What does fee mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feenoun

    a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

  2. feeverb

    an interest in land capable of being inherited

  3. tip, fee, bungverb

    give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

    "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward"

Wiktionary

  1. feenoun

    Cattle; livestock, especially considered as the basis of wealth.

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

  2. feenoun

    Property; owndom; estate.

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

  3. feenoun

    Money paid or bestowed; payment; emolument.

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

  4. feenoun

    A monetary payment charged for professional services.

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

  5. feenoun

    An estate of inheritance in land, either absolute and without limitation to any particular class of heirs (fee simple) or limited to a particular class of heirs (fee tail).

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

  6. feenoun

    An inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services.

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

  7. feeverb

    To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.

    Etymology: From fee, fe, feh, feoh, from feoh, from fehu, from peku-. Cognate with fe, fie, vee, fee, Vieh, fæ, fä, fe, fé, pecu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feenoun

    property; possession; tenure

    Etymology: [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of property, money, arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f cattle, property, money, Goth. fahu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pau cattle, perh. orig., a fastened or tethered animal, from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary.]

  2. Feenoun

    reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc

    Etymology: [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of property, money, arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f cattle, property, money, Goth. fahu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pau cattle, perh. orig., a fastened or tethered animal, from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary.]

  3. Feenoun

    a right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief

    Etymology: [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of property, money, arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f cattle, property, money, Goth. fahu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pau cattle, perh. orig., a fastened or tethered animal, from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary.]

  4. Feenoun

    an estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner

    Etymology: [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of property, money, arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f cattle, property, money, Goth. fahu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pau cattle, perh. orig., a fastened or tethered animal, from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary.]

  5. Feenoun

    an estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure

    Etymology: [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of property, money, arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f cattle, property, money, Goth. fahu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pau cattle, perh. orig., a fastened or tethered animal, from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary.]

  6. Feeverb

    to reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe

    Etymology: [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of property, money, arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f cattle, property, money, Goth. fahu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pau cattle, perh. orig., a fastened or tethered animal, from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary.]

Freebase

  1. Fee

    A fee is the price one pays as remuneration for services. Fees usually allow for overhead, wages, costs, and markup. Traditionally, professionals in Great Britain received a fee in contradistinction to a payment, salary, or wage, and would often use guineas rather than pounds as units of account. Under the feudal system, a Knight's fee was what was given to a knight for his service, usually the usage of land. A contingent fee is an attorney's fee which is reduced or not charged at all if the court case is lost by the attorney. A service fee, service charge, or surcharge is a fee added to a customer's bill. The purpose of a service charge often depends on the nature of the product and corresponding service provided. Examples of why this fee is charged are: travel time expenses, truck rental fees, liability and workers' compensation insurance fees, and planning fees. UPS and FedEx have recently begun surcharges for fuel. Restaurants and banquet halls charging service charges in lieu of tips must distribute them to their wait staff in some US states, but in the State of Kentucky may keep them. A fee may be a flat fee or a variable one, or part of a two-part tariff.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fee

    fē, n. price paid for services, as to a lawyer or physician: recompense, wages: the sum exacted for any special privilege: a grant of land for feudal service: an unconditional inheritance—Fee′-sim′ple, possession: ownership.—v.t. to pay a fee to: to hire:—pr.p. fee′ing; pa.p. feed.—ns. Fee′-grief (Shak.), a private grief; Fee′ing-mar′ket (Scot.), a fair or market at which farm-servants are hired for the year or half-year following; Fee′-tail, an entailed estate, which on failure of heirs reverts to the donor.—Base fee, a qualified fee, a freehold estate of inheritance to which a qualification is annexed; Conditional fee, a fee granted on condition, or limited to particular heirs: the estate of a mortgagee of land, possession of which is conditional on payment; Great fee, the holding of a tenant of the Crown. [A.S. feoh, cattle, property: a special kind of property, property in land; Ger. vieh, Ice. ; allied to L. pecus, cattle, pecunia, money.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fee

    A cost or price.

    The licence fee was affordable.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fee in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fee in a Sentence

  1. Seb Dovey:

    Offshore assets tend to be more complex in their structure which derives a higher fee.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    We now have stress tests and I'm going to impose a risk fee on the big banks if they engage in risky behavior.

  3. Jonathan Stickland:

    The idea is we're going to return our Second Amendment rights, i can't imagine what the citizens would do if they had to take a class or pay a fee to use their First Amendment rights.

  4. Nicky Morgan:

    As we move into an increasingly digital age ... the time has come to think carefully about how we make sure the TV licence fee remains relevant.

  5. Officer Brad Katsuyama:

    IEX believes data and technology should be provided at a reasonable cost or no cost at all, we firmly believe that IEX can be an agent of change to address these issues, and many more, in pursuit of creating more efficient capital markets, where exchanges fully commit to serving issuers, investors, and their agents, while charging a reasonable and transparent fee for services provided.

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