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fraud (trickery)

Definition:

something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

frauds

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

gold brick

Usage example:

that book is a fraud

Etymology:

"criminal deception", from Old French fraude "deception, fraud" (13th century),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of fraud...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

dupery | dupe | cheat [synonym, sense-specific] | fool [synonym, sense-specific] | dupable [adjective, derived]

acts intended to dupe; deception and trickery | a person who is easily deceived | a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or ... (25 of 308 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dupery

Merriam-Webster:

dupery | duperies [plural] | artifice [synonym, sense-specific] | cheating [synonym, sense-specific] | cozenage [synonym, sense-specific] | craft [synonym, sense-specific] | craftiness [synonym, sense-specific] | crookedness [synonym, sense-specific] | crookery [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the condition of being duped | the act or practice of duping (11 of 146 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dupery

Oxford Dictionary:

dupe [entry 1] | deceive [synonym, sense-specific] | trick [synonym, sense-specific] | dupable [derived] | duper [derived] | dupery [derived]

deceive; trick | a victim of deception (6 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dupe

Wiktionary:

dupery | duperies [plural] | deception [synonym] | trickery [synonym]

The act or practice of duping; the condition of being deceived. (11 of 44 words, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dupery

Random House Dictionary:

dupery | duperies [sense-specific, plural]

an act, practice, or instance of duping. | the state of one who is duped. (14 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dupery

American Heritage Dictionary:

dupery | duperies [plural]

The act of duping or the condition of having been duped. (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dupery

New World Dictionary:

dupery | duperyies [plural]

a duping or being duped; deception (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dupery

Wikipedia:

Hoax

a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth. It's distinguishable from errors in observation or judgment, or rumors, urban legends, pseudosciences or April Fools' Day events that are passed along in good faith by believers or as... (38 of 2168 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hoax

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hoax [countable] | hoaxes [plural]

a trick in which someone deliberately tells people that something bad is going to happen or that something is true when it's not (23 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hoax

hoax [transitive, verb] | hoaxer [singular] | hoaxers [plural] | hoaxed [past tense] | hoaxing [present participle] | hoaxes [3rd-person singular present]

to trick someone deliberately with a hoax (7 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hoax 5

Cambridge Dictionary:

hoax [entry 1]

a plan to deceive someone, such as telling the police there is a bomb somewhere when there is not one, or a trick (23 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hoax 1

hoax [entry 2] | hoaxer [noun, derived]

to deceive, especially by playing a trick on someone (9 of 18 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hoax 2

Columbia Encyclopedia:

fraud

in law, willful misrepresentation intended to deprive another of some right. The offense, generally only a tort, may also constitute the crime of ... (23 of 284 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0819522​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fraud [law]

in law, the deliberate misrepresentation of fact for the purpose of depriving someone of a valuable possession. Although fraud is sometimes a crime in ... (24 of 206 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/217591​/fraud

Encarta Dictionary:

hoax | hoaxes [plural] | hoaxed [past tense] | hoaxing [present participle]

an act intended to trick people into believing something is real when it's not | to trick people into believing something is real when it's not (25 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618206​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

fraud

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "criminal deception", from Old French fraude "deception, fraud" (13th century), from Latin fraudem (nominative fraus) "deceit, ... (19 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=fraud

New World Dictionary:

fraud

Origin: Middle English fraude from Old French from Latin fraus (generally fraudis) from Indo-European base *dhwer-, to trick ... (17 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fraud

Wiktionary:

fraud | frauds [plural] | frauded [past tense] | frauding [present participle]

Origin: Recorded since 1345, from Old French fraude, from Latin fraus ("deceit, injury, offence").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fraud

fraudulence

Origin: Latin fraudulentia.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fraudulence

Oxford Dictionary:

fraud

Origin: Middle English: from Old French fraude, from Latin fraus, fraud- "deceit, injury"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fraud

Merriam-Webster:

fraud

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English fraude, from Anglo-French, from Latin fraud-, fraus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fraud

Collins Dictionary:

fraud

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French fraude, from Latin fraus deception

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fraud

fraudulence | fraudulency | fraudulent

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fraudulence

American Heritage Dictionary:

fraud

Origin: Middle English fraude, from Old French, from Latin fraus, fraud-.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fraud

Encarta Dictionary:

fraud | frauds [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French from Latin fraud- "cheating, fraud"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613344​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

fraud

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fraud"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fraud

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fraud | frauds [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fraud"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fraud

Macmillan American Dictionary:

fraud | frauds [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fraud"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/fraud

Cambridge Dictionary:

fraud [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "fraud"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "fraud"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fraud 2

fraudulent [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "fraudulence"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "fraudulence"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fraudulent 2

the Free Dictionary:

fraud

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "fraud"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "fraud"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "fraud" by speech synthesizer

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fraudulence

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "fraudulence"

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Google Dictionary:

fraud | frauds [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "fraud"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

fraud

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fraud"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=fraud​001 word=fraud

fraudulence

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fraudulence"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=fraudu​01 word=fraudulence

YourDictionary Audio:

fraud

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fraud" by speech synthesizer

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