American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To join or fit closely or tightly.
- n. A fairy or an elf.
- n. Archaic Faith: "Sirrah, by my fay, it waxes late” ( Shakespeare).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To join; put together; fit together; frame.
- To fit (two pieces of timber) together, so as to lie close and fair; fit.
- To put to; apply so as to touch or cover.
- To fit; suit; unite closely. Specifically
- In ship-building, to fit or lie close together, as two pieces of wood. Thus, a plank is said to fay to the timbers when there is no perceptible space between them.
- To suit the requirements of the case; be fit for the purpose; do.
- To cleanse; clean out, as a ditch.
- n. A fairy; an elf. See fairy.
- n. Synonyms Elf, etc. See fairy.
- n. Faith; fidelity; loyalty.
- About to die; fated; doomed; particularly, on the verge of a sudden or violent death.
- Dying; dead.
- n. A Middle English form of foe.
- n. A fairy; an elf.
- v. dialectal To cleanse; clean out.
- n. US slang A white person.
- adj. US slang White.
- v. To fit.
- v. To join or unite closely or tightly.
- v. To lie close together.
- v. To fadge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fairy; an elf.
- n. obsolete Faith.
- v. (Shipbuilding) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.
- v. (Shipbuilding) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with
in, into, with, or together.
- n. a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
- Abbreviation of ofay. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English feien, from Old English fēgan; see pag- in Indo-European roots.Middle English faie, enchanted person or place, from Old French fae; see fairy.Middle English fai, from Anglo-Norman fei, fed; see faith. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Are you coming to the blue moon?" called the fay, and his voice whistled and shrewed to them like the voice of a wind.”
“The papers contained in the following colledion will, he is perfuaded, convince the public, that he has very much to fay, that is both ftriking and new.”
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“The sharp reprimand was not lost upon her, and in time it came to pass that for "fay" she said "succeed"; that she no longer spoke of”
“The pradlice of flowing fo many miferable crea - tures in one bed is to be aboliihcd, and furcly upon the beft of principles, for no man who reafons for a moment can hefi - tate to fay which is preferable, to make a few happy, or to render many com - pletely wretched.”
“Tiofe therefore that have obftrv'd the com - mon occafions of Duels, have not unfitly di - vided them between * Wine and Women j it being hard to fay which is the moft intoxi - cating and befotting.”
“Those fearless enforcers of the law will probably lead two deputies and fifty TV cameramen into some strip club and arrest a few dancers. fay perseo”
“We love them because all of us (my mom, husband, and I) can go and see what is on the agenda for the fay.”
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“I think she is afraid of dealing with the financial crisis that every state is facing at this time ... she's giving up rather then facing the people ... classy as usual. fay”
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