faucet


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faucet

a device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe by opening or closing it; a tap or spigot: You’ll need a plumber to fix that leaky faucet.
Not to be confused with:
facet – a small polished surface of a cut gem; aspect; phase; side: Consider every facet of the argument.

fau·cet

 (fô′sĭt)
n.
A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir such as a pipe or drum. See Note at andiron.

[Middle English, from Old French fausset, cask stopper, from fausser, to break in, from Late Latin falsāre, to falsify, from Latin falsus, false; see false.]

faucet

(ˈfɔːsɪt)
n
1. a tap fitted to a barrel
2. US and Canadian a valve by which a fluid flow from a pipe can be controlled by opening and closing an orifice. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): tap
[C14: from Old French fausset, from Provençal falset, from falsar to bore]

fau•cet

(ˈfɔ sɪt)

n.
any device for controlling the flow of liquid by opening or closing an orifice; tap.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French fausset peg for a vent]

faucet

- Probably comes from French fausset, meaning "bore, tap."
See also related terms for tap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faucet - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoirfaucet - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
mixing faucet - single faucet for separate hot and cold water pipes
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
stopcock, turncock - faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
hydrant, water faucet, water tap, tap - a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
Translations
kohoutek
hane
hananaputus
slavina
csap
軽くたたくこと
가볍게 두드리기
pipa
kran
ก๊อก
vòi

faucet

[ˈfɔːsɪt] N (US) (= tap) → grifo m, llave f, canilla f (LAm)

faucet

[ˈfɔːsɪt] n (US)robinet m

faucet

n (US) → Hahn m

faucet

[ˈfɔːsɪt] n (Am) → rubinetto

faucet

حَنَفِيَّة kohoutek hane Wasserhahn βρύση grifo naputus robinet slavina rubinetto 軽くたたくこと 가볍게 두드리기 kraan tappekran kurek torneira стук kran ก๊อก hafif vuruş vòi 龙头

faucet

n. pila, llave de agua.
References in classic literature ?
He showed them the sink in the kitchen, with running water and a faucet, something which Teta Elzbieta had never in her wildest dreams hoped to possess.
It is rather to make the telephone as universal as the water faucet, to bring within speaking distance every economic unit, to connect to the social organism every person who may at any time be needed.
Comin' home, he'd jump somebody's front fence an' hold his head under a faucet."
The water streams through faucets in the face of a wall of ancient masonry which stands removed from the houses of the village.
The soil was fat and black, and there was water in plenty, for he saw several faucets running wide open.
Researchers have noted that a significant amount of lead can be leached from faucet fixtures (6-8).
An area in which this balancing act is most apparent is in faucet selection.
First, it creates a blockage, then ice growth toward the closed faucet dramatically raises the water pressure in that part of the pipe.
After turning on the faucet, the water's flow rate is determined by how far the faucet valve is opened.
- A dripping faucet, caused by a worn washer, a worn valve seat, or both.
Wayfair's also got Vigo's Niko faucet, which delivers the water in waterfall form via an elegant, crane-like, white, open-topped spout.
In the words of Leslie, "When I was checking the options to get the most out of my buck, I selected the sleek kitchen sink and smart faucet from Anzzi.