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fag·ot

also fag·got  (făg′ət)
n.
1. A bundle of twigs, sticks, or branches bound together.
2. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded or hammered into bars.
tr.v. fag·ot·ed, fag·ot·ing, fag·ots also fag·got·ed or fag·got·ing or fag·gots
1. To bind into a fagot; bundle.
2. To decorate with fagoting.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, possibly from Vulgar Latin *facus, from Greek phakelos, bundle.]
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fag•ot

(ˈfæg ət)

n.
1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
2. a bundle; bunch.
3. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
v.t.
4. to bind or make into a fagot.
5. to ornament with fagoting.
Also, Brit., faggot.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure orig.]
fag′ot•er, n.
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fagot


Past participle: fagoted
Gerund: fagoting

Imperative
fagot
fagot
Present
I fagot
you fagot
he/she/it fagots
we fagot
you fagot
they fagot
Preterite
I fagoted
you fagoted
he/she/it fagoted
we fagoted
you fagoted
they fagoted
Present Continuous
I am fagoting
you are fagoting
he/she/it is fagoting
we are fagoting
you are fagoting
they are fagoting
Present Perfect
I have fagoted
you have fagoted
he/she/it has fagoted
we have fagoted
you have fagoted
they have fagoted
Past Continuous
I was fagoting
you were fagoting
he/she/it was fagoting
we were fagoting
you were fagoting
they were fagoting
Past Perfect
I had fagoted
you had fagoted
he/she/it had fagoted
we had fagoted
you had fagoted
they had fagoted
Future
I will fagot
you will fagot
he/she/it will fagot
we will fagot
you will fagot
they will fagot
Future Perfect
I will have fagoted
you will have fagoted
he/she/it will have fagoted
we will have fagoted
you will have fagoted
they will have fagoted
Future Continuous
I will be fagoting
you will be fagoting
he/she/it will be fagoting
we will be fagoting
you will be fagoting
they will be fagoting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fagoting
you have been fagoting
he/she/it has been fagoting
we have been fagoting
you have been fagoting
they have been fagoting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fagoting
you will have been fagoting
he/she/it will have been fagoting
we will have been fagoting
you will have been fagoting
they will have been fagoting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fagoting
you had been fagoting
he/she/it had been fagoting
we had been fagoting
you had been fagoting
they had been fagoting
Conditional
I would fagot
you would fagot
he/she/it would fagot
we would fagot
you would fagot
they would fagot
Past Conditional
I would have fagoted
you would have fagoted
he/she/it would have fagoted
we would have fagoted
you would have fagoted
they would have fagoted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fagot - offensive term for an openly homosexual manfagot - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
2.fagot - a bundle of sticks and branches bound togetherfagot - a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
sheaf, bundle - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
Verb1.fagot - ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"
broider, embroider - decorate with needlework
2.fagot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
tie down, tie up, truss, bind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
3.fagot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
tie down, tie up, truss, bind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
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Translations

fagot

n (esp US sl: = homosexual) → Schwule(r) m (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
All day long I toiled with frantic haste and collected quantities of dry brushwood, reeds and thorns, which I bound with faggots, and making a circle of them under my tree I piled them firmly one upon another until I had a kind of tent in which I crouched like a mouse in a hole when she sees the cat coming.
She saw the High Priest, he to whom custom would unite her--bent, crooked, gnarled, stunted, hideous--advance with the flaming torch and stand awaiting her command to apply it to the faggots surrounding the sacrificial pyre.
After lighting with his own hands the faggots which were heaped upon the hearth, old John withdrew to hold grave council with his cook, touching the stranger's entertainment; while the guest himself, seeing small comfort in the yet unkindled wood, opened a lattice in the distant window, and basked in a sickly gleam of cold March sun.
"I am glad that she has gone," he said to himself, "she has a decidedly middle-class mind"; and he sank a little deeper still into the mud, and began to think about the loneliness of genius, when suddenly two little boys in white smocks came running down the bank, with a kettle and some faggots.
Beyond this mere look of things there was little for Brown's freshening fancy to feed on; he saw no human beings, except some gipsies trailing along the river bank, with faggots and osiers cut in the forest; and one sight no longer unconventional, but in such remote parts still uncommon: a dark-haired lady, bare-headed, and paddling her own canoe.
The first thing that presented itself to Sancho's eyes was a whole ox spitted on a whole elm tree, and in the fire at which it was to be roasted there was burning a middling-sized mountain of faggots, and six stewpots that stood round the blaze had not been made in the ordinary mould of common pots, for they were six half wine-jars, each fit to hold the contents of a slaughter-house; they swallowed up whole sheep and hid them away in their insides without showing any more sign of them than if they were pigeons.
Behind me lay the yard, vividly black-and-white in the moonlight, and the pile of wood and faggots on which Moreau and his mutilated victims lay, one over another.
Here and there a dog barked behind a door or an affrighted cat fled precipitately from the midst of the pavement to take refuge behind a pile of faggots, from which retreat her eyes would shine like peridores.
There again was a bearded brother with a broad-headed axe and a bundle of faggots upon his shoulders, while beside him walked another with the shears under his arm and the white wool still clinging to his whiter gown.
a wall beside the kitchen fireplace-- a little iron door belonging to a brick oven, of that old-fashioned sort that used to be heated with faggots of wood.
"I thought he wouldn't face the fire," said Lord John, laughing, as he came back and threw his branch among the faggots.
He ordered his servants to bring in a faggot of sticks, and said to his eldest son: "Break it." The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the Bundle.