Shakespeare Glossary: F
FACTIOUS: instant, importunate.
FACULTY: essential virtue or power.
FADGE: to suit.
FADING: a kind of ending to a song.
FAITOR: a traitor.
FAll: to let fall.
FAMILIAR: a familiar spirit.
FANCY-FREE: untouched by love.
FANG: to seize in the teeth.
FANTASTIC: a fantastical person.
FARDEL: a burden.
FARTUOUS: used ridiculously for ‘ virtuous.’.
FAST: assuredly, unalterably.
FEAR: the object of fear.
FEAR: to affright.
FEARFUL: subject to fear, timorous.
FEAT: to make fine.
FEATER: comp. degree. more neatly.
FEATLY: nimbly, daintily.
FEEDER: agent, servant.
FEERE: a companion, husband.
FEHEMENTLY: used ridiculously for ‘vehemently.’.
FELL: the hide.
FENCE: art or skill in defence.
FEODARY: confederate, accomplice.
FESTER: to rankle, grow virulent.
FICO: a fig.
FIELDED: in the field of battle.
FIG: to insult.
FIGHTS: screen hung around a ship to conceal the men in battle.
FILE: a list or catalogue.
FILE: to defile.
FILLS: the shafts.
FILTH: a whore.
FINE: to make fine or specious.
FIRAGO: ridiculously used for ‘Virago.’ .
FIRE-DRAKE: Will o’ the Wisp.
FIRE-NEW: with the glitter of novelty on, like newly-.
FIRK: to chastise.
FIT: a canto or division of a song.
FITCHEW: a polecat.
FIVES: a disease incident to horses.
FLAP-DRAGON: raisins in burning brandy.
FLAP-JACK: a pan-cake.
FLATNESS: lowness, depth.
FLAW: a gust of wind.
FLAW: to make a flaw in, to break.
FLECKED: spotted, streaked.
FLEET: to float.
FLESHMENT: excitement resulting from a first success.
FLEWED: furnished with hanging lips, as hounds are.
FLIGHT: a particular mode of practising archery.
FLIRT-GILL: a light woman.
FLOTE: wave, sea.
FLOURISH: an ornament.
FLOURISH: to ornament, disguise with ornament.
FLUSH: fresh, full of vigour.
FOIL: defeat, disadvantage.
FOIN: to fence, fight.
FOND: foolish, foolishly affectionate.
FOOT-CLOTH: a saddle-cloth hanging down to the ground.
FOR: for that, because.
FORBID: accursed, outlawed.
FORCE: to stuff, for ‘farce.’ .
FORCED: falsely attributed.
FORDO: to kill, destroy.
FOREIGN: obliged to live abroad.
FORESLOW: to delay.
FORFEND: to forbid.
FORMAL: regular, retaining its proper and essential.
FORSPEAK: to speak against.
FORSPENT: exhausted, weary.
FORTHRIGHT: a straight path; forthright.
FORWEARY: to weary, exhaust.
FOSSET-SELLER: one who sells the pipes inserted into a vessel.
FOX: a sword; a cant word.
FOX-SHIP: the cunning of the fox.
FRAMPOLD: peevish, unquiet.
FRANK: the feeding place of swine.
FRANKLIN: a freeholder, a small squire.
FRAUGHTING: to fraught; foarming the cargo.
FRESH: a spring of fresh water.
FRET: the stop of a guitar.
FRET: to wear away.
FRIEND: to befriend.
FRIPPERY: an old-clothes shop.
FROM: prep. contrary to.
FRONT: to affront, oppose.
FRONTLET: that which is worn on the forehead.
FRUSH: to break or bruise.
FUB OFF: to put off.
FULFILL: to fill full.
FULLAM: a loaded die.
FURNITOR: furnitory, an herb.