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fay

a fairy
Not to be confused with:
fey – fated to die soon; under a spell; enchanted; whimsical; otherworldly

fay 1

 (fā)
tr. & intr.v. fayed, fay·ing, fays
To join or fit closely or tightly.

[Middle English feien, from Old English fēgan; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

fay 2

 (fā)
n.
A fairy or an elf.

[Middle English faie, enchanted person or place, from Old French fae; see fairy.]

fay 3

 (fā)
n. Archaic
Faith: "Sirrah, by my fay, it waxes late" (Shakespeare).

[Middle English fai, from Anglo-Norman fei, fed; see faith.]

fay

(feɪ)
n
(European Myth & Legend) a fairy or sprite
adj
1. (European Myth & Legend) of or resembling a fay
2. informal pretentious or precious
[C14: from Old French feie, ultimately from Latin fātum fate]

fay

(feɪ)
vb
to fit or be fitted closely or tightly
[Old English fēgan to join; related to Old High German fuogen, Latin pangere to fasten]

fay

(feɪ)
n
an obsolete word for faith
[C13: from Anglo-French feid; see faith]

fay1

(feɪ)

n.
[1350–1400; Middle English faie, fei < Middle French feie, fee]

fay2

(feɪ)

n.
Obs. faith.
[1250–1300; Middle English fai, fei < Anglo-French, faith]

fay3

(feɪ)

n.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. ofay.
[1925–30]

fay


Past participle: fayed
Gerund: faying

Imperative
fay
fay
Present
I fay
you fay
he/she/it fays
we fay
you fay
they fay
Preterite
I fayed
you fayed
he/she/it fayed
we fayed
you fayed
they fayed
Present Continuous
I am faying
you are faying
he/she/it is faying
we are faying
you are faying
they are faying
Present Perfect
I have fayed
you have fayed
he/she/it has fayed
we have fayed
you have fayed
they have fayed
Past Continuous
I was faying
you were faying
he/she/it was faying
we were faying
you were faying
they were faying
Past Perfect
I had fayed
you had fayed
he/she/it had fayed
we had fayed
you had fayed
they had fayed
Future
I will fay
you will fay
he/she/it will fay
we will fay
you will fay
they will fay
Future Perfect
I will have fayed
you will have fayed
he/she/it will have fayed
we will have fayed
you will have fayed
they will have fayed
Future Continuous
I will be faying
you will be faying
he/she/it will be faying
we will be faying
you will be faying
they will be faying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been faying
you have been faying
he/she/it has been faying
we have been faying
you have been faying
they have been faying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been faying
you will have been faying
he/she/it will have been faying
we will have been faying
you will have been faying
they will have been faying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been faying
you had been faying
he/she/it had been faying
we had been faying
you had been faying
they had been faying
Conditional
I would fay
you would fay
he/she/it would fay
we would fay
you would fay
they would fay
Past Conditional
I would have fayed
you would have fayed
he/she/it would have fayed
we would have fayed
you would have fayed
they would have fayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fay - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powersfay - 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
Translations

fay

n (liter, = fairy) → Fee f