American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A defensive barrier of pointed inclined stakes or barbed wire.
- n. A ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put in terror or danger.
- n. A pancake with bacon in it.
- n. In heraldry, the conventional strawberry-leaf, as those in the coronets of English dukes, marquises, etc.
- n. In fortification, a defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position. See cut under fortification.
- n. A tool used by marble-workers for enlarging a drill-hole. It is grooved and somewhat conical.
- v. transitive, obsolete To terrify; endanger.
- v. military To protect, as a line of troops, against an onset of cavalry, by opposing bayonets raised obliquely forward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A large and thick pancake, with slices of bacon in it.
- n. (Fort.) A defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inclined position.
- n. (Mech.) A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.
- v. (Mil.) To protect, as a line of troops, against an onset of cavalry, by opposing bayonets raised obliquely forward.
- n. sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
- n. a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
- From Middle English fraisen, from Old English frēasian, frāsian ("to ask, inquire, find out by inquiry, tempt, try"), from Proto-Germanic *fraisōnan (“to try”), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to try, risk”). Cognate with Middle Low German vrēsen ("to try, adjust"), Middle High German vreisen ("to endanger, terrify"), Danish friste ("to try, tempt"), Swedish fresta ("to try, tempt, tantalise"), Icelandic freista ("to tempt"). More at fraist. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, mesentery (from its pleated shape), from (feves) frasees, shelled (beans), from the resemblance between the mesentery and the peel surrounding individual broad beans, from Latin (faba) frēsa, ground (bean), feminine past participle of frendere, to crush; see frenum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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