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noun, plural fe·ri·ae [feer-ee-ee] /ˈfɪər iˌi/, fe·ri·as.
  1. Ecclesiastical. a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.
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Origin of feria

1850–55; < Late Latin: day of the week (e.g. secunda fēria second day, Monday); in L only plural fēriae holidays; see fair2
Related formsfe·ri·al, adjective


[fe-ryah; English fer-ee-uh]
noun, plural fe·rias [fe-ryahs; English fer-ee-uh z] /ˈfɛ ryɑs; English ˈfɛr i əz/. Spanish.
  1. a local festival or fair in Spain or Spanish America, usually held in honor of a patron saint.
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Examples from the Web for feria

Historical Examples of feria

  • It is the seguidilla, with its gracious memories, which gives life to the Feria.

    Things seen in Spain

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • They were all arrested and appealed to the viceroy, the Duke of Feria.

  • He might stay forever at the Feria, and never be heard of beyond Seville.

  • What a contrast to painting in the Feria, and living in a garret!

  • The Feria presents its most quiet aspect during the afternoon.

    Spanish Highways and Byways

    Katharine Lee Bates

British Dictionary definitions for feria


noun plural -rias or -riae (-rɪˌiː)
  1. RC Church a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
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Word Origin for feria

C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals
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