[fi-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /fɪˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/
a soft felt hat with a curled brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise.
a soft felt or velvet medium-brimmed hat, usually with a band
1887, American English, from “Fédora,” a popular play by Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) that opened 1882, in which the heroine, a Russian princess named Fédora Romanoff, originally was performed by Sarah Bernhardt. During the play, Bernhardt, a notorious cross-dresser, wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. Women’s-rights activists adopted the fashion. The proper name is Russian fem. of Fedor, from Greek Theodoros, literally “gift of god,” from theos “god” + doron “gift” (see date (n.1)).
operating system, project
An open source project, sponsored by Red Hat, Inc., and potentially feeding into their products.
Fedora Home (http://fedora.redhat.com/).
Federal Research in Progress (database)
[fed] /fɛd/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer. [fed] /fɛd/ noun 1. the Fed, Informal. the Federal Reserve System. 2. the Federal Reserve Board. /fɛd/ verb 1. the past tense and past participle of feed 2. (informal) fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the […]
- Fed to the gills
Also, fed to the teeth ; fed up . Disgusted, unable or unwilling to put up with something. For example, I’m fed to the gills with these delays (the gills here is slang for “mouth”), or He was fed to the teeth with her excuses , or I’m fed up—let’s leave right now . Of […]
[fee] /fi/ noun 1. a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor’s fee. 2. a sum paid or charged for a privilege: an admission fee. 3. a charge allowed by law for the service of a public officer. 4. Law. 5. a gratuity; tip. verb (used with object), feed, feeing. 6. to give a […]