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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [faw-sit]
    • /ˈfɔ sɪt/
    • /ˈfɔːsɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [faw-sit]
    • /ˈfɔ sɪt/

Definitions of faucet word

  • noun faucet any device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like by opening or closing an orifice; tap; cock. 1
  • noun faucet A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled; a tap. 1
  • noun faucet tap 1
  • countable noun faucet A faucet is a device that controls the flow of a liquid or gas from a pipe or container. Sinks and baths have faucets attached to them. 0
  • noun faucet a tap fitted to a barrel 0
  • noun faucet a valve by which a fluid flow from a pipe can be controlled by opening and closing an orifice 0

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Origin of faucet

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French fausset peg for a vent, perhaps equivalent to fauss(er) to force in, damage, warp, literally, to falsify (< Late Latin falsāre; see false) + -et -et

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Parts of speech for Faucet


faucet popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

faucet usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faucet

noun faucet

  • nozzle — a projecting spout, terminal discharging pipe, or the like, as of a hose or bellows.
  • valve — any device for halting or controlling the flow of a liquid, gas, or other material through a passage, pipe, inlet, outlet, etc.
  • spout — to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
  • tap — Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol
  • hydrant — an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle, or other outlet, usually in the street, for drawing water from a main or service pipe, especially for fighting fires.

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