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Definition of the noun farthing

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noun - plural: farthings

  1. a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: coin = a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Alternative definition of the noun farthing


  1. Former British unit of currency worth one-quarter of an old penny.
  2. A coin worth one farthing.


Farthing a.k.a. Farthing, Wyoming: Farthing was a railroad station and post office in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Farthing is located southwest of Chugwater in the Chugwater Creek valley. The region was originally named Iron Mountain due to iron deposits discovered on a nearby ridge in 1850 and briefly mined in 1870. The railroad was extended north from Cheyenne in anticipation of heavy mining development which never occurred.


"Farthing" is an alternate history novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books in August 2006. A sequel, Ha'penny, was released in October 2007 by Tor Books. A third novel in the series, Half a Crown, was released in September 2008, also from Tor, and a short story, "Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction", was published on in February 2009.

  • also known as "El circulo de farthing"
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Alternate history, Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • subjects: Police, Great Britain, England
  • copyright: 2006-08-08
  • released on (9 years ago)
  • some of the awards:
      • Nebula Award for Best Novel nomination for Jo Walton
      • Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History nomination for Jo Walton
      • Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel nomination for Jo Walton
  • official website:


  1. Farthing: The British farthing coin, from "fourthing," was a unit of currency of one quarter of a penny, or one nine hundred and sixtieth of a pound sterling. It was minted in bronze, and replaced the earlier copper farthings. It was used during the reign of six monarchs: Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II, ceasing to be legal tender in 1960. It featured two different designs on its reverse during its one hundred years in circulation. From 1860 until 1936 the image of Britannia, and from 1937 onwards the image of a wren. Like all British coinage, it bore the portrait of the monarch on the obverse.
  2. Farthing: A farthing was a coin of the Kingdom of England worth one quarter of a penny, ¹⁄₉₆₀ of a pound sterling. Such coins were first minted in England in silver in the 13th century, and continued to be used until the Kingdom of England was merged into the new Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707.
  3. Farthing is a defunct British science fiction magazine.

Phrases with Farthing

  1. Farthing Dip
  2. Brass Farthing
  3. Penny Farthing
  4. Penny-farthing
  5. Not Worth a Brass Farthing

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Farthing

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Google previewPenny Farthing Goes to School (2010)

To Teach Stranger Danger by Wendy Roberts, Amy Bradley

Pc Penny Farthing is a mother of 4 children 2 teenage boys and twin girls.

Google previewThe Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information (1832)

Concerning Remarkable Men and Manners, Times and Seasons, Solemnities and Merry-makings, Antiquities and Novelties on the Plan of the Every-day Book and Table Book ... by William Hone

FARTHINGs. A farthing is the fourth part of a penny. The Anglo-Saxon penny is known to have been as early as 688, and was perhaps earlier: it was of silver. The cross is said to have been deeply impressed upon it, that it might be divided into ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1805)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

A farthing is the least denomination or fraction of money used in England. Cocker's Arith. Else all those things we toil so hard in, Would not avail one single farthing. Prior. You are not obliged to take money not of old or silver; not the halfpence ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

farthing /'fa:oir)/ noun (history): farthings A farthing is an old coin, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the most important names, objects, and terms found in the Holy Scriptures (1856)

intended principally for Sunday schools and Bible classes, and as an aid to family instruction by Howard Malcom

A farthing was the fortieth part of a penny, or about the third of our cent. Matt. 5 : 26. A mite was half a farthing. Mark 12 : 42. It is thought there was also a farthing equal to one tenth of a Roman penny. Instead of inserting uncertain tables of ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016)

by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure

Johannes Farthing, 1379 in Poll Tax (Skelmanthorpe, WR Yorks); Willmi. Farthing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Ephemera (2000)

A Guide to the Fragmentary Documents of Everyday Life for the Collector, Curator, and Historian by Maurice Rickards, Michael Twyman

The customer received the farthing ...

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Small photo of Replica Farthing Coin garden ornamentSmall photo of Great Britain British coin 1/3 one third of a farthing 1866, younger head of Queen Victoria left, value and date surrounded by oak branches, crown aboveSmall photo of Great Britain British coin 1 one farthing 1806, sitting Britannia with oval shield and trident, bust of King George III rightSmall photo of British South Africa 1/4 quarter penny (farthing) 1955, oat sprig and berries between two birds, Queen Elizabeth II bust rightSmall photo of Great Britain British coin 1/2 half farthing 1843, crown over denomination, rose with thistle and clover at sides, head of Queen Victoria, bronzeSmall photo of United Kingdom British coin 1 one farthing 1901, last year of reign, seating Britannia with oval shield and trident, older type bust of Queen Victoria left, deep patinaSmall photo of United Kingdom British coin 1 one farthing 1825, seated Britannia holding oval shield and trident, lying lion behind, King George IV head left More...

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A farthing saved is twice earned.
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Scrabble value of F4A1R1T1H4I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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