franco

  1. Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)

    Synonyms : el caudillo, francisco franco, general franco

fence

  1. have an argument about something

    Synonyms : argue, contend, debate
    Type Of : converse, discourse
  2. enclose with a fence

    Synonyms : fence in
    Type Of : enclose, shut in, inclose, close in
    Examples :
    • we fenced in our yard
  3. a barrier that serves to enclose an area

    Synonyms : fencing
    Type Of : barrier
  4. surround with a wall in order to fortify

    Synonyms : fence in, palisade, surround, wall
    Type Of : protect
  5. a dealer in stolen property

    Type Of : bargainer, dealer, monger, trader
  6. fight with fencing swords

    Type Of : fight, struggle, contend
  7. receive stolen goods

    Type Of : have, receive

fade away

  1. become weaker

    Synonyms : dissolve, fade out
    Type Of : change state, turn

favorable

  1. presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

    Synonyms : favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous
    Examples :
    • a favorable time to ask for a raise
  2. giving an advantage

    Synonyms : advantageous, favourable
  3. encouraging or approving or pleasing

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  4. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

faith

  1. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

    Synonyms : religion, religious belief
    Type Of : supernatural virtue, belief, theological virtue
    Examples :
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  2. complete confidence in a person or plan etc

    Synonyms : trust
    Type Of : belief
    Examples :
    • he cherished the faith of a good woman
  3. an institution to express belief in a divine power

    Synonyms : organized religion, religion
    Type Of : institution, establishment
    Examples :
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him
  4. loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

    Type Of : loyalty, allegiance, dedication, commitment
    Examples :
    • keep the faith
    • they broke faith with their investors

fettered

  1. bound by chains fastened around the ankles

    Synonyms : shackled

freshet

  1. the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

    Synonyms : spate
    Type Of : flow, flowing

foundations

  1. education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

    Synonyms : grounding
    Type Of : education
    Examples :
    • he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study
  2. lowest support of a structure

    Synonyms : base, foot, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure
    Type Of : support
  3. a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

    Synonyms : foundation garment
    Type Of : unmentionable, undergarment
  4. the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    Synonyms : base, basis, cornerstone, fundament, groundwork
    Type Of : supposal, supposition, assumption
  5. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    Synonyms : creation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination
    Type Of : commencement, beginning, start
    Examples :
    • the foundation of a new scientific society
  6. an institution supported by an endowment

    Type Of : financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation
  7. the basis on which something is grounded

    Type Of : relation
    Examples :
    • there is little foundation for his objections

fixed

  1. fixed and unmoving

    Synonyms : rigid, set
    Examples :
    • with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
  2. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.

    Synonyms : frozen
    Examples :
    • living on fixed incomes
  3. securely placed or fastened or set

    Antonyms : unfixed
    Examples :
    • a fixed piece of wood
    • a fixed resistor
  4. (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value

fidgets

  1. a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

    Synonyms : fidgetiness, restlessness
    Type Of : agitation
    Examples :
    • he's got the fidgets
  2. move restlessly

    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • The child is always fidgeting in his seat