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Fairbanks Tweet Definition of Fairbanks Like Definition of Fairbanks on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of several places named "fair bank" etc.
  2. A city in Alaska Interior, Alaska.
Fairfax Tweet Definition of Fairfax Like Definition of Fairfax on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname that was originally a nickname for someone with long hair
  2. Any of several placenames
  3. The title of a Scottish peerage
falls Tweet Definition of falls Like Definition of falls on Facebook
nounsingular or plural
  1. A waterfall.
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, fall)
Falmouth Tweet Definition of Falmouth Like Definition of Falmouth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal town and port in Cornwall, England
Far East Tweet Definition of Far East Like Definition of Far East on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Dated) Term used by Europeans to describe the region of South-East Asia, Japan, etc.
farewell Tweet Definition of farewell Like Definition of farewell on Facebook
noun
  1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting, especially a permanent departure; the parting compliment; a good-bye; adieu.
  2. An act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
adjective
  1. parting; valedictory; final;
    • a farewell discourse
    • his farewell bow
faro Tweet Definition of faro Like Definition of faro on Facebook
noun
  1. A gambling game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker.
Faroe Islands Tweet Definition of Faroe Islands Like Definition of Faroe Islands on Facebook
proper nounorthe Faroes; alternative spelling: the Faeroe Islandsorthe Faeroes
  1. Group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland; a self-governing territory of Denmark.
Fatima Tweet Definition of Fatima Like Definition of Fatima on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a female given name
  2. (Islam) a daughter of the prophet Muhammad, the wife of the caliph Ali.
fear Tweet Definition of fear Like Definition of fear on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.
He was struck by on seeing the snake.
  1. (countable) A phobia, a sense of fear induced by something or someone.
Not everybody has the same fears.
I have a of ants.
  1. (uncountable) Extreme veneration or awe, as toward a supreme being or deity.
verb
  1. (transitive) To feel fear about (something).
I the worst will happen.
  1. (transitive) To venerate; to feel awe towards.
People who God can be found in Christian churches.
fen Tweet Definition of fen Like Definition of fen on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline.
Ferguson Tweet Definition of Ferguson Like Definition of Ferguson on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname originating in Scotland from Wikipedia:Clan Fergusson, Clan Fergusson and now widespread in the English-speaking world.
Ferrara Tweet Definition of Ferrara Like Definition of Ferrara on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. City, archbishopric and capital of Ferrara.
Fertile Crescent Tweet Definition of Fertile Crescent Like Definition of Fertile Crescent on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Ancient History) A cresent shaped strip of fertile land stretching from present-day Iraq through eastern Turkey and down the Syrian and Israeli coasts.
Fez Tweet Definition of Fez Like Definition of Fez on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Morocco.
Fife Tweet Definition of Fife Like Definition of Fife on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A traditional county of Scotland now a Unitary Authority, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.
Fiji Tweet Definition of Fiji Like Definition of Fiji on Facebook
proper noun (or Viti)
  1. A country in Oceania comprising over 300 islands. Official name: Republic of the Fiji Islands.
Finland Tweet Definition of Finland Like Definition of Finland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the Nordic countries having borders with Sweden, Norway and Russia. Member state of the European Union since 1995. Official name: Republic of Finland (Suomen tasavalta in Finnish, Republiken Finland in Swedish).
fiord Tweet Definition of fiord Like Definition of fiord on Facebook
noun
  1. A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.
Fitzgerald Tweet Definition of Fitzgerald Like Definition of Fitzgerald on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An Irish patronymic surname from Gerald
Fla. Tweet Definition of Fla. Like Definition of Fla. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Florida
flagstaff Tweet Definition of flagstaff Like Definition of flagstaff on Facebook
noun (flagstaves, pl2=flagstaffs)
  1. A pole on which a flag is raised.
Flint Tweet Definition of Flint Like Definition of Flint on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Michigan
Flintshire Tweet Definition of Flintshire Like Definition of Flintshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A maritime traditional county bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the northeast by the Dee estuary, to the east by Cheshire and to the south and southwest by Denbighshire. A detached part, Maelor Saesneg, is bounded on the northwest by Denbighshire, on the northeast by Cheshire, and on the south by Shropshire. There is a further small detached part around Marford.
  2. A local government principal area. It borders, Merseyside, Cheshire, Wrexham and Denbighshire.
Florence Tweet Definition of Florence Like Definition of Florence on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Tuscany, Italy.
  2. The capital city of the province Florence.
  3. (given name, female, )
Florida Tweet Definition of Florida Like Definition of Florida on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A southeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee.
florin Tweet Definition of florin Like Definition of florin on Facebook
noun
  1. The currency of Aruba, divided into 100 cents, symbol Æ’
  2. A former British coin, worth two shillings / ten (new) pence.
Synonyms - two shillings, two bob
  1. a guilder (former currency unit if the Netherlands)
  2. any of several gold coins once produced in Florence, Italy
flushing Tweet Definition of flushing Like Definition of flushing on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, flush)
Foggia Tweet Definition of Foggia Like Definition of Foggia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Apulia, Italy.
  2. City and capital of Foggia.
Folkestone Tweet Definition of Folkestone Like Definition of Folkestone on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal town in Kent, England
Forest of Dean Tweet Definition of Forest of Dean Like Definition of Forest of Dean on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An area of Gloucestershire, between the rivers Severn and Wye, with a long history of mining.
Forli Tweet Definition of Forli Like Definition of Forli on Facebook
proper nounorForlí¬
  1. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. Town and capital of Forli.
Formosa Tweet Definition of Formosa Like Definition of Formosa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The name given to Taiwan island by the Portuguese colonists in the 16th century.
Fortaleza Tweet Definition of Fortaleza Like Definition of Fortaleza on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Cearí¡ (Brazil).
Forth Tweet Definition of Forth Like Definition of Forth on Facebook
noun
  1. A high level (FOuRTH? generation) programing language.
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river in Scotland that flows for about 47 km (29 miles) from The Trossachs through Stirling to the Firth of Forth on the North Sea.
France Tweet Definition of France Like Definition of France on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Western Europe having borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. Member state of the European Union. Official name: French Republic (République Franí§aise). Population: 62 million inhabitants.
Frankfort Tweet Definition of Frankfort Like Definition of Frankfort on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the state of Kentucky
Franklin Tweet Definition of Franklin Like Definition of Franklin on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, US, informal) A one hundred dollar note, which carries the portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
proper noun (given=yes, surname=yes)
  1. A male given name.
  2. An English surname.
  3. w:Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American author, scientist, inventor, and diplomat, and one of the Founding Fathers.
Frederick Tweet Definition of Frederick Like Definition of Frederick on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Germanic, ).
Fredericton Tweet Definition of Fredericton Like Definition of Fredericton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. provincial, Provincial capital of New Brunswick (Canada).
freehold Tweet Definition of freehold Like Definition of freehold on Facebook
noun
  1. The tenure of property held in fee simple for life
Freetown Tweet Definition of Freetown Like Definition of Freetown on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Sierra Leone
Freiburg Tweet Definition of Freiburg Like Definition of Freiburg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A German city in Baden-Wí¼rttemberg located in the Black Forest. The population is around 200,000.
Fremantle Tweet Definition of Fremantle Like Definition of Fremantle on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Fremantle)
(
surname=yes)
  1. An English surname
French Guiana Tweet Definition of French Guiana Like Definition of French Guiana on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Overseas department of France in South America. Official name: Department of French Guiana.
French Polynesia Tweet Definition of French Polynesia Like Definition of French Polynesia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Overseas territory of France in Oceania. Official name: Territory of French Polynesia.
Fribourg Tweet Definition of Fribourg Like Definition of Fribourg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A canton of Switzerland.
  2. A city in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Fribourg.
Friesland Tweet Definition of Friesland Like Definition of Friesland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of the Netherlands.
Frisco Tweet Definition of Frisco Like Definition of Frisco on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (slang) San Francisco, California.
    • 1968, w:Otis Redding, Otis Redding, w:(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay (song):
    • : Left my home in Georgia, headed for the Frisco Bay, I had nothin' to live for, looks like nothin's gonna come my way, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay, watchin' the tide roll away, sittin' on the dock of the bay, wastin' time.
    • 1872, "Emporer" w:Joshua A. Norton, Josua A. Norton, Edict:
    • : Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word "Frisco," which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and shall pay into the Imperial Treasury as penalty the sum of twenty-five dollars.

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