[fil-uh p] /ˈfɪl əp/
verb (used with object)
to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb.
to tap or strike smartly.
to drive by or as by a fillip:
Anticipation filliped his passion.
verb (used without object)
to make a fillip with the fingers.
an act or instance of filliping; a smart tap or stroke.
anything that tends to rouse, excite, or revive; a stimulus:
Praise is an excellent fillip for waning ambition.
something that adds stimulation or enjoyment
the action of holding a finger towards the palm with the thumb and suddenly releasing it outwards to produce a snapping sound
a quick blow or tap made by a finger snapped in this way
(transitive) to stimulate or excite
(transitive) to strike or project sharply with a fillip
(intransitive) to make a fillip
mid-15c., philippen “to flip something with the fingers, snap the fingers,” possibly of imitative origin. As a noun, from 1520s, fyllippe.
[fil-uh-ster] /ˈfɪl ə stər/ noun, Carpentry. 1. a rabbet or groove, as one on a window sash to hold the glass and putty. 2. Also called fillister plane. a plane for cutting rabbets or grooves. /ˈfɪlɪstə/ noun 1. Also called fillister plane. an adjustable plane for cutting rabbets, grooves, etc 2. Also called sash fillister. […]
noun 1. a cylindrical screw head.
noun, Photography. 1. a light used to eliminate or soften shadows caused by the main source of illumination. noun 1. (photog) a light that supplements the key light without changing its character, used esp to lighten shadows
filariform fi·lar·i·form (fə-lâr’ə-fôrm’) adj.