Fruiteress Fruit"er·ess noun A woman who sells fruit.
Fruitery Fruit"er·y noun
; plural Fruiteries
. [ French fruiterie
place where fruit is kept, in Old French also, fruitage
.] 1. Fruit, taken collectively; fruitage. J. Philips. 2. A repository for fruit. Johnson.
Fruitestere Fruit"es·tere noun A fruiteress. [ Obsolete]
Fruitful Fruit"ful adjective Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife.
Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. Gen. i. 28.
[ Nature] By disburdening grows Milton.
More fruitful .
The great fruitfulness of the poet's fancy. Addison. Syn.
-- Fertile; prolific; productive; fecund; plentiful; rich; abundant; plenteous. See Fertile
Fruiting Fruit"ing adjective Pertaining to, or producing, fruit.
Fruiting Fruit"ing noun The bearing of fruit.
Fruition Fru·i"tion noun
[ Old French fruition
, Latin fruitio
, enjoyment, from Latin frui
, past participle fruitus
, to use or enjoy. See Fruit
] Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use.
"Capacity of fruition
Where I may have fruition of her love. Shak.
Fruitive Fru"i·tive adjective [ See Fruition .] Enjoying; possessing. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
Fruitless Fruit"less adjective 1. Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage. Shak. 2. Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy.
They in mutual accusation spent Milton. Syn.
The fruitless hours.
-- Useless; barren; unprofitable; abortive; ineffectual; vain; idle; profitless. See Useless
. -- Fruit"less*ly
Frumentaceous Fru"men·ta"ceous adjective [ Latin frumentaceus , from frumentum corn or grain, from the root of frux fruit: confer French frumentacé . See Frugal .] Made of, or resembling, wheat or other grain.
Frumentarious Fru`men·ta"ri·ous adjective [ Latin frumentarius.] Of or pertaining to wheat or grain. [ R.] Coles.
Frumentation Fru`men·ta"tion noun [ Latin frumentatio .] (Rom. Antiq.) A largess of grain bestowed upon the people, to quiet them when uneasy.
Frumenty Fru"men·ty noun [ Old French fromentée , from Latin frumentum . See Frumentaceous .] Food made of hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar, plums, etc. [ Written also furmenty and furmity .] Halliwell.
Frump Frump transitive verb [ Confer Prov. English frumple to wrinkle, ruffle, Dutch frommelen .] To insult; to flout; to mock; to snub. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Frump Frump noun 1. A contemptuous speech or piece of conduct; a gibe or flout. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. 2. A cross, old-fashioned person; esp., an old woman; a gossip. [ Colloq.] Halliwell.
Frumper Frump"er noun A mocker. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.
Frumpish Frump"ish adjective 1. Cross-tempered; scornful.
[ Obsolete] 2. Old-fashioned, as a woman's dress.
Our Bell . . . looked very frumpish . Foote.
Frush Frush transitive verb
[ French froisser
to bruise. Confer Froise
.] To batter; to break in pieces.
I like thine armor well; Shak.
I'll frush it and unlock the rivets all.
Frush Frush adjective Easily broken; brittle; crisp.
Frush Frush noun Noise; clatter; crash. [ R.] Southey.
Frush Frush noun [ Confer Middle English frosch , frosk , a frog (the animal), German frosch frog (the animal), also carney or lampass of horses. See Frog , noun , 2.] 1. (Far.) The frog of a horse's foot. 2. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled thrush.
Frustrable Frus"tra·ble adjective [ Latin frustrabilis : confer French frustable .] Capable of beeing frustrated or defeated.
Frustraneous Frus·tra"ne·ous adjective [ See Frustrate , adjective ] Vain; useless; unprofitable. [ Obsolete] South.
Frustrate Frus"trate adjective [ Latin frustratus , past participle of frustrare , frustrari , to deceive, frustrate, from frustra in vain, witout effect, in erorr, probably for frudtra and akin to fraus , English fraud .] Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect. "Our frustrate search." Shak.
Frustrate Frus"trate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Frustrated
; present participle & verbal noun Frustrating
.] 1. To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose.
Shall the adversary thus obtain Milton. 2. To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed. Syn.
His end and frustrate thine ?
-- To balk; thwart; foil; baffle; defeat.
Frustrately Frus"trate·ly adverb In vain. [ Obsolete] Vicars.
Frustration Frus·tra"tion noun [ Latin frustratio : confer Old French frustration .] The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one's designs
Frustrative Frus"tra·tive adjective Tending to defeat; fallacious. [ Obsolete] Ainsworth.
Frustratory Frus"tra·to·ry adjective [ Latin frustratorius : confer French frustratoire .] Making void; rendering null; as, a frustratory appeal. [ Obsolete] Ayliffe.
Frustule Frus"tule noun [ Latin frustulum , dim. from frustum a piece: confer French frustule .] (Botany) The siliceous shell of a diatom. It is composed of two valves, one overlapping the other, like a pill box and its cover.
Frustulent Frus"tu·lent adjective [ Latin frustulentus . See Frustule .] Abounding in fragments. [ R.]
Frustum Frus"tum noun
, English Frustums
. [ Latin fruslum
piece, bit.] 1. (Geom.) The part of a solid next the base, formed by cutting off the, top; or the part of any solid, as of a cone, pyramid, etc., between two planes, which may be either parallel or inclined to each other. 2. (Architecture) One of the drums of the shaft of a column.
Frutage Frut"age noun
[ Confer Fruitage
.] 1. A picture of fruit; decoration by representation of fruit.
The cornices consist of frutages and festoons. Evelyn. 2. A confection of fruit.
[ Obsolete] Nares.
Frutescent Fru·tes"cent adjective [ Latin frutex , fruticis , shrub, bush: confer French frutescent , Latin fruticescens , present participle ] (Botany) Somewhat shrubby in character; imperfectly shrubby, as the American species of Wistaria.
Frutex Fru"tex noun [ Latin ] (Botany) A plant having a woody, durable stem, but less than a tree; a shrub.
Fruticant Fru"ti·cant adjective [ Latin fruticans , present participle of fruticare , to become bushy, from frutex , fruticis, shrub.] Full of shoots. [ Obsolete] Evelyn.
Fruticose Fru"ti·cose` adjective [ Latin fruticosus , from frutex, fruticis , shrub] (Botany) Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike; as, a fruticose stem. Gray.
Fruticous Fru"ti·cous adjective (Botany) Fruticose. [ R.]
Fruticulose Fru·tic"u·lose` adjective [ Dim. from Latin fruticosus bushy: confer French fruticuleux .] (Botany) Like, or pertaining to, a small shrub. Gray.
Fry Fry transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fried ; present participle & verbal noun Frying .] [ Middle English frien , French frire , from Latin frigere to roast, parch, fry , confer Greek ..., Sanskrit bhrajj . Confer Fritter .] To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.
Fry Fry intransitive verb 1. To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat. 2. To simmer; to boil.
With crackling flames a caldron fries . Dryden
The frothy billows fry . Spenser. 3. To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.
To keep the oil from frying in the stomach. Bacon. 4. To be agitated; to be greatly moved.
What kindling motions in their breasts do fry . Fairfax.
Fry Fry noun 1. A dish of anything fried. 2. A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry . [ Colloq.]
Fry Fry noun
[ Middle English fri
, seed, descendants, confer Old French froye
spawning, spawn of. fishes, little fishes, from Latin fricare
tosub (see Friction
), but confer also Icelandic fræ
, seed, Swedish & Danish frö
, Goth. fraiw
seed, descendants.] 1. (Zoology) The young of any fish. 2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.
The fry of children young. Spenser.
To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry . Milton.
We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and twenty small fry . Walpole.
Frying Fry"ing noun The process denoted by the verb fry . Frying pan , an iron pan with a long handle, used for frying meat, vegetables, etc.
Frænulum Fræn"u·lum noun
; plural Frænula
. [ New Latin , dim. of Latin fraenum
a bridle.] (Anat.) A frænum.
Frænum, Frenum Fræ"num, Fre"num noun
, Latin Fræna
. [ Latin , a bridle.] (Anat.) A connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain any part; as, the frænum of the tongue.
Fräulein Fräu"lein noun sing. & plural [ G., dim. of frau woman. See Frau .] In Germany, a young lady; an unmarried woman; -- as a title, equivalent to Miss .
Fu Fu noun [ Chin.] A department in China comprising several hsein; also, the chief city of a department; -- often forming the last part of a name; as, Paoting- fu .
Fuage Fu"age noun Same as Fumage .
Fuar Fu"ar noun Same as Feuar .
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