English dictionary


fiacre |fiːˈɑːkər| — A small carriage for hire.

fiance |fɪˈɑːnˌse| — a man who is engaged to be married

fiancee |fɪˈænsɪ| — a woman who is engaged to be married

fiasco |fɪˈæskəʊ| — a sudden and violent collapse

fiat |ˈfiːɑːt| — a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

fib |fɪb| — a trivial lie

fibber |ˈfɪbər| — someone who tells lies

fiber |ˈfɑɪbər| — a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

fiber-optic |ˈfaɪbəˌrɑːptɪk| — of or relating to fiber optics

fiberglass |ˈfɑɪbərˌɡlæs| — a covering material made of glass fibers in resins

fibre |ˈfaɪbər| — a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

fibred |ˈfaɪbərd| — (especially in combination) Having (a specified form of) fibres

fibreglass |ˈfaɪbərɡlæs| — a covering material made of glass fibers in resins

fibriform  — shaped like a fiber

fibril |ˈfaɪbrəl| — a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

fibrilla  — A minute thread or fibre; a fibril.

fibrillar  — (not comparable) of or pertaining to fibrils

fibrillation |ˌfɪbrəˈleɪʃən| — muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

fibrin |ˈfaɪbrɪn| — a white insoluble fibrous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen when blood clots; it forms a network that traps red cells and platelets

fibroid |ˈfaɪbrɔɪd| — benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)

fibroin |ˈfaɪbrəʊɪn| — (biochemistry) A tough elastic protein that is the main component of silk and of spider's webs

fibroma |faɪˈbrəʊmə| — nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue

fibromata |faɪˈbrəʊmətə| — plural form of fibroma

fibrosis |ˌsɪstɪk faɪˈbrəʊsɪs| — development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ

fibrous |ˈfaɪbrəs| — having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute

fibster |ˈfɪbstər| — One who fibs.

fibula |ˈfɪbjələ| — the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

fibulae |ˈfɪbjʊliː| — plural form of fibula

fichu |ˈfɪʃuː| — a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman

fickle |ˈfɪkl| — marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

fickleness |ˈfɪklnəs| — unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous

fictile |ˈfɪktl| — susceptible to being led or directed

fiction |ˈfɪkʃn| — a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

fictional |ˈfɪkʃənl| — formed or conceived by the imagination

fictitious |fɪkˈtɪʃəs| — formed or conceived by the imagination

fictive |ˈfɪktɪv| — adopted in order to deceive

fid |fɪd| — (nautical) A pointed tool without any sharp edges, used in weaving or knotwork to tighten and form up weaves or complex knots; used in sailing ships to open the strands of a rope before splicing. Compare marlinespike.

fiddle |ˈfɪdl| — bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

fiddle-faddle |ˈfɪdl ˌfadl| — trivial nonsense

fiddledeedee  — (colloquial, dated) nonsense; rubbish

fiddlehead |ˈfɪdlhed| — tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes

fiddler |ˈfɪdlər| — a musician who plays the violin

fiddlestick |ˈfɪdlˌstɪk| — a bow used in playing the violin

fiddlesticks |ˈfɪdlstɪks| — Nonsense! Expresses disbelief or disdain.

fiddling |ˈfɪdlɪŋ| — (informal) small and of little importance

fiddly |ˈfɪdlɪ| — Requiring dexterity to operate.

fidelity |fɪˈdelətɪ| — accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

fidget |ˈfɪdʒɪt| — a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

fidgetiness  — a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

fidgety |ˈfɪdʒɪtɪ| — nervous and unable to relax

fiducial |fɪˈduːʃəl| — based on trust

fiduciary |fɪˈdjuːʃərɪ| — a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary

fie |faɪ| — (archaic) Used to express distaste, disgust, or outrage.

fief |fiːf| — a piece of land held under the feudal system

field |fiːld| — a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

field-artillery |ˈfiːldɑːˈtɪlərɪ| — The part of an army's artillery which consists of (light) fieldpieces (canons, howitzers) which are mobile enough to deploy on the (battle) field, as opposed to the fixed guns in fortifications or naval artillery; usually excludes antiaircraft.

field-day |ˈfiːlddeɪ| — (military) A parade day.

field-glasses |ˈfiːldˌɡlɑːsɪz| — binoculars.

field-gun |ˈfiːldɡʌn| — An artillery piece, originally a smaller gun that could accompany a field army on the march and when in combat could be moved about the battlefield in response to changing circumstances.

field-house |ˈfiːldhaʊs| — (North America) A large building for indoor sports, particularly at colleges.

field-mouse |ˈfiːldmaʊs| — (North America) A small vole such as the meadow vole.

field-officer |fiːld ˈɑːfəsər| — A (para)military commissioned officer who holds a field grade, ranking under general officers but above lower grades and fit to command medium-size units on the field, such as a battalion or regiment; or a non-army equivalents in rank.

field-work |ˈfiːldwɜːk| — A temporary fortification in the field

fielder |ˈfiːldər| — a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat

fieldfare |ˈfiːldˌfer| — medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter

fieldsman |ˈfiːldzmən| — a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting

fieldwork |ˈfiːldwɜːrk| — a temporary fortification built by troops in the field

fiend |fiːnd| — a cruel wicked and inhuman person

fiendish |ˈfiːndɪʃ| — extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

fierce |fɪrs| — marked by extreme and violent energy

fiercely |ˈfɪrslɪ| — in a physically fierce manner

fierceness |ˈfɪəsnəs| — the property of being wild or turbulent

fiery |ˈfaɪərɪ| — characterized by intense emotion

fiesta |fɪˈestə| — an elaborate party (often outdoors)

fife |faɪf| — a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band

fifer |ˈfaɪfər| — One who plays on a fife.

fifteen |ˌfɪfˈtiːn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one

fifteenth |ˌfɪfˈtiːnθ| — position 15 in a countable series of things

fifth |fɪfθ| — a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon

fifthly |ˈfɪfθlɪ| — in the fifth place

fifties |ˈfɪftɪz| — the decade from 1950 to 1959

fiftieth |ˈfɪftɪəθ| — position 50 in a countable series of things

fifty |ˈfɪftɪ| — the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five

fifty-eight  — being eight more than fifty

fifty-fifty |ˈfɪftiː| — equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced

fifty-five  — being five more than fifty

fifty-four  — being four more than fifty

fifty-one  — being one more than fifty

fifty-six  — being six more than fifty

fifty-three  — being three more than fifty

fifty-two  — being two more than fifty

fig |fɪɡ| — a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

fig-leaf |ˈfɪɡ liːf| — A leaf of the fig plant.

fight |faɪt| — a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

fight back |ˈfaɪt ˈbæk| — defend oneself

fight down |ˈfaɪt ˈdaʊn| — fight against or resist strongly

fight off |ˈfaɪt ˈɒf| — force or drive back

fighter |ˈfaɪtər| — someone who fights (or is fighting)

fighting |ˈfaɪtɪŋ| — the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

figment |ˈfɪɡmənt| — a contrived or fantastic idea

figural |ˈfɪɡjʊrəl| — consisting of or forming human or animal figures

figurant |ˈfɪɡjʊˌrænt| — an actor in the background lacking an aural presence

figurante |fɪɡəˈræntɪ| — A female figurant, especially a ballet dancer.

figurate  — Forming a figure.

figuration |ˌfɪɡjəˈreɪʃən| — representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory

figurative |ˈfɪɡərətɪv| — consisting of or forming human or animal figures

figuratively |ˈfɪɡərətɪvlɪ| — in a figurative sense

figure |ˈfɪɡjər| — a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

figure out |ˈfɪɡjər ˈaʊt| — find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

figure-of-eight |ˈfɪɡərəvˈeɪt| — The shape or form of an eight.

figure-skating |ˈfɪɡəˈskeɪtɪŋ| — A sport where people perform spins, jumps and other moves on skates.

figured |ˈfɪɡjərd| — (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns

figurehead |ˈfɪɡjərhed| — a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

figures |ˈfɪɡjərz| — plural form of figure

figurine |ˌfɪɡjəˈriːn| — a small carved or molded figure

figwort |ˈfɪɡwɜːt| — any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia

filaceous |fɪˈleɪʃəs| — Composed of threads.

filagree |ˈfɪləɡriː| — delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)

filament |ˈfɪləmənt| — a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

filamentary |ˌfɪləˈmentəriː| — Of, pertaining to, containing or resembling a filament or filaments

filamentous |fɪləˈmentəs| — thin in diameter; resembling a thread

filar |ˈfaɪlər| — related to or having filaments (especially across a field of view as in the eyepiece of a telescope)

filature |ˈfɪlətʃər| — a bobbin used in spinning silk into thread

filbert |ˈfɪlbərt| — small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe

filch |fɪltʃ| — make off with belongings of others

file |faɪl| — a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together

file away |ˈfaɪl əˈweɪ| — place in a container for keeping records

file in |ˈfaɪl ɪn| — enter by marching in a file

file out |ˈfaɪl ˈaʊt| — march out, in a file

file-cabinet  — (US) An item of office furniture comprised of a set of either drawers, or shelves with individual doors or panels, sized to standard widths of file folders and traditionally used for the storage of files.

filed |ˈfaɪld| — simple past tense and past participle of file

filet |fəˈleɪ| — a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef

filial |ˈfɪlɪəl| — designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation

filiation |ˌfɪliːˈeɪʃən| — the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

filibeg |ˈfɪləˌbeɡ| — Alternative form of philibeg.

filibuster |ˈfɪlɪbʌstər| — a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

filicide |ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd| — a parent who murders his own son or daughter

filiform |ˈfɪləˌfɔːrm| — thin in diameter; resembling a thread

filigree |ˈfɪlɪɡriː| — delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)

filing |ˈfaɪlɪŋ| — the entering of a legal document into the public record

filing-cabinet  — attributive form of filing cabinet

filings |ˈfaɪlɪŋz| — plural form of filing

Filipino |ˌfɪlɪˈpiːnəʊ| — a native or inhabitant of the Philippines

fill |fɪl| — a quantity sufficient to satisfy

fill in |ˈfɪl ɪn| — supply with information on a specific topic

fill out |ˈfɪl ˈaʊt| — write all the required information onto a form

fill up |ˈfɪl ʌp| — make full, also in a metaphorical sense

fill-in |ˈfɪˌlɪn| — someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

fill-up  — An act or process of filling up; a replenishment.

filled |ˈfɪld| — (usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with

filler |ˈfɪlər| — used for filling cracks or holes in a surface

fillet |fɪˈleɪ| — a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef

filling |ˈfɪlɪŋ| — any material that fills a space or container

filling-station |ˈfɪlɪŋˈsteɪʃən| — facility which sells fuel and lubricants for motor vehicles.

fillip |ˈfɪlɪp| — anything that tends to arouse

fillister |ˈfɪlɪstər| — A rabbet / rebate for holding a sash window

filly |ˈfɪlɪ| — a young female horse under the age of four

film |fɪlm| — a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

film-strip |ˈfɪlmstrɪp| — Alternative form of filmstrip.

filmgoer |ˈfɪlmˌɡəʊə| — A moviegoer.

filming |ˈfɪlmɪŋ| — the act of making a film

filmland |ˈfɪlmˌlænd| — The industry of films and filmmaking.

filmmaker |ˈfɪlmˌmeɪkər| — a producer of motion pictures

filmstrip |ˈfɪlmstrɪp| — A length of film containing individual photographs or diagrams intended to be shown in sequence as instruction or as a visual aid.

filmy |ˈfɪlmɪ| — so thin as to transmit light

filose  — Terminating in a thread-like process.

filoselle |ˈfɪləˌsel| — A soft silk embroidery thread

filter |ˈfɪltər| — device that removes something from whatever passes through it

filter-tipped |ˈfɪltətɪpt| — of a cigar or cigarette; having a tip designed to filter the smoke

filtered |ˈfɪltərd| — With a filter (e.g., a cigarette).

filtering |ˈfɪltərɪŋ| — Present participle of filter.

filth |fɪlθ| — any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant

filthiness |ˈfɪlθɪnəs| — a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse

filthy |ˈfɪlθɪ| — disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

filtrate |ˈfɪltreɪt| — the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter

filtrated |fɪlˈtreɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of filtrate

filtration |fɪlˈtreɪʃn| — the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

fin |fɪn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

finable |ˈfaɪnəbəl| — liable to a fine

finagle |fɪˈneɪɡl| — achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

final |ˈfaɪnl| — the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament

finale |fɪˈnælɪ| — the closing section of a musical composition

finalist |ˈfaɪnəlɪst| — a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition

finality |faɪˈnælətɪ| — the quality of being final or definitely settled

finalize |ˈfaɪnəlaɪz| — make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

finalized |ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪzd| — Simple past tense and past participle of finalize.

finally |ˈfaɪnəlɪ| — after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay

finals |ˈfaɪnəlz| — plural form of final

finance |ˈfaɪnæns| — the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

finances |fəˈnænsəz| — assets in the form of money

financial |faɪˈnænʃl| — involving financial matters

financially |faɪˈnænʃəlɪ| — from a financial point of view

financier |ˌfɪnənˈsɪr| — a person skilled in large scale financial transactions

financing |fəˈnænsɪŋ| — the act of financing

finback |ˈfɪnbak| — large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific

finch |fɪntʃ| — any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

find |faɪnd| — a productive insight

find out |ˈfaɪnd ˈaʊt| — establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

finder |ˈfaɪndər| — someone who comes upon something after searching

finding |ˈfaɪndɪŋ| — the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

findings |ˈfaɪndɪŋz| — a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes

fine |faɪn| — money extracted as a penalty

fine-drawn |drɔːn| — Drawn out with too much subtlety; overnice.

fine-grained |ˈfaɪnˈɡreɪnd| — consisting of fine particles

fine-tooth |ˈfaɪn tuːθ| — having fine teeth set close together

fine-tuning  — Present participle of fine-tune.

finely |ˈfaɪnlɪ| — in tiny pieces

fineness |ˈfaɪnnəs| — the quality of being very good indeed

finery |ˈfaɪnərɪ| — elaborate or showy attire and accessories

fines |ˈfaɪnz| — plural form of fine

finesse |fɪˈnes| — subtly skillful handling of a situation

finger |ˈfɪŋɡər| — any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

finger-bowl |ˈfɪŋɡə bəʊl| — A small bowl of warm water placed at each seat at a fancy dinner for the guests to rinse their fingers with between courses.

finger-flower |ˈfɪŋɡəˌflaʊə| — tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock

fingerboard |ˈfɪŋɡərbɔːrd| — a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger

fingered |ˈfɪŋɡərd| — having or resembling a finger or fingers; often used in combination

fingerhold |ˈfɪŋɡəhəʊld| — A grip with the fingers.

fingering |ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ| — the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument

fingermark |ˈfɪŋɡərmɑːrk| — a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

fingernail |ˈfɪŋɡərneɪl| — the nail at the end of a finger

fingerpost |ˈfɪŋɡəpəʊst| — a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger

fingerprint |ˈfɪŋɡərprɪnt| — a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations

fingerstall |ˈfɪŋɡəstɔːrl| — a sheath worn to protect a finger

fingertip |ˈfɪŋɡərtɪp| — the end (tip) of a finger

finical |ˈfɪnɪkəl| — exacting especially about details

finicking |ˈfɪnɪkiːŋ| — finical

finicky |ˈfɪnɪkɪ| — exacting especially about details

finikin  — (dated) Excessively dainty or fastidious.

fining |ˈfaɪnɪŋ| — Present participle of fine.

finis |ˈfɪnɪs| — the temporal end; the concluding time

finish |ˈfɪnɪʃ| — a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)

finish up |ˈfɪnɪʃ ʌp| — finish a task completely

finished |ˈfɪnɪʃt| — (of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected

finisher |ˈfɪnɪʃər| — (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game

finishing |ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ| — a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)

finite |ˈfaɪnaɪt| — bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

finiteness |ˈfaɪnaɪtnəs| — the quality of being finite

finitude |ˈfɪnɪtjuːd| — the quality of being finite

fink |fɪŋk| — someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Finn |fɪn| — a native or inhabitant of Finland

finnan |ˈfɪnən| — haddock usually baked but sometimes broiled with lots of butter

finned |ˌmɪkɪ ˈfɪnd| — Having fins.

Finnic |ˈfɪnɪk| — one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages; a family of languages including Finnish and Estonian (but not Hungarian)

Finnish |ˈfɪnɪʃ| — the official language of Finland; belongs to the Baltic Finnic family of languages

Finno-Ugrian |ˌfɪnəʊˈuːɡriːən| — a family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia (prior to the Slavic expansion into those regions)

finny |ˈfɪniː| — (of a fish) Having one or more fins

fiord |fɪˈɔːrd| — a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway

fir |fɜːr| — nonresinous wood of a fir tree

fire |ˈfaɪər| — the event of something burning (often destructive)

fire up |ˈfaɪər ʌp| — arouse or excite feelings and passions

fire-alarm |ˈfaɪər əlɑːrm| — An electromechanical or electronic bell, klaxon, chime, horn, speaker, strobe light or other device which warns people in a building of a possible fire or other condition requiring evacuation.

fire-box |ˈfaɪəbɒks| — The hearth of a metal-forging shop; the forge of a smithy.

fire-brick |ˈfaɪəbrɪk| — Alternative form of firebrick.

fire-brigade |ˈfaɪə brɪɡeɪd| — (firefighting, US) A group of people within a corporation or industrial site, organized for the purpose of putting out fires, usually in addition to their normal job.

fire-clay |ˈfaɪəkleɪ| — a type of clay that is able to withstand intense heat; used to make firebricks, crucibles, and other ceramics

fire-company |ˈfaɪəˌkʌmpənɪ| — (firefighting, US) An organization whose purpose is to extinguish fires.

fire-department |ˈfaɪədɪˈpɑːtmənt| — (firefighting, US) An organization, often part of a local government whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires. May provide other emergency services as well.

fire-dog |ˈfaɪədɒɡ| — (archaeology) Bronze Age artifact used in worshipping either bulls or the moon, or as a holder for wooden logs to be used in a fire altar.

fire-door |ˈfaɪədɔː| — A fireproof door designed to stop fires spreading through buildings.

fire-drill |ˈfaɪədrɪl| — An organised practice to prepare occupants of an office, school or other public building for evacuation in the event of a fire.

fire-eater |ˈfaɪər iːtər| — a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires

fire-engine |ˈfaɪər endʒɪn| — (firefighting) A vehicle used by firefighters to pump water to fight a fire. Typically, a fire engine carries a supply of water and has the ability to connect to an external water supply.

fire-escape |ˈfaɪər ɪskeɪp| — any of the series of emergency doors, ladders, or stairs used to evacuate a building if a fire breaks out.

fire-extinguisher |ˈfaɪər ɪkˌstɪŋwɪʃər| — A device that can be used to put out a fire. Usually a cylinder filled with carbon dioxide, dry powder or water, in the latter two cases with some means of pressurising the cylinder to expel the contents.

fire-guard |ˈfaɪəɡɑːd| — A mesh screen placed in front of a fire to prevent sparks escaping.

fire-hose |ˈfaɪə həʊz| — A hose designed to deliver water to douse a fire, usually much stronger and wider in diameter than a garden hose.

fire-irons |ˈfaɪər aɪənz| — plural form of fire iron

fire-raising |ˈfaɪə reɪzɪŋ| — malicious burning to destroy property

fire-screen |ˈfaɪəskriːn| — a mesh grill placed in front of a fire to prevent sparks escaping.

fire-ship |ˈfaɪəʃɪp| — (historical) A wooden ship set afire and then sent floating into an enemy flotilla, with the intent to set the enemy fleet afire too.

fire-step |ˈfaɪəˈstep| — (military, chiefly historical) A step or platform dug into the front side of a military trench so that soldiers could stand on it and fire over the parapet.

fire-worship |ˈfaɪəˌwɜːʃɪp| — the worship of fire

firearm |ˈfaɪərɑːrm| — a portable gun

fireball |ˈfaɪərbɔːl| — an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)

firebomb |ˈfaɪərbɑːm| — a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)

firebox |ˈfaɪəbɑːks| — a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned

firebrand |ˈfaɪərbrænd| — a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

firebrick |ˈfaɪərbrɪk| — brick made of fire clay; used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys

firebug |ˈfaɪərbʌɡ| — a criminal who illegally sets fire to property

fireclay |ˈfaɪəkleɪ| — a heat-resistant clay

firecracker |ˈfaɪərkrækər| — firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing

fired |ˈfaɪərd| — having lost your job

firedamp |ˈfaɪərˌdæmp| — a mixture of gases (mostly methane) that form in coal mines and become explosive when mixed with air

firedog |ˈfaɪədɔːɡ| — metal supports for logs in a fireplace

firefight |ˈfaɪərfaɪt| — A skirmish involving an exchange of gunfire.

firefighter |ˈfaɪərfaɪtər| — a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires

firefly |ˈfaɪərflaɪ| — tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots

fireguard |ˈfaɪərɡɑːrd| — a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire

firehose  — Alternative spelling of fire hose.

fireless  — Without fire.

firelight |ˈfaɪərlaɪt| — the light of a fire (especially in a fireplace)

firelighter |ˈfaɪərlaɪtər| — (a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire

firelock |ˈfaɪrˌlɑːk| — a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock

fireman |ˈfaɪərmən| — play in which children pretend to put out a fire

fireplace |ˈfaɪərpleɪs| — an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

fireplug |ˈfaɪəplʌɡ| — an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire

firepower |ˈfaɪərpaʊər| — (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target

fireproof |ˈfaɪərpruːf| — make resistant to fire

firescreen |ˈfaɪəskriːn| — A screen placed in front of a hearth to shield the rest of room from the fire.

fireside |ˈfaɪərsaɪd| — an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)

firestone |ˈfaɪrˌstəʊn| — a piece of flint that is struck to light a fire

firewall |ˈfaɪərwɔːl| — (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust

firewarden  — An officer who has authority to direct in the extinguishing of fires, or to order what precautions shall be taken against fires.

firewatcher  — A person who looks for the onset of fires, normally from a high vantage point

firewater |ˈfaɪərwɔːtər| — any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)

firewood |ˈfaɪərwʊd| — wood used for fuel

firework |ˈfaɪərwɜːrk| — (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.

fireworks |ˈfaɪˌrwərks| — Plural and collective of firework.

firing |ˈfaɪərɪŋ| — the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

firing-line |ˈfaɪrɪŋ laɪn| — (military) The line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battle

firkin |ˈfɜːrkɪn| — a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons

firm |fɜːrm| — the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments

firmament |ˈfɜːrməmənt| — the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

firman |ˈfərmən| — A royal decree issued by a sovereign in certain historical Islamic states, especially by the Sultan of Turkey.

firmly |ˈfɜːrmlɪ| — with resolute determination

firmness |ˈfɜːrmnəs| — the muscle tone of healthy tissue

firmware |ˈfɜːrmwer| — (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory

firry |ˈfɜːriː| — Made of fir.

first |fɜːrst| — the first or highest in an ordering or series

first-aid |eɪd| — (medicine) Basic medical care given to a an injury victim, usually where the injury is slight or where better care is not available.

first-born |bɔːrn| — a parent’s first child; first child born in a family.

first-class |ˈˌfərs(t) ˈklas| — very good; of the highest quality

first-cousin |ˈfɜːstˈkʌzn| — A child of a parent's sibling. A nephew or niece of a parent.

first-floor |ˈfɜːstflɔː| — (North America) The floor of a building at the level of the street or surrounding ground; the ground floor

first-fruits |fɜːst ˈfruːts| — The first part of a harvest; sometimes made into an offering

first-generation  — Of or relating to an immigrant or his family

first-grade  — (US, education) The first year of grade school, the period in school that comes after kindergarten and before second grade. Children usually begin first grade at age six.

first-hand |fɜːst ˈhænd| — Alternative spelling of firsthand.

first-nighter |fɜːst ˈnaɪtər| — someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions

first-rate |fɜːst ˈreɪt| — quite well

first-string  — of members of a team; not substitutes

first-time  — Happening for the first time; doing something for the first time.

first-year  — used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)

firstborn |ˈfɜːrstbɔːrn| — the offspring who came first in the order of birth

firsthand |ˈfɜrstˈhænd| — from the original source; directly

firstling |ˈfɜːrstlɪŋ| — The first produce or result, notably firstborn offspring.

firstly |ˈfɜːrstlɪ| — before anything else

firth |fɜːrθ| — English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)

fiscal |ˈfɪskl| — involving financial matters

fish |fɪʃ| — any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

fish-farming |ˈfɪʃˌfɑːmɪŋ| — The commercial activity of operating fish farms

fish-gig |fɪʃɡɪɡ| — Alternative spelling of fishgig.

fish-hook |ˈfɪʃ hʊk| — The name of the International Phonetic Alphabet /ɾ/ character, used to represent an alveolar tap.

fish-kettle |ˈfɪʃˌketl| — A type of large pan used to steam fish

fish-knife |ˈfɪʃ naɪf| — A knife for cutting and serving fish at table.

fish-ladder |ˈfɪʃˌlædə| — A structure built on or around dams or locks to faciliate the migration of fish.

fish-pond |ˈfɪʃpɒnd| — Alternative spelling of fishpond.

fish-slice |ˈfɪʃ slaɪs| — (UK) A kitchen utensil used to turn foodstuffs in a frying pan. Commonly, burgers and omelettes.

fisher |ˈfɪʃər| — someone whose occupation is catching fish

fisherman |ˈfɪʃərmən| — someone whose occupation is catching fish

fishery |ˈfɪʃərɪ| — a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold

fishhook  — a sharp barbed hook for catching fish

fishily |ˈfɪʃɪlɪ| — in a questionably unusual manner

fishing |ˈfɪʃɪŋ| — the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

fishing-line |ˈfɪʃɪŋ laɪn| — A cord or line where the hook or lure is attached.

fishing-rod |ˈfɪʃɪŋ rɑːd| — A rod, often made in sections, which carries a line used for angling and is used to support both the line and the reel and to cast the line.

fishmonger |ˈfɪʃmʌŋɡər| — someone who sells fish

fishnet |ˈfɪʃnet| — a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in

fishplate |ˈfɪʃpleɪt| — metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams

fishpond  — a freshwater pond with fish

fishtail |ˈfɪʃteɪl| — slow down by moving the tail sideways

fishwife |ˈfɪʃwaɪf| — someone who sells fish

fishy |ˈfɪʃɪ| — not as expected

fissile |ˈfɪsl| — capable of undergoing nuclear fission

fission |ˈfɪʃn| — reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts

fissionable |ˈfɪʃənəbəl| — capable of undergoing nuclear fission

fissure |ˈfɪʃər| — a long narrow depression in a surface

fist |fɪst| — a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)

fistful |ˈfɪstfʊl| — the quantity that can be held in the hand

fistic |ˈfɪstɪk| — Of or pertaining to boxing or fighting with fists.

fisticuff |ˈfɪstɪˌkəf| — (rare) A fistfight.

fistula |ˈfɪstʃələ| — a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse

fit |fɪt| — a display of bad temper

fit in |ˈfɪt ɪn| — go together

fit out |ˈfɪdaʊt| — provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

fit-out |ˈfɪdaʊt| — outfit

fitch |ˈfɪtʃ| — dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

fitchew |ˈfɪtʃuː| — (obsolete) polecat

fitful |ˈfɪtfl| — occurring in spells and often abruptly

fitment |ˈfɪtmənt| — any of the items furnishing or equipping a room (especially built-in furniture)

fitments |ˈfɪtmənts| — plural form of fitment

fitness |ˈfɪtnəs| — the quality of being suitable

fitter |ˈfɪtər| — someone who fits a garment to a particular person

fitting |ˈfɪtɪŋ| — making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

fitting-room |ˈfɪtɪŋrʊm| — A room in a store for trying on clothes.

fittings |ˈfɪtɪŋz| — plural form of fitting

five |faɪv| — the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

five-finger |ˈfɪŋɡər| — any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties

five-year-old  — five years of age

fivefold |ˈfaɪvfəʊld| — having five units or components

fiver |ˈfaɪvər| — a United States bill worth 5 dollars

fives |faɪvz| — a game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls

fivescore |ˈfaɪvskɔː| — (archaic) Hundred

fix |fɪks| — informal terms for a difficult situation

fix up |ˈfɪks ʌp| — find (something or someone) for

fixate |ˈfɪkˌset| — attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way

fixation |fɪkˈseɪʃn| — an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

fixative |ˈfɪksətɪv| — a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study

fixator  — (anatomy) Any muscle that fixes, or limits the movement, of a bone or joint

fixed |fɪkst| — (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value

fixed-income  — (finance) Any type of investment under which the borrower/issuer is obliged to make payments of a fixed amount on a fixed schedule.

fixedly |ˈfɪksɪdlɪ| — in a fixed manner

fixedness |ˈfɪksɪdnes| — remaining in place

fixer |ˈfɪksər| — someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)

fixing |ˈfɪksɪŋ| — the act of putting something in working order again

fixings |ˈfɪksɪŋz| — food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

fixity |ˈfɪksətɪ| — the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment

fixture |ˈfɪkstʃər| — an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)

fixtures |ˈfɪkstʃərz| — plural form of fixture

fizgig |ˈfɪzˌɡɪɡ| — an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

fizz |fɪz| — an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)

fizzle |ˈfɪzl| — a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

fizzle out |ˈfɪzəl ˈaʊt| — end weakly

fizzy |ˈfɪzɪ| — hissing and bubbling

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