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also fa·er·y  (fā′ə-rē, fâr′ē)
n. pl. fa·er·ies
1. A tiny, mischievous, imaginary being; a fairy.
2. The land or realm of the fairies.

[Middle English faierie, fairie; see fairy.]

fa′er·ie, fa′er·y adj.


(ˈfeɪərɪ; ˈfɛərɪ) or


n, pl -ries
1. the land of fairies
2. enchantment
adj, n
a variant of fairy


or fa•er•y

(ˈfeɪ ə ri, ˈfɛər i)

n., pl. -er•ies for 2,
adj. n.
1. the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.
2. Archaic. a fairy.
3. fairy.
[1580–90; sp. variant of fairy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faerie - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powersfaerie - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
elf, gremlin, imp, pixie, pixy, hob, brownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
fairy godmother - a female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine
gnome, dwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
Morgan le Fay - (Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur
Puck, Robin Goodfellow - a mischievous sprite of English folklore
Oberson - (Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
Titania - (Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
tooth fairy - a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out
water spirit, water sprite, water nymph - a fairy that inhabits water
2.faerie - the enchanted realm of fairiesfaerie - the enchanted realm of fairies  
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings


nFee f
adjElfen-; faerie king/queenElfenkönig m/-königin f
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they but now who seemd In bigness to surpass Earths Giant Sons Now less then smallest Dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that Pigmean Race Beyond the INDIAN Mount, or Faerie Elves, Whose midnight Revels, by a Forrest side Or Fountain fome belated Peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while over head the Moon Sits Arbitress, and neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth & dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
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After a drug-fuelled night of excess on his stag night, young newlywed James is seduced by the vampiric presence of The Sylph, a Gothic faerie, beautifully realised by Bethany Kingsley-Garner.
Spencer remains famous because of his pastoral verses and in particular, his epic poem The Faerie Queene which first appeared in part in 1590.
Woods is a delightful combination of the romance and magic of fairy tales, the adventure and heroism of Arthurian Legends and gaming with the wonders of faerie lore.
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