Main definitions of Fido in English

: Fido1Fido2

Fido1

noun

informal
  • A generic name for a pet dog.

Origin

From Latin fidō I trust.

Pronunciation:

Fido

/ˈfʌɪdəʊ/

Main definitions of Fido in English

: Fido1Fido2

Fido2

noun

historical
  • A system for enabling aircraft to land, involving the dispersal of fog by means of petrol burners on the ground. It was developed by the Allies during the Second World War.

    • ‘What they were witnessing for the first time was the faithful watchdog of distressed aircraft, the Carnaby FIDO.’
    • ‘A heating method using oil-burning heaters arranged along the edge of an airfield runway was used during the second World War to disperse fog (known as FIDO, or Fog Intensive Dispersal of).’

Origin

Acronym from Fog Intensive Dispersal Operation.

Pronunciation:

Fido

/ˈfʌɪdəʊ/