- faerie supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," c.1300, from O.Fr. fairie; see FAIRY (Cf. fairy).
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faerie — or faery [fā′ər ē, fer′ē] n. [OFr faerie (see FAIRY): E use due to Spenser] Archaic 1. fairyland 2. pl. faeries a fairy adj. Archaic fairy: Also written faërie or faëry … English World dictionary
faerie — Synonyms and related words: Agapemone, Arcadia, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Canaan, Cloudcuckooland, Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Erewhon, Garden of Eden, Goshen, Happy Valley, Land of Youth, Laputa, Never Never land, Neverland, New Atlantis,… … Moby Thesaurus
faerie — n. (also faery) archaic 1 Fairyland; the fairies esp. as represented by Spenser (the Faerie Queene). 2 (attrib.) visionary, fancied. Etymology: var. of FAIRY … Useful english dictionary
faerie — also faery noun (plural faeries) Etymology: Middle English fairie more at fairy Date: 1579 1. fairyland 2. fairy 1 • faery adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
faerie — /fay euh ree, fair ee/, n. 1. the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland. 2. Archaic. a fairy. adj. 3. fairy. Also, faery. [1580 90; sp. var. of FAIRY] * * * … Universalium
faerie — noun a) Realm of the fays, fairyland. b) the sphere or realm of enchantment, magic or dream associated with the fae (fays) … Wiktionary
faerie — faÂ·erÂ·ie || ferÉª / feÉ™rÉª n. fairy, small supernatural being that is believed to help humans, sprite, pixie … English contemporary dictionary
faerie — [ feɪəri, fɛ:ri] (also faery) noun archaic or literary fairyland. Origin C16 (introduced by Spenser): pseudo archaic var. of fairy … English new terms dictionary
faerie — noun (C) old use a fairy (1) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
faerie — fa·er·ie … English syllables