[frey-kuh s; British frak-ah] /ˈfreɪ kəs; British ˈfræk ɑ/
a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar.
a noisy quarrel; brawl
1727, from French fracas (15c.), from Italian fracasso “uproar, crash,” back-formation from fracassare “to smash, crash, break in pieces,” from fra-, a shortening of Latin infra “below” + Italian cassare “to break,” from Latin quassare “to shake” (see quash).
[frah-ka-stawr-ee-uh s, -stohr-] /ˌfrɑ kæˈstɔr i əs, -ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. a walled plain in the fourth quadrant of the face of the moon: about 60 miles (97 km) in diameter.
Fracastoro Fra·cas·to·ro (frä’kä-stô’rô), Girolamo. 1483-1553. Italian physician and poet who wrote the poem Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus (1530), in which the name syphilis was first given to the disease.
[frak-ing] /ˈfræk ɪŋ/ noun 1. . noun 1. a process in which fractures in rocks below the earth’s surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil.
abbreviation 1. Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians