Also called blood feud. a bitter, continuous hostility, especially between two families, clans, etc., often lasting for many years or generations.
a bitter quarrel or contention:
a feud between labor and management.
verb (used without object)
to engage in a feud.
long and bitter hostility between two families, clans, or individuals; vendetta
a quarrel or dispute
(intransitive) to take part in or carry on a feud
(feudal law) land held in return for service
c.1300, fede “enmity, hatred, hostility,” northern English and Scottish; perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old French fede, from Old High German fehida “contention, quarrel, feud,” from Proto-Germanic *faihitha noun of state from adj. *faiho- (cf. Old English fæhð “enmity,” fah “hostile;” German Fehde “feud;” Old Frisian feithe “enmity;” see foe). Sense of “vendetta” is early 15c. Alteration of spelling in 16c. is unexplained.
1670s, from feud (n.). Related: Feuded; feuding.
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[foi-er-bahkh, -bahk; German foi-uh r-bahkh] /ˈfɔɪ ərˌbɑx, -ˌbɑk; German ˈfɔɪ ərˌbɑx/ noun 1. Ludwig Andreas [ahn-drey-uh s,, an-;; German ahn-drey-ahs] /ɑnˈdreɪ əs,, æn-;; German ɑnˈdreɪ ɑs/ (Show IPA), 1804–72, German philosopher. /German ˈfɔɪərbax/ noun 1. Ludwig Andreas (ˈluːtvɪç anˈdreːas). 1804–72, German materialist philosopher: in The Essence of Christianity (1841), translated into English by George Eliot […]
/fœjɑ̃/ noun 1. (French history) a member of a club formed in 1791 by Lafayette advocating a limited constitutional monarchy: forced to disband in 1792 as the revolution became more violent and antimonarchical
[foi-i-tn; French fœyuh-tawn] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tn; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/ noun, plural feuilletons [foi-i-tnz; French fœyuh-tawn] /ˈfɔɪ ɪ tnz; French fœyəˈtɔ̃/ (Show IPA) 1. a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc. 2. an item printed in the feuilleton. /ˈfʊɪˌtɒn; French fœjtɔ̃/ noun 1. the part of a European newspaper carrying reviews, […]