- Also called Fife·shire [fahyf-sheer, -sher] /ˈfaɪf ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in E Scotland.
- a region in E Scotland. 504 sq. mi. (1305 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of fifeshire
William Thomson was born in 1797, in the village of Kennoway, Fifeshire.
In size and plan they are curiously like the mighty stone dovecotes of Fifeshire.The Western Front
But I did not feel only the city interesting, but the whole of Fifeshire.
Direct for me at Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, where I shall remain all the rest of the season.Life of Adam Smith
On the 24th and 27th of January, he preached in Fifeshire, and at Borrowstoness, on the 29th.The Life of James Renwick
- a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands
- to play (music) on a fife
Word Origin for fife
- a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, bordering on the North Sea between the Firths of Tay and Forth: coastal lowlands in the north and east, with several ranges of hills; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Glenrothes. Pop: 352 040 (2003 est). Area: 1323 sq km (511 sq miles)
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1550s, from German Pfeife "fife, pipe," from Old High German pfifa, or via Middle French fifre (15c.) from the same Old High German word; ultimately imitative. German musicians provided music for most European courts in those days. As a verb from 1590s. Agent noun fifer is recorded earlier (1530s). Fife and drum is from 1670s.
A small flute with a high, piercing tone, used mainly in military bands.