8 letter word starting with fi

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
fiascoes plural of Fiasco
fibrilla noun A minute thread of fiber, as one of the fibrous elements of a muscular fiber; a fibril.
fibu-lar adjective Pertaining to the fibula.
fibulare noun The bone or cartilage of the tarsus, which articulates with the fibula, and corresponds to the calcaneum in man and most mammals.
fictious adjective Fictitious.
fiddling present participle & vb. noun of Fiddle
fidelity noun Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations., Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty., Adherence to the marriage contract., Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.
fidgeted imp. & past participle of Fidget
fiducial adjective Having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm., Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial power.
fielding present participle & vb. noun of Field, The act of playing as a fielder.
fiendful adjective Full of fiendish spirit or arts.
fiendish adjective Like a fiend; diabolically wicked or cruel; infernal; malignant; devilish; hellish.
fiftieth adjective Next in order after the forty-ninth; — the ordinal of fifty., Consisting of one of fifty equal parts or divisions., One of fifty equal parts; the quotient of a unit divided by fifty.
figeater noun A large beetle (Allorhina nitida) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders., A bird. See Figpecker.
fighting present participle & vb. noun of Fight, Qualified for war; fit for battle., Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field.
figulate adjective Alt. of Figulated
figuline noun A piece of pottery ornamented with representations of natural objects.
figurant noun masc. One who dances at the opera, not singly, but in groups or figures; an accessory character on the stage, who figures in its scenes, but has nothing to say; hence, one who figures in any scene, without taking a prominent part.
figurate adjective Of a definite form or figure., Figurative; metaphorical., Florid; figurative; involving passing discords by the freer melodic movement of one or more parts or voices in the harmony; as, figurate counterpoint or descant.
figuring present participle & vb. noun of Figure
figurial adjective Represented by figure or delineation.
figurine noun A very small figure, whether human or of an animal; especially, one in terra cotta or the like; — distinguished from statuette, which is applied to small figures in bronze, marble, etc.
figurist noun One who uses or interprets figurative expressions.
filament noun A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.
filander noun A species of kangaroo (Macropus Brunii), inhabiting New Guinea.
filatory noun A machine for forming threads.
filature noun A drawing out into threads; hence, the reeling of silk from cocoons., A reel for drawing off silk from cocoons; also, an establishment for reeling silk.
filching present participle & vb. noun of Filch
filefish noun Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; — so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper.
filially adverb In a filial manner.
filicide noun The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.
filicoid adjective Fernlike, either in form or in the nature of the method of reproduction., A fernlike plant.
filiform adjective Having the shape of a thread or filament; as, the filiform papillae of the tongue; a filiform style or peduncle. See Illust. of AntennAe.
filigree noun Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern., Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative.
filleted imp. & past participle of Fillet
fillibeg noun A kilt. See Filibeg.
filliped imp. & past participle of Fillip
filtered imp. & past participle of Filter
filthily adverb In a filthy manner; foully.
filtrate verb t. To filter; to defecate; as liquid, by straining or percolation., That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the process of filtration.
fimbriae plural of Fimbria
finality noun The state of being final, finished, or complete; a final or conclusive arrangement; a settlement., The relation of end or purpose to its means.
finative adjective Conclusive; decisive; definitive; final.
findable adjective Capable of beong found; discoverable.
finedraw verb t. To sew up, so nicely that the seam is not perceived; to renter.
fineless adjective Endless; boundless.
fineness adjective The quality or condition of being fine., Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor., The proportion of pure silver or gold in jewelry, bullion, or coins., Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle’s point, or of the edge of a blade.
finespun adjective Spun so as to be fine; drawn to a fine thread; attenuated; hence, unsubstantial; visionary; as, finespun theories.
finessed imp. & past participle of Finesse
fingered imp. & past participle of Finger, Having fingers., Having leaflets like fingers; digitate., Marked with figures designating which finger should be used for each note.
fingerer noun One who fingers; a pilferer.
fingrigo noun A prickly, climbing shrub of the genus Pisonia. The fruit is a kind of berry.
finished imp. & past participle of Finish, Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect; as, a finished poem; a finished education.
finisher noun One who finishes, puts an end to, completes, or perfects; esp. used in the trades, as in hatting, weaving, etc., for the workman who gives a finishing touch to the work, or any part of it, and brings it to perfection., Something that gives the finishing touch to, or settles, anything.
finitely adverb In a finite manner or degree.
finitude noun Limitation.
finnikin noun A variety of pigeon, with a crest somewhat resembling the mane of a horse.
finochio noun An umbelliferous plant (Foeniculum dulce) having a somewhat tuberous stem; sweet fennel. The blanched stems are used in France and Italy as a culinary vegetable.
fin-toed adjective Having toes connected by a membrane; palmiped; palmated; also, lobate.
fireback noun One of several species of pheasants of the genus Euplocamus, having the lower back a bright, fiery red. They inhabit Southern Asia and the East Indies.
fireball noun A ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown among enemies, and to injure by explosion; also, to set fire to their works and light them up, so that movements may be seen., A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding.
firebare noun A beacon.
firebird noun The Baltimore oriole.
firebote noun An allowance of fuel. See Bote.
firefish noun A singular marine fish of the genus Pterois, family Scorpaenidae, of several species, inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region. They are usually red, and have very large spinose pectoral and dorsal fins.
fireless adjective Destitute of fire.
firelock noun An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark; perhaps originally, a matchlock. Hence, a gun having such a lock.
fire-new adjective Fresh from the forge; bright; quite new; brand-new.
fire-set noun A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.
fireside noun A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.
firetail noun The European redstart; — called also fireflirt.
fireweed noun An American plant (Erechthites hiercifolia), very troublesome in spots where brushwood has been burned., The great willow-herb (Epilobium spicatum).
firewood noun Wood for fuel.
firework noun A device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously colored. The skyrocket is a common form of firework. The name is also given to various combustible preparations used in war., A pyrotechnic exhibition.
fireworm noun The larva of a small tortricid moth which eats the leaves of the cranberry, so that the vines look as if burned; — called also cranberry worm.
firmless adjective Detached from substance., Infirm; unstable.
firmness noun The state or quality of being firm.
fir tree See Fir.
fishhawk noun The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), found both in Europe and America; — so called because it plunges into the water and seizes fishes in its talons. Called also fishing eagle, and bald buzzard.
fishhook noun A hook for catching fish., A hook with a pendant, to the end of which the fish-tackle is hooked.
fishlike adjective Like fish; suggestive of fish; having some of the qualities of fish.
fishskin noun The skin of a fish (dog fish, shark, etc.), See Ichthyosis.
fishwife noun A fishwoman.
fissiped adjective Alt. of Fissipedal, One of the Fissipedia.
fissural adjective Pertaining to a fissure or fissures; as, the fissural pattern of a brain.
fistinut noun A pistachio nut.
fistulae plural of Fistula
fistular adjective Hollow and cylindrical, like a pipe or reed.
fittable adjective Suitable; fit.
fivefold adjective & adverb In fives; consisting of five in one; five repeated; quintuple.
fiveling noun A compound or twin crystal consisting of five individuals.
fixation noun The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed., The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; — said of gaseous elements., The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm., A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; — said of metals.
fixative noun That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.
fixidity noun Fixedness.
fizzling present participle & vb. noun of Fizzle