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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.
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(ˈfeɪərɪ; ˈfɛərɪ) or


n, pl -ries
1. the land of fairies
2. enchantment
adj, n
a variant of fairy
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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]
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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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nFee f
adjElfen-; faerie king/queenElfenkönig m/-königin f
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Orlando, pictured right, plays human detective Rycroft Philostrate, known as Philo, who falls in love with faerie Vignette Stonemoss (played by Cara).
Dear Editor I was surprised that a long-term resident of Aberfoyle was unaware of the significance of the Faerie Tree in Celtic supernatural folklore (Observer letters, July 26, 2019).
[USA], July 21 (ANI): British actress Cara Delevingne has revealed that she is portraying a pansexual faerie and not a heterosexual character in the upcoming series 'Carnival Row'.
In case you've been living under (a fantastical) rock for the past five years or so, you may have never heard of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, or collectively The Shadowhunters from the realm of the Shadow World, and cult-favorite childhood classics from Holly Black like The Spiderwick Chronicles and A Modern Faerie.
Synopsis: In a newly revised and expanded edition, readers can return to the world of faerie with "Brian Froud's World of Faerie", a justifiably acclaimed magnum opus that showcases breathtakingly beautiful paintings, watercolors, and drawings never before seen by the general public.
You take the role of a faerie dropped into a secluded boarding school with a pocket watch and the ability to transfer life from one object to another.
When The Wicked King opens, it's been five months since 17-year-old human Jude planted Faerie Prince Cardan on the Elfhame throne.
What's more, their guardian, Madoc, is the faerie who murdered their parents when Jude was seven.
The man is a general from the realm of Faerie, and Jude's mother faked her death and that of her unborn child so she could escape Faerie and run away with Jude's father, a mortal like herself.
You could do a lot worse than try out the charming Faerie Tree Inn in Aberfoyle.
Grosse Pointe, MI, June 21, 2017 --(PR.com)-- A heavy snowfall blankets an ancient castle from a long-forgotten age, held together by the magic of the Faerie in addition to brick and mortar.