British Dialect. doomed; fated to die.
Chiefly Scot. appearing to be under a spell; marked by an apprehension of death, calamity, or evil.
supernatural; unreal; enchanted:
elves, fairies, and other fey creatures.
being in unnaturally high spirits, as were formerly thought to precede death.
whimsical; strange; otherworldly:
a strange child with a mysterious smile and a fey manner.
interested in or believing in the supernatural
attuned to the supernatural; clairvoyant; visionary
(mainly Scot) fated to die; doomed
(mainly Scot) in a state of high spirits or unusual excitement, formerly believed to presage death
“of excitement that presages death,” from Old English fæge “doomed to die, fated, destines,” also “timid, feeble;” and/or from Old Norse feigr, both from Proto-Germanic *faigjo- (cf. Old Saxon fegi, Old Frisian fai, Middle Dutch vege, Middle High German veige “doomed,” also “timid,” German feige “cowardly”), from PIE *peig- “evil-minded, hostile” (see foe). Preserved in Scottish. Sense of “displaying unearthly qualities” and “disordered in the mind (like one about to die)” led to modern ironic sense of “affected.”
/Italian fiboˈnattʃi/ noun 1. Leonardo (leoˈnardo), also called Leonardo of Pisa. ?1170–?1250, Italian mathematician: popularized the decimal system in Europe Fibonacci (fē’bə-nä’chē) Italian mathematician who popularized the modern Arabic system of numerals in the western world and discovered the Fibonacci sequence of integers.
[fee-boh-nah-chee] /ˌfi boʊˈnɑ tʃi/ plural noun, Mathematics. 1. the unending sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, … where each term is defined as the sum of its two predecessors.
1. variant of before a vowel: fibrin. fibr- pref. Variant of fibro-.
[fahy-bran, fahy-bran] /ˈfaɪ bræn, faɪˈbræn/ noun 1. viscose rayon made from spun yarn.