follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

fax

[faks] /fæks/
noun
1.
facsimile (def 2).
adjective
2.
facsimile (def 5).
verb (used with object)
3.
to transmit a facsimile of (printed matter, photographs, or the like) electronically:
Fax the information to all our branch offices.
Origin
by shortening and respelling
Can be confused
facts, FAQs, fax.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for fax
  • The library also has photocopier and fax services for small fees.
British Dictionary definitions for fax

fax

/fæks/
noun
1.
Also fax machine short for facsimile machine
2.
3.
a message or document sent by fax
verb
4.
(transitive) to send (a message, document, etc) by fax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fax
n.

1948, short for facsimile (telegraphy). The verb attested by 1970. Related: Faxed; faxing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
fax in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for fax

fax

facsimile
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fax

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fax

13
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fax