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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fabulous  \Fab"u*lous\  (f[a^]b"[-u]*l[u^]s),  a.  [L.  fabulosus; 
  cf  F.  fabuleux  See  {Fable}.] 
  1.  Feigned,  as  a  story  or  fable;  related  in  fable;  devised; 
  invented;  not  real;  fictitious;  as  a  fabulous 
  description;  a  fabulous  hero. 
 
  The  fabulous  birth  of  Minerva.  --Chesterfield. 
 
  2.  Passing  belief;  exceedingly  great;  as  a  fabulous  price. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Fabulous  age},  that  period  in  the  history  of  a  nation  of 
  which  the  only  accounts  are  myths  and  unverified  legends; 
  as  the  fabulous  age  of  Greece  and  Rome.  -- 
  {Fab"u*lous*ly},  adv  --  {Fab"u*lous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fabulous 
  adj  1:  extremely  pleasing;  "a  fabulous  vacation"  [syn:  {fab}] 
  2:  based  on  or  told  of  in  traditional  stories;  lacking  factual 
  basis  or  historical  validity;  "mythical  centaurs";  "the 
  fabulous  unicorn"  [syn:  {mythic},  {mythical},  {mythologic}, 
  {mythological}] 
  3:  barely  credible;  "the  fabulous  endurance  of  a  marathon 
  runner" 




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