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  1. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.
verb (fad, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
  2. (intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
  3. (intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
adjective (fad, er)
  1. weak, Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
fifth Tweet Definition of fifth Like Definition of fifth on Facebook
  1. The person or thing in the fifth position.
  2. One of five equal parts of a whole.
  3. The fifth gear of an engine.
  4. A quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon.
  5. The musical interval between one note and another five tones higher.
  6. (the Fifth) (US colloquial) The Fifth Amendment (to the constitution of the United States).
  1. The ordinal form of the number five.
fin Tweet Definition of fin Like Definition of fin on Facebook
noun (plural:fins)
  1. One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
  3. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
  4. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  5. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  6. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
  7. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  8. (U.S. slang) A five-dollar bill
fire Tweet Definition of fire Like Definition of fire on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A (usually self-sustaining) chemical reaction involving the bonding of oxygen with carbon or other fuel, with the production of heat and the presence of flame or smolder, smouldering.
  2. (countable) Something that has produced or is capable of producing this chemical reaction, such as a campfire.
We sat around the singing songs and telling stories.
  1. (countable) The, often accidental, occurrence of fire in a certain place leading to its full or partial destruction.
There was a at the school last night and the whole place burned down.
During hot and dry summers many fires in forests are caused by regardlessly discarded cigarette butts.
  1. (uncountable, alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  2. (context, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  3. (countable, UK) A heater or stove used in place of a real fire (such as an electric fire).
  4. (countable) The elements necessary to start a fire.
The was laid and needed to be lit.
  1. (uncountable) The in-flight bullets or other projectiles shoot, shot from a gun.
The from the enemy guns kept us from attacking.
verb (fir, ing)
  1. (transitive) To set (something) on fire.
    • (rfdate, author) 1898 "Then I slipped up again with a box of matches, fired my heap of paper and rubbish, put the chairs and bedding thereby, led the gas to the affair, by means of an india-rubber tube, and waving a farewell to the room left it for the last time.
    • (rfdate) "You fired the house!" exclaimed Kemp.
    • (RQ:Wells Invisible) Chapter 20,
    • : "Fired the house. It was the only way to cover my trail"and no doubt it was insured."
      1. (transitive) To shoot (a gun or other explosive propelled device).
      We will our guns at the enemy.
      1. (transitive) To terminate the employment contract of (an employee), usually because of the misconduct or poor performance of the employee (as opposed to "make redundant" or "lay off", where the employee"s actions are not the reason for the termination).
      She should the employee that stole from the company.
      1. (transitive) To heat (pottery, ceramic, etc.), usually in a kiln to make the clay nonsoluble or to affix a glaze.
      If you the pottery at too high a temperature, it may crack.
      1. (intransitive) To shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon.
      Don't until you see the whites of their eyes.
      1. (intransitive, physiology) To cause an action potential in a cell.
      When a neuron fires, it transmits information.
first Tweet Definition of first Like Definition of first on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) The person or thing in the first position.
  2. (uncountable) The first gear of an engine.
  3. (countable) something that has never happened before; a new occurrence
This is a . For once he has nothing to say.
  1. (context, countable, British, colloquial) A first-class honours degree.
  2. (context, countable, baseball) first base
There was a close play at .
  1. Having no predecessor. The ordinal number corresponding to one.
flasher Tweet Definition of flasher Like Definition of flasher on Facebook
  1. Anything that flashes, especially a device that switches a light on and off.
  2. (slang) A person who exposes his genitals indecently.
flood Tweet Definition of flood Like Definition of flood on Facebook
  1. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  2. (figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
  1. To overflow.
  2. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
The floor was flooded with beer.
They flooded the room with sewage.
  1. (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than can easily be dealt with.
The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
  1. (context, internet, computing) To paste numerous lines of text in IRC, usually resulting in an automated kick or ban.
fork Tweet Definition of fork Like Definition of fork on Facebook
  1. A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
  2. (obsolete) A gallows.
  3. A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
  4. A tuning-fork.
  5. An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
  6. A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions (see image).
  7. (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
  8. (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process execute, executing parts of the same program.
  9. (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects.
  10. crotch, Crotch (British usage).
  1. To use a fork to move food to the mouth.
  2. (context, computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicate, duplicating the existing process.
  3. (context, computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects.
  4. To kick someone in the crotch.
Fourth Tweet Definition of Fourth Like Definition of Fourth on Facebook
  1. The Fourth of July.
four-wheeler Tweet Definition of four-wheeler Like Definition of four-wheeler on Facebook
  1. A horse-drawn hackney cab with four wheels, as opposed to a hansom or dogcart.
fuel injection Tweet Definition of fuel injection Like Definition of fuel injection on Facebook
  1. the delivery, under pressure, of a metered amount of fuel, as a fine spray, into the intake airflow or combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine

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