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Meaning of FARCE

Pronunciation:  fârs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2. [n]  mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

FARCE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: farce comedy, forcemeat, travesty
 See Also: comedy, dressing, stuffing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Farce\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Farced}, p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Farcing}.] [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. ???????? to
    fence in, stop up. Cf. {Force} to stuff, {Diaphragm},
    {Frequent}, {Farcy}, {Farse}.]
    1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled
       ingredients; to fill full; to stuff. [Obs.]
             The first principles of religion should not be
             farced with school points and private tenets. --Bp.
             His tippet was aye farsed full of knives. --Chaucer.
    2. To render fat. [Obs.]
             If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs.  --B. Jonson.
    3. To swell out; to render pompous. [Obs.]
             Farcing his letter with fustian.      --Sandys.
  2. \Farce\, n. [F. farce, from L. farsus (also sometimes
    farctus), p. p. pf farcire. See {Farce}, v. t.]
    1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used
       on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
    2. A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by
       low humor, generally written with little regard to
       regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous
       incidents and expressions.
             Farce is that in poetry which ``grotesque'' is in a
             picture: the persons and action of a farce are all
             unnatural, and the manners false.     --Dryden.
    3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce. ``The farce of
       state.'' --Pope.
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