English dictionary

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fracas |ˈfreɪkəs| — noisy quarrel

fractal |ˈfræktl| — (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

fraction |ˈfrækʃn| — a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process

fractional |ˈfrækʃənl| — constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

fractionate |ˈfrækʃʌˌneɪt| — separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents

fractious |ˈfrækʃəs| — stubbornly resistant to authority or control

fracture |ˈfræktʃər| — breaking of hard tissue such as bone

fragile |ˈfrædʒl| — easily broken or damaged or destroyed

fragility |frəˈdʒɪləti| — quality of being easily damaged or destroyed

fragment |ˈfræɡmənt| — a piece broken off or cut off of something else

fragmentary |ˈfræɡmənteri| — consisting of small disconnected parts

fragmentation |ˌfræɡmenˈteɪʃn| — separating something into fine particles

fragmented |ˈfræɡˌmentɪd| — having been divided; having the unity destroyed

fragmentize  — break or cause to break into pieces

fragrance |ˈfreɪɡrəns| — a distinctive odor that is pleasant

fragrancy |ˈfreɪɡr(ə)nsi| — a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

fragrant |ˈfreɪɡrənt| — pleasant-smelling

frail |freɪl| — the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds

frailness  — the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

frailty |ˈfreɪlti| — the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

frame |freɪm| — the framework for a pair of eyeglasses

frame up |ˈfreɪm ʌp| — construct by fitting or uniting parts together

frame-up |ˈfreɪm ʌp| — an act that incriminates someone on a false charge

framed |ˈfreɪmd| — provided with a frame

framer |ˈfreɪmər| — someone who makes frames (as for pictures)

framework |ˈfreɪmwɜːrk| — a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process

framing |ˈfreɪmɪŋ| — formulation of the plans and important details

franc |fræŋk| — the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 centimes

franchise |ˈfræntʃaɪz| — an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place

Franciscan |frænˈsɪskən| — a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order

frangible |ˈfranjəbəl| — capable of being broken

frank |fræŋk| — a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

Frankenstein |ˈfræŋkənstaɪn| — an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator

frankfurter |ˈfræŋkfɜːrtər| — a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

frankincense |ˈfræŋkɪnsens| — an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

franklin |ˈfræŋˌklɪn| — United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)

frankly |ˈfræŋkli| — (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

frankness |ˈfræŋknəs| — the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

frantic |ˈfræntɪk| — excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion

frantically |ˈfræntɪkli| — in an uncontrolled manner

frappe |fræˈpeɪ| — liqueur poured over shaved ice

fraternal |frəˈtɜːrnl| — of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men

fraternally |frəˈtɝːnəli| — in a brotherly manner

fraternity |frəˈtɜːrnəti| — a social club for male undergraduates

fraternization |ˌfrætənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way; especially with an enemy

fraternize |ˈfrætərnaɪz| — be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy

fratricide |ˈfrætrɪsaɪd| — a person who murders their brother or sister

fraud |frɔːd| — intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

fraudulence  — a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

fraudulent |ˈfrɔːdʒələnt| — intended to deceive

fraudulently |ˈfrɔːdʒələntli| — in a dishonest and fraudulent manner

fraught |frɔːt| — marked by distress

fray |freɪ| — a noisy fight

frayed |freɪd| — worn away or tattered along the edges

frazzle |ˈfræzl| — a state of extreme exhaustion

freak |friːk| — a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

freakish |ˈfriːkɪʃ| — changeable

freaky |ˈfriːki| — strange and somewhat frightening

freckle |ˈfrekl| — a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin

freckled |ˈfrekəld| — relating to or covered with or resembling freckles

free |friː| — people who are free

free-for-all |ˈfriː fər ɔːrl| — a noisy fight in a crowd

free-lance |ˈfriːˌlæns| — a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

free-liver |friː ˈlɪvər| — someone who gratifies physical appetites (especially for food and drink) with more than the usual freedom

free-spoken |friː ˈspoʊkən| — characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

freebie |ˈfriːbi| — something that is free (usually provided as part of a promotional scheme)

freebooter |ˈfriːbuːtər| — someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

freeborn |ˈfriːbɔːrn| — born free of free parents

freedman |ˈfriːdmən| — a person who has been freed from slavery

freedom |ˈfriːdəm| — the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

freehand |ˈfriːhænd| — done by hand without mechanical aids or devices

freeholder |ˈfriːhoʊldə| — the owner of a freehold

freelance |ˈfriːlæns| — a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

freeloader |ˈfriːloʊdər| — someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others

freely |ˈfriːli| — in a free manner

freeman |ˈfriːmən| — a person who is not a serf or a slave

freemason |ˈfriːmeɪsn| — a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love

freemasonry |ˈfriːmeɪsnri| — a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests

freestone |ˈfriːˌstoʊn| — fruit (especially peach) whose flesh does not adhere to the pit

freethinker |ˌfriːˈθɪŋkər| — a person who rejects religion

freethinking  — the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct

freeway |ˈfriːweɪ| — a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

freewill |ˈfriːwɪl| — done of your own accord

freeze |friːz| — the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

freeze out |ˈfriːz ˈaʊt| — change from a liquid to a solid when cold

freezer |ˈfriːzər| — electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time

freezing |ˈfriːzɪŋ| — the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

freight |freɪt| — goods carried by a large vehicle

freightage |ˈfreɪtɪdʒ| — the charge for transporting something by common carrier

freighter |ˈfreɪtər| — a cargo ship

French |frentʃ| — the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

Frenchify |ˈfrentʃəˌfaɪ| — make French in appearance or character

Frenchman |ˈfrentʃmæn| — a person of French nationality

Frenchwoman |ˈfrentʃwʊmən| — a person of French nationality

frenetic |frəˈnetɪk| — excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion

frenzied |ˈfrenzid| — affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason

frenzy |ˈfrenzi| — state of violent mental agitation

frequence  — the number of occurrences within a given time period

frequency |ˈfriːkwənsi| — the number of occurrences within a given time period

frequent |ˈfriːkwənt| — do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

frequentative |frɪˈkwentətɪv| — a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action

frequenter |friːˈkwentər| — a regular customer

frequently |ˈfriːkwəntli| — many times at short intervals

fresco |ˈfreskoʊ| — a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster

fresh |freʃ| — (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again

freshen |ˈfreʃn| — make (to feel) fresh

freshener |ˈfreʃnər| — anything that freshens

fresher |ˈfreʃər| — a first-year undergraduate

freshet |ˈfreʃɪt| — the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

freshly |ˈfreʃli| — very recently

freshman |ˈfreʃmən| — a first-year undergraduate

freshness |ˈfreʃnəs| — the property of being pure and fresh (as if newly made); not stale or deteriorated

freshwater |ˈfreʃwɔːtər| — water that is not salty

fress  — eat a lot and without restraint

fret |fret| — agitation resulting from active worry

fretful |ˈfretfl| — nervous and unable to relax

fretfully |ˈfretfəli| — in a fretful manner

fretsaw |ˈfretsɔː| — fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines

fretwork |ˈfretwɜːrk| — framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

Freudian |ˈfrɔɪdiən| — a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud

friability |ˌfraɪəˈbɪlɪti| — excessive breakableness

friable |ˈfraɪəbl| — easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder

friar |ˈfraɪər| — a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms

friary |ˈfraɪəri| — a monastery of friars

fricassee |ˈfrɪkəsiː| — pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings

fricative |ˈfrɪkətɪv| — a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract

friction |ˈfrɪkʃn| — a state of conflict between persons

frictional |ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n(ə)l| — pertaining to or worked or produced by friction

Friday |ˈfraɪdeɪ| — the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day

fridge |frɪdʒ| — a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor

fried |fraɪd| — cooked by frying in fat

friend |frend| — a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

friendless |ˈfrendləs| — excluded from a society

friendliness |ˈfrendlinəs| — a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company

friendly |ˈfrendli| — troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

friendship |ˈfrendʃɪp| — the state of being friends (or friendly)

frieze |friːz| — an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice

frigate |ˈfrɪɡət| — a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries

fright |fraɪt| — an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

frighten |ˈfraɪtn| — cause fear in

frighten away |ˈfraɪtən əˈweɪ| — cause to lose courage

frighten off |ˈfraɪtən ˈɒf| — cause to lose courage

frightened |ˈfraɪtnd| — made afraid

frightening |ˈfraɪtnɪŋ| — the act of inspiring with fear

frightful |ˈfraɪtfl| — provoking horror

frightfully |ˈfraɪtfəli| — used as intensifiers

frigid |ˈfrɪdʒɪd| — sexually unresponsive

frigidity |frɪˈdʒɪdɪti| — sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse

frigidly |ˈfrɪdʒɪdli| — without warmth or enthusiasm

frigorific  — causing cold; cooling or chilling

frill |frɪl| — (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs

frilled |frɪld| — having decorative ruffles or frills

frilly |ˈfrɪli| — having decorative ruffles or frills

fringe |frɪndʒ| — the outside boundary or surface of something

fringy  — at or constituting a border or edge

frippery |ˈfrɪpəri| — something of little value or significance

Frisian |ˈfriːʒn| — a native or inhabitant of Friesland or Frisia

frisk |frɪsk| — the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs

friskiness  — lively high-spirited playfulness

frisky |ˈfrɪski| — playful like a lively kitten

fritillaria  — fritillary

fritter |ˈfrɪtər| — small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

frivol |ˈfrivəl| — act frivolously

frivolity |frɪˈvɑːləti| — the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible

frivolous |ˈfrɪvələs| — not serious in content or attitude or behavior

frivolousness  — the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible

frizz |frɪz| — the condition of being formed into small tight curls

frizzle |ˈfrɪzl| — fry something until it curls and becomes crisp

frizzly |frɪzliː| — (of hair) in small tight curls

frizzy |ˈfrɪzi| — (of hair) in small tight curls

frock |frɑːk| — a long, loose outer garment

frog |frɔːɡ| — any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species

frogman |ˈfrɔːɡmən| — someone who works underwater

frogmarch |ˈfrɔːɡmɑːrtʃ| — march a person against his will by any method

frolic |ˈfrɑːlɪk| — gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

frolicsome |ˈfrɑːlɪksəm| — given to merry frolicking

frond |frɑːnd| — compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad

front |frʌnt| — the side that is forward or prominent

frontage |ˈfrʌntɪdʒ| — the extent of land abutting on a street or water

frontal |ˈfrʌntl| — an adornment worn on the forehead

frontbencher |ˌfrʌntˈbentʃər| — a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party

frontier |frʌnˈtɪr| — a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

frontiersman |frʌnˈtɪrzmən| — a man who lives on the frontier

frontispiece |ˈfrʌntɪspiːs| — an ornamental facade

frontlet |ˈfrən(t)lət| — an adornment worn on the forehead

frontward |ˈfrʌntwərd| — at or to or toward the front

frontwards |ˈfrʌntwədz| — at or to or toward the front

frost |frɔːst| — ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

frost-bound |ˈfrɒst baʊnd| — (of the ground) made hard by frost

frostbite |ˈfrɔːstbaɪt| — destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene

frosted |ˈfrɔːstɪd| — (of glass) having a roughened coating resembling frost

frostily |ˈfrɒstɪli| — without warmth or enthusiasm

frosting |ˈfrɔːstɪŋ| — a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes

frosty |ˈfrɔːsti| — devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

froth |frɔːθ| — a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

frothy |ˈfrɔːθi| — emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation

frown |fraʊn| — a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

frowning |ˈfraʊnɪŋ| — showing displeasure or anger

frowsty |ˈfraʊsti| — stale and unclean smelling

frowsy |ˈfraʊziː| — negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt

frowzy |ˈfraʊzi| — negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt

frozen |ˈfroʊzn| — absolutely still

fructification |ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — the bearing of fruit

fructify |ˈfrʌktɪfaɪ| — become productive or fruitful

fructose |ˈfrʌktoʊs| — a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits

frugal |ˈfruːɡl| — avoiding waste

frugality |fruˈɡæləti| — prudence in avoiding waste

frugally |ˈfruːɡəli| — in a frugal manner

fruit |fruːt| — the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

fruitage |ˈfruːtɪdʒ| — the yield of fruit

fruitcake |ˈfrutˌkeɪk| — a whimsically eccentric person

fruiterer |ˈfruːtərər| — a person who sells fruit

fruitful |ˈfruːtfl| — productive or conducive to producing in abundance

fruitfulness |ˈfruːtfəlnəs| — the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth

fruiting |ˈfruːtɪŋ| — capable of bearing fruit

fruition |fruˈɪʃn| — the condition of bearing fruit

fruitless |ˈfruːtləs| — unproductive of success

fruitlessly |ˈfruːtləsli| — in an unproductive manner

fruity |ˈfruːti| — tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit

frumenty |ˈfruːməntiː| — sweet spiced porridge made from hulled wheat

frump |frʌmp| — a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

frumpish |ˈfrʌmpɪʃ| — primly out of date

frumpy |ˈfrʌmpi| — primly out of date

frustrate |ˈfrʌstreɪt| — hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

frustrated |ˈfrʌstreɪtɪd| — disappointingly unsuccessful

frustrating |ˈfrʌsˌtreɪt̬ɪŋ| — discouraging by hindering

frustration |frʌˈstreɪʃn| — the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

frustum |ˈfrəstəm| — a truncated cone or pyramid; the part that is left when a cone or pyramid is cut by a plane parallel to the base and the apical part is removed

fruticose |ˈfruːtɪkəʊz| — of or relating to or resembling a shrub

fry |fraɪ| — English painter and art critic (1866-1934)

frying |ˈfraɪɪŋ| — cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle