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Fife

 (fīf)
A region of eastern Scotland between the Firths of Forth and Tay. It was once a Pict kingdom.

fife

 (fīf)
n.
A small, high-pitched, transverse flute used primarily to accompany drums in a military or marching band.
v. fifed, fif·ing, fifes
v.intr.
To play a fife.
v.tr.
To perform (a piece or tune) on or as if on a fife.

[Probably German Pfeife, from Middle High German pfīfe, from Old High German pfīffa, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa, from Latin pīpāre, to chirp.]

fif′er n.
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fife

(faɪf)
n
(Instruments) a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands
vb
(Music, other) to play (music) on a fife
[C16: from Old High German pfīfa; see pipe1]
ˈfifer n

Fife

(faɪf)
n
(Placename) a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, bordering on the North Sea between the Firths of Tay and Forth: coastal lowlands in the north and east, with several ranges of hills; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Glenrothes. Pop: 352 040 (2003 est). Area: 1323 sq km (511 sq miles)

Fife

(faɪf)
n
(Biography) Duncan. See Duncan Phyfe
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fife

(faɪf)
n., v. fifed, fif•ing. n.
1. a high-pitched transverse flute used commonly in military and marching musical groups.
v.i., v.t.
2. to play on a fife.
[1540–50; < German Pfeife pipe1]
fif′er, n.

Fife

(faɪf)

n.
a region in E Scotland: formerly a county. 352,100; 504 sq. mi. (1305 sq. km).
Also called Fife•shire (ˈfaɪf ʃɪər, -ʃər)
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fife


Past participle: fifed
Gerund: fifing

Imperative
fife
fife
Present
I fife
you fife
he/she/it fifes
we fife
you fife
they fife
Preterite
I fifed
you fifed
he/she/it fifed
we fifed
you fifed
they fifed
Present Continuous
I am fifing
you are fifing
he/she/it is fifing
we are fifing
you are fifing
they are fifing
Present Perfect
I have fifed
you have fifed
he/she/it has fifed
we have fifed
you have fifed
they have fifed
Past Continuous
I was fifing
you were fifing
he/she/it was fifing
we were fifing
you were fifing
they were fifing
Past Perfect
I had fifed
you had fifed
he/she/it had fifed
we had fifed
you had fifed
they had fifed
Future
I will fife
you will fife
he/she/it will fife
we will fife
you will fife
they will fife
Future Perfect
I will have fifed
you will have fifed
he/she/it will have fifed
we will have fifed
you will have fifed
they will have fifed
Future Continuous
I will be fifing
you will be fifing
he/she/it will be fifing
we will be fifing
you will be fifing
they will be fifing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fifing
you have been fifing
he/she/it has been fifing
we have been fifing
you have been fifing
they have been fifing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fifing
you will have been fifing
he/she/it will have been fifing
we will have been fifing
you will have been fifing
they will have been fifing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fifing
you had been fifing
he/she/it had been fifing
we had been fifing
you had been fifing
they had been fifing
Conditional
I would fife
you would fife
he/she/it would fife
we would fife
you would fife
they would fife
Past Conditional
I would have fifed
you would have fifed
he/she/it would have fifed
we would have fifed
you would have fifed
they would have fifed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fife - a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolofife - a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
flute, transverse flute - a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
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Translations
ناي، مِزْمار
pikola
pibe
harántfuvola
flauta
fleita
mazā flauta

fife

[faɪf] Npífano m
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fife

[ˈfaɪf] nfifre m
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fife

n (Mus) → Querpfeife f
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fife

(faif) noun
a type of small flute.
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References in classic literature ?
On hearing this Trifaldin bent the knee to the ground, and making a sign to the fifer and drummers to strike up, he turned and marched out of the garden to the same notes and at the same pace as when he entered, leaving them all amazed at his bearing and solemnity.
After looking at it for a little while as she plies her needle, he looks to young Woolwich, sitting on his stool in the corner, and beckons that fifer to him.
He was moreover a fifer in the National Guard,--to escape his turn of sitting up all night in a barrack-room.
The Fifers stored everything in their basement until Friday morning, when they loaded up a car and van to take the items to the church.
The Fifers fought back through Pat Slattery and Kevin Smith to give them hope of a comeback.
The Fifers chairman Jim Stevenson revealed he's been told by SPFL secretary Iain Blair they won't be asked to repeat the trip no matter what solution is decided.
The Fifers went in front in this rescheduled Third Division clash on 33 minutes when on-loan midfielder John Boyle squared for striker Stevie Nicholas who neatly placed his shot high beyond Shire keeper Derek Jackson.
And a bleak day for the Fifers ended when Craig Brewster was red-carded in the last minute for collecting a second caution for a trip on Darren Young.
Dundee slammed six past bottom club East Fife - and made Fifers boss Jimmy Bone eat his words.
A Kevin Smith double had the Fifers in control but Sean Crighton headed one back for the Diamonds before Darryl Duffy equalised from the spot.
The Fifers started brightly and could have taken an early lead when Kevin Smith's deep cross into the box only lacked a finish.
McManus, who is in the Fifers' line-up for today's clash with DUMBARTON, said: "The whole week was a wonderful experience."