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Webster 1913 Edition


Fake

Fake

,
Noun.
[Cf. Scot.
faik
fold, stratum of stone, AS.
fæc
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.

Fake

,
Verb.
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.

Fake

,
Verb.
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
.

Fake

,
Noun.
A trick; a swindle.
[Slang]

Webster 1828 Edition


Fake

FAKE

, n.
One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn.

Definition 2022


Fake

Fake

See also: fake

German

Noun

Fake n (genitive Fakes or Fake, plural Fakes)

  1. fake, rip-off (inferior copy)
  2. fake (fraudulous presentation, such as a staged video)

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Synonyms

Derived terms

  • faken

fake

fake

See also: Fake

English

Adjective

fake (comparative faker or more fake, superlative fakest or most fake)

  1. Not real; false, fraudulent.
    Which fur coat looks fake?
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:fake
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Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
  2. A trick; a swindle.
  3. (sports) A move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage for example when dribbling an opponent.
Translations
Synonyms
  • (soccer move): feint, (ice hokey move): deke

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  2. (archaic) To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is
    • 1944, George Henderson, The Farming Ladder
      He had a hundred similar tricks, but I never knew him fake a horse, or sell one as sound if it was not.
  3. To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  4. To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
    to fake a marriage
    to fake happiness
    to fake a smile
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Etymology 2

From Middle English faken, to coil a rope.

Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. (nautical) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
Translations

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (nautical) 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.
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Anagrams


Kristang

Noun

fake

  1. knife

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English fake.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfejk/, /ˈfej.ki/

Noun

fake m (plural fakes)

  1. (Internet slang) a fake account in a social network

Adjective

fake (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Internet slang, of an image or video shared on the web) fake, manipulated, not genuine