[fal-uh n-ster-ee] /ˈfæl ənˌstɛr i/
noun, plural phalansteries.
any similar association, or the buildings they occupy.
noun (pl) -steries
any similar association or the buildings occupied by such an association
1846, from French phalanstère, name for one of the socialistic communities of c.1,800 people, living together as family, proposed as the basic unit of society in the system of French social scientist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837), coined by Fourier from phalange, properly “phalanx” (see phalanx) + ending after monastère “monastery.”
[fey-langks, fal-angks] /ˈfeɪ læŋks, ˈfæl æŋks/ noun, plural phalanxes or for 7, phalanges [fuh-lan-jeez] /fəˈlæn dʒiz/ (Show IPA) 1. (in ancient Greece) a group of heavily armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep, with shields joined and long spears overlapping. 2. any body of troops in close array. 3. a number of […]
[fal-uh-rohp] /ˈfæl əˌroʊp/ noun 1. any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes. /ˈfæləˌrəʊp/ noun 1. any aquatic shore bird of the family Phalaropidae, such as Phalaropus fulicarius (grey phalarope), of northern oceans and lakes, having a long slender bill and lobed toes: order Charadriiformes
(Luke 3:35)=Peleg (q.v.), Gen. 11:16.
[fal-er-uh] /ˈfæl ər ə/ noun, plural phalerae [fal-uh-ree] /ˈfæl əˌri/ (Show IPA) 1. a metal disk or boss worn on a man’s breast as an ornament or as a military decoration or used to adorn the harness of a horse.