HyperDic: foul

English > 16 senses of the word foul:
NOUNactfoulan act that violates the rules of a sport
ADJECTIVEallfoul, disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yuckyhighly offensive
allfoul, fetid, foetid, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scentedoffensively malodorous
allfoul, cheating, dirty, unsporting, unsportsmanlikeviolating accepted standards or rules
allfoul(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
allfoul, dirty, marked-up(of a manuscript) defaced with changes
allfoul, cruddy, filthy, nasty, smuttycharacterized by obscenity
allfoul, filthy, nastydisgustingly dirty
allfoul, afoul, fouledespecially of a ship's lines etc
VERBcompetitionfoulhit a foul ball
changefoul, pollute, contaminatemake impure
contactfoul, clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, chokebecome or cause to become obstructed
competitionfoulcommit a foul
changefoul, befoul, defile, maculatespot, stain, or pollute
changefoulmake unclean
changefoulbecome soiled and dirty
foul > pronunciation
Soundsfaw'l
Rhymesafoul ... waterfowl: 13 rhymes with awl...
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHighly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust.
Synonymsdisgusting, disgustful, distasteful, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky
Broaderoffensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
Spanishasquerosa, asqueroso, desagradable, despreciable, repugnante, repulsivo
Catalandesagradable, fastigós, menyspreable, repugnant, repulsiu
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 2
Meaningoffensively malodorous.
Example"a foul odor"
Synonymsfetid, foetid, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scented
Broadermalodorous, malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinkyHaving an unpleasant smell
Spanishapestoso, fétido, hediondo, maloliente, nauseabundo, pestilente
Catalanfètid, olorós, pestilent, pudent
Nounsfoulnessthe attribute of having a strong offensive smell
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 3
Meaningviolating accepted standards or rules.
Example "used foul means to gain power"
Synonymscheating, dirty, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
Broaderunfair, unjustnot fair
Spanishantideportivo, sucio
Nounsfoulnessdisgusting wickedness and immorality
Adverbsfoullyin an unfair and insulting manner
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines.
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Narrowerout-of-boundsOutside the foul lines
Oppositefair(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
Spanishasqueroso
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of a manuscript) defaced with changes.
Example"foul (or dirty) copy"
Synonymsdirty, marked-up
Broaderillegible(of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 6
MeaningCharacterized by obscenity.
Example "foul language"
Synonymscruddy, filthy, nasty, smutty
Broaderdirty(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
Spanishgrosero, lascivo, libidinoso, luxurioso, obsceno, verde, vicioso
Catalangroller, lasciu, libidinós, luxuriós, obscè, verd, viciós
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 7
Meaningdisgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter.
Example "a foul pond"
Synonymsfilthy, nasty
Broaderdirty, soiled, uncleanSoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
Spanishasqueroso, guarro, inmundo, repugnante, sucio
Catalanasquerós, repugnant
Nounsfoulnessa state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
English > foul: 16 senses > adjective 8
Meaningespecially of a ship's lines etc.
Examples
  • "with its sails afoul"
  • "a foul anchor"
Synonymsafoul, fouled
BroadertangledIn a confused mass
English > foul: 16 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn act that violates the rules of a sport.
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Narrowerfoul ball(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
personal foulA foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)
technical foul, technical(basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct
Broaderviolation, infringementAn act that disregards an agreement or a right
Catalanfalta
Verbsfoulcommit a foul
foulhit a foul ball
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaninghit a foul ball.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Narrowerfoul out(baseball) hit a ball such that it is caught from an out in foul territory
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Spanishbatear de foul
Nounsfoulan act that violates the rules of a sport
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake impure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymspollute, contaminate
Narrowerinfect, taintcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
Broaderdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Spanishadulterar, contaminar, ensuciar, polucionar
Catalanadulterar, contaminar, embrutar
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningBecome or cause to become obstructed.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsclog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke
Narrowercrap upBecome obstructed or chocked up
gum upstick together as if with gum
silt up, siltBecome chocked with silt
stuff, lug, choke up, blockobstruct
Broaderobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
OppositeunclogBecome or cause to become unobstructed
Spanishasfixiar, atascar, atorar, atrancar, congestionar, empantanar, obstruir
Catalanasfixiar, embussar-se, embussar, empantanar, empantanegar-se, encallar-se, encallar, enfangar, obstruir, tapar-se
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningcommit a foul; break the rules.
PatternSomebody ----s
NarrowerhackKick on the shins
hackKick on the arms
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Spanishhacer falta
Nounsfoulan act that violates the rules of a sport
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningSpot, stain, or pollute.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbefoul, defile, maculate
Broaderdishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shameBring shame or dishonor upon
Spanishcontaminar, emporcar, ensuciar, macular, manchar, polucionar
Catalanembrutar, tacar
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake unclean.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"foul the water"
Broaderdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Spanishcontaminar, ensuciar
Catalanembrutar
English > foul: 16 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBecome soiled and dirty.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Catalanembrutar

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