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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farce, farce comedy, travesty(noun)

    a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

  2. forcemeat, farce(verb)

    mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

  3. farce, stuff(verb)

    fill with a stuffing while cooking

    "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

Wiktionary

  1. farce(Noun)

    A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm

  2. farce(Noun)

    A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.

    The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time.

  3. farce(Noun)

    A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents

    The first month of labor negotiations was a farce.

  4. farce(Noun)

    A ridiculous or empty show

    The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power.

Wikipedia

  1. Farce

    In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. It is also often set in one particular location, where all events occur. Farces have been written for the stage and film. The term farce is derived from the French word for "stuffing", in reference to improvisations applied by actors to medieval religious dramas. Later forms of this drama were performed as comical interludes during the 15th and 16th centuries. The oldest surviving farce may be Le Garçon et l'aveugle (The Boy and the Blind Man) from after 1266, although the earliest farces that can be dated come from between 1450 and 1550. The best known farce is La Farce de maître Pathelin (The Farce of Master Pathelin) from c. 1460.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farce(verb)

    to stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff

    Etymology: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]

  2. Farce(verb)

    to render fat

    Etymology: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]

  3. Farce(verb)

    to swell out; to render pompous

    Etymology: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]

  4. Farce(verb)

    stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat

    Etymology: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]

  5. Farce(verb)

    a low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions

    Etymology: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]

  6. Farce(verb)

    ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce

    Etymology: [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]

Freebase

  1. Farce

    In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farces are often highly incomprehensible plot-wise, but viewers are encouraged not to try to follow the plot in order to avoid becoming confused and overwhelmed. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Farces have been written for the stage and film. Furthermore, a farce is also often set in one particular location, where all events occur. Japan has a centuries-old tradition of farce plays called Kyōgen. These plays are performed as comic relief during the long, serious Noh plays.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farce

    färs, n. a style of comedy marked by low humour and extravagant wit: ridiculous or empty show.—n. Far′ceur, a joker.—adj. Far′cical.—n. Farcical′ity, farcical quality.—adv. Far′cically.—v.t. Far′cify, to turn into a farce. [Fr. farce, stuffing, from L. farcīre, to stuff, applied, acc. to H. Bradley, to words put between Kyrie and Eleison in religious services, then to the interpolated gag in a religious play, next a buffoon performance.]

  2. Farce

    färs, v.t. to cram: to stuff, fill with stuffing: (Shak.) to swell out.—n. Far′cing, stuffing. [O. Fr. farsir—L. farcīre, to cram.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FARCE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FARCE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of FARCE in a Sentence

  1. Mark Warner:

    If they insist upon carrying out this farce, White House and its Republican allies in White House will do permanent, longstanding damage to the practice of bipartisan congressional oversight of intelligence.

  2. Jim Bruemmer:

    The belief is so universally held among the people I know, that the whole Ferguson thing was a farce.

  3. John Schnatter:

    This is all a farce.

  4. James Madison:

    A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

  5. Zaki Mohamed:

    I cannot participate in a farce like this, does it makes sense to have a referendum on articles in the constitution without studying these articles and for whose interest? We have gone many years back, back to the authority of the individual.

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