feud

  • 1 feud — (n.) c.1300, fede enmity, hatred, hostility, northern English and Scottish; perhaps from an unrecorded O.E. word or else from O.Fr. fede, from O.H.G. fehida contention, quarrel, feud, from P.Gmc. *faihitha noun of state from adj. *faiho (Cf. O.E …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 feud — feud; feud·ist; sub·in·feud; …

    English syllables

  • 3 Feud — (f[=u]d), n. [OE. feide, AS. f[=ae]h[eth], fr. f[=a]h hostile; akin to OHG. f[=e]hida, G. fehde, Sw. fejd, D. feide; prob. akin to E. fiend. See Foe.] 1. A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Feud — Feud, n. [LL. feudum, feodum prob. of same origin as E. fief. See {Fief}, {Fee}.] (Law) A stipendiary estate in land, held of a superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 feud — ● feud nom masculin (anglais feud, querelle) État d hostilité dans certaines sociétés traditionnelles, s exprimant en attaques périodiques entre groupes constitués (lignages, villages, etc.) selon un cycle immuable, relevant de règles non écrites …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 feud — FEÚD s.n. v. feudă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.03.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  FEÚD s.n. v. feudă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …

    Dicționar Român

  • 7 feud — [n] major argument; estrangement altercation, bad blood*, bickering, broil*, combat, conflict, contention, contest, controversy, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, enmity, faction, falling out*, fight, fracas, grudge, hostility, quarrel …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 feud — ► NOUN 1) a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute. 2) a state of prolonged mutual hostility and violence. ► VERB ▪ take part in a feud. ORIGIN Old French feide hostility …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 feud — feud1 [fyo͞od] n. [ME fede < OFr faide < Frank * faida, akin to OHG fehida, enmity, revenge < IE base * peik , hostile > FOE, Lith pìktas, angry] 1. a bitter, protracted, and violent quarrel, esp. between clans or families, often… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 feud — I noun alienation, altercation, animosity, animus, antagonism, bitterness, breach, clash, conflict, contention, controversy, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, enmity, estrangement, faction, grudge, hereditary… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 fèud — m 〈N mn i〉 pov. u europskom feudalnom društvu, vazalov izvor prihoda (ob. zemljišni posjed) koji on dobiva od seniora u zamjenu za određene obveze (davanje prihoda, vojna služba i sl.); leno ✧ {{001f}}lat …

    Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • 12 feud — fèud m <N mn i> DEFINICIJA pov. u europskom feudalnom društvu, vazalov izvor prihoda (ob. zemljišni posjed) koji on dobiva od seniora u zamjenu za određene obveze (davanje prihoda, vojna služba i sl.); leno ETIMOLOGIJA srlat. feudum ← feum… …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 13 Feud — A feud (pronEng|ˈfjuːd) (referred to in more extreme cases as a blood feud or vendetta) is a long running argument or fight between parties mdash;often, through guilt by association, groups of people, especially families or clans. Feuds begin… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 feud — feud1 /fyoohd/, n. 1. Also called blood feud. a bitter, continuous hostility, esp. between two families, clans, etc., often lasting for many years or generations. 2. a bitter quarrel or contention: a feud between labor and management. v.i. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 15 feud — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, long running, long standing, old ▪ ongoing ▪ bitter ▪ bloody ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 feud — I . n. 1) to stir up a feud 2) a blood; family, internecine; personal feud 3) a feud between, with II v. (D; intr.) to feud over; with * * * [fjuːd] family internecine personal feud with (D; …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 feud — feud1 [fju:d] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: feide] an angry and often violent quarrel between two people or groups that continues for a long time feud over ▪ a bitter feud over territory feud with/between ▪ a feud between rival drug… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 feud — I UK [fjuːd] / US [fjud] noun [countable] Word forms feud : singular feud plural feuds an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time II UK [fjuːd] / US [fjud] verb [intransitive] Word forms feud : present tense …

    English dictionary

  • 19 feud — I. noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English feide, from Anglo French *faide, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fēhida hostility, feud, Old English fāh hostile more at foe Date: 15th century a mutual enmity or quarrel that is often… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 feud — 1. noun /fjuːd/ a) A state of long standing mutual hostility. The two men began to feud after one of them got a job promotion and the other thought he was more qualified. b) (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, when two rival …

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