Webster 1913 Edition
Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest;
Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious;
falsefriend, lover, or subject;
I to myself was
false, ere thou to me.
Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint;
Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical;
Falseface must hide what the false heart doth know.
Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous;
falseconstruction in grammar.
falsefoundation waves have swept away.
Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
Not in tune.
a member having the appearance of an arch, though not of arch construction.–
an architectural erection above the main cornice, concealing a roof, but not having windows or inclosing rooms.–
any bearing which is not directly upon a vertical support; thus, the weight carried by a corbel has a false bearing.–
an imperfect or interrupted cadence.–
an abnormal conception in which a mole, or misshapen fleshy mass, is produced instead of a properly organized fetus.–
a spasmodic affection of the larynx attended with the symptoms of membranous croup, but unassociated with the deposit of a fibrinous membrane.–
the representation of a door or window, inserted to complete a series of doors or windows or to give symmetry.–
a combustible carried by vessels of war, chiefly for signaling, but sometimes burned for the purpose of deceiving an enemy; also, a light on shore for decoying a vessel to destruction.–
the arrest and imprisonment of a person without warrant or cause, or contrary to law; or the unlawful detaining of a person in custody.–
the timber below the main keel, used to serve both as a protection and to increase the shio’s lateral resistance.–
the fibrinous deposit formed in croup and diphtheria, and resembling in appearance an animal membrane.–
documents carried by a ship giving false representations respecting her cargo, destination, etc., for the purpose of deceiving.–
an unnatural passage leading off from a natural canal, such as the urethra, and produced usually by the unskillful introduction of instruments.–
the intentional false assumption of the name and personality of another.–
false representations concerning past or present facts and events, for the purpose of defrauding another.–
a thin piece of timber placed on top of the head rail to strengthen it.–
a progression in harmony, in which a certain note in a chord appears in the next chord prefixed by a flat or sharp.–
an untrue return made to a process by the officer to whom it was delivered for execution.–
the asternal rebs, of which there are five pairs in man.–
the space between the upper ceiling and the roof.
a false mark or other symbol, used for fraudulent purposes.–
any arachnid of the genus–
a coming up into the wind and filling away again on the same tack.–
Vampyrus spectrumof South America, formerly erroneously supposed to have blood-sucking habits; – called also
ghost vampire. The genuine blood-sucking bats belong to the genera
False door, above.
construction works to facilitate the erection of the main work, as scaffolding, bridge centering, etc.
Not truly; not honestly; falsely.“You play me false.”
falsareto falsify, fr.
falsus: cf. F.
To report falsely; to falsify.
To betray; to falsify.
[He] hath his truthe
falsedin this wise.
To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.
To feign; to pretend to make.
[Obs.]“And falsed oft his blows.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Not true; not conformable to fact; expressing what is contrary to that which exists, is done, said or thought. A false report communicates what is not done or said. A false accusation imputes to a person what he has not done or said. A false witness testifies what is not true. A false opinion is not according to truth or fact. The word is applicable to any subject, physical or moral.
2.Not well founded; as a false claim.
3.Not true; not according to the lawful standard; as a false weight or measure.
4.Substituted for another; succedaneous; supposititious; as a false bottom.
5.Counterfeit; forged; not genuine; as false coin; a false bill or note.
6.Not solid or sound; deceiving expectations; as a false foundation
False and slippery ground.
7.Not agreeable to rule or propriety; as false construction in language.
8.Not honest or just; not fair; as false play.
9.Not faithful or loyal; treacherous; perfidious; deceitful. The king's subjects may prove false to him. So we say, a false heart.
10.Unfaithful; inconstant; as a false friend; a false lover; false to promises and vows.
The husband and wife proved false to each other.
11.Deceitful; treacherous; betraying secrets.
12.Counterfeit; not genuine or real; as a false diamond.
13.Hypocritical; feigned; made or assumed for the purpose of deception; as false tears; false modesty. The man appears in false colors. The advocate gave the subject a false coloring.
False fire, a blue flame, made by the burning of certain combustibles, in a wooden tube; used as a signal during the night.
False imprisonment, the arrest and imprisonment of a person without warrant or cause, or contrary to law; or the unlawful detaining of a person in custody.
1.To violate by failure of veracity; to deceive. Obs.
2.To defeat; to balk; to evade. Obs.