noun[mass noun] • archaic or • literary
- 1Fairyland: the world of faerieMore example sentences
- Ultimately the world of faery is not as wonderful as promised.
- Magic ultimately brings only disaster to those in thrall to it; the denizens of faerie are singularly deceitful and inhumane; mankind is the better for having forgotten how to conjure and bewitch.
- The first treatment in English was Layamon's Brut, which introduced the element of faerie.
- 1.1 [count noun] A fairy.More example sentences
- The elves and faeries had taken an inkling to keep away from her.
- The elves and faeries both had a language together, called the Shikaän Rune System.
- She did not like for any of the elves or faeries to come close to revealing her secret, even remotely close.
late 16th century (introduced by Spenser): pseudo-archaic variant of fairy.
More definitions of faerieDefinition of faerie in:
- The US English dictionary