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Meaning of FAIRY

Pronunciation:  'fehree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small, human in form, playful, having magical powers
  2. [n]  offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
  3. [adj]  of or pertaining to or resembling (especially in delicacy) a fairy or fairies

FAIRY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: faerie, faerie, faery, faery, fag, faggot, fagot, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer, sprite
 See Also: brownie, dwarf, elf, gay man, gnome, gremlin, hob, imp, Morgan le Fay, pixie, pixy, Puck, Robin Goodfellow, shirtlifter, spiritual being, supernatural being, Titania, water nymph, water sprite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fair"y\, n.; pl. {Fairies}. [OE. fairie, faierie,
    enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F.
    f['e]er, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See
    {Fate}, and cf. {Fay} a fairy.] [Written also {fa["e]ry}.]
    1. Enchantment; illusion. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
             The God of her has made an end, And fro this
             worlde's fairy Hath taken her into company. --Gower.
    2. The country of the fays; land of illusions. [Obs.]
             He [Arthur] is a king y-crowned in Fairy. --Lydgate.
    3. An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to
       assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or
       female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of
       mankind; a fay. See {Elf}, and {Demon}.
             The fourth kind of spirit [is] called the Fairy.
                                                   --K. James.
             And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and
             fairies in a ring.                    --Shak.
    5. An enchantress. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Fairy of the mine}, an imaginary being supposed to inhabit
       mines, etc. German folklore tells of two species; one
       fierce and malevolent, the other gentle, See {Kobold}.
             No goblin or swart fairy of the mine Hath hurtful
             power over true virginity.            --Milton.
  2. \Fair"y\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to fairies.
    2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. --Dryden.
    {Fairy bird} (Zo["o]l.), the Euoropean little tern ({Sterna
       minuta}); -- called also {sea swallow}, and {hooded tern}.
    {Fairy bluebird}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Bluebird}.
    {Fairy martin} (Zo["o]l.), a European swallow ({Hirrundo
       ariel}) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on
       overhanging cliffs.
    {Fairy} {rings or circles}, the circles formed in grassy
       lawns by certain fungi (as {Marasmius Oreades}), formerly
       supposed to be caused by fairies in their midnight dances.
    {Fairy shrimp} (Zo["o]l.), a European fresh-water phyllopod
       crustacean ({Chirocephalus diaphanus}); -- so called from
       its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions.
       The name is sometimes applied to similar American species.
    {Fairy stone} (Paleon.), an echinite.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a fairy in your dream means joy and happiness in your surroundings. It may also represent a feminine qualities and aspects of yourself. Seeing a sad fairy in your dream, symbolizes loss of love or money, or both.
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