[feer-ee-uh] /ˈfɪər i ə/
noun, plural feriae
[feer-ee-ee] /ˈfɪər iˌi/ (Show IPA), ferias.
Ecclesiastical. a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.
of or relating to a feria
(rare) of or relating to a holiday
noun (pl) -rias, -riae (-rɪˌiː)
(RC Church) a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
“pertaining to holidays,” late 14c., from Old French ferial, from Medieval Latin ferialis, from Latin feriae (see feast (n.)).
[feer-ahyn, -in] /ˈfɪər aɪn, -ɪn/ adjective 1. 1 . /ˈfɪəraɪn/ adjective 1. another word for feral1 , feral1 adj. 1630s, from Latin ferinus “pertaining to wild animals,” from fera “wild beast” (see fierce).
n. name used in India for “European,” 1630s, from Persian Farangi, from Arabic Faranji (10c.), from Old French Franc “Frank” (see Frank) + Arabic ethnic suffix -i. The fr- sound is not possible in Arabic.
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Related Terms for instance noun phrase An example; an instance: I’d understand the point better if you gave me a couple of concrete for instances [1940s+; fr a Yiddish pattern]
[fer-i-tee] /ˈfɛr ɪ ti/ noun 1. a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state. 2. savagery; ferocity. /ˈfɛrɪtɪ/ noun (rare) (pl) -ties 1. the state of being wild or uncultivated 2. savagery; ferocity