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1fake

verb \ˈfāk\
fakedfak·ing

Definition of FAKE

transitive verb
:  to coil in fakes

Origin of FAKE

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

2fake

noun

Definition of FAKE

:  one loop of a coil (as of ship's rope or a fire hose) coiled free for running

First Known Use of FAKE

1627

3fake

adjective

: not true or real : meant to look real or genuine but not real or genuine

Full Definition of FAKE

Examples of FAKE

  1. That blood is clearly fake.
  2. He was wearing a fake mustache.

Origin of FAKE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1775

4fake

noun

Definition of FAKE

:  one that is not what it purports to be: as
a :  a worthless imitation passed off as genuine
b :  impostor, charlatan
c :  a simulated movement in a sports contest (as a pretended kick, pass, or jump or a quick movement in one direction before going in another) designed to deceive an opponent
d :  a device or apparatus used by a magician to achieve the illusion of magic in a trick

First Known Use of FAKE

1827

Synonym Discussion of FAKE

imposture, fraud, sham, fake, humbug, counterfeit mean a thing made to seem other than it is. imposture applies to any situation in which a spurious object or performance is passed off as genuine <their claim of environmental concern is an imposture>. fraud usually implies a deliberate perversion of the truth <the diary was exposed as a fraud>. sham applies to fraudulent imitation of a real thing or action <condemned the election as a sham>. fake implies an imitation of or substitution for the genuine but does not necessarily imply dishonesty <these jewels are fakes; the real ones are in the vault>. humbug suggests elaborate pretense usually so flagrant as to be transparent <creating publicity by foisting humbugs on a gullible public>. counterfeit applies especially to the close imitation of something valuable <20-dollar bills that were counterfeits>.

5fake

verb
fakedfak·ing

Definition of FAKE

transitive verb
1
:  to alter, manipulate, or treat so as to give a spuriously genuine appearance to :  doctor <faked the lab results>
2
:  counterfeit, simulate, concoct <faked a heart attack>
3
:  to deceive (an opponent) in a sports contest by means of a fake
4
:  improvise, ad-lib <whistle a few bars … and I'll fake the rest — Robert Sylvester>
intransitive verb
1
:  to engage in faking something :  pretend —sometimes used with it <if you don't have the answers, fake it>
2
:  to give a fake to an opponent
fak·er noun
fak·ery \ˈfā-k(ə-)rē\ noun

First Known Use of FAKE

1851
FAKE Defined for Kids

1fake

adjective \ˈfāk\

Definition of FAKE for Kids

:  not true or real <The fake spider frightened me.>

2fake

noun

Definition of FAKE for Kids

:  a person or thing that is not really what is pretended <The diamond is a fake.>

3fake

verb
fakedfak·ing

Definition of FAKE for Kids

1
:  pretend 2 <faking surprise>
2
:  to change or treat in a way that gives a false effect <She faked the test results.>
3
:  to imitate in order to deceive <fake a signature>

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