from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fax machine.
  • n. A printed page or image transmitted or received by a fax machine.
  • transitive v. To transmit (printed matter or an image) by electronic means.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The hair of the head.
  • n. A fax machine or a document received and printed by one.
  • v. To send a document via a fax machine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hair of the head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. send something via a facsimile machine
  • n. duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio


Shortening and alteration of facsimile.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English feax ("hair, head of hair"), from Proto-Germanic *fahsan (“hair, mane”), from Proto-Indo-European *pAks- (“hair”). Cognate with Dutch vas ("headhair"), German Fachs ("headhair"), Norwegian faks ("mane"), Icelandic fax ("mane"). (Wiktionary)
From facsimile, first attested 1979. (Wiktionary)


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