fau·​cet | \ˈfȯ-sət, ˈfä-\

Definition of faucet 

: a fixture for drawing or regulating the flow of liquid especially from a pipe

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Synonyms for faucet


cock, gate, spigot, stopcock, tap, valve

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Examples of faucet in a Sentence

don't forget to turn off the faucet

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In the new beachfront residences at St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach, its clean lines are complemented by a golden faucet. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Is This the New Must-Have Bathtub?," 16 Aug. 2018 Of course, the underground aquifer from which nearly the entire state drinks does not work like a faucet. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Environment, voters score big win over contemptuous legislators," 29 June 2018 On the other hand, shop for price, finish and shape – in that order – when choosing a faucet. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, ELLE Decor, "7 Simple Kitchen Renovation Ideas To Make The Space Look Expensive," 20 June 2016 Winston Club Chair, $495, onekingslane.com Illustration: Zoe More O'Ferrall Worry-Free Water Single-lever faucets offer the most function with the least effort. Sara Bliss, WSJ, "Renovation Strategies to Live at Home—Stylishly—Into Your 80s," 23 Aug. 2018 However, the researchers found that increasing temperatures in these regions, even a little bit, could potentially turn these carbon sinks into carbon faucets. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Warn Earth's Ecosystems Could Start Releasing CO2 On Their Own," 7 Aug. 2018 Joe Sensebe, the utility's interim manager, said Thursday that pressure levels in the city's water system began falling Wednesday around 3:30 p.m., under strain from leaks caused by burst frozen pipes and heavy customer faucet use. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "New Orleans' water pressure is recovering, but 'occasional fluctuations' possible: S&WB," 21 Jan. 2018 The order said water tested from Sativa wells, faucets and hoses contained higher-than-normal levels of manganese and was sometimes cloudier than standards allow. Angel Jennings, latimes.com, "Customers sue embattled Compton water district over discolored water," 10 July 2018 There are walls clad in shiplap, a farmhouse sink with a goose-neck faucet and a bathroom mirror on rustic barn-door rollers that slides sideways to reveal a window. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, "Farmhouse Fever Sweeps City Homes," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of faucet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faucet

Middle English, bung, faucet, from Middle French fausset bung, perhaps from fausser to damage, from Late Latin falsare to falsify, from Latin falsus false

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English Language Learners Definition of faucet

: a device that is used to control the flow of water from a pipe


fau·​cet | \ˈfȯ-sət \

Kids Definition of faucet

: a fixture for controlling the flow of a liquid (as from a pipe or cask)

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