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Meaning of FARTHING

Pronunciation:  'fârdhing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
 

FARTHING is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: coin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Far"thing\, n. [OE. furthing, AS. fe['o]r[eth]ung, fr.
fe['o]r[eth]a fourth, fe['o]r, fe['o]wer, four. See {Four}.]
1. The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great
   Britain, being a cent in United States currency.

2. A very small quantity or value. [Obs.]

         In her cup was no farthing seen of grease.
                                               --Chaucer.

3. A division of land. [Obs.]

         Thirty acres make a farthing land; nine farthings a
         Cornish acre; and four Cornish acres a knight's fee.
                                               --R. Carew.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(1.) Matt. 10:29; Luke 12:6. Greek assarion, i.e., a small _as_, which was a Roman coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money.

(2.) Matt. 5:26; Mark 12:42 (Gr. kodrantes), the quadrant, the fourth of an _as_, equal to two lepta, mites. The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper coin.

 
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