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false US English

Not according with truth or fact; incorrect

false rib US English

another term for floating rib.

false alarm US English

A false report of a fire to a fire department

false card US English

A card played in order to give one’s opponents a misleading impression of one’s strength in the suit led

false color US English

Color added during the processing of a photographic or computer image to aid interpretation of the subject

false dawn US English

A transient light that precedes the rising of the sun by about an hour

false face US English

A mask, usually wooden, traditionally worn ceremonially by some North American Indian peoples to cure the sick

false fruit US English

A fruit formed from other parts of the plant as well as the ovary, especially the receptacle, as occurs in the strawberry or fig

false move US English

An unwise or careless action that could have dangerous consequences

false start US English

An invalid or disallowed start to a race, usually due to a competitor beginning before the official signal has been given

false step US English

A slip or stumble

false teeth US English

another term for dentures (see denture).

false topaz US English

another term for citrine.

false acacia US English

A tree of the same family as the true acacias (Leguminosae), but of a different genus (Robinia), in particular the black locust of North America

false bedding US English

another term for cross-bedding.

false cypress US English

A conifer of a genus that includes Lawson cypress (see Port Orford cedar)

false economy US English

An apparent financial saving that in fact leads to greater expenditure

false friend US English

A word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person’s native language, but a different meaning (for example English magazine and French magasin ‘shop’)

false gharial US English

A rare, narrow-snouted crocodile that resembles the gharial, native to Indonesia and Malaysia

false-hearted US English

Deceitful or unfaithful

false memory US English

An apparent recollection of an event that did not actually occur, especially one of childhood sexual abuse arising from suggestion during psychotherapy

false sunbird US English

A small asity of Madagascar that resembles a sunbird

false vampire US English

A large carnivorous bat that preys on rodents, reptiles, and other small vertebrates

false position in false US English

A situation in which one is compelled to act in a manner inconsistent with one’s true nature or principles

false position US English

A situation in which one is compelled to act in a manner inconsistent with one’s true nature or principles

false hellebore US English

A herbaceous plant of the lily family, with pleated leaves and a tall spike of densely packed yellow-green flowers, found in damp soils in north temperate regions

false negative US English

A test result which incorrectly indicates that a particular condition or attribute is absent

false positive US English

A test result which incorrectly indicates that a particular condition or attribute is present

false pregnancy US English

An abnormal condition in which signs of pregnancy such as amenorrhea, nausea, and abdominal swelling are present in a woman who is not pregnant

false pretenses US English

Behavior intended to deceive others

false scorpion US English

another term for pseudoscorpion.

false beechdrops US English

see pinesap.

play someone false in play US English

Prove treacherous or deceitful toward someone

false consciousness US English

(Especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation

false coral snake US English

A harmless snake that mimics the bright coloration of the venomous coral snakes

play someone false US English

Prove treacherous or deceitful toward someone

true-false test US English

A test consisting of statements that must be marked as either true or false

strike a false note in note US English

Appear insincere or inappropriate

strike a false note US English

Appear insincere or inappropriate

false oxlip in oxlip US English

A natural hybrid between a primrose and a cowslip

albacore US English

A tuna that travels in large schools and is of commercial importance as a food fish

false oat in false US English

Used in names of plants, animals, and gems that superficially resemble the thing properly so called, e.g., false oat, false killer whale

false flax in flax US English

Used in names of other plants of the flax family (e.g., purging flax) or plants that yield similar fiber (e.g., false flax)

false albacore in albacore US English

A tuna that travels in large schools and is of commercial importance as a food fish

false scorpion in scorpion US English

Used in names of other arachnids and insects resembling a scorpion, e.g., false scorpion, water scorpion

false killer whale in false US English

Used in names of plants, animals, and gems that superficially resemble the thing properly so called, e.g., false oat, false killer whale

false US Thesaurus

a false report

false English-Spanish

falso

false hem English-Spanish

dobladillo


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