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FAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fake mean? 

FAKE (noun)
  The noun FAKE has 3 senses:

1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
3. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

  Familiarity information: FAKE used as a noun is uncommon.


FAKE (adjective)
  The adjective FAKE has 2 senses:

1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
2. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

  Familiarity information: FAKE used as an adjective is rare.


FAKE (verb)
  The verb FAKE has 3 senses:

1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive
2. fake or falsify
3. talk through one's hat

  Familiarity information: FAKE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAKE (noun)


Sense 1fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fake; sham; postiche

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

counterfeit; forgery; imitation (a copy that is represented as the original)

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

fake book (a fake in the form of an imitation book; used to fill bookcases of people who wish to appear scholarly)


Sense 2fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who makes deceitful pretenses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pseud; role player; impostor; imposter; faker; pseudo; sham; shammer; pretender; fraud; fake

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

beguiler; cheat; cheater; deceiver; slicker; trickster (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

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

name dropper (someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends)

ringer (a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses)


Sense 3fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(football) a deceptive move made by a football player

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

juke; fake

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

feint (any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack))

Domain category:

football; football game (any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal)


FAKE (adjective)


Sense 1fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

Synonyms:

phony; phoney; fake; bogus; bastard

Similar:

counterfeit; imitative (not genuine; imitating something superior)


Sense 2fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

Synonyms:

faux; imitation; simulated; fake; false

Context examples:

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

Similar:

artificial; unreal (contrived by art rather than nature)


FAKE (verb)


Sense 1fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

fake; counterfeit; forge

Context examples:

he faked the signature / they counterfeited dollar bills / She forged a Green Card

Hypernyms (to "fake" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fake or falsify

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

fudge; fake; falsify; misrepresent; wangle; manipulate; cook

Context examples:

Fudge the figures / cook the books / falsify the data

Hypernyms (to "fake" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel (engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fake"):

juggle (manipulate by or as if by moving around components)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3fake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk through one's hat

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bullshit; bull; fake

Context example:

The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

Hypernyms (to "fake" is one way to...):

affect; dissemble; feign; pretend; sham (make believe with the intent to deceive)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s on something


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