English dictionary


frabjous |ˈfrabjəs| — (nonce word) Fabulous, joyous; great, wonderful.

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

fractionally |ˈfrækʃənəlɪ| — In a fractional manner

fractionary  — (obsolete) fractional

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

fractured |ˈfræktʃərd| — (not comparable) Broken into sharp pieces.

fragile |ˈfrædʒl| — easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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

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

fragmentary |ˈfræɡmənterɪ| — 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)nsɪ| — 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 |ˈfreɪltɪ| — 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-house |ˈfreɪmhaʊs| — A house constructed on a light wooden framework.

frame-saw |ˈfreɪmsɔː| — An old design of saw that used a relatively narrow blade, kept stiff by tension through the frame.

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

franchisee |ˌfræntʃaɪˈziː| — A holder of a franchise; a person who is granted a franchise.

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

francophone |ˈfræŋkəfəʊn| — Alternative capitalization of Francophone.

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 |ˈfræŋklɪ| — (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 |ˈfræntɪklɪ| — 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 |frəˈtɜːnəlɪ| — in a brotherly manner

fraternity |frəˈtɜːrnətɪ| — 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

fratricidal |ˌfrætrɪˈsaɪdl| — Of or pertaining to fratricide

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

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

fraudful  — Full of fraud, deceit, or treachery; fraudulent.

fraudulence  — a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

fraudulent |ˈfrɔːdʒələnt| — intended to deceive

fraudulently |ˈfrɔːdʒələntlɪ| — 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

fraying |ˈfreɪɪŋ| — Present participle of fray.

frazil |ˈfrazəl frəˈzɪl| — (North America) A collection of stray ice crystals that form in fast-moving water.

frazzle |ˈfræzl| — a state of extreme exhaustion

frazzled |ˈfræzəld| — simple past tense and past participle of frazzle

frazzles |ˈfræzəlz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of frazzle

frazzling  — Present participle of frazzle.

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

freaked |ˈfriːkt| — simple past tense and past participle of freak

freakish |ˈfriːkɪʃ| — changeable

freaky |ˈfriːkɪ| — 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-hand |ˈfriːhænd| — (idiomatic) free rein

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 ˈspəʊkən| — characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

free-standing |friː ˈstændɪŋ| — Standing or set apart; not attached to anything.

free-trade |ˈfriːˈtreɪd| — International trade free from government interference, especially trade free from tariffs or duties on imports.

free-will |ˈfriːˈwɪl| — A person's natural inclination; unforced choice.

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

freeboard |ˈfriːbɔːd| — (nautical) The vertical distance between the waterline and the uppermost watertight deck of a vessel.

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

freeborn |ˈfriːbɔːrn| — born free of free parents

freed |ˈfriːd| — simple past tense and past participle of free

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 |ˈfriːhəʊldə| — 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

freelancing |ˈfriːˌlænsɪŋ| — Present participle of freelance.

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

freely |ˈfriːlɪ| — 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 |ˈfriːmeɪsnrɪ| — a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests

freestone |ˈfriːˌstəʊn| — 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

freezing-point |ˈfriːzɪŋ pɔɪnt| — the temperature at which a liquid freezes, and the solid and liquid phases are in equilibrium; normally the same as the melting point

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 |ˈfrentʃmən| — a person of French nationality

Frenchwoman |ˈfrentʃwʊmən| — a person of French nationality

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

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

frenzy |ˈfrenzɪ| — state of violent mental agitation

frequence  — the number of occurrences within a given time period

frequency |ˈfriːkwənsɪ| — 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 |ˈfriːkwəntlɪ| — many times at short intervals

fresco |ˈfreskəʊ| — 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 |ˈfreʃlɪ| — 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

fret-saw |ˈfretsɔː| — Alternative spelling of fretsaw.

fretful |ˈfretfl| — nervous and unable to relax

fretfully |ˈfretfəlɪ| — 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 |ˈfrɔɪdɪən| — a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud

friability |ˌfraɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — 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 |ˈfraɪərɪ| — a monastery of friars

fribble |ˈfrɪbəl| — To waste or fritter.

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

friendly |ˈfrendlɪ| — 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

frigate-bird |ˈfrɪɡɪtbɜːd| — Alternative spelling of frigatebird.

frigged  — simple past tense and past participle of frig

friggin  — Alternative spelling of frigging.

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 |ˈfraɪtfəlɪ| — used as intensifiers

frigid |ˈfrɪdʒɪd| — sexually unresponsive

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

frigidly |ˈfrɪdʒɪdlɪ| — 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

frillies |ˈfrɪlɪz| — (informal) frilly clothing

frills |ˈfrɪlz| — plural form of frill

frilly |ˈfrɪlɪ| — having decorative ruffles or frills

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

fringy  — at or constituting a border or edge

frippery |ˈfrɪpərɪ| — something of little value or significance

Frisco |ˈfriːskəʊ| — (slang) San Francisco, California.

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 |ˈfrɪskɪ| — playful like a lively kitten

frit |frɪt| — A fused mixture of materials used to make glass

frith |ˈfrɪθ| — A surname​.

fritillaria  — fritillary

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

fritz |frɪts| — (US, informal) The state of being defective.

frivol |ˈfrɪvəl| — act frivolously

frivolity |frɪˈvɑːlətɪ| — 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

friz |frɪz| — Dated form of frizz.

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

frizzed |frɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of frizz

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

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

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

fro |ˈfrəʊ| — (slang) contraction of afro

frock |frɑːk| — a long, loose outer garment

frock-coat |ˈfrɒk kəʊt| — A long double-breasted coat with long skirts, worn by men, now only on formal occasions.

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

frog-march |mɑːrtʃ| — To force a person to walk where he does not wish to go by holding his arms behind him and pushing him forward.

froggy |ˈfrɑːɡiː| — (childish or endearing) A frog.

frogling |ˈfrɒɡlɪŋ| — a young or little frog

frogman |ˈfrɔːɡmən| — someone who works underwater

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

frogskin |ˈfrɒɡskɪn| — the skin of a frog, or leather made therefrom

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

frolicsome |ˈfrɑːlɪksəm| — given to merry frolicking

from |frɑːm| — With the source or provenance of or at.

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

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

front-bencher |frʌnt ˈbentʃər| — Alternative form of frontbencher.

front-end |frən(t) ˈend| — Alternative form of front end.

front-line |ˈfrənˌtlaɪn| — (military) A front, or a boundary between opposing positions.

front-page |ˈfrʌntˈpeɪdʒ| — Alternative spelling of front page.

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

fronton |ˈfrɑːntɑːn| — A two-walled or single-walled court used as a playing area for Basque pelota.

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

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

frontwise |ˈfrʌntwaɪz| — Toward the front; in the direction of the front; frontward.

frosh |frɒʃ| — (dialectal) A frog.

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 |ˈfrɒstɪlɪ| — without warmth or enthusiasm

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

frostwork  — Any naturally occurring intricate pattern of ice crystals

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

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

frothed |frɒθt| — simple past tense and past participle of froth

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

frou-frou |ˈfruːfruː| — Frilly; heavily ornamental; fancy; overly elaborate, particularly as regards clothing.

froufrou  — Alternative spelling of frou-frou.

frounce |fraʊns| — A canker in the mouth of a hawk.

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

frowning |ˈfraʊnɪŋ| — showing displeasure or anger

frowst |fraʊst| — Stuffiness; stifling warmth in a room.

frowsty |ˈfraʊstɪ| — stale and unclean smelling

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

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

froze |frəʊz| — simple past tense of freeze

frozen |ˈfrəʊzn| — absolutely still

fructiferous |frəkˈtɪfərəs| — bearing fruit

fructification |ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — the bearing of fruit

fructify |ˈfrʌktɪfaɪ| — become productive or fruitful

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

fructuous |ˈfrʌktjʊəs| — (rare) fruitful

frugal |ˈfruːɡl| — avoiding waste

frugality |frʊˈɡælətɪ| — prudence in avoiding waste

frugally |ˈfruːɡəlɪ| — in a frugal manner

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

fruit-cake |ˈfruːtkeɪk| — Alternative form of fruitcake.

fruit-tree |ˈfruːttriː| — A tree that bears a crop of edible fruit on a regular basis.

fruitage |ˈfruːtɪdʒ| — the yield of fruit

fruitarian |fruːˈterɪən| — A variant of vegetarian who intends to be limited to eating only such parts of plants whose consumption does not kill the plant (such as fruits, vegetables that can be compared to fruit, nuts and grain, but not for example tubers). The purest fruitarians

fruitcake |ˈfrʊtˌkeɪk| — a whimsically eccentric person

fruiter |ˈfruːtər| — (archaic) A ship for carrying fruit.

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 |frʊˈɪʃn| — the condition of bearing fruit

fruitless |ˈfruːtləs| — unproductive of success

fruitlessly |ˈfruːtləslɪ| — in an unproductive manner

fruity |ˈfruːtɪ| — 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 |ˈfrʌmpɪ| — primly out of date

frusta |ˈfrʌstə| — plural form of frustum

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

frustrated |ˈfrʌstreɪtɪd| — disappointingly unsuccessful

frustrating |ˈfrʌsˌtreɪtɪŋ| — 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

fruticous  — (botany) fruticose

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

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

frying-pan |ˈfraɪɪŋ pæn| — A long-handled, shallow pan used for frying food.

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