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Fahrenheit of, pertaining to, or designating a temperature scale on which thirty-two degrees is the freezing point and 212 degrees is the boiling point of water. (abbr.: F)
faience pottery decorated with highly colored, opaque glazes. [2 definitions]
fail to be or become ineffective or unsuccessful; be lacking in an effort or attempt. [10 definitions]
failing a weakness or shortcoming in a person or thing. [3 definitions]
faille a woven fabric with shallow, transverse ribbing, made of silk or other soft material.
fail-safe protected against failure or breakdown, as by a compensatory or back-up mechanism that begins to function automatically in an emergency. [5 definitions]
failure the act or result of failing. [5 definitions]
fain willingly; happily. [4 definitions]
fainéant doing absolutely nothing; lazy; indolent. [2 definitions]
faint weak, feeble, or slight. [5 definitions]
fainthearted lacking courage or conviction; timid.
faintly in a faint way; dimly, weakly, or very quietly. [2 definitions]
fair1 without bias, or without allowing a greater advantage for one side over another; just. [12 definitions]
fair2 a gathering at which farm animals and farm produce are judged, usu. held over several days and including games and amusements. [3 definitions]
fair ball a batted baseball that stays within the foul lines if airborne or, if it hits the ground before the outfield, that stays within the foul lines until it has gone beyond first or third base.
fair catch in football, a catch of a punt whereby the receiver, in order not to be tackled, signals that no attempt will be made to advance with the ball.
fair game animals that can legally be hunted. [2 definitions]
fairground (often pl.) an open, flat space where fairs, carnivals, and exhibitions are held, esp. an area maintained and equipped for this purpose.
fair-haired having light-colored or blond hair. [2 definitions]
fairing a structure on the external surface of an aircraft or other vehicle that serves to streamline the chassis and thus reduce drag.
Fair Labor Standards Act law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish work standards, such as national minimum wage, overtime compensation for certain jobs, and restriction on the use of child labor.