What is fake?

  • (noun): Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be.
    Synonyms: sham, postiche
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fake:

That's Not Fake
... That’s Not Fake is a viral ad taking the form of a fake TV show. ...
Moniru Ravanipor - Post Revolution
... in Bushehr, her family moved to Shiraz, and then Moniro moved to Tehran and using a fake name, worked as a worker in Daroupakhsh Factory ... After her true identity was revealed using another fake name she worked for another six months in Amidi Factory ... she worked the grave yard shift nurse in a private hospital, again using a fake name ...
Shanzhaiism
... However, with shanzhaiism in mind, people can produce fake and pirate products in a massively organized way ... Fake and pirate products are produced ... For example, there was once a so-called Fake-One Road ( 山寨一條街 ) in China ...
List Of Hustle Characters - Marks - Series 8
... is a ruthless Eastern European art collector who the team attempt to sell a fake Picasso to after hearing in the press that the work had been stolen ... (Martin Kemp) to the same warehouse, causing them and their henchmen to fight with a fake being destroyed in the process (Sava thought that this was the real painting) ... Eventually he settles for a fake created by art forger Dolly Hammond (Sheila Hancock) ...
Controversies Surrounding Grand Theft Auto IV - Little Lacy Surprise Pageant
... This is a reference to the fake commercials heard on the fictitious radio stations in Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories ... The fake site–www.littlelacysurprisepageant.com–displays a message from virtual authorities saying it has been closed down ... The domain name address is just one of dozens of fake sites in GTA IV ...

More definitions of "fake":

  • (adj): Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
    Example: "It isn't fake anything
    Synonyms: false, faux, imitation, simulated
  • (noun): (football) a deceptive move made by a football player.
    Synonyms: juke
  • (verb): Make a copy of with the intent to deceive.
    Synonyms: forge, counterfeit

Famous quotes containing the word fake:

    to become a pimp
    Or deal in fake jewelry or ruin a fine tenor voice
    For effects that bring down the house could happen to all
    But the best and the worst of us . . .
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    Kitsch is the daily art of our time, as the vase or the hymn was for earlier generations. For the sensibility it has that arbitrariness and importance which works take on when they are no longer noticeable elements of the environment. In America kitsch is Nature. The Rocky Mountains have resembled fake art for a century.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)