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Definition of FAY

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Fay \Fay\, v. i. (Shipbuilding)
     To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together. [1913 Webster]

     {Faying surface}, that surface of an object which comes with another object to which it is fastened; -- said of plates, angle irons, etc., that are riveted together in shipwork. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fay \Fay\, n. [F. f['e]e. See {Fate}, and cf. {Fairy}.] A fairy; an elf. "Yellow-skirted fays." --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fay \Fay\, n. [OF. fei, F. foi. See {Faith}.] Faith; as, by my fay. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fay \Fay\ (f[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {fayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faying}.] [OE. feien, v.t. & i., AS. f[=e]gan to join, unite; akin to OS. f[=o]gian, D. voegen, OHG. fuogen, G. f["u]gen, Sw. foga. See {Fair}, and cf. {Fadge}.] (Shipbuilding) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "fay":
     Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Mab, Oberon, Titania, banshee, brownie, cluricaune, dwarf, elf, fairy, fairy queen, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hob, imp, kobold, leprechaun, ouphe, peri, pixie, pooka, puca, pwca, sprite, sylph, sylphid


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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