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Fake appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Fake bugs put in wax jonquils drive him crazy. (37 letters)
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Fake appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A man, a plan: I fake esoteric ire to seek a final Panama.
  • Eureka fate: lies, procedure, notes, put-on oddness revivers send do not upset one rude corpse I let a fake rue.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fake:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fake:


The word fake is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fake

What does fake mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fakes

  1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of fake: postiche / sham
    • more generic word: imitation = something copied or derived from an original
    • more specific terms:
      • fake book = a fake in the form of an imitation book
      • Potemkin village = something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance
  2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  3. (American football) a deceptive move made by a football player
    • domain: football / football game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of fake: juke
    • more generic word: feint = any distracting or deceptive maneuver

Alternative definition of the noun fake


  1. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
  2. A trick; a swindle.
  3. [soccer] Move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent.
  4. [nautical] One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.

Specialised definition of the noun fake

Glossary of sports

action to mislead the opponent, which is predominantly used in games and combat sports. The structure of the movement is modified in such a way, that a movement is faked in the preparatory phase of the movement, which causes the opponent to expect a certain main phase; however, this phase is not executed as expected. The ability for fast information perception and processing determines whether a fake is successful or can be counteracted. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the adjective fake

What does fake mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: faker |

  1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
  2. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

Alternative definition of the adjective fake


  1. Not real; false, fraudulent.

Definition of the verb fake

What does fake mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: faked | faking | fakes

  1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    • example: he faked the signature
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of fake: counterfeit / forge
    • more generic word: re-create = create anew
  2. tamper, with the purpose of deception
  3. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

Alternative definition of the verb fake


  1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  2. To make; to construct; to do. [rfexample]
  3. To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.
  4. To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  5. To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
  6. [nautical] To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.


  1. Fake a.k.a. FAKE? is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in 2001 by Ken Lloyd and Inoran. Their music has been described as alternative mixed with electronic sounds. Their sound has also been called "Mixture Rock" as well as an "alternative punk rock mix." Lyrics are mainly in English and sometimes in Japanese.
  2. Fake was a Swedish synthpop band during the 1980s.
  3. Fake oli suomalainen rock-yhtye.
    • album: "Internet-rakkautta"
  4. Fake a.k.a. (faKe): is a Nu Metal band.
    • album: "Failure Breeds Within the Minds of the Weak"

There are other groups with in their name, like fake p, fake id, Fake Club, Fake Moss, Fake Idyll, Irish Fake, Solar Fake, A Hero A Fake, Fake problems, Fake the Envy, Fake Orchestra, The Fake Fictions and Fake Shark -Real Zombie.


  1. "FAKE" is Japanese R&B singer Ai's 20th single, featuring pop/R&B musician Namie Amuro. It was released on March 31, 2010.
  2. "Fake" a.k.a. "フェイク": Fake è un brano musicale del gruppo musicale giapponese Mr. Children, pubblicato come loro trentesimo singolo il 24 gennaio 2007, ed incluso nell'album Home. Il singolo ha raggiunto la prima posizione della classifica Oricon dei singoli più venduti in Giappone, vendendo 320.628 copie. Il brano è stato utilizzato come tema musicale del film Dororo.
  3. "Fake" is a song written and recorded by British soft rock group Simply Red. It was released in July 2003 as the second single from the album, Home. It was the next single after their international smash hit "Sunrise". It reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play for the week of February 14, 2004.
  4. "Fake" is the second and final album by the British alternative rock band Adorable released in 1994.
    • genre: Shoegazing
    • released in (21 years ago)
  5. "Fake" is a 1987 single by Alexander O'Neal. The single was O'Neal's most successful song on both soul and pop charts. "Fake" went to number one on the Hot Black Singles chart for two weeks, and peaked at number twenty-five on the Hot 100. The single was also O'Neal's most successful single on the dance charts, peaking at number seven. The song was later interpolated for Patti LaBelle's 1997 hit, "When You Talk About Love", repeating the "Patti Patti" refrain after the singer demands her background to say her name.
  6. "FAKE" is the third major and seventh overall single released by ViViD. The single was released in three versions: two limited edition CD+DVD editions, and a regular CD only edition that comes with the B-side song "Natsubana". The limited A edition comes with a DVD of the title song's music video, making of, and studio recording footage; the limited B edition contains the title song's music video, a second version where the members change position and a special video where the members get prank. The titular track was used as the theme song of the GREE video game "Koi to Shigoto to Kimi no Produce".
    • released on
  7. "Fake" is a musical album of Beborn Beton.
    • also known as Fake bonus disc
    • released on (15 years ago)
  8. "Fake" is a composition.
  9. "Fake" is a composition.
  10. "Fake" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  11. "Fake" is a musical single of Youjeen.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  12. "Fake" is a musical album of Stevans.
  13. "Fake" is a composition.
  14. "Fake" is a composition.
  15. "Fake" is a musical single of Alexander O'Neal.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  16. "Fake" is a 2003 single by Simply Red.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  17. "Fake" is a musical EP of Manhunt.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  18. "FAKE" is a musical album of FAKE?.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  19. "Fake" is a musical EP of Hystoic Vein.
    • released on
  20. "Fake" is a musical EP of Douglas Greed.
    • released on
  21. "Fake" is a musical album of Kenelis.
    • released on
  22. "fake" is a musical album of Nagareda Project.
    • released on
  23. "Fake" is a musical single of Mr. Children.
    • released on (7 years ago)


"Fake" is a book by Francine Pascal.

  • also known as "Fake (Fearless)"
  • genres: Children's literature, Fiction
  • subject: Friendship


  1. "Fake" a.k.a. "Donnie Brasco" is a 1997 American crime drama directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles.
  2. "Fake" is a seven-volume BL manga by Sanami Matoh. The story focuses in a romance between Randy "Ryo" Maclean and Dee Laytner, two New York City detectives from the fictitious 27th precinct. An anime version of the fifth act from the second manga is also available, in the form of an OVA.
    • director: Iku Suzuki
    • genres: Animation, Romance Film, Mystery, Comedy
    • released in (19 years ago)
  3. "Fake" is a 2003 Thai romantic drama film directed by Thanakorn Pongsuwan. It starred Leo Putt, Ray MacDonald, Tah Barby and Pachrapa Chaichua. The debut feature by Thanakorn, it was screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Stockholm International Film Festival and the Singapore International Film Festival in 2003 and 2004.
  4. "Fake" is a 2011 crime mystery thriller film written and directed by Gregory W. Friedle.


  1. Fake is a TV spot.
  2. Fake is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Fake

Phrases starting with the word Fake:

  1. fake book
  2. Fake the Funk
  3. Fake Etymology

Phrases ending with the word Fake:

  1. For Fake
  2. Head fake
  3. Pump Fake
  4. Pump-Fake
  5. Genuine Fake

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fake

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

fake a cly or a poke. To pick a pocket: 1812, J. H. Vaux (the former); 1834, W. H. Ainsworth, Rookwood,' No dummy hunter had forks so fly.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers (2014)

by Roelf Bolt

Readingthis book will hopefully make it clear thatin this latter category, lumped together as 'fake goods', the market operatesalmost identically toits bonafide counterpart.Of course,otherfactors – liketheir specializations and production ...

Google previewFirst Children's Dictionary (2016)

by DK

fake. fairy. NOUN fairies A fairy is a small, imaginary creature from stories. Fairies often have magical powers.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Fake. An action, proceeding, manoauvre, mechanical contrivance — an affair of any kind irrespective of morals or legality : generally used in a sense specifically detrimental. In America, a swindler.

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Zaiwa (2 Vols.) (2010)

by Anton Lustig

a1-bvyoq5 (nom-fake) na. fake, unreal; ...

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Quotes about Fake

So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. (William Seward Burroughs)
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Scrabble value of F4A1K5E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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