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    FASHIONABLY, adv. In a manner according to fashion, custom or prevailing practice; with modish elegance; as, to dress fashionably.

    FASHIONED, pp. Made; formed; shaped; fitted; adapted.

    FASHIONER, n. One who forms or gives shape to.

    FASHIONING, ppr. Forming; giving shape to; fitting; adapting.

    FASHION-MONGER, n. One who studies the fashion; a fop.

    Fashion-pieces, in ships, the hindmost timbers which terminate the breadth, and form the shape of the stern.NWAD FASHION-MONGER.2

    FASSAITE, n. A mineral, a variety of augite, found in the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.

    FAST, a.

    1. Literally, set, stopped, fixed, or pressed close. Hence, close; tight; as, make fast the door; take fast hold.NWAD FAST.2

    2. Firm; immovable.NWAD FAST.3

    Who by his strength, setteth fast the mountains. Psalm 65:6.NWAD FAST.4

    3. Close; strong.NWAD FAST.5

    Robbers and outlaws - lurking in woods and fast places.NWAD FAST.6

    4. Firmly fixed; closely adhering; as, to stick fast in more; to make fast a rope.NWAD FAST.7

    5. Close, as sleep; deep; sound; as a fast sleep.NWAD FAST.8

    6. Firm in adherence; as a fast friend.NWAD FAST.9

    Fast and loose, variable; inconstant; as, to play fast and loose.NWAD FAST.10

    FAST, adv. Firmly; immovably.

    We will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand. Judges 15:13.NWAD FAST.12

    FAST, a. [L. festino. The sense is to press, drive, urge, and it may be from the same root as the preceding word, with a different application.]

    Swift; moving rapidly; quick in motion; as a fast horse.NWAD FAST.14

    FAST, adv. Swiftly; rapidly; with quick steps or progression; as, to run fast; to move fast through the water, as a ship; the work goes on fast.

    FAST, v.i.

    1. To abstain from food, beyond the usual time; to omit to take the usual meals, for a time; as, to fast a day or a week.NWAD FAST.17

    2. To abstain from food voluntarily, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, sorrow and affliction.NWAD FAST.18

    Thou didst fast and weep for the child. 2 Samuel 12:21.NWAD FAST.19

    When ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. Matthew 6:16.NWAD FAST.20

    3. To abstain from food partially, or from particular kinds of food; as, the Catholics fast in Lent.NWAD FAST.21

    FAST, n.

    1. Abstinence from food; properly a total abstinence, but it is used also for an abstinence from particular kinds of food, for a certain time.NWAD FAST.23

    Happy were our forefathers, who broke their fasts with herbs.NWAD FAST.24

    2. Voluntary abstinence from food, as a religious mortification or humiliation; either total or partial abstinence from customary food, with a view to mortify the appetites, or to express grief and affliction on account of some calamity, or to deprecate an expected evil.NWAD FAST.25

    3. The time of fasting, whether a day, week or longer time. An annual fast is kept in New England, usually one day in the spring.NWAD FAST.26

    The fast was now already past. Acts 27:9.NWAD FAST.27

    FAST, n. That which fastens or holds.

    FAST-DAY, n. The day on which fasting is observed.

    FASTEN, v.t. f’asn.

    1. To fix firmly; to make fast or close; as, to fasten a chain to the feet, or to fasten the feet with fetters.NWAD FASTEN.2

    2. To lock, bolt or bar; to secure; as, to fasten a door or window.NWAD FASTEN.3

    3. To hold together; to cement or to link; to unite closely in any manner and by any means, as by cement, hooks, pins, nails, cords, etc.NWAD FASTEN.4

    4. To affix or conjoin.NWAD FASTEN.5

    The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with different ideas fastened to them. [Not common.]NWAD FASTEN.6

    5. To fix; to impress.NWAD FASTEN.7

    Thinking, by this face,NWAD FASTEN.8

    To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage.NWAD FASTEN.9

    6. To lay on with strength.NWAD FASTEN.10

    Could he fasten a blow, or make a thrust, when not suffered to approach?NWAD FASTEN.11

    FASTEN, v.i. To fasten on, is to fix one’s self; to seize and hold on; to clinch.

    The leech will hardly fasten on a fish.NWAD FASTEN.13

    FASTENED, pp. Made firm or fast; fixed firmly; impressed.

    FASTENER, n. One that makes fast or firm.

    FASTENING, ppr. Making fast.

    FASTENING, n. Any thing that binds and makes fast; or that which is intended for that purpose.

    FASTER, n. One who abstains from food.

    FAST-HANDED, a. Closehanded; covetous; closefisted; avaricious.

    FASTIDIOSITY, n. Fastidiousness. [Not used.]

    FASTIDIOUS, a. [L. fastidiousus, from fastidio, to disdain from fastus, haughtiness. See Heb.]

    1. Disdainful; squeamish; delicate to a fault; over nice; difficult to please; as a fastidious mind or taste.NWAD FASTIDIOUS.2

    2. Squeamish; rejecting what is common or not very nice; suited with difficulty; as a fastidious appetite.NWAD FASTIDIOUS.3

    FASTIDIOUSLY, adv. Disdainfully; squeamishly; contemptuously. they look fastidiously and speak disdainfully.

    FASTIDIOUSNESS, n. Disdainfulness; contemptuousness; squeamishness of mind, taste or appetite.

    FASTIGIATE, FASTIGIATED, a. [L. fastigiatus, pointed, from fastigio, to point, fastigium, a top or peak.]

    1. In botany, a fastigiate stem is one whose branches are of an equal height. Peduncles are fastigiate, when they elevate the fructifications in a bunch, so as to be equally high, or when they form an even surface at the top.NWAD FASTIGIATE.2

    2. Roofed; narrowed to the top.NWAD FASTIGIATE.3

    FASTING, ppr. Abstaining from food.

    FASTING, n. The act of abstaining from food.

    FASTING-DAY, n. A day of fasting; a fast-day; a day of religious mortification and humiliation.

    FASTNESS, n.

    1. The state of being fast and firm; firm adherence.NWAD FASTNESS.2

    2. Strength; security.NWAD FASTNESS.3

    The places of fastness are laid open.NWAD FASTNESS.4

    3. A strong hold; a fortress or fort; a place fortified; a castle. The enemy retired to their fastnesses.NWAD FASTNESS.5

    4. Closeness; conciseness of style. [Not used.]NWAD FASTNESS.6

    FASTUOUS, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]

    Proud; haughty; disdainful.NWAD FASTUOUS.2

    FAT, a.

    1. Fleshy; plump; corpulent; abounding with an oily concrete substance, as an animal body; the contrary to lean; as a fat man; a fat ox.NWAD FAT.2

    2. Coarse; gross.NWAD FAT.3

    Nay, added fat pollutions of our own.NWAD FAT.4

    3. Dull; heavy; stupid; unteachable.NWAD FAT.5

    Make the heart of this people fat. Isaiah 6:10.NWAD FAT.6

    4. Rich; wealthy; affluent.NWAD FAT.7

    These are terrible alarms to persons grown fat and wealthy.NWAD FAT.8

    5. Rich; producing a large income; as a fat benefice.NWAD FAT.9

    6. Rich; fertile; as a fat soil; or rich; nourishing; as fat pasture.NWAD FAT.10

    7. Abounding in spiritual grace and comfort.NWAD FAT.11

    They [the righteous] shall be fat and flourishing. Psalm 92:14.NWAD FAT.12

    FAT, n.

    1. An oily concrete substance, deposited in the cells of the adipose or cellular membrane of animal bodies. In most parts of the body, the fat lies immediately under the skin. Fat is of various degrees of consistence, as in tallow, lard and oil. It has been recently ascertained to consist of two substances, stearine and elaine, the former of which is solid, the latter liquid, at common temperatures, and on the different proportions of which its degree of consistence depends.NWAD FAT.14

    2. The best or richest part of a thing.NWAD FAT.15

    Abel brought of the fat of his flock. Genesis 4:4.NWAD FAT.16

    FAT, v.t. To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.

    FAT, v.i. To grow fat, plump and fleshy.

    An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.NWAD FAT.19

    FAT, VAT, n.

    A large tub, cistern or vessel used for various purposes, as by brewers to run their wort in, by tanners for holding their bark and hides, etc. It is also a wooden vessel containing a quarter or eight bushels of grain, and a pan for containing water in salt-works, a vessel for wine, etc.NWAD FAT.21

    The fats shall overflow with wine and oil. Joel 2:24.NWAD FAT.22

    FAT, n. A measure of capacity, but indefinite.

    FATAL, a. [L. fatalis. See Fate.]

    1. Proceeding from fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable.NWAD FATAL.2

    These things are fatal and necessary.NWAD FATAL.3

    2. Appointed by fate or destiny.NWAD FATAL.4

    It was fatal to the king to fight for his money.NWAD FATAL.5

    In the foregoing senses the word is now little used.NWAD FATAL.6

    3. Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; as a fatal wound; a fatal disease.NWAD FATAL.7

    4. Destructive; calamitous; as a fatal day; a fatal event.NWAD FATAL.8

    FATALISM, n. The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by inevitable necessity.

    FATALIST, n. One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.

    FATALITY, n.

    1. A fixed unalterable course of things, independent of God or any controlling cause; an invincible necessity existing in things themselves; a doctrine of the Stoics.NWAD FATALITY.2

    2. Decree of fate.NWAD FATALITY.3

    3. Tendency to danger, or to some great or hazardous event.NWAD FATALITY.4

    4. Mortality.NWAD FATALITY.5

    FATALLY, adv.

    1. By a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable necessity or determination.NWAD FATALLY.2

    2. Mortally; destructively; in death or ruin. This encounter ended fatally. The prince was fatally deceived.NWAD FATALLY.3

    FATALNESS, n. Invincible necessity.

    FATBRAINED, a. Dull of apprehension.

    FATE, n. [L. fatum, from for, fari, to speak, whence fatus.]

    1. Primarily, a decree or word pronounced by God; or a fixed sentence by which the order of things is prescribed. Hence, inevitable necessity; destiny depending on a superior cause and uncontrollable. According to the Stoics, every event is determined by fate.NWAD FATE.2

    Necessity or chancenot me; and what I will is fate.NWAD FATE.3

    2. Event predetermined; lot; destiny. It is our fate to meet with disappointments.NWAD FATE.4

    It is the fate of mortals.NWAD FATE.5

    Tell me what fates attend the duke of Suffolk?NWAD FATE.6

    3. Final event; death; destruction.NWAD FATE.7

    Yet still he chose the longest way to fate.NWAD FATE.8

    The whizzing arrow sings,NWAD FATE.9

    And bears thy fate, Antinous, on its wings.NWAD FATE.10

    4. Cause of death. Dryden calls an arrow a feathered fate.NWAD FATE.11

    Divine fate, the order or determination of God; providence.NWAD FATE.12

    FATED, a.

    1. Decreed by fate; doomed; destined. He was fated to rule over a factious people.NWAD FATED.2

    2. Modelled or regulated by fate.NWAD FATED.3

    Her awkward love indeed was oddly fated.NWAD FATED.4

    3. Endued with any quality by fate.NWAD FATED.5

    4. Invested with the power of fatal determination.NWAD FATED.6

    The fated sky gives us free scope.NWAD FATED.7

    The two last senses are hardly legitimate.NWAD FATED.8

    FATEFUL, a. Bearing fatal power; producing fatal events.

    The fateful steel.NWAD FATEFUL.2

    FATES, n. plu. In mythology, the destinies or parcae; goddesses supposed to preside over the birth and life of men. They were three in number, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos.

    FATHER, n. [L. pater. The primary sense is obvious.]

    1. He who begets a child; in L. genitor or generator.NWAD FATHER.2

    The father of a fool hath no joy. Proverbs 17:21.NWAD FATHER.3

    2. The first ancestor; the progenitor of a race or family. Adam was the father of the human race. Abraham was the father of the Israelites.NWAD FATHER.4

    3. The appellation of an old man, and a term of respect.NWAD FATHER.5

    The king of Israel said to Elisha, my father shall I smite them? 2 Kings 6:21.NWAD FATHER.6

    The servants of Naaman call him father. Elderly men are called fathers; as the fathers of a town or city. In the church, men venerable for age, learning and piety are called fathers, or reverend fathers.NWAD FATHER.7

    4. The grandfather or more remote ancestor. Nebuchadnezzar is called the father of Belshazzar, though he was his grandfather. Daniel 5:2, 18.NWAD FATHER.8

    5. One who feeds and supports or exercises paternal care over another. God is called the father of the fatherless. Psalm 68:5.NWAD FATHER.9

    6. He who creates, invents, makes or composes any thing; the author, former or contriver; a founder, director or instructor. God as creator is the father of all men. 1 Corinthians 8:6. Jabal was the father of such as dwell in tents; and Jubal of musicians. Genesis 4:21. God is the father of spirits and of lights. Homer is considered as the father of epic poetry. Washington, as a defender and an affectionate and wise counselor, is called the father of his country. And see 1 Chronicles 2:51; 1 Chronicles 4:14; 1 Chronicles 9:35. Satan is called the father of lies; he introduced sin, and instigates men to sin. John 8:44. Abraham is called the father of believers. He was an early believer, and a pattern of faith and obedience. Romans 4:11.NWAD FATHER.10

    7. Fathers, in the plural, ancestors.NWAD FATHER.11

    David slept with his fathers. 1 Kings 2:10.NWAD FATHER.12

    8. A father in law. So Heli is called the father of Joseph. Luke 3:23.NWAD FATHER.13

    9. The appellation of the first person in the adorable Trinity.NWAD FATHER.14

    Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19.NWAD FATHER.15

    10. The title given to dignitaries of the church, superiors of convents, and to popish confessors.NWAD FATHER.16

    11. The appellation of the ecclesiastical writers of the first centuries, as Polycarp, Jerome, etc.NWAD FATHER.17

    12. The title of a senator in ancient Rome; as conscript fathers.NWAD FATHER.18

    Adoptive father, he who adopts the children of another, and acknowledges them as his own.NWAD FATHER.19

    Natural father, the father of illegitimate children.NWAD FATHER.20

    Putative father, one who is only reputed to be the father; the supposed father.NWAD FATHER.21

    FATHER-IN-LAW, n. The father of one’s husband or wife; and a man who marries a woman who has children by a former husband is called the father in law or step-father of those children.

    FATHER, v.t.

    1. To adopt; to take the child of another as one’s own.NWAD FATHER.2

    2. To adopt any thing as one’s own; to profess to be the author.NWAD FATHER.3

    Men of wit often father’d what he writ.NWAD FATHER.4

    3. To ascribe or charge to one as his offspring or production; with on.NWAD FATHER.5

    My name was made use of by several persons, one of whom was pleased to father on me a new set of productions.NWAD FATHER.6

    FATHERED, pp.

    1. Adopted; taken as one’s own; ascribed to one as the author.NWAD FATHERED.2

    2. Having had a father of particular qualities.NWAD FATHERED.3

    I am no stronger than my sex, being so father’d and so husbanded. [Unusual.]NWAD FATHERED.4

    FATHERHOOD, n. The state of being a father, or the character or authority of a father.

    We might have had an entire notion of this fatherhood, or fatherly authority.NWAD FATHERHOOD.2

    FATHERING, ppr. Adopting; taking or acknowledging as one’s own; ascribing to the father or author.

    FATHERLASHER, n. A fish of the genus Cottus or bull-head, called scorpius or scolping. The head is large and its spines formidable. It is found on the rocky coasts of Britain, and near Newfoundland and Greenland. In the latter country it is a great article of food.


    1. Destitute of a living father; as a fatherless child.NWAD FATHERLESS.2

    3. Without a known author.NWAD FATHERLESS.3

    FATHERLESSNESS, n. The state of being without a father.

    FATHERLINESS, n. [See Fatherly.] The qualities of a father; parental kindness, care and tenderness.

    FATHERLY, a. [father and like.]

    1. Like a father in affection and care; tender; paternal; protecting; careful; as fatherly care or affection.NWAD FATHERLY.2

    2. Pertaining to a father.NWAD FATHERLY.3

    FATHERLY, adv. In the manner of a father.

    Thus Adam, fatherly displeased. [Not proper.]NWAD FATHERLY.5

    FATHOM, n.

    1. A measure of length containing six feet, the space to which a man may extend his arms; used chiefly at sea for measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of the sea is sounding by a line and lead.NWAD FATHOM.2

    2. Reach; penetration; depth of thought or contrivance.NWAD FATHOM.3

    FATHOM, v.t.

    1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling.NWAD FATHOM.5

    2. To reach; to master; to comprehend.NWAD FATHOM.6

    Leave to fathom such high points as these.NWAD FATHOM.7

    3. To reach in depth; to sound; to try the depth.NWAD FATHOM.8

    Our depths who fathoms.NWAD FATHOM.9

    4. To penetrate; to find the bottom or extent. I cannot fathom his design.NWAD FATHOM.10

    FATHOMED, pp. Encompassed with the arms; reached; comprehended.

    FATHOMER, n. One who fathoms.

    FATHOMING, ppr. Encompassing with the arms; reaching; comprehending; sounding; penetrating.


    1. That of which no bottom can be found; bottomless.NWAD FATHOMLESS.2

    2. That cannot be embraced, or encompassed with the arms.NWAD FATHOMLESS.3

    3. Not to be penetrated or comprehended.NWAD FATHOMLESS.4

    FATIDICAL, a. [L. fatidicus; fatum and dico.] Having power to foretell future events; prophetic.

    FATIFEROUS, a. [L. fatifer; futum and fero. Deadly; mortal, destructive.]

    FATIGABLE, a. [See Fatigue.] That may be wearied; easily tired.

    FATIGATE, v.t. [L. fatigo.] To weary; to tire. [Little used.]

    FATIGATE, a. Wearied; tired. [Little used.]

    FATIGATION, n. Weariness

    FATIGUE, n. fatee’g. [L. fatigo. it seems to be allied to fatisco; if so, the sense is a yielding or relaxing.]

    1. Weariness with bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. We suffer fatigue of the mind as well as of the body.NWAD FATIGUE.2

    2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as the fatigues of war.NWAD FATIGUE.3

    3. The labors of military men, distinct from the use of arms; as a party of men on fatigue.NWAD FATIGUE.4

    FATIGUE, v.t. fatee’g. [L. fatigo.]

    1. To tire; to weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength by severe or long continued exertion.NWAD FATIGUE.6

    2. To weary by importunity; to harass.NWAD FATIGUE.7

    FATIGUED, pp. fatee’ged. Wearied; tired; harassed.

    FATIGUING, ppr. fatee’ging.

    1. Tiring; wearying; harassing.NWAD FATIGUING.2

    2. a. Inducing weariness or lassitude; as fatiguing services or labors.NWAD FATIGUING.3

    FATISCENCE, n. [L. fatisco, to open, to gape. A gaping or opining; a state of being chinky.]

    FATKIDNEYED, n. [fat and kidney.] Fat; gross; a word used in contempt.

    FATLING, n. [from fat.] A lamb, kid or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; applied to quadrupeds whose flesh is used for food.

    David sacrificed oxen and fatlings. 2 Samuel 6:13.NWAD FATLING.2

    FATLY, adv. Grossly; greasily.

    FATNER, n. That which fattens; that which gives fatness or richness and fertility.

    FATNESS, n. [from fat.]

    1. The quality of being fat, plump, or full fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh.NWAD FATNESS.2

    Their eyes stand out with fatness. Psalm 73:7.NWAD FATNESS.3

    2. Unctuous or greasy matter.NWAD FATNESS.4

    3. Unctuousness; sliminess; applied to earth: hence richness; fertility; fruitfulness.NWAD FATNESS.5

    God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Genesis 27:28.NWAD FATNESS.6

    4. That which gives fertility.NWAD FATNESS.7

    Thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:11.NWAD FATNESS.8

    The clouds drop fatness.NWAD FATNESS.9

    5. The privileges and pleasures of religion; abundant blessings.NWAD FATNESS.10

    Let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isaiah 55:2.NWAD FATNESS.11

    FATTEN, v.t. fat’n.

    1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy, or plump with fat.NWAD FATTEN.2

    2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood.NWAD FATTEN.3

    3. To feed grossly; to fill.NWAD FATTEN.4

    FATTEN, v.i. fat’n. to grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick or fleshy; to be pampered.

    And villains fatten with the brave man’s labor.NWAD FATTEN.6

    Tigers and wolves shall in the ocean breed.NWAD FATTEN.7

    The whale and dolphin fatten on the mead.NWAD FATTEN.8

    FATTENED, pp. fat’nd. Made fat, plump or fleshy.

    FATTENER, n. [See Fatner.]

    FATTENING, ppr. fat’ning. Making fat; growing fat; making or growing rich and fruitful.

    FATTINESS, n. [from fatty.] The state of being fat; grossness; greasiness.

    FATTISH, a. Somewhat fat.

    FATTY, a. Having the qualities of fat; greasy; as a fatty substance.

    FATUITY, n. [L. fatuitas.] Weakness or imbecility of mind; feebleness of intellect; foolishness.

    FATUOUS, a. [L. fatuus.]

    1. Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish.NWAD FATUOUS.2

    2. Impotent; without force or fire; illusory; alluding to the ignis fatuus.NWAD FATUOUS.3

    Thence fatuous fires and meteors take their birth.NWAD FATUOUS.4

    FATWITTED, a. [fat and wit.] Heavy; dull; stupid.

    FAUCET, n. A pipe to be inserted in a cask for drawing liquor, and stopped with a peg or spigot. These are called tap and faucet.

    FAUCHION. [See Falchion.]

    FAUFEL, n. [said to be Sanscrit.] The fruit of a species of the palm tree.

    FAULT, n. [See Fail.]

    1. Properly, an erring or missing; a failing; hence, an error or mistake; a blunder; a defect; a blemish; whatever impairs excellence; applied to things.NWAD FAULT.2

    2. In morals or deportment, any error or defect; an imperfection; any deviation from propriety; a slight offense; a neglect of duty or propriety, resulting from inattention or want of prudence, rather than from design to injure or offend, but liable to censure or objection.NWAD FAULT.3

    I do remember my faults this day. Genesis 41:9.NWAD FAULT.4

    If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual, restore such as one in the spirit of meekness. Galatians 6:1.NWAD FAULT.5

    Fault implies wrong, and often some degree of criminality.NWAD FAULT.6

    3. Defect; want; absence. [Not now used. See Default.]NWAD FAULT.7

    I could tell to thee, as to one if pleases me, for fault of a better to call my friend.NWAD FAULT.8

    4. Puzzle; difficulty.NWAD FAULT.9

    Among sportsmen, when dogs lose the scent, they are said to be at fault. Hence the phrase, the inquirer is at fault.NWAD FAULT.10

    5. In mining, a fissure in strata, causing a dislocation of the same, and thus interrupting the course of veins.NWAD FAULT.11

    To find fault, to express blame; to complain.NWAD FAULT.12

    Thou wilt say then, why doth he yet find fault? Romans 9:19.NWAD FAULT.13

    To find fault with, to blame; to censure; as, to find fault with the times, or with a neighbor’s conduct.NWAD FAULT.14

    FAULT, v.i. To fail; to be wrong. [Not used.]

    FAULT, v.t. To charge with a fault; to accuse.

    For that I will not fault thee.NWAD FAULT.17

    FAULTED, pp. Charged with a fault; accused.

    FAULTER, n. An offender; one who commits a fault.

    FAULT-FINDER, n. One who censures or objects.

    FAULTFUL, a. Full of faults or sins.

    FAULTILY, adv. [from faulty.] Defectively; erroneously; imperfectly; improperly; wrongly.

    FAULTINESS, n. [from faulty.]

    1. The state of being faulty, defective or erroneous; defect.NWAD FAULTINESS.2

    2. Badness; viciousness; evil disposition; as the faultiness of a person.NWAD FAULTINESS.3

    3. Delinquency; actual offenses.NWAD FAULTINESS.4

    FAULTING, ppr. Accusing.


    1. Without fault; not defective or imperfect; free from blemish; free from incorrectness; perfect; as a faultless poem or picture.NWAD FAULTLESS.2

    2. Free from vice or imperfection; as a faultless man.NWAD FAULTLESS.3

    FAULTLESSNESS, n. Freedom from faults or defects.

    FAULTY, a.

    1. Containing faults, blemishes or defects; defective; imperfect; as a faulty composition or book; a faulty plan or design; a faulty picture.NWAD FAULTY.2

    2. Guilty of a fault or of faults; hence, blamable; worthy of censure.NWAD FAULTY.3

    The king doth speak this thing as one who is faulty. 2 Samuel 14:13.NWAD FAULTY.4

    3. Wrong; erroneous; as a faulty polity.NWAD FAULTY.5

    4. Defective; imperfect; bad; as a faulty helmet.NWAD FAULTY.6

    FAUN, n. [L. faunus.] Among the Romans, a kind of demigod, or rural deity, called also sylvan, and differing little from satyr. The fauns are represented as half goat and half man.

    FAUNIST, n. One who attends to rural disquisitions; a naturalist.

    FAUSEN, n. A large eel.

    FAUTOR, n. [L. See Favor.] A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support. [Little used.]

    FAUTRESS, n. A female favorer; a patroness.

    FAVILLOUS, a. [L. favilla, ashes.]

    1. Consisting of or pertaining to ashes.NWAD FAVILLOUS.2

    2. Resembling ashes.NWAD FAVILLOUS.3

    FAVOR, n. [L. favor, faveo.]

    1. Kind regard; kindness; countenance; propitious aspect; friendly disposition.NWAD FAVOR.2

    His dreadful navy, and his lovely mind,NWAD FAVOR.3

    Gave him the fear and favor of mankind.NWAD FAVOR.4

    The king’s favor is as dew on the grass. Proverbs 19:12.NWAD FAVOR.5

    God gave Joseph favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh. Acts 7:10.NWAD FAVOR.6

    Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Proverbs 31:30.NWAD FAVOR.7

    2. Support; defense; vindication; or disposition to aid, befriend, support, promote or justify. To be in favor of a measure, is to have a disposition or inclination to support it or carry it into effect. To be in favor or a party, is to be disposed or inclined to support it, to justify its proceedings, and to promote its interests.NWAD FAVOR.8

    3. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; any act of grace or good will, as distinguished from acts of justice or renumeration. To pardon the guilty is a favor; to punish them is an act of justice.NWAD FAVOR.9

    4. Lenity; mildness or mitigation of punishment.NWAD FAVOR.10

    I could not discover the lenity and favor of this sentence.NWAD FAVOR.11

    5. Leave; good will; a yielding or concession to another; pardon.NWAD FAVOR.12

    But, with your favor, I will treat it here.NWAD FAVOR.13

    6. The object of kind regard; the person or thing favored.NWAD FAVOR.14

    All these his wondrous works, but chiefly man.NWAD FAVOR.15

    His chief delight and favor.NWAD FAVOR.16

    7. A gift or present; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection.NWAD FAVOR.17

    8. A feature; countenance. [Not used.]NWAD FAVOR.18

    9. Advantage; convenience afforded for success. The enemy approached under favor of the night.NWAD FAVOR.19

    10. Partiality; bias. A challenge to the favor, in law, is the challenge of a juror on account of some supposed partiality, by reason of favor or malice, interest or connection.NWAD FAVOR.20

    FAVOR, v.t.

    1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid or have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to befriend; to encourage. To favor the cause of a party, may be merely to wish success to it, or it may signify to give it aid, by counsel, or by active exertions. Sometimes men professedly favor one party and secretly favor another.NWAD FAVOR.22

    The lords favor thee not. 1 Samuel 29:6.NWAD FAVOR.23

    Thou shalt arise, and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yea, the set time is come. Psalm 102:13.NWAD FAVOR.24

    O happy youth! and favored of the skies.NWAD FAVOR.25

    2. To afford advantages for success; to facilitate. A weak place in the fort favored the entrance of the enemy; the darkness of the night favored his approach. A fair wind favors a voyage.NWAD FAVOR.26

    3. To resemble in features. The child favors his father.NWAD FAVOR.27

    4. To ease; to spare. A man in walking favors a lame leg.NWAD FAVOR.28

    FAVORABLE, a. [L. favorabilis.]

    1. Kind; propitious; friendly; affectionate.NWAD FAVORABLE.2

    Lend favorable ear to our request.NWAD FAVORABLE.3

    Lord, thou hast been favorable to thy land. Psalm 85:1.NWAD FAVORABLE.4

    2. Palliative; tender; averse to censure.NWAD FAVORABLE.5

    None can have the favorable thought that to obey a tyrant’s will they fought.NWAD FAVORABLE.6

    3. Conducive to; contributing to; tending to promote. A salubrious climate and plenty of food are favorable to population.NWAD FAVORABLE.7

    4. Convenient; advantageous; affording means to facilitate, or affording facilities. The low price of labor and provisions is favorable to the success of manufactures. The army was drawn up on favorable ground. The ship took a station favorable for attack.NWAD FAVORABLE.8

    The place was favorable for making levies of men.NWAD FAVORABLE.9

    5. Beautiful; well favored. Obs.NWAD FAVORABLE.10


    1. Kindness; kind disposition or regard.NWAD FAVORABLENESS.2

    2. Convenience; suitableness; that state which affords advantages for success; conduciveness; as the favorableness of a season for crops; the favorableness of the times for the cultivation of the sciences.NWAD FAVORABLENESS.3

    FAVORABLY, adv. Kindly; with friendly dispositions; with regard or affection; with an inclination to favor; as, to judge or think favorably of a measure; to think favorably of those we love.

    FAVORED, pp.

    1. Countenanced; supported; aided; supplied with advantages; eased; spared.NWAD FAVORED.2

    2. a. Regarded with kindness; as a favored friend.NWAD FAVORED.3

    3. With well or ill prefixed, featured.NWAD FAVORED.4

    Well-favored is well-looking, having a good countenance or appearance, fleshy, plump, handsome.NWAD FAVORED.5

    Ill-favored is ill-looking, having an ugly appearance, lean. See Genesis 39:6; Genesis 41:2-4, 18-21. etc.NWAD FAVORED.6

    Well-favoredly, with a good appearance. [Little used.]NWAD FAVORED.7

    Ill-favoredly, with a bad appearance. [Little used.]NWAD FAVORED.8

    FAVOREDNESS, n. Appearance.

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