F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fenz]
    • /fɛnz/
    • /fen/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fenz]
    • /fɛnz/

Definitions of fens word

  • noun fens low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh. 1
  • noun fens the Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England. 1
  • noun plural fens 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 fens Plural form of fen. 1

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Origin of fens

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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fens popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% 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 fens

noun fens

  • wetland — Often, wetlands. land that has a wet and spongy soil, as a marsh, swamp, or bog.

Antonyms for fens

noun fens

  • deserts — something that is deserved or merited; just reward or punishment

Top questions with fens

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