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Flail nO.E. of West Germanic origin, based on on Latin flagellum 'whip' probably influenced in Middle English by O.Fr. Instrument to thresh corn by hand. 2. a military weapon resembling a flail.
Flail vbTo strike with a flail; to thresh corn with a flail
Flail-chest nA life-threatening medical condition that occurs when a segment of the rib cage breaks under extreme stress and becomes detached from the chest wall.
Flailing nA swinging vigorous motion of the arms.
Flake nWattled hurdle, temporary gate, a stage or frame for drying fish, a snow flake
Flane nAn arrow.
Flaught nOE: a lock of hair, or wool; flash of lightning, tongue or flame, sudden burst of wind. 2. a spreading out, as wings in flight, outspread wings; 2. flock of birds.
Flaught advWith outspread wings. 2. with great eagerness
Flaught adjSpreading out of, as a wing for flight. 2. agitated movement, commotion.
Flaughten nA flake of snow.
Flaughter vbTo make a fluttering motion. 2. to flutter.
Flaw nSudden burst of wind, fall of rain or snow with gusty winds,

a short spell of rough weather. 2. a sudden burst of passion, as in flaw & fury

Flax nA plant of the genus Linum, especially Linum usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. Also known as linseed, especially when referring to the seeds. 2. the fibers of Linum usitatissimum, grown to make linen and related textiles. 3. the flax bush, a plant of the genus Phormium, native to New Zealand, with strap-like leaves up to 3 metres long that grow in clumps.
Flax phr"Flax Out" - to knock out, beat in a fight. 2. to become fatigued or exhausted.
Flaxen adjOf, pertaining to, or made of flax. 2. of a light golden colour; blondish. 3. material made from flax. 4. linen; a linen cloth.
Flaxlike adjResembling flax.
Flaxseed nThe mucilaginous seed borne by common flax. 2. Radiola Milligrania. 3. linseed used for soothing and softening.
Flaxweed nLinaria vulgaria, toad-flax.
Flaxwench nA female spinner.
Flaxwort nAny plant of the flax family (linaceae)
Flaxy adjLike flax, fair, flaxen
Flay vbTo strip off the skin by flogging; to skin, to peel. 2. to pillage, rob. 3. to attack by scathing criticism.
Flay phr"Flay Alive" - punish, penalize, abuse, criticize.
Flaybreech nFlogger, flayer, flagellator
Flayer nOne who, or that which flogs, whips or (fig.) criticises with acerbity. 2. one who fleeces.
Flay-flint nA skin flint; a miser.
Flaying nThe removal of the skin (skinning) of a dead animal when preparing it to be used as food for animals of for its skin or fur. 2. a method of torture and execution by skinning or flaying alive.
Flea nA small, wingless parasite of the order Siphonaptera, known for its bloodsucking and leaping, parasitic on mammals. 2. a thing or person or little significance.
Flea vbTo rid of, or remove fleas from.
Flea phr"A Flea in One's Ear" - an unwelcome hint or unexpected reply or rebuff; a caution, warning.
Flea phr"It's Only a Flea Bite" - insignificant amount, quantity, a trifling.
Flea phr"Send Someone Away With a Flea In Their Ear" - dismiss someone with a rebuff. 2. to give a person frank but unwelcome facts.
Fleabane nAny of the species that repel insects, especially fleas. 2. the catch-fly, the spikenard, yellow-heads etc.
Flea-bite nThe bite of a flea, or it's mark caused by the bite. 2. something that causes only a minor or trifling wound, irritation. 3. a minor inconvenience. 3. a minute amount.
Fleabitten adjFlea-ridden, full of places bitten by fleas. 2. blotched, dotted, specked.
Fleabitten'ness nThe condition of being flea-ridden.
Flea-borne adjOf bacteria and diseases etc. transmitted by flea.
Fleam nA surgical instrument for letting blood or lancing gums. 2. an instrument for bleeding horses.
Fleam vbTo heat with a fleam. 2. to let blood by fleaming. 3. to wash.
Fleaming nThe act of letting blood for surgical reason.
Fleaming nA runaway, escapee, fugitive.
Flea pit nA movie theater cinema.
Flea-ridden adjInfested with fleas. 2. mangy, filthly.
Fleawort nGiven to various plants Inula Conyza and some species of Cinerria (C. Integrifolia) and Erigon (Erigon Viscosum)
Flede vbTo flow, fleet, stream.
Fledge nA young bird, animal, person etc. 2. an inexperienced person, tyro, novice.
Fledge vbOf a young bird to acquire feathers large enough for flight. 2. to become fully plumed. 3. to bring up a young bird until its feathers are fully grown. 4. to provide a helmet with feathers or plumage. 5. to deck or adorn with feathers. 6. to cover with feathers or down. 7. to fit an arrow with feathers.
Fledge adjOf young birds (rarely of the wing) -fit to fly. 2. having wings fully developed or fledged. 3. formed for flight. 4. all in a flutter, high-spirited.
Fledgeless adjUnfledged. 2. without feathers or covering; plumeless.
Fledgeness nThe state or quality of being fit to fly. 2. high-spiritness.
Fledgeling nA young bird, just fledged. 2. a tyro, an inexperienced person, novice.
Fledgy adjOf wings: furnished or covered with feathers, feathered, downy. 2. of young bees: ready to fly.
Fledwite n(May be ferdwite)
Flee nFlight, escape, a fleeing.
Flee vbTo run away, as from danger, harm, or enemies. 2. to move away quickly, take flight. 3. to move swiftly, leave abruptly, to withdraw hastily. 4. to run away from, evade, avoid, or try to avoid, shun. 5. disappear, vanish.
Flee phr"Flee for It" - to run away from danger; take flight, try to escape, safety my flight.
Fleece nSheep collectively.
Fleece vbTo strip of the fleece. 2. to clip off the wool from. 3. to pluck or shear the wool from a sheep (also fig.) 4. to strip or swindle completely one of their money or property. 5. to exact money from. 6. to rob heartlessly; to victimize. 7. to overspread as with a fleece or with a fleece.
Fleece phr"Fleece Somebody" - to cheat a person out of some asset.
Fleeced adjFurnished with a fleece. 2. defraud, swindle, scam. 3. take by deception.
Fleeceless adjHaving no fleece or woolly covering. 2. devoid of a fleece.
Fleech vbTo beguille, cajole, wheedle, flatter, fawn, beseech, entreat
Fleecher nSycophant, fawner
Fleecily advIn a fleecy manner.
Fleeciness nThe quality or state of being fleecy.
Fleecing nThe act of stripping of the fleece. 2. the clipping off the wool from. 3. the plucking or shearing the wool from a sheep (also fig.) 4. the stripping or swindling completely of one from their money or property. 5. the exacting of money from. 6. the robbing heartlessly; victimization. 7. the overspreading of a fleece or with a fleece.
Fleecy adjCovered with a fleece or wool, woolly. 2. consisting of, resembling or derived from fleece. 3. having a fleece-like nap.
Fleecy Star nAries.
Fleeing nThe running away, as from danger, harm, or enemies. 2. movement away quickly, the taking of flight. 3. swift abrupt depaarture, a hastily withdraw. 4. evading, avoidance, or the trying to avoid, shunning. 5. disappearance, the vanishing.
Fleet nOE: fleot : river, stream, often fast flowing. 2. an inlet creek, estuary, sewer; now chiefly in place names: "Fleet Street"
Fleet nA company of ships; ships collectively or sailing in company. 3. a sea-force, a naval force or armament; number of vessels carrying arms; a number of ships armed and manned for war. 4. a number of persons, birds or other objects moving or employed in company. 5. a number of vehicles or aircrafts forming a definite group or unit.
Fleet nAny place where water flows. 2. an arm of the sea, a creek, inlet, run of water. 3. a drain, sewer.
Fleet n"The Fleet" - a navy.
Fleet n"The Fleet" - a stream flowing into The Thames between Ludgate Hill and Fleet Street now a covered sewer.
Fleet vbTo stay, flow or float on the surface, as opposed to sinking; to be buoyed up. 2. to rest upon the surface of a liquid. 3. to flow or glide away. 4. hyperbolically: "to swim" in blood, tears. 5. to be bathed in happiness. 6. of a vessel: to be or get afloat; to travel by vessels. 7. to drift or be carried by the current or tide on the water's surface. 8. of mists, clouds, spirit, odor: to float in air drift, waft. 9. to swim, said of fish; occasionally of other animals and men. 10. of persons: to be afloat in a vessel; to journey or travel by water. 11. to move unsteadily as a floating object. 12. of material or immaterial things: to shift away, fade or vanish, to fluctuate, change position (imperceptibly or stealthy, waver. 13. of a multitude of persons: to stream, flow out. 14. to overflow, abound, fill abundantly. 15. to glide away like a stream. 16. of the soul: to pass from the body (said of a dying person). 17. of time: while away, pass time, kill time. 18. to move swiftly. 19. to skim milk, cream from the surface. 20. to remove that which floats on the surface. 21. to skim fresh water of the sea, as done by some at the mouths or rivers.
Fleet adjHaving little or no depth; shallow, near the surface. 2. superficially fruitful.
Fleet phr"Fleet in Being" - a fleet that avoids decisive action, but, because of its strength and location, causes or necessitates counter-concentration, and so reduces the number of opposing units available for operations elsewhere 2. a force or capability that can not be ignored by observers and whose very existence shapes what observers do.
Fleet phr"Fleet of Foot" - able to move rapidly.
Fleet phr"Go Through the Fleet" - to be flogged.
Fleet phr"To Plow Fleet" - having little depth of soil; light superficially fruitful
Fleet adjOf milk: skimmed.
Fleet Ditch nThe prison that once stood beside Fleet Stream.
Fleeten adjThe colour of skimmed milk. 2. said contemptuously of the face: pasty faced.
Fleeter nA shifty person.
Fleet-footed adjSwift in running; swift of foot.
Fleeting nThe action of skimming milk, liquid from the surface. 2. confinement in Fleeting Prison. 3. swimming. 4. the floating of a fish. 5. something that moves constantly shifting, unstable, wandering (of a person and their attributes). 5. ephemerality.
Fleeting adjShifting, inconstant, passing quickly away. 2. unstable, fickle, inconstant, vacillating, wandering. 3. existing for a brief period; not permanent or enduring, fading, ephemeral.
Fleeting advSwiftly, quickly, briefly, transitory, unenduringly, ephemerally.
Fleeting phr"Life is Fleeting" - life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep.
Fleetingly advPassing swiftly and quickly; ephemeral, vanishing, quickly. transient.
Fleeting-milk nSkimmed milk.
Fleetingness nThe state or quality of being unstable, fickle, unenduring or ephemeral.
Fleetings nMilk curds; a mixture of buttermilk and boiling whey.
Fleet landing nThe place along a shoreline or pier used by sailors to go ashore. 2. a place where sailors might board a shuttle boat because land and a vessel. 3. a place where sailors meet after coming ashore.
Fleetly advIn a fleeting manner.
Fleetness nSwiftness, transitoriness, ephemerality.
Fleetside nA pick-up truck having flat sides or outside quarter panels.
Fleetwide nThroughout a fleet.
Fleetwide advThroughout a fleet.
Fleg vbTo frighten, scare. 2. to flee, run away.
Fleme nFlight, exile. 2. a fugitive, an exile, a runaway.
Fleme vbTo cause to flee, to banish, put to flight, drive away, chase away; hence, to banish exile.
Fleme phr"To Fleme Away" - to reject.
Flemensfirth nThe act of harboring a banished person.
Flemer nOne who puts others to flight.
Fleming nLate OE: a native or inhabitant of Flanders in Belgium.
Flemish adjThe Dutch language in Belgium, referring both to the standard Dutch used there, as well as any dialect
Flerd nDeceit, fraud, mockery.
Flesh nA compound substance forming a large part of an animal, consisting of the softer solids, as distinguished from the bones and the fluids. the general concept of flesh, we include the muscles, fat, glands &c., which clothe the bones and are covered with the skin; sometimes restricted to the muscles. 2. animal food, in distinction from vegetable. 3. the body of beasts and fowls used as food, distinct from fish. 4. the body, as distinguished from the soul. 5. animal nature; animals of all kinds. 6. men and women in general; mankind. 7. human nature. 8. carnality; corporeal appetites. 9. a carnal state; a state of unrenewed nature. 10. the corruptible body of man, or corrupt nature. 11. the present life; the state of existence in this world. 12. legal righteousness, and ceremonial services. 13. kindred; stock; family. 14. in botany, the soft pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, & etc., which is fit to be eaten.
Flesh vbTo initiate; a sportsman's use of the word, from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take or other flesh. 2. to harden; to accustom; to establish in any practice, as dogs by often feeding on any thing. 3. to initiate in or inure to bloodshed or warfare; men fleshed in cruelty. 4. to plunge a weapon into flesh for the first time. 5. to glut; to satiate. 6. to remove the adhering flesh from a skin or hide.
Flesh phr"After the Flesh" - body appearance and likeness.
Flesh phr"A Heart of Flesh" - a heart capable of having feelings for others, as opposed to a "heart of stone:".
Flesh phr"Arm of Flesh" - human strength or aid.
Flesh phr"Be in The Flesh" - fat, corpulent.
Flesh phr"Days of the Flesh" - the days of one's earthly life.
Flesh phr"Fair of Flesh and Fell" - (the beauty) of the body in form and complexion.
Flesh phr"Flesh and Blood" - the human body; a human being; the frailties, fears and passions that all mankind has and shares as physical beings.
Flesh phr"Flesh and Blood Needs Flesh and Blood" - sentient beings need other sentient beings for companionship, touch, love and affection.
Flesh phr"Flesh Out" - expand, extend, make or become substantial.
Flesh phr"Go the Way Of All Flesh" - to die, perish.
Flesh phr"In the Flesh" - in a bodily form; in a corporeal nature or state. 2. in person.
Flesh phr"Make One's Flesh Creep" - cause a feeling of abhorrence. 2. to frighten a person with something horrific.
Flesh phr"More Than Flesh and Blood Can Stand" - beyond human endurance.
Flesh phr"Neither Flesh, Fish Or Good Red Herring" - neither one thing nor the other.
Flesh phr"Neither Flesh nor Fish" - to be neither one or the other; "to be twi." Also 'neither, flesh, fish, fowl nor good red herring'
Flesh phr"Of All Flesh" - all beings or folk on Earth; humanity.
Flesh phr"Of One Flesh" - to be closely united, as in marriage.
Flesh phr"One's Own Flesh and Blood" - one family, kin or folk; offspring. 2. of a husband or wife to express the closeness of relationships created by marriage.
Flesh phr"Put Flesh and Bone on Something" - give detail and clarification to a story. 2. to supply details of a proposal previously revealed only in outline.
Flesh phr"Put On Flesh" - grow fatter.
Flesh phr"See Someone in the Flesh" - see someone in person.
Flesh phr"Sins of the Flesh" - the supposed wrongdoings or sins of man, esp. those of a carnal nature; unchastity.
Flesh phr"The Way of All Flesh" - experience common to all humankind.
Flesh phr"Thorn in One's Flesh" - persistent source of irritation. 2. to be a person whose persistent presence and righteous views annoy.
Flesh and Blood nMan's physical form composed of the body or in living form. 2. human nature with its emotions and infirmities. 3. having actual human existence. 4. near kindred. 5. the plant " Potentilla Tormentilla".
Flesh and Fell nThe substance of the body (flesh, bone and skin). 2. cattle intended for slaughter.
Flesh-bird nA bird that lives on carrion, such as the raven and crow.
Flesh-broker nA pimp, procurer, monger of flesh. 2. slaver, slave-trader.
Flesh-broth nSoup containing meat and vegetables.
Flesh-eater nA carnivore; a cannibal.
Fleshed adjClothed or furnished with flesh. 2. innured to bloodshed, hardened. 3. eager from battle. 4. animated by hatred. 5. initiated.
Fleshen adjComposed of flesh
Flesher nDealer in flesh or meat; a butcher.
Flesh-fallen nLean, skinny, emaciated.
Flesh-father nAn earthly father, as opposed to the Heavenly Father.
Flesh-fly nScarcophaga carnaria. - the blowfly
Fleshful adjPlump, fleshy, fullness of flesh, well-covered.
Flesh-hewer nA butcher.
Fleshhood nCondition or state of being or becoming flesh. 2. incarnation.
Flesh-hook nA hook for hanging meat in a hop or for lifting it out of a pot.
Flesh-house nAn abattoir, slaughter-house, butcher's shop, shambles.
Fleshiness nThe quality of being fleshy; fullness of flesh. 2. a fleshy growth.
Fleshing nThe action of scraping off the adhering flesh from a skin. 2. that which is scraped off (the adhering flesh) from the skin (fleshings). 3. flesh colored tights worn on the stage (fleshings)
Flesher nA butcher; also a flesh-hewer
Flesh-hood n Incarnation, being in the flesh
Flesh-house nA butcher's shop
Fleshing-wise adj"Seems that it's never so godly, virtuous and good in the the sight of fleshing-wise men"
Flesh-kind nMeat.
Flesh-kinsman nFamily and relatives; kinsmen of the same flesh.
Fleshless adjDestitute of flesh. 2. without material substance; phantom-like. 3. without superfluous flesh, emaciated, lean. 4. without meat; fleshless.
Fleshlessness nState or conditions of being fleshless.
Fleshlihood nFleshliness, carnality, gratification of the flesh.
Fleshlike adjResembling flesh in texture or appearance.
Flesh-lines nIn Africa the practice where the skin is pricked and cut, sometimes hundreds of times, to form patterns of scarification, flesh-lines) raised of the skin like braille.
Fleshliness nIn OE: incarnate condition. 2. fleshly quality or state; carnality, carnal passion or appetites. 3. fullness of flesh, fleshiness.
Fleshling nA fleshly-minded person.
Fleshly adjOf or pertaining to flesh. 2. of a hound, dog etc., -fond or liking of flesh. 3. sensual, worldly, carnally.
Fleshly advCarnally, materially as opposed to spiritually. 2. corporeally. sensually, worldly.
Fleshly-minded adjIndulgingin sensual pleasures.
Flesh-meat nFlesh (as opposed to fish and vegetables) - as an article of food consisting of flesh.
Fleshmonger nA butcher. 2. hoon, pimp, panderer. 3. fornicator. 4. monger of flesh. 4. as one who enslaves others, especially women enslaved for sexual exploitation.
Fleshpot nA redlight district; a seedy side of a city.. 2. a pot in which flesh is boiled.
Fleshquake nA shaking, trembling, highly agitated person.
Flesh-rind nSkin, epidermis.
Flesh-seamer nSurgeon
Flesh-side nA side of a hide that adjoined the flesh.
Flesh-spades nFingernails.
Flesh-string nA muscle.
Fleshworm nA maggot; a worm that feeds on flesh. 2. carnally-minded person
Fleshwound nA wound that is not very deep; superficial.
Fleshy adjWell-covered, plumpish, furnished with flesh, consisting of flesh (and bone). 2. corporeal, bodily, resembling flesh in its properties or qqualities. 3. implying softness and tender of flesh, meat etc. 4. a closely-fitting, flesh-covered garment of a skin colour, worn on stage to represent natural skin. 5. of a plant, leaf, pulpy, somewhat firm, not fibrous.
Fleshy-mindness nWorldly, carnally minded, in the ways of the world.
Flet nThe floor, or the flat) ground under one's feet. 2. inner part of a house. 3. a place, spot, field.
Flet phr"Flet and Fire" - fire and house room (once found in wills)
Fley vbTo put to flight; frighten away. 2. to frighten, terrify, scare. 3. to be afraid or frightened.
Fleyedness nState or condition of being frightened, terrified, scared.
Fleying nThe action of something that frightens. 2. a hobgoblin.
Fleysome adjFrightful, dreadful, scared.
Flichter vbTo flutter, move quivering through the air. 2. tremble, quiver, throb.
Flichtered adjThrow into a flutter; a volatile, flighty, frightened.
Flichtering nFluttering, quivering, trembling.
Flick nA light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins; the sound accompanying this motion. 2. light splash, dash, or daub.
Flick vbTo touch or hit with a light quick blow or fillip: flicked him with his hand. 2. to cause to move with a sudden movement or jerk; as to flick the light switch. 3. to propel or remove with a sudden movement, fillip, or light blow: flick an insect of one's jacket. 4. to move in sudden or jerky manner: a horse's mane flicking in the wind. 5. to look through the parts of something by making quick movements with the fingers.
Flick phr"Flicker Out" - (of a naked light, flame) gradually go out in small flicker of flames.
Flick phr"Flick Out" - cause to emerge, come out.
Flick phr"Flick Through" - scan through, (a book, document, etc)turning the pages with a quick movement of the thumb, thumb through, peruse.
Flicker vbOf a bird: to flutter, hover. 2. to flap the wings; to move by flapping the wings.
Flickered adjIlluminate with a flickering light.
Flickerless adjWithout a fluttering, flickering, flapping.
Flickermouse nA bat, vespertian.
Flight nThe action of fleeing or running away danger. 2. a hasty departure.the act, manner, or power of flying or moving through space. 3. the distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc. 4. a group of things flying through the air together: a flight of birds, arrows, etc. 5. a military flight formation. 5. the smallest tactical unit in an air force; specif., in the U.S. Air Force, a subdivision of a squadron. 6. an airplane scheduled to fly a certain route at a certain time. 7. a trip by airplane or spacecraft. 8. an outburst or soaring above the ordinary: a flight of fancy. 9. a set of stairs, as between landings or floors.
Flight n An arrow. 2. the husk of oats, outer covering of a berry.
Flight nFlaught: a violent storm (of snow). 2. a piece of turf; turf cut into pieces.
Flight vbTo put to flight; to frighten away. 2. to migrate, flit. 3. to fly in flights. 4. to put a feather on an arrow.
Flight adjSwift, fleet.
Flight phr"In the First (top) Flight" - in the van, taking a leading; of the best quality. 2. among the leaders.
Flight phr"Put Somebody to Flight" - to cause to flee, escape. 2. make somebody run away.
Flight phr"Take Flight" - run away; flee.
Flight by Night nSee "Fly-by-night"
Flight arrow nA light, slender arrow for shooting at long distances.
Flightcraft nThe ability, skill, or art of flying. 2. an aircraft, especially one in motion or flight.
Flighted adjHaving a certain flight or speed. 2. provided with feathers, feathered. 3. of steps arranged in flights.
Flighter nA wing.
Flighter vb(see Flichter, flaughter) - to flutter, move quivering through the air. 2. tremble, quiver, throb.
Flight feather nA long stiff, asymmetrically shaped, by symmetric paired quilled feathers on the wings or tail of a bird.
Flightful adjFleeting, transitory, fugitively, producing flight.
Flight-given adjInclined to flight.
Flightily adjGiven to capricious, flightily, or unstable behavior. 2. characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior. 3. easily excited, skittish; frivolous.
Flightiness nThe quality or state of being flighty. 2. capriciousness or whimsical.
Flighting nAn advertising term for a timing patterns in the commercials are scheduled to run during intervals that separated by periods in which no advertising messages appear for an advertising item.
Flightless adjUnable to fly, usually used in reference to birds such as the penguin, ostrich, emu.
Flight-line nThe area of an airfield, (the flight-line) specifically the parking area and the maintenance hangars, where aircrafts are unloaded, offloaded and serviced.
Flight path nThe planned course of an aircraft or spacecraft.
Flight-ripe adjFit or ready for flight.
Flightseeing nSightseeing from an aircraft.
Flight-shot nThe distance to which a flight arrow is shot. 2. a shot taken at wild fowl in flight: 'a flight-shot'.
Flightworthy adjOf an aircraft capable of being flown safely.
Flighty adjQuick, swift, fleet. 2. given to flights of imagination, humour, caprice. 3. guided by whim or fancy rather than by judgement and purpose. 4. fickle, frivolous, inconstant. 5. of a horse: skittish. 6. of weak and disordered intellect. 7. crazy, light-headed, scatter-brained.
Flint nA hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck. 2. a piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark. 3. small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.
Flint vbTo provide with flint or flints. 2. to decorate or cover with flint.
Flint phr"Get or Wring Water from a Flint" -used to express extreme difficulty in doing something.
Flint phr"To Skin a Flint" - an expression of avarice, greed, greediness.
Flint phr"True as Flint"- firmess and staunch in allegiance.
Flint-folk nPeople, who in prehistoric times used flint implements.
Flintful adjFlinty.
Flint-headed adjHaving arrow-heads made from flint.
Flint-hearted adjHard-hearted, callous, cruel, unfeeling.
Flintiness nHaving the characteristics or quality of flint.
Flintiness nComposed of, containing, or resembling flint, esp. in its hardness. 2. Sternness, yieldless.
Flinting nThe making of tools from flint. 2. a very hard stone.
Flintless adjWithout flint or flints.
Flintlike adjFlinty, stony, hard.
Flintlock nAn old-style gun, fired by spark from flint.
Flintstone nflint. 2. a penurious or stingy person.
Flintware nAnother word for stone-ware.
Flintwood nThe "Eucalyptus Pilularis" of New South Wales.
Flintwort nName for aconite (Nudis cautibus)
Flinty adjConsisting of flint, from flint. 2. full of flinty stone. 3. having the characteristics of flint. 4. hard, impenetrable, rugged. 5. of a person or his heart: obdurate, hard-hearted, unfeeling. 6. of immaterial things - hard, harsh, tough.
Flinty-hearted adjHard-hearted, callous, obdurate, unfeeling. 2. having a hard or flint-like core.
Flintiness nQuality or state of being flinty, hard.
Flird nOE: fleard. 2. anything that is thin and insufficient, as thin as a piece of cake, worn out clothes etc. 2. anything viewed as gaudy.
Flirds nWorn out clothes, vain finery.
Flitch nThe side of an animal, now only of a hog. 2. hog meat salted and cured, as a side of bacon. 3. a square piece of blubber from a whale. 4. a slice cut lengthways from a tree's; usually, having the rough or natural surface as one of it's sides.
Flitch vbTo cut a log in flitch: lengthways from a trunk of a tree, with the rough or natural surface as one of it's sides.
Flite nFlyte, contention, strife, dispute, abuse, abusive speech or language. 2. a contest, a struggle, a scolding match.
Flite vbTo contend, strive, busy oneself. 2. to contend in words, chide, wrangle. 3. to debate or dispute, although without or violent, abusive language. 4. to complain, remonstrate.
Fliter nA dispute, argument, debate. 2. one who scold, a scold.
Fliting nThe action of the verb: contenting, wrangling, rebuking, reproaching. 2. Scottish poetical invective of the c16th in which poets, usually two, assailed each other with tirades or diatribe of abusive verse.
Fliting-free adjunrestricted in administering rebuke.
Flitwite nA fine for brawling.
Flo nAn arrow.
Float nThe act or an instance of floating. 2. a buoyant motion through the air. 3. the tide's flux or flood (lit. & fig.) 3. any of the various styles of floating executed by swimmers 4. a wave or billow. 5. agitation, disquiet of mind. 6. a river's overflow, a flood (lit. and fig.). 7. a side stream, backwater. 8. a floating object. 9. a weed mass floating on the water's surface; plankton. 10. a raft, a flat-bottomed boat. 11. a floating appliance for supporting someone or something in water; a life preserver. 12. a cork used to support a fishing-net. 13. anything that stays, or causes something else to stay, on the surface of a liquid or suspended near the surface. 14. a buoyant device on an aircraft to enable it to land or remain on water. 15. a low, flat, decorated vehicle for carrying exhibits, etc. in a parade. 16. a flat tool for smoothing or spreading cement, plaster, etc.17. a thread that is brought to the surface of a cloth in weaving, esp. to form a pattern. 18. the act of allowing a currency to float on the market. 19. banking the total value of checks or drafts in transit and not yet collected
Float vbTo be supported by a liquid, such as water. 2. to be capable of floating. 3. to drift gently through the air. 4. to move in a particular direction with the liquid in which one is floating. 5. to move in a fluid manner. 6. to drift aimlessly. 6. to automatically adjust a parameter as related parameters change. 7. to allow a price to be determined by the markets as opposed to by rule. 8. to propose for consideration. 9. to extend a short-term loan to.
Float phr"At Float" - at high tide.
Float phr"Upon the Float" - flowing in a stream; also fig. (in an unsettled condition).
Float board nOne of the paddles of water or a pddle wheel.
Float-bridge nA pontoon.
Floater nA dead body found floating in water, river, stream, sea etc. 2. a mine floating adrift on the sea. 3. a government stock certicate, a bond accepted as security. 3. a swinging voter. 4. a vagrant, itinerant, transient, flutterer. 5. a person who frequently changes jobs, a temporary employee.
Floatiness nThe (lit. & fig.)quality or state of being buoyant. 2. light and billowy in appearance.
Floating nThe action of floating on water. 2. material that floats in liquid.
Floating adjThat which floats. 2. not fixed in a position, opinion, etc free to move or drift.
Floating anchor nA sea anchor.
Floating-feeling nA combined feeling of light-heading and dizziness.
Floating-heart nAn aquatic herb (genus Nymphoides), with floating heart-shaped leaves.
Floating island nA mass of floating decayed vegetation floating at a river mouth, and supporting growth of new plants.
Floating kidney nAn abnormal condition, usually congenital, in which the kidneys are movable or unstable in position; also called' wandering kidney.
Floating light nA lightship moored on sunken rocks as a signal of danger; a life-buoy with lanterns attached.
Floatingly advIn a floating way or manner.
Floating ribs nThe lower ribs (11th and 12th in man) not connected to the breast bone.
Floatsome adjDialect form of flotsam.
Floating-stick nA device used in team building exercises, consisting of four light rods which can be connected to accomodate four to twenty participants. two lines of participants face each other with their index finger outstretched . the trainer then places the floating stick on top of the teams fingers. the challenge is to lower the rod to the ground without ever losing contact with it.
Floatstone nA bricklayer's rubbing stone for smoothing the surface of bricks used in curved work. 2. a stone so light as to float on water; a floating stone. 3. a kind of calcareous rock, more than 10% of which is made up of grains larger than two millimetres, and which is matrix-supported.
Floatwort nSeaweed, seawrack.
Floaty adjWatery; drawing little water. 2. capable of floating, hence a ship.
Flock nChurch congregation guided by a pastor. 2. a group of birds. 3.(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent. 4. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad. 4. an orderly crowd; troop, flock.. 5. a group of sheep or goats; flock, fold.
Flock vbTo move as a crowd or in a group. 2. come together as in a cluster or flock; cluster, flock, clump. 2. to coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of(as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.

2. to gather in companies or crowds.

Flock phr"Flock Into" - enter in numbers or a flock.
Flock phr"Flock Together" - of people with a common interest coming or gathering together
Flock phr"Birds of a Feather Flock Together" - persons of like interests gather in the same place.
Flock phr"Like a Flock of Sheep" - in an easily-led group, with no will of its own.
Flocking nThe action of those who flock to a certain place or person. 2. congregating, gathering in crowds or thronging.
Flocking adjAssembling in flocks or crowds.
Flock-meal nBy companies of troops, of persons, rarely by groups, or heaps of things.
Flock-wise adjIn flocks, or in flock or group.
Flood nCover with liquid, usually water 2. a large flow. 3. the act of flooding; filling to overflowing. 4. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography. 5. the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide) 6. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land. 7. an overwhelming number or amount. 8. The Flood (the biblical flood).
Flood vbTo become filled to overflowing, (flooded during the heavy rains.) 2. to fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid. 3. to supply with an excess of.
Flood phr"Before the Flood" - a very long time ago; antediluvian.
Flood phr"Flood and Field" - sea and land.
Flood phr"Flood Into" - arrive in great quantities.
Flood phr"Flood Out" - of floodwaters forcing people out of their homes.
Flood phr"Flood With" - pour upon or into.
Flooder nA person who floods message boards with unwanted or repetitive comments.
Flood-fill nA means of filling a discrete area with colour, based on coloring every pixel that can be recursively reached from a starting point.
Floodgate nA gate for regulating the flow of water, as a raceway. 2. any free vent for an outpouring, as of a wrath or tears.
Floodgate phr"Open the Floodgates" - remove all restrictions. 2. take action which will have massive consequences.
Flooding nThe action of a flood; an inundation. 2. the covering of land by rain or water. 3. an overflowing of water. 4. a fullness (lit and fig.) 5. a haemorhage, esp a uterine one.
Flooding nA method of psychology of treating a sufferer from a particular phobia by the gradual and controlled exposure of the patient to the cause of the phobia.
Floodless adjWithout flood or flooding.
Floodlight nArtificial illumination of great brilliancy and broad beam; specifically, a lighting unit equipped with a high-powered projector, enveloping the desired object in a broad flood of light.
Flood mark nA high-tide or high-water mark.
Flood-tide nThe rising of an in-flowing tide. 2. high tide, high water.
Floodwall nA primarily vertical artificial wall designed to contain the water of a river or other waterway which may rise to unusual levels during seasonal or extreme weather events.
Flood waters nThe water caused or left by floods.
Floodway nA piece of flooded road or path. 2. a channel constructed for the purpose of taking the floodwaters of a river.
Flood-womb nA riverbed.
Flood-wood nPieces of wood brought down waterways by flood.
Floody adjProne or inclined to flooding.
Floor nThe lower part of a room. 2. the lower inside surface of a hollow space. 3. horizontal structure dividing a building. 4. a supporting surface of a structure. 5. the part of the house assigned to the members of a legislative assembly. 6. the right to speak in a legislative assembly. 7. near-horizontal part of a vessel. 8. the rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit. 9. a horizontal, flat ore body. 10. the trading area of a Stock exchange. 11. (mathematics) the largest integer less than or equal to a given number. 12, the ground area of a studio; thus 'on the floor: a program in protection.
Floor vbTo cover with a floor. 2. to strike down. 3. silence with a conclusive answer. 4. (colloquial) to finish or make an end of.
Floor phr"Fall Through the Floor" - be extremely surprised.
Floor phr"Floor It' - to put down the accelerator hard and fast, that is flat to the floor of the car.
Floor phr"Floor Somebody" - knock somebody down or defeat in an argument.
Floor phr"From the Floor" - of a speech etc. given by a member of the audience, not by those on the platform.
Floor phr"Get In On the Ground Floor" - to be in at the beginning of something. 2. to invest on very favorable terms.
Floor phr"Hold the Floor" - speak at, dominate a conversation or meeting.
Floor phr"On the Floor" - a program in protection
Floor phr"Sink Through The Floor" - fall steeply and rapidly.
Floor phr"Take the Floor" -stand up to speak; or begin to dance.
Floor phr"There's Blood On the Floor" - this has caused great anguish.
Floor phr"Wipe the Floor With" - defeat convincingly and easily. 2. to inflict a humiliating defeat on someone.
Floorboard nA long wooden board used for flooring.
Floor cloth nA cloth used for washing the floor.
Floored adjBeing provided with a floor (an area or a room).
Floorer nA tradesman who constructs floors
Flooring nMaterial for the making of a floor. 2. floors collectively; a floor.
Floor-heads nThe upper side of a piece of floor timber.
Flooring nA floor. 2. material used to make. 3. in boxing, the act of knocking one's opponent to the floor; a knockdown.
Floor-leader nA party leader in either house of the US congress, in charge of party organization and many privileges of the floor.
Floor-length nEspecially of clothing: reaching the floor.
Floorless adjWithout a floor.
Floor show nEntertaintment consisting of dancing, singing, etc. presented on the dance floor of a night club or cabaret.
Floor through nAn apartment that takes up the entire floor of a building.
Floor-walker nIn a retail store, one who oversess the employees on the floor, directs customers, etc.
Floorwise adjAs on a floor.
Floor work nAny part of a dance or aerobics performed close to the floor.
Flote nFlotilla or fleet.
Flought vbTo flee, to take refuge.
Flow nThe act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression. 2. the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) 2. dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas. 3. any uninterrupted stream or discharge. 4. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of non-pregnant women from puberty to menopause. 5. something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously. 6. the amount of fluid that flows in a given time.
Flow vbUndergone menstruation. 2. cover or swamp with water. 3. fall or flow in a certain way. 4. move or progress freely as if in a stream. 5. move along, of liquids. 6. cause to flow. 7. be abundantly presents
Flow phr"A Lot of Water Has Flown Under the Bridge Since Then" - much has happened since then.
Flow phr"Flow Along" - move across in a steady manner
Flow phr"Flow Away From" - move out from a point.
Flow phr"Flow From" - follow logically from, result from.
Flow phr"Flow Over" - (of a noisy or disturbing event) - take place all around somebody without greatly effecting them; wash over.
Flow phr"Go With the Flow" - be relaxed and not resist the tide of events.
Flow phr"The Ebb and Flow" - fluctuations.
Flowing nA moving, running fluent, curving gracefully , as lines, falling in folds, as drapery.
Flowingly advIn a smooth,fluent, running manner.
Flowingness nFluency; tendency to flow; a flowing tendency.
Flowly advIn a flowing or smooth manner.
Flow-on nA wage or salary adjustment made as a consequence of one already made in similar or related occupation. 2. a corollary.
Flow-sheet nA flow-chart.
Flowsome adjFuild, inclining to flow, liquidy.
Flowstone nA rock or rock formation deposited by water flowing in thin sheets.
Flowy adjFlowing, able to flow.
Flutter vbTo flap or wave quickly. 2. to flap the wings without flying. 3. to cause something to flutter. 4. to drive into disorder; to throw into confusion.
Flutter nThe act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion.  2. a state of agitation.  3. an abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart. 4. small bet or risky investment. 5. The rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency.
Flutter phr"Flutter About" - move here and there in a nervous, restless way.
Flutter phr"Flutter Down" - descend, come down with sharp irregular flapping movement.
Flutter phr"Flutter One's Eyelashes At (Somebody)" - catch the attention of somebody of the opposite sex.
Flutter phr"Have a Flutter" - make a modest bet.
Flutterer nA vagrant, itinerant, vagabond.
Fluttering nThe action of waving or flapping rapidly in a irregular manner.
Fluttery adjWaving or flapping rapidly in a irregular manner. 2. to fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
Fly nA two-winged insects characterized by active flight. 2. an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth.

3. a fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect 4. a flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent. 5. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air.

Fly vbTo decrease rapidly and disappear; fly away. 2. change quickly from one emotional state to another "fly into a fit" 3. transport by aeroplane. 4. be dispersed or disseminated. 5. travel in an airplane. 6. move quickly or suddenly.

7. travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft. 8. cause to fly or float. travel through the air; be airborne. 9. operate an airplane. 10. pass away rapidly. 11. run away quickly. 12. display in the air or cause to float.

Fly nadj (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked.
Fly phr"As the Crow Flies" - fly or travel in a direct line. 2. by the shortest distance.
Fly phr"Break a Fly on the Wheel" - to punish someone more severely than the crime deserves.
Fly phr"Drop Like Flies" - in very large numbers.
Fly phr"Fly At Somebody" - attack somebody (physically or verbally).
Fly phr"Fly Blind" - to fly through fog etc depending for direction on aircraft's instruments only.
Fly phr"Fly High" - be ambitious.
Fly phr"Fly Into" - (of a pilot) cause to land at a airport. 2. (of a passenger) come in to land.
Fly phr"Fly Into" - suddenly become very angry.
Fly phr"Fly Off the Handle" - burst out in irrational anger. 2. lose one's temper.
Fly phr"Fly On the Wall" - an eavesdropper.
Fly phr"Fly on the Wheel" - one who magnifies his own importance.
Fly phr'Fly Open" - to burst open suddenly.
Fly phr"Fly Out At" - attack with angry words.
Fly phr"Fly Out the Window" - to be lost.
Fly phr"Fly the Nest" - (of a young bird) - leaving its nest on becoming able to fly. 2. (informal) a(of a young person) - leave their parents home to set up their home elsewhere.
Fly phr"Have to Fly" - to need to leave in order to get to one's next destination quickly.
Fly phr"Let Fly at Somebody" - harangue, scold severely; attack with strong words
Fly phr"Like Flies" - in large numbers.
Fly phr"Make Feathers Fly" - cause trouble to those misbehaving. 2. cause strife and upheaval.
Fly phr"Make the Sparks Fly" - cause or bring about a fierce argument. 2. cause rapid activity to take place.
Fly phr"On the Fly" - while flying, while in the air, in haste.
Fly phr"Pigs Might Fly" - that is most unlikely.
Fly phr"Rise to the Fly" - be a victim of a hoax.
Fly phr"Send Flying" - knock over.
Fly phr"The Bird Has Flown" - the person sought is no longer around.
Fly phr"There is No Flies On Him or Her" - he or she is no fool.
Fly phr"Times Fly" - time passes more quickly than one realizes.
Fly-a-way nA person or thing that is flighty, swift or elusive.
Fly-a-way adjFlighty, extravagant, volatile. 2. disposed to flightiness, fluttering, restless, giddy; capricious.
Fly-bane nPopular name for various plants Catchfly. 2. the ploughman's spikenard's - (inula conyza). 3. poison for flies and spiders.
Fly-bitten adjBitten by flies. 2. fly-speckled. 3. stung by flies.
Fly-blown adjTainted with fly-blow. 2. putrid, tainted, impure. 3. drunk (slang)
Fly-by nThe passage of a spacecraft relatively near a heavenly body, for taking photographs of its surface. 2. a, but flies close enough to it space mission that does not land on a planet for special camera and other monitoring equipment to send vital information back to Earth.
Fly-by-night nOne who is financially insecure or untrustworthy. 2. one who cheats financial investors or creditors by fleeing. 3. operating only for a short time and then doing so in an untrustworthy way.
Fly-by-night adjFinancially precarious or irresponsible.
Fly-by-wire na semi-automatic and usually computer-regulated system for controlling the flight of an aircraft or spacecraft.
Fly-drive nA holiday which combines the cost of a flight and a car rental.
Fly-drive adjDesignating a holiday which combines the cost of a flight and a car rental.
Fly-drive vbTo take a holiday which combines the cost of a flight and a car rental.
Flyer nThat which flies; a flier, a flying bird, airplane, or like. 2. an aviator, pilot or airman. 3. fugitive, runaway, escapee. 4. a rapidly moving piece in a machine or machinery. 5. a printed handbill. 6. a single step in a straight flight of stairs. 7. a bus or express train with a fast schedule. 8. a venture as in the stock market.
Fly-fisher nOne who uses artificial flies as bait.
Fly-fishing nAngling or fishing with an artificial fly as a lure.
Fly-in nOf workers, who fly to remote area to work, as in mines; living there in temporary accommodation, and working for periods up to three months before returning or ('flying out') to their homes often thousands kilometers away.
Flying nThe action of moving through the air; air navigation. 2. in racing, the passing of the starting post at full speed. 2. any rapid beginning.
Flying phr"Flying High" - successfully holding a position of power or importance.
Flying phr"Have Flying Feet" - an ability to run fast.
Flying phr"Make a Flying Start" - initial advantage or very good beginning. 2. get operational very quickly.
Flying phr"Send Flying" - knock over.
Flying-bishop n(Informal) an itinerant bishop of the Church of England appointed to administer within another diocese to those who refuse to accept the ordination of women.
Flying-boat nA seaplane with boat-like fuselage capable of floating on water.
Flying-eavesdropper nA spy plane.
Flying-field nA field with a graded portion for taking off and landing and an unimproved area for flying operations.
Flying-fish nA tropical and sub-tropical fish which can leap from the water and by aid of long pectoral fins fly through the air even against a strong head-wind.
Flying-fox nA large fruit-eating bat, esp. a genus 'pteropus' of the warmer part of the Old World, with a fox-like snout.
Flying-leap phrA running jump.
Flying-ratnThe urban pigeon.
Flying shuttle nA shuttle moving mechanically and doubling the width of the cloth in half the time. (invented by John Kay in !733).
Flying-shot nA shot fired at a moving target. 2. (fig.) an attempt at random.
Flying-speed nThe speed of an aircraft during normal operating conditions.
Flying-start nA quick and auspicious beginning. 2. an initial advantage or good beginning, which in itself takes one some way towards the completion of a task, race, ambition, etc.
Flying-wing nAn aircraft with little or no fuselage and no tail-plane.
Flyleaf nA blank leaf at the beginning of a book.
Flyness nA state of being wide-awake, alertness.
Fly-net nA net used to keep off flies and other insects from humans and animals. 2. any netting or screen on a window to exclude insects.
Flyover nA bridge or road over another. 2. a public display of military aircrafts as a demonstration of strength, variety of types, and maneuverability.
Fly-sheet nA tract or circular of two or four pages. 2. a fabric cover pitched outside and over a tent to give extra protection against bad weather.
Fly-speck nThe dot made by the excrement of a fly. 2. any slight speck.
Fly-stone nCobalt, used as a poison for flies, worms, etc., when ground and mixed with sugar and water.
Fly through nIn a virtual reality environment, a 'flythrough' is movement of an object or model through a predefined path. 2. an airplane flight made through a specific area, esp. for observation; also, a computer-simulated airplane flight through an area or object.
Flyway nA flying route taken regularly by migratory birds to and from their breeding grounds.
Fly-wheel nA wheel with a heavy rim, attached to a revolving shaft, in order either to regulate the motion of the machinery, or to accumulate power.
Fly-weight nA boxer weighing less than 112lb or 50k.
Fly-wort nCatasetum, formerly myanthus, used in potions prepared to ward off flies.

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