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ˈfɑr ðɪŋfar·thing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farthing(noun)

    a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny


  1. farthing(Noun)

    Former British unit of currency worth one-quarter of an old penny.

  2. Origin: From feorðing, from feorða, probably influenced by fiórðungr

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farthing(noun)

    the fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency

  2. Farthing(noun)

    a very small quantity or value

  3. Farthing(noun)

    a division of land

  4. Origin: [OE. furthing, AS. ferung, fr. fera fourth, fer, fewer, four. See Four.]


  1. Farthing

    Farthing is an alternate history novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books in August 2006. A sequel, Ha'penny, was released in October 2007 by Tor Books. A third novel in the series, Half a Crown, was released in September 2008, also from Tor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farthing

    fär′thing, n. the fourth of a penny: anything very small: (B.) the rendering for two names of coins, one the fourth part of the other—assarion, used as the Gr. equivalent of the L. as, and kodrantes (L. quadrans), a coin equivalent to two lepta.—n. Far′thingful. [A.S. féorthing, a fourth part—féortha, fourth, and dim. -ing, or -ling.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Farthing

    From the Anglo-Saxon feorthling, a little fourth. In olden times penny pieces were nicked across like a Good Friday bun; so they could be broken into halves and fourths as occasion required.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farthing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farthing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of farthing in a Sentence

  1. Pen Farthing Pen Farthing:

    Pen Farthing Pen Farthing connection with Afghanistan stayed alive because of Nowzad, to be able to get that animal home to them, it closes the loop.

  2. Mark Twain:

    In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

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