American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bundle of twigs, sticks, or branches bound together.
- n. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded or hammered into bars.
- v. To bind into a fagot; bundle.
- v. To decorate with fagoting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel or for other purposes, as in fortifications; a fascine; as a definite amount of wood, a bundle 3 feet long and 24 inches round. See cut under fascine.
- n. The punishment of burning alive, as for heresy; the stake: from the use of fagots of wood in making the fire.
- n. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel, ready to be welded and drawn out into bars; as a definite amount of such metal, 120 pounds avoirdupois.
- n. A person formerly hired to take the place of another at the muster of a military company, or to hide deficiency in its number when it was not full.
- n. A badge worn in medieval times by those who had recanted their heretical opinions. It was designed to show what they had merited but narrowly escaped.
- n. A heap of fishes piled up for the night on the drying-flakes; a bundle of fish, about 100, taken from the flakes and put under shelter at night.
- To tie together; bind in a fagot or bundle; collect and bind together.
- Specifically In metallurgy, to cut (bars of metal, usually of iron or steel) into pieces of suitable length, which are then made up into “fagots,” “piles,” or bundles, and, after reheating, welded together, and rolled or drawn out under the hammer into bars. The object of this process is, in some cases, to secure uniformity of texture; in other cases just the opposite. Also
- To ornament (a fabric) by drawing out a number of threads and tying together in the middle a series of the cross-threads. See fagoting.
- n. A bundle of sticks, twigs or small tree branches bound together, usually with two bands or withes, while a bavin has only one.
- n. slang A (male) homosexual.
- n. NATO code name for the Soviet MiG-15 fighter aircraft.
- v. transitive To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine.
- n. A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile.
- n. (Mus.) A bassoon. See Fagotto.
- n. engraving A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company.
- n. Slang, Eng. An old shriveled woman.
- v. To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously.
- n. offensive term for an openly homosexual man
- v. bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot
- v. ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
- n. a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
- v. fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
- Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, possibly from Vulgar Latin *facus, from Greek phakelos, bundle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“All the patience, all the ingenuity of the settlers was needed; but at last it succeeded, and the result was a lump of iron, reduced to a spongy state, which it was necessary to shingle and fagot, that is to say, to forge so as to expel from it the liquefied veinstone.”
“I don't care what she says, I never think of her at all except then the "fagot" comment comes, then months later the phone call with E. Edwards.”
“Its simplest form had probably been a kind of fagot of brushwood, -- _ramazza_, or a besom, not much unlike the rapid locomotive of witches, who were called in old times _ramassières_, from their supposed practice of riding on a _ramée_, _ramasse_, or besom.”
“Is calling out a troll as a fagot an acceptable insult here?”
“Gay, and (fagot) are not offensive words unless it is said in hate.”
“I do not know that it is a duty to disturb by missionaries the religion and peace of other countries, who may think themselves bound to extinguish by fire and fagot the heresies to which we give the name of conversions, and quote our own example for it.”
“Gay, and fagot are not offensive words unless it is said in hate.”
“Again the cruel-faced beast gave ground with a howl, and frantically brushed off the flaming fagot.”
“Stealthily, Ki-Gor reached down and seized one end of a long fagot, the other end of which was blazing in the fire.”
“ But mimicking La Donna's retarded child was way out of line, even for a fagot.”
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