[floo-uh nt] /ˈflu ənt/
spoken or written with ease:
able to speak or write smoothly, easily, or readily:
a fluent speaker; fluent in six languages.
fluent motion; fluent curves.
flowing, as a stream.
capable of flowing; fluid, as liquids or gases.
easily changed or adapted; pliant.
able to speak or write a specified foreign language with facility
spoken or written with facility: his French is fluent
easy and graceful in motion or shape
flowing or able to flow freely
1580s, “flowing freely” (of water, also of speech), from Latin fluentem (nominative fluens) “lax, relaxed,” figuratively “flowing, fluent,” present participle of fluere “to flow, stream, run, melt,” from PIE *bhleugw-, extended form of *bhleu- “to swell, well up, overflow” (cf. Latin flumen “river;” Greek phluein “to boil over, bubble up,” phlein “to abound”), an extension of root *bhel- (2) “to blow, inflate, swell;” see bole. Used interchangeably with fluid in Elizabethan times. Related: Fluently.
[floo-id] /ˈflu ɪd/ noun 1. a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape. adjective 2. pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing. 3. consisting of or […]
[floo-res-uh nt, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɛs ənt, flɔ-, floʊ-/ adjective 1. possessing the property of ; exhibiting . 2. strikingly bright, vivid, or glowing: plastic toys in fluorescent colors. noun 3. a lighting fixture that utilizes a . /ˌflʊəˈrɛsənt/ adjective 1. exhibiting or having the property of fluorescence adj. 1853, from fluor- + -escent (see fluorescence). […]
[food] /fud/ noun 1. any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc. 2. more or less solid nourishment, as distinguished from liquids. 3. a particular kind of solid nourishment: a breakfast food; dog food. 4. whatever supplies nourishment to organisms: plant food. […]
[fawr-fit] /ˈfɔr fɪt/ noun 1. a fine; penalty. 2. an act of forfeiting; . 3. something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract. 4. an article deposited in a game because of a mistake and redeemable by a fine or […]