Feral
Feral Fe"ral, a. [L. ferus. See {Fierce}.] (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants. [1913 Webster]

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  • feral — feral, ferial Both words are usually pronounced with the first syllable as in ferret rather than fear, although the second form is occasionally heard. Feral means ‘wild’ (from Latin ferus ‘wild’) and is applied (a) to animals in a wild state… …   Modern English usage

  • Feral — Fe ral, a. [L. feralis, belonging to the dead.] Funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous. [R.] Feral accidents. Burton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feral — c.1600, from M.Fr. feral wild, from L. fera, in phrase fera bestia wild animal, from ferus wild (see FIERCE (Cf. fierce)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • feral — fèrāl m <G ferála> DEFINICIJA reg. 1. ribarska svjetiljka koja s broda svjetlom privlači ribu noću, posebno kad nema mjesečine; svića 2. svjetiljka, usp. fenjer SINTAGMA Feral Tribune od 1984. tjedni prilog Nedjeljne i zatim Slobodne… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • feral — feral. См. одичавший. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • feral — index deadly, destructive, fatal, harsh, lethal, malicious, malignant, pestilent, ruthless …   Law dictionary

  • fèrāl — m 〈G ferála〉 reg. 1. {{001f}}ribarska svjetiljka koja s broda svjetlom privlači ribu noću, posebno kad nema mjesečine; svića 2. {{001f}}svjetiljka, {{c=1}}usp. {{ref}}fenjer{{/ref}} ✧ {{001f}}tal …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Feral — Nom rencontré en Normandie (14). Semble un sobriquet désignant celui qui est sauvage, cruel (comme une bête féroce), mais peut aussi être une variante de Féraud, nom de personne d origine germanique, Fariwald ( fari = domaine familial + wald =… …   Noms de famille

  • feral — adj. 2 g. Fúnebre, lúgubre …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • feral — *brutal, brute, brutish, bestial, beastly Analogous words: *fierce, ferocious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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