American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
- n. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
- n. Sports A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
- v. To contrive and present as genuine; counterfeit.
- v. To simulate; feign.
- v. Music To improvise (a passage).
- v. Sports To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
- v. To engage in feigning, simulation, or other deceptive activity.
- v. Sports To perform a fake.
- n. One loop or winding of a coiled rope or cable.
- v. To coil (a rope or cable).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fold; tuck up.
- Specifically Nautical, to coil in fakes, as a cable or a shot-line in a faking-box. See faking-box.
- n. A fold or ply of anything, as a garment.
- n. Specifically Nautical, one of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil, as one of the oblong loops into which a shot-line is wound in being placed in a faking-box.
- n. A plaid. Also in diminutive form fakie, faikie. Jamieson.
- n. plural A miners' term in Scotland and the north of England for fissile sandy shales, or shaly sandstones, as distinct from the dark bituminous shales known as blaes.
- To make or do.
- To cheat or deceive.
- To steal or filch; pick, as a pocket.
- To conceal the defects of by artificial means, usually with intent to deceive: as, to fake a dog or a fowl by coloring the hair or feathers.
- n. A swindle; a trick.
- n. A swindler; a trickster.
- n. Same as faker, 3.
- n. Theat., any unused or worn-out and worthless piece of property; hence, any odd bit of merchandise sold by street-venders.
- n. A soft-soldering fluid used by jewelers.
- To grasp.
- To give heed to.
- To believe; credit.
- n. nautical One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
- v. nautical To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.
- adj. Not real; false, fraudulent.
- n. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
- n. A trick; a swindle.
- n. soccer Move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent.
- v. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
- v. To make; to construct; to do. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- v. To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.
- v. To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
- v. To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
- v. (Naut.) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.
- v. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
- v. To make; to construct; to do.
- v. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is.
- n. Slang A trick; a swindle.
- adj. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
- adj. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
- n. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
- n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
- v. make a copy of with the intent to deceive
- v. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
- n. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
- v. tamper, with the purpose of deception
- From Middle English faken, to coil a rope. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown.Middle English faken, to coil a rope. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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