Feoffee to Ferret
(Feof*fee") n. [OF. feoffé.] (Law) The person to whom a feoffment is made; the person enfeoffed.
(Feoff"ment) n. [OF. feoffement, fieffement; cf. LL. feoffamentum.] (Law) (a) The grant
of a feud or fee. (b) (Eng. Law) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments,
accompanied by actual delivery of possession. Burrill.
(c) The instrument or deed by which corporeal hereditaments are conveyed. [Obs. in the U.S., Rare in
(Feo"for Feof"fer) , n. [OF. feoour.] (Law) One who enfeoffs or grants a fee.
(Fer) a. & adv. Far. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fe*ra"cious) a. [L. ferax, -acis, fr. ferre to bear.] Fruitful; producing abundantly. [R.] Thomson.
(Fe*rac"i*ty) n. [L. feracitas.] The state of being feracious or fruitful. [Obs.] Beattie.
(||Fe"ræ) n. pl. [L., wild animals, fem. pl. of ferus wild.] (Zoöl.) A group of mammals which formerly
included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.
(||Fe"ræ na*tu"ræ) [L.] Of a wild nature; applied to animals, as foxes, wild ducks, etc., in which
no one can claim property.
(Fe"ral) a. [L. ferus. See Fierce.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; said of
beasts, birds, and plants.
(Fe"ral), a. [L. feralis, belonging to the dead.] Funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous. [R.] "Feral accidents."
(Ferde) obs. imp. of Fare. Chaucer.
(||Fer`-de-lance") n. [F., the iron of a lance, lance head.] (Zoöl.) A large, venomous serpent
(Trigonocephalus lanceolatus) of Brazil and the West Indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no
(Fer"ding) n. [See Farthing.] A measure of land mentioned in Domesday Book. It is supposed
to have consisted of a few acres only. [Obs.]
(Ferd"ness) n. [OE. ferd fear. See Fear.] Fearfulness. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fere) n. [OE. fere companion, AS. gefera, from feran to go, travel, faran to travel. &radic78.
See Fare.] A mate or companion; often used of a wife. [Obs.] [Written also fear and feere.] Chaucer.
And Cambel took Cambrina to his fere.Spenser. In fere, together; in company. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fere), a. [Cf. L. ferus wild.] Fierce. [Obs.]
(Fere), n. [See Fire.] Fire. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fere), n. [See Fear.] Fear. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fere), v. t. & i. To fear. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fer`e*to*ry) n. [L. feretrum bier, Gr. fr. to bear, akin to L. ferre, E. bear to support.] A
portable bier or shrine, variously adorned, used for containing relics of saints. Mollett.