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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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* 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 Fencer F Review
    Conceptually, Fairy Fencer F would seem to be a return to the roots of the JRPG genre: a traditionally-styled game with a distinctly Japanese story and aesthetic. Consider the alliteration in Fairy Fencer F’s title, which calls Final Fantasy to mind, or the game’s development team, which includes composer Nobuo Uematsu and artist Yoshitaka Amano, both of Final Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'
  • Childcare boost for Port Fairy
    THE squeeze on childcare places in Port Fairy is set to ease with a major funding injection. Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'
  • Fairy wren embryos found able to discern between adult calls
    (Phys.org) —A trio of researchers with Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in Germany has found that a species of bird, the superb fairy wren, is able to distinguish between adult calls while still inside its egg. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Hendrik Eggert, Joachim Kurtz and Maike Diddens-de Buhr Read more on this news related to 'Fairy'

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