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fair copy Tweet Definition of fair copy Like Definition of fair copy on Facebook
noun 
  1. A handwritten document that has been corrected and written neatly
     
fat Tweet Definition of fat Like Definition of fat on Facebook
noun (uncountable and countable; plural fats)
  1. (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  2. (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
We need to trim the fat in this company
  1. (context, countable, obsolete) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  2. A person or animal that is overweight or obese.
adjective (fatt, er)
  1. Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body.
The man had trouble getting through the door.
  1. thick, Thick.
The wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
  1. bountiful, Bountiful.
  2. Variant form of phat.
  3. (rfv-sense) (sports) A poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (See Thin,Shank,Toe)
     
fiddle Tweet Definition of fiddle Like Definition of fiddle on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, music) The violin when played in any of various traditional styles, as opposed to classical violin.
When I play it like this, it's a fiddle; when I play it like that, it's a violin.
  1. An adjustment intended to cover up a basic flaw.
That parameter setting is just a fiddle to make the lighting look right.
  1. fraud
  2. (context, nautical) On board a ship or boat, a rail or batten around the edge of a table or stove to prevent objects falling off at sea. (Also fiddle rail)
verb (fiddl, ing)
  1. To play aimlessly.
You're fiddling your life away.
  1. To adjust in order to cover a basic flaw or fraud etc.
I needed to fiddle the lighting parameters to get the image to look right.
Fred was sacked when the auditors caught him fiddling the books.
  1. (context, music) To play traditional tunes on a violin using the aforementioned styles.
     
fine print Tweet Definition of fine print Like Definition of fine print on Facebook
noun 
  1. (idiom) The details, restrictions, terms, or conditions, especially of a contract, often printed in very small type.
Before signing up for such an offer, be sure to read the carefully.
     
fleuron Tweet Definition of fleuron Like Definition of fleuron on Facebook
noun 
  1. an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  1. (architecture) the small flower at the centre of each side of a Corinthian abacus; a flos
     
floret Tweet Definition of floret Like Definition of floret on Facebook
noun 
  1. A small flower, especially one of a cluster in a composite flower
     
flower Tweet Definition of flower Like Definition of flower on Facebook
noun 
  1. (botany) A reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), typically including sepals, petals, stamens, and ovary, ovaries; often conspicuously colourful.
1894, w:H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells, s:The Flowering of the Strange Orchid, The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
You know, Darwin studied their fertilisation, and showed that the whole structure of an ordinary orchid was contrived in order that moths might carry the pollen from plant to plant.
  1. (vulgar, hypocoristic) The vulva, especially the labia majora.
  2. An inflorescence that resembles a flower, but actually contains many small florets, such as a sunflower.
  3. A plant that bears flowers.
We transplanted the flowers to a larger pot.
  1. (context, usually with in) Of plants, a state of bearing blooms.
The dogwoods are in this week.
  1. (idiomatic) The best examples or representatives of a group.
We selected the of the applicants.
  1. (idiomatic) The best state of things; the prime.
She was in the of her life.
verb 
  1. To put forth blooms.
  2. (idiomatic) To reach a state of full development or great achievement.
     
flush Tweet Definition of flush Like Definition of flush on Facebook
noun (plural: flushes)
  1. A cleansing with plenty of fluid.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
adjective 
  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
Sand down the excess until it is with the surface.
  1. wealthy or well off.
     
foliate Tweet Definition of foliate Like Definition of foliate on Facebook
verb (foliat, ing)
  1. to form into leaves
adjective 
  1. of or relating to leaves
  2. shaped like a leaf
  1. (geology) foliated
     
foliation Tweet Definition of foliation Like Definition of foliation on Facebook
noun 
  1. The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
  2. The manner in which the young leaves are disposed within the bud.
  3. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
  4. The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
  5. The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments.
  6. The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of dividing into plates or slabs, which is due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.
  1. (topology) A set of submanifolds of a given manifold, each of which is of lower dimension than it, but which, taken together, are coextensive with it.
     
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. -->
     
font Tweet Definition of font Like Definition of font on Facebook
noun 
  1. A receptacle in a church for holy water - especially one used in baptism
  2. A receptacle for oil in a lamp.
     
foolscap Tweet Definition of foolscap Like Definition of foolscap on Facebook
noun 
  1. strictly writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches
  2. more usually such a sheet folded or cut in half, thus approximately 8 x 13.25 inches.
     
foot Tweet Definition of foot Like Definition of foot on Facebook
noun (feet)
  1. (countable, Anatomy) The part of a human"s body below the ankle. Used to stand and walk.
  2. (countable, Zoology) The equivalent part of an animal"s body.
  3. (countable) The bottom of anything; as, the foot of the stairs, the foot of a printed page.
  4. (countable) A short projection on the bottom of a piece of equipment to support it.
  5. (countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches and one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.
  6. (context, countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.
  7. (countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail.
To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the of the sail.
  1. Printing. the bottommost part of a type page or printed page
  2. (used with the plural verb) foot soldiers; infantry.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
  2. (transitive) To pay (a bill).
     
forme Tweet Definition of forme Like Definition of forme on Facebook
noun 
  1. An arrangement of metal or wood type, from which a page may be printed
     
frame Tweet Definition of frame Like Definition of frame on Facebook
noun 
  1. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Now that the is complete, we can start on the walls.''
    1. The structure of a person's body.
  • His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing .
    1. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  • The painting was housed in a beautifully carved .
    1. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
  • A film projector shows many frames in a single second.
    1. A context for understanding or interpretation.
  • In this , it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.
    1. (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
    2. (computing) An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.
    3. (context, bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
    4. (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
    5. (context, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
  • verb (fram, ing)
    1. (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
    • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
      1. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
      2. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
    1. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you your accomplishments?
  • The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
    1. (transitive) Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to her.
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    frisket Tweet Definition of frisket Like Definition of frisket on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A thin frame in a printing press that holds the sheet of paper in position and acts as a mask.
         
    furnish Tweet Definition of furnish Like Definition of furnish on Facebook
    verb (furnishes, furnishing, furnished, furnished) transitive
    1. To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment.
    2. (Figuratively) To supply or give.
         
    furniture Tweet Definition of furniture Like Definition of furniture on Facebook
    noun (furnitures, -)
    1. (archaic) The harness, trappings etc. of a horse or other animal.
    2. An item, or, used collectively, items, (usually) in a room which enhance the room's characteristics, either functionally and/or decoratively.
         

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