949 interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or novel) by interjection of events of future occurrence; also an instance of flash-forward • flash ...
flashback
noun Date: 1903 1. a recession of flame to an unwanted position (as into a blowpipe) 2. a. interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) by ...
flashboard
noun Date: circa 1774 one or more boards projecting above the top of a dam to increase the depth of the water
flashbulb
noun Date: 1935 an electric bulb that can be used only once to produce a brief and very bright flash for taking photographs
flashcube
noun Date: 1965 a cubical device incorporating four flashbulbs
flasher
noun Date: 1686 one that flashes: as a. a light (as a traffic signal or automobile light) that flashes to catch attention b. a device for automatically flashing a ...
flashgun
noun Date: 1925 a device for producing a bright flash of light for photography
flashily
adverb see flashy
flashiness
noun see flashy
flashing
noun Date: 1782 sheet metal used in waterproofing (as at roof valleys or hips or the angle between a chimney and a roof)
flashlamp
noun Date: 1890 a lamp for producing a brief but intense flash of light (as for taking photographs)
flashlight
noun Date: 1886 1. a. a sudden bright artificial light used in taking photographic pictures b. a photograph taken by such a light 2. a small battery-operated portable ...
flashover
noun Date: 1892 1. an abnormal electrical discharge (as through the air to the ground from a high potential source or between two conducting portions of a structure) 2. the ...
flashtube
noun Date: 1945 a gas discharge tube that produces very brief intense flashes of light and is used especially in photography
flashy
adjective (flashier; -est) Date: 1593 1. chiefly dialect lacking in substance or flavor ; insipid 2. momentarily dazzling 3. a. superficially attractive or impressive ...
flask
noun Etymology: Middle French flasque powder flask, ultimately from Late Latin flascon-, flasco bottle, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flaska bottle Date: ...
flat
I. adjective (flatter; flattest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse flatr; akin to Old High German flaz flat, and probably to Greek platys broad — more at place Date: ...
flat out
adverb Date: 1932 1. in a blunt and direct manner ; openly 2. at top speed or peak performance 3. (usually flat-out) absolutely, downright — usually used as an ...
flat race
noun Date: 1848 a race (as for horses) on a level course without obstacles (as hurdles) — compare steeplechase • flat racing noun
flat racing
noun see flat race
flat tax
noun Date: 1952 proportional tax
flat-coated retriever
noun Date: 1929 any of an English breed of medium-sized sporting dogs that have a dense smooth black or liver-colored coat
flat-earther
also flat-earthist noun Date: 1926 a person who believes that the planet Earth is flat
flat-earthist
noun see flat-earther
flat-footed
I. adjective Date: 1601 1. affected with flatfoot; broadly walking with a dragging or shambling gait 2. a. firm and well balanced on the feet b. free from ...
flat-footedly
adverb see flat-footed I
flat-footedness
noun see flat-footed I
flat-hat
intransitive verb Etymology: from an alleged incident in which a pedestrian's hat was crushed by a low-flying plane Date: 1940 to fly low in an airplane in a reckless manner ...
flat-hatter
noun see flat-hat
flat-out
adjective Date: 1906 1. being or going at maximum effort or speed 2. out-and-out, downright
flat-panel
adjective Date: 1977 relating to or being a thin flat video display (as for a portable computer)
flat-picking
noun Date: 1970 a method of playing a stringed instrument (as a guitar) with a plectrum held between the thumb and index finger
flatbed
I. adjective Date: 1892 having a horizontal bed on which the work rests II. noun Date: 1944 a motortruck or trailer with a body in the form of a platform or shallow box
flatboat
noun Date: 1653 a boat with a flat bottom and square ends used for transportation of bulky freight especially in shallow waters
flatcar
noun Date: 1861 a railroad freight car without permanent raised sides, ends, or covering
flatfish
noun Date: 1710 any of an order (Heterosomata) of marine typically bottom-dwelling bony fishes (as the halibuts, flounders, turbots, and soles) that as adults swim on one ...
flatfoot
noun (plural flatfeet) Date: 1860 1. a condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground 2. a foot affected with flatfoot ...
Flathead
I. noun (plural Flatheads or Flathead) Date: 1709 1. a member of any of several North American Indian peoples that practiced head-flattening 2. an American Indian people of ...
flathead catfish
noun Date: 1945 a large yellowish catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) of the central and Gulf states of the United States with the sides and back heavily mottled with brown or black
flatiron
noun Date: 1743 iron 2c
flatland
noun Date: 1735 1. a region in which the land is predominantly flat — usually used in plural 2. land that lacks significant variation in elevation • flatlander noun
flatlander
noun see flatland
flatlet
noun Date: 1925 British efficiency apartment
flatline
intransitive verb Date: 1980 1. a. to register on an electronic monitor as having no brain waves or heartbeat b. die 2. a. to be in a state of no progress or ...
flatliner
noun see flatline
flatling
or flatlings adverb Date: 15th century dialect British with a flat side or edge
flatlings
adverb see flatling
flatly
adverb see flat I
flatmate
noun Date: 1955 chiefly British one of two or more persons sharing the same flat
flatness
noun see flat I
flatten
verb (flattened; flattening) Date: 1630 transitive verb to make flat: as a. to make level or smooth b. to knock down; also to defeat decisively c. to make dull ...
flattener
noun see flatten
flatter
I. verb Etymology: Middle English flateren, from Anglo-French flater to lap, flatter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flaz flat Date: 13th century transitive verb ...
flatterer
noun see flatter I
flatteringly
adverb see flatter I
flattery
noun (plural -teries) Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or practice of flattering b. (1) something that flatters (2) insincere or excessive praise 2. obsolete a ...
Flattery, Cape
geographical name cape NW Washington at entrance to Strait of Juan de Fuca
flattish
adjective see flat I
flattop
noun Date: 1940 something with a flat or flattened upper surface: as a. aircraft carrier b. a modified crew cut
flatulence
noun Date: 1711 1. the quality or state of being flatulent 2. flatus expelled through the anus
flatulency
noun Date: 1660 flatulence 1
flatulent
adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Latin flatus act of blowing, wind, from flare to blow — more at blow Date: 1599 1. a. likely to cause gas b. marked by or ...
flatulently
adverb see flatulent
flatus
noun Etymology: Latin, act of blowing, act of breaking wind Date: 1651 gas generated in the stomach or bowels
flatware
noun Date: 1851 relatively flat tableware; especially eating and serving utensils (as knives, forks, and spoons) — compare hollowware
flatways
adverb Date: 1692 flatwise
flatwise
adverb Date: 1601 with the flat surface presented in some expressed or implied position
flatwork
noun Date: 1925 laundry that can be finished mechanically and does not require hand ironing
flatworm
noun Date: 1874 any of a phylum (Platyhelmainthes) of soft-bodied usually much flattened acoelomate worms (as the planarians, flukes, and tapeworms) — called also ...
Flaubert
biographical name Gustave 1821-1880 French novelist • Flaubertian adjective
Flaubertian
adjective see Flaubert
flaunt
verb Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flana to rush around Date: 1566 intransitive verb 1. to display or obtrude oneself to public notice 2. ...
flauntingly
adverb see flaunt
flaunty
adjective see flaunt
flauta
noun Etymology: American Spanish, literally, flute Date: 1976 a usually corn tortilla rolled tightly around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried
flautist
noun Etymology: Italian flautista, from flauto flute, from Old Occitan flaut Date: 1860 flutist
flavanone
noun Etymology: Latin flavus + International Scientific Vocabulary -ane + -one Date: 1949 any of various aromatic ketones that often occur in plants as glycosides and that ...
flavin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus yellow — more at blue Date: 1933 any of a class of yellow water-soluble nitrogenous pigments derived ...
flavin adenine dinucleotide
noun Date: 1954 a coenzyme C27H33N9O15P2 of some flavoproteins
flavin mononucleotide
noun Date: circa 1953 FMN
flavine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus Date: circa 1853 any of a series of yellow acridine dyes (as acriflavine) having antiseptic properties
Flavius Gratianus
biographical name see Gratian
flavivirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin flavus yellow + New Latin -i- + virus — more at virus Date: 1974 any of a family (Flaviviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that ...
flavone
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus Date: 1897 a colorless crystalline aromatic ketone C15H10O2 found in the leaves, stems, and seed ...
flavonoid
noun Etymology: flavone + -oid Date: 1947 any of a group of oxygen-containing aromatic antioxidant compounds that includes many common pigments (as the anthocyanins and ...
flavonol
noun Date: 1898 any of various hydroxy derivatives of flavone
flavoprotein
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary flavin + -o- + protein Date: 1934 a dehydrogenase that contains a flavin and often a metal and plays a major role in ...
flavor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flavour, modification of Anglo-French flaur, flour, from Vulgar Latin *flator, alteration of Latin flatus breath, act of blowing — more at ...
flavored
adjective see flavor I
flavorful
adjective see flavor I
flavorfully
adverb see flavor I
flavoring
noun Date: 1845 flavor 2
flavorist
noun Date: 1964 a specialist in the creation of artificial flavors
flavorless
adjective see flavor I
flavorsome
adjective see flavor I
flavour
chiefly British variant of flavor
flaw
I. noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flaga gust, squall Date: 1513 1. a sudden brief burst of wind; also a spell of stormy weather 2. obsolete an ...
flawed
adjective see flaw II
flawless
adjective see flaw II
flawlessly
adverb see flaw II
flawlessness
noun see flaw II
flax
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fleax; akin to Old High German flahs flax, Latin plectere to braid — more at ply Date: before 12th ...
flaxen
adjective Date: 15th century 1. made of flax 2. resembling flax especially in pale soft strawy color
Flaxman
biographical name John 1755-1826 English sculptor
flaxseed
noun Date: 1562 the small seed of flax (especially Linum usitatissimum) used especially as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient, and as a dietary supplement — ...
flaxy
adjective see flax
flay
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English flen, from Old English flēan; akin to Old Norse flā to flay, Lithuanian plėšti to tear Date: before 12th century 1. to strip off ...
flea
noun Etymology: Middle English fle, from Old English flēa; akin to Old High German flōh flea Date: before 12th century any of an order (Siphonaptera) of small wingless ...
flea beetle
noun Date: 1842 any of a subfamily (Alticinae, especially genera Alticia and Epitrix) of small chrysomelid beetles with legs adapted for leaping that feed on foliage and ...
flea collar
noun Date: 1953 a collar for animals (as dogs and cats) that contains insecticide for killing fleas
flea in one's ear
phrasal rebuke
flea market
noun Etymology: translation of French Marché aux puces, a market in Paris Date: 1922 a usually open-air market for secondhand articles and antiques
flea-bitten
adjective Date: 1570 1. of a horse having a white or gray coat flecked with a darker color 2. bitten by or infested with fleas
flea-flicker
noun Date: 1927 any of various offensive plays in football involving a combination of handoffs and forward or lateral passes
fleabag
noun Date: 1839 an inferior hotel or rooming house
fleabane
noun Date: 1548 any of various composite plants (especially of the genus Erigeron) that were once believed to drive away fleas
fleabite
noun Date: 1570 1. the bite of a flea; also the red spot caused by such a bite 2. a trifling pain or annoyance
fleahopper
noun Date: 1902 any of several small jumping bugs that feed on cultivated plants
fleapit
noun Date: 1937 British a dilapidated building usually housing a movie theater
fleawort
noun Date: before 12th century any of three Old World plantains (especially Plantago psyllium) whose seeds are sometimes used as a mild laxative — compare psyllium
flèche
noun Etymology: French, literally, arrow, from Old French fleche, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch vlieke arrow, Old English flēogan to fly Date: 1848 spire; ...
fléchette
noun Etymology: French, from diminutive of flèche arrow Date: 1915 a small dart-shaped projectile that is clustered in an explosive warhead, dropped as a missile from an ...
fleck
I. transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from flecked spotted, from Middle English; akin to Old High German flec spot, Old Norse flekkr Date: 14th century 1. streak, ...
fledge
verb (fledged; fledging) Etymology: fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying, Old English ...
fledgling
noun Date: 1830 1. a young bird just fledged 2. an immature or inexperienced person 3. one that is new
flee
verb (fled; fleeing) Etymology: Middle English flen, from Old English flēon; akin to Old High German fliohan to flee Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. ...
fleece
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flees, from Old English flēos; akin to Middle High German vlius fleece and perhaps to Latin pluma feather, down Date: before 12th century 1. ...
fleeced
adjective Date: 1580 1. covered with or as if with a fleece 2. of a textile having a soft nap
fleecy
adjective (fleecier; -est) Date: 1590 covered with, made of, or resembling fleece
fleer
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English fleryen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flire to giggle Date: 15th century to laugh or grimace in a coarse derisive ...
fleeringly
adverb see fleer I
fleet
I. verb Etymology: Middle English fleten, from Old English flēotan; akin to Old High German fliozzan to float, Old English flōwan to flow Date: before 12th century ...
fleet admiral
noun Date: 1942 an admiral of the highest rank in the navy whose insignia is five stars
Fleet Street
noun Etymology: Fleet Street, London, England, center of the London newspaper district Date: 1882 the London press • Fleet Streeter noun
Fleet Streeter
noun see Fleet Street
fleet-footed
adjective Date: circa 1743 able to run fast
fleeting
adjective Date: 1563 passing swiftly ; transitory Synonyms: see transient • fleetingly adverb • fleetingness noun
fleetingly
adverb see fleeting
fleetingness
noun see fleeting
fleetly
adverb see fleet III
fleetness
noun see fleet III
Fleetwood
biographical name Charles died 1692 English general
flehmen
noun Etymology: German, from flehmen (of animals) to curl the upper lip Date: 1976 a mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open ...
fleishig
adjective Etymology: Yiddish fleyshik, from Middle High German vleischic meaty, from vleisch flesh, meat, from Old High German fleisk Date: 1943 made of, prepared with, or ...
Fleming
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc (akin to Middle Dutch Vlander Flanders) Date: 12th century a member of the Germanic people inhabiting northern ...
Flemish
I. adjective Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders or the Flemings or their language II. noun Date: circa 1741 1. the Germanic language of the ...
Flemish giant
noun Date: 1898 any of a breed of very large solid-colored rabbits probably of Belgian origin
Flensburg
geographical name city & port N Germany on inlet of the Baltic near Danish border population 87,241
flense
transitive verb (flensed; flensing) Etymology: Dutch flensen or Danish & Norwegian flense Date: 1820 to strip (as a whale) of blubber or skin
flesh
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flǣsc; akin to Old High German fleisk flesh and perhaps to Old English flēan to flay — more at flay Date: before 12th ...
flesh and blood
noun Date: before 12th century 1. corporeal nature as composed of flesh and of blood 2. near kindred — used chiefly in the phrase one's own flesh and blood 3. substance, ...
flesh fly
noun Date: 14th century a dipteran fly whose maggots feed on flesh; especially any of a family (Sarcophagidae) of flies some of which cause myiasis
flesh wound
noun Date: 1655 an injury involving penetration of the body musculature without damage to bones or internal organs
flesh-pressing
noun Date: 1969 the act of greeting and shaking hands with people especially while campaigning for political office
fleshed
adjective Date: 15th century having flesh especially of a specified kind — often used in combination

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