fay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fay a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Fay A fairy; an elf. "Yellow-skirted fays ."
    • n Fay Faith; as, by my fay .
    • v. t Fay (Shipbuilding) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.
    • v. i Fay (Shipbuilding) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in into with, or together.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fay To join; put together; fit together; frame.
    • fay Specifically.
    • fay To fit (two pieces of timber) together, so as to lie close and fair; fit.
    • fay To put to; apply so as to touch or cover.
    • fay To fit; suit; unite closely. Specifically
    • fay In ship-building, to fit or lie close together, as two pieces of wood. Thus, a plank is said to fay to the timbers when there is no perceptible space between them.
    • fay To suit the requirements of the case; be fit for the purpose; do.
    • fay To cleanse; clean out, as a ditch.
    • n fay A fairy; an elf. See fairy.
    • n fay Synonyms Elf, etc. See fairy.
    • n fay Faith; fidelity; loyalty.
    • fay About to die; fated; doomed; particularly, on the verge of a sudden or violent death.
    • fay Dying; dead.
    • n fay A Middle English form of foe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fay a fairy.
    • n Fay (Shak.) faith.
    • v.i Fay to fit, unite closely
    • v.t Fay to fit together closely
    • v.t Fay (prov.) to clean out, as a ditch.
    • adj Fay doomed, fated soon to die, under the shadow of a sudden or violent death—often marked by extravagantly high spirits.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. feien, v.t. & i., AS. fēgan, to join, unite; akin to OS. fōgian, D. voegen, OHG. fuogen, G. fügen, Sw. foga,. See Fair, and cf. Fadge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. fay, fey—A.S. fǽge, doomed; cf. Dut. veeg, about to die.

Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile Master Fay had aroused certain men who happened to be in his hostelry, as well as the stablemen in the yard.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Oh Fay, I can't help it, I am so happy.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
It is a singular, a delicate world of fays and hobgoblins, made for a woman's soul.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
I have watched in vain for you for the last half-hour, my Fay.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
Dries apples on Fay drier, made in Cincinnati, for home use only, and not satisfactory.
"The Apple" by Various
As Matilda uttered them Thora Fay entered the room, all aglow with excitement.
"Prisoners of Conscience" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I am his sister, Morgan le Fay.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
FAY TEMPLETON BORN TO IT.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
Nay lordes be no fooles by my fay.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Here one of Philip's nobles, Godemard de Fay, was waiting with a considerable force to oppose the passage.
"Crecy" by Hilaire Belloc
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In poetry:

King Arthur promis'd on his faye,
And sare upon the roode;
The secrette then the ladye told,
As lightlye well shee cou'de.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Come, ye happy virtuous few,
Open is my bower to you;
You, these mossy banks may press;
You, each guardian Fay shall bless.
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
"O sweare mee this upon the roode,
And promise on thy faye;
And here the secrette I will telle,
That shall thy ransome paye."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
The moon's a gong, hung in the wild,
Whose song the fays hold dear.
Of course you do not hear it, child.
It takes a FAIRY ear.
"What The Gray-Winged Fairy Said" by Vachel Lindsay
Already, here and there, on frailest stems
Appear some azure gems,
Small as might deck, upon a gala day,
The forehead of a fay.
"Spring" by Henry Timrod
"Oh, come with me! oh, come with me!
Oh, come with me, my love, Sir Kay!"--
How should he know the witch, I trow,
Morgan le Fay?
"Morgan le Fay" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Bobby Fay (left) and Tim Hall attach a flag to a signed I-beam as part of a topping out ceremony at Methodist Healthcare Olive Branch Hospital.
Funeral services for Faye Hancock , 83, of Center Hill will be at 11 am Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, Center Hill Baptist Church, the Rev.
Faye Herring , 76, died Nov 9, 2012, in a Mineral Wells nursing home.
James and Pamela Fayed were headed for a divorce, but their meeting with attorneys in July 2008 wasn't about that.
Wanda Faye Hodge , 65, of Fairfax, died Oct 10 in Cincinnati.
Janice Faye Wright Holden .
OCILLA — Janice Faye Wright Holden , 67, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, Nov 23, 2012, at the Osceola Heath Care facility in Ocilla.
Christopher Fay, Executive Director of Homestretch .
Diana Fay Hysmith Hooks was born October 5, 1957 (along with her twin sister, Deana) at North Plains Hospital in Borger, TX to Travis and Lorraine (Addis) Hysmith.
Faye Whittemore Farms Free hotdog & drink for Bargain Mom readers October 20 -21.
Faye Whittemore Farms Pumpkin Patch.
Free hotdog & drink for Bargain Mom readers at Faye Whittemore Pumpkin Patch Saturday & Sunday.
Ina (Faye) Woolstrum, of Ansley, left us to be with God and all those who have gone before her.
RAINSVILLE Ina Faye Chandler, 82, died Friday, Oct 5, 2012, at Morning Glory.
Four years ago, Fay Houston's heart started to fail her.
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In science:

Blanchet L., and Faye, G., “On the equations of motion of pointparticle binaries at the third post-Newtonian order”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Blanchet L., and Faye, G., “General relativistic dynamics of compact binaries at the third post-Newtonian order”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Blanchet L., Faye, G., and Ponsot, B., “Gravitational field and equations of motion of compact binaries to 5/2 post-Newtonian order”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
More recently, Fay et al. (2007) suggested using a truncated sequential probability ratio test.
Sequential Implementation of Monte Carlo Tests with Uniformly Bounded Resampling Risk
Bayesian approaches have been suggested in Lai (1988) and in Fay and Follmann (2002).
Sequential Implementation of Monte Carlo Tests with Uniformly Bounded Resampling Risk
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