Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Fantastic-alness noun The quality of being fantastic.
Fantasticism noun The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality. Ruskin.
Fantasticly adverb Fantastically. [ Obsolete]
Fantasticness noun Fantasticalness. [ Obsolete]
Fantastico noun [ Italian ] A fantastic. [ Obsolete] Shak.
; plural Fantasies
. [ See Fancy
.] 1. Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.
Is not this something more than fantasy ? Shak.
A thousand fantasies Milton. 2. Fantastic designs.
Begin to throng into my memory.
Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread. Hawthorne.
Fantasy transitive verb To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.
[ Obsolete] Cavendish.
Which he doth most fantasy . Robynson (More's Utopia).
Fantigue, Fantique noun
[ Written also fanteague
, etc.] [ Confer Fantod
.] State of worry or excitment; fidget; ill humor.
[ Prov. Eng.] Dickens.
Fantoccini noun plural [ Italian , dim. from fante child.] Puppets caused to perform evolutions or dramatic scenes by means of machinery; also, the representations in which they are used.
Fantod, Fantad noun
[ Confer Fantigue
.] State of worry or excitement; fidget; fuss; also, indisposition; pet; sulks.
Fantom noun See Phantom . Fantom corn
, phantom corn. Grose.
Fap adjective Fuddled. [ Obsolete] Shak.
[ See Farrow
.] (Zoology) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
are used as the compar.
, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further
. See Further
.] [ Middle English fer
, Anglo-Saxon feor
; akin to Old Saxon fer
, Dutch ver
, Old High German ferro
, adverb , German fern
, Icelandic fjarri
, Danish fjirn
, Swedish fjerran
, adverb , Goth. faīrra
, adverb , Greek ............... beyond, Sanskrit paras
, adverb , far, and probably to Latin per
through, and E. prefix for-
, as in for
give, and also to fare
. Confer Farther
.] 1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.
They said, . . . We be come from a far country. Josh. ix. 6.
The nations far and near contend in choice. Dryden. 2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty. 3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
They that are far from thee ahsll perish. Ps. lxxiii. 27. 4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther. F. Anstey. 5. The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side ) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.
» The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far
is sometimes not easily discriminated. By far
, by much; by a great difference.
-- Far between
, with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals.
"The examinations are few and far between
Far adverb 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. 2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. 3. In great part; as, the day is far spent. 4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. Prov. xxxi. 10. As far as
, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as , under As .
-- Far off
. (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated.
"But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off
are made nigh by the blood of Christ." Eph. ii. 13.
-- Far other
, different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. Pope.
-- Far and near
, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
-- Far and wide
, distantly and broadly; comprehensively.
" Far and wide
his eye commands." Milton.
-- From far
, from a great distance; from a remote place.
often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far
Far-about noun A going out of the way; a digression. [ Obsolete] Fuller.
Farad noun [ From Michael Faraday , the English electrician.] (Electricity) The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.
Faradic adjective Of or pertaining to Michael Faraday , the distinguished electrician; -- applied especially to induced currents of electricity, as produced by certain forms of inductive apparatus, on account of Faraday's investigations of their laws.
Faradism, Faradization noun (Medicine) The treatment with faradic or induced currents of electricity for remedial purposes.
Faradize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Faradized
; present participle & verbal noun Faradizing
.] (Medicine) To stimulate with, or subject to, faradic, or inducted, electric currents.
-- Far"a*diz`er noun
Farandams noun A fabrik made of silk and wool or hair. Simmonds.
[ French farandole
, Pr. farandoulo
.] A rapid dance in six- eight time in which a large number join hands and dance in various figures, sometimes moving from room to room. It originated in Provence.
I have pictured them dancing a sort of farandole . W. D. Howells.
[ See Farrand
.] Orderly; comely; respectable.
[ Obsolete] Halliwell.
Farce transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Farced
, present participle & verbal noun Farcing
] [ French Farcir
, Latin farcire
; akin to Greek ........................ to fence in, stop up. Confer Force
to stuff, Diaphragm
.] 1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets. Bp. Sanderson.
His tippet was aye farsed full of knives. Chaucer. 2. To render fat.
If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs. B. Jonson. 3. To swell out; to render pompous.
Farcing his letter with fustian. Sandys.
[ French farce
, from Latin farsus
(also sometimes farctus
), past participle pf farcire
. See Farce
, transitive verb
] 1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat. 2. A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.
Farce is that in poetry which "grotesque" is in a picture: the persons and action of a farce are all unnatural, and the manners false. Dryden. 3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce .
of state." Pope.
Farcement noun Stuffing; forcemeat.
They spoil a good dish with . . . unsavory farcements . Feltham.
Farcical adjective Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal.
They deny the characters to be farcical , because they are ......tually in in nature. Gay.
Farcical adjective Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See Farcy , noun
Farcilite noun [ Farce +- lite .] (Min.) Pudding stone. [ Obsolete] Kirwan.
Farcimen, Farcin noun (Far.) Same as Farcy .
Farcing noun (Cookery) Stuffing; forcemeat.
[ Latin farctus
, past participle of farcire
. See Farce
, transitive verb
] (Botany) Stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; -- opposed to tubular or hollow .
[ French farcin
; confer Latin farciminum
a disease of horses, from farcire
. See Farce
.] (Far.) A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin , and farcimen .
, although more common in horses, is communicable to other animals and to human beings. Farcy bud
, a hard, prominent swelling occurring upon the cutaneous surface in farcy, due to the obstruction and inflammation of the lymphatic vessels, and followed by ulceration. Youatt.
Fard noun [ French, probably from Old High German gi farit , gi farwit past participle of farwjan to color, tinge, from farawa color, German farbe .] Paint used on the face. [ Obsolete] "Painted with French fard ." J. Whitaker.
Fard transitive verb [ French farder to paint one's face.] To paint; -- said esp. of one's face. [ Obsolete] Shenstone.
[ Old French fardel
, French fardeau
; confer Spanish fardel
, Late Latin fardellus
; probably from Arabic fard
one of the two parts of an object divisible into two, hence, one of the two parts of a camel's load. Confer Furl
.] A bundle or little pack; hence, a burden.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
A fardel of never-ending misery and suspense. Marryat.
Fardel transitive verb To make up in fardels. [ Obsolete] Fuller.
[ Of uncertain origin; confer Fardel
.] The upper stomach of a cow, or other ruminant animal; the rumen.
Fardingdale noun A farthingale. [ Obsolete]
[ See Farthing
, and Deal
a part.] The fourth part of an acre of land.
[ Obsolete] [ Written also farding dale
Fare intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Fared
; present participle & verbal noun Faring
.] [ Anglo-Saxon faran
to travel, fare; akin to Old Saxon , Goth., & Old High German faran
to travel, go, Dutch varen
, German fahren
, OFries., Icelandic , & Swedish fara
, Danish fare
, Greek ............... a way through, ..................... a ferry, strait, ........................ to convey, .............................. to go, march, ............... beyond, on the other side, ............... to pass through, Latin peritus
port, Sanskrit par
to bring over. √78. Confer Chaffer
a harbor, Pore
] 1. To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
So on he fares , and to the border comes Milton. 2. To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or ill.
So fares the stag among the enraged hounds. Denham.
I bid you most heartily well to fare . Robynson (More's Utopia).
So fared the knight between two foes. Hudibras. 3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live.
There was a certain rich man which . . . fared sumptuously every day. Luke xvi. 19. 4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him.
So fares it when with truth falsehood contends. Milton. 5. To behave; to conduct one's self.
She ferde [ fared] as she would die. Chaucer.
[ Anglo-Saxon faru
journey, from faran
. See Fare
] 1. A journey; a passage.
That nought might stay his fare . Spenser. 2. The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due for conveying a person by land or water; as, the fare for crossing a river; the fare in a coach or by railway. 3. Ado; bustle; business.
The warder chid and made fare . Chaucer. 4. Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
What fare ? what news abroad ? Shak. 5. Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare ; delicious fare .
." Dryden. 6. The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers. A. Drummond. 7. The catch of fish on a fishing vessel. Bill of fare
. See under Bill .
-- Fare indicator or register
, a device for recording the number of passengers on a street car, etc.
-- Fare wicket
. (a) A gate or turnstile at the entrance of toll bridges, exhibition grounds, etc., for registering the number of persons passing it. (b) An opening in the door of a street car for purchasing tickets of the driver or passing fares to the conductor. Knight.
obsolete past participle of Fare , intransitive verb Chaucer.
(thou, you) + well
.] Go well; good-by; adieu; -- originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well ; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell , ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell .
So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear. Milton.
Fare thee well ! and if forever, Byron.
Still forever fare thee well .
» The primary accent is sometimes placed on the first syllable, especially in poetry.
Farewell noun 1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu. 2. Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
And takes her farewell of the glorious sun. Shak.
Before I take my farewell of the subject. Addison.
Farewell adjective Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.
Leans in his spear to take his farewell view. Tickell. Farewell rock (Mining)
, the Millstone grit; -- so called because no coal is found worth working below this stratum. It is used for hearths of furnaces, having power to resist intense heat. Ure.
, past participle
York with his farfet policy. Shak.