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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

  • Wanderers' fairy tale run to AFC Champions League final
    This year's AFC Champions League final has set up a contest between the competition's newest team and the continent's most decorated side for the title of Asia's best football club. Formed just two years ago, Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers are just a step away from lifting the continental title and earning a spot in the FIFA Club World Cu Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'
  • Art all part of life's cycle for Port Fairy riders
    PORT FAIRY cyclists are discovering their inner artist. Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'
  • Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairy tale'
    A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairy tale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape. Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'

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