Dictionary: FU'EL – FUL-FILL'ING

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FU'EL, v.t.

  1. To feed with combustible matter. Never, alas I the dreadful name, / That fuels the infernal flame. Cowley.
  2. To store with fuel or firing. Wotton.

FU'EL-ED, pp.

Fed with combustible matter; stored with firing.

FU'EL-ER, n.

He or that which supplies fuel. Donne.

FU'EL-ING, ppr.

Feeding with fuel; supplying with fuel.

FU'E-RO, n. [Sp. from the root of force.]

  1. A statute; jurisdiction.
  2. A charter of privileges.

FUFF, v.i.

To puff. [Local.] Brocket.

FUFF'Y, a.

Light; puffy. [Local.]

FU-GA'CIOUS, a. [L. fugax, from fugo, to chase, or fugio, to flee.]

Flying or fleeing away; volatile.


The quality of flying away; volatility.

FU-GAC'I-TY, n. [L. fugax, supra.]

  1. Volatility; the quality of flying away; as, the fugacity of spirits. Boyle.
  2. Uncertainty; instability. Johnson.

FUGH, or FOH, exclam.

An exclamation expressing abhorrence. Dryden.

FU'GI-TIVE, a. [Fr. fugitif; L. fugitivus, from fugio, to flee, Gr. φευγω.]

  1. Volatile; apt to flee away; readily wafted by the wind. The more tender and fugitive parts. Woodward.
  2. Not tenable; not to be held or detained; readily eacaping; as, a fugitive idea. Locke.
  3. Unstable; unsteady; fleeting; not fixed or durable. Johnson.
  4. Fleeing; running from danger or pursuit. Milton.
  5. Fleeing from duty; eloping; escaping. Can a fugitive daughter enjoy herself, while her parents are in tears? Clarissa.
  6. Wandering; vagabond; as, a fugitive physician. Wotton.
  7. In literature, fugitive compositions are such as are short and occasional, written in haste or at intervals, and considered to be fleeting and temporary.


  1. One who flees from his station or duty; a deserter; one who flees from danger. Bacon. Milton.
  2. One who has fled or deserted and taken refuge under another power, or one who has fled from punishment. Dryden.
  3. One hard to be caught or detained. Or catch that airy fugitive, called wit. Harte.


In a fugitive manner.


  1. Volatility; fugacity; an aptness to fly away. Boyle.
  2. Instability; unsteadiness. Johnson.

FU'GLE-MAN, n. [more properly FLU'GEL-MAN. G. flügelmann, a file-leader, from flügel, a wing.]

A non-commissioned officer who takes his place in front of a military band, as a guide to the soldiers in the movements of the drill.

FUGUE, n. [fūg; Fr. fugue; L. Sp. and It. fuga.]

In music, a chase or succession in the parts; that which expresses the capital thought or sentiment of the piece, in causing it to pass successively and alternately from one part to another. Encyc.


A musician who composes fugues, or performs them extemporaneously. Busby.

FUL'CI-MENT, n. [L. fulcimentum, from fulcio to prop.]

A prop; a fulcrum; that on which a balance or lever rests. [Little used.] Wilkins.

FUL'CRATE, a. [from L. fulcrum, a prop.]

  1. In botany, a fulcrate stem is one whose branches descend to the earth, as in Ficus. Lee.
  2. Furnished with fulcres.

FUL'CRUM, or FUL'CRE, n. [L.]

  1. A prop or support.
  2. In mechanics, that by which a lever is sustained.
  3. In botany, the part of a plant which serves to support or defend it, or to facilitate some necessary secretion, as a stipule, a bracte, a tendril, a gland, &c. Milne. Martyn.

FUL-FILL', v.t. [A tautological compound of full and fill.]

  1. To accomplish; to perform; to complete; to answer in execution or event what has been foretold or promised; as, to fulfill a prophecy or prediction; to fulfill a promise.
  2. To accomplish what was intended; to answer a design by execution. Here nature seems fulfilled in all her ends. Milton.
  3. To accomplish or perform what was desired; to answer any desire by compliance or gratification. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him. Ps. cxlv.
  4. To perform what is required; to answer a law by obedience. If ye fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well. James ii.
  5. To complete in time. Fulfill her week. Gen. xxix.
  6. In general, to accomplish; to complete; to carry into effect.


Accomplished; performed; completed; executed.


One that fulfills or accomplishes.


Accomplishing; performing; completing.