'Fairy' definitions:

Definition of 'fairy'

(from WordNet)
A small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers [syn: fairy, faery, faerie, fay, sprite]
Offensive term for an openly homosexual man [syn: fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, pouf]

Definition of 'Fairy'

  • 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'

  • 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'

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