What does faucet mean?

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ˈfɔ sɪtfaucet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faucet, spigotnoun

    a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir


  1. faucetnoun

    An exposed plumbing fitting; a tap or spigot; a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.

  2. Etymology: From fausset, perhaps from faux.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Faucetnoun

    The pipe inserted into a vessel to give vent to the liquor, and stopped up by a peg or spigot. It is sometimes improperly written fosset.

    Etymology: fausset, French; fauces, Latin.

    You were out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause between an orange-wife and a fosset-seller, and adjourned a controversy of three-pence to a second audience. William Shakespeare.

    If you are sent down to draw drink, and find it will not run, blow strongly into the faucet, and it will immediately pour into your mouth. Jonathan Swift, Direct. to the Butler.


  1. faucet

    A tap (also spigot or faucet: see usage variations) is a valve controlling the release of a liquid or gas.


  1. faucet

    A faucet is a device that controls the flow of liquid, especially water, from a pipe or container. It is commonly found in kitchens, bathrooms, and gardens and is usually operated by turning a handle or knob.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faucetnoun

    a fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide

  2. Faucetnoun

    the enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section

  3. Etymology: [F. fausset, perh. fr. L. fauces throat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faucet

    faw′set, n. a pipe inserted in a barrel to draw liquid. [Fr. fausset.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faucet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faucet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of faucet in a Sentence

  1. Eric Adams:

    We have to turn off the faucet that is continually feeding the river of violence in our cities, there's a tint of racism to this. We don't manufacture guns in Chicago but why are we able to remove 12,000 guns off the street ? Where are they coming from ?

  2. F.M . Faber Jr.:

    Does a typical Florida area 'waterspout' feature a faucet or a shut-off valve?

  3. Jean Anouilh:

    Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.

  4. The President:

    We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms where you turn the faucet on -- and in areas where there's tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it, and you don't get any water, you turn on the faucet and you don't get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out, very quietly dripping out.

  5. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette:

    The situation in Flint is a human tragedy in which families are struggling with even the most basic parts of daily life, no one should have to fear something as basic as turning on the kitchen faucet.

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