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fact Tweet Definition of fact Like Definition of fact on Facebook
noun
  1. An honest observation.
  2. Something actual as opposed to invented.
In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a , but the rest is fiction.
  1. Something which has become real.
The promise of television became a in the 1920s.
  1. Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.
  1. An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of people.
There is no doubting the that the Earth orbits the Sun.
  1. Information about a particular subject.
The facts about space travel.
factorize Tweet Definition of factorize Like Definition of factorize on Facebook
verb (factoriz, ing)
  1. (mathematics) To create a list of factors.
  2. (mathematics) To divide an expression into a listing items that, when multiply, multiplied together, will produce the original quantity.
fee Tweet Definition of fee Like Definition of fee on Facebook
noun
  1. a monetary payment charged for professional services.
fee simple Tweet Definition of fee simple Like Definition of fee simple on Facebook
noun
  1. The private ownership of property (real estate) in which the owner has the right to control, use and transfer the property at will.
felon Tweet Definition of felon Like Definition of felon on Facebook
noun
  1. A person convicted of a serious crime which carries serious fines and / or jail time or imprisonment, usually for longer than one year. Crimes carrying small fines or imprisonment of less than a year are called misdemeanors.
felonious Tweet Definition of felonious Like Definition of felonious on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; being, relating to, or concerning felony
O thievish Night, Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end, In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars? - w:John Milton
  1. done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.
felony Tweet Definition of felony Like Definition of felony on Facebook
noun (felon, ies)
  1. a severe crime, usually punishable upon conviction by a large fine or by a term of imprisonment longer than one year or by both fine and imprisonment, or which is punishable by death. Crimes which are punishable by small fines and/or by imprisonment for less than one year are usually called misdemeanors. While crimes punishable by death are felonies, they are also usually referred to as capital offenses.
fiction Tweet Definition of fiction Like Definition of fiction on Facebook
noun
  1. Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real fact, facts, usually written as prose.
    • The company"s accounts contained a number of blatant fictions.
    • I am a great reader of .
      1. (uncountable) Invention.
    • The butler"s account of the crime was pure .
fiduciary Tweet Definition of fiduciary Like Definition of fiduciary on Facebook
noun (fiduciaries)
  1. One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.
  2. One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an Antinomian.
find Tweet Definition of find Like Definition of find on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything that is found, especially by good fortune.
verb (finds, finding, found, found or archaic founden)
  1. (transitive) To encounter, to discover.
Project Gutenberg finds that Find is the 190th most important word in the English language.
I found my car keys -- they were under the couch.''
  1. (transitive) To point out.
He kept finding faults with my work.
  1. (transitive) To decide that, to form the opinion that.
I find your argument unsatisfactory.
  1. (transitive) To determine or judge.
The jury finds for the defendant
finding Tweet Definition of finding Like Definition of finding on Facebook
noun
  1. Results of research or an investigation
  2. Legal verdict
verb
  1. (present participle of, find)
fine Tweet Definition of fine Like Definition of fine on Facebook
noun
  1. (usually plural) something that is fine; fine particles
    • They filtered silt and fines out of the oil. =
verb (fin, ing)
  1. (transitive) to make finer, purer, or cleaner
  2. (intransitive) to become finer, purer, or cleaner
  3. (transitive) To clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.
adjective (finer, finest)
  1. Of superior quality.
    • The tree frog that they encountered was truly a specimen.
    • Only a really wine could fully complement Lucí­a's hand-made pasta.
      1. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.
    • The small scratch meant that his copy of X-Men
    • 2 was merely when it otherwise would have been near mint.
      1. (context, of weather) Sunny and not raining.
      2. Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.
    • "How are you today?" "Fine."
    • "Will this one do? It's got a dent in it" "Yeah, it'll be , I guess."
    • "It's with me if you stay out late, so long as you're back by three."
      1. Good-looking, attractive.
    • "That man is so that I'd jump into his pants without a moment's hesitation."
      1. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.
    • Grind it into a powder.
    • When she touched the artifact, it collapsed into a heap of dust.
      1. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.
    • The threads were so that you had to look through a magnifying glass to see them.
      1. Made of slender or thin filaments.
    • They protected themselves from the small parasites with a wire mesh.
      1. Being dismissive, a way to keep to yourself when asked, "How are you?" "Fine"
adverb
  1. expression of agreement
fixture Tweet Definition of fixture Like Definition of fixture on Facebook
noun
  1. Something that is fixed in place, especially a permanent appliance or other item of personal property that is considered part of a house and is sold with it
  2. a regular patron of a place or institution
  3. a lighting unit; a luminaire
  4. (sports) a scheduled match
folio Tweet Definition of folio Like Definition of folio on Facebook
noun
  1. A leaf of a book or manuscript.
  2. A sheet of paper once folded.
  3. A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind.
  4. (printing, Printing) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
  5. A page of a book; (bookkeeping, Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
  6. (law, Law) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words. Folio post, a flat writing paper, usually 17 by 24 inches.
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Fol"io (?), n.; pl. Folios (
  1. ). Ablative of L. folium leaf. See 4th Foil. 1. A leaf of a book or manuscript. 2. A sheet of paper once folded. 3. A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper. 4. (Print.) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand. 5. A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number. 6. (Law) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words. Folio post, a flat writing paper, usually 17 by 24 inches. -->
Force Tweet Definition of Force Like Definition of Force on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A mystical power which is the object of the Jedi and Sith religions.
foreclose Tweet Definition of foreclose Like Definition of foreclose on Facebook
verb (foreclos, ing)
  1. to repossess a mortgage, mortgaged property whose owner has failed to make the necessary payments
    They have to move out of their house because the bank foreclosed on their mortgage.
  2. to prevent from doing something
foreclosure Tweet Definition of foreclosure Like Definition of foreclosure on Facebook
noun
  1. the proceeding, by a creditor, to regain property or other collateral following a default on mortgage payments
forensic Tweet Definition of forensic Like Definition of forensic on Facebook
adjective
  1. relating to, or appropriate for courts of law
  2. relating to, or used in debate or argument; rhetorical
  3. relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law
freehold Tweet Definition of freehold Like Definition of freehold on Facebook
noun
  1. The tenure of property held in fee simple for life
fungible Tweet Definition of fungible Like Definition of fungible on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, of a debt) Able to be substituted for something of equal value.
  2. interchangeable, Interchangeable.

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