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Fairy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • small, human in form, playful, having magical powers
  • offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers ,
  • offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

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Fairy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A fairy or færie (Old English spelling) is a supposed magical being that flies in the air. They are usually depicted as small girls or women. Some færies have certain jobs, such as the Tooth fairy, who gives money or treats under the pillow of small children who have had a tooth fall out. A fairy tale is a story with a plot involving fairies. These stories are usually for children. Fairies can also be found in folklore, for instance, in Ireland and Scotland, fairies are still held as creatures that were defeated by the human race thousands of years ago and now live in caverns in the world of faerie. These mystical creatures are believed to be made after a kind of angel. Fairies come up in many fictional books such as "Peter Pan" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles".

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'Fairy' example sentence in quotations

* I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. - Roosevelt, Eleanor

* Everyman's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers. - Hans Christian Anderson

* The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Fairy Sample Sentences in News

  • Watch: Little Girl Gives the Tooth Fairy an Ultimatum
    A little girl, angry after being overlooked by the tooth fairy, writes a letter threatening to keep all her teeth. Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'
  • Warning after fairy lights flat fire
    Fire chiefs issue a warning about Christmas decorations after fairy lights started a fire at a flat in Denny. Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'
  • Redditor shares passive-aggressive childhood note to tooth fairy
    Hell hath no fury like a 9-year-old scorned by the tooth fairy, and a letter written by a redditor in her youth and recently discovered by her father proves it. Reddit user Judokitten, whose real name is Jennifer, posted the hilarious passive-aggressive note online: “(Not very) Dear T.f.,” she began, “This is the second time you’ve done this. You forgot me Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'

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