Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Feuillemort adjective [ French feuille morte a dead leaf.] Having the color of a faded leaf. Locke.

Feuilleton noun [ French, from feulle leaf.] A part of a French newspaper (usually the bottom of the page), devoted to light literature, criticism, etc.; also, the article or tale itself, thus printed.

Feuilltonist noun [ French feuilletoniste .] A writer of feuilletons. F. Harrison.

feuter transitive verb [ Middle English feutre rest for a lance, Old French feutre , fautre , feltre , felt, cushion, rest for a lance, from Late Latin filtrum , feltrum ; of German origin, and akin to English felt . See Felt , and confer Filter .] To set close; to fix in rest, as a spear. Spenser.

Feuterer noun [ Either from German fütterer feeder, or corrupted from Old French vautrier , vaultrier ; from vaultre, viautre, a kind of hound, from Latin vertragus , vertraga , a greyhound. The last is of Celtic origin.] A dog keeper. [ Obsolete] Massinger.

Fever noun [ Middle English fever , fefer , Anglo-Saxon fefer , fefor , Latin febris : confer French fièvre . Confer Febrile .]
1. (Medicine) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers ; as, typhoid fever ; yellow fever .

» Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals; intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit nor intermit.

2. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever .

An envious fever
Of pale and bloodless emulation.
Shak.

After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.
Shak.

Brain fever , Continued fever , etc. See under Brain , Continued , etc. -- Fever and ague , a form of fever recurring in paroxysms which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin. -- Fever blister (Medicine) , a blister or vesicle often found about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes. -- Fever bush (Botany) , the wild allspice or spice bush. See Spicewood . -- Fever powder . Same as Jame's powder . -- Fever root (Botany) , an American herb of the genus Triosteum ( T. perfoliatum ); -- called also feverwort amd horse gentian . -- Fever sore , a carious ulcer or necrosis. Miner.

Fever transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fevered ; present participle & verbal noun Fevering .] To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip. [ R.]

The white hand of a lady fever thee.
Shak.

Feveret noun A slight fever. [ Obsolete] Ayliffe.

Feverfew noun [ Anglo-Saxon feferfuge , from Latin febrifugia . See fever , Fugitive , and confer Febrifuge .] (Botany) A perennial plant ( Pyrethrum, or Chrysanthemum, Parthenium ) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; -- so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.

Feverish adjective
1. Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat and thirst; as, the patient is feverish .

2. Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever; as, feverish symptoms.

3. Hot; sultry. "The feverish north." Dryden.

4. Disordered as by fever; excited; restless; as, the feverish condition of the commercial world.

Strive to keep up a frail and feverish bing.
Milton.

-- Fe"ver*ish*ly , adverb -- Fe"ver*ish*ness , noun

Feverous adjective [ Confer F. fiévreux .]
1. Affected with fever or ague; feverish.

His heart, love's feverous citadel.
Keats.

2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; as, a feverous pulse.

All maladies . . . all feverous kinds.
Milton.

3. Having the tendency to produce fever; as, a feverous disposition of the year. [ R.] Bacon.

Feverously adverb Feverishly. [ Obsolete] Donne.

Feverwort noun See Fever root , under Fever .

Fevery adjective Feverish. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Few (fū) adjective [ Compar. Fewer ; superl. Fewest .] [ Middle English fewe , feawe , Anglo-Saxon feá , plural feáwe ; akin to Old Saxon fāh , Old High German fao , Icelandic fār , Swedish , plural, Danish faa , plural, Goth. faus , Latin paucus , confer Greek pay^ros . Confer Paucity .] Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituing a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people. "Are not my days few ?" Job x. 20.

Few know and fewer care.
Proverb.

» Few is often used partitively; as, few of them.

A few , a small number. -- In few , in a few words; briefly. Shak.

-- No few , not few; more than a few; many. Cowper.

-- The few , the minority; -- opposed to the many or the majority .

Fewel noun [ See Fuel .] Fuel. [ Obsolete] Hooker.

Fewmet noun See Fumet . [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Fewness noun
1. The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity. Shak.

2. Brevity; conciseness. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Fey adjective [ Anglo-Saxon f...ga , Icelandic feigr , Old High German feigi .] Fated; doomed. [ Old Eng. & Scot.]

Fey noun [ See Fay faith.] Faith. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Fey transitive verb [ Confer Feague .] To cleanse; to clean out. [ Obsolete] Tusser.

Feyne transitive verb To feign. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Feyre noun A fair or market. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Fez noun [ French, from the town of Fez in Morocco.] A felt or cloth cap, usually red and having a tassel, -- a variety of the tarboosh. See Tarboosh . B. Taylor.

Fiacre noun [ French] A kind of French hackney coach.

Fiance transitive verb [ French fiancer . See Affiance .] To betroth; to affiance. [ Obsolete] Harmar.

Fiancé noun [ French] A betrothed man.

Fiancée noun [ French] A betrothed woman.

Fiants noun [ French fiente dung.] The dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger.

Fiar noun [ See Feuar .]
1. (Scots Law) One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.

I am fiar of the lands; she a life renter.
Sir W. Scott.

2. plural The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.

Fiasco noun ; plural Fiascoes . [ Italian ] A complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance, or of any pretentious undertaking.

Fiat noun [ Latin , let it be done, 3d pers. sing., subjunctive present , from fieri , used as pass. of facere to make. Confer Be .]
1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.

His fiat laid the corner stone.
Willis.

2. (Eng. Law) (a) A warrant of a judge for certain processes. (b) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.

Fiat money , irredeemable paper currency, not resting on a specie basis, but deriving its purchasing power from the declaratory fiat of the government issuing it.

Fiaunt noun Commission; fiat; order; decree. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Fib noun [ Prob. from fable ; confer Prov. English fibble-fabble nonsense.] A falsehood; a lie; -- used euphemistically.

They are very serious; they don't tell fibs .
H. James.

Fib intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fibbed ; present participle & verbal noun Fibbing .] To speak falsely. [ Colloq.]

Fib transitive verb To tell a fib to. [ R.] De Quincey.

Fibber noun One who tells fibs.

Fiber-faced, Fibre-faced adjective Having a visible fiber embodied in the surface of; -- applied esp. to a kind of paper for checks, drafts, etc.

Fiber, Fibre noun [ French fibre , Latin fibra .]
1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.

2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.

3. Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber .

Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force.
Chapman.

4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.

Fiber gun , a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw, etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is afterward relieved suddenly by letting a lid at the muzzle fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers. -- Fiber plants (Botany) , plants capable of yielding fiber useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.

Fibered, Fibred adjective Having fibers; made up of fibers.

Fiberless, Fibreless adjective Having no fibers; destitute of fibers or fiber.

Fibriform adjective [ Latin fibra a fiber + -form .] (Biol.) Having the form of a fiber or fibers; resembling a fiber.

Fibril noun [ French fibrille , dim. of fibre , Latin fibra .] A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla. Cheyne.

Fibrilla noun ; plural FibrillÆ . [ New Latin See Fibril .] A minute thread or fiber, as one of the fibrous elements of a muscular fiber; a fibril.

Fibrillar adjective Of or pertaining to fibrils or fibers; as, fibrillar twitchings.

Fibrillary adjective Of of pertaining to fibrils.

Fibrillated adjective Furnished with fibrils; fringed.

Fibrillation noun The state of being reduced to fibers. Carpenter.

Fibrillose adjective Covered with hairlike appendages, as the under surface of some lichens; also, composed of little strings or fibers; as, fibrillose appendages.

Fibrillous adjective [ Confer French fibraleux .] Pertaining to, or composed of, fibers.