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—feebleness, n. —feeblish, adj. —feebly, adv. /fee"beuhl/, adj., feebler, feeblest. 1. physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail. 2. weak intellectually or morally: a ...
—feeble-mindedly, adv. —feeble-mindedness, n. /fee"beuhl muyn"did/, adj. 1. lacking the normal mental powers. 2. Med. (formerly) mentally retarded. Cf. idiot, imbecile, ...
See feeble-minded. * * *
See feeble-mindedly. * * *
feebleminded [fē′bəlmīn΄did] adj. 1. mentally retarded; subnormal in intelligence: term no longer used in psychology 2. Rare having a weak will; ...
      deficiency in intelligence. The term is no longer generally used medically or psychologically. The term intellectual disability is preferred. * * *
See feeble. * * *
See feebleness. * * *
—feedable, adj. /feed/, v., fed, feeding, n. v.t. 1. to give food to; supply with nourishment: to feed a child. 2. to yield or serve as food for: This land has fed 10 ...
feed bag
1. Also called nose bag. a bag for feeding horses, placed before the mouth and fastened around the head with straps. 2. put on the feed bag, Slang. to have a meal; eat: When his ...
/feed"bak'/, n. 1. Electronics. a. the process of returning part of the output of a circuit, system, or device to the input, either to oppose the input (negative feedback) or to ...
feedback inhibition
Suppression of the activity of an enzyme by a product of the sequence of reactions in which the enzyme is participating. When the product accumulates in a cell beyond an optimal ...
feedback loop
Computers, Electronics. the path by which some of the output of a circuit, system, or device is returned to the input. Cf. closed loop. [1980-85] * * *
feedback inhibition n. A cellular control mechanism in which an enzyme that catalyzes the production of a particular substance in the cell is inhibited when that substance has ...
feedback loop n. The section of a control system that allows for feedback and self-correction and that adjusts its operation according to differences between the actual output ...
feed·bag (fēdʹbăg') n. A bag that fits over a horse's muzzle and holds feed. Also called nosebag. * * *
/feed"boks'/, n. 1. a box for animal feed. 2. a casing for the feeding mechanism of a machine. [1830-40, Amer.; FEED + BOX1] * * *
/fee"deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that supplies food or feeds something. 2. a bin or boxlike device from which farm animals may eat, esp. such a device designed to allow a ...
feeder line
a branch of a main transportation line, as of an airline or railroad. [1890-95] * * *
feeder road
a secondary road used to bring traffic to a major road. [1955-60] * * *
feeder roads
➡ roads and road signs * * *
/feed"grayn'/, n. 1. any cereal grain used as a feed for livestock, poultry, or other animals. 2. a preparation of feed composed of grain or containing grain, esp. any ...
feed·horn (fēdʹhôrn') n. A satellite dish component that captures the signal reflected from the dish surface and channels it into an amplifier. * * *
/fee"ding/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that feeds. 2. an instance of eating or of taking or being given nourishment. 3. grazing land. [bef. 900; ME feding, OE feding. See ...
feeding behaviour
Any action of an animal directed toward obtaining nutrients. Each species evolves methods of searching for, obtaining, and ingesting food for which it can successfully compete. ...
feeding cup.
See spout cup. [1880-85] * * *
feeding frenzy
Slang. a ruthless attack on or exploitation of someone esp. by the media. [1985-90] * * *
feed·ing frenzy (fēʹdĭng) n. 1. A period of intense or excited feeding, as by sharks. 2. Excited activity by a group, especially around a focal point: “The media swirled ...
/feed"lot'/, n. 1. a plot of ground, often near a stockyard, where livestock are gathered to be fattened for market. 2. a commercial establishment that operates a feedlot. Also, ...
/feed"stok'/, n. raw material for processing or manufacturing industry. Also, feed stock. [1930-35; FEED + STOCK] * * *
/feed"stuf'/, n. feed (def. 14). [1855-60, Amer.; FEED + STUFF] * * *
/feed"throoh'/, n. Electronics. a connector used to pass a conductor through a circuit board or enclosure. [n. use of v. phrase feed through] * * *
/feed"waw'teuhr, -wot'euhr/, n. water to be supplied to a boiler from a tank or condenser for conversion into steam. Also, feed water. [1860-65; FEED + WATER] * * *
/feel/, v., felt, feeling, n. v.t. 1. to perceive or examine by touch. 2. to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell: to feel a ...
/feel"good'/, adj. Informal. intended to make one happy or satisfied: a feel-good movie; feel-good politics. [1975-80, Amer.] * * *
/fee"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that feels. 2. a proposal, remark, hint, etc., designed to bring out the opinions or purposes of others: Interested in an accord, both labor ...
—feelingly, adv. —feelingness, n. /fee"ling/, n. 1. the function or the power of perceiving by touch. 2. physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or ...
See feeling. * * *
British and American people are similar in many ways, but in expressing feelings they have little in common. Americans believe, at least in principle, that it is better to share ...
➡ public schools * * *
fee simple n. pl. fees simple 1. An estate in land of which the inheritor has unqualified ownership and power of disposition. 2. Private ownership of real estate in which the ...
fee splitting n. The practice of sharing fees with professional colleagues, such as physicians, for patient or client referrals. * * *
/feet/, n. 1. a pl. of foot. 2. drag one's feet, to act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant to act, comply, etc.: We can't begin the project until the ...
feet of clay
1. a weakness or hidden flaw in the character of a greatly admired or respected person: He was disillusioned to find that even Lincoln had feet of clay. 2. any unexpected or ...
fee tail n. pl. fees tail An estate in land limited in inheritance to a particular class of heirs.   [Middle English fe taille, from Anglo-Norman fee taile: fe, fee; see fee + ...
/feet"ferrst"/, adv. 1. with the feet foremost. 2. Slang. on a stretcher or in a coffin; dead. [1945-50; FEET + FIRST] * * *
/feez, fayz/, n. Dial. 1. a state of vexation or worry. 2. a violent rush or impact. Also, feaze. [1350-1400; ME fese blast, rush, fesen to drive, chase, frighten; cf. OE ...
Fefferman, Charles Louis
▪ American mathematician born April 18, 1949, Washington, D.C., U.S.       American mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1978 for his work in classical ...
feh [fe] interj. 〚Yiddish〛 used to express disgust, contempt, or scorn * * *
Fehling's solution
Fehling's solution [fā′liŋz] n. a blue solution of copper sulfate, Rochelle salt, and sodium hydroxide, used to test for the presence of a sugar, aldehyde, etc.: also called ...
Feh·ling's solution (fāʹlĭngz) n. An aqueous solution of copper sulfate, sodium hydroxide, and potassium sodium tartrate used to test for the presence of sugars and ...
fehmic court
▪ medieval tribunal German  Femgericht,  Fehmgericht,  or  Vehmgericht         medieval law tribunal properly belonging to Westphalia, though extending ...
Fehn, Sverre
▪ 1998       In 1997 the Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded by the Hyatt Foundation to Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn, who for nearly half a century toiled both in ...
Fehrenbach, Konstantin
▪ German chancellor born Jan. 11, 1852, Wellendingen, Baden [Germany] died March 26, 1926, Freiburg, Ger.       German statesman who was chancellor of the Weimar ...
(as used in expressions) Han fei tzu Ho fei Yue Fei Yüeh Fei * * *
Fei Xiaotong
▪ 2006       Chinese social anthropologist (b. Nov. 2, 1910, Wujiang district, Jiangsu province, China—d. April 24, 2005, Beijing, China), wrote extensively about ...
Feiffer, Jules
born Jan. 26, 1929, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. cartoonist and dramatist. Feiffer learned his trade while assisting comic-strip artists. He became famous for Feiffer, a satirical ...
Feigenbaum, Edward Albert
▪ American computer scientist born January 20, 1936, Wehawken, New Jersey, U.S.    an American systems analyst and the most important pioneer in the development of expert ...
—feigner, n. —feigningly, adv. /fayn/, v.t. 1. to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of: to feign sickness. 2. to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or ...
—feignedly /fay"nid lee/, adv. —feignedness, n. /faynd/, adj. 1. pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm. 2. assumed; fictitious: a feigned name. 3. disguised: a ...
/fay yoh"euh, -hoh"euh/, n. 1. a shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of the myrtle family, native to South America, bearing edible, greenish, plumlike fruit. 2. the fruit of this shrub. ...
Port. /fay'zhoo ah"dah/; Eng. /fay jwah"deuh/, n. Brazilian Cookery. a dish of rice and black beans baked with various kinds of meat and sausage. [ < Brazilian Pg, deriv. of Pg ...
feijoada completa
▪ food       the national dish of Brazil, black beans cooked with fresh and smoked meats and accompanied by traditional side dishes. The modern feijoada completa is an ...
Feijóo y Montenegro, Benito Jerónimo
▪ Spanish author born Oct. 8, 1676, Casdemiro, Spain died Sept. 26, 1764, Oviedo  teacher and essayist, a leading 18th-century Spanish stylist.       A member of the ...
/fuy"ning euhr/, n. 1. Andreas (Bernhard Lyonel) /an dray"euhs, ahn-/, born 1906, U.S. photographer, born in France. 2. his father, Lyonel (Charles Adrian), 1871-1956, U.S. ...
Feininger, Andreas
▪ American photographer in full  Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger  born December 27, 1906, Paris, France died February 18, 1999, New York, New York, ...
Feininger, Andreas (Bernhard Lyonel)
born Dec. 27, 1906, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 18, 1999, New York, N.Y., U.S. French-born U.S. photographer and writer. Son of painter Lyonel Feininger, he graduated from the Bauhaus ...
Feininger, Andreas Bernhard Lyonel
▪ 2000       French-born American photographer (b. Dec. 27, 1906, Paris, France—d. Feb. 18, 1999, New York, N.Y.), was internationally renowned for his images, ...
Feininger, Lyonel
▪ American artist born July 17, 1871, New York City died Jan. 13, 1956, New York City       American artist whose paintings and teaching activities at the Bauhaus ...
Feininger, Lyonel (Charles Adrian)
born July 17, 1871, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 13, 1956, New York City U.S.-born German painter. He went to Germany in 1887 to study music but ended up studying painting ...
Feininger,Lyonel Charles Adrian
Fei·ning·er (fīʹnĭng-ər), Lyonel Charles Adrian. 1871-1956. American-born artist who was influenced by cubism and the Bauhaus movement and developed a delicate geometric ...
/fuyn"shmek'euhrdd/, n., pl. feinschmecker. German. gourmet. * * *
Feinstein, Dianne Goldman
▪ United States senator née  Dianne Emiel Goldman  born June 22, 1933, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.       American politician, who was the first woman mayor of San ...
Feinstein, Elaine
▪ British writer and translator née  Cooklin  born Oct. 24, 1930, Bootle, Eng.       British writer and translator who examined her own eastern European heritage in ...
/faynt/, n. 1. a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack: military ...
/faynts/, n.pl. faints. * * *
Feira de Santana
▪ Brazil       city, northeastern Bahia estado (state), northeastern Brazil. It lies between the Jacuípe and Pojuca rivers, at 820 feet (250 metres) above sea level. ...
Feirade Santana
Fei·ra de San·ta·na (fāʹrə də săn-tănʹə, fāʹrä dĭ säɴ-täɴʹnä) A city of eastern Brazil west-northwest of Salvador. It is a distribution center for a large ...
/fear"ee/, adj. Scot. healthy; strong. [1375-1425; late ME (Scots) fery, equiv. to fer (OE fere able-bodied, fit, deriv. of for journey; see FARE) + -Y1] * * *
Fei·sal (fīʹsəl) See Faisal. * * *
Feisal I
/fuy"seuhl/. See Faisal I. Also, Feisul I. * * *
Feisal II.
See Faisal II. Also, Feisul II. * * *
/fuyst/, n. 1. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, esp. one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt. v.i. 2. South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about: Look at ...
See feisty. * * *
—feistily, adv. —feistiness, n. /fuy"stee/, adj., feistier, feistiest. 1. full of animation, energy, or courage; spirited; spunky; plucky: The champion is faced with a feisty ...
Fei·sul (fīʹsəl) See Faisal. * * *
▪ county, Hungary  megye (county), central Hungary, occupying an area in the eastern portion of Transdanubia. It is bordered by the counties of Komárom-Esztergom to the ...
Feke, Robert
▪ American painter born c. 1705, Long Island, New York [U.S.] died c. 1750, West Indies       British-American painter whose portraits depict the emerging colonial ...
▪ 1998       Nigerian musician and activist (b. Oct. 15, 1938, Abeokuta, Nigeria—d. Aug. 2, 1997, Lagos, Nigeria), launched a modern African-based music called ...
/feuh lah"feuhl/, n. falafel. * * *
Feld, Eliot
▪ American dancer born July 5, 1942, New York City       American dancer, choreographer, and director.       Feld began his classical training at the School of ...
/fel"deen/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of piroxicam. * * *
▪ Austria  town, western Austria. It lies along the Ill River, near the Liechtenstein border, about 48 miles (77 km) east-southeast of Zürich, Switzerland. First mentioned ...
Feldman, Morton
▪ American composer born Jan. 12, 1926, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 3, 1987, Buffalo, N.Y.       American avant-garde composer associated with John Cage (Cage, ...
feldsher [feld′shər] n. a medical worker, esp. in Russia, who acts as an assistant to a physician and is qualified by practical training to perform certain tasks: also sp. ...
/feld"spahr', fel"-/, n. any of a group of minerals, principally aluminosilicates of potassium, sodium, and calcium, characterized by two cleavages at nearly right angles: one of ...
/feld spath"ik, fel-, feld"spath-, fel"-/, adj. Mineral. of, pertaining to, or containing feldspar. Also, felspathic, feldspathose, felspathose. [1825-35; < G Feldspath (see ...
/feld"spa thoyd', fel"-/, Mineral. adj. 1. Also, feldspathoidal. of or pertaining to a group of minerals similar in chemical composition to certain feldspars except for a lower ...
▪ Provençal literary society       association organized in the 19th century for the maintenance of the Provençal (Provence) customs and language that stimulated the ...
/feuh lees"/, n. a female given name, form of Felicia. * * *
/feuh lish"euh, -lish"ee euh, -lee"sheuh, -lis"ee euh/, n. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning "happy." * * *
/fee'leuh sif"ik/, adj. causing or tending to cause happiness. [1860-65; < L felici- (s. of felix) happy + -FIC] * * *
▪ Roman deity       Roman goddess of good luck to whom a temple was first built in the mid-2nd century BC. She became the special protector of successful commanders. ...
—felicitator, n. /fi lis"i tayt'/, v., felicitated, felicitating, adj. v.t. 1. to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate. 2. Archaic. to make happy. adj. 3. Obs. made ...
/fi lis'i tay"sheuhn/, n. an expression of good wishes; congratulation. [1700-10; FELICITATE + -ION] * * *
See felicitate. * * *
—felicitously, adv. —felicitousness, n. /fi lis"i teuhs/, adj. 1. well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's ...
See felicitous. * * *
See felicitously. * * *
/fi lis"i tee/, n., pl. felicities. 1. the state of being happy, esp. in a high degree; bliss: marital felicity. 2. an instance of this. 3. a source of happiness. 4. a skillful ...
/fi lis"i tee/, n. a female given name, form of Felicia. Also, Felicita /fi lis"i teuh/. * * *
/fee"lid/, n. any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats. [1890-95; < NL Felidae; see FELIS, -ID2] * * *
—felinely, adv. —felineness, felinity /fi lin"i tee/, n. /fee"luyn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae. 2. catlike; characteristic of animals of the ...
feline distemper
distemper1 (def. 1c). Also called feline agranulocytosis, feline infectious enteritis, feline panleukopenia. [1940-45] * * * ▪ disease also called  panleukopenia, or ...
feline leukemia
▪ disease also called  feline lymphosarcoma,         viral disease of cats, one of the most serious diseases affecting domestic cats and a few other Felidae. The ...
feline leukemia virus
a retrovirus, mainly affecting cats, that depresses the immune system and leads to opportunistic infections, lymphosarcoma, and other disorders. Abbr.: FeLV, FLV [1975-80] * * *
feline respiratory disease
      a complex of viral contagions of cats (feline) (including rhinotracheitis, pneumonitis, and influenza), marked by fever, sneezing, and running eyes and nose. ...
feline distemper n. See distemper1. * * *
felineleukemia virus
feline leukemia virus n. A retrovirus that primarily affects cats, is transmitted through saliva, and causes suppression of the immune system and anemia, leading to opportunistic ...
See feline. * * *
See felinely. * * *
See felinely. * * *
/fe lee"pe/, n. León (Camino) /le awn" kah mee"naw/, 1884-1968, Spanish poet, in South America after 1939. * * *
/fee"lis/, n. a genus of mostly small cats, including the domestic cat, margay, puma, and ocelot, sharing with certain cats of related genera an inability to roar due to ...
/fee"liks/, n. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning "happy, lucky." * * * (as used in expressions) Bloch Felix Candela Felix Frankfurter Felix Laue Max Theodor Felix ...
Felix (II)
▪ antipope died Nov. 22, 365, Porto, near Rome       antipope from 355 to 365. Originally an archdeacon, Felix was irregularly installed as pope in 355 after the ...
Felix Frankfurter
➡ Frankfurter * * *
Felix I
Saint, died A.D. 274, pope 269-274. * * *
Felix I, Saint
▪ pope died Dec. 30, 274, Rome; feast day May 30       pope from 269 to 274. Elected to succeed St. Dionysius, Felix was the author of an important dogmatic letter on ...
Felix III
Saint, died A.D. 492, pope 483-492. * * *
Felix III, Saint
▪ pope died March 1, 492, Rome; feast day March 1       pope from 483 to 492. He succeeded St. Simplicius on March 13. Felix excommunicated Acacius, patriarch of ...
Felix IV
Saint, died A.D. 530, pope 526-530. * * *
Felix IV, Saint
▪ pope died Sept. 22, 530, Rome; feast day January 30  pope from 526 to 530. He was elected on July 12 as the choice of Theodoric the Great (Theodoric), king of the ...
Felix of Valois, Saint
▪ Roman Catholic hermit born c. 1127, , France died 1212, Cerfroid; feast day November 20       legendary religious hermit who, with St. John of Matha, has ...
Felix the Cat{™}
a US cartoon character created in the early 1920s by Otto Messmer. Felix is a black-and-white cat who has big eyes and is innocent and happy. He first appeared in silent films in ...
Felix, Maria
▪ 2003 María de los Ángeles Félix Guereña        Mexican actress (b. May 4, 1914, Álamos, Sonora, Mex.—d. April 8, 2002, Mexico City, Mex.), used her ...
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish) and seaport, Suffolk Coastal district, administrative and historic county of Suffolk, England. Although situated on the ...
Felker, Clay Schuette
▪ 2009       American magazine editor born Oct. 2, 1925, St. Louis, Mo. died July 1, 2008, New York, N.Y. was credited with the creation of a widely imitated magazine ...
fell1 /fel/, v. pt. of fall. fell2 /fel/, v.t. 1. to knock, strike, shoot, or cut down; cause to fall: to fell a moose; to fell a tree. 2. Sewing. to finish (a seam) by sewing ...
Fell, John
▪ English educator, priest, and author born June 23, 1625, Longworth, Berkshire, Eng. died July 10, 1686, Oxford, Oxfordshire  English Anglican priest, author, editor, and ...
Fell, Norman
▪ 1999       American character actor in motion pictures and on television who was known especially for his role as the nosy and cranky landlord Stanley Roper on the TV ...
/fel"euh/, n. Informal. fellow. [cf. FELLER1] * * *
/fel"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being or fit to be felled. [1575-85; FELL2 + -ABLE] * * *
/fel"euh/, n., pl. fellahs, Arab. fellahin, fellaheen /fel'euh heen"/. a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc. [1735-45; < Ar fallah peasant] * * *
—fellator, n. /feuh layt"/, v., fellated, fellating. v.t. 1. to perform fellatio on. v.i. 2. to engage in fellatio. [1965-70; by back formation from FELLATIO] * * *
/feuh lay"shee oh', -lah"tee oh', fe-/, n. oral stimulation of the penis, esp. to orgasm. Also, fellation /feuh lay"sheuhn, fe-/. [1885-90; < NL fellatio, equiv. to L ...
See fellate. * * *
fellator [fə lāt′ər] n. the sexual partner performing fellatio * * * See fellation. * * *
fellatrice [fə lā′tris] n. a female fellator: also fellatrix [fə lā′triks] * * *
Fellenberg, Philipp Emanuel von
▪ Swiss educator born June 27, 1771, Bern [Switzerland] died Nov. 21, 1844, Hofwyl, near Bern       Swiss philanthropist and educational reformer.       In 1799 ...
feller1 /fel"euhr/, n. Informal. fellow. [1815-25; orig. dial.; by reduction of /oh/ to /euh/ and merger with words ending in -er] feller2 /fel"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing ...
/fel"euhr/, n. Robert William Andrew (Bob), born 1918, U.S. baseball player. * * *
Feller, Bob
orig. Robert William Andrew Feller born Nov. 3, 1918, Van Meter, Iowa, U.S U.S. baseball pitcher. Feller played for the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956, frequently leading ...
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, Gateshead metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, England. It lies on the south bank of the River Tyne. The ...
/feuh lee"nee/; It. /fel lee"nee/, n. Federico It. /fe'de rddee"kaw/, born 1920, Italian film director and writer. * * *
Fellini, Federico
born Jan. 20, 1920, Rimini, Italy died Oct. 31, 1993, Rome Italian film director. After collaborating with Roberto Rossellini on the screenplays for Open City (1945) and Paisan ...
Fel·li·ni (fə-lēʹnē, fĕl-), Federico. 1920-1993. Italian filmmaker whose works, including La Dolce Vita (1960) and Amarcord (1973), combine social satire with elements of ...
—fellmongering, fellmongery, n. /fel"mung'geuhr, -mong'-/, n. Chiefly Brit. a preparer of skins or hides of animals, esp. sheepskins, prior to leather making. [1520-30; FELL4 + ...
See fell2. * * *
/fel"oh/, n. the circular rim, or a part of the rim of a wheel, into which the outer ends of the spokes are inserted. Also, felly. [bef. 900; ME felwe, OE felg(e); c. G Felge] * ...
/fel"oh/, n. 1. a man or boy: a fine old fellow; a nice little fellow. 2. Informal. beau; suitor: Mary had her fellow over to meet her folks. 3. Informal. person; one: They don't ...
fellow creature
a kindred creature, esp. a fellow human being. [1640-50] * * *
fellow feeling
1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy: to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate. 2. a sense of joint interest: to act out of fellow feeling to support one's country. [1605-15] * * *
Fellow of the Royal Society
(abbr FRS) the title of a member of the Royal Society. People are usually made members after doing some original scientific work: Sir John Randall FRS She was elected FRS in ...
fellow servant
(under the fellow-servant rule) an employee working with another employee for the same employer. [1525-35] * * *
fellow traveler
—fellow-traveling /fel'oh trav'euh ling, -trav"ling/, adj. 1. a person who supports or sympathizes with a political party, esp. the Communist party, but is not an enrolled ...
fellow traveller
▪ Soviet literature Russian  Poputchik,         originally, a writer in the Soviet Union who was not against the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 but did not actively ...
fellow-servant rule
/fel"oh serr"veuhnt/ the common-law rule that the employer is not liable to an employee for injuries resulting from the negligence of a fellow employee. * * *
➡ Freemasonry * * *
fellow feeling n. 1. Sympathetic awareness of others; rapport. 2. Community of interest. * * *
/fel"oh lee/, adj. 1. sociable or friendly. adv. 2. in a sociable or friendly manner. [1175-1225; ME feolahlich, felawely; see FELLOW, -LY] * * *
/fel"oh man"/, n., pl. fellowmen. another member of the human race, esp. a kindred human being: Don't deny full recognition to your fellowmen. Also, fellow man. [1750-60] * * *
➡ Oxbridge * * *
Fellows, Sir Charles
▪ British archaeologist born August 1799, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Nov. 8, 1860, London  English archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ...
fellow servant n. One of a group of employees working together under such circumstances that the employer, under common law, is not considered liable for injury to one worker ...
/fel"oh ship'/, n., v., fellowshipped or fellowshiped, fellowshipping or fellowshiping. n. 1. the condition or relation of being a fellow: the fellowship of humankind. 2. ...
fellow traveler n. One who sympathizes with or supports the tenets and program of an organized group, such as the Communist Party, without being a member. * * *
Felltham, Owen
▪ British author born 1602? died Feb. 23, 1668, London       English essayist and poet, best known for his essays Resolves Divine, Morall, and Politicall, in which the ...
felly1 /fel"ee/, n., pl. fellies. felloe. [ME felien (pl.), var. of felwe FELLOE] felly2 /fel"ee/, adv. in a fell manner; fiercely; ruthlessly. [1250-1300; ME felliche. See ...
/fel"oh di see", -say"/, n., pl. felones-de-se /fel"euh neez'di see", -say", feuh loh"neez-/, felos-de-se /fel"ohz di see", -say"/. 1. a person who commits suicide or commits an ...
felon1 /fel"euhn/, n. 1. Law. a person who has committed a felony. 2. Archaic. a wicked person. adj. 3. Archaic. wicked; malicious; treacherous. [1250-1300; ME fel(o)un wicked < ...
—feloniously, adv. —feloniousness, n. /feuh loh"nee euhs/, adj. 1. Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent. 2. ...
See felonious. * * *
See feloniously. * * *
/fel"euhn ree/, n. 1. the whole body or class of felons. 2. the convict population of a penal colony. [1830-40; FELON + -RY] * * *
/fel"euh nee/, n., pl. felonies. Law. 1. an offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, esp. those commonly punished in the U.S. by ...
felony and misdemeanour
In Anglo-American law, two categories of criminal offense. A crime is classed as one or the other according to its seriousness. In U.S. law, a felony is typically defined as a ...
felony murder
a killing treated as a murder because, though unintended, it occurred during the commission or attempted commission of a felony, as robbery. * * *
felsenmeer [fel′zən mir΄] n. an area that is usually found on gentle slopes above the timberline, covered with a layer of weathered rocks and boulders * * * ▪ ...
/fel"sik/, adj. Geol. (of rocks) consisting chiefly of feldspars, feldspathoids, quartz, and other light-colored minerals. Cf. mafic. [1910-15; FEL(DSPAR) + S(ILICA) + -IC] * * *
felsic and mafic rocks
▪ igneous rock       division of igneous rocks (mafic rock) on the basis of their silica content. Chemical analyses of the most abundant components in rocks usually are ...
felsic rock
Igneous rock dominated by the light-coloured, silicon-and aluminum-rich minerals feldspar and quartz. The presence of these minerals gives felsic rock its characteristic light ...
▪ ancient city, Italy       city founded by Etruscans c. 510 BC on the site of modern Bologna, Italy, an area rich in Villanovan (Villanovan culture) Iron Age remains. ...
—felsitic /fel sit"ik/, adj. /fel"suyt/, n. a dense, fine-grained, igneous rock consisting typically of feldspar and quartz, both of which may appear as phenocrysts. [1785-95; ...
See felsite. * * *
/fel"spahr'/, n. feldspar. [ < G Fels rock + SPAR3, by false etymological analysis] * * *
/fel spath"ik/, adj. feldspathic. Also, felspathose. * * *
felt1 /felt/, v. pt. and pp. of feel. felt2 /felt/, n. 1. a nonwoven fabric of wool, fur, or hair, matted together by heat, moisture, and great pressure. 2. any article made of ...
felt marker
a felt pen with a wide nib for making identifying marks, as on clothing. * * *
felt side
the top side of a sheet of paper, the side against the felt rollers during manufacture, normally preferred for printing. Cf. wire side. [1955-60] * * *
Felt, W(illiam) Mark, Sr.
▪ 2009       American government official born Aug. 17, 1913, Twin Falls, Idaho died Dec. 18, 2008, Santa Rosa, Calif. served as the associate director of the FBI in ...
felt-tip pen
/felt"tip'/ a pen that holds quick-drying ink conveyed to a writing surface by means of a felt nib. Also called felt pen. [1955-60] * * *
/fel"ting/, n. 1. felted material, either woven or felt fabric. 2. the act or process of making felt. 3. the materials of which felt is made. [1680-90; FELT2 + -ING1] * * ...
Felton, Rebecca Ann
▪ American political activist née  Rebecca Ann Latimer   born June 10, 1835, near Decatur, Ga., U.S. died Jan. 24, 1930, Atlanta, Ga.  American political activist, writer, ...
▪ Italy Latin  Feltria,         hill town, Veneto regione, northern Italy. Grouped around Alboino Castle, notable buildings include the cathedral, with a ...
See felt1. * * *
/feuh luk"euh, -looh"keuh/, n. 1. a sailing vessel, lateen-rigged on two masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea and along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts. 2. a small fishing boat ...
feline leukemia virus. * * *
fel·wort (fĕlʹwûrt', -wôrt') n. An annual gentian (Gentianella amarella) having small, lilac to creamy white flowers with fringed corollas.   [Middle English *feldwort, ...
/fem/, Slang. adj. 1. feminine. n. 2. a woman. 3. femme. [by shortening] * * *
Fem Lib
—fem libber. Informal (sometimes disparaging). See women's liberation. Also, Femlib. [Fem(inine) Lib(eration)] * * *
1. female. 2. feminine. * * *
Federal Emergency Management Agency. * * *
—femaleness, n. /fee"mayl/, n. 1. a person bearing two X chromosomes in the cell nuclei and normally having a vagina, a uterus and ovaries, and developing at puberty a ...
female circumcision
clitoridectomy. * * *
female genital cutting
▪ surgery Introduction , also called  female genital mutilation (FGM),  female circumcision,  excision,  clitoridectomy,  or  infibulation        ritual surgical ...
female impersonator
a male performer who dresses as and impersonates women. [1905-10] * * *
female rhyme.
See feminine rhyme. [1660-70] * * *
female suffrage.
See woman suffrage. [1865-70] * * *
female circumcision n. Partial or complete removal of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a girl or young woman, as practiced among certain cultures, especially in parts of Africa ...
female condom n. See condom. * * *
femalegenital mutilation
female genital mutilation n. Abbr. FGM Female circumcision. * * *
See female. * * *
/fem/, n. Law. a woman or wife. [1585-95; < AF, OF fem(m)e < L femina woman; akin to FETUS, FECUND] * * *
feme covert
/kuv"euhrt/, pl. femes covert. Law. a married woman. [1520-30; < AF: covered (protected) woman] * * *
feme sole
/sohl/, pl. femes sole. Law. 1. an unmarried woman, whether never married, widowed, or divorced. 2. a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to ...
feme-sole trader
/fem"sohl"/, Law. a married woman who is entitled to carry on business on her own account and responsibility, independently of her husband. Also called feme-sole merchant. * * *
feme cov·ert (kŭvʹərt) n. Law A married woman.   [Anglo-Norman : feme, woman + Old French covert, covered.] * * *
feme sole n. Law A single woman, whether divorced, widowed, or never married.   [Anglo-Norman feme soule: feme, woman + soule, single.] * * *
/fem"ik/, adj. Petrol. of or pertaining to a group of rock-forming minerals in which iron and magnesium are essential components. Cf. mafic. [1900-05; < L fe(rrum) iron + ...
/fem"euh suyd'/, n. 1. the act of killing a woman. 2. a person who kills a woman. [1820-30; FEME + -I- + -CIDE] * * *
/fem"euh neuh see/, n., pl. feminacies. feminine nature. [1840-50; < L femin(a) + -ACY] * * *
/fem'euh nee"i tee/, n. feminine nature; womanliness. [1810-20; < L femine(us) of a woman (femin(a) woman + -eus -EOUS) + -ITY] * * *
—femininely, adv. —feminineness, n. /fem"euh nin/, adj. 1. pertaining to a woman or girl: feminine beauty; feminine dress. 2. having qualities traditionally ascribed to ...
feminine caesura
Pros. a caesura occurring immediately after an unstressed or short syllable. * * *
feminine ending
1. Pros. an unaccented syllable at the close of a line of poetry, often one that is added to the metrical pattern as an extra syllable. 2. Gram. a termination or final syllable ...
feminine rhyme
Pros. a rhyme either of two syllables of which the second is unstressed (double rhyme), as in motion, notion, or of three syllables of which the second and third are unstressed ...
feminine ending n. 1. An extra unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse. 2. Grammar. A final syllable or termination that marks or forms words in the feminine gender. * ...
See feminine. * * *
See femininely. * * *
feminine rhyme n. A rhyme in which the final syllable is unstressed, as in feather/heather. * * *
/fem'euh nin"i tee/, n. 1. the quality of being feminine; womanliness. 2. women collectively. 3. effeminacy. Also, feminity /fi min"i tee/. [1350-1400; ME femininite. See ...
—feminist, n., adj. —feministic, adj. /fem"euh niz'euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. 2. (sometimes ...
Feminism Reimagined: The Third Wave
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fem·i·nist (fĕmʹə-nĭst) n. A person whose beliefs and behavior are based on feminism. adj. Relating to feminism.   fem'i·nisʹtic adj. * * *
feminist philosophy
Loosely related set of approaches in various fields of philosophy that emphasizes the role of gender in the formation of traditional philosophical problems and concepts and the ...
See feminist. * * *
➡ feminism * * *
See feminize. * * *
—feminization, n. /fem"euh nuyz'/, v.t., v.i., feminized, feminizing. to make or become feminine. Also, esp. Brit., feminise. [1645-55; < L femin(a) woman + -IZE] * * *
/fem/, n. Slang. a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance. Also, fem. [ < F: woman; see FEME] * * *
femme de chambre
femme de chambre [fȧm də shän′br'] n. 〚Fr〛 1. a chambermaid 2. a lady's maid * * *
femme fatale
/fem' feuh tal", -tahl", fay-/; Fr. /fannm fann tannl"/, pl. femmes fatales /fem' feuh talz", -tahlz", fay-/; Fr. /fannm fann tannl"/. an irresistibly attractive woman, esp. one ...
femme fa·tale (fĕm' fə-tălʹ, -tälʹ, făm') n. pl. femmes fa·tales (fĕm' fə-tălʹ, -tălzʹ, -tälʹ, -tälzʹ, făm') 1. A woman of great seductive charm who leads ...
fem·o·ra (fĕmʹər-ə) n. A plural of femur. * * *
/fem"euhr euhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or situated at, in, or near the thigh or femur. [1775-85; < L femor- (s. of femur) thigh + -AL1] * * *
femoral artery
Anat. the main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the leg. [1775-85] * * *
femoral artery n. The main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the groin and lower extremity. * * *
Fem·stat (fĕmʹstăt') A trademark used for the drug butoconazole nitrate. * * *
a combining form used in the names of units of measurement which are 10-15 (one quadrillionth) smaller than the unit denoted by the base word. [ < Dan, Norw femt(en) fifteen + ...
/fem"teuh mee'teuhr/, n. Physics. fermi. Symbol: fm [1970-75; FEMTO- + METER1] * * *
/fee"meuhr/, n., pl. femurs, femora /fem"euhr euh/. 1. Anat. a bone in the human leg extending from the pelvis to the knee, that is the longest, largest, and strongest in the ...
fen1 /fen/, n. 1. low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh. 2. the Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England. [bef. 900; ME, OE; c. ON ...
Fen River
River, Shanxi province, northern China. After rising in the Guancen Mountains in northwestern Shanxi, it flows southeast to Taiyuan and then southwest through the central valley ...
/fen"fen'/, n. Pharm. a dieting pill that suppresses appetite and speeds up metabolism: a combination of the drugs fenfluramine and phentermine. Also, fen/phen. [1990-95] * * *

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