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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fen]
    • /fɛn/
    • /fen/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fen]
    • /fɛn/

Definitions of fen word

  • noun fen low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh. 1
  • noun fen the Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England. 1
  • noun plural fen an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, the hundredth part of a yuan or the tenth part of a jiao. 1
  • noun fen A low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land. 1
  • noun fen marshland 1
  • noun fen Chinese monetary unit 1

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Origin of fen

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Norse fen quagmire, Gothic fani mud, Dutch ven, German Fenn fen, bog

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fen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for fen

noun fen

  • mire — a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh.
  • quagmire — an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.
  • moor — a Muslim of the mixed Berber and Arab people inhabiting NW Africa.
  • bog — A bog is an area of land which is very wet and muddy.
  • wetland — Often, wetlands. land that has a wet and spongy soil, as a marsh, swamp, or bog.

Antonyms for fen

noun fen

  • desert — A desert is a large area of land, usually in a hot region, where there is almost no water, rain, trees, or plants.

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