Webster 1913 Edition
faonthe young one of any beast, a fawn, F.
faona fawn, for
fedon, fr. L.
A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See
The young of an animal; a whelp.
[The tigress] . . . followeth . . . after her
A fawn color.
Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
To bring forth a fawn.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS.
fægnianto rejoice; akin to Icel.
fagnato rejoice, welcome. See
To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; – often followed by
You showed your teeth like apes, and
Thou with trembling fear,
Or like a
Or like a
fawnon a master while they betray him.
A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To court favor, or show attachment to, by frisking about one; as, a dog fawns on his master.
2.To soothe; to flatter meanly; to blandish; to court servilely; to cringe and bow to gain favor; as a fawning favorite or minion.
My love, forbear to fawn upon their frowns.