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Meaning of FAKE

Pronunciation:  feyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  2. [n]  a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  3. [adj]  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
  4. [adj]  not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated aligator hide"
  5. [v]  talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
  6. [v]  make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
  7. [v]  fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

FAKE is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: artificial, bastard, bogus, bull, bullshit, cook, counterfeit, counterfeit, faker, false, falsify, faux, forge, fraud, fudge, imitation, imitative, imposter, impostor, manipulate, misrepresent, phoney, phony, postiche, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, sham, shammer, simulated, unreal, wangle
 See Also: affect, beguiler, cheat, cheat, cheater, chisel, cook up, counterfeit, deceiver, dissemble, fabricate, fake book, feign, forgery, imitation, invent, juggle, make up, manufacture, namedropper, pretend, re-create, ringer, sham, slicker, trickster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fake\, n. [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS.
    f[ae]c space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row,
    and E. fay to fit.] (Naut.)
    One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it
    lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
  2. \Fake\, v. t. (Naut.)
    To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in
    opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of
    eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.
    {Faking box}, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in
       the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot.
  3. \Fake\, v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or
    OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all its senses.]
    1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
    2. To make; to construct; to do.
    3. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear
       better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog,
       by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening
  4. \Fake\, n.
    A trick; a swindle. [Slang]
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