(Fe"wel) n. [See Fuel.] Fuel. [Obs.] Hooker.
(Few"met) n. See Fumet. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
1. The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity. Shak.
2. Brevity; conciseness. [Obs.] Shak.
(Fey) a. [AS. fga, Icel. feigr, OHG. feigi.] Fated; doomed. [Old Eng. & Scot.]
(Fey) n. [See Fay faith.] Faith. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fey) v. t. [Cf. Feague.] To cleanse; to clean out. [Obs.] Tusser.
(Feyne) v. t. To feign. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Feyre) n. A fair or market. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fez) n. [F., fr. the town of Fez in Morocco.] A felt or cloth cap, usually red and having a tassel,
a variety of the tarboosh. See Tarboosh. B. Taylor.
(||Fia"cre) n. [F.] A kind of French hackney coach.
(Fi"ance) v. t. [F. fiancer. See Affiance.] To betroth; to affiance. [Obs.] Harmar.
(||Fi`an`cé") n. [F.] A betrothed man.
(||Fi`an`cée") n. [F.] A betrothed woman.
(Fi"ants) n. [F. fiente dung.] The dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger.
(Fi"ar) n. [See Feuar.]
1. (Scots Law) One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.
I am fiar of the lands; she a life renter.Sir W. Scott.
2. pl. The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.
(||Fi*as"co) n.; pl. Fiascoes [It.] A complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance,
or of any pretentious undertaking.
(Fi"at) n. [L., let it be done, 3d pers. sing., subj. pres., fr. fieri, used as pass. of facere to make.
1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
His fiat laid the corner stone.Willis.
2. (Eng. Law) (a) A warrant of a judge for certain processes. (b) An authority for certain proceedings
given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
Fiat money, irredeemable paper currency, not resting on a specie basis, but deriving its purchasing
power from the declaratory fiat of the government issuing it.