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Foil (IPA: /ˈfɔɪɫ/)


Foil (v. t.)

To tread under foot; to trample.

Foil (v. t.)

To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat.

Foil (v. t.)

To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase.

Foil (v. t.)

To defile; to soil.

Foil (n.)

Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.

Foil (n.)

A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point.

Foil (n.)

The track or trail of an animal.

Foil (n.)

A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil.

Foil (n.)

A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass; -- employed by jewelers to give color or brilliancy to pastes and inferior stones.

Foil (n.)

Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage.

Foil (n.)

A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection.

Foil (n.)

The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed.

Foil

Very thin sheet metal, usually made by hammering or rolling

Foil

Fencing weapon

Foil

Artistic representation of circular leaf shapes used in architecture

Foil

Character who contrasts with another character of a narrative work

Foil

Unincorporated community in Missouri

Foil Synonyms

Enhancer

Foil Synonyms

Hydrofoil

Foil Synonyms

Transparency

Foil Synonyms

Cross, Thwart, Double Cross, Scotch, Queer, Frustrate, Spoil, Bilk, Baffle

FOIL (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Fiber Optic Integration Lab

FOIL (Acronym / Abbreviation)

FILE ORIENTED INTERPRETIVE LANGUAGE

FOIL (Acronym / Abbreviation)

File-Oriented Interpretative Language

FOIL (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Freedom of Information Law

Foil Rhymes

Boil, Boyle, Broil, Coil, Coile, Coyle, Croyle, Doyle, Foil, Foyle, Hoyle, Moyl, Moyle, Oil, Roil, Royle, Soil, Spoil, Toil

Britoil, Embroil, Gatoil, Guilfoil, Lukoil, O'boyle, Recoil, Statoil, Uncoil

Oleoyl


Foil (Last Name / Surname)

Foil is the #45,804 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 466 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Foil in Spanish is Frustrar

Tagalog Translation

Foil in Tagalog is Biguin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Tin foil as reality." - Jay Leiderman


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