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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairy, faery, faerie, fay, sprite(noun)

    a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

Wiktionary

  1. fairy(Noun)

    the realm of faerie; enchantment, illusion.

    Etymology: From Middle English fairie, from faerie, the -erie abstract of fae, from Fata, from fatum

  2. fairy(Noun)

    A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.

    Etymology: From Middle English fairie, from faerie, the -erie abstract of fae, from Fata, from fatum

  3. fairy(Noun)

    a male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.

    Etymology: From Middle English fairie, from faerie, the -erie abstract of fae, from Fata, from fatum

  4. fairy(Noun)

    A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.

    Etymology: From Middle English fairie, from faerie, the -erie abstract of fae, from Fata, from fatum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fairy(noun)

    enchantment; illusion

    Etymology: [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. fer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.]

  2. Fairy(noun)

    the country of the fays; land of illusions

    Etymology: [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. fer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.]

  3. Fairy(noun)

    an imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon

    Etymology: [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. fer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.]

  4. Fairy(noun)

    an enchantress

    Etymology: [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. fer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.]

  5. Fairy(adj)

    of or pertaining to fairies

    Etymology: [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. fer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.]

  6. Fairy(adj)

    given by fairies; as, fairy money

    Etymology: [OE. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. faerie enchantment, F. fer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See Fate, and cf. Fay a fairy.]

Freebase

  1. Fairy

    A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the term fairy offers many definitions. Sometimes the term describes any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously dead, or some form of demon, or a species completely independent of humans or angels. Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding, or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity. These explanations are not necessarily incompatible, and they may be traceable to multiple sources. Much of the folklore about fairies revolves around protection from their malice. Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms. One common theme found among the Celtic nations describes a race of diminutive people who had been driven into hiding by invading humans. When considered as beings that a person might actually encounter, fairies were noted for their mischief and malice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fairy

    fār′i, n. an imaginary being, generally of diminutive and graceful human form, capable of kindly or unkindly acts towards man: fairy-folk collectively: an enchantress, or creature of overpowering charm.—adj. like a fairy, fanciful, whimsical, delicate.—adv. Fair′ily.—n.pl. Fair′y-beads, the separate joints of the stems of fossil crinoids found in carboniferous limestone.—ns. Fair′y-butt′er, a name applied in northern England to certain gelatinous fungi; Fair′ydom; Fair′yhood, Fair′yism; Fair′yland, the country of the fairies.—adj. Fair′y-like, like or acting like fairies.—n. Fair′y-mon′ey, money given by fairies, which quickly changes into withered leaves, &c.: money found.—ns.pl. Fair′y-rings, -cir′cles, spots or circles in pastures, either barer than the rest of the field, or greener—due to the outwardly spreading growth of various fungi.—ns. Fair′y-stone, a fossil echinite found abundantly in chalk-pits; Fair′y-tale, a story about fairies: an incredible tale. [O. Fr. faerie, enchantment—fae (mod. fée). See Fay.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. fairy

    a very femine homosexual man. I'm not the type to let a woman make me weary, But to resist, he'd have to be a fairy -- The D.O.C. (Beautiful But Deadly)

Editors Contribution

  1. fairy

    Is a picture of a perceived angelic being or spirit created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles.

    She has a garden with fairy ornaments throughout for her grandchildren to come and play in and use their imagination. They are a variety of fairy products sold throughout the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 7, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fairy in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    Perhaps life is an art, an enchantment, a fairy tale, an adventurous story trimmed with alluring episodes, an act with players who seem to be what they are actually not. We cannot, however, expect people to accept the make belief which some actors try to fool into believing. ( " He did not know that she knew " )

  2. Chris Kyle widow:

    I wanted to support everyone who made this movie representing real veteran families, but I didn't think I had the energy to show up at the Oscars, let alone be presentable, so, I find myself in a surreal position...like Cinderella who scrubs the floors but has a fairy Godmother (Warner Brothers) who got me on a plane and had a dress and jewelry and even the shoes and spanx waiting for me.

  3. Spun Gold:

    I think everyone wants it to work because Prince Harry is adored around the world, he’s the little boy who lost his mother at 12. He was a slightly off the rails teenager who became a war hero fighting on the frontlines… We want the fairy tale, which has had some tragic lows across the last 30-40 years. The overriding message of the documentary is 'fingers crossed.' Meghan Markle with Prince Harry after their engagement announcement. (Reuters) But those in the documentary warned that this world is not without its pitfalls, Bullen said. You marry into a world that’s diamonds and furs and castles and servants and literally knights in shining armor. But it all comes with a price. Are you ready to pay that price?

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth, sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and them deceitfully back-stabbing you when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Two forces create eternity – a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale.

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