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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a false/fake address
▪ He gave the police a false address.
imitation/fake/artificial etc fur
▪ a pair of gloves trimmed with fake fur
▪ Beware of fakes when buying antiques.
▪ Is the vase a genuine antique or a fake?
▪ It turned out her doctor was a fake.
▪ Three months after I bought it, a friend who works at the museum told me it was probably a fake.
▪ Hugh Tait has taken the lead in trying to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to fakes and forgeries.
▪ I trembled like a tuning fork, but my shoulder fakes absorbed the worst of the shaking.
▪ It is also through observation that fakes are unmasked.
▪ Martin put a couple of slick fakes on cornerback Larry Brown, turning and twisting him every which way.
▪ The jury deliberated for only two hours on Wednesday before concluding that the tape made by Bailey was a fake.
▪ There was a second problem, which was fakes.
▪ Plus the best and most affordable selection of fake fur cushions in town - zebra, leopard, tiger among others.
▪ She was a vision in a pink fake fur Todd Oldham jacket.
▪ My first successes were in fake fur - we had one each.
▪ A vest of fake fur like the one she had made for Jill when she was small?
▪ But for the ultimate indulgence this winter, splash out on one of the new fake furs.
▪ Until my first New York winter rain, when the fake fur matted around my neck, wrists and knees.
▪ It was a tiny fluffy one, a Christmas present, slightly see-through and trimmed with fake fur.
▪ This year their major bow to realness has been replacing fake fur with genuine dead pelts.
▪ a fake driver's license
▪ a fake fur coat
▪ a fake police officer
▪ Her coat had a fake fur collar and cuffs.
▪ His I.D. is obviously fake.
▪ They were selling fake Rolex watches on the market stall.
▪ Whitehorn pleaded guilty to possession of equipment to make fake identification documents.
▪ You can buy fake Gucci bags all over the city.
▪ Doyle said no witnesses reported seeing anyone leave the fake bombs.
▪ He says that the only way you can tell they're fake, is to look at the stitching on the labels.
▪ Just as there are fake credit cards and mix-ups over billing, there could be problems with Internet certificates.
▪ Proof that fake Dalís are circulating and fears of further problems could continue to undermine confidence in this market.
▪ Some also alter the painted registration number on the car to match the fake plates.
▪ The defense said the photos were fake.
▪ Until my first New York winter rain, when the fake fur matted around my neck, wrists and knees.
▪ Vintage Steve Douglas pushing the limits of the fake ollie at the Whiplash comp. 1985.
▪ To escape this bitter betrayal, she decides to fake her own death and disappear.
▪ Now Jack sees a way to escape from it all by faking his death in a house fire.
▪ But in spite of the way it looked Martin had faked his own death - and done it damned successfully.
▪ Police said she probably survived because she faked death during the ordeal.
▪ Elway faked a pass and ran with the ball.
▪ He faked his grandfather's signature on the check.
▪ But he kept his balance, bounced to the right, broke a tackle, faked two defenders and raced 32 yards.
▪ Favre had faked a handoff to Edgar Bennett, then slipped as he looked for a receiver.
▪ Hard to say, but Jane wasn't faking.
▪ Singer Fairlie Arrow was fined £10,000 for faking a two-day abduction to boost her ailing career.
▪ The bag had been faked out.
▪ The collector will know that it is faked up in the style of an earlier period.
▪ They can't be faked by simply changing your motion, or anything like that.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fake \Fake\, n. [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS. f[ae]c space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row, and E. fay to fit.] (Naut.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.


Fake \Fake\, v. t. (Naut.) 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.

Faking box, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot.


Fake \Fake\, v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all its senses.]

  1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.

  2. To make; to construct; to do.

  3. To manipulate 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.


Fake \Fake\, n. A trick; a swindle. [Slang]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

of unknown origin; attested in London criminal slang as adjective (1775 "a counterfeit"), verb (1812 "to rob"), and noun (1851, "a swindle;" of persons 1888, "a swindler"), but probably older. A likely source is feague "to spruce up by artificial means," from German fegen "polish, sweep," also "to clear out, plunder" in colloquial use. "Much of our early thieves' slang is Ger. or Du., and dates from the Thirty Years' War" [Weekley]. Or it may be from Latin facere "to do." Century Dictionary notes that "thieves' slang is shifting and has no history."\n

\nThe nautical word meaning "one of the windings of a cable or hawser in a coil" probably is unrelated, from Swedish veck "a fold." As a verb, "to feign, simulate" from 1941. To fake it is from 1915, jazz slang; to fake (someone) out is from 1940s, originally in sports. Related: Faked; fakes; faking. The jazz musician's fake book is attested from 1951.


Etymology 1

  1. Not real; false, fraudulent. n. 1 Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently. 2 A trick; a swindle. 3 (context soccer English) move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent. v

  2. 1 To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob. 2 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. 3 To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify. 4 To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate. Etymology 2

    n. (context nautical English) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil. vb. (context nautical English) 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. adj. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, phony, phoney, bastard]

  2. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide" [syn: false, faux, imitation, simulated]

  1. n. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be [syn: sham, postiche]

  2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]

  3. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player [syn: juke]

  1. v. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card" [syn: forge, counterfeit]

  2. fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent]

  3. talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it" [syn: bullshit, bull]

Fake (Swedish band)

Fake was a Swedish synthpop band during the 1980s.

Fake (manga)

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 (or chapter) from the second manga is also available, in the form of an OVA.

Randy "Ryo" Maclean, a half-Japanese cop, is new to the 27th Precinct, and he is partnered with Dee Laytner, an American with an overconfident attitude. The seven-volume manga details their adventures as police in a violent city and delves into each one's past, as well as developing their slowly building relationship. The final volume contains yaoi, and the first six volumes are mostly of a less intense, shōnen-ai nature.

Other noteworthy characters are Bikky and Carol, two kids who have lost their families and have been taken in by Ryo, and subsequently by Dee. A few of the acts focus on the very sweet young love that develops between those two. JJ and Drake are other detectives from the 27th, and JJ, completely obsessed with Dee, becomes quite jealous of Ryo, and that of course makes for some interesting moments throughout the manga, although JJ moves his attentions to Drake towards the end of the series. Berkeley Rose has a similar fancy for Ryo. He isn't shy about it either, going so far as to steal a kiss whenever possible, much to the irritation of both Dee and Ryo.

The manga itself mainly focuses on various cases Ryo and Dee have to solve, many of which become quite personal, allowing for convenient flashbacks to Dee's and Ryo's troubled pasts.

Fake was first published as seven volumes by Biblos, but after the company went bankrupt in 2006, Fake was republished by Mediation as five volumes, with one newly drawn extra story featured at the back of each. Fake's English translation is published by Tokyopop in the United States of America, and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand. All seven volumes are available in English. The one-off sequel "Like, like love" is only available in Japan as a part of an art book by Matoh.

On May 12, 2007, the manga Fake "Second Season", a sequel, premiered in a new Japanese magazine called Hug, also published by Mediation. There is currently no news on North American licensing.

Fake (2003 film)

Fake ( Thai: เฟค โกหกทั้งเพ) is a 2003 Thai romantic drama film directed by Thanakorn Pongsuwan. It starred Leo Putt (Putthipong Sriwat), Ray MacDonald, Tah Barby (Phaopol Thephatsadin na Ayutthaya) 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.

Fake (Alexander O'Neal song)

"Fake" is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It is the first single from the singer's second solo album, Hearsay (1987). It is one of the artist's most recognizable signature songs, and a favorite of many O'Neal fans worldwide.

Fake (Ai song)

"Fake" (stylized as "FAKE") is Japanese R&B singer Ai's 20th single, featuring pop/R&B musician Namie Amuro. It was released on March 31, 2010.


Fake may refer to:

In music:

  • Fake (Swedish band), a band active in the 1980s
  • Fake?, a Japanese rock band
  • Fake (album), by Adorable
  • "Fake" (Ai song)
  • "Fake" (Alexander O'Neal song) (1987)
  • "Fake" (Simply Red song) (2003)
  • Fake (US band), an American electro band remixed by Imperative Reaction
  • "Fake", a song by Brand New Heavies from Brother Sister
  • "Fake", a 1994 song by Korn from Korn
  • "Fake", a song by Mötley Crüe

In other uses:

  • Fake (manga), a BL manga
  • Fake (2003 film), a Thai movie
  • Fake (2010 film), a film featuring Fisher Stevens
  • Fake, Nigeria, a village 90 miles from Katagum
  • Fake, a 1969 book by Clifford Irving about art forger Elmyr de Hory
Fake (Simply Red song)

"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 14 February 2004.

Fake (album)

Fake is the second and final album by the British alternative rock band Adorable released in 1994.

Usage examples of "fake".

The Shadow to continue his pretense of being Malvin, whether Alker knew it to be a fake, or not.

I thought someone was accusing me of faking amnesia, but what if the person who sent this note is accusing me of being an imposter?

Liysa had outlined her very detailed plot to fake amnesia so that she could break up with Tim without any recriminations.

Instead, she had faked a histrionic attack of amnesia, like something right out of a soap opera.

These heavily optimized fake stem cells biological robots in all but name spawn like cancer, ejecting short-lived anucleated secondary cells.

The notices were all in plain block lettering with standard spelling, as laid down by the director -- true Anglo-Saxon was obviously useless for the purpose, and fake archaisms were prohibited.

English spelling of his French first name, changed his last name to Beane, and faked a high school record.

He was the only person on the island who could be trusted to do what she needed to have done: replicate the piece in her pendant and swap the two, putting his fake in the bezel while he held on to the original.

But somewhere there had been a slip, worse than signing a faked Burch signature to a check.

Was the weapon he carried, the one Rimmer Dall had given up so easily, the talisman he sought or a fake?

Dig a little bit deeper and it turns out the reasons-of-conscience decals are fake.

Geoffrey Doel, chairman of the British Unidentified Flying Objects Research Association, who is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and an expert radiologist, is sure that the photograph is genuine in that it was not deliberately faked.

Later, following a pair of hard sacks, it was fourth and thirty, and Theresa scrambled and pumped faked twice, then broke downfield, one of the whippets catching her, throwing his hard little body at her belly.

But here she is nothing more than a drippy puddle on dry land, and to be a solid is to be a fake.

Recognition passed between the faces of the false Abu and the faking fakir who had come to summon his tardy assistant.