Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Color; paint, as applied to the complexion.
- To paint, as the cheeks: as, “the farded fop,”
- n. Colour or paint used on the face; makeup, war-paint.
- v. transitive To paint, as the face or cheeks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Paint used on the face.
- v. obsolete To paint; -- said esp. of one's face.
- 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)
“Each of these sheets was called a fard (single leaf).”
“It's not illegal to eat or smoke or "fard" while driving.”
“True, the vast majority of Islamic scholars do not believe it is fard, or compulsory.”
“The fatwa ruled that to expel foreign aggressors from Islamic lands was a fard ayn, or a compulsory duty for all Muslims.”
“One the dispute over whether the niqab is fard religiously required or not has been going on among Islamic scholars since the earliest centuries of Islam.”
“But it was the madrasa that provided the backbone of the tradition, and a number of jurists came time and again to stress that the study of logic was so important to religion as to be a fard kifÃ¢ya, that is, a religious duty such that it is incumbent on the community to ensure at least some scholars are able to pursue its study.”
“Radical Saudi sheikh Nassir Al-Fahd [pron: nah-sir al-fard] has argued religious justification for the terrorist use of WMD, issuing a fatwa stating “it is our obligation to fight [the infidels] with chemical and biological weapons”.”
“It is generally supposed, I think, that your sex make use of fard and vermillion for very different purposes; namely, to help”
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