2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

F \F\ ([e^]f).

1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin. The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma ?, which probably had the value of English w consonant. The form and value of Greek letter came from the Ph[oe]nician, the ultimate source being probably Egyptian. Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and b; as in E. five, Gr. pe'nte; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr. ly'kos; E. fox, vixen; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v. t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 178, 179, 188, 198, 230.

2. (Mus.) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F [sharp]) is a tone intermediate between F and G.

{F clef}, the bass clef. See under {Clef}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature [syn: {degree Fahrenheit}, {F}]

2: a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite [syn: {fluorine}, {F}, {atomic number 9}]

3: the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates [syn: {farad}, {F}]

4: the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: {F}, {f}]

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