What does fake mean?

Definitions for fake

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fake.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fake, sham, postiche(noun)

    something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(noun)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  3. juke, fake(adj)

    (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

  4. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

  5. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated(verb)

    not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

    "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

  6. forge, fake, counterfeit(verb)

    make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"

  7. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent(verb)

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

    "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

  8. talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake(verb)

    speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

    "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"


  1. fake(Noun)

    Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.

  2. fake(Noun)

    A trick; a swindle.

  3. fake

    Move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent.

  4. fake(Verb)

    To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.

  5. fake(Verb)

    To make; to construct; to do.

  6. fake

    To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.

  7. fake

    To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.

  8. fake

    To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.

  9. fake(Noun)

    One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.

  10. fake(Verb)

    To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.

  11. fake(Adjective)

    Not real; false, fraudulent.

    Which fur coat looks fake?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fake(noun)

    one of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil

  2. Fake(verb)

    to coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out

  3. Fake(verb)

    to cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob

  4. Fake(verb)

    to make; to construct; to do

  5. Fake(verb)

    to manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it

  6. Fake(noun)

    a trick; a swindle

  7. Origin: [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS. fc space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row, and E. fay to fit.]


  1. Fake

    Fake is a seven-volume Boys' Love manga by Sanami Matoh. The story focuses in a romance between Randy "Ryo" Maclean and Dee Laytner, two New York City detectives from the fictitious 27th precinct. An anime version of the fifth act from the second manga is also available, in the form of an OVA. Randy "Ryo" Maclean, a half-Japanese cop, is new to the 27th Precinct, and he is partnered with Dee Laytner, an American with an overconfident attitude. The seven-volume manga details their adventures as police in a violent city and delves into each one's past, as well as developing their slowly building relationship. The final volume contains yaoi, and the first six volumes are mostly of a less intense, shōnen-ai nature. Other noteworthy characters are Bikky and Carol, two kids who have lost their families and have been taken in by Ryo, and subsequently by Dee. A few of the acts focus on the very sweet young love that develops between those two. JJ and Drake are other detectives from the 27th, and JJ, completely obsessed with Dee, becomes quite jealous of Ryo, and that of course makes for some interesting moments throughout the manga, although JJ moves his attentions to Drake towards the end of the series. Berkeley Rose has a similar fancy for Ryo. He isn't shy about it either, going so far as to steal a kiss whenever possible, much to the irritation of both Dee and Ryo.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fake

    fāk, v.t. to fold, coil.—n. a coil of rope, &c.

  2. Fake

    fāk, v.t. to steal: to make up an article so as to hide its defects.—n. Fake′ment, any swindling device. [Prof. Skeat thinks it merely the Mid. Dut. facken, to catch; Mr Bradley suggests the earlier feak, feague, Ger. fegen, to furbish up.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. fake

    An event that occurs every four years in the United States; hence, by extension, anything popular.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FAKE

    A false report. FAKIR A false reporter.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Fake

    To make-believe or cheat. An actor is said to “fake up” an article of costume out of very sorry materials, which at a distance looks like the real thing. A photographer can “fake” a spirit photo by means of two distinct plates. Food also is largely “faked.” The word is derived from “Fakir.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fake in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fake in a Sentence

  1. Andy Cohen:

    I thought it was fake.

  2. Sebastien Gendry:

    Anyone can fake a laugh.

  3. New York:

    They’re fake, we can’t buy them.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    Fake people can be silenced with truth.

  5. Anonymous:

    Life is full of FAKE PEOPLE, trust No One.

Images & Illustrations of fake

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Translations for fake

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  • ялғанBashkir
  • подправям, навивам въже, подправен, фалшификат, витка, фалшифицирам, фалшифициранBulgarian
  • falsejarCatalan, Valencian
  • falešnýCzech
  • fingieren, simulieren, Irreführung, Schwindel, gefälscht, vortäuschen, fälschen, Illusion, Trug, unecht, Imitat, imitieren, FälschungGerman
  • ψεύτικοςGreek
  • falsificación, falso, falsear, fingir, falsificarSpanish
  • tekeytyä, väärentää, olla olevinaan, väärennetty, teeskennellä, filmata, parannella, feikataFinnish
  • fausser, factice, falsifié, contrefait, faux, feint, artificielFrench
  • नक़लHindi
  • կեղծArmenian
  • gadungan, palsuIndonesian
  • duglia, dugliareItalian
  • 偽, 偽造, 贋, 偽物Japanese
  • ក្លែងក្លាយ, របស់ក្លែងKhmer
  • жасалма, митаамдык, алдамчылыкKyrgyz
  • fakeLatin
  • palsuMalay
  • nep, voorwendenDutch
  • de mentira, falso, falsearPortuguese
  • подделать, фальшивый, прикинуться, притвориться, фейк, фальшивка, прикидываться, притворяться, фэйк, подделка, ненастоящий, подделывать, поддельныйRussian
  • fejk, fejka, falskSwedish
  • sahteTurkish
  • giảVietnamese

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