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


Fairy is sometimes a misspelling of ferry.

The word fairy 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 fairy

What does fairy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fairies

  1. a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
  2. offensive term for a homosexual man

Alternative definition of the noun fairy


  1. [uncountable] [obsolete] the realm of faerie; enchantment, illusion.
  2. A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.
  3. [Northern England, derogatory, colloquial] a male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  4. [context: paganism] A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.


Fairy is a brand of washing-up liquid produced by Procter & Gamble at their West Thurrock factory, in England, launched in 1950 and only sold in the UK until the 1980s. Fairy liquid is traditionally green, prompting the well-known advertising jingle "Now hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face with mild green Fairy Liquid".


  1. fairy a.k.a. Hwang Chansung, generally known as Chansung, is a member of the Korean boy band 2PM, where he is a South Korean idol singer, rapper and actor. He is the youngest, or maknae, of the group. Chansung made his debut as an actor in the 2006 MBC comedy "Unstoppable High Kick", and has gone on to co-star in the Japanese drama Kaito Royale.
  2. Fairy a.k.a. James Fair is an English field hockey player who plays as a goalkeeper.

There are other people with in their name, like Fairy Heatlie, Fairy Mountain, Fairy Cunningham.


Fairy is a musical group.


  1. Fairy a.k.a. Fairie is a fictional character in the 1935 film A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  2. Fairy is a fictional character from the 1984 film The Bet.
  3. Fairy is a fictional character from the 1972 anime TV series Adventures of Pinocchio.
    • also known as Blue Fairy
  4. Fairy is a fictional character from the 2002 film Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip.
  5. Fairy is a fictional character from the tv program Pikorîo no bôken.
  6. Fairy is a fictional character in the 1986 film Labyrinth.
  7. Fairy is a fictional character from the 1909 film Princess Nicotine.
  8. Fairy is a fictional character in the 1989 drama film Dead Poets Society.
  9. Fairy is a fictional character from 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger.
  10. Fairy is a fictional character from the 2009 film All's Faire in Love.

There are other characters with in their name, like Fairy King, Fairy Queen, Tooth Fairy, Crystal Fairy, Fairy princess, The Good Fairy, Tooth Fairy #1, Fairy godmother, The Fairy-Queen, Piggy Fairy Godmother.


"Fairy" is a book by Highlights for Children, Inc..


"Fairy" is a video game.

  • genre: Action game


  1. "Fairy" is a composition.
    • also known as Fairy Fountain, The Goddess Appears
    • music by Koji Kondo
  2. "FAIRY" is a musical album of Yukiko Okada.
    • released on (29 years ago)
  3. "Fairy" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "fairy" is a musical album of Seiko Matsuda.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  5. "Fairy" is a musical album of Yuri Amano.
    • released on (21 years ago)
  6. "Fairy" is a composition.
  7. "Fairy" is a single by Nevena Tsoneva.


  1. Fairy a.k.a. Fairy, Texas: Fairy is an unincorporated community located in Hamilton County in Central Texas. Fairy is located in the northern part of the county at the junction of FM 219 and FM 1602.
  2. FAIRY is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.

There are other places with in their name, like Fairy Lake, Port Fairy, Fairy Meadow, Port Fairy Golf Club, Port Fairy Lighthouse and Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail.


Fairy was a small wooden sidewheel-driven steamship placed into service on Puget Sound in 1853. Fairy was the first steam-powered vessel to conduct regularly scheduled service on Puget Sound.

Phrases with Fairy

Phrases starting with the word Fairy:

  1. fairy cup
  2. fairy bell
  3. Fairy Cake
  4. Fairy Dust
  5. Fairy Fans
  6. fairy flax
  7. Fairy fort
  8. fairy ring
  9. fairy tale
  10. fairy tern
  11. Fairy-Tale
  12. Fairy-Wren
  13. Fairy Aster
  14. Fairy bread
  15. Fairy chess
  16. Fairy Floss
  17. fairy light
  18. Fairy Moths

Phrases ending with the word Fairy:

  1. bad fairy
  2. Airy Fairy

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fairy

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Google previewRecreation (1905)

The Black Fairy is a clear-water fly, rarely useful in the larger sizes, but perfectly indispensable during the dog-days. The Fairy is the most celebrated of a series, which includes the Black Dose, Black Dog. etc., etc. Most of the trade Durham ...

Google previewProfiles of Popular Culture (2005)

A Reader by Ray Broadus Browne

The Blue Fairy is an extremely interesting character, moving from a little girl who is dying to a grown-up who appears at...

have found a family of sorts in Pinocchio , reading the book as Christological allegory: the Blue Fairy is a Virgin Mary, ...

Google previewWinterbloom and the Magical Swan (2012)

Book 4 Fortunatta, the Naughty Fairy by Laqaixit Tewee

“Fortunatta, the Naughty Fairy is the first story that Winterbloom.

Google previewThe Real World of Fairies (2013)

A First-Person Account by Dora van Gelder Kunz

On the surface there are fairies with physical bodies, of which tree spirits are the finest example, and fairies without physical bodies, of which the common garden or woods fairy is the best illustration. Under the surface (and of course to some ...

Google previewReply to the anti-matrimonial hypothesis and supposed atheism of Percy Byssche Shelley, as laid down in Queen Mab (1821)

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Fairy is the spirit of Volney's Ruins ...

Google previewPinocchio (2011)

by Carlo Collodi

long-lashed fish, or the dancing girl puppets in Stromboli's Marionette Theater, who wear various national costumes as if they are contestants in a Miss World beauty pageant—the Blue Fairy is an utterly stereotypical feminine figure whose ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Superstitions (2015)

by Mona A Radford, Edwin Radford

You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.

Google previewJ.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (2007)

Scholarship and Critical Assessment by Michael D. C. Drout

MacDonald was deeply impressed by early German Romanticism and the German Kunstma ̈rchen (artistic fairy tales), and of the writers working in this genre, Novalis was the most influential. Novalis's emphasis on the recovery of the poet as ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Magic & Mystery (2012)

by Melusine Draco

Faere Folkor Fairy: Seen as being both good and evil and have, at various times in history, been blended and confused with witches although prior to the13th century, having fairyblood was something to beadmired. The original Faere Folk ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Fairies 442 Fairy Rings OORB [pronounce og'r], nn inhabitant of fairyland •HEM feed on infant children.

H Persian fairy. Kvil peris are railed Deev«." PiawiDGEox, n fairy of very diminutive size. PIXY or PIXIK (also jritgy, pi*gi£), a Dcvon- MM ...

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Photos about Fairy

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Small photo of Magical cute fairy house with flower roof and rock staircase in enchanted summer gardenSmall photo of Homemade fairy creature made by a child on a white backgroundSmall photo of little fairy. Little girl in fairy costume Fairies doing magic on white backgroundSmall photo of Irish fairy door on the treeSmall photo of Garden fairySmall photo of Beautiful forest fairy in flightSmall photo of Fairy with dragonfly wings. More...

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Quotes about Fairy

And like the muse of your love hidden in the bush! !
But, you need to learn from the laws around you always;
And, in them, you will become a better person thereof. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of F4A1I1R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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