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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee]
    • /fi/
    • /fiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee]
    • /fi/

Definitions of fee word

  • noun fee a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor's fee. 1
  • noun fee a sum paid or charged for a privilege: an admission fee. 1
  • noun fee a charge allowed by law for the service of a public officer. 1
  • noun fee Law. an estate of inheritance in land, either absolute and without limitation to any particular class of heirs (fee simple) or limited to a particular class of heirs (fee tail) an inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services. a territory held in fee. 1
  • noun fee a gratuity; tip. 1
  • verb with object fee to give a fee to. 1

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Origin of fee

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French fie, variant of fief fief. See feudal

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Parts of speech for Fee


fee popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% 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".

fee usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fee

noun fee

  • salary — a fixed compensation periodically paid to a person for regular work or services.
  • wage — Often, wages. money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week. Compare living wage, minimum wage.
  • account — If you have an account with a bank or a similar organization, you have an arrangement to leave your money there and take some out when you need it.
  • cut — If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut a shape or a hole in something, you make the shape or hole by using a knife or similar tool.
  • pay — to coat or cover (seams, a ship's bottom, etc.) with pitch, tar, or the like.

Antonyms for fee

noun fee

  • penalty — a punishment imposed or incurred for a violation of law or rule.
  • 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.
  • debt — A debt is a sum of money that you owe someone.

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