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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  False  \False\,  adv 
  Not  truly;  not  honestly;  falsely.  ``You  play  me  false.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  False  \False\,  v.  t.  [L.  falsare  to  falsify,  fr  falsus:  cf  F. 
  fausser  See  {False},  a.] 
  1.  To  report  falsely;  to  falsify.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  betray;  to  falsify.  [Obs.] 
 
  [He]  hath  his  truthe  falsed  in  this  wise.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  To  mislead  by  want  of  truth;  to  deceive.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  his  falsed  fancy.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  feign;  to  pretend  to  make  [Obs.]  ``And  falsed  oft  his 
  blows.''  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  False  \False\,  a.  [Compar.  {Falser};  superl.  {Falsest}.]  [L. 
  falsus  p.  p.  of  fallere  to  deceive;  cf  OF  faus,  fals,  F. 
  faux,  and  AS  fals  fraud.  See  {Fail},  {Fall}.] 
  1.  Uttering  falsehood;  unveracious  given  to  deceit; 
  dishnest;  as  a  false  witness. 
 
  2.  Not  faithful  or  loyal,  as  to  obligations,  allegiance, 
  vows,  etc.;  untrue;  treacherous;  perfidious;  as  a  false 
  friend,  lover,  or  subject;  false  to  promises. 
 
  I  to  myself  was  false,  ere  thou  to  me  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  according  with  truth  or  reality;  not  true;  fitted  or 
  likely  to  deceive  or  disappoint;  as  a  false  statement. 
 
  4.  Not  genuine  or  real;  assumed  or  designed  to  deceive; 
  counterfeit;  hypocritical;  as  false  tears;  false  modesty; 
  false  colors;  false  jewelry. 
 
  False  face  must  hide  what  the  false  heart  doth  know 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Not  well  founded;  not  firm  or  trustworthy;  erroneous;  as 
  a  false  claim;  a  false  conclusion;  a  false  construction  in 
  grammar. 
 
  Whose  false  foundation  waves  have  swept  away 
  --Spenser. 
 
  6.  Not  essential  or  permanent,  as  parts  of  a  structure  which 
  are  temporary  or  supplemental. 
 
  7.  (Mus.)  Not  in  tune. 
 
  {False  arch}  (Arch.),  a  member  having  the  appearance  of  an 
  arch,  though  not  of  arch  construction. 
 
  {False  attic},  an  architectural  erection  above  the  main 
  cornice,  concealing  a  roof,  but  not  having  windows  or 
  inclosing  rooms 
 
  {False  bearing},  any  bearing  which  is  not  directly  upon  a 
  vertical  support;  thus  the  weight  carried  by  a  corbel  has 
  a  false  bearing. 
 
  {False  cadence},  an  imperfect  or  interrupted  cadence. 
 
  {False  conception}  (Med.),  an  abnormal  conception  in  which  a 
  mole,  or  misshapen  fleshy  mass,  is  produced  instead  of  a 
  properly  organized  fetus. 
 
  {False  croup}  (Med.),  a  spasmodic  affection  of  the  larynx 
  attended  with  the  symptoms  of  membranous  croup,  but 
  unassociated  with  the  deposit  of  a  fibrinous  membrane. 
 
  {False}  {door  or  window}  (Arch.),  the  representation  of  a 
  door  or  window,  inserted  to  complete  a  series  of  doors  or 
  windows  or  to  give  symmetry. 
 
  {False  fire},  a  combustible  carried  by  vessels  of  war, 
  chiefly  for  signaling,  but  sometimes  burned  for  the 
  purpose  of  deceiving  an  enemy;  also  a  light  on  shore  for 
  decoying  a  vessel  to  destruction. 
 
  {False  galena}.  See  {Blende}. 
 
  {False  imprisonment}  (Law),  the  arrest  and  imprisonment  of  a 
  person  without  warrant  or  cause  or  contrary  to  law;  or 
  the  unlawful  detaining  of  a  person  in  custody. 
 
  {False  keel}  (Naut.),  the  timber  below  the  main  keel,  used  to 
  serve  both  as  a  protection  and  to  increase  the  shio's 
  lateral  resistance. 
 
  {False  key},  a  picklock. 
 
  {False  leg}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Proleg}. 
 
  {False  membrane}  (Med.),  the  fibrinous  deposit  formed  in 
  croup  and  diphtheria,  and  resembling  in  appearance  an 
  animal  membrane. 
 
  {False  papers}  (Naut.),  documents  carried  by  a  ship  giving 
  false  representations  respecting  her  cargo,  destination, 
  ect.,  for  the  purpose  of  deceiving. 
 
  {False  passage}  (Surg.),  an  unnatural  passage  leading  off 
  from  a  natural  canal,  such  as  the  urethra,  and  produced 
  usually  by  the  unskillful  introduction  of  instruments. 
 
  {False  personation}  (Law),  the  intentional  false  assumption 
  of  the  name  and  personality  of  another. 
 
  {False  pretenses}  (Law),  false  representations  concerning 
  past  or  present  facts  and  events,  for  the  purpose  of 
  defrauding  another. 
 
  {False  rail}  (Naut.),  a  thin  piece  of  timber  placed  on  top  of 
  the  head  rail  to  strengthen  it 
 
  {False  relation}  (Mus.),  a  progression  in  harmony,  in  which  a 
  certain  note  in  a  chord  appears  in  the  next  chord  prefixed 
  by  a  flat  or  sharp. 
 
  {False  return}  (Law),  an  untrue  return  made  to  a  process  by 
  the  officer  to  whom  it  was  delivered  for  execution. 
 
  {False  ribs}  (Anat.),  the  asternal  rebs,  of  which  there  are 
  five  pairs  in  man. 
 
  {False  roof}  (Arch.),  the  space  between  the  upper  ceiling  and 
  the  roof.  --Oxford  Gloss. 
 
  {False  token},  a  false  mark  or  other  symbol,  used  for 
  fraudulent  purposes. 
 
  {False  scorpion}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  arachnid  of  the  genus 
  {Chelifer}.  See  {Book  scorpion}. 
 
  {False  tack}  (Naut.),  a  coming  up  into  the  wind  and  filling 
  away  again  on  the  same  tack. 
 
  {False  vampire}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  {Vampyrus  spectrum}  of  South 
  America,  formerly  erroneously  supposed  to  have 
  blood-sucking  habits;  --  called  also  {vampire},  and  {ghost 
  vampire}.  The  genuine  blood-sucking  bats  belong  to  the 
  genera  {Desmodus}  and  {Diphylla}.  See  {Vampire}. 
 
  {False  window}.  (Arch.)  See  {False  door},  above. 
 
  {False  wing}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Alula},  and  {Bastard  wing}, 
  under  {Bastard}. 
 
  {False  works}  (Civil  Engin.),  construction  works  to 
  facilitate  the  erection  of  the  main  work  as  scaffolding, 
  bridge  centering,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  false 
  adj  1:  not  in  accordance  with  the  fact  or  reality  or  actuality; 
  "gave  false  testimony  under  oath";  "false  tales  of 
  bravery"  [ant:  {true}] 
  2:  arising  from  error;  "a  false  assumption";  "a  mistaken  view 
  of  the  situation"  [syn:  {mistaken}] 
  3:  erroneous  and  usually  accidental;  "a  false  start";  "a  false 
  alarm" 
  4:  deliberately  deceptive;  "hollow  (or  false)  promises";  "false 
  pretenses"  [syn:  {hollow}] 
  5:  inappropriate  to  reality  or  facts;  "delusive  faith  in  a 
  wonder  drug";  "delusive  expectations";  "false  hopes"  [syn: 
  {delusive}] 
  6:  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:  {fake},  {faux},  {imitation},  {simulated}] 
  7:  designed  to  deceive;  "a  suitcase  with  a  false  bottom" 
  8:  inaccurate  in  pitch;  "a  false  (or  sour)  note";  "her  singing 
  was  off  key"  [syn:  {off-key},  {sour}] 
  9:  adopted  in  order  to  deceive;  "an  assumed  name";  "an  assumed 
  cheerfulness";  "a  fictitious  address";  "fictive  sympathy"; 
  "a  pretended  interest";  "a  put-on  childish  voice";  "sham 
  modesty"  [syn:  {assumed},  {fictitious},  {fictive},  {pretended}, 
  {put  on},  {sham}] 
  10:  (used  especially  of  persons)  not  dependable  in  devotion  or 
  affection;  unfaithful;  "a  false  friend;  "when  lovers 
  prove  untrue"  [syn:  {untrue}] 
  adv  :  in  a  disloyal  and  faithless  manner;  "he  behaved 
  treacherously";  "his  wife  played  him  false"  [syn:  {faithlessly}, 
  {traitorously},  {treacherously},  {treasonably}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FALSE 
 
  A  small  compiled  extensible  language  with  {lambda 
  abstraction}s  by  W.  van  Oortmerssen 
 
  {For  Amiga  (ftp://ftp.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/amiga/fish/ff885)} 
 
 




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