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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

feudfyud(n.)

  1. Ref: Also called blood feud.

  2. a bitter quarrel or contention; argument.

  3. (v.i.)to engage in a feud.

Origin of feud:

1300–50; alter. of fead, ME fede < MF fe(i)de < Gmc; cf. OHG fēhida. See foe , -th1

feudfyud(n.)

  1. Category: Western History

    Ref: fee (def. 2b). 4 2

Origin of feud:

1605–15; < ML feudum, var. of feodum. See fief

Princeton's WordNet

  1. feud(verb)

    a bitter quarrel between two parties

  2. feud(verb)

    carry out a feud

    "The two professors have been feuding for years"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. feud(noun)fyud

    a serious argument that lasts for a long time

    a feud between the two families; a feud over land rights; brothers feuding over the family fortune

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feud(noun)

    a combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race

  2. Feud(noun)

    a contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed

  3. Feud(noun)

    a stipendiary estate in land, held of superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profists thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee

Freebase

  1. Feud

    A feud, referred to in more extreme cases as a blood feud, vendetta, faida, beef, or private war, is a long-running argument or fight, often between social groups of people, especially families or clans. Feuds begin because one party perceives itself to have been attacked, insulted or wronged by another. Intense feelings of resentment trigger the initial retribution, which causes the other party to feel equally aggrieved and vengeful. The dispute is subsequently fuelled by a long-running cycle of retaliatory violence. This continual cycle of provocation and retaliation makes it extremely difficult to end the feud peacefully. Feuds frequently involve the original parties' family members and/or associates, can last for generations and may result in extreme acts of violence. They can be interpreted as an extreme outgrowth of social relations based in family honor. Romeo and Juliet is also a great example of a feud between the two families, the Montagues and Capulets. Until the early modern period, feuds were considered legitimate legal instruments and were regulated to some degree. For example, Montenegrin culture calls this krvna osveta which means "blood revenge" which had unspoken but highly valued rules.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. feud

    A fool idea fanned into flame by a fool friend.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

feud(noun)

a long-lasting quarrel or war between families, tribes etc

There has been a feud between our two families for two hundred years.

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