Verb fard Definition and Examples


Verb:

fard

Definition as verb:

(transitive, archaic) To paint, as the face or cheeks. (transitive, archaic) To gloss over or embellish.

More definition:


1.facial cosmetics.


2.to apply cosmetics to (the face).

1. (archaic) paint for the face, esp white paint Word OriginC15, from Old French farder to use facial cosmetics, of Germanic originCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

Examples:

This precipitate constitutes the "magistery of bismuth" or "subnitrate of bismuth" of pharmacy, and under the name of pearl white, blanc d'Espagne or blanc de fard has long been used as a cosmetic.



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