—n. - permanently available stock (fund of knowledge).
- sum of money, esp. Set apart for a purpose.
- (in pl.) Money resources. —v. - provide with money.
- make (a debt) permanent at fixed interest. in funds colloq. Having money to spend. [latin fundus bottom]
slang —n. - fear, panic.
- coward. —v. - evade through fear.
- be afraid (of). [origin uncertain]
- n. Slang funky music. [origin uncertain]
v. - roll up and secure (a sail etc.).
- become furled. [french ferler]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a wild and passionate anger. B fit of rage.
- violence of a storm, disease, etc.
- (fury) (usu. In pl.) (in greek mythology) avenging goddess.
- avenging spirit.
- angry or malignant woman. like fury colloq. With great force or effort. [latin furia]
—v. (-sing) 1 melt with intense heat.
- blend into one whole by melting.
- provide (an electric circuit) with a fuse.
- a (of an appliance) fail owing to the melting of a fuse. B cause to do this. —n. Device with a strip or wire of easily melted metal placed in an electric circuit so as to interrupt an excessive current by melting. [latin fundo fus- melt]
- (also fuze) —n. - device of combustible matter for igniting a bomb or explosive charge.
- component made of this in a shell, mine, etc. —v. (-sing) fit a fuse to. [latin fusus spindle]
—n. - excited commotion, bustle.
- excessive concern about a trivial thing.
- sustained protest or dispute. —v. - behave with nervous concern.
- agitate, worry. make a fuss complain vigorously.
var. Of *fuse2.
n. - fluff.
- fluffy or frizzed hair.
- slang a (prec. By the) the police. B police officer. [probably low german or dutch]
n. - a fictional, esp. Supernatural, story. B moral tale, esp. With animals as characters.
- legendary tales collectively (in fable).
- a lie. B thing only supposed to exist. [latin fabula discourse]