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Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
Horace Walpole

Meaning of "farthing" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FARTHING

Old English fēorthing from fēorthafourth + -ing1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FARTHING

farthing  [ˈfɑːðɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FARTHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Farthing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FARTHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Farthing

Farthing or farthings, may refer to: Coinage ▪ Farthing (British coin), an old British coin valued one quarter of a penny ▪ Half farthing (British coin) ▪ Third farthing (British coin) ▪ Quarter farthing (British coin) ▪ Farthing (English coin), the predecessor to the British farthing, prior to the union of England and Scotland. ▪ English Three Farthing coin ▪ Farthing (Irish coin), its counterpart among the pre-decimal Irish coins ▪ farthing, used in the King James Version and Douay–Rheims translations of the Bible to translate κοδράντης (kodrantes, quadrans), a Roman coin Publications ▪ Farthing (magazine), a defunct British science fiction magazine ▪ Farthing (novel), a novel written by Jo Walton ▪ Farthing series, a novel series by Jo Walton containing the novel "Farthing" Locations ▪ Farthings of Iceland, historical administrative divisions of Iceland ▪ Farthing, Wyoming (also known...

Definition of farthing in the English dictionary

The definition of farthing in the dictionary is a former British bronze coin, worth a quarter of an old penny, that ceased to be legal tender in 1961. Other definition of farthing is something of negligible value; jot.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FARTHING


bathing
ˈbeɪðɪŋ
breathing
ˈbriːðɪŋ
clothing
ˈkləʊðɪŋ
loathing
ˈləʊðɪŋ
nonbreathing
ˌnɒnˈbriːðɪŋ
overbreathing
ˌəʊvəˈbriːðɪŋ
scathing
ˈskeɪðɪŋ
seething
ˈsiːðɪŋ
self-loathing
ˌselfˈləʊðɪŋ
sheathing
ˈʃiːðɪŋ
soothing
ˈsuːðɪŋ
southing
ˈsaʊðɪŋ
sunbathing
ˈsʌnbeɪðɪŋ
teething
ˈtiːðɪŋ
tithing
ˈtaɪðɪŋ
trithing
ˈtraɪðɪŋ
unbreathing
ʌnˈbriːðɪŋ
unclothing
ʌnˈkləʊðɪŋ
underclothing
ˈʌndəˌkləʊðɪŋ
Worthing
ˈwɜːðɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FARTHING

farrier
farrieries
farriery
farrow
farruca
farse
Farsi
farside
fart
fart about
farther
Farther India
farthermore
farthermost
farthest
farthingale
farthingland
farthingless
farthingsworth
fartlek

WORDS THAT END LIKE FARTHING

anything
be on to a good thing
birthing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
gunsmithing
hypnobirthing
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
nothing
something
sure thing
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
wolf in sheep´s clothing

Synonyms and antonyms of farthing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «farthing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FARTHING

Find out the translation of farthing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of farthing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «farthing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

铜板
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

maravedí
570 millions of speakers

English

farthing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेनी का चौथा भाग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شىء ضئيل القيمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гроша
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

centavo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পেনির চতুর্থাংশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

liard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berpindah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heller
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ファーシング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파딩
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Farthing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt hết tiền một lần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காசுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पैर्थिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

metelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quattrino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grosza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гроша
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gologan
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

farthing
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stuiwer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skärv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

farthing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of farthing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FARTHING»

The term «farthing» is regularly used and occupies the 64.905 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FARTHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «farthing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «farthing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about farthing

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2 QUOTES WITH «FARTHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word farthing.
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William Bligh
Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound.
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Horace Walpole
Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FARTHING»

Discover the use of farthing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to farthing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Farthing
Praise for Farthing "If Le Carré scares you, try Jo Walton.
Jo Walton, 2006
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The Animals of Farthing Wood
The story about tolerance, cooperation, survival and friendship from Colin Dann, which inspired the major BBC children’s series of the 1990s.
Colin Dann, 2012
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Farthing on International Shipping
Preface. to. the. Third. Edition. The third edition of this book, like earlier editions, is neither a detailed academic study nor an authoritative legal textbook on the many complex issues it covers. It remains an attempt to provide, at not too great ...
Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Mark Brownrigg, 2013
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Farthing Wood - The Adventure Begins
There had always been otters in the stream running through Farthing Wood - and that had never been a problem for the other animals before: both sets of animals were happy to leave each other alone.
Colin Dann, 2011
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Farthing Wood Collection 1
The first two stories about the Animals of Farthing Wood have been brought together in one, value for money bind-up.
Colin Dann, 2011
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Penny Farthing Goes to School: To Teach Stranger Danger
Pc Penny Farthing is a mother of 4 children 2 teenage boys and twin girls.
Wendy Roberts, Amy Bradley, 2010
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One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afghanistan
The remarkable true story of one man’s fight to save the stray dogs of Afghanistan in the spirit of From Baghdad, With Love In the remote outpost of Now Zad, Afghanistan, Pen Farthing and his troop of young Royal Marines survive frequent ...
Pen Farthing, 2010
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Exploring the Great Beyond
Theosophist and international lecturer Farthing takes us on an exciting journey to inner and outer space.
Geoffrey A. Farthing, 1978
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Community Mental 'Elf
This book is a very powerful addition to the current range of mental health texts, there really is nothing like it because this is Karen's experience and as such unique whilst at the same time gut wrenchingly familiar.
Karen Shearsmith-Farthing, 2011
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How a Farthing Made a Fortune, Or, Honesty is the Best Policy
An old man befriends a twelve-year-old thief.
Charlotte Elizabeth Bowen, 1879

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FARTHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term farthing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nama deal: Peter Robinson says he is not aware of any evidence …
... idiots of social media who come out and make all sorts of allegations knowing they haven't got a brass farthing in order to be sued," he said. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Raleigh city council should move to bigger space for major public …
George Farthing, a North Raleigh resident who opposes land being rezoned for large-scale commercial use near his neighborhood, got there ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
3
JAN MOIR on PC bullies who want us to dress girls as boys
It suddenly seems as old-fashioned as cycling down the High Street on a penny farthing, yelling through a loudhailer about the world really ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Four formulas in action at Adrian Flux Arena
... Karl Upton, Kevin Freestone, Gavin Oakes, Bobby Pooley, Jason Farthing, Jake Burgess, Chris Loveridge, Josh Green, Ben Green (all Lynn) ... «Lynn News, Jul 15»
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It's not a hard-knock life for 'Annie' director-lyricist Martin Charnin
Nobody would have given the lyricist-director a brass farthing for his chances in 1976, when New York backers spurned the show based on the ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
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Cyclists in Paris can now jump red lights - should the UK follow suit?
Are you a demon on two wheels or as past it as a penny farthing? Find out which type of cyclist you really are. But would it work in the UK? «Metro, Jul 15»
7
Sunday Streets: 'Come down and have a good time downtown'
“Sidewalk chalk artists are encouraged to come down and show off their skills," Farthing said. "We encourage costumes. Just having everyone ... «KVAL, Jul 15»
8
North Raleigh residents voice concerns about rezoning plan
“You could see a 24/7 gas station or Sheetz at the base of the Neuse River,” said George Farthing, a neighbor who has spoken out about ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
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Larks rally for six late, steal game against A's
Dodge City added a run when M.J. Farthing scored on a sacrifice fly in the sixth to extend the lead to 6-4. The A's crossed another runner in the ... «Hays Daily News, Jul 15»
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Federal and provincial governments fund new research facility in …
... Manitoba research and international vice-president Digvir Jayas, deputy minister of education Gerald Farthing, and Norman Halden, dean of ... «Thompson Citizen, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Farthing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/farthing>. Nov 2020 ».
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