from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Colour or paint used on the face; makeup, war-paint.
- v. To paint, as the face or cheeks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Paint used on the face.
- transitive v. To paint; -- said esp. of one's face.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Color; paint, as applied to the complexion.
- To paint, as the cheeks: as, “the farded fop,”
From Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French fard ("make-up, cosmetics"), from farder ("to apply make-up, use cosmetics"), from Old Frankish *farwidōn ("to dye, colour"), from Proto-Germanic *farwiþōnan (“to colour”), from Proto-Germanic *farwō (“colour”), from Proto-Indo-European *perḱ- (“motley, coloured”). Cognate with Old High German farwjan ("to colour") (High German Farbe ("colour")), Middle Low German varwe ("colour") (Low German Farwe ("colour")), Latin pulcher ("beautiful"), Welsh erch ("dark brown"). (Wiktionary)