♦ false

♦ false /fɔ:ls/
A a.
1 falso; non vero; sbagliato; errato: to give a false impression, creare un'impressione sbagliata; (caccia e fig.) a false scent, una pista sbagliata
2 illusorio; falso; infondato: false hopes, speranze illusorie; a false sense of security, un falso senso di sicurezza; false economy, falso risparmio
3 infedele; infido: a false lover, un amante infedele; (anche ling.) false friends, falsi amici; false-hearted, falso; traditore
4 falso; contraffatto; falsato; falsificato: a false passport, un passaporto falso
5 artificiale; posticcio; finto; false teeth, denti finti; dentiera; a false drawer, un finto cassetto; false beard, barba finta (o posticcia); false smiles, sorrisi finti
6 (leg.) illegale; abusivo; illegittimo: false arrest, arresto illegale; false imprisonment, incarcerazione illegale; detenzione abusiva
7 (comput.) falso (nella logica booleana)
8 (mus.) falso; stonato
B avv.
1 falso: It sounds false, suona falso
2 solo nella loc.: to play sb. false, ingannare q.; tradire q.
● (bot.) false acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia), robinia □ false alarm, falso allarme □ false bottom, doppiofondo □ (edil.) false ceiling, controsoffitto; soffittatura □ false dawn, alba falsa; (fig.) speranza fallace, falsa schiarita □ (leg.) false entry, falso in scritture contabili □ false-faced, ipocrita □ (bot.) false fruit, falso frutto; pseudofrutto □ (naut. stor.) false-flag, falsa bandiera (detto di naviglio che batte la bandiera del nemico); (mil.) falsa bandiera (detto di azioni militari o terroristiche compiute da forze amichevoli per giustificare una reazione contro il nemico) □ (naut.) false keel, falsachiglia □ false move, mossa falsa □ a false position, una posizione falsa □ (leg.) false pretences, millantato credito □ under false pretences, con l'inganno; con la frode □ (anat.) false rib, falsa costola □ (sport e fig.) false start, falsa partenza □ false step, passo falso □ to be false to one's promises, non tener fede alle promesse □ (leg.) false witness, falsa testimonianza; to give false witness, deporre (o testimoniare) il falso □ to sail under false colours, (naut.) battere falsa bandiera; (fig.) spacciarsi per quello che non si è, agire sotto mentite spoglie □ to strike a false note, (mus.) fare una stecca; (fig.) toccare un tasto falso.

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  • False — False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False arch — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False attic — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False bearing — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False cadence — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False conception — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False croup — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False door — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False fire — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False galena — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False imprisonment — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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