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factor Tweet Definition of factor Like Definition of factor on Facebook
noun
  1. A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization
The of the trading post bought the furs.
  1. An integral part
The greatest in the decision was the need for public transportation.
The economy was a in this year's budget figures.
  1. (mathematics) Any of various objects multiply, multiplied together to form some whole
3 is a of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6.
The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2.
  1. (Root Cause Analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence
The launch temperature was a of the Challenger disaster.
verb
  1. (transitive) To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
  2. (context, of a number or other mathematical object, intransitive) To be a product of other objects.
farl Tweet Definition of farl Like Definition of farl on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  2. (obsolete) Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.
fee Tweet Definition of fee Like Definition of fee on Facebook
noun
  1. a monetary payment charged for professional services.
fell Tweet Definition of fell Like Definition of fell on Facebook
noun
  1. That portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down
  2. An animal skin, hide
verb
  1. (transitive) To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree.
adjective
  1. (archaic) fierce, savage (e.g., one fell swoop)
  2. (Scot) Pungent.
fey Tweet Definition of fey Like Definition of fey on Facebook
adjective
  1. magical, Magical or fairylike.
  2. strange, Strange or otherworldly.
  3. spellbound, Spellbound.
  4. (archaic) doomed, Doomed to die.
firth Tweet Definition of firth Like Definition of firth on Facebook
noun
  1. An arm of the sea; a frith.
flit Tweet Definition of flit Like Definition of flit on Facebook
noun
  1. A fluttering or darting movement
  2. A particular, unexpected, short lived, change of state. Eg."My computer just had a flit."
  3. (slang) A homosexual
verb (flits, flitting, flitted)
  1. To move about rapidly and nimbly
  2. To move quickly from one location to another
  3. To unpredictably change state for short periods of time. Eg. "My blender flits because the power cord is damaged."
foul Tweet Definition of foul Like Definition of foul on Facebook
noun
  1. (basketball) The act of making contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
  2. (baseball) A foul ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
Jones hit a up over the screen.
verb
  1. (transitive) To make dirty.
He's fouled her diapers.
  1. (transitive) To besmirch.
He's fouled his reputation.
  1. (transitive) To clog or obstruct.
The hair has fouled the drain.
  1. (transitive, nautical) To entangle.
The kelp has fouled the prop.
  1. (transitive, basketball) To make contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
Smith fouled him hard.
  1. (transitive, baseball) To hit outside of the baselines.
Jones fouled the ball off the facing of the upper deck.
  1. (intransitive) To become clogged.
''The drain fouled.
  1. (intransitive) To become entangled.
The prop fouled on the kelp.
  1. (intransitive, basketball) To commit a foul.
Smith fouled within the first minute of the quarter.
  1. (intransitive, baseball) To hit a ball outside of the baselines.
Jones fouled for strike one.
adjective
  1. Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
Cap'n, she's all fouled up.
  1. Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
The rascal spewed forth a series of pronouncements.
  1. Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
He has a set of friends.
  1. Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
This food is making me wretch.
  1. Ugly; homely; poor.
  2. Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; -- said of the weather, sky, etc.
Some weather is brewing.
  1. Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
Foul play is not suspected.
  1. (nautical) Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; -- opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
We've got a anchor.
  1. (baseball) Outside of the base lines.
Jones hit ball after foul ball.
fraught Tweet Definition of fraught Like Definition of fraught on Facebook
adjective
  1. fill, Filled with; plagued by; riddled.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 236d.
    • : all these matters are with paradox, just as they always have been..
      1. distressed.
free trade Tweet Definition of free trade Like Definition of free trade on Facebook
noun
  1. international trade free from government interference, especially trade free from tariffs or duties on imports

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