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beginning with letter F
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noun
  1. The sixth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by E and followed by G.
  2. A failing grade in a class or course. The next best grade is a D. Some institutions issue Es instead of Fs.
farthing Tweet Definition of farthing Like Definition of farthing on Facebook
noun
  1. A discontinued British coin worth one-quarter of an old penny.
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.
field Tweet Definition of field Like Definition of field on Facebook
noun
  1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
  2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
  3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
  4. (physics) A region affected by a particular force.
magnetic field
  1. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  2. (mathematics) A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element.
The set of rational numbers, <math>\mathbb{Q}</math>, is the prototypical field.
  1. (sport) An area reserved for playing a game.
soccer field
  1. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral.
oil field or oilfield
gold field or goldfield
  1. (heraldry) The background of the shield
  2. (computing) An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.
verb
  1. (context, transitive, sport) To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
  2. (context, transitive, sport) To place a team in (a game).
  3. (transitive) To answer, accept or address.
She will questions immediately after her presentation.
filler Tweet Definition of filler Like Definition of filler on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. something added to fill a space or add weight or size
  2. any semisolid substance used to fill gaps, cracks or pores
  3. a short article in a newspaper or magazine
  4. a short piece of music or an announcement between radio or TV programmes
  5. cut tobacco used to make up the body of a cigar
  6. (computing) in COBOL, the description of an unnamed part of a record that may contain no data
fils Tweet Definition of fils Like Definition of fils on Facebook
noun
  1. (rare) The son referred to in the manner of the adjective above.
adjective (no comparative or superlative)
  1. Used after a proper name that is common to a father and his son to indicate that the son is being referred to rather than the father.
fl. Tweet Definition of fl. Like Definition of fl. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. floor
  2. floruit
flan Tweet Definition of flan Like Definition of flan on Facebook
noun
  1. type of custard dessert, popular in Spanish-speaking countries
  2. (numismatics) a flat metal disk used to strike coins
florin Tweet Definition of florin Like Definition of florin on Facebook
noun
  1. The currency of Aruba, divided into 100 cents, symbol Ć’
  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
follis Tweet Definition of follis Like Definition of follis on Facebook
noun
  1. A large bronze coin minted during the Rome, Roman Empire.
forint Tweet Definition of forint Like Definition of forint on Facebook
noun
  1. The basic unit of currency of Hungary; subdivided into 100 filler, fillér.
franc Tweet Definition of franc Like Definition of franc on Facebook
noun
  1. former unit of currency of France and Belgium, replaced in 1999 by the euro.
  2. current unit of currency of Switzerland
freak Tweet Definition of freak Like Definition of freak on Facebook
noun
  1. A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
  2. (context, of a person) An oddball, especially in physiology; unique in a displeasing way.
  3. (bodybuilding) A person whose physique has grown far beyond the normal limits of muscular development; often a bodybuilder weighing more than 120 kilos (260 pounds).
  4. A person who has an obsession or extreme knowledge of a something.
  5. A very sexually perverse individual, usually used affectionately or in another good willed context.
verb
  1. (transitive) To make greatly distressed and/or a discomposed appearance
    • 1994, James Earl Hardy, B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-On-Black Love Story, (Alyson Publishing), page 107
    • :But after one night turned into five days, I was freaking out. I missed him.
      1. (transitive) To be placed or place someone under the influence of a psychedelic drug
    • 1992, Peter G. Stafford, Psychedelics Encyclopedia, (Ronin Publishing), page 56
    • :"... Harvard have compiled a list of LSD's contributions"largely missing before then"to our popular language: turned on, straight, , freaked out, stoned, ..."
      1. (transitive) To streak
    • 1930, Robert Seymour Bridges, The Testament of Beauty: A Poem in Four Books, (Literary Criticism), page 20
    • :"... in fine diaper of silver and mother-of-pearl freaking the intense azure; Now scurrying close overhead, wild ink-hued random racers that fling sheeted ..."
      1. (intransitive) To experience reality withdrawal, or hallucinations (nightmarish), to behave irrational or unconventional due to drug use.
      2. (intransitive) To react extremely or irrationally, usually under distress or discomposure
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abbreviation
  1. fort, Fort.
Ft. Lauderdale

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