As verbs the difference between fist and fiat
is that fist
is to break wind while fiat
is to make (something) happen.
As nouns the difference between fist and fiat
is that fist
is the act of breaking wind; fise while fiat
is an authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
As an initialism FIST
is future Infantry Soldier Technology.
As a proper noun Fiat is
an automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A.
As a phrase FIAT is
fix it again Tony, a derogatory slang phrase for Fiat, a backronym.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) fisten, fiesten, from (etyl) .
The act of breaking wind; fise.
From (etyl) fist, from (etyl) 'five'. More at five.
hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward
(printing) the pointing hand symbol
(ham radio) the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or CW operator when sending Morse code
(slang) a person's characteristic handwriting
A group of men.
The talons of a bird of prey.
- The boxer's fists rained down on his opponent in the last round.
(informal) An attempt at something.
* 2005 , Darryl N. Davis, Visions of Mind: Architectures for Cognition and Affect (page 144)
- More light than culver in the falcon's fist .
- With the rise of cognitive neuroscience, the time may be coming when we can make a reasonable fist of mapping down from an understanding of the functional architecture of the mind to the structural architecture of the brain.
* bunch of fives
* iron fist
* hand over fist
* rule with an iron fist
To strike with the fist.
To close (the hand) into a fist.
* 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 29:
- ...may not score a point with his open hand(s), but may score a point by fisting the ball.'' Damian Cullen. "Running the rule." ''The Irish Times 18 Aug 2003, pg. 52.
To grip with a fist.
* 1851 ,
- He noticed Ada's trick of hiding her fingernails by fisting her hand or stretching it with the palm turned upward when helping herself to a biscuit.
(slang) To fist-fuck.
- I am an officer; but, how I wish I could fist a bit of old-fashioned beef in the fore-castle, as I used to when I was before the mast.
An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
* 1788 , Alexander Hamilton,
(English law) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
(English law) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
- The reflection that the fate of a fellow-creature depended on his sole fiat , would naturally inspire scrupulousness and caution; [...]
* fiat money
* fiat currency
(jargon used in academic debate) To make (something) happen.