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fee

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noun \ˈfē\

Simple Definition of fee

  • : an amount of money that must be paid

  • : an amount that is paid for work done by a doctor, lawyer, etc.

Full Definition of fee

  1. 1 a (1) :  an estate in land held in feudal law from a lord on condition of homage and service (2) :  a piece of land so held b :  an inherited or heritable estate in land

  2. 2 a :  a fixed charge b :  a sum paid or charged for a service

in fee
  1. :  in absolute and legal possession

Examples of fee

  1. The admission fee is $10.

  2. a credit card with no annual fee

  3. The tuition fees went up this year.

  4. We returned the library book late and had to pay a late fee.

  5. His insurance covers the doctor's fee.

  6. They paid a fortune in legal fees.



Origin of fee

Middle English, from Anglo-French fé, fief, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English feoh cattle, property, Old High German fihu cattle; akin to Latin pecus cattle, pecunia money


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with fee

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee


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fee

verb

Definition of fee

feedfee·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly Scottish :  hire

  3. 2 :  9tip 2



Examples of fee

  1. <the townspeople fee country lasses as housemaids, nurses, and cooks>



15th Century

First Known Use of fee

15th century



FEE Defined for Kids

fee

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noun \ˈfē\

Definition of fee

  1. 1 :  an amount of money that must be paid <A fee is charged to get into the park.>

  2. 2 :  a charge for services <a doctor's fee>





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