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 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 a : a fixed charge b : a sum paid or charged for a service
: in absolute and legal possession
Examples of fee
The admission fee is $10.
a credit card with no annual fee
The tuition fees went up this year.
We returned the library book late and had to pay a late fee.
His insurance covers the doctor's fee.
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
Examples of fee
<the townspeople fee country lasses as housemaids, nurses, and cooks>
First Known Use of fee
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Definition of fee
1 : an amount of money that must be paid <A fee is charged to get into the park.>
2 : a charge for services <a doctor's fee>
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