5 letter word starting with fe

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feast noun A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary., A festive or joyous meal; a grand, ceremonious, or sumptuous entertainment, of which many guests partake; a banquet characterized by tempting variety and abundance of food., That which is partaken of, or shared in, with delight; something highly agreeable; entertainment., To eat sumptuously; to dine or sup on rich provisions, particularly in large companies, and on public festivals., To be highly gratified or delighted., To entertain with sumptuous provisions; to treat at the table bountifully; as, he was feasted by the king., To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the soul.
feaze verb t. To untwist; to unravel, as the end of a rope., To beat; to chastise; also, to humble; to harass; to worry., A state of anxious or fretful excitement; worry; vexation.
fecal adjective relating to, or containing, dregs, feces, or ordeure; faecal.
feces noun pl. dregs; sediment; excrement. See FAeces.
fecks noun A corruption of the word faith.
feere noun A consort, husband or wife; a companion; a fere.
feese noun the short run before a leap.
feeze verb t. To turn, as a screw., To beat; to chastise; to humble; to worry., Fretful excitement. [Obs.] See Feaze.
feign verb t. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true., To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness., To dissemble; to conceal.
feine verb t. & i. To feign.
feint adjective Feigned; counterfeit., That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch., A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; — said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc., To make a feint, or mock attack.
feize verb t. See Feeze, v. t.
felis noun A genus of carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, panther, and similar animals.
felly adverb In a fell or cruel manner; fiercely; barbarously; savagely., The exterior wooden rim, or a segment of the rim, of a wheel, supported by the spokes.
felon adjective A person who has committed a felony., A person guilty or capable of heinous crime., A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint., Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
femme noun A woman. See Feme, n.
femur noun The thigh bone., The proximal segment of the hind limb containing the thigh bone; the thigh. See Coxa.
fence noun That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield., An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within., A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking., Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing., A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received., To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard., To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure., To make a defense; to guard one’s self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence., To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only., Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
fenks noun The refuse whale blubber, used as a manure, and in the manufacture of Prussian blue.
fenny adjective Pertaining to, or inhabiting, a fen; abounding in fens; swampy; boggy.
feoff verb t. To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant a corporeal hereditament to; to enfeoff., A fief. See Fief.
ferae noun pl. A group of mammals which formerly included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.
feral adjective Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; — said of beasts, birds, and plants., Funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous.
ferde imp. of Fare.
feria noun A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.
ferie noun A holiday.
ferly noun Singular; wonderful; extraordinary., A wonder; a marvel.
ferme noun Rent for a farm; a farm; also, an abode; a place of residence; as, he let his land to ferm.
ferny adjective Abounding in ferns.
ferre adjective & adverb Alt. of Ferrer
ferry verb t. To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat., To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry., A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat., A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry., A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
fesse noun A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.
feste noun A feast.
fetal adjective Pertaining to, or connected with, a fetus; as, fetal circulation; fetal membranes.
fetch verb t. To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get., To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for., To recall from a swoon; to revive; — sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to., To reduce; to throw., To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh., To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing., To cause to come; to bring to a particular state., To bring one’s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward., A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice., The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
feted imp. & past participle of Fete
fetid adjective Having an offensive smell; stinking.
fetis adjective Neat; pretty; well made; graceful.
fetor noun A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness.
fette imp. of Fette, To fetch.
fetus noun The young or embryo of an animal in the womb, or in the egg; often restricted to the later stages in the development of viviparous and oviparous animals, embryo being applied to the earlier stages.
feuar noun One who holds a feu.
fever noun A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever., Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever., To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
fewel noun Fuel.
feyne verb t. To feign.
feyre noun A fair or market.