fester

  • 1 Fester — Fes ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Festered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Festering}.] [OE. festern, fr. fester, n.; or fr. OF. festrir, fr. festre, n. See {Fester}, n.] 1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Fester — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gustav Fester, deutscher Chemiker Richard Fester (Historiker) (1860–1945), deutscher Historiker und Hochschullehrer Richard Fester (Linguist) (1910–1982), deutscher Paläolinguist Diese Seite ist eine …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 Fester — Fes ter, n. [OF. festre, L. fistula a sort of ulcer. Cf. {Fistula}.] 1. A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule. [1913 Webster] 2. A festering or rankling. [1913 Webster] The fester of the chain their necks. I …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Fester — Fes ter, v. t. To cause to fester or rankle. [1913 Webster] For which I burnt in inward, swelt ring hate, And festered ranking malice in my breast. Marston. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Fester — Fester, Richard, Geschichtschreiber, geb. 20. Sept. 1860 in Frankfurt a. M., habilitierte sich 1893 in München, wurde 1896 außerordentlicher, 1899 ordentlicher Professor in Erlangen. Er veröffentlichte: »Die armierten Stände und die… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 fester — index annoy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Fester — m Low German: variant of VESTER (SEE Vester) …

    First names dictionary

  • 8 fester — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. festre small sore discharging pus, from L. fistula pipe, ulcer (see FISTULA (Cf. fistula)). The noun is from c.1300. Related: Festered; festering …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 fester — [v] intensify; become inflamed aggravate, blister, canker, chafe, decay, gall, gather, irk, maturate, putrefy, rankle, rot, smolder, suppurate, ulcer, ulcerate; concepts 469,698 Ant. dissipate, get better, heal, lessen …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 fester — Fester, Feriari, Festos dies agitare, celebrare, aut concelebrare, Diem festum agere …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 fester — Fester. v. act. Chommer, celebrer une feste. On feste aujourd huy un tel Saint. On dit prov. & fig. d Une personne qui n a ny credit ny authorité, C est un saint qu on ne feste point …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12 fester — ► VERB 1) (of a wound or sore) become septic. 2) (of food or rubbish) become rotten. 3) (of a negative feeling or a problem) intensify, especially through neglect. 4) deteriorate physically and mentally in isolated inactivity. ORIGIN from Old… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 fester — [fes′tər] n. [ME festre < OFr < L fistula: see FISTULA] a small sore filled with pus; pustule vi. [ME festren < the n.] 1. to form pus; ulcerate 2. a) to grow embittered; rankle b) to grow or inc …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 fester — [[t]fe̱stə(r)[/t]] festers, festering, festered 1) VERB (disapproval) If you say that a situation, problem, or feeling is festering, you disapprove of the fact that it is being allowed to grow more unpleasant or full of anger, because it is not… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 fester — UK [ˈfestə(r)] / US [ˈfestər] verb [intransitive] Word forms fester : present tense I/you/we/they fester he/she/it festers present participle festering past tense festered past participle festered 1) if an injury or sore place on your body… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 fester — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French festre, from Latin fistula pipe, fistulous ulcer Date: 14th century a suppurating sore ; pustule II. verb (festered; festering) Date: 14th century intransitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 fester — verb a) To become septic; to become rotten. Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester. b) To worsen, especially due to lack of attention …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 fester — 1. To form pus or putrefy. 2. To make inflamed. [L. fistula] * * * fes·ter fes tər n a suppurating sore: PUSTULE fester vi, fes·tered; fes·ter·ing t(ə )riŋ to generate pus * * * fes·ter (fesґtər) to suppurate superficially …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 fester — fes|ter [ˈfestə US ər] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: festre [i] sore hole in flesh , from Latin fistula] 1.) if an unpleasant feeling or problem festers, it gets worse because it has not been dealt with ▪ The dispute can be traced… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 fester — Smeone who is constantly sick especially if such sickness normally coincides with work to be done. Chris, the typical fester, was at the doctor s office just as the next container of car parts arrived to be unloaded …

    Dictionary of american slang