4 letter word starting with fi

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fiar noun One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter., The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.
fiat noun An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree., A warrant of a judge for certain processes., An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor’s signature.
fice noun A small dog; — written also fise, fyce, fiste, etc.
fico noun A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one’s thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you.
fief noun An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.
fife noun A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music., To play on a fife.
fike noun See Fyke.
file noun An orderly succession; a line; a row, A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; — in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks., An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant., The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order., A roll or list., Course of thought; thread of narration., To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers., To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill., To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court., To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; — generally with off., A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc., Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively., A shrewd or artful person., To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth., To smooth or polish as with a file., To make foul; to defile.
fill noun One of the thills or shafts of a carriage., To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of., To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun., To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy., To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair., To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy., To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails., To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails., To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel., To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind., To fill a cup or glass for drinking., A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
film noun A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering., A slender thread, as that of a cobweb., To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
find verb t. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person., To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel., To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost., To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom., To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance., To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means., To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire., To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money., To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person., To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff., Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
fine superl. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful., Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy., Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous., Not coarse, gross, or heavy, Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous., Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour., Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread., Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge., Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk., Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine., (Used ironically.), To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold., To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil., To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship’s lines, to diminish her lines gradually., End; conclusion; termination; extinction., A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct., A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal., A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease., To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars., To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b)., To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
finn adjective A native of Finland; one of the Finn/ in the ethnological sense. See Finns.
fint 3d pers. sing. pr. of Find, for findeth.
fire noun The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition., Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace., The burning of a house or town; a conflagration., Anything which destroys or affects like fire., Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper., Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal., Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star., Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction., The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire., To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile., To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery., To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge., To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man., To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler., To light up as if by fire; to illuminate., To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc., To drive by fire., To cauterize., To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle., To be irritated or inflamed with passion., To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.
firk verb t. To beat; to strike; to chastise., To fly out; to turn out; to go off., A freak; trick; quirk.
firm superl. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; — applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood., Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent., Solid; — opposed to fluid; as, firm land., Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance., The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co., To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish., To fix or direct with firmness.
fisc noun A public or state treasury.
fish noun A counter, used in various games., of Fish, A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water., An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces., The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces., The flesh of fish, used as food., A purchase used to fish the anchor., A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard., To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net., To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments., To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor., To search by raking or sweeping., To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream., To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.
fisk verb i. To run about; to frisk; to whisk.
fist noun The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow., The talons of a bird of prey., the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows., To strike with the fist., To gripe with the fist.
fitt noun See 2d Fit.
fitz noun A son; — used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.
five adjective Four and one added; one more than four., The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects., A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
fizz verb i. To make a hissing sound, as a burning fuse., A hissing sound; as, the fizz of a fly.