HyperDic: foil

English > 8 senses of the word foil:
NOUNartifactfoila piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
cognitionfoil, enhanceranything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
artifactfoil, hydrofoila device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
artifactfoil, transparencypicture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base
artifactfoila light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
VERBstativefoilenhance by contrast
socialfoil, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
contactfoilcover or back with foil
foil > pronunciation
Soundsfoy'l
Rhymesairfoil ... uncoil: 21 rhymes with oyl...
English > foil: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA piece of thin and flexible sheet metal.
Example"the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
Narroweraluminum foil, aluminium foil, tin foilfoil made of aluminum
chafffoil in thin strips
gold foilfoil made of gold
tinfoil, tin foilfoil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead
Broadersheet metalsheet of metal formed into a thin plate / plate
Spanishfolio, hojuela, lámina de metal
Catalanfull
Verbsfoilcover or back with foil
foliatecoat or back with metal foil
foliatehammer into thin flat foils
English > foil: 8 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAnything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities.
Example"pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
Synonymenhancer
BroaderattentionA general interest that leads people to want to know more
Verbsfoilenhance by contrast
English > foil: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through.
Example"the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
Synonymhydrofoil
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishhidroala
English > foil: 8 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningpicture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector.
Synonymtransparency
Narrowerslide, lantern slideA transparency mounted in a frame
viewgraph, overheadA transparency for use with an overhead projector
Broaderpicture, image, icon, ikonA visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
Spanishtransparencia
Catalandiapositiva, transparència
English > foil: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA light slender flexible sword tipped by a button.
CategoryfencingThe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
Broaderfencing swordA sword used in the sport of fencing
Spanishespadín, florete
Catalanespasí, floret
English > foil: 8 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningenhance by contrast.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
Broadercontrast, counterpointTo show / show differences when compared
Spanishcontrastar
Nounsfoilanything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
English > foil: 8 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "foil your opponent"
Synonymsthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
Nounsfoilingan act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
English > foil: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCover or back with foil.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"foil mirrors"
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Nounsfoila piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

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