Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fax machine.
  • noun A document transmitted or received by a fax machine.
  • transitive verb To transmit (a document) by a fax machine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hair of the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb send something via a facsimile machine
  • noun duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio

Etymologies

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

[Shortening and alteration of facsimile.]

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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").

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From facsimile, first attested 1979.

Examples

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  • Noisy item at work, rarely works.

    May 14, 2009

  • Not yet obsolete.

    August 31, 2010

  • Explanation.

    August 31, 2010