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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


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