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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-th ing]
    • /ˈfɑr ðɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɑː.ðɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-th ing]
    • /ˈfɑr ðɪŋ/

Definitions of farthing word

  • noun farthing a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny: withdrawn in 1961. 1
  • noun farthing something of very small value: I don't care a farthing for your opinion. 1
  • noun farthing A former monetary unit and coin of the UK, withdrawn in 1961, equal to a quarter of an old penny. 1
  • noun farthing old British coin 1
  • countable noun farthing A farthing was a small British coin which was worth a quarter of an old penny. 0
  • noun farthing a former British bronze coin, worth a quarter of an old penny, that ceased to be legal tender in 1961 0

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Origin of farthing

First appearance:

before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English ferthing, Old English fēorthing. See fourth, -ing3

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Parts of speech for Farthing


farthing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for farthing

noun farthing

  • term — a word or phrase that has a specific or precise meaning within a given discipline or field and might have a different meaning in common usage: Set is a term of art used by mathematicians, and burden of proof is a term of art used by lawyers.
  • portion — a part of any whole, either separated from or integrated with it: I read a portion of the manuscript.
  • part — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
  • division — the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.
  • span — the act of causing a spinning or whirling motion.

Antonyms for farthing

noun farthing

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
  • disfavor — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
  • mercilessness — without mercy; having or showing no mercy; pitiless; cruel: a merciless critic.
  • disfavour — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.

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