(Fake), v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all
1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
2. To make; to construct; to do.
3. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake
a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.
(Fake), n. A trick; a swindle. [Slang]
(Fa"kir) n. [Ar. faqir poor.] An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk. [Written also faquir
(||Fa"la*na"ka) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A viverrine mammal of Madagascar allied to the civet;
called also Falanouc.
(Fal*cade") n. [F., ultimately fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe.] (Man.) The action of a
horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very
quick curvets. Harris.
(Fal"cate Fal"ca*ted) a. [L. falcatus, fr. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe.] Hooked or bent like a
sickle; as, a falcate leaf; a falcate claw; said also of the moon, or a planet, when horned or crescent-
(Fal*ca"tion) n. The state of being falcate; a bend in the form of a sickle. Sir T. Browne.
(Fal"cer) n. [From L. falx, falcis, a sickle.] (Zoöl.) One of the mandibles of a spider.
(Fal"chion) n. [OE. fauchon, OF. fauchon, LL. fälcio, fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle, cf. Gr. a
ship's rib, bandy-legged; perh, akin to E. falcon; cf. It. falcione. Cf. Defalcation.]
1. A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; used in the
2. A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled
Falcidian law (Civil Law), a law by which a testator was obliged to leave at least a fourth of his estate
to the heir. Burrill.
(Fal*cid"i*an) a. [L. Falcidius.] Of or pertaining to Publius Falcidius, a Roman tribune.
(Fal"ci*form) a. [L. falx, falcis, a sickle + -form: cf. F. falciforme.] Having the shape of a
scithe or sickle; resembling a reaping hook; as, the falciform ligatment of the liver.
(Fal"con) n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, . faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L.
falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. Falchion.]