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Meaning of FEUD

Pronunciation:  fyood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bitter quarrel between two parties
  2. [v]  carry out a feud; "The two professors have been feuding for years"

FEUD is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: battle, blood feud, conflict, fight, struggle, struggle, vendetta



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Feud\, n. [OE. feide, AS. f?h?, fr. f[=a]h hostile; akin
    to OHG. f?hida, G. fehde, Sw. fejd, D. feide; prob. akin to
    E. fiend. See Foe.]
    1. A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts,
       done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and
       all his race.
    2. A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife
       between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred;
       contention satisfied only by bloodshed.
             Mutual feuds and battles betwixt their several
             tribes and kindreds.                  --Purchas.
    Syn: Affray; fray; broil; contest; dispute; strife.
  2. \Feud\, n. [LL. feudum, feodum prob. of same origin as E.
    fief. See {Fief}, {Fee}.] (Law)
    A stipendiary estate in land, held of superior, by service;
    the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other
    immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the
    profists thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such
    duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the
    property of the soil always remaining in the lord or
    superior; a fief; a fee.
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