[fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey] /ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ/
a woman engaged to be married.
a woman who is engaged to be married
“woman to whom one is betrothed,” 1853, from French fianceé, fem. of fiancé, past participle of fiancer “to betroth,” from fiance “a promise, trust,” from fier “to trust,” from Vulgar Latin *fidare (see affiance). Has all but expelled native betrothed. The verb fiance, now obsolete, was used c.1450-1600 for “to engage to be married.”
[fee-uh n-ket-oh, -chet-oh] /ˌfi ənˈkɛt oʊ, -ˈtʃɛt oʊ/ Chess. noun, plural fianchetti [fee-uh n-ket-ee, -chet-ee] /ˌfi ənˈkɛt i, -ˈtʃɛt i/ (Show IPA) 1. the development of a bishop, in an opening move, by advancing one or two pawns so as to permit movement along the bishop’s diagonal. verb (used with or without object), fianchettoed, fianchettoing. […]
[fee-uh-nuh] /ˈfi ə nə/ plural noun, Irish History. 1. the Fenians. /ˈfiːənə/ plural noun 1. a legendary band of Irish warriors noted for their heroic exploits, attributed to the 2nd and 3rd centuries ad Also called Fenians
[foil, fahyl] /fɔɪl, faɪl/ noun 1. a political party in Ireland, organized in 1927 by Eamon De Valera, that was one of the leading parties in the establishment of the Irish republic. /ˈfɪənə ˈfɑːl/ noun 1. one of the major Irish political parties, founded by de Valera in 1926 as a republican party
[fee-as-koh or especially for 2, -ah-skoh] /fiˈæs koʊ or especially for 2, -ˈɑ skoʊ/ noun, plural fiascos, fiascoes. 1. a complete and ignominious failure. 2. a round-bottomed glass flask for wine, especially Chianti, fitted with a woven, protective raffia basket that also enables the bottle to stand upright. /fɪˈæskəʊ/ noun (pl) -cos, -coes 1. a […]