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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.
ferrotype Tweet Definition of ferrotype Like Definition of ferrotype on Facebook
noun
  1. an early photographic process in which the image is made on an iron plate having a sensitized surface film
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.
film speed Tweet Definition of film speed Like Definition of film speed on Facebook
noun
  1. (photography) A measure of a film's sensitivity to light; faster films needing shorter exposures
filter Tweet Definition of filter Like Definition of filter on Facebook
noun
  1. A device which separates a suspended, dissolved, or particulate matter from a fluid, solution, or other substance; any device that separates one substance from another.
  2. Electronics or software that separates unwanted signals (for example noise) from wanted signals or that attenuates selected frequencies.
  3. Any item, mechanism, device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate.
    • He runs an email to catch the junk mail.
verb
  1. (transitive) To sort, sift, or isolate.
    • This strainer should out the large particles.
      1. (transitive) To diffuse; to cause to be less concentrated or focused.
    • The leaves of the trees filtered the light.
      1. (intransitive) To pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter.
    • The water filtered through the rock and soil.
      1. (intransitive) To move slowly or gradually; to come or go a few at a time.
    • The crowd filtered into the theater.
fix Tweet Definition of fix Like Definition of fix on Facebook
noun
  1. An instance of fix
    1. Verb, fixing.
    2. A difficult situation or dilemma.
    3. A serving of an addictive drug to an addict.
    "Just one !" -Alain Jourgensen
verb (fix, es)
  1. To mend or repair.
  2. To attach; to affix.
  3. To prepare. He fixed dinner for the kids.
  4. To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant, usually before the content happens.
  5. To make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion<ref>Sutherland, Edwin H. (ed) (1937): The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Reprinted by various publishers in subsequent decades.</ref>
  6. To render an animal (especially a pet) infertile.
fixer Tweet Definition of fixer Like Definition of fixer on Facebook
noun
  1. one who, or that which, fixes
  2. a chemical used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions
flare Tweet Definition of flare Like Definition of flare on Facebook
noun
  1. A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
  1. A widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
That's a genuine early '70's on those pants.
  1. (aircraft) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
The captain executed the perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
  1. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
Jones hits a little to left that falls for a single.
verb (flar, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To blaze brightly.
The blast furnace flared in the night.
  1. (intransitive): To burn unsteadily.
  2. (intransitive): To burst out suddenly, as in anger (often with up or out.)
The insult made him up.
  1. (transitive): to make flare.
flashcube Tweet Definition of flashcube Like Definition of flashcube on Facebook
noun
  1. a rotating cube containing a flashbulb in each of four sides
flashlight Tweet Definition of flashlight Like Definition of flashlight on Facebook
noun
  1. An battery-powered hand-held lightsource.
fog Tweet Definition of fog Like Definition of fog on Facebook
noun
  1. A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.
  2. Tall and decaying grass left standing after the cutting or grazing season.
  3. (Scottish) moss, Moss.
verb (fog, g, ed)
  1. (intransitive) To become covered with or as if with fog.
  2. (intransitive) To become obscured in condensation or water.
The mirror fogged every time he showered.
  1. (context, intransitive, photography) To become dim or obscure.
  2. (transitive) To cover with or as if with fog.
  3. (transitive) To obscure in condensation or water.
  4. (transitive) To make confusing or obscure.
  5. (context, transitive, photography) To make dim or obscure.
foggy Tweet Definition of foggy Like Definition of foggy on Facebook
adjective (wikipedia, fog)
  1. Obscured by mist or fog; unclear; hazy
freeze Tweet Definition of freeze Like Definition of freeze on Facebook
noun
  1. A period of intensely cold weather.
  2. (curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
  3. (finance) A block on pay rises
verb (freezes, freezing, froze or rarely frore, frozen or rarely froren)
  1. (intransitive) To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
    • It didn't this winter, but last winter was very harsh.
      1. (context, intransitive, informal) To be very cold.
    • It's freezing in here!
      1. (intransitive) Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
    • The pond has frozen over.
    • Vodka won't in there, but beer will.
      1. (transitive) To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.
    • Don't meat twice.
      1. (intransitive) To become motionless.
    • The squirrel froze when it saw the hawk overhead.
frill Tweet Definition of frill Like Definition of frill on Facebook
noun
  1. A strip of pleated material used as decoration or trim; a ruffle.
  2. (photography) A wrinkled edge to a film.
  3. A luxury.
verb
  1. To make something into a frill.
  2. To become wrinkled.

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