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feud 1

 (fyo͞od)
n.
A bitter, often prolonged quarrel or state of enmity, especially such a state of hostilities between two families or clans.
intr.v. feud·ed, feud·ing, feuds
To carry on or perpetuate a bitter quarrel or state of enmity.

[Alteration (probably influenced by feud) of Middle English fede, from Old French faide, of Germanic origin.]

feud 2

 (fyo͞od)
n.
See fee.

[Medieval Latin feudum, of Germanic origin; see peku- in Indo-European roots.]

feud

(fjuːd)
n
1. long and bitter hostility between two families, clans, or individuals; vendetta
2. a quarrel or dispute
vb
(intr) to take part in or carry on a feud
[C13 fede, from Old French feide, from Old High German fēhida; related to Old English fæhth hostility; see foe]

feud

(fjuːd) or

feod

n
(Law) feudal law land held in return for service
[C17: from Medieval Latin feodum, of Germanic origin; see fee]

feud1

(fyud)

n.
1. Also called blood feud. a bitter continuous hostility, esp. between families, clans, etc., lasting for many years or generations.
2. a bitter quarrel or contention; argument.
v.i.
3. to engage in a feud.
[1300–50; alter. of fead, Middle English fede < Middle French fe(i)de < Germanic; compare Old High German fēhida. See foe, -th1]

feud2

(fyud)

n.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin feudum, variant of feodum. See fief]

feud

fief.
See also: Property and Ownership

feud


Past participle: feuded
Gerund: feuding

Imperative
feud
feud
Present
I feud
you feud
he/she/it feuds
we feud
you feud
they feud
Preterite
I feuded
you feuded
he/she/it feuded
we feuded
you feuded
they feuded
Present Continuous
I am feuding
you are feuding
he/she/it is feuding
we are feuding
you are feuding
they are feuding
Present Perfect
I have feuded
you have feuded
he/she/it has feuded
we have feuded
you have feuded
they have feuded
Past Continuous
I was feuding
you were feuding
he/she/it was feuding
we were feuding
you were feuding
they were feuding
Past Perfect
I had feuded
you had feuded
he/she/it had feuded
we had feuded
you had feuded
they had feuded
Future
I will feud
you will feud
he/she/it will feud
we will feud
you will feud
they will feud
Future Perfect
I will have feuded
you will have feuded
he/she/it will have feuded
we will have feuded
you will have feuded
they will have feuded
Future Continuous
I will be feuding
you will be feuding
he/she/it will be feuding
we will be feuding
you will be feuding
they will be feuding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been feuding
you have been feuding
he/she/it has been feuding
we have been feuding
you have been feuding
they have been feuding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been feuding
you will have been feuding
he/she/it will have been feuding
we will have been feuding
you will have been feuding
they will have been feuding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been feuding
you had been feuding
he/she/it had been feuding
we had been feuding
you had been feuding
they had been feuding
Conditional
I would feud
you would feud
he/she/it would feud
we would feud
you would feud
they would feud
Past Conditional
I would have feuded
you would have feuded
he/she/it would have feuded
we would have feuded
you would have feuded
they would have feuded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feud - a bitter quarrel between two parties
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
blood feud, vendetta - a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
Verb1.feud - carry out a feud; "The two professors have been feuding for years"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

feud

Translations
عِداء مُسْتَحْكِم
lénosporsvár
fejdestrid
FehdeLehensich befehden
ættadeila, ættflokkadeila
vaidai
naids
svár
spor
düşmanlıkkan davası

feud

[fjuːd]
A. Nenemistad f heredada
a family feuduna disputa familiar
B. VIpelearse
to feud with sbpelearse con algn

feud

[ˈfjuːd]
n (= quarrel) → dispute f
a family feud → une querelle de famille
vise disputer, se quereller
to feud with sb → se quereller avec qn
to feud with each other → se quereller

feud

(lit, fig)
nFehde f; to have a feud with somebodymit jdm in Fehde liegen
visich befehden, in Fehde liegen

feud

[fjuːd]
1. nfaida, contesa, lotta
a family feud → una faida familiare
2. vi to feud (with sb)essere in lotta (con qn)

feud

(fjuːd) noun
a long-lasting quarrel or war between families, tribes etc. There has been a feud between our two families for two hundred years.
References in classic literature ?
I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds, and so was Jim to get away from the swamp.
Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
Pluck up your courage, and we'll let Townleys and MacNairs whistle their mouldy feuds down the wind while we sail southward in The Fair Lady.
If the case has had no other effect, it, at least, brings out in the most striking manner the efficiency of our detective police force, and will serve as a lesson to all foreigners that they will do wisely to settle their feuds at home, and not to carry them on to British soil.
But when it is remembered that in Zarathustra we not only have the history of his most intimate experiences, friendships, feuds, disappointments, triumphs and the like, but that the very form in which they are narrated is one which tends rather to obscure than to throw light upon them, the difficulties which meet the reader who starts quite unprepared will be seen to be really formidable.
At the period of the tale, they dwelt in open hostility; national feuds passing from generation to generation.
Between this British company and the French merchants of Canada, feuds and contests arose about alleged infringements of territorial limits, and acts of violence and bloodshed occurred between their agents.
And as to those mortal feuds which, in certain conjunctures, spread a conflagration through a whole nation, or through a very large proportion of it, proceeding either from weighty causes of discontent given by the government or from the contagion of some violent popular paroxysm, they do not fall within any ordinary rules of calculation.
I carried on a feud with him for eighteen months over that sword.
And now there's a mean, petty feud set up against the thing in the town, by certain persons who want to make it a failure.
Michael could not see them, save when he was being taken out or brought back, but he could smell them and hear them, and, in his loneliness, he even started a feud of snarling bickeringness with Pedro, the biggest of them who acted as clown in their turn.
The feud which had existed for ages between the families of Cervoni and Brunaschi was so old that it seemed to have smouldered out at last.