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fairy Tweet Definition of fairy Like Definition of fairy on Facebook
noun (abstract noun)
  1. land of the fae, state of enchantment, associated with fays (as in fairy gold, fairy queen)
fig leaf Tweet Definition of fig leaf Like Definition of fig leaf on Facebook
noun
  1. A leaf of the fig plant.
  2. A representation of leaf of a fig plant used to cover the genitals of a nude figure in a work of art (alluding to Genesis iii 7, in which Adam and Eve use fig leaves to hide their nakedness).
  3. (context, figuratively) Anything used to conceal something undesirable or that one does not want to be discovered.
figurine Tweet Definition of figurine Like Definition of figurine on Facebook
noun
  1. a small carved or molded figure; a statuette
Flemish Tweet Definition of Flemish Like Definition of Flemish on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Dutch language as it is spoken in Flanders.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders, the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders, or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.
  2. Of or relating to the Flemish variety of the Dutch language.
flitter Tweet Definition of flitter Like Definition of flitter on Facebook
verbto flitter
  1. to flutter or quiver
florentine Tweet Definition of florentine Like Definition of florentine on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to Florence in Italy
  2. cooked or served with spinach
  3. (martial arts) using two weapons, in the same manner as the slang term "monkey".
foreshorten Tweet Definition of foreshorten Like Definition of foreshorten on Facebook
verbto foreshorten
  1. To render the image of an object such that it appears to be recede, receding in space as it is perceived visually.
forwarding Tweet Definition of forwarding Like Definition of forwarding on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, forward)
found object Tweet Definition of found object Like Definition of found object on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, found art)
  1. a natural object, or one manufactured for some other purpose, considered as a work of art
foxy Tweet Definition of foxy Like Definition of foxy on Facebook
adjective (foxier, foxiest)
  1. having the qualities of a fox
  2. attractive, sexy
  3. (of a person) red-haired.
freestanding Tweet Definition of freestanding Like Definition of freestanding on Facebook
adjective
  1. standing or set apart; not attached to anything
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower.
fresco Tweet Definition of fresco Like Definition of fresco on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; pluralfrescoesorfrescos)
  1. (uncountable) In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
  2. (countable) A painting made using this technique.
frottage Tweet Definition of frottage Like Definition of frottage on Facebook
noun
  1. an erotic act involving rubbing against random people in crowds
verbto frottage
  1. to rub a drawing implement (eg. a pencil, crayon or charcoal) over a piece of paper placed upon a textured surface in order to create a mottled or patterned area.
fugitive Tweet Definition of fugitive Like Definition of fugitive on Facebook
noun
  1. (often followed by "from") a person who is fleeing or escaping from something
John was a fugitive
adjective
  1. fleeing or running away
  2. transient, fleeting or ephemeral
  3. elusive of difficult to retain
futurism Tweet Definition of futurism Like Definition of futurism on Facebook
noun
  1. An early 20th century avant-garde art movement focused on speed, the mechanical, and the modern, which took a deeply antagonistic attitude to traditional artistic conventions. Originated by Wikipedia:Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, F.T. Marinetti, among others.
  2. The study and prediction of possible futures.

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