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    FANATICIZE, v.t. To make fanatic.

    FANCIED, pp. [See Fancy.] Imagined; conceived; liked.

    FANCIFUL, a. [See Fancy.]

    1. Guided by the imagination, rather than by reason and experience; subject to the influence of fancy; whimsical; applied to persons. A fanciful man forms visionary projects.NWAD FANCIFUL.2

    2. Dictated by the imagination; full of wild images; chimerical; whimsical; ideal; visionary; applied to things; as a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory.NWAD FANCIFUL.3

    FANCIFULLY, adv.

    1. In a fanciful manner; wildly; whimsically.NWAD FANCIFULLY.2

    2. According to fancy.NWAD FANCIFULLY.3


    1. The quality of being fanciful, or influenced by the imagination, rather than by reason and experience; the habit of following fancy; applied to persons.NWAD FANCIFULNESS.2

    2. The quality of being dictated by imagination; applied to things.NWAD FANCIFULNESS.3

    FANCY, n. [contracted from fantasy, L. phantasia. Gr. from to cause to appear, to seem, to imagine, from to show, to appear, to shine. The primary sense seems to be to open, or to shoot forth.]

    1. The faculty by which the mind forms images or representations of things at pleasure. It is often used as synonymous with imagination; but imagination is rather the power of combining and modifying our conceptions.NWAD FANCY.2

    2. An opinion or notion.NWAD FANCY.3

    I have always had a fancy, that learning might be made a play and recreation to children.NWAD FANCY.4

    3. Taste; conception.NWAD FANCY.5

    The little chapel called the salutation in very neat, and built with a pretty fancy.NWAD FANCY.6

    4. Image; conception; thought.NWAD FANCY.7

    How now, my lord, why do you keep alone;NWAD FANCY.8

    Of sorriest fancies your companions making?NWAD FANCY.9

    5. Inclination; liking. Take that which suits your fancy. How does this strike your fancy?NWAD FANCY.10

    His fancy lay to traveling.NWAD FANCY.11

    6. Love.NWAD FANCY.12

    Tell me where is fancy bred.NWAD FANCY.13

    7. Caprice; humor; whim; as an odd or strange fancy.NWAD FANCY.14

    True worth shall gain me, that it may be said,NWAD FANCY.15

    Desert, not fancy, once a woman led.NWAD FANCY.16

    8. False notion.NWAD FANCY.17

    9. Something that pleases or entertains without real use or value.NWAD FANCY.18

    London-pride is a pretty fancy for borders.NWAD FANCY.19

    FANCY, v.i. To imagine; to figure to one’s self; to believe or suppose without proof. All may not be our enemies whom we fancy to be so.

    If our search has reached no farther than simile and metaphor, we rather fancy than know.NWAD FANCY.21

    FANCY, v.t.

    1. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.NWAD FANCY.23

    He whom I fancy, but can ne’er express.NWAD FANCY.24

    2. To like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners. We fancy a person for beauty and accomplishment. We sometimes fancy a lady at first sight, whom, on acquaintance, we cannot esteem.NWAD FANCY.25

    FANCYFRAMED, a. Created by the fancy.

    FANCYFREE, a. Free from the power of love.

    FANCYING, ppr. Imagining; conceiving; liking.

    FANCYMONGER, n. One who deals in tricks of imagination.

    FANCYSICK, a. One whose imagination is unsound, or whose distemper is in his own mind.

    FAND, old pret. of find. Obs.

    FANDANGO, n. A lively dance.

    FANE, n. [L. fanum.] a temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church; used in poetry.

    From men their cities, and from gods their fanes.NWAD FANE.2

    FANFARE, n. A coming into the lists with sound of trumpets; a flourish of trumpets.

    FANFARON, n. A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster; a vain pretender.

    FANFARONADE, n. A swaggering; vain boasting; ostentation; a bluster.

    FANG, v.t. [See Finger.]

    To catch; to seize; to lay hold; to gripe; to clutch. Obs.NWAD FANG.2

    FANG, n.

    1. The tusk of a boar or other animal by which the prey is seized and held; a pointed tooth.NWAD FANG.4

    2. A claw or talon.NWAD FANG.5

    3. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.NWAD FANG.6

    The protuberant fangs of the Yuca.NWAD FANG.7

    FANGED, a. Furnished with fangs, tusks, or something long and pointed; as a fanged adder.

    Chariots fanged with sythes.NWAD FANGED.2

    FANGLE, n. fang’gl.

    A new attempt; a trifling scheme. [Not used.]NWAD FANGLE.2

    FANGLED, a. Properly, begun, new made; hence, gaudy; showy; vainly decorated. [Seldom used, except with new. See New-fangled.]

    FANGLESS, a. Having no fangs or tusks; toothless; as a fangless lion.

    FANGOT, n. A quantity of wares, as raw silk, etc., from one to two hundred weight and three quarters.

    FANION, n. fan’yon. [L. pannus.]

    In armies, a small flag carried with the baggage.NWAD FANION.2

    FANNED, pp. Blown with a fan; winnowed; ventilated.

    FANNEL, FANON, n. A sort of ornament like a scarf, worn about the left arm of a mass-priest, when he officiates.

    FANNER, n. One who fans.

    FANNING, ppr. Blowing; ventilating.

    FANTASIED, a. [from fantasy, fancy.] Filled with fancies or imaginations; whimsical. [Not used.]

    FANTASM, n. [Gr. from to appear. Usually written phantasm.]

    That which appears to the imagination; a phantom; something not real.NWAD FANTASM.2

    FANTASTIC, FANTASTICAL, a. [Gr. vision, fancy, from to appear.]

    1. Fanciful; produced or existing only in imagination; imaginary; not real; chimerical.NWAD FANTASTIC.2

    2. Having the nature of phantom; apparent only.NWAD FANTASTIC.3

    3. Unsteady; irregular.NWAD FANTASTIC.4

    4. Whimsical; capricious; fanciful; indulging the vagaries of imagination; as fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.NWAD FANTASTIC.5

    5. Whimsical; odd.NWAD FANTASTIC.6


    1. By the power of imagination.NWAD FANTASTICALLY.2

    2. In a fantastic manner; capriciously; unsteadily.NWAD FANTASTICALLY.3

    Her scepter so fantastically home.NWAD FANTASTICALLY.4

    3. Whimsically; in compliance with fancy.NWAD FANTASTICALLY.5

    FANTASTICALNESS, n. Compliance with fancy; humorousness; whimsicalness; unreasonableness; caprice.

    FANTASY, n. Now written fancy, which see.

    Is not this something more than fantasy?NWAD FANTASY.2

    FANTOM, n. [L. phantasma, from the Greek. See Fancy.]

    Something that appears to the imagination; also, a specter; a ghost; an apparition. It is generally written phantom, which see.NWAD FANTOM.2

    FAP, a. Fuddled. [Not in use.]

    FAQUIR, [See Fakir.]

    FAR, a. [L. porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.]

    1. Distant, in any direction; separated by a wide space from the place where one is, or from any given place remote.NWAD FAR.2

    They said, we are come from a far country. Joshua 9:6.NWAD FAR.3

    The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country. Matthew 25:14.NWAD FAR.4

    The nation far and near contend in choice.NWAD FAR.5

    2. Figuratively, remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.NWAD FAR.6

    3. Remote in affection or obedience; at enmity with; alienated; in a spiritual sense.NWAD FAR.7

    They that are far from thee shall perish. Psalm 73:27.NWAD FAR.8

    4. More or most distant of the two; as the far side of a horse. But the drivers of teams in New England generally use off; as the off side, or off horse or ox.NWAD FAR.9

    FAR, adv.

    1. To a great extent or distance of space; as the far extended ocean; we are separated far from each other.NWAD FAR.11

    Only ye shall not go very far away. Exodus 8:28.NWAD FAR.12

    2. figuratively, distantly in time from any point; remotely. He pushed his researches very far into antiquity.NWAD FAR.13

    3. In interrogatories, to what distance or extent. How far will such reasoning lead us?NWAD FAR.14

    4. In great part; as, the day is far spent.NWAD FAR.15

    5. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much.NWAD FAR.16

    Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10.NWAD FAR.17

    For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Philippians 1:23.NWAD FAR.18

    6. to a certain point, degree or distance. This argument is sound and logical, as far as it goes.NWAD FAR.19

    Answer them how far forth you do like their articles.NWAD FAR.20

    From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.NWAD FAR.21

    Far from, at a great distance; as far from home; far from hope.NWAD FAR.22

    1. Far off, at a great distance.NWAD FAR.23

    They tarried in a place that was far off. 2 Samuel 15:17.NWAD FAR.24

    2. To a great distance.NWAD FAR.25

    Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Psalm 55:7.NWAD FAR.26

    3. In a spiritual sense, alienated; at enmity; in a state of ignorance and alienation.NWAD FAR.27

    Ye, who were sometime far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13.NWAD FAR.28

    Far other, very different.NWAD FAR.29

    FAR-ABOUT, n. A going out of the way. [Not in use.]

    FAR-FAMED, a. Widely celebrated.

    FAR-FETCH, n. A deep laid stratagem. [Little used.]


    1. Brought from a remote place.NWAD FAR-FETCHED.2

    Whose pains have earned the far-fetched spoil.NWAD FAR-FETCHED.3

    2. Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained.NWAD FAR-FETCHED.4

    York with all his far-fetched policy.NWAD FAR-FETCHED.5

    So we say, far-fetched arguments; far-fetched rhymes; far-fetched analogy. [Far-fet, the same, is not used.]NWAD FAR-FETCHED.6

    FAR-PIERCING, a. Striking or penetrating a great way; as a far-piercing eye.

    FAR-SHOOTING, a. Shooting to a great distance.

    Great love, he said, and the far-shooting god.NWAD FAR-SHOOTING.2

    FAR, n. [See Farrow.]

    The young of swine; or a littler of pigs. [Local.]NWAD FAR.2

    FARCE, v.t. [L. farcio.]

    1. To stuff; to fill with mingled ingredients. [Little used.]NWAD FARCE.2

    The first principles of religion should not be forced with school points and private tenets.NWAD FARCE.3

    2. To extend; to swell out; as the farced title. [Little used.]NWAD FARCE.4

    FARCE, n. f’ars. [Literally, seasoning, stuffing or mixture, like the stuffing of a roasted fowl; force-meat.]

    A dramatic composition, originally exhibited by charlatans or buffoons, in the open street, for the amusement of the crowd, but now introduced upon the stage. It is written without regularity, and filled with ludicrous conceits. The dialogue is usually low, the persons of inferior rank, and the fable or action trivial or ridiculous.NWAD FARCE.6

    Farce is that in poetry which grotesque is in a picture: the persons and actions of a farce are all unnatural, and the manners false.NWAD FARCE.7

    FARCICAL, a.

    1. Belonging to a farce; appropriated to farce.NWAD FARCICAL.2

    They deny the characters to be farcical, because they are actually in nature.NWAD FARCICAL.3

    2. Droll; ludicrous; ridiculous.NWAD FARCICAL.4

    3. Illusory; deceptive.NWAD FARCICAL.5

    FARCICALLY, adv. In a manner suited to farce; hence, ludicrously.

    FARCILITE, n. [from farce.] Pudding-stone. The calcarious farcilite, called amenla, is formed of rounded calcarious pebbles, agglutinated by a calcarious cement.

    FARCIN, FARCY, n. A disease of horses, sometimes of oxen, of the nature of a scabies or mange.

    FARCING, n. Stuffing composed of mixed ingredients.

    FARCTATE, a. [L. farctus, stuffed, from farcio.]

    In botany, stuffed; crammed, or full; without vacuities; in opposition to tubular or hollow; as a farctate leaf, stem or pericarp.NWAD FARCTATE.2

    FARD, v.t. To paint. [Not used.]

    FARDEL, n. [Probably from the root of L. fero, to bear, or of farcio, to stuff.] A bundle or little pace.

    FARDEL, v.t. To make up in bundles.

    FARE, v.i. [This word may be connected in origin with the Heb. to go, to pass.]

    1. To go; to pass; to move forward; to travel.NWAD FARE.2

    So on he fares, and to the border comes of Eden.NWAD FARE.3

    [In this literal sense the word is not in common use.]NWAD FARE.4

    2. To be in any state, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events, fortunate or unfortunate.NWAD FARE.5

    So fares the stag among th’ enraged hounds.NWAD FARE.6

    So fared the knight between two foes.NWAD FARE.7

    He fared very well; he fared very ill.NWAD FARE.8

    Go further and fare worse. The sense is taken from going, having a certain course; hence, being subjected to a certain train of incidents. The rich man fared sumptuously every day. He enjoyed all the pleasure which wealth and luxury could afford. Luke 16:19.NWAD FARE.9

    3. To feed; to be entertained. We fared well; we had a good table, and courteous treatment.NWAD FARE.10

    4. To proceed in a train of consequences, good or bad.NWAD FARE.11

    So fares it when with truth falsehood contends.NWAD FARE.12

    5. To happen well or ill; with it impersonally. We shall see how it will fare with him.NWAD FARE.13

    FARE, n.

    1. 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, called also ferriage; the fare for conveyance in a coach; stage-fare. The price of conveyance over the ocean is now usually called the passage, or passage money. Fare is never used for the price of conveying goods; this is called freight or transportation.NWAD FARE.15

    2. Food; provisions of the table. We lived on coarse fare, or we had delicious fare.NWAD FARE.16

    3. The person conveyed in a vehicle. [Not in use in United States.]NWAD FARE.17

    FAREWELL, a compound of fare, in the imperative, and well. Go well; originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It expresses a kind wish, a wish of happiness to those who leave or those who are left.

    The verb and adverb are often separated by the pronoun; fare you well; I wish you a happy departure; may you be well in your absence.NWAD FAREWELL.2

    It is sometimes an expression of separation only. Farewell the year; farewell ye sweet groves; that is, I take my leave of you.NWAD FAREWELL.3

    FAREWELL, n.

    1. A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; adieu.NWAD FAREWELL.5

    2. Leave; act of departure.NWAD FAREWELL.6

    And takes her farewell of the glorious sun.NWAD FAREWELL.7

    Before I take my farewell of the subject.NWAD FAREWELL.8

    FARIN, FARINA, n. [L. farina, meal.]

    1. In botany, the pollen, fine dust or powder, contained in the anthers of plants, and which is supposed to fall on the stigma, and fructify the plant.NWAD FARIN.2

    2. In chimistry, starch or fecula, one of the proximate principles of vegetables.NWAD FARIN.3

    Fossil farina, a variety of carbonate of lime, in thin white crusts, light as cotton, and easily reducible to powder.NWAD FARIN.4

    FARINACEOUS, a. [from L. farina, meal.]

    1. Consisting or made of meal or flour; as a farinaceous diet, which consists of the meal or flour of the various species of corn or grain.NWAD FARINACEOUS.2

    2. Containing meal; as farinaceous seeds.NWAD FARINACEOUS.3

    3. Like meal; mealy; pertaining to meal; as a farinaceous taste or smell.NWAD FARINACEOUS.4

    FARM, n.

    1. A tract of land leased on rent reserved; ground let to a tenant on condition of his paying a certain sum annually or otherwise for the use of it. A farm is usually such a portion of land as is cultivated by one man, and includes the buildings and fences. Rents were formerly pain in provisions, or the produce of land; but now they are generally paid in money.NWAD FARM.2

    This is the signification of farm in Great Britain, where most of the land is leased to cultivators.NWAD FARM.3

    2. In the United States, a portion or tract of land, consisting usually of grass land, meadow, pasture, tillage and woodland, cultivated by one man and usually owned by him in fee. A like tract of land under lease is called a farm; but most cultivators are proprietors of the land, and called farmers.NWAD FARM.4

    A tract of new land, covered with forest, if intended to be cultivated by one man as owner, is also called a farm. A man goes into the new States, or into the unsettled country, to buy a farm, that is, land for a farm.NWAD FARM.5

    3. The state of land leased on rent reserved; a lease.NWAD FARM.6

    It is great wilfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants.NWAD FARM.7

    FARM, v.t.

    1. To lease, as land, on rent reserved; to let to a tenant on condition of paying rent.NWAD FARM.9

    We are enforced to farm our royal realm.NWAD FARM.10

    [In this sense, I believe, the word is not used in America.]NWAD FARM.11

    2. To take at a certain rent or rate. [Not used in America.]NWAD FARM.12

    3. To lease or let, as taxes, impost or other duties, at a certain sum or rate per cent. It is customary in many countries for the prince or government to farm the revenues, the taxes or rents, the imposts and excise, to individuals, who are to collect and pay them to the government at a certain percentage or rate per cent.NWAD FARM.13

    4. To take or hire for a certain rate per cent.NWAD FARM.14

    5. To cultivate land.NWAD FARM.15

    To farm let, or let to farm, is to lease on rent.NWAD FARM.16

    FARMHOUSE, n. A house attached to a farm, and for the residence of a farmer.

    FARM-OFFICE, n. Farm-offices, are the out buildings pertaining to a farm.

    FARMYARD, n. The yard or inclosure attached to a barn; or the inclosure surrounded by the farm buildings.

    FARMABLE, a. That may be farmed.

    FARMED, pp. Leased on rent; let out at a certain rate or price.

    FARMER, n.

    1. In Great Britain, a tenant; a lessee; one who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground.NWAD FARMER.2

    2. One who takes taxes, customs, excise or other duties, to collect for a certain rate per cent; as a farmer of the revenues.NWAD FARMER.3

    3. One who cultivates a farm; a husbandman; whether a tenant or the proprietor.NWAD FARMER.4

    4. In mining, the lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the king.NWAD FARMER.5

    FARMING, ppr.

    1. Letting or leasing land on rent reserved, or duties and imposts at a certain rate per cent.NWAD FARMING.2

    2. Taking on lease.NWAD FARMING.3

    3. Cultivating land; carrying on the business of agriculture.NWAD FARMING.4

    FARMING, n. The business of cultivating land.

    FARMOST, a. [far and most.] Most distant or remote.

    FARNESS, n. [from far.] Distance; remoteness.

    FARRAGINOUS, a. [L. farrago, a mixture, from far, meal.]

    Formed of various materials; mixed; as a farraginous mountain.NWAD FARRAGINOUS.2

    FARRAGO, n. [L. from far, meal.] A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley.

    FARREATION. [See Confarreation.]

    FARRIER, n. [L. ferrarius, from ferrum, iron.]

    1. A shoer of horses; a smith who shoes horses.NWAD FARRIER.2

    2. One who professes to cure the diseases of horses.NWAD FARRIER.3

    FARRIER, v.i. To practice as a farrier.

    FARRIERY, n. The art of preventing, curing or mitigating the diseases of horses.

    FARROW, n. A litter of pigs.

    FARROW, v.t. To bring forth pigs. [Used of swine only.]

    FARROW, a.

    Not producing young in a particular season or year; applied to cows only. If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent year, she is said to be farrow, or to go farrow. Such a cow may give milk through the year.NWAD FARROW.4

    FARTHER, a. comp.

    1. More remote; more distant than something else.NWAD FARTHER.2

    Let me add a farther truth.NWAD FARTHER.3

    2. Longer; tending to a greater distance.NWAD FARTHER.4

    Before our farther way the fates allow.NWAD FARTHER.5

    FARTHER, adv.

    1. At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond. Let us rest with what we have, without looking farther.NWAD FARTHER.7

    2. Moreover; by way of progression in a subject. Farther, let us consider the probable event.NWAD FARTHER.8

    FARTHER, v.t. To promote; to advance; to help forward. [little used.]

    FARTHERANCE, n. A helping forward; promotion. [Not used.]

    FARTHERMORE, adv. Besides; moreover. [Little used.]

    FARTHEST, a. superl. [See Furthest.]

    Most distant or remote; as the farthest degree.NWAD FARTHEST.2

    FARTHEST, adv. At or to the greatest distance. [See Furthest.]

    FARTHING, n.

    1. The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being the fourth of a penny in value. In America we have no coin of this kind. We however use the word to denote the fourth part of a penny in value, but the penny is of different value from the English penny, and different in different states. It is becoming obsolete, with the old denominations of money.NWAD FARTHING.2

    2. Farthings, in the plural, copper coin.NWAD FARTHING.3

    3. Very small price or value. It is not worth a farthing, that is, it is of very little worth, or worth nothing.NWAD FARTHING.4

    4. A division of land. [Not now used.]NWAD FARTHING.5

    Thirty acres make a farthing-land; nine farthings a Cornish acre; and four Cornish acres a knight’s fee.NWAD FARTHING.6

    FARTHINGALE, n. [This is a compound word, but it is not easy to analyze it.]

    A hoop petticoat; or circles of hoops, formed of whalebone, used to extend the petticoat.NWAD FARTHINGALE.2

    FARTHINGSWORTH, n. As much as is sold for a farthing.

    FASCES, n. plu. [L. fascis.]

    In Roman antiquity, an ax tied with a bundle of rods, and borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of their authority.NWAD FASCES.2

    FASCIA, n. fash’ia. [L. a band or sash.]

    1. A band, sash or fillet. In architecture, any flat member with a small projecture, as the band of an architrave. Also, in brick buildings, the jutting of the bricks beyond the windows in the several stories except the highest.NWAD FASCIA.2

    2. In astronomy, the belt of a planet.NWAD FASCIA.3

    3. In surgery, a bandage, roller or ligature.NWAD FASCIA.4

    4. In anatomy, a tendinous expansion or aponeurosis; a thin tendinous covering which surrounds the muscles of the limbs, and binds them in their places.NWAD FASCIA.5

    FASCIAL, a. fash’ial. Belonging to the fasces.

    FASCIATED, a. fash’iated. Bound with a fillet, sash or bandage.

    FASCIATION, n. fashia’tion. The act or manner of binding up diseased parts; bandage.

    FASCICLE, n. [L. fasciculus, from fascis, a bundle.]

    In botany, a bundle, or little bundle; a species of inflorescence, or manner of flowering, in which several upright, parallel, fastigiate, approximating flowers are collected together.NWAD FASCICLE.2

    FASCICULAR, a. [L. fascicularis.] United in a bundle; as a fascicular root, a root of the tuberous kind, with the knobs collected in bundles, as in Paeonia.

    FASCICULARLY, adv. In the form of bundles.


    FASCICLED, a. [from fasciculus, supra.]

    Growing in bundles or bunches from the same point, as the leaves of the Larix or larch.NWAD FASCICLED.2

    FASCICULITE, n. [supra.] A variety of fibrous hornblend, of a fascicular structure.

    FASCINATE, v.t. [L. fascino; Gr.]

    1. To bewitch; to enchant; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible influence; to influence the passions or affections in an incontrollable manner.NWAD FASCINATE.2

    None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch, but love and envy.NWAD FASCINATE.3

    2. To charm; to captivate; to excite and allure irresistible or powerfully. The young are fascinated by love; female beauty fascinates the unguarded youth; gaming is a fascinating vice.NWAD FASCINATE.4

    FASCINATED, pp. Bewitched; enchanted; charmed.

    FASCINATING, ppr. Bewitching; enchanting; charming; captivating.

    FASCINATION, n. The act of bewitching or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen inexplicable influence. The ancients speak of two kinds of fascination; one by the look or eye; the other by words.

    The Turks hang old rags on their fairest horses, to secure them against fascination.NWAD FASCINATION.2

    FASCINE, n. [L. fascis, a bundle.] In fortification, a fagot, a bundle of rods or small sticks of wood, bound at both ends and in the middle; used in raising batteries, in filling ditches, in strengthening ramparts, and making parapets. Sometimes being dipped in melted pitch or tar, they are used to set fire to the enemy’s lodgments or other works.

    FASCINOUS, a. Caused or acting by witchcraft. [Not used.]

    FASHION, n. fash’on. [L. facio, facies.]

    1. The make or form of any thing; the state of any thing with regard to its external appearance; shape; as the fashion of the ark, or of the tabernacle.NWAD FASHION.2

    Or let me lose the fashion of a man.NWAD FASHION.3

    The fashion of his countenance was altered. Luke 9:29.NWAD FASHION.4

    2. Form; model to be imitated; pattern.NWAD FASHION.5

    King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar. 2 Kings 16:10.NWAD FASHION.6

    3. The form of a garment; the cut or shape of clothes; as the fashion of a coat or of a bonnet. Hence,NWAD FASHION.7

    4. The prevailing mode of dress or ornament. We import fashions from England, as the English often import them from France. What so changeable as fashion!NWAD FASHION.8

    5. Manner; sort; way; mode; applied to actions or behavior.NWAD FASHION.9

    Pluck Casca by the sleeve,NWAD FASHION.10

    And he will, after his sour fashion, tell youNWAD FASHION.11

    What hath proceeded.NWAD FASHION.12

    6. Custom; prevailing mode or practice. fashion is an inexorable tyrant, and most of the world its willing slaves.NWAD FASHION.13

    It was the fashion of the age to call every thing in question.NWAD FASHION.14

    Few enterprises are so hopeless as a contest with fashion.NWAD FASHION.15

    7. Genteel life or good breeding; as men of fashion.NWAD FASHION.16

    8. Any thing worn. [Not used.]NWAD FASHION.17

    9. Genteel company.NWAD FASHION.18

    10. Workmanship.NWAD FASHION.19

    FASHION, v.t. fash’on.

    1. To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.NWAD FASHION.21

    Here the loud hammer fashions female toys.NWAD FASHION.22

    Aaron fashioned the calf with a graving tool. Exodus 32:4.NWAD FASHION.23

    Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, what makes thou? Isaiah 45:9.NWAD FASHION.24

    2. To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; with to.NWAD FASHION.25

    Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people.NWAD FASHION.26

    3. To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.NWAD FASHION.27

    Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.NWAD FASHION.28

    4. To forge or counterfeit. [Not used.]NWAD FASHION.29


    1. Made according to the prevailing form or mode; as a fashionable dress.NWAD FASHIONABLE.2

    2. Established by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time; as the fashionable philosophy; fashionable opinions.NWAD FASHIONABLE.3

    3. Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; as a fashionable man. Hence,NWAD FASHIONABLE.4

    4. Genteel; well bred; as fashionable company or society.NWAD FASHIONABLE.5

    FASHIONABLENESS, n. The state of being fashionable; modish elegance; such appearance as is according to the prevailing custom.

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