F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-it; usually fi-ley for 1, 10]
    • /ˈfɪl ɪt; usually fɪˈleɪ for 1, 10 /
    • /ˈfɪl.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-it; usually fi-ley for 1, 10]
    • /ˈfɪl ɪt; usually fɪˈleɪ for 1, 10 /

Definitions of fillet word

  • noun fillet Cookery. a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin. a piece of veal or other meat boned, rolled, and tied for roasting. 1
  • noun fillet a narrow band of ribbon or the like worn around the head, usually as an ornament; headband. 1
  • noun fillet any narrow strip, as wood or metal. 1
  • noun fillet a strip of any material used for binding. 1
  • noun fillet Bookbinding. a decorative line impressed on a book cover, usually at the top and bottom of the back. a rolling tool for impressing such lines. 1
  • noun fillet Architecture. Also called list. a narrow flat molding or area, raised or sunk between larger moldings or areas. a narrow portion of the surface of a column left between adjoining flutes. 1

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Origin of fillet

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English filet < Anglo-French, Middle French, equivalent to fil thread + -et -et

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Parts of speech for Fillet


fillet popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% 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".

fillet usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fillet

noun fillet

  • fish — (loosely) any of various other aquatic animals.
  • slice — a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.
  • meat — the flesh of animals as used for food.
  • ridge — a long, narrow elevation of land; a chain of hills or mountains.
  • garland — Hamlin [ham-lin] /ˈhæm lɪn/ (Show IPA), 1860–1940, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.

verb fillet

  • bone — Your bones are the hard parts inside your body which together form your skeleton.
  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • prepare — to put in proper condition or readiness: to prepare a patient for surgery.
  • gut — the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Compare foregut, midgut, hindgut.
  • scale — a succession or progression of steps or degrees; graduated series: the scale of taxation; the social scale.

Top questions with fillet

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