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foil

foil - Dictionary definition and meaning for word foil

Definition
(noun) a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
Example Sentence
  • the photographic film was wrapped in foil

Definition
(noun) anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
Synonyms : enhancer
Example Sentence
  • pretty girls like plain friends as foils

Definition
(noun) a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
Synonyms : hydrofoil
Example Sentence
  • the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils

Definition
(noun) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
Synonyms : transparency

Definition
(noun) a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
Definition
(verb) enhance by contrast
Example Sentence
  • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil , thwart
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Definition
(verb) cover or back with foil
Example Sentence
  • foil mirrors

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for foil

Foil as a verb, sounds like 'Spoil'. Hence: Spoil, Thwart, Queer, Frustrate
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by gunjanshah

foil(verb)-- sounds like foul -- holland made fouls to "defeat" spain but they were not "frustrated" at all
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by somabrata

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by Austin99

Aluminium foil is shiny, silver coloured, and it projects a contrasting image--like a mirror.
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by somabrata

foil=For(f)+OIL. Afghanistan foiled US on the issue of OIL, For oil.
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by praveendharia

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