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F clef the bass clef.
FDA abbreviation of "Food and Drug Administration," a federal government agency that regulates the food, drug, medical device, and cosmetics industries to ensure public safety.
FDIC abbreviation of "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation," a U.S. governmental agency that insures deposits in member commercial banks up to a certain amount to protect the public against a bank's failure, and can act to prevent a bank's failure.
Fe symbol of the chemical element iron.
fealty the loyalty pledged by a vassal to a feudal lord and considered as binding. [2 definitions]
fear an emotion characterized by alarm, anxiety, and tension, often caused by an expectation of danger or pain; dread. [8 definitions]
fearful having feelings of fear or apprehension. [4 definitions]
fearless without fear; undaunted; brave.
fearsome causing awe or fear.
feasance in law, doing that which is a duty, condition, obligation, or the like.
feasible capable of being done, carried out, or brought about; likely to succeed. [3 definitions]
feast any sumptuous and elaborate meal, usu. for many people; banquet. [6 definitions]
feast day (often cap.) a periodic commemorative event or occasion, esp. a religious festival celebrating a saint or holy occurrence.
feat an act or accomplishment, esp. one requiring courage, strength, or skill.
feather one of the structures forming the plumage of birds, consisting of a hollow, tapering, horny shaft growing from the skin and bearing a web of slender, parallel, interlocked barbs on either side. [12 definitions]
featherbed to hire or require the hiring of more employees than are needed or limit the production of each, or to be hired as a result of such an arrangement.
featherbedding the practice, or an instance, of requiring an employer to hire more workers than necessary, or of restricting the production of workers.
featherbrain a foolish or flighty person; scatterbrain.
featheredge a tapering or thinning edge, resembling the edge of a feather, as of a wedge-shaped board.
feather in one's cap an accomplishment or achievement; something that does one credit.
featherless combined form of feather.