Definition of fairy in English:
noun (plural fairies)
1A small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one: she believed she had had fairies at the bottom of her garden [as modifier]: fairy gold
More example sentences
- I love magical things like fairies and goblins.
- The fairies occupied the land in many parts of the world, yet just like the multiple races of humans or demons, fairies have several of their own.
- It says everything your inner child wants to hear: believe in fairies and the powers of the imagination; and no matter how bad real life can become, you can always visit Neverland.
2A Central and South American hummingbird with a green back and long tail.
- Genus Heliothryx, family Trochilidae: two species
- Hummingbirds vary in size from a 21/4-in. (6-cm) fairy hummingbird of Cuba (the smallest of all birds) to an 81/2-in. (21.6-cm) giant hummer of the Andes, Patagona gigas.
away with the fairies
- British informal Giving the impression of being mad, distracted, or in a dreamworld.Example sentences
- My prone body would lie limp, my mental faculties away with the fairies with no estimated time of return.
- The Fairy Ring was established five years ago after the founder of the National Fairy Appreciation Society folded her group - ‘she went away with the fairies,’ quipped Susan.
- While he was gone, we spoke to his wife - he'd just had a hip replacement operation, and was just coming off the morphine. ‘You should have seen him, he was away with the fairies!’
- Example sentences
- Small fountains and courtyards drew her in; they seemed, in Guinevere's imagination, small pieces of another world; fairylike, ornate, and delicate.
- Driving back we got the same thrill we always do at seeing Butte at night… It is so fairylike with its twinkling lights and so startling in a black wilderness.
- Please take a brief walk back in time with me, as I share with you a bit of history about the exquisite, fairylike Rocky Mountain columbine.