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NOUN (3)

1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be;
[syn: fake, sham, postiche]

2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses;
[syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]

3. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player;
[syn: juke, fake]


VERB (3)

1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive;
- Example: "he faked the signature"
- Example: "they counterfeited dollar bills"
- Example: "She forged a Green Card"
[syn: forge, fake, counterfeit]

2. tamper, with the purpose of deception;
- Example: "Fudge the figures"
- Example: "cook the books"
- Example: "falsify the data"
[syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent]

3. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths;
- Example: "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
[syn: talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance;
[syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard]

2. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article;
- Example: "it isn't fake anything it's real synthetic fur";
- Example: "faux pearls"
- Example: "false teeth"
- Example: "decorated with imitation palm leaves"
- Example: "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
[syn: fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fake \Fake\, v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all its senses.] 1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob. [1913 Webster] 2. To make; to construct; to do. [1913 Webster] 3. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fake \Fake\, n. A trick; a swindle. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fake \Fake\, n. [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS. f[ae]c space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row, and E. fay to fit.] (Naut.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fake \Fake\, v. t. (Naut.) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out. [1913 Webster] Faking box, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fake adj 1: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard] 2: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide" [syn: fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated] n 1: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be [syn: fake, sham, postiche] 2: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player] 3: (football) a deceptive move made by a football player [syn: juke, fake] v 1: make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card" [syn: forge, fake, counterfeit] 2: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent] 3: speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it" [syn: talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

308 Moby Thesaurus words for "fake": act, act a part, act like, actor, ad-lib, adulterate, affect, affected, affecter, agent, alike, alter, alternate, alternative, analogy, aped, apocryphal, artificial, assume, assumed, backup, bastard, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, bogus, borrow, brummagem, certified copy, change, changeling, charlatan, cheat, chorus, clinquant, colorable, colored, comparison, concoct, concocted, consimilar, cook, cook up, copied, copy, counterfeit, counterfeited, cover up, crib, dash off, deceiver, deception, deputy, dissemble, dissimulate, distorted, ditto, do, do a bit, do like, do offhand, doctor, double, dramatize, dressed up, dummy, echo, ectype, embellished, embroidered, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, extemporize, fabricate, fabricated, factitious, fair copy, faithful copy, faked, fakement, faker, false, falsified, falsify, fantasize, favoring, feign, feigned, fictitious, fictive, fill-in, flam, following, forge, forged, forgery, four-flush, fourflusher, frame-up, framed, fraud, fraudulent, fudge, gammon, garbled, ghost, ghostwriter, go like, gyp, hatch, histrionize, hoax, hoaxer, hoke, hoke up, hokey, hollow man, homogeneous, humbug, hypocritical, icon, identical, illegitimate, image, imitate, imitated, imitation, impersonator, impostor, improvisate, improvise, invent, invented, juggle, junk, junky, jury-rig, knock off, lash up, let on, let on like, like, likeness, load, locum tenens, make a pretense, make as if, make believe, make like, make out like, make up, make-believe, makeshift, malingerer, man of straw, man-made, manipulate, mannerist, manufacture, metaphor, metonymy, mimicked, mirror, mock, modify, mountebank, nearly reproduced, next best thing, not unlike, overact, pack, paper tiger, paste, pasticcio, pastiche, performer, personnel, perverted, phony, picture, pinch, pinch hitter, pinchbeck, plagiarize, plagiarized, plant, play, play a part, play a scene, play by ear, play possum, playact, playactor, portrait, poser, poseur, pretend, pretended, pretender, profess, provisional, proxy, pseudo, put on, put on airs, put-on, put-up job, quack, quacksalver, quackster, quasi, queer, reecho, reflect, relief, repeat, replacement, representation, representative, resemblance, resembling, reserve, reserves, retouch, rig, ringer, rip-off, salt, saltimbanco, scrap the plan, second string, secondary, self-styled, sell, semblance, sham, shammer, shoddy, sign, similar, similitude, simulacrum, simulate, simulated, smacking of, snide, so-called, soi-disant, something like, sophisticate, spares, spoof, spurious, stack, stand-in, stopgap, straw man, strike off, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, suggestive of, superseder, supplanter, supposititious, surrogate, swindle, symbol, synecdoche, synthetic, tamper with, temporary, tentative, third string, throw off, throw together, tin, tinsel, titivated, token, toss off, toss out, trump up, tug the heartstrings, twisted, unauthentic, understudy, ungenuine, uniform with, unnatural, unreal, utility, utility player, vamp, vicar, vicarious, vice-president, vice-regent, warped, wear, whip up, whited sepulcher, whomp up, wing it