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KK Pronunciation

〔 fɒIl 〕


〔 fɒil 〕

Overview of noun foil

The noun foil has 5 senses

  • foil -- (a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil")

  • foil, enhancer -- (anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils")

  • hydrofoil, foil -- (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; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils")

  • foil, transparency -- (picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector)

  • foil -- (a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button)

Overview of verb foil

The verb foil has 3 senses

  • foil -- (enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background")

  • thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")

  • foil -- (cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors")