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English Dictionary: fake by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fake
adj
  1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard]
  2. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "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"
    Synonym(s): fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated
n
  1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    Synonym(s): fake, sham, postiche
  2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    Synonym(s): imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
  3. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
    Synonym(s): juke, fake
v
  1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
    Synonym(s): forge, fake, counterfeit
  2. tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
    Synonym(s): fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent
  3. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
    Synonym(s): talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fake \Fake\, v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or
      OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all its senses.]
      1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  
      2. To make; to construct; to do.
  
      3. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear
            better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog,
            by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening
            it.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fake \Fake\, n. [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS.
      f[91]c space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row,
      and E. fay to fit.] (Naut.)
      One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it
      lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fake \Fake\, n.
      A trick; a swindle. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fake \Fake\, v. t. (Naut.)
      To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in
      opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of
      eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.
  
      {Faking box}, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in
            the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot.
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