(Fab"ri*ca`tor) n. [L.] One who fabricates; one who constructs or makes.
The fabricator of the works of Ossian.Mason.
(Fab"ri*ca`tress) n. A woman who fabricates.
(Fab"rile) a. [L. fabrilis, fr. faber workman. See Forge.] Pertaining to a workman, or to work
in stone, metal, wood etc.; as, fabrile skill.
(Fab"u*list) n. [Cf. F. fabuliste, fr. L. fabula. See Fable.] One who invents or writes fables.
(Fab"u*lize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fabulized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fabulizing ] [Cf. F. fabuliser.
See Fable.] To invent, compose, or relate fables or fictions. G. S. Faber.
(Fab`u*los"i*ty) n. [L. fabulositas: cf. F. fabulosité.]
1. Fabulousness. [R.] Abp. Abbot.
2. A fabulous or fictitious story. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Fab"u*lous) a. [L. fabulosus; cf. F. fabuleux. See Fable.]
1. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a
The fabulous birth of Minerva.Chesterfield.
2. Passing belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price. Macaulay.
Fabulous age, that period in the history of a nation of which the only accounts are myths and unverified
legends; as, the fabulous age of Greece and Rome.
Fab"u*lous*ly adv. Fab"u*lous*ness, n.
(Fab"ur*den) n. [F. faux bourdon. See False, and Burden a verse.]
1. (Mus.) (a) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass. (b) A succession of chords of the sixth.
2. A monotonous refrain. [Obs.] Holland.
(Fac) n. [Abbrev. of facsimile.] A large ornamental letter used, esp. by the early printers, at the
commencement of the chapters and other divisions of a book. Brande & C.
(||Fa`çade") (fa`sad" or fa`sad"), n. [F., fr. It. facciata, fr. faccia face, L. facies.
See Face.] (Arch.) The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions.
Thus a church is said to have its façade unfinished, though the interior may be in use.
(Face) n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see Fact); or perh.
orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. Facetious.]
1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the
front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.
A mist . . . watered the whole face of the ground.Gen. ii. 6.
Lake Leman wooes me with its crystal face.Byron.