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Definitions of 'Fairy'

Definition of 'fairy'
From: WordNet
noun
A small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers [syn: fairy, faery, faerie, fay, sprite]
noun
Offensive term for an openly homosexual man [syn: fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, pouf]
Definition of 'Fairy'
From: GCIDE
Fairy \Fair"y\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fairies. [1913 Webster] 2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Fairy bird (Zool.), the Euoropean little tern ({Sterna minuta}); -- called also sea swallow, and hooded tern. Fairy bluebird. (Zool.) See under Bluebird. Fairy martin (Zool.), a European swallow (Hirrundo ariel) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on overhanging cliffs. Fairy rings or Fairy circles, the circles formed in grassy lawns by certain fungi (as Marasmius Oreades), formerly supposed to be caused by fairies in their midnight dances; also, the mushrooms themselves. Such circles may have diameters larger than three meters. Fairy shrimp (Zool.), a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions. The name is sometimes applied to similar American species. Fairy stone (Paleon.), an echinite. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Fairy'
From: GCIDE
Fairy \Fair"y\, n.; pl. Fairies. [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. f['e]er, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.] [Written also {fa["e]ry}.] 1. Enchantment; illusion. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The God of her has made an end, And fro this worlde's fairy Hath taken her into company. --Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. The country of the fays; land of illusions. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He [Arthur] is a king y-crowned in Fairy. --Lydgate. [1913 Webster] 3. An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon. [1913 Webster] The fourth kind of spirit [is] called the Fairy. --K. James. [1913 Webster] And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and fairies in a ring. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. An enchantress. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Fairy of the mine, an imaginary being supposed to inhabit mines, etc. German folklore tells of two species; one fierce and malevolent, the other gentle, See Kobold. [1913 Webster] No goblin or swart fairy of the mine Hath hurtful power over true virginity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'fairy'
air, Ariel, auntie, banshee, Befind, bi-guy, bisexual, brownie, bubble, bull dyke, butch, catamite, chaff, chicken, chip, cluricaune, cobweb, cork, Corrigan, down, dust, dwarf, dyke, elf, elfin, elfish, elflike, ether, faery, fag, faggot, fairy queen, fairyish, fairylike, fay, feather, femme, Finnbeara, flit, flue, fluff, foam, fricatrice, froth, fruit, fuzz, gnome, gnomelike, gnomish, goblin, gossamer, gremlin, gunsel, hob, homo, homophile, homosexual, homosexualist, imp, invert, kobold, leprechaun, lesbian, Mab, mote, nance, Oberon, ouphe, pansy, pathic, peri, pixie, pixieish, pooka, puca, puck, punk, pwca, queen, queer, sapphist, sponge, sprite, spume, straw, sylph, sylphid, sylphidine, sylphine, sylphish, sylphlike, sylphy, thistledown, Titania, tribade
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