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 Dictionary entry overview: What does faerie mean? 

FAERIE (noun)
  The noun FAERIE has 2 senses:

1. a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
2. the enchanted realm of fairies

  Familiarity information: FAERIE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FAERIE (noun)

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A small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


faerie; faery; fairy; fay; sprite

Hypernyms ("faerie" is a kind of...):

spiritual being; supernatural being (an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "faerie"):

brownie; elf; gremlin; hob; imp; pixie; pixy ((folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous)

fairy godmother (a female character is some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine)

dwarf; gnome (a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure)

Morgan le Fay ((Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur)

Puck; Robin Goodfellow (a mischievous sprite of English folklore)

Oberson ((Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore)

Titania ((Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore)

tooth fairy (a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out)

water nymph; water spirit; water sprite (a fairy that inhabits water)

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The enchanted realm of fairies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


faerie; faery; fairyland

Hypernyms ("faerie" is a kind of...):

fictitious place; imaginary place; mythical place (a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings)

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