fairy

  • 1 Fairy — Fair y, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fairies. [1913 Webster] 2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Fairy bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the Euoropean little tern ({Sterna minuta}); called also {sea swallow}, and {hooded tern}. {Fairy… …

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  • 2 Fairy — Fair y, n.; pl. {Fairies}. [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. f[ e]er, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See {Fate}, and cf. {Fay} a fairy.] [Written also {fa[ e]ry}.] 1. Enchantment;… …

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  • 3 Fairy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dos botellas de Fairy Fairy es un lavavajillas líquido concentrado para lavar a mano producido por Procter Gamble. Este lavavajillas es distribuido en España, Medio Oriente y Reino Unido,en Latinoamérica se llama… …

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  • 4 fairy — (n.) c.1300, fairie, enchantment, magic, from O.Fr. faerie land of fairies, meeting of fairies, enchantment, magic, from fae fay, from L. fata (pl.) the Fates, from PIE *bha to speak (see FAME (Cf. fame)). As a supernatural creature from late 14c …

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  • 5 fairy — fairy; fairy·ism; fairy·land; …

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  • 6 fairy — ► NOUN (pl. fairies) 1) a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers. 2) informal, derogatory a male homosexual. ORIGIN Old French faerie fairyland , from fae a fairy , from Latin fata the Fates …

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  • 7 fairy — [fer′ē] n. pl. fairies [ME, fairyland, fairy < OFr faerie < fée: see FAY1] 1. an imaginary being usually in human form and supposed to have magic powers, specif. one that is tiny, graceful, and delicate 2. Slang a male homosexual: term of… …

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  • 8 fairy — [n] supernatural being bogie, brownie, elf, enchanter, fay, genie, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hob, imp, leprechaun, mermaid, nisse, nymph, pixie, puck, siren, spirit, sprite, sylph; concept 370 …

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  • 9 Fairy — Infobox Paranormalcreatures Creature Name = Fairy Image Caption = Take the Fair Face of Woman… by Sophie Anderson Grouping = Mythological creature Born = 105BC Died = NA Possibilities = AKA = Fay Fae Faerie Wee Folk Good Folk Fair Folk Country =… …

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  • 11 fairy — /fair ee/, n., pl. fairies, adj. n. 1. (in folklore) one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as having a diminutive human form and possessing magical powers with which they intervene in human affairs. 2. Slang (disparaging and… …

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  • 12 fairy — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 a small imaginary being with magical powers. 2 sl. derog. a male homosexual. adj. of fairies, fairy like, delicate, small. Phrases and idioms: fairy cake a small individual iced sponge cake. fairy cycle a small bicycle… …

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  • 13 Fairy — Zwei Flaschen Fairy Fairy ist ein Handgeschirrspülmittel des US amerikanischen Konsumgüterkonzerns Procter Gamble. Eingeführt und bekannt wurde die Marke Fairy Ultra durch den Villarriba und Villabajo Werbespot im Jahre 1992. Es ersetzte das… …

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  • 14 fairy — [14] Fairy is an Old French coinage. It comes from Old French faerie, which meant ‘enchantment, magic’ and was derived from fae ‘fairy’ (source of English fay [14]). This in turn came from the Latin plural fāta, used in personifying the Fates,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 fairy — /ˈfɛəri / (say fairree) noun (plural fairies) 1. one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as of diminutive human form, having magical powers capriciously exercised for good or evil in human affairs. 2. such beings collectively.… …

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  • 16 Fairy —    A being having human form, magical powers and the ability to fly. They are very small and can become invisible at will.    See Fairy Food, Fairy Ring, Fairy Steeds, Fairy Wind and Fairyland …

    The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • 17 fairy — fair•y [[t]ˈfɛər i[/t]] n. pl. fair•ies, adj. 1) myt (in folklore) one of a class of supernatural beings, generally conceived as having a diminutive human form and possessing magical powers 2) off sts sl.: disp. and off. (a contemptuous term used …

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  • 18 fairy — [14] Fairy is an Old French coinage. It comes from Old French faerie, which meant ‘enchantment, magic’ and was derived from fae ‘fairy’ (source of English fay [14]). This in turn came from the Latin plural fāta, used in personifying the Fates,… …

    Word origins

  • 19 fairy — noun (plural fairies) Etymology: Middle English fairie fairyland, enchantment, from Anglo French faerie, from fee fairy, from Latin Fata, goddess of fate, from fatum fate Date: 14th century 1. a mythical being of folklore and romance usually… …

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  • 20 fairy — [[t]fe͟əri[/t]] fairies 1) N COUNT A fairy is an imaginary creature with magical powers. Fairies are often represented as small people with wings. 2) N COUNT (disapproval) If someone describes a man as a fairy, they mean that he is a homosexual… …

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