Freak to Freestone
(Freak) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freaked (frekt); p. pr. & vb. n. Freaking.] [Akin to OE. frakin, freken,
freckle, Icel. freknur, pl., Sw. fräkne, Dan. fregne, Gr. perkno`s dark- colored, Skr. p&rsdotçni
variegated. Cf. Freckle, Freck.] To variegate; to checker; to streak. [R.]
Freaked with many a mingled hue.Thomson.
(Freak), n. [Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold, greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech
insolent, Icel. frekr greedy, Goth. faíhufriks avaricious.] A sudden causeless change or turn of the
mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
She is restless and peevish, and sometimes in a freak will instantly change her habitation.Spectator.
Syn. Whim; caprice; folly; sport. See Whim.
(Freak"ing), a. Freakish. [Obs.] Pepys.
(Freak"ish), a. Apt to change the mind suddenly; whimsical; capricious.
It may be a question whether the wife or the woman was the more freakish of the two.L'Estrange.
Freakish when well, and fretful when she's sick.Pope.
Freak"ish*ly, adv. Freak"ish*ness, n.
(Freck) v. t. [Cf. Freak, v. t., Freckle.] To checker; to diversify. [R. & Poet.]
The painted windows, frecking gloom with glow.Lowell.
(Freck"le) n. [Dim., from the same root as freak, v. t.]
1. A small yellowish or brownish spot in the skin, particularly on the face, neck, or hands.
2. Any small spot or discoloration.
(Frec"kle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freckled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Freckling ] To sprinkle or mark
with freckles or small discolored spots; to spot.
(Frec"kle) v. i. To become covered or marked with freckles; to be spotted.
(Frec"kled) a. Marked with freckles; spotted. "The freckled trout." Dryden.
The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover.Shak.
(Frec"kled*ness) n. The state of being freckled.
(Frec"kly) a. Full of or marked with freckles; sprinkled with spots; freckled.
(Fred) n. [AS. frið peace. See Frith inclosure.] Peace; a word used in composition, especially
in proper names; as, Alfred; Frederic.
(Fred"stole`) n. [Obs.] See Fridstol. Fuller.
(Free) a. [Compar. Freer (-er); superl. Freest ] [OE. fre, freo, AS. freó, fri; akin to D. vrij, OS.
& OHG. fri, G. frei, Icel. fri, Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.
pri to love, Goth. frijon. Cf. Affray, Belfry, Friday, Friend, Frith inclosure.]