- fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Foreign Agricultural Service.
- the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of fa
Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at gamut
- the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of fā
- free alongside ship: without charge to the buyer for goods delivered alongside ship.
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Examples from the Web for fas
Some scientists assert there are three times as many cases of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders than FAS cases.
FAS can and has cost states, like Alaska, millions per child in medical bills.
It does not appear how the plague originated in Fas in the year 1799.An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa
Abd Salam Shabeeny
De riv' she car' de ferry joost so fas' lak she car' de leetle boat.Prairie Flowers
James B. Hendryx
Upon our refusal to do so he grew angry, saying: Nice Americans you fas.On the Trail of The Immigrant
Edward A. Steiner
Dey ron so fas' I'm got to hol' on wit' ma han's, wit' ma feet!Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps
James B. Hendryx
When dey put her on de block dey put all her chillun aroun her to show folks how fas she can hab chillun.
- free alongside ship
- music a variant spelling of fah
- military field artillery
- (in Britain) Football AssociationSee also FA Cup
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Word Origin and History for fas
fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.
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