faucet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n faucet a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle
    • Faucet A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.
    • Faucet The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n faucet A device fixed in a receptacle or pipe to control the flow of liquid from it by opening or closing an orifice. A faucet of the original form is a hollow plug inserted in the head or side of a cask, with a transverse perforation in its projecting part for the reception of a solid peg or spigot, which is removed to permit the flow of liquid. Faucets are now made in a great variety of forms, commonly with the spigot or valve itself also perforated, to be turned by a handle or cock for opening or closing the orifice, but sometimes with valves otherwise constructed and controlled.
    • n faucet The enlarged end of a pipe fitted to the spigot-end of another pipe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Faucet faw′set a pipe inserted in a barrel to draw liquid.
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Quotations

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    “Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fausset, perh. fr. L. fauces, throat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. fausset.

Usage

In literature:

How often are cups or faucets cleaned?
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
I went to a faucet and turned it on.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
In a moment, he heard a glass clink against a faucet.
"No Clue" by James Hay
Fred for the water faucet!
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
This very dirty little boy went over to the faucet and slowly turned it.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Mary guided her to a quiet corner behind some bales, and filling a tin cup with water from a faucet, proceeded to open her own luncheon.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
And the faucet was on the end of a pipe which stuck up from the ground near the mortar box.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
The flow of the faucet is determined by the fullness of the reservoir.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
When sufficiently sour it may be bottled, or may be used from the cask with a wooden spigot and faucet.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Old Man Curry took water, and the wise bartender, after one look at the stranger, drew it from a faucet.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
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In news:

Harvesting system brings rainwater to the faucet.
I will say the Black and Decker Complete Guide to Home Repair has been invaluable for the minor jobs I tackle myself (disasembling faucets to fix , etc).
Fixing clogged drains and leaky faucets.
Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich.
Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich. Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Faucet filling glass of ice with water.
(CBS) Apparently there's more than one way to get the kitchen faucet fixed.
You turn on the faucet and there is nothing, not even air.
Every element of the integrated ICU sink and faucet system from American Standard is designed to minimize splashing and create a healthier environment.
Installing a brand new kitchen sink and faucet and insulated sidelights on a front door.
Installing a brand new kitchen sink and faucet and insulated sidelights on a front door.
My faucet continues to leak when it's off.
It might sound fishy if someone calls your home offering to visit and install low-flow faucet inserts or showerheads, pipe insulation or a programmable thermostat, but it's probably legitimate .
Sweat pours from my skin with the speed of water gushing out of a faucet.
Many residents throughout the Utica area are once again reporting dark brown water coming out of the faucets of their homes, the next in a long series of water issues that have been seen throughout the Mohawk Valley in recent weeks.
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In science:

Shaw, The Dripping Faucet As a Model Chaotic System, Science Frontier Express Series, Aerial Press, 1984. 89. T. A.
Definability in the Real Universe
We carried out a fluid dynamical simulation for a forced dripping faucet system using a new algorithm that was recently developed.
Taming a Chaotic Dripping Faucet via a Global Bifurcation
In this Letter, we investigate taming chaos for a dripping faucet system.
Taming a Chaotic Dripping Faucet via a Global Bifurcation
The flow rate is defined as Q = πa2 v0 , where a is the faucet radius).
Taming a Chaotic Dripping Faucet via a Global Bifurcation
In fact, This significant feature of the dripping faucet system was first found from the FDC .
Taming a Chaotic Dripping Faucet via a Global Bifurcation
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