Faux


Faux

"Faux" (pronEng|ˈfoʊ, like "") is a French word for "false" or "fake". It is often used in English phrases such as "faux pearls", "faux fur", and "faux pas".

When manufacturing faux objects or materials, an attempt is often made to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible. However, some products are intentionally made to look "faux", for example, faux furs made for prospective buyers who want their fur to be recognizable as imitation due to controversy over the use and manufacture of real animal furs.

Faux materials are produced in a variety of ways, for example faux finishes, such as Terrazzo and scagliola, generally made with marble dust in a plaster binder, yielding a hard material that will take a polish. To imitate marbles, porphyry, and other stones, "faux finishes" are often painted using spatterdash, sponging, and feather-streaking techniques on gessoed and painted surfaces.

ee also

*Faux painting
*Faux chateau
*Faux finishing - A sort of painting to make something look like stone or marble.
*Faux pas (literally "false step") as in a misstep or more usually a social gaffe

Communes in France

* Faux, Ardennes, in the Ardennes "département"
* Faux, Dordogne, in the Dordogne "département"
* Faux-Fresnay, in the Marne "département"
* Faux-la-Montagne, in the Creuse "département"
* Faux-Mazuras, in the Creuse "département"
* Faux-Vésigneul, in the Marne "département"
* Faux-Villecerf, in the Aube "département"

Faux is also a rare last name, of British origin. As a name, it is often pronounced "Fox".

References


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  • faux — faux, fausse 1. (fô, fô s ) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas vrai, qui est contraire à la réalité. Ce qu il dit est faux. Il n y a rien de plus faux. Un faux exposé. De faux rapports. •   Crains tu si peu le blâme et si peu les faux bruits ?, CORN. Cid,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • faux — FAUX, [f]ausse. adj. Qui n est pas veritable. Cela est faux. il n y a rien de si faux, de plus faux. chose fausse. fausse nouvelle. faux advis. faux rapport, de faux rapports. fausse doctrine. fausse maxime. faux serment. fausse histoire. fausse… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Faux — (frz. für „falsch“) ist die Bezeichnung mehrerer Gemeinden in Frankreich: Faux (Ardennes), Gemeinde im Département Ardennes Faux (Dordogne), Gemeinde im Département Dordogne mit Namenszusatz: Faux Fresnay, Gemeinde im Département Marne Faux la… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Faux Q — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Faux et Q.  Faux Q {{{nomorigine}}} …   Wikipédia en Français

  • faux — faux, fausse adj. Faux comme un jeton, faux jeton, faux cul, faux derche, déloyal, sournois, hypocrite. / Fausse couche, résidu de fausse couche, individu mal conformé ; lâche, méprisable. / Fausse poule, faux policier (arg.) …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • faux — [ fou ] adjective artificial: a faux marble bathroom faux fur …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Faux — Nom surtout porté dans le Sud Ouest (33, 47). Désigne celui qui est originaire de Faux, un lieu où pousse le hêtre (latin fagus). A noter la commune de Faux en Dordogne, près de Bergerac …   Noms de famille

  • faux — from Fr. faux false (12c., see FALSE (Cf. false)). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean fake …   Etymology dictionary

  • faux — faux·bour·don; faux·bourg; faux; …   English syllables

  • faux — (f[add]ks), n.; pl. {fauces} (f[add] s[=e]z). [L.] See {Fauces} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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