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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Feud \Feud\ (f[=u]d), n. [OE. feide, AS. f[=ae]h[eth], fr. f[=a]h hostile; akin to OHG. f[=e]hida, G. fehde, Sw. fejd, D. feide; prob. akin to E. fiend. See Foe.]
A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race.
A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed.
Mutual feuds and battles betwixt their several tribes and kindreds.
Syn: Affray; fray; broil; contest; dispute; strife.
Feud \Feud\, n. [LL. feudum, feodum prob. of same origin as E. fief. See Fief, Fee.] (Law) A stipendiary estate in land, held of a superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profits thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, from feud (n.). Related: Feuded; feuding.
c.1300, fede "enmity, hatred, hostility," northern English and Scottish, ultimately (via an unrecorded Old English word or Old French fede, faide "war, raid, hostility, hatred, enmity, feud, (legal) vengeance," which is from Germanic) from Proto-Germanic *faihitho (compare Old High German fehida "contention, quarrel, feud"), noun of state from adjective *faiho- (cognates: Old English fæhð "enmity," fah "hostile;" German Fehde "feud;" Old Frisian feithe "enmity").\n
\nThis is from PIE root *peig- (2), also *peik- "evil-minded, hostile" (see foe). Sense of "vendetta" is early 15c. Alteration of spelling in 16c. is unexplained. Meaning "state of hostility between families or clans" is from 1580s.
Etymology 1 alt. 1 A state of long-standing mutual hostility. 2 (qualifier: professional wrestling slang) A staged rivalry between wrestlers. 3 (context obsolete English) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race. n. 1 A state of long-standing mutual hostility. 2 (qualifier: professional wrestling slang) A staged rivalry between wrestlers. 3 (context obsolete English) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race. vb. (context intransitive English) To carry on a feud. Etymology 2
alt. An estate granted to a vassal by a feudal lord in exchange for service n. An estate granted to a vassal by a feudal lord in exchange for service
n. a bitter quarrel between two parties
v. carry out a feud; "The two professors have been feuding for years"
In professional wrestling, a feud is a staged rivalry between multiple wrestlers or groups of wrestlers. They are integrated into ongoing storylines, particularly in events which are televised. Feuds may last for months or even years or be resolved with implausible speed, perhaps during the course of a single match.
Feud was an innovative 1987 computer game for the MSX and ZX Spectrum home computers, among others. The player takes on the role of the sorcerer Learic, cursed with aging, and must fight his evil twin Leanoric before his time runs out.
In some countries it was distributed as Halloween.
"Feud" is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of the American musical television series Glee, and the eighty-second episode overall. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Bradley Buecker, it aired on Fox in the United States on March 14, 2013.
Feud is an upcoming American anthology television series. The series, created by Ryan Murphy has been ordered by FX with a straight 8-episode-order.
A feud , referred to in more extreme cases as a blood feud, vendetta, faida, beef, clan war, gang war, or private war, is a long-running argument or fight, often between social groups of people, especially families or clans. Feuds begin because one party (correctly or incorrectly) perceives itself to have been attacked, insulted or wronged by another. Intense feelings of resentment trigger the initial retribution, which causes the other party to feel equally aggrieved and vengeful. The dispute is subsequently fuelled by a long-running cycle of retaliatory violence. This continual cycle of provocation and retaliation makes it extremely difficult to end the feud peacefully. Feuds frequently involve the original parties' family members and/or associates, can last for generations, and may result in extreme acts of violence. They can be interpreted as an extreme outgrowth of social relations based in family honor.
Until the early modern period, feuds were considered legitimate legal instruments and were regulated to some degree. For example, Serb culture calls this krvna osveta, meaning "blood revenge", which had unspoken but highly valued rules. In tribal societies, the blood feud, coupled with the practice of blood wealth, functioned as an effective form of social control for limiting and ending conflicts between individuals and groups who are related by kinship, as described by anthropologist Max Gluckman in his article "The Peace in the Feud" in 1955.
Usage examples of "feud".
Charles was just trying to say that most people around here knew about the feud between Aden and his family.
Aberwyn, Your Grace, and he killed Lord Adry in that feud, some years past.
Christian turning gradually into the ill-tempered agnostic, entangled in the end of a feud of which he never understood the beginning, blighted with a sort of hereditary boredom with he knows not what, and already weary of hearing what he has never heard.
Here, Bowler explained, was the Neutral, where goods were bartered, defense alliances forged, conspiracies birthed, feuds resolved, curiosity sated, and contracts for joint expeditions made.
The cause of the feud was that Chack fed squirrels and Leeds fed pigeons, both using Washington Square as a base of operations.
Capri grass, with the pink cistus flowers brushing her hot cheeks, Lorna raged impotently against the tragedy of a fate which was changing the dearest friendship of her life into a feud.
There had been a running feud between the Doppers and the Hawbakers for three generations.
And it may be added that this mathematical introduction precedes an account of the fate of a Kentucky feud that was imported to the city that has a habit of making its importations conform to its angles.
Such feuds had once been widespread on Oaccanv, ultimately precipitating the Second Eldership War.
The hawks, and the gleads, and the ravens, and the carrion-crows, and the hooded-crows, and the rooks, and the magpies, and all the rest of the rural militia, forgetting their own feuds, sometimes came sallying from all quarters, with even a few facetious jackdaws from the old castle, to show fight with the monarch of the air.
Presumably Gorde and Otto would be leaving with Erkhard and I wanted to be on that plane, away from the dark feuds of this desert world.
He had failed to learn anything of the purported feud between Gnol and Kuru Qan.
Crick, under the influence of her ninth cup of tea and her fourth hymn, ventured on the hope that it might continue fine, but a maladroit allusion on the part of the Saunders good man to the backwardness of garden crops brought the Feud stalking forth from its corner with all its old bitterness.
Korber was correctly identified as the man who had been in the wrecked cab outside the Club Miche, but the evidence indicated that the taxi had been accidentally boxed by other cars that contained feuding gangsters.
He was dead to his people, the name Miche surrendered for the next baby to be born, as he had gotten it from his grandfather Miche when he had fallen in the feuds with the sea people.