Verb fay Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

To fit. To join or unite closely or tightly. To lie close together. To fadge.

More definition:

1.a fairy.


1.a female given name, form of Faith.

1. a fairy or sprite adjective

2. of or resembling a fay

3. (informal) pretentious or precious Word OriginC14, from Old French feie, ultimately from Latin fātumfate fay2 /feɪ/ verb
1. to fit or be fitted closely or tightly Word OriginOld English fēgan to join; related to Old High German fuogen, Latin pangere to fasten fay3 /feɪ/ noun
1. an obsolete word for faith Word OriginC13, from Anglo-French feid; see faithCollins 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
"fairy," late 14c., from Old French fae (12c., Modern French fée), from Vulgar Latin *fata "goddess of fate," fem. singular of Latin fata (neuter plural), literally "the Fates" (see fate). Adjective meaning "homosexual" is attested from 1950s.
fem. proper name, in some cases from Middle English fei, Old French fei "faith," or else from fay "fairy."


16-17, July 24-25, September 25-28, October 30), and on the 1 5th of January 1777 adopted a declaration of independence, assumed the name New Connecticut and appointed Dr Jonas Fay (1 737 -, 818), Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797), Hemon Allen (1740-1788), Dr Reuben Jones and Jacob Bayley a committee to submit their proceedings to the Continental Congress.

Andrew Fay, sometimes styled the " Hungarian Aesop," is chiefly remembered for his Eredeti Mesek (Original Fables).

The late Charlemagne romances originated the legends, in English form, of Sowdone of Babylone, Sir Otnel, Sir Fieumbras and Huon of Bordeaux (in which Oberon, the king of the fairies, the son of Julius Caesar and Morgan the Fay, was first made known to England).

After his death Ebroin became sole and absolute ruler of the Franks, imposing his authority over Burgundy and subduing the Austrasians, whom he defeated in 678 at Bois-du-Fay, near Laon.

De C. du Fay, J.

It is to du Fay also that we owe the abolition of the distinction between electrics and non-electrics.

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