from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tiny, mischievous, imaginary being; a fairy.
- n. The land or realm of the fairies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Archaic spelling of fairy.
- n. Realm of the fays, fairyland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Archaic forms of fairy: as, Spenser's Faery (or Faerie) Queene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
- n. the enchanted realm of fairies
Middle English faierie, fairie; see fairy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French faerie; re-introduced into English in deliberately archaising spelling in 1590 by Edmund Spenser in authoring the Faerie Queene. (Wiktionary)