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 (fîr′ē-ə, fĕr′-)
n. pl. fe·ri·as or fe·ri·ae (-ē-ē′)
A weekday on a church calendar on which no feast is observed.

[Medieval Latin fēria, ordinary day, weekday, from Late Latin, feast day (used with ordinals to name the days of the week), from Latin fēriae, religious festival, holidays; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

fe′ri·al adj.


n, pl -rias or -riae (-rɪˌiː)
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
[C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals]


(ˈfɪər i ə)

n., pl. fe•ri•ae (ˈfɪər iˌi) fe•ri•as.
a weekday on which no church feast is celebrated.
[1850–55; < Late Latin: day of the week (e.g., secunda fēria second day, Monday), orig. in reference to the days of Holy Week; compare Latin fēriae festival; see fair2]
fe′ri•al, adj.


(ˈfɛ ryɑ)

n., pl. -rias (-ryɑs)
Spanish. in Hispanic communities, a local festival or fair, usu. held in honor of a patron saint.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feria - a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated; "in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday"
weekday - any day except Sunday (and sometimes except Saturday)
2.feria - (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
Spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain