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folderol
also falderal noun Etymology: fol-de-rol, a nonsense refrain in songs Date: circa 1820 1. a useless ornament or accessory ; trifle 2. nonsense
folding
adjective Date: 15th century capable of being folded into a more compact shape
folding money
noun Date: circa 1930 paper money
foldout
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1950 a folded leaf in a publication (as a book) that is larger in some dimension than the page
Foley
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Jack D. Foley died 1967 American sound technician Date: 1984 sound effects created for a film
Folger
biographical name Henry Clay 1857-1930 American bibliophile
foliaceous
adjective Etymology: Latin foliaceus, from folium leaf + -aceus -aceous Date: 1658 of, relating to, or resembling an ordinary green leaf as distinguished from a modified leaf ...
foliage
noun Etymology: Middle French fuellage, from foille leaf — more at foil Date: 1598 1. a representation of leaves, flowers, and branches for architectural ornamentation 2. ...
foliage plant
noun Date: 1862 a plant grown primarily for its decorative foliage
foliaged
adjective see foliage
foliar
adjective Etymology: French foliaire, from Latin folium leaf + French -aire -ar Date: circa 1859 of, relating to, or applied to leaves
foliate
adjective Etymology: Latin foliatus leafy, from folium leaf — more at blade Date: circa 1658 1. shaped like a leaf 2. foliated
foliated
adjective Date: 1650 1. composed of or separable into layers 2. ornamented with foils or a leaf design
foliation
noun Date: circa 1623 1. a. the process of forming into a leaf b. the state of being in leaf c. vernation 2. the numbering of the leaves of a manuscript or early ...
folic acid
noun Etymology: Latin folium Date: 1941 a crystalline vitamin C19H19N7O6 of the B complex that is used especially in the treatment of nutritional anemias — called also ...
folie à deux
noun Etymology: French, literally, double madness Date: circa 1892 the presence of the same or similar delusional ideas in two persons closely associated with one another
folie de grandeur
or folie des grandeurs foreign term Etymology: French delusion of greatness ; megalomania
folie des grandeurs
foreign term see folie de grandeur
folio
I. noun (plural folios) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, ablative of folium Date: 15th century 1. a. a leaf especially of a manuscript or book b. a leaf number ...
foliose
adjective Etymology: Latin foliosus leafy Date: 1758 having a flat, thin, and usually lobed thallus attached to the substratum — compare crustose, fruticose
folk
I. noun (plural folk or folks) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English folc; akin to Old High German folc people Date: before 12th century 1. archaic a group of kindred ...
folk art
noun Date: 1911 the traditional typically anonymous art of usually untrained people
folk etymology
noun Date: 1882 the transformation of words so as to give them an apparent relationship to other better-known or better-understood words (as in the change of Spanish ...
folk mass
noun Date: 1966 a mass in which traditional liturgical music is replaced by folk music
folk medicine
noun Date: 1878 traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant-derived ...
folk song
noun Date: 1847 a traditional or composed song typically characterized by stanzaic form, refrain, and simplicity of melody
Folkestone
geographical name seaport & summer resort SE England in Kent on Strait of Dover population 43,742
folkie
I. noun also folky (plural folkies) Date: 1965 a folk singer or instrumentalist II. adjective or folky Date: 1965 of or relating to folk music
folkish
adjective Date: 1938 folklike • folkishness noun
folkishness
noun see folkish
folklife
noun Date: 1864 the traditions, activities, skills, and products (as handicrafts) of a particular people or group
folklike
adjective Date: 1939 having a folk character
folklore
noun Date: 1846 1. traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people 2. a branch of knowledge that deals with folklore 3. an often ...
folkloric
adjective see folklore
folklorish
adjective see folklore
folklorist
noun see folklore
folkloristic
adjective see folklore
folkmoot
or folkmote noun Etymology: alteration of Old English folcmōt, folcgemōt, from folc people + mōt, gemōt meeting — more at moot Date: before 12th century a general ...
folkmote
noun see folkmoot
folksily
adverb see folksy
folksiness
noun see folksy
folksinger
noun Date: 1884 one who sings folk songs or sings in a style associated with folk songs • folksinging noun
folksinging
noun see folksinger
folksy
adjective (folksier; -est) Date: 1852 1. sociable, friendly 2. informal, casual, or familiar in manner or style • folksily adverb • folksiness noun
folktale
noun Date: 1852 a characteristically anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people
folkway
noun Date: circa 1906 a mode of thinking, feeling, or acting common to a given group of people; especially a traditional social custom
folky
I. noun see folkie I II. adjective see folkie II
follicle
noun Etymology: New Latin folliculus, from Latin, diminutive of follis bag — more at fool Date: 1646 1. a. a small anatomical cavity or deep narrow-mouthed depression ...
follicle mite
noun Date: 1925 any of several minute mites (genus Demodex) parasitic in hair follicles
follicle-stimulating hormone
noun Date: circa 1943 a hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of the ovum-containing follicles in the ovary and activates ...
follicular
adjective see follicle
folliculitis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from folliculus + -itis Date: circa 1860 inflammation of one or more follicles especially of the hair
follow
I. verb Etymology: Middle English folwen, from Old English folgian; akin to Old High German folgēn to follow Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to go, proceed, ...
follow one's nose
phrasal 1. to go in a straight or obvious course 2. to proceed without plan or reflection ; obey one's instincts
follow out
transitive verb Date: 1658 1. to follow to the end or to a conclusion 2. carry out, execute
follow shot
noun Date: circa 1909 1. a shot in billiards or pool made by striking the cue ball above its center to cause it to continue forward after striking the object ball 2. a ...
follow suit
phrasal 1. to play a card of the same suit as the card led 2. to follow an example set
follow through
intransitive verb Date: 1895 1. to continue a stroke or motion to the end of its arc 2. to press on in an activity or process especially to a conclusion
follow up
verb Date: 1767 transitive verb 1. to follow with something similar, related, or supplementary 2. to maintain contact with (a person) so as to monitor the effects of ...
follow-on
adjective Date: 1960 being or relating to something that follows as a natural or logical consequence, development, or progression • follow-on noun
follow-through
noun Date: 1897 1. the part of the stroke following the striking of a ball 2. the act or an instance of following through
follow-up
I. noun Date: 1916 1. a. the act or an instance of following up b. something that follows up 2. maintenance of contact with or reexamination of a person (as a patient) ...
follower
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. one in the service of another ; retainer b. one that follows the opinions or teachings of another c. one that imitates another ...
followership
noun Date: circa 1928 1. following 2. the capacity or willingness to follow a leader
following
I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. being next in order or time 2. listed or shown next II. noun Date: 15th century a group of followers, adherents, or partisans III. ...
folly
noun (plural follies) Etymology: Middle English folie, from Anglo-French, from fol fool Date: 13th century 1. lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight 2. a. ...
Folsom
I. adjective Etymology: Folsom, town in New Mexico Date: 1928 of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric culture of North America on the east side of the Rocky ...
foment
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to apply a warm substance to, from Late Latin fomentare, from Latin fomentum compress, from fovēre to heat, soothe; akin to ...
fomentation
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the application of hot moist substances to the body to ease pain b. the material so applied 2. the act of fomenting ; instigation
fomenter
noun see foment
fomite
noun (plural fomites) Etymology: back-formation from fomites, from New Latin, plural of fomit-, fomes, from Latin, kindling wood; akin to Latin fovēre to heat — more at ...
fond
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English fonned, fond, from fonne fool Date: 14th century 1. foolish, silly 2. a. prizing highly ; desirous — used with of b. ...
Fond du Lac
geographical name city E Wisconsin on Lake Winnebago population 42,203
Fonda
biographical name Henry (Jaynes) 1905-1982 American actor
fondant
noun Etymology: French, from present participle of fondre to melt — more at found Date: 1877 1. a soft creamy preparation of sugar, water, and flavorings that is used as a ...
fondle
verb (fondled; fondling) Etymology: frequentative of obsolete fond to fondle Date: 1694 transitive verb 1. obsolete pamper 2. to handle tenderly, lovingly, or ...
fondler
noun see fondle
fondly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. archaic in a foolish manner ; foolishly 2. in a fond manner ; affectionately 3. in a willingly credulous manner
fondness
noun Date: 14th century 1. obsolete foolishness, folly 2. tender affection 3. appetite, relish
fondu
noun see fondue
fondue
also fondu noun Etymology: French fondue, from feminine of fondu, past participle of fondre to melt, from Old French — more at found Date: 1878 1. a. (1) a ...
Fonseca Bay
geographical name see Fonseca, Gulf of
Fonseca, Gulf of
or Fonseca Bay geographical name inlet of the Pacific in Central America in El Salvador, Honduras, & Nicaragua
font
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin font-, fons, from Latin, fountain Date: before 12th century 1. a. a receptacle for baptismal water ...
Fontainebleau
geographical name commune N France population 18,037
fontal
adjective see font I
Fontana
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 128,929
fontanel
or fontanelle noun Etymology: Middle English fontinelle a bodily hollow or pit, from Anglo-French funtainele, diminutive of funtaine fountain Date: 1741 a membrane-covered ...
fontanelle
noun see fontanel
Fontanne
biographical name Lynn 1887?-1983 wife of Alfred Lunt American (English-born) actress
Fonteyn
biographical name Dame Margot 1919-1991 originally Margot Hookham English ballerina
fontina
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Italian Date: 1938 a cheese that is semisoft to hard in texture and mild to medium sharp in flavor
foo dog
or fu dog noun Usage: often capitalized F Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) fó Buddha; from the use of such figures in ceramic or stone as guardians of Buddhist temples Date: ...
Foochow
geographical name — see Fuzhou
food
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English fode, from Old English fōda; akin to Old High German fuotar food, fodder, Latin panis bread, pascere to feed Date: ...
food chain
noun Date: 1926 1. an arrangement of the organisms of an ecological community according to the order of predation in which each uses the next usually lower member as a food ...
food court
noun Date: 1982 an area within a building (as a shopping mall) set apart for food concessions
food poisoning
noun Date: 1887 an acute gastrointestinal disorder caused by bacteria or their toxic products or by chemical residues in food
food processor
noun Date: 1974 an electric kitchen appliance with a set of interchangeable blades revolving inside a container
food pyramid
noun Date: 1949 an ecological hierarchy of food relationships in which a chief predator is at the top, each level preys on the next lower level, and usually green plants are ...
food stamp
noun Date: 1940 a government-issued coupon that is sold or given to low-income persons and is redeemable for food
food vacuole
noun Date: circa 1889 a membrane-bound vacuole (as in an amoeba) in which ingested food is digested — see amoeba illustration
food web
noun Date: 1949 the totality of interacting food chains in an ecological community
foodie
noun Date: 1982 a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads
foodless
adjective see food
foodlessness
noun see food
foodstuff
noun Date: 1872 a substance with food value; specifically the raw material of food before or after processing
foodways
noun plural Date: 1946 the eating habits and culinary practices of a people, region, or historical period
foofaraw
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1934 1. frills and flashy finery 2. a disturbance or to-do over a trifle ; fuss
fool
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French fol, from Late Latin follis, from Latin, bellows, bag; akin to Old High German bolla blister, balg bag — more at belly ...
fool around
intransitive verb Date: 1837 1. to spend time idly, aimlessly, or frivolously 2. to engage in casual sexual activity
fool's cap
noun see foolscap
fool's gold
noun Date: 1872 pyrite; broadly any of various pyritic minerals resembling gold
fool's paradise
noun Date: 15th century a state of delusory happiness
fool's parsley
noun Date: 1755 a poisonous European weed (Aethusa cynapium) of the carrot family that resembles parsley and is naturalized in the northern United States and southern Canada
foolery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1552 1. a foolish act, utterance, or belief 2. foolish behavior
foolhardily
adverb see foolhardy
foolhardiness
noun see foolhardy
foolhardy
adjective Date: 13th century foolishly adventurous and bold ; rash Synonyms: see adventurous • foolhardily adverb • foolhardiness noun
foolish
adjective Date: 13th century 1. lacking in sense, judgment, or discretion 2. a. absurd, ridiculous b. marked by a loss of composure ; nonplussed 3. insignificant, ...
foolishly
adverb see foolish
foolishness
noun Date: 15th century 1. foolish behavior 2. a foolish act or idea
foolproof
adjective Date: 1902 so simple, plain, or reliable as to leave no opportunity for error, misuse, or failure
foolscap
also fool's cap noun Date: 1602 1. a cap or hood usually with bells worn by jesters 2. a conical cap for slow or lazy students 3. (usually foolscap) [from the watermark of ...
foosball
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: probably modification of German Tischfussball, from Tisch table + Fussball soccer, from Fuss foot + Ball ball Date: 1977 a table ...
foot
I. noun (plural feet; also foot) Etymology: Middle English fot, from Old English fōt; akin to Old High German fuot foot, Latin ped-, pes, Greek pod-, pous Date: before 12th ...
foot fault
noun Date: 1886 an infraction of the service rules (as in tennis, racquetball, or volleyball) that results from illegal placement of the server's feet • footfault ...
foot in the door
phrasal the initial step toward a goal
foot rot
noun Date: 1708 1. a progressive inflammation of the feet of sheep, goats, or cattle that is associated with bacterial infection 2. a plant disease marked by rot of the stem ...
foot soldier
noun Date: 1622 1. infantryman 2. a person likened to an infantryman especially in doing active and usually unglamorous work in support of an organization or movement
foot-and-mouth
noun see foot-and-mouth disease
foot-and-mouth disease
noun Date: 1862 an acute contagious febrile disease especially of cloven-footed animals that is caused by serotypes of a picornavirus (species Foot-and-mouth disease virus of ...
foot-candle
noun Date: 1906 a unit of illuminance on a surface that is everywhere one foot from a uniform point source of light of one candle and equal to one lumen per square foot
foot-dragging
noun Date: 1952 failure to act with the necessary promptness or vigor
foot-pound
noun (plural foot-pounds) Date: 1850 a unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one pound acting through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force
foot-pound-second
adjective Date: 1892 being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight, and the second as the unit of time — ...
footage
noun Date: 1892 length or quantity expressed in feet: as a. board feet b. the total number of running feet of motion-picture film used (as for a scene or subject); also ...
football
noun Date: 15th century 1. any of several games played between two teams on a rectangular field having two goalposts at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a ...
footballer
noun see football
footbath
noun Date: 1599 a bath for cleansing, warming, soothing, or disinfecting the feet
footboard
noun Date: 1751 1. a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet 2. a board forming the foot of a bed
footboy
noun Date: 1585 a serving boy ; page, attendant
footbridge
noun Date: 14th century a bridge for pedestrians
footcloth
noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic an ornamental cloth draped over the back of a horse to reach the ground on each side 2. archaic carpet
footdragger
noun Date: 1957 one who engages in foot-dragging
Foote
I. biographical name Andrew Hull 1806-1863 American admiral II. biographical name Samuel 1720-1777 English actor & playwright III. biographical name Shelby 1916- American ...
footed
adjective Date: 14th century having a foot or feet especially of a specified kind or number — often used in combination
footer
noun Date: 1608 archaic pedestrian
footfall
noun Date: 1610 the sound of a footstep
footfault
intransitive verb see foot fault
footgear
noun Date: 1837 footwear
foothill
noun Date: 1850 1. a hill at the foot of higher hills 2. plural a hilly region at the base of a mountain range
foothold
noun Date: circa 1609 1. a hold for the feet ; footing 2. a position usable as a base for further advance
footing
noun Date: 14th century 1. a stable position or placing of the feet 2. a surface or its condition with respect to one walking or running on it; especially the condition of ...
footlambert
noun Date: 1925 a unit of luminance equal to the luminance of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square foot
footle
intransitive verb (footled; footling) Etymology: probably alteration of footer to waste time Date: 1892 1. to talk or act foolishly 2. to waste time ; trifle, fool • ...
footler
noun see footle
footless
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having no feet b. lacking foundation ; unsubstantial 2. stupid, inept • footlessly adverb • footlessness noun
footlessly
adverb see footless
footlessness
noun see footless
footlights
noun plural Date: circa 1839 1. a row of lights set across the front of a stage floor 2. the stage as a profession
footling
adjective Etymology: footle Date: circa 1897 1. lacking judgment or ability ; inept 2. lacking use or value ; trivial
footlocker
noun Date: 1942 a small trunk designed to be placed at the foot of a bed (as in a barracks)
footloose
adjective Date: 1873 having no ties ; free to move about
footman
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic a traveler on foot ; pedestrian b. infantryman 2. a. a servant in livery formerly attending a rider or required to run in ...
footmark
noun Date: 1799 footprint
footnote
I. noun Date: 1607 1. a note of reference, explanation, or comment usually placed below the text on a printed page 2. a. one that is a relatively subordinate or minor ...
footpace
noun Date: 1538 1. a walking pace 2. platform, dais
footpad
I. noun Etymology: foot + pad highwayman, probably from 3pad Date: 1678 a criminal who robs pedestrians II. noun Etymology: foot + 1pad Date: 1966 a flattish foot on the ...
footpath
noun Date: 1526 a narrow path for pedestrians
footprint
noun Date: 1552 1. an impression of the foot on a surface 2. a. the area on a surface covered by something b. range of operation (as of a service) 3. a marked ...
footrace
noun Date: 1616 a race run by humans on foot
footrest
noun Date: 1861 a support for the feet
footrope
noun Date: 1769 1. the part of a boltrope sewed to the lower edge of a sail 2. a rope rigged below a yard for crew members to stand on
footsie
or footsy noun Etymology: diminutive of 1foot Date: 1944 1. a furtive flirtatious caressing with the feet (as under a table) 2. a usually surreptitious cooperation or ...
footslog
intransitive verb Date: 1899 to march or tramp through mud • footslogger noun
footslogger
noun see footslog
footsore
adjective Date: 1719 having sore or tender feet (as from much walking) • footsoreness noun
footsoreness
noun see footsore
footstep
noun Date: 13th century 1. the mark of the foot ; track 2. a. tread b. distance covered by a step ; pace 3. a step on which to ascend or descend 4. a way of life, ...
footstone
noun Date: 1724 a stone placed at the foot of a grave
footstool
noun Date: 1530 a low stool used to support the feet
footsy
noun see footsie
footwall
noun Date: 1860 1. the lower underlying wall of a vein, ore deposit, or coal seam in a mine 2. the lower wall of an inclined fault
footway
noun Date: 15th century a narrow way or path for pedestrians
footwear
noun Date: 1881 wearing apparel (as shoes or boots) for the feet
footwork
noun Date: 1859 1. the activity of moving from place to place 2. the management of the feet (as in boxing); also the work done with them 3. active and adroit ...
foozle
I. noun Date: 1890 an act of foozling; especially a bungling golf stroke II. transitive verb (foozled; foozling) Etymology: perhaps from German dialect fuseln to work ...
fop
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle English fobben to deceive, Middle High German voppen Date: 15th century 1. obsolete a foolish or silly person 2. a man who ...
foppery
noun (plural -peries) Date: 1546 1. foolish character or action ; folly 2. the behavior or dress of a fop
foppish
adjective Date: 1599 1. obsolete foolish, silly 2. a. characteristic of a fop b. behaving or dressing in the manner of a fop • foppishly adverb • foppishness ...
foppishly
adverb see foppish
foppishness
noun see foppish
FOR
abbreviation free on rail
for
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Latin per through, prae before, pro before, for, ahead, Greek pro, Old English faran to go — more at fare ...
FOR
abbreviation free on rail
for
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Latin per through, prae before, pro before, for, ahead, Greek pro, Old English faran to go — more at fare ...
for a loop
phrasal into a state of amazement, confusion, or distress
for a loss
phrasal into a state of distress
for all one is worth
phrasal to the fullest extent of one's value or ability
for all the world
phrasal in every way ; exactly
for and
conjunction Date: circa 1529 obsolete and also
for certain
phrasal as a certainty ; assuredly
for example
phrasal as an example
for fair
phrasal to the greatest extent or degree ; fully
for free
phrasal without charge
for good
also for good and all phrasal forever, permanently
for good and all
phrasal see for good
for good measure
phrasal in addition to the minimum required ; as an extra
for hire
also on hire phrasal available for use or service in return for payment
for instance
I. noun Date: 1959 example
for keeps
phrasal 1. a. with the provision that one keep what one has won b. with deadly seriousness 2. for an indefinitely long time ; permanently 3. with the result of ...
for nothing
phrasal 1. without reason 2. at no charge
for one
phrasal as one example
for one's money
phrasal according to one's preference or opinion
for one's part
phrasal as far as one's share or interest is concerned
for openers
phrasal to begin with
for real
phrasal 1. in earnest ; seriously 2. genuine
for rent
phrasal available for use or service in return for payment
for sale
phrasal available for purchase
for short
phrasal as an abbreviation
for starters
phrasal to begin with
for sure
phrasal without doubt or question ; certainly
for that matter
phrasal so far as that is concerned
for the birds
phrasal worthless, ridiculous
for the most part
phrasal in general ; on the whole
for the record
phrasal for public knowledge ; on the record
for the rest
phrasal with regard to remaining issues or needs
for the time being
phrasal for the present
for-
prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German far- for-, Old English for 1. so as to involve prohibition, exclusion, omission, failure, neglect, ...
for-profit
adjective Date: 1972 established, maintained, or conducted for the purpose of making a profit
fora
plural of forum
forage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from fuerre, foer fodder, straw, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fuotar food, fodder — more at food Date: ...
forager
noun see forage II
Foraker, Mount
geographical name mountain 17,400 feet (5304 meters) S Alaska in Alaska Range SW of Mt. McKinley
foram
noun Date: 1927 foraminifer
foramen
noun (plural foramina or foramens) Etymology: Latin foramin-, foramen, from forare to bore — more at bore Date: 1671 a small opening, perforation, or orifice ; fenestra ...
foramen magnum
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, large opening Date: 1857 the opening in the skull through which the spinal cord passes to become the medulla oblongata
foramen ovale
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, oval opening Date: circa 1860 an opening in the septum between the two atria of the heart that is normally present only in the fetus
foraminal
adjective see foramen
foraminifer
noun Date: circa 1842 any of an order (Foraminifera) of large chiefly marine rhizopod protozoans usually having calcareous shells that often are perforated with minute holes ...
foraminifera
noun plural Etymology: New Latin, from Latin foramin-, foramen + -fera, neuter plural of -fer -fer Date: circa 1836 organisms that are foraminifers
foraminiferal
adjective see foraminifer
foraminiferan
noun Date: 1920 foraminifer
foraminous
adjective see foramen
forasmuch as
conjunction Date: 13th century in view of the fact that
foray
I. verb Etymology: Middle English forrayen, from Anglo-French forreyer, foreer, probably back-formation from *forrier, *forreour forager, raider, from fuerre, foer provender — ...
forayer
noun see foray I
forb
noun Etymology: Greek phorbē fodder, food, from pherbein to graze Date: 1924 an herb other than grass
forbear
I. verb (forbore; forborne; -bearing) Etymology: Middle English forberen, from Old English forberan to endure, do without, from for- + beran to bear Date: before 12th century ...
forbearance
noun Date: 1576 1. a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due 2. the act of forbearing ; patience 3. the quality of being ...
forbearer
noun see forbear I
Forbes-Robertson
biographical name Sir Johnston 1853-1937 English actor
forbid
I. transitive verb (forbade; also forbad; forbidden; -bidding) Etymology: Middle English forbidden, from Old English forbēodan, from for- + bēodan to bid — more at bid ...
forbiddance
noun Date: circa 1611 the act of forbidding
forbidden
adjective Date: 13th century 1. not permitted or allowed 2. not conforming to the usual selection principles — used of quantum phenomena
forbidden fruit
noun Etymology: from the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:2-19 Date: 1605 an immoral or illegal pleasure
forbidder
noun see forbid I
forbidding
adjective Date: 1599 1. such as to make approach or passage difficult or impossible 2. disagreeable, repellent 3. grim, menacing • forbiddingly adverb
forbiddingly
adverb see forbidding
forbode
variant of forebode
forby
I. preposition or forbye Etymology: Middle English forby, preposition & adverb, from fore- + by Date: 14th century 1. archaic a. past b. near 2. chiefly Scottish ...
forbye
I. preposition see forby I II. adverb see forby II
force
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *fortia, from Latin fortis strong Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) strength or energy exerted or ...
force de frappe
foreign term Etymology: French a force equipped to deal a quick offensive or retaliatory blow

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