f
Pronunciation
  • (letter name) IPA: /ɛf/
  • (phoneme) IPA: /f/
Letter
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
Noun

f

  1. (printing, abbreviation) Folio, paper and book size (10"-12.5" x 15"-20")
  2. (euphemistic) fuck
    What the f do you think you're doing?
  3. Alternative form of f.
Synonyms
  • (folio paper and book size) F, fo
Translations
  • Russian: ж
Interjection
  1. Alternative letter-case form of F#English|F

F
Pronunciation Letter
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 3, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F, G, H, but by the time he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C, and D.
Adjective

f (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of false#English|false.
  2. Abbreviation of female#English|female.
  3. (philately) Abbreviation of fine#English|fine.
Noun

f (plural fs)

  1. An academic grade, specifically —
    1. A failing grade, with the next best grade being either a D or an E (some institutions issue Es instead of Fs).
    2. (UK) A grade lower than E but higher than G.
  2. A grade of black-lead pencil (originally an abbreviation of fine).
  3. In the American Library Association, a folio-sized book, over 30 cm in height.
  4. Abbreviation of fellow#English|fellow, as in F.G.S. or F.R.S.
  5. (nautical) Abbreviation of fog#English|fog, as in a ship's log.
  6. (US, meteorology) Initialism of Fujita (followed by a number when used in a rating on the Fujita scale and indicating the intensity of a tornado).
    the F-scale ; an F3 tornado
  7. Initialism of function#English|function (followed by a number when used on or referencing a function key of a computer keyboard).
    Press F1 for help.
Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of various proper names.
  2. Abbreviation of Fahrenheit#English|Fahrenheit.
  3. Abbreviation of Father#English|Father, as a title given to priests.
    Synonyms: Fr
  4. Abbreviation of French#English|French.
  5. Abbreviation of Friday#English|Friday.
    Synonyms: Fri
Verb

f

  1. (euphemistic) Initialism of fuck#English|fuck.
Interjection
  1. (internet slang) Used to profess respect for a deceased person, or for something that has been lost.
  2. (internet slang) Used to express regret or disappointment about an unfortunate event or piece of information.



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