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Webster 1913 Edition


Fere

Fere

,
Noun.
[OE.
fere
companion, AS.
gefēra
, from
fēran
to go, travel,
faran
to travel. √78. See
Fare
.]
A mate or companion; – often used of a wife.
[Obs.]
[Written also
fear
and
feere
.]
Chaucer.
And Cambel took Cambrina to his
fere
.
Spenser.
In fere
,
together; in company.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Fere

,
Adj.
[Cf. L.
ferus
wild.]
Fierce.
[Obs.]

Fere

,
Noun.
[See
Fire
.]
Fire.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Fere

,
Noun.
[See
Fear
.]
Fear.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Fere

,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
To fear.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fere

FERE

,
Noun.
A fellow; a mate; a peer. Obs.

Definition 2022


fere

fere

English

Alternative forms

Noun

fere (plural feres)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) A companion, comrade or friend.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book V:
      they swange oute their swerdis and slowe of noble men of armys mo than an hondred – and than they rode ayen to theire ferys.
  2. (archaic) A spouse; an animal's mate.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Compare Latin ferus (wild).

Adjective

fere (comparative more fere, superlative most fere)

  1. (obsolete) fierce

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology 1

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-o- (tight, close by), a derivative of *dʰer- (to hold), whence also firmus, fermē.

Adverb

ferē (not comparable)

  1. Closely, quite, entirely, fully, altogether, just.
  2. In general, generally, usually, commonly, for most of the time.

Etymology 2

From for.

Verb

fēre

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of for

References

  • fere in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fere in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “fere”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to translate freely: his fere verbis, hoc fere modo convertere, transferre
    • (ambiguous) synonyms: vocabula idem fere declarantia
    • (ambiguous) to talk of a subject which was then the common topic of conversation: in eum sermonem incidere, qui tum fere multis erat in ore
    • (ambiguous) as usually happens: ut fit, ita ut fit, ut fere fit
    • (ambiguous) he spoke (very much) as follows: haec (fere) dixit
    • (ambiguous) this is very much what Cicero said: haec Ciceronis fere

Norman

Alternative forms

Verb

fere

  1. (Sark) to iron

Old French

Etymology

From Latin faciō, facere.

Verb

fere

  1. Alternative form of faire

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.


Portuguese

Verb

fere

  1. third-person singular present indicative of ferir
  2. second-person singular imperative of ferir