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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  F \F\ ([e^]f).
     1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a
        nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin.
        The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma ?,
        which probably had the value of English w consonant. The
        form and value of Greek letter came from the Ph[oe]nician,


        the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.
        Etymologically f is most closely related to p, k, v, and
        b; as in E. five, Gr. pe`nte; E. wolf, L. lupus, Gr.
        ly`kos; E. fox, vixen; fragile, break; fruit, brook, v.
        t.; E. bear, L. ferre. See Guide to Pronunciation,
        [sect][sect] 178, 179, 188, 198, 230.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or
        scale of C. F sharp (F [sharp]) is a tone intermediate
        between F and G.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     {F clef}, the bass clef. See under {Clef}.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  F
       n 1: a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature [syn: {degree
            Fahrenheit}]
       2: a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens;
          usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a
          powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or
          cryolite or fluorapatite [syn: {fluorine}, {atomic number
          9}]
       3: the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and
          opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage
          difference of 1 volt between the plates [syn: {farad}]
       4: the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  f.
       adj : ; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of
             purity; "gold 21 carats fine" [syn: {fine}]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) [bouvier]:

  F, punishment, English law. Formerly felons were branded and marked with a 
  hot iron, with this letter, on being admitted to the benefit of clergy. 
  
  

















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