Definitions of F

  1. The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. sharp is a tone intermediate between and G. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Abbreviation for field of vision, Fahrenheit; chemical symbol of fluorine. Abbreviation for filial generation, or the offspring resulting from a certain mating; the off spring from an initial mating are called collectively the first filial generation (F1), their offspring comprise the second filial generation (F2), etc. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  3. The sixth letter of the English alphabet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A letter; the sixth in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The sixth letter of the English alphabet, is a labial articulation, formed by placing the upper teeth on the under lip, and accompanied with an emission of breath. F, in English, has one uniform sound, as in father after. Its kindred letter is v, which is chiefly distinguished from f by being more vocal or accompanied with more sound. As a numeral F stands for 40, and with a stroke placed over it 40,000. It often stands for fellow, as in F.R.S. F or Fa. in music, is the fourth note rising in this order in the gamut, ut, re, mi, fa. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. In old English criminal law, this letter was branded upon felons upon their beingadmitted to clergy ; as also upon those convicted of fights or frays, or falsity. Jacob;Cowell; 2 Reeve, Eng. Law, 392; 4 Reeve, Eng. Law, 4S5. thelawdictionary.org
  7. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin. The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma /, which probably had the value of English w consonant. The form and value of Greek letter came from the Phoenician, the ultimate source being probably Egyptian. Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and b; as in E. five, Gr. pe`nte; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr. ly`kos; E. fox, vixen ; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v. t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 178, 179, 188, 198, 230. mso.anu.edu.au
  8. The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp F / is a tone intermediate between F and G. mso.anu.edu.au
  9. Punishment, English law. Formerly felons were branded and marked with a hot iron, with this letter, on being admitted to the benefit of clergy. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  10. the sixth letter in the English and Latin alphabets--its sound called a labio-dental fricative, and formed by bringing the lower lip into contact with the upper teeth: (mus.) the fourth note of the natural diatonic scale of C: as a medieval Roman numeral=40; [=F]=40,000.--THE THREE F'S, fair rent, fixity of tenure, and free sale. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Abbreviation for Fahrenheit and flat. na
  12. Symbol for fluorine. na
  13. letter (pl. Fs, F\'s). (Mus.; also fa) fourth note in diatonic scale of C major. Abbreviations (1): (F.) Fahrenheit, as 45° F.; Fellow, as F.B.A. (British Academy), F.G.S. (Geological Society), F.R.A.S. (Royal Astronomical Soc.), F.R.C.P. (Royal College of Physicians), F.R.C.S. (ditto Surgeons), F.R.G.S. (Royal Geographical Soc.), F.R.S. (Royal Soc), F.S.A. (Soc. of Antiquaries); Fidei, F.D. (defensor=Defender of the Faith); Field, F.M. (Marshal), (f.) falsa, f.l. (lectico =false reading); feet, as 5f.; feminine; filly; francs; free, as f.a.a. (of all average), f.o.b. (on board). Abbreviations (2): Fahr. (enheit); fep, foolscap; fec. (it or -erunt); fig. (ure, as fig. e, or -uratively); fl. (orins); Fla, Florida; foll. (owing, as pp. 76 foll.); fr. (anes); Frl., Fraulein; ft, feet, as 60 ft. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. F sharp (colloq.), flea. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. With the Romans, was used as an abbreviation of Filius in letters and inscriptions, as M. F. = Marci Filius, son of Marcus. In Eng. usage, it was employed in branding, the letter denoting the word " Felon : " the custom was abolished by law in 1822. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. the sixth letter of the English alphabet, is a labial articulation formed by the passage of breath between the lower lip and the upper incisive teeth. The figure of the letter F is the same as that of the Eolic digamma [F], to which it is also closely related in power. As a contraction it stands for fellow; as a numeral it denotes 40, and with a dash over it, 40,000. In music F is the fourth tone of the model scale. F sharp (F#) is a tone between F and G. Cabinet Dictionary

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