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Farce Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    farce n
  1. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations [syn: farce comedy, travesty]
  2. mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs [syn: forcemeat]
Farce Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Farce \Farce\, n. [F. farce, from L. farsus (also sometimes farctus), p. p. pf farcire. See Farce, v. t.]
  1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
  2. A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions. Farce is that in poetry which ``grotesque'' is in a picture: the persons and action of a farce are all unnatural, and the manners false. --Dryden.
  3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce. ``The farce of state.'' --Pope.
Farce Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Farce \Farce\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farced, p. pr. & vb. n. Farcing.] [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. ???????? to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]
  1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff. [Obs.] The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets. --Bp. Sanderson. His tippet was aye farsed full of knives. --Chaucer.
  2. To render fat. [Obs.] If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs. --B. Jonson.
  3. To swell out; to render pompous. [Obs.] Farcing his letter with fustian. --Sandys.

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