English dictionary


fa |ˌef ˈeɪ| — the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization

fab |fæb| — extremely pleasing

Fabian |ˈfeɪbiən| — a member of the Fabian Society in Britain

fable |ˈfeɪbl| — a deliberately false or improbable account

fabled |ˈfeɪbld| — celebrated in fable or legend

fabric |ˈfæbrɪk| — artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

fabricate |ˈfæbrɪkeɪt| — put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

fabricated |ˈfæbrɪˌketəd| — formed or conceived by the imagination

fabrication |ˌfæbrɪˈkeɪʃn| — a deliberately false or improbable account

fabricator |ˈfæbrɪˌketər| — someone who tells lies

fabulist |ˈfæbjəlɪst| — a person who tells or invents fables

fabulous |ˈfæbjələs| — extremely pleasing

facade |fəˈsɑːd| — the face or front of a building

face |feɪs| — the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

face off |ˈfeɪs ˈɒf| — start a game by a face-off

face up |ˈfeɪs ʌp| — deal with (something unpleasant) head on

face-to-face |ˌfeɪstəˈfeɪs| — within each other's presence

faced |ˈfeɪst| — having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination

faceless |ˈfeɪsləs| — without a face or identity

facer |ˈfeɪsər| — (a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced

facet |ˈfæsɪt| — a distinct feature or element in a problem

facetious |fəˈsiːʃəs| — cleverly amusing in tone

facetiously |fəˈsiːʃəsli| — not seriously

facetiousness |fəˈsiːʃəsnəs| — playful humor

facia |ˈfeɪʃə| — a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc

facial |ˈfeɪʃl| — cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles

facile |ˈfæsl| — superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject

facilitate |fəˈsɪlɪteɪt| — make easier

facilitation |fəˌsɪlɪˈteɪʃn| — the condition of being made easy (or easier)

facilitative  — freeing from difficulty or impediment

facilitator |fəˈsɪlɪteɪtər| — someone who makes progress easier

facility |fəˈsɪləti| — a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

facing |ˈfeɪsɪŋ| — a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

facsimile |fækˈsɪməli| — an exact copy or reproduction

fact |fækt| — a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

fact-finding |ˈfækt faɪndɪŋ| — designed to find information or ascertain facts

faction |ˈfækʃn| — a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

factious |ˈfækʃəs| — dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

factitious |fækˈtɪʃəs| — not produced by natural forces

factor |ˈfæktər| — anything that contributes causally to a result

factorial |fækˈtɔːriəl| — the product of all the integers up to and including a given integer

factory |ˈfæktri| — a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

factotum |fækˈtoʊtəm| — a servant employed to do a variety of jobs

factual |ˈfæktʃuəl| — existing in act or fact

facultative |ˈfækəlˌtetɪv| — granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something

faculty |ˈfæklti| — one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

fad |fæd| — an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

faddish |ˈfædɪʃ| — intensely fashionable for a short time

faddist |ˈfædɪst| — a person who subscribes to a variety of fads

faddy |ˈfædi| — intensely fashionable for a short time

fade |feɪd| — a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer

fade away |ˈfeɪd əˈweɪ| — become weaker

fade out |ˈfeɪd ˈaʊt| — become weaker

faded |ˈfeɪdəd| — having lost freshness or brilliance of color

fading |ˈfeɪdɪŋ| — weakening in force or intensity

faeces |ˈfiːsiːz| — solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

faerie |ˈfeəri| — a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

faery |ˈfeəri| — a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

fag |fæɡ| — offensive term for a homosexual man

fag out |ˈfæɡ ˈaʊt| — exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

faggot |ˈfæɡət| — offensive term for a homosexual man

fagot |ˈfæɡət| — offensive term for a homosexual man

Fahrenheit |ˈfærənhaɪt| — German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)

faience |ˌfeɪˈɑːns| — glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors

fail |feɪl| — fail to do something; leave something undone

failing |ˈfeɪlɪŋ| — a flaw or weak point

faille |faɪl| — a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton

failure |ˈfeɪljər| — an act that fails

fain |feɪn| — in a willing manner

faineant |ˈfeɪniːənt| — disinclined to work or exertion

faint |feɪnt| — a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

faint-hearted |feɪnt ˈhɑːrtɪd| — lacking conviction or boldness or courage

faintly |ˈfeɪntli| — to a faint degree or weakly perceived

faintness |ˈfeɪntnəs| — a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon

fair |fer| — a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

fair-haired |ˈfer ˈˌhe(ə)rd| — favorite

fairly |ˈferli| — to certain extent or degree

fairness |ˈfernəs| — conformity with rules or standards

fairway |ˈferweɪ| — the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short

fairy |ˈferi| — a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

Fairyland |ˈferilænd| — something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)

fairytale |ˈferiˌtel| — a story about fairies; told to amuse children

faith |feɪθ| — a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

faithful |ˈfeɪθfl| — any loyal and steadfast following

faithfully |ˈfeɪθfəli| — in a faithful manner

faithfulness |ˈfeɪθflnəs| — the quality of being faithful

faithless |ˈfeɪθləs| — having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor

fake |feɪk| — something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

faker |ˈfeɪkər| — a person who makes deceitful pretenses

fakir |fəˈkɪr| — a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

falange |fəˈlan(d)ʒ| — the Spanish Nazi party under Franco

Falangist |fəˈlændʒɪst| — a Spanish member of General Franco's political party

falcate |ˈfælkeɪt| — curved like a sickle

falchion |ˈfɔːltʃən| — a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point

falciform |ˈfælsʌˌfɔːrm| — curved like a sickle

falcon |ˈfælkən| — diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight

falconer |ˈfælkənər| — a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry

falconry |ˈfælkənri| — the art of training falcons to hunt and return

falderol  — ornamental objects of no great value

fall |fɔːl| — the season when the leaves fall from the trees

fall away |ˈfɑːl əˈweɪ| — get worse

fall back |ˈfɑːl ˈbæk| — fall backwards and down

fall behind |ˈfɑːl bəˈhaɪnd| — retreat

fall down |ˈfɑːl ˈdaʊn| — lose an upright position suddenly

fall in |ˈfɑːl ɪn| — break down, literally or metaphorically

fall off |ˈfɑːl ˈɒf| — come off

fall out |ˈfɑːl ˈaʊt| — have a breach in relations

fall over |ˈfɑːl ˈoʊvr̩| — fall forward and down

fall through |ˈfɑːl θruː| — fail utterly; collapse

fallacious |fəˈleɪʃəs| — containing or based on a fallacy

fallaciousness  — result of a fallacy or error in reasoning

fallacy |ˈfæləsi| — a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

fallal  — cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

fallback |ˈfɔːlbæk| — to break off a military action with an enemy

fallen |ˈfɔːlən| — having dropped by the force of gravity

fallibility |ˌfæləˈbɪləti| — the likelihood of making errors

fallible |ˈfæləbl| — wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

falling |ˈfɑːlɪŋ| — decreasing in amount or degree

fallout |ˈfɔːlaʊt| — the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion

fallow |ˈfæloʊ| — cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons

falls |ˈfɒlz| — the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)

false |fɔːls| — arising from error

falsehood |ˈfɔːlshʊd| — a false statement

falsely |ˈfɔːlsli| — in an insincerely false manner

falseness |ˈfɔːlsnəs| — the state of being false or untrue

falsetto |fɔːlˈsetoʊ| — a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register

falsification |ˌfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

falsifier |ˈfɔːlsɪfʌɪə| — someone who falsifies

falsify |ˈfɔːlsɪfaɪ| — make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

falsity |ˈfɔːlsəti| — the state of being false or untrue

falter |ˈfɔːltər| — the act of pausing uncertainly

faltering |ˈfɒltərɪŋ| — the act of pausing uncertainly

fame |feɪm| — the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

famed |feɪmd| — widely known and esteemed

familial |fəˈmɪliəl| — occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

familiar |fəˈmɪliər| — a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

familiarity |fəˌmɪliˈærəti| — personal knowledge or information about someone or something

familiarization |fəˌmɪljəraɪˈzeɪʃən| — the experience of becoming familiar with something

familiarize |fəˈmɪliəraɪz| — make familiar or conversant with

familiarly |fəˈmɪlɪəli| — in an intimately familiar manner

family |ˈfæməli| — a social unit living together

famine |ˈfæmɪn| — an acute insufficiency

famish |ˈfæmɪʃ| — be hungry; go without food

famished |ˈfæmɪʃt| — extremely hungry

famishment  — a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period

famous |ˈfeɪməs| — widely known and esteemed

famously |ˈfeɪməsli| — in a manner or to an extent that is well known

famulus |ˈfamyələs| — a close attendant (as to a scholar)

fan |fæn| — a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

fan out |ˈfanˌout| — move outward

fan-shaped  — shaped in the form of a fan

fanatic |fəˈnætɪk| — a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

fanatical |fəˈnætɪkl| — marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

fanaticism |fəˈnætɪsɪzəm| — excessive intolerance of opposing views

fancied |ˈfænsid| — formed or conceived by the imagination

fancier |ˈfænsiər| — a person having a strong liking for something

fanciful |ˈfænsɪfl| — indulging in or influenced by fancy

fancy |ˈfænsi| — something many people believe that is false

fancy-free |ˌfænsɪ ˈfriː| — having no commitments or responsibilities; carefree

fancywork |ˈfansɪwəːk| — decorative needlework

fandango |fænˈdæŋɡoʊ| — a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets

fandom |ˈfandəm| — the fans of a sport or famous person

fanfare |ˈfænfer| — a gaudy outward display

fang |fæŋ| — a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

fanlight |ˈfænlaɪt| — a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door

fanny |ˈfæni| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

fantail |ˈfænˌtel| — an overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship

fantasia |fænˈteɪziə| — a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes

fantasize |ˈfæntəsaɪz| — indulge in fantasies

fantasm |ˈfæntəsɪz| — a ghostly appearing figure

fantastic |fænˈtæstɪk| — ludicrously odd

fantastical |fænˈtæstɪkəl| — existing in fancy only

fantasy |ˈfæntəsi| — imagination unrestricted by reality

faquir |ˈfɑːkɪə| — a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

far |fɑːr| — a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

far-famed |fɑːr ˈfeɪmd| — widely known and esteemed

far-fetched |fɑːr ˈfetʃt| — (of an idea or story) so exaggerated or ludicrous as to be improbable

far-flung |fɑːr ˈflʌŋ| — distributed over a considerable extent

far-off |ˈfɑrˈɔf| — very far away in space or time

far-out |aʊt| — (informal) strikingly unconventional

farad |ˈfæræd| — the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates

faraway |ˈfɑːrəweɪ| — very far away in space or time

farce |fɑːrs| — a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

farcical |ˈfɑːrsɪkl| — broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

farcically |ˈfæsɪkəli| — in a farcical manner

fardel |ˈfɑːrdəl| — a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)

fare |fer| — an agenda of things to do

farewell |ˌferˈwel| — an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

farfetched |ˌfɑːrˈfetʃt| — (of an idea or story) so exaggerated or ludicrous as to be improbable

farina |fəˈriːnə| — fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings

farinaceous |ˌfærɪˈneɪʃəs| — resembling starch

farm |fɑːrm| — workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit

farm out |ˈfɑːrm ˈaʊt| — arranged for contracted work to be done by others

farmer |ˈfɑːrmər| — a person who operates a farm

farmhand |ˈfɑːrmhænd| — a hired hand on a farm

farmhouse |ˈfɑːrmhaʊs| — house for a farmer and family

farming |ˈfɑːrmɪŋ| — the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

farmland |ˈfɑːrmlænd| — a rural area where farming is practiced

farmstead |ˈfɑːrmsted| — the buildings and adjacent grounds of a farm

farmyard |ˈfɑːrmjɑːrd| — an area adjacent to farm buildings

faro |ˈferoʊ| — a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box

farrago |fəˈrɑːɡoʊ| — a motley assortment of things

farrier |ˈfæriər| — a person who shoes horses

farrow |ˈfæroʊ| — the production of a litter of pigs

farseeing  — capable of seeing to a great distance

farsighted |ˈfɑrˌsɑɪt̬ɪd| — planning prudently for the future

farsightedness |ˌfɑːrˈsaɪtədnəs| — a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45

fart |fɑːrt| — a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

farther |ˈfɑrðər| — to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)

farthermost |ˈfɑːrθərˌmoʊst| — (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

farthest |ˈfɑːrðɪst| — to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense)

farthing |ˈfɑːrðɪŋ| — a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny

farthingale |ˈfɑːrðɪŋɡeɪl| — a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries

farting |ˈfɑːrtɪŋ| — a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

fasces |ˈfæsiːz| — bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power; in modern Italy it is a symbol of fascism

fascia |ˈfeɪʃə| — a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc

fascicle |ˈfasək(ə)l| — an installment of a printed work

fascicule |ˈfæsʌˌkjuːl| — an installment of a printed work

fascinate |ˈfæsɪneɪt| — cause to be interested or curious

fascinated |ˈfæsəˌnetəd| — having your attention fixated as though by a spell

fascinating |ˈfæsɪneɪtɪŋ| — capable of arousing and holding the attention

fascination |ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃn| — the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

fascism |ˈfæʃɪzəm| — a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)

fascist |ˈfæʃɪst| — an adherent of fascism or other authoritarian views

fashion |ˈfæʃn| — how something is done or how it happens

fashionable |ˈfæʃnəbl| — popular and considered appealing or fashionable at the time

fashionably |ˈfæʃnəbli| — in a fashionable manner

fashionmonger  — someone who advises you about fashionable clothing

fast |fæst| — abstaining from food

fast-growing  — tending to spread quickly

fast-paced  — of communication that proceeds rapidly

fasten |ˈfæsn| — cause to be firmly attached

fastened |ˈfæsənd| — firmly closed or secured

fastener |ˈfæsənər| — a person who fastens or makes fast

fastening |ˈfæsnɪŋ| — restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

faster |ˈfæstər| — more quickly

fastest |ˈfæstəst| — most quickly

fastidious |fæˈstɪdiəs| — giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

fastidiousness |fəˈstɪdɪəsnəs| — the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style

fastigiate |faˈstɪdʒɪət| — having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)

fasting |ˈfæstɪŋ| — abstaining from food

fastness |ˈfæstnəs| — a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

fat |fæt| — a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)

fat-free |fatˈfriː| — without fat or fat solids

fatal |ˈfeɪtl| — having momentous consequences; of decisive importance

fatalism |ˈfeɪtəlɪzəm| — a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable

fatalistic |ˌfeɪtəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to fatalism

fatality |fəˈtæləti| — a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

fatally |ˈfeɪtəli| — with fatal consequences or implications

fate |feɪt| — an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

fated |ˈfeɪtəd| — (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate

fateful |ˈfeɪtfl| — having momentous consequences; of decisive importance

fatefully |ˈfeɪtfʊli| — in a prophetically fateful manner

fathead |ˈfatˌhed| — a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

fatheaded  — (used informally) stupid

father |ˈfɑːðər| — a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

father-figure |ˈfɑːðəˌfɪɡə| — a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically

father-in-law |ˈfɑːðr̩ ən ˌlɔː| — the father of your spouse

fatherhood |ˈfɑːðərhʊd| — the kinship relation between an offspring and the father

fatherland |ˈfɑːðərlænd| — the country where you were born

fatherless |ˈfɑːðərləs| — having no living father

fatherlike  — like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective

fatherly |ˈfɑːðərli| — like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective

fathom |ˈfæðəm| — a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

fathometer |fæˈðɒmɪtə| — depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves

fatigue |fəˈtiːɡ| — temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

fatless |ˈfætlɪs| — without fat or fat solids

fatness |ˈfætnəs| — excess bodily weight

fatso |ˈfætsoʊ| — a rotund individual

fatten |ˈfætn| — make fat or plump

fattened |ˈfætənd| — (of market animals) made ready for market

fatty |ˈfæti| — a rotund individual

fatuity |fəˈtjuːɪti| — a ludicrous folly

fatuous |ˈfætʃuəs| — extremely silly or stupid

fatuously |ˈfætʃʊəsli| — vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish

fatuousness |ˈfætʃʊəsnəs| — a ludicrous folly

faubourg |ˈfoʊbʊr| — a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city

fauces |ˈfɔːsiːz| — the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx

faucet |ˈfɔːsɪt| — a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

fault |fɔːlt| — a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

faultfinding |ˈfɔːltˌfaɪndɪŋ| — persistent petty and unjustified criticism

faultless |ˈfɔːltləs| — without fault or error

faulty |ˈfɔːlti| — having a defect

faun |fɔːn| — ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr

fauna |ˈfɔːnə| — all the animal life in a particular region or period

favor |ˈfeɪvər| — an act of gracious kindness

favorable |ˈfeɪvərəbəl| — presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

favorably |ˈfeɪvərəbli| — showing approval

favored |ˈfeɪvərd| — preferred above all others and treated with partiality

favorite |ˈfeɪvərɪt, ˈfeɪvrɪt| — something regarded with special favor or liking

favoritism |ˈfeɪvərəˌtɪzəm| — an inclination to favor some person or group

favour |ˈfeɪvər| — a feeling of favorable regard

favourable |ˈfeɪvərəbl| — presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

favourably |ˈfeɪvərəbli| — showing approval

favourite |ˈfeɪvərɪt| — a competitor thought likely to win

favouritism |ˈfeɪvərɪtɪzəm| — an inclination to favor some person or group

fawn |fɔːn| — a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color

fawn-colored  — having the color of a fawn

fawn-coloured |ˈfɔːnˌkʌləd| — having the color of a fawn

fawning |ˈfɒnɪŋ| — attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

fax |fæks| — duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio

fay |ˈfeɪ| — a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

faze |feɪz| — disturb the composure of