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fake

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verb \ˈfāk\

Definition of fake

faked

faking

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to coil in fakes



Origin and Etymology of fake

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


2

fake

noun

Definition of fake

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



1627

First Known Use of fake

1627


3

fake

adjective

Simple Definition of fake

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fake

Examples of fake in a sentence

  1. That blood is clearly fake.

  2. He was wearing a fake mustache.



Origin and Etymology of fake

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1775


4

fake

noun

Definition of fake

  1. :  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



1827

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>.

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fake

verb

Definition of fake

faked

faking

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to alter, manipulate, or treat so as to give a spuriously genuine appearance to :  doctor <faked the lab results>

  3. 2 :  counterfeit, simulate, concoct <faked a heart attack>

  4. 3 :  to deceive (an opponent) in a sports contest by means of a fake

  5. 4 :  improvise, ad-lib <whistle a few bars … and I'll fake the rest — Robert Sylvester>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to engage in faking something :  pretend —sometimes used with it <if you don't have the answers, fake it>

  8. 2 :  to give a fake to an opponent

faker

noun

fakery

play \ˈfā-k(ə-)rē\ noun


1851

First Known Use of fake

1851



FAKE Defined for Kids

1

fake

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adjective \ˈfāk\

Definition of fake for Students

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




2

fake

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noun

Definition of fake for Students

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




3

fake

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verb

Definition of fake for Students

faked

faking

  1. 1 :  pretend 2 <faking surprise>

  2. 2 :  to change or treat in a way that gives a false effect <She faked the test results.>

  3. 3 :  to imitate in order to deceive <fake a signature>





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