5 letter word starting with fa

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
fable noun A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue., The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem., Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk., Fiction; untruth; falsehood., To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true., To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
faced imp. & past participle of Face, Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two-faced.
faser noun One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person., A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy.
facet noun A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond., A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone., The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column., One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans., To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.
facia noun See Fascia.
facto adverb In fact; by the act or fact.
facta plural of Factum
faded imp. & past participle of Fade, That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.
fader noun Father.
fadge adjective To fit; to suit; to agree., A small flat loaf or thick cake; also, a fagot.
fadme noun A fathom.
faery noun & adjective Fairy.
fagot noun A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine., A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile., A bassoon. See Fagotto., A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company., An old shriveled woman., To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously.
faham noun The leaves of an orchid (Angraecum fragrans), of the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius, used (in France) as a substitute for Chinese tea.
faint superl. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst., Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, “Faint heart ne’er won fair lady.”, Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound., Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance., The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n., To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; — sometimes with away. See Fainting, n., To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent., To decay; to disappear; to vanish., To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
fairy noun Enchantment; illusion., The country of the fays; land of illusions., An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon., An enchantress., Of or pertaining to fairies., Given by fairies; as, fairy money.
faith noun Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony., The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth., The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith., The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, — called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith., That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church., Fidelity to one’s promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty., Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith., Credibility or truth., By my faith; in truth; verily.
fakir noun An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk.
false superl. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness., Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises., Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement., Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry., Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar., Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental., Not in tune., Not truly; not honestly; falsely., To report falsely; to falsify., To betray; to falsify., To mislead by want of truth; to deceive., To feign; to pretend to make.
falwe adjective & noun Fallow.
famed imp. & past participle of Fame
fanal noun A lighthouse, or the apparatus placed in it for giving light.
fancy noun The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination., An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit., An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression., Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one’s fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking., That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value., A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad., To figure to one’s self; to believe or imagine something without proof., To love., To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine., To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners., To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal)., Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods., Extravagant; above real value.
fanon noun A term applied to various articles, as: (a) A peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by eastern bishops. (b) A maniple.
farad noun 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.
farce verb t. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff., To render fat., To swell out; to render pompous., Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat., 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., Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.
farcy noun 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.
fared imp. & past participle of Fare
faren p. p. of Fare, v. i.
farry noun A farrow.
farse noun An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; — common in English before the Reformation.
fasti nounpl. The Roman calendar, which gave the days for festivals, courts, etc., corresponding to a modern almanac., Records or registers of important events.
fatal adjective Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable., Foreboding death or great disaster., Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.
fated past participle & adjective Decreed by fate; destined; doomed; as, he was fated to rule a factious people., Invested with the power of determining destiny., Exempted by fate.
fatly adverb Grossly; greasily.
fatty adjective Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy; gross; as, a fatty substance.
faugh interj. An exclamation of contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
fauld noun The arch over the dam of a blast furnace; the tymp arch.
faule noun A fall or falling band.
fault noun Defect; want; lack; default., Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish., A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime., A dislocation of the strata of the vein., In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc., A lost scent; act of losing the scent., Failure to serve the ball into the proper court., To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame., To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; — chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted., To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
fauna noun The animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna.
fauni plural of Faunus
favas noun See Favus, n., 2.
favel adjective Yellow; fal/ow; dun., A horse of a favel or dun color., Flattery; cajolery; deceit.
favor noun Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will., The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending., A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration., Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity., The object of regard; person or thing favored., A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding., Appearance; look; countenance; face., Partiality; bias., A letter or epistle; — so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received., Love locks., To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards., To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy., To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
favus noun A disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable parasite., A tile or flagstone cut into an hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern, as in a pavement; — called also favas and sectila.
faxed adjective Hairy.
fayed imp. & past participle of Fay