browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
fake

more about fake

fake


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fake  \Fake\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  Gael.  faigh  to  get  acquire,  reach,  or 
  OD  facken  to  catch  or  gripe.]  [Slang  in  all  its  senses.] 
  1.  To  cheat;  to  swindle;  to  steal;  to  rob. 
 
  2.  To  make  to  construct;  to  do 
 
  3.  To  manipulate  fraudulently,  so  as  to  make  an  object  appear 
  better  or  other  than  it  really  is  as  to  fake  a  bulldog, 
  by  burning  his  upper  lip  and  thus  artificially  shortening 
  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fake  \Fake\,  n. 
  A  trick;  a  swindle.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fake  \Fake\,  n.  [Cf.  Scot.  faik  fold,  stratum  of  stone,  AS 
  f[ae]c  space,  interval,  G.  fach  compartment,  partition,  row, 
  and  E.  fay  to  fit.]  (Naut.) 
  One  of  the  circles  or  windings  of  a  cable  or  hawser,  as  it 
  lies  in  a  coil;  a  single  turn  or  coil. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fake  \Fake\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  coil  (a  rope,  line  or  hawser),  by  winding  alternately  in 
  opposite  directions,  in  layers  usually  of  zigzag  or  figure  of 
  eight  form,,  to  prevent  twisting  when  running  out 
 
  {Faking  box},  a  box  in  which  a  long  rope  is  faked;  used  in 
  the  life-saving  service  for  a  line  attached  to  a  shot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fake 
  adj  1:  fraudulent;  having  a  misleading  appearance  [syn:  {bogus},  {phony}, 
  {phoney},  {bastard}] 
  2:  not  genuine  or  real;  being  an  imitation  of  the  genuine 
  article;  "it  isn't  fake  anything  it's  real  synthetic 
  fur";  "faux  pearls";  "false  teeth";  "decorated  with 
  imitation  palm  leaves";  "a  purse  of  simulated  aligator 
  hide"  [syn:  {false},  {faux},  {imitation},  {simulated}] 
  n  1:  something  false;  not  what  it  seems  to  be  [syn:  {sham},  {postiche}] 
  2:  a  person  who  makes  deceitful  pretenses  [syn:  {imposter},  {impostor}, 
  {pretender},  {faker},  {fraud},  {sham},  {pseudo},  {pseud}, 
  {role  player}] 
  v  1:  make  a  copy  of  with  the  intent  to  deceive  [syn:  {forge},  {counterfeit}] 
  2:  fake  or  falsify;  "Fudge  the  figures";  "cook  the  books"; 
  "falsify  the  data"  [syn:  {fudge},  {manipulate},  {falsify}, 
  {cook},  {wangle},  {misrepresent}] 
  3:  talk  through  one's  hat  [syn:  {waffle},  {bullshit},  {bull}] 




more about fake