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Foal nA young male (colt) or female (filly) horse; esp. one just after birth or less than a year old. 2. the young of the equine genus of quadruped.
Foal vbTo give birth to a foal by a mare.
Foalfoot nThe plant "Coltsfoot".
Foalstone nAphrite and aphrodite
Foam nSaliva foaming and coming from the mouth of a person fitting. 2. frothy saliva. 3. the aggregation of bubbles formed on the surface of liquid by agitation, fermentation, etc. 3. the sea, ocean. 4. sweat, perspiration, esp. on the body of an animal, such as a horse.
Foam vbTo send forth foam or frothy saliva from the mouth, spec. when fitting. (also fig. to express anger or rage). 2. of a horse covered in sweat after racing. 3. of a glass or other container brimming with liquor. 4.
Foam phr"Foam at the Mouth" - to show extreme anger (without actually foaming at the mouth). 2. send out foam from th mouth, as in a fit.
Foam-bow nA rainbow-like formation caused by the affect of sunlight upon foam.
Foam-fleck nWave
Foaminess nThe state or quality of being foamy, frothy.
Foaming nThe state of being foamy or frothy. 2. ranging with anger.
Foamingly advIn a manner emitting foam or frothy substance. 2. in a rage or wrath with spittle flying from one's mouth.
Foamless adjNot containing foam or free from foam.
Foam-like adjResembling foam, foam-like.
Foam-stone nAphrite and Aphrodite.
Foam-wrought nThe foam of a waterfall
Foamy adjFoam-covered, frothy. 2. foamy in aspect and character.
Fodder vbTo feed or agist cattle or other livestock.
Fodder nFood generally. 2. food fed to cattle, in the field and in stall, (usu.) in dry form, as hay, straw. 2. soldiers conscripted and sent on dangerous missions.
Fodderer nOne who gives fodder to, or feeds cows and other livestock.
Fodding nA division
Fodneth nSustenance, food, fodder
Foe nPersonal enemy, one who hates and sets out to kill or injure; a fiend. 2. an adversary hostile in feud or deadly combat. 3. one belonging to a hostile fighting-force or nation. 4. an enemy in battle or war. .
Foe vbTo set at enmity. 2. to make or treat as an enemy.
Foe adjAt feud with. 2. inimical. 3. hindering progress. 4. rough.
Foe phr"The Wise Learn Many Things from their Foes" - is important to know the waysof one's enemies
Foe-god. nIdol, afgod
Foehood nEmnity, hatred, state of mutual strife. 2. the state of having an enemy is emnity, foehood or foeship, as 'an utter deadly foehood.
Foeish adjSomewhat hostile, hindering, feuding., foe-like.
Foeless adjHaving no enemies
Foelessness nState of being without a foe or hostile enemy or force.
Foe-like adjAdversorial, hindering, hostile, inimical, feuding.
Foe-hearted adj.Treacherous in intent.
Foeman nAn enemy during war.
Foe-reaping nBringing in or causing hostility
Fold nAn enclosure, pen, cote for domestic animals. 2. the sheep or other animal with the enclosure. 3. of persons: members of a group, esp one cordially embraced or invited in. 4. a home, family. 5. church (folk) or congregation. 6. a boundary or limit.
Fold nThe act of folding, bending or creasing. 2. that which folds together, or which enfolds, envelopes, embraces.
Fold vbTo bend any thin material , such as paper, over so that it comes in contact with itself. 2. to be folded, to form folds. 3. to fold over, become crushed. 4. to withdraw from betting or gambling. 5. to stir gently with a folding action. 7. as a company, to cease to trade or operate. 8. to double or lay together, as the arms or the hands. 9. to cover or wrap up; to conceal.
Fold vbTo shut up sheep in a fold.
Fold sfAppended to cardinal numerals, adjectives, adverbs with the meaning: 'many'
Fold phr"The Fold" - the body of believers (an enclosure of sheep)
Fold phr"Fold Back" - turn a thing back over itself.
Fold phr"Fold In" - (cooking) mix with the existing ingredients.
Fold phr"Fold Up" - make a neat (and portable) package of something by turning parts of it back on itself. 2. collapse in mirth or pain. 3. suffer moral or spiritual collapse. 4.finish trading. 5. slang for a drug dealer who abandons his trade and gives up selling drugs.
Foldaway adjThat may be folded away when not in use.
Fold-boat nA ype of collapsible canoe
Foldedness nThe state or condition of being folded, bent over or creased.
Folder nAn organizer that papers are kept in, usually with an index tab, to be store das a single unit in a filing cabinet.
Folderless nWithout or not having a folder
Folder-like adjIn computing, resembling or characteristic of a folder.
Folding nThe action of folding. 2. the keeping of sheep, goats etc in an enclosure on arable land. 3. the deformation of the earth's crust in response to slow lateral compression. 4. slang: notes, folding money, as opposed to coins.
Folding adjDesigned to fold, as a folding bed or chair
Folding-bed nA bed designed to be folded up and put away.
Folding-door nA door having two parts or sections on opposite jambs, so that the edges meet when the door ids closed or locked.
Folding-knife nA class of knife in which the blades or multiple blades can be folded inside the handle. 2. a pocket-knife.
Foldless adjNot having folds or creases.
Fold over nFood prepared by folding, such as apple turnover.
Fold over adjHaving a component that folds over another.
Fold up vbTo make or become compact by folding. 2. to cease or go out of business.
Folk nPeople, race, men.
Folk-belief nSuperstitions, old wife's tales and religious and medical practices. Folk beliefs give insight into how people live their lives and what their think of as important. All cultures have and keep beliefs not necessarily based on scientific fact, but are widely accepted as truth by most members of the group.
Folk-devil nA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during moral panic. 2. a scapegoat.
Folker nA performer of folk music.
Folk-fight nA war carried on by the forces of one people with those of another.
Folk-free adjHaving the rights of a free man.
Folk-high-school nSchool of Adult Education.
Folkish adjIn the style of folk music. 2. folky.
Folkishly advIn a folkish manner: rustic, bucolic.
Folkishness nThe quality of being folkish.
Folk-law nCustomary law of the people applied esp. to the laws of the Germanic people.
Folk-leasing nPublic lying, slander.
Folklife nFolklore. 2. the cultural conditions passed down orally or informally.
Folklore nThe beliefs, legends and customs held by the everyday man and woman.
Folkmoot nA general gathering of the people or folk of a town, city, shire etc.
Folkmooter nA parochial politician.
Folk-name nCommon name for vegetable, mineral, fauna, flora and many other things, as frumwort (asbestos), apple (fruit.),
Folkright nCommon law, public right by all men should enjoy.
Folks nThe members of one's household, esp. one's parents or immediate family.
Folksiness nThe quality of being folkish.
Folk-singer nSinger of folk songs.
Folksong nA song originating among the working people of urban and rural areas, hardened by oral tradition. 2. a song in the style mentioned in previous entry, but written and performed in recent times.
Folk-speech nThe speech of a specific group of people, workers, traders, etc.
Folkstead nThe overflow of persons from church to street. 2. an outdoor place of gathering or assembly for general purpose
Folkster nA folk musician. 2. a fan of folk music.
Folk-tale nA story, myth of oral tradition of a people or place. 2. a fairy tale often with a moral message, usually expressing the triumph of good over evil.
Folkway(s) nTraditional behaviour of a particular people or group; custom.
Folkweave nRough, loosely-woven fabric, often in traditional design
Folk-wisdom nThe body of knowledge and experience that originates from the beliefs and opinions of ordinary people.
Folky adjHaving the character of folk music. 2. characteristic of rural or rustic life. 3. affable and familiar.
Follow nThe action of the verb: going after; imitate or copying another.
Follow vbTo go or come after. 2. walk in the footsteps of. 3. copy, imitate another.
Follow phr"As Follows"- in the manner described hereafter.
Follow phr"Follow After"- to come or go after in a sequence.
Follow phr"Follow in One's Footsteps" - to follow the same path as someone. 2. to take a similar action as another or others. 2. to do as another persons does.
Follow phr"Follow One's Own Bent" - do as one's own tastes, inclinations, talents suggest. 2. do what one is best at, use one's own inborn ability. 3. do one's own thing.
Follow phr"Follow One's Own Nose" - go straight or directly ahead; act instinctively or pragmatically; act without thought or imagination.
Follow phr"Follow On the Heels of Someone"- in close position of; close behind. 2. of events, facts, etc. closely following, in succession, immediately. 3. to act intuitively.
Follow phr"Follow the Herd" - to do what most people are doing.
Follow phr"Follow Somebody's Lead" - accept somebody's decision,guidance example and does as he does; previous entry; follow suit.
Follow phr"Follow Through" - the continuation or completion of a commitment. 2. continue doing until a conclusion is reached. 3. in sport continuing a stroke to its full extent.
Follow phr"Follow Up" - to take further actions remaining in an event. 2. to continue to visit, esp. to maintain communications. 3. chase up (a matter); get back to someone on a matter. 4. continue, develop, by doing something better or more ambitious. 5. investigate closely; follow something to where it leads. 6. take action using information provided/
Follow-day nThe following day. 2. the day after tomorrow.
Follower nLiterally, one who follows, comes after another. 2. something that comes after another thing. 3.one who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer. 4. one who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc. 5.an imitator, who follows another's example 6.A pursuer. 7. a machine part receiving motion from another. 8. a man courting a maidservant. 9. young cattle. 10. a metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.
Following nA group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage, as a loyal following. 2. something to be mentioned immediately later. 3. vocation; business; profession
Following adjComing next, either in sequence or in time.  2. about to be specified. 3.(of a wind) blowing in the direction of travel; the following wind
Following prpAfter, subsequent to.
Following-stroke nAny stroke or striking that comes after the initial stroke, often made with deliberacy. 2. a stroke which causes the player's ball to follow the object-ball after impact.
Follow-throughnThe continuation or completion of a project.
Follow- up nSomething that comes after something else/ a sequel.
Fond nTo attempt, endeavor, try, tempt (OE: fandian)
Font nA receptacle usu. of stone, for the water in baptism. 2. a receptacle for holy water. 3. the reservoir for oil in a lamp.
Food nAny substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.  2. foodstuff. 3. (fig) anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea. (mind food) or intellectual pabulum or food.  (adj sometimes applied to "food" include: raw, cooked, baked, fried, healthy, unhealthy, wholesome, fresh, sweet, sour. Other words for 'food' include: belly timber, eats (slang), feed, fodder (for domesticated animals). 4. (anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea): brain food.
Food vbTo supply food to, to feed, support.
Food phr"Be Food for Fish" - to be drowned.
Food phr"Food for the Gods" - particularly fine or exceptionally pleasant food; ambrosia.
Food phr"Food for Thought" - material for examination in one's mind. 2. something worthy of careful consideration.
Food phr"Take Food Out Of Children's Mouths" - cruelly to deprive the needy.
Food phr"Food, Meat and Drink for Somebody" - that gives somebody exceptional satisfaction or pleasure.
Food-borne adjTransmitted through food.
Foodcrop nA crop raised for consumption, such as wheat or rice.
Fooder nFood for animals, feed, fodder, fother. 2. a measure of lead. 3. a cask or large barrel of wine. 4. used in combinations, such as raw fooder, vegie fooder; hence one who enjoys or advocates eating a particular type of food.
Food-fight nA disorderly outbreak in which food is thrown for amusement or in 'slapstick' comedies.
Food-for-thought nInformation or knowledge that is worthy for contemplation. 2. soul food.
Foodful adjAbounding with or supplying food for nutriment.
Foodful phr"The Foodful Earth" - the fruitful earth and it's bounty; the bountiful earth.
Foodless adjWithout food (of a country, etc.) ; barren.
Foodmonger nA person who produces or buys food wholesale and sells it at retail. 2. grocer, foodseller.
Foodseller nFoodmonger. 2. a person who owns food and sells it at retail.
Foodshed nA region that produces the food for a particular population. 2. a food bowl.
Foodway nThe alimentary canal. 2. the food traditions and customs of a group of people, including a study of their culinary practices, nutritional procedures. 2. what people eat and why they eat it. 3. the social practices related to food as well as nutritional and culinary aspects of foods.
Foodwise advIn terms of food or pertaining to the was of food, and those who cook and consume it.
Foody adjEatable, edible; food fit for consumption. 2. food-bearing, fertile, fruitful. 3. composed of or supplying food.
Food-yolk nThe yolk of an egg, esp. used as food for a developing embryo.
Foot nA biological structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion and that is frequently a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg. 2.specifically, a human foot, which is found below the ankle and is used for standing and walking. 3. travel by walking. 4. the base or bottom of anything, as 'the foot of the stairs'. 5. the part of a flat surface on which the feet customarily rest, as 'the foot of the bed'. 6. the end of a rectangular table opposite the head, as at 'the foot of the table'. 7. a short foot-like projection on the bottom of an object to support it, as the feet of the stove. 8. a unit of measure equal to twelve inches or one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 cm. 9. foot soldiers; infantry, they went in to battle with ten thousand foot (soldiers) and one thousand horse.10. the end of a cigar which is lit, and usually cut before lighting. 10. the part of a sewing machine which presses downward on the fabric, and may also serve to move it forward. 11. the bottom-most part of a typed or printed page 12. the basic measure of rhythm in a poem. 13. the parsing of syllables into prosodic constituents, which are used to determine the placement of stress in languages along with the notions of constituent heads. 14. the bottom edge of a sail: "the foot of the sail". 15. fundamental principle; basis; plan.
Foot vbTo use the foot to kick. 2. to walk. 3. to pay a bill. 4. to tread to measure on music, to dance, skip, trip. 5. to head onto the green. 6. to set on foot, to establish, to land. 7. to add up or sum up, as numbers in a column.
Foot phrBe At one's Feet" - be in the immediate vicinity.
Foot phr"Be on Foot" - to be in motion or process of execution.
Foot phr"Be Quick on One's Feet" - to clearly take advantage of a situation.
Foot phr"Be Rushed Off One's Feet" - to be rushed.
Foot phr"Be Six Feet Under" - to be dead.
Foot phr"Drag One's Feet" - to perform unduly slowly.
Foot phr"Fall On One's Feet" - surprisingly succeed despite difficulties.
Foot phr"Fall Over One's Feet" - to be very clumsy.
Foot phr"Find One's Feet" - develop one's skill.
Foot phr"Get Back on One's Feet" - recover from an illness or some other set-back.
Foot phr"Get Cold Feet" - to become scared.
Foot phr"Get Off On the Wring Foot with Someone" - to make an unfavorable initial impression on a person.
Foot phr"Go Out Feet Foremost" - the fate of a corpse or the dead.
Foot phr"Follow Foot-hot"- follow closely.
Foot phr"Foot to Foot" - in close combat.
Foot phr"Get Off On the Right/Wrong Foot" - begin well/badly.
Foot phr"Get Wet Feet" - to do the unnecessary but unpleasant or menial part of the work.
Foot phr"Go Hot Foot" - to do something fast.
Foot phr"Have a Foot in the Door" - gain acceptance or admission to an organization. 2. the opportunity to do business.
Foot phr"Have Feet of Clay" - to be vulnerable.
Foot phr"Have Itchy Feet" - a desire to travel.
Foot phr"Have One Foot in the Grave" - to be near death; dying.
Foot phr"Have One's Foot on Something" - to be about to have something or to be able to have something.
Foot phr"Have Two Left Feet" - to be clumsy.
Foot phr"Keep One's Feet" - (fig) - to keep or maintain order.
Foot phr"Know the Length of an Others Foot"-
Foot phr"Miss/ Keep One's Footing" - Stumble/ remain upright.
Foot phr"My Foot" - certainly not!
Foot phr"Not Let Grass Grow Under One's Feet" - not to let inertia or delay spoil something.
Foot phr"Not Put a Foot Wrong" - never make a mistake. 2. to behave impeccably.
Foot phr"One's Foot in the Grave" - very ill/old.
Foot phr"On Foot"- to go by foot, by walking.
Foot phr"On a Friendly Footing" - in a friendly way.
Foot phr"Put One's Best Foot Forward" - to make a good appearance. 2. to do one's best; do something special.
Foot phr"Put One's Foot Down" - to take a strong stand. 2. to act determinedly. 3. to exert one's authority.
Foot phr"Put One's Foot In It" - to misspeak; to say something embarrassing. 2. to make a foolish mistake.
Foot phr"Put One's Foot in One's Mouth" - to say something foolish.
Foot phr"Put One's Feet Up" - to relax.
Foot phr"Put Someone on the Back Foot" - to accuse a person to adopt a lower profile.
Foot phr"Put Something Back On Its Feet" - to repair something.
Foot phr"Run Someone Off His/her Feet" - to keep a person very busy at physical tasks.
Foot phr"Set Foot On" - go somewhere for the first time.
Foot phr"Shoot Oneself in the Foot" - to act foolishly and thus harm one's own cause.
Foot phr"Stand On One's Own Two Feet" - not require the help of others.
Foot phr"Start of on the Right Foot" - commence an operation with great care to do it properly.
Foot phr"Sweep Someone Off Her/his Feet" - to cause a person to lose all discernment. 2. make a very favorable impression or make somebody fall in love with one.
Foot phr"The Boot is on the Other Foot" - the real facts are opposite or the other way around.
Foot phr"Tread Under Foot" - conquer, to oppress someone.
Foot phr"Under Foot" - to be at the mercy or beckoning of another. 2. below a normal or expected standard
Foot-board nAn upright board across the foot of a bedstead. 2. a board on which to support or rest the feet, often found in a rail carriage.
Foot-bridge nA bridge over a river, railway, road, etc. for pedestrians.
Foot-breadth nThe breadth of a foot, used as a measure.
Foot-bridge nA bridge over a road, railway, river etc. for walkers or pedestrian.
Footcare nThe care and health of the feet.
Foot-dragging adjThe deliberate delaying of obligatory action. 2. the dragging of the feet.
Footed adjHaving, provided with or furnished with feet.
Footer nA line of information printed at the bottom of a page as identification of the document. 2. something that is a stated number of feet in some dimension- such as a 'six-footer'. 3. someone who has a preference for a certain foot, such as a left-footer.
Footfall nA sound made a footstep. 2. pedestrian traffic; pedestrains collectively.
Foot-hill nA hill at the base of a mountain or mountain-range.
Foot-hold nA solid grip or hold with the heel. 2. a beach-head, bridge-head, a lodgement in a military campaign or battle.
Foothot advIn great haste, without stop or pause.
Foot-iron nFetter, shackle, foot-restraint.
Footing nRecognized condition; rank; footing
Footing phr"Miss/ Keep One's Footing" - Stumble/ remain upright.
Footing phr"On a Friendly Footing" - in a friendly way.
Foot-kiss nA reverential kiss on the footwear of the pope or other extremely revered leader.
Footless adjHaving no foot or feet.
Foot-licker nToady, sycophant,
Footlights nA light located at the front edge of the stage that illuminates the actors from foot level up.
Foot-like adjResembling a foot.
Footlock nA long rectangular trunk or other container that lays flat on the floor is usually kept at the foot of a bed, commonly used in barracks or dormitories.
Footlong adjOne foot in length, as a submarine roll.
Footloose adjTending to travel or do as one pleases; (fig.) having "itchy feet" or wanderlust.
Footlooseness nThe characteristic of being free to wander or roam. 2. be inclined to travel about
Footman nFoot soldier, infantry-man. 2. an attendant on foot. 3. a pedestrian.
Footmanship nThe action of, or skill in, running or walking. 2. the office of a footman.
Foot-mark nA mark on, or made by a foot. 2. a footprint.
Footpath nA path, footway or walkway for pedestrian, sidewalk, trotuary, pavement.
Footrest nA support on which to rest the feet.
Foot-rot nAn ulcer on the foot of certain animals, esp. sheep; claw-sickness
Foot-sore adjHaving sore or even blistered feet, but with a certain sense of satisfaction, after walking or running too much.
Foot-soreness nThe condition of having sore feet or being footsore. 2. also the feeling of being or having a sense of self-satisfaction after completing a long or/and arduous work.
Footstalk nPeduncle, petiole.
Footstep nThe mark or impression left by a foot; a track. 2.By extension, the indications or waypoints of a course or direction taken. 2. the sound made by walking, running etc. 3. a step, as in a stair. 4. the distance between one foot and the next when walking; a pace. 5. the act of taking a step. 6.(obsolete) an inclined plane under a hand printing press.
Footstep phr"Follow in Someone's Footsteps" - to do as another person did.
Footstone nA stone placed at the foot of a grave, usually smaller than a headstone, and frequently resembling a large cobblestone.
Footstool nA low stool for supporting the feet while seated.
Foot-strike nThe action of the foot striking the ground when walking or running.
Foot-walk nA pedestrian walkway; footway.
Footway nA passager walkway for pedestrians only. 2. footpath, sidewalk, trotuary, pavement.
Foot-wear nAn item of clothing worn on the feet, boot, slipper, shoe etc.
Foot-well nThe space for feet in front of a seat in a vehicle.
Foot-work nAny movement of the foot, esp. intricate or complex movements, as a dancer at ballet or a batsmen at cricket.
Foot worn adjWorn by the feet; footsore; foot-wearied.
Foot-writing nWriting performed by foot by those who, for various reason, are unable to write by using their hands.
Footy adjPaltry, mean; insignificant. 2. having foots or dregs.
For prpAlso conj. OE: against. 2. in place of, instead. 3. in exchange for, as the price of, in requital of. 4 . in defence or support of, on the side of; in favour. 5. for the purpose of being or becoming. 6. in order to. 7. indicating destination. 8. introducing the intended recipient. 9. of a result of, to the effect. 10. designating the amount paid.
For prfVerbal forming prefix meaning: "away", "off". 2. with a sense of prohibition, excluding, shuuing out or warding off. 3. a passing by, abstaining from, not attending to, neglecting. 4. of destructive, painful, or prejudicial inference. 5. with a sense of asunder in pieces; (fig.)- to distract. 6. of a notion of something done in excess, (or) as to overwhelm or overpower. 7. to exhaust, to tire out oneslf by the notion of the verb. 8. wearied by watching. 9. with an feeling of 'all over' ; through and through. 10. as an intensifier with little or no change in meaning. 11. forming adjectives (factitive) of quality. 12. in a sense of very, extremely as in 'forblack'
For prfA variation of 'fore'
For phr"All For the Best" - happy or satisfactory in its results, or at least better than was possible, or originally foreseen.
For phr"A Tooth for a Tooth" - retaliation.
For phr"But for" - if not for.
For phr"For a Bit" - for a short period; for a while.
For phr"For All One's Cares" - considering how little one cares.
For phr"For All One Knows" - considering how little one knows.
For phr"For All One's Worth" - with the utmost effort. 2. to the full extent of one'e powers, resources, energy, or as hard one can.
For phr"For All (the World) to See" - with the purpose, result, of being freely observed, judged, etc. by others.
For phr"For All That" - despite something previously mentioned, nevertheless.
For phr"For All Time" - for a very long time, until the end of time; for ever.
For phr"For a Start" - first of all, in first place; to begin with.
For phr"For and Against" - supporting and/or opposing of argument or opinion..
For phr"For Another Thing" - (sequence) used to introduce an additional item in a possible sequence.
For phr"For a While" - for a short period of time, for a bit.
For phr"For Better or For Worse"- whether the result, known or unknown, proves to be good or bad.
For phr"For Days at a Time" - for several days, etc. in succession.
For phr"For Dear Life" - vigorously and tenaciously (as one would in preserving their own life).
For phr"For Ever" - until the end of time, or of a person's life, for all time. 2. very frequentl, or habitually (but not necessarily continuously)
For phr"For Fear Of" - because of a fear of something happening; or that something might happen.
For phr"For Free" - without payment being required; for nothing.
For phr"For Good (and all) - permanently; for keeps.
For phrFor Goodness Sake" - exclamation of astonishment or protest; in the name of God, etc. 2. goodness.
For phr"For Heaven's Sake" - exclamation of mild annoyance.
For ohr"For It" - due for scolding.
For phr"For Keeps" - permanently; for good and all.
For phr"For Life" - for the rest of one or somebody's life; permanently.
For phr"For Nothing" - without payment being required. 2. without good reason for.
For phr"For Old Time Sake" - an appeal to the nostalgia of prior experience to convince someone to do something. 2. because of tender, or sentimental memories or days of auld lang syne.
For phr"For Once" - on this/that occasion(if not or hardly ever, at any other time)for a change. 2. implication that something should be done more often.
For phr"For Once In a Way" - on this/that occasion(if not usually); for a change. see: "For Once"
For phr"For One's Liking" - to suit one's taste or wishes.
For phr"For One's Good" - the somebody or something will benefit.
For phr"For One's Own Sake" - because of one's qualities, regardless of social class, importance, usefulness, etc. 2. in order to benefit/ please, protect or defend the interest of oneself.
For phr"For One Thing" - as just one example or reason.
For phr"For One Thing or Another" - as one factor or another (factor) in support of an opinion.
For phr"For or Against" - as shown.
For phr"For Sale" - available for purchase, be on sale.
For phr"For Shame" - exclamation of reproach, usually directly to the person who has behaved badly, or saidor done something shameful.
For phr"For Show" - for appearance sake only.
For phr"For Some Time" - for a log time.
For phr"For the Asking" - used to indicate that something can be easily had if they want it.
For phr"For the Best" - with good intentions, tough the result may not be as desired.
For phr"For the First Time" - marks the place (first, etc) in a number of occurrences.
For phr"For the Good One's Health" - (irony) - not for a trivial purpose or reason.
For phr"For The Hell of It" - (informal) - because of the brief experience or sensation it offers, especially when it is against the law, convention, practice of one's usual habits.
For phr"For the Last Time" - an expression showing exasperation, meaning the last time something would be said before punitive action will be taken.
For phr"For the Life of One" - emphasizes one's inability to do something.
For phr"For the Love Of" - without payment, or reward, because one likes either the work itself or the person one works for.
For phr"For the Love of It" - an exclamation of frustration.
For phr"For the Love of God" - exclamation of astonishment , dismay, etc.
For phr"For the Time Being" - meanwhile.
For phr"For Two Pins" - with very little persuasion or provocation.
For phr"For Want Of" - because there is little or none.
For phr"For Want of a Better Name" - because there is no better name, etc. a person can think of.
For phr"For What it's Worth" - if you think it is worth anything.
For phr"For What Something is Worth" - however much or little value, or significance may be given to importance. (the implication being that the speaker is not certain and invites others to be the judge)
For phr"For Years to Come" - from many years etc. dating from the time of speaking; a long time, months, years.
Forbath vbTo bathe abundantly or thoroughly.
Forbear nAncestor, forefather.
Forbear vbTo keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up. 2. to refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay. 3. to refuse; to decline; to give no heed.  3. to control oneself when provoked
Forbear phr"Forbear from" - not begin to do; stop doing; refrain from, offends or irritates others.
Forbearer nOne who forebears.
Forbearing nRestraint, delay. 2. refusal, declination, heedless. 3. self-control.
Forbearingly advIn a forbearing manner.
Forbearingness nThe quality or state of the verb: 'forbear'.
Forbid vbCommand not to do. 2. prohibit, not permit
Forbid phr"God Forbid" - i hope not.
Forbidden adjNot allowed or permitted; prohibited.
Forbidden-ness nThe act of not permitting or allowing someone to take place.
Forbidder nOne who prohibits something from being said or done. 2. a censor.
Forbidding adjThe act by which something is forbidden; a prohibition.
Forbiddingly advIn a manner forbidden or unlawful.
Forbidding-ness nThe state of forbidding or prohibiting.
Forbise vbTo give as an example.
Forbisen nExample, model, pattern. 2. byspel, proverb, maxim.
Forblack adjVery or jet black
Forbode nProhibition, a forbidding.
Forbode vbTo forbid
Forbreak vbTo break into pieces, break up, destroy.
Forbuy vbTo redeem, buy back, buy off. 2. to ransom, redeem (from sin).
Forbuyer nRedeemer.
For-by prpOf position: hard by. 2. of motion: close by, past. 3. besides, not to mention.
For-by advOf motion: aside, along. 2. besides, in addition.
Forcarve vbTo carve or cut asunder. 2. cut in two, cut to pieces.
Forcleave vbTo cut to pieces, hack, chop up.
Ford nA shallow place in a stream or waterway, where persons or animals can (wade) across. 2. a tract of shallow water. 3. a stream or current.
Ford vbTo cross a stream or waterway by walking or wading. 2. to cross water at or by means of a ford.
Fordeed vbTo act previously or beforehand.
Fordeem vbTo condemn, sentence, doom; prejudice; decide.
Fordless adjWithout a ford; that cannot be forded.
Fordo vbTo put an end to. 2. to destroy, ruin, lay waste to. 3. to do away with. 4. to undo a person.
Fordone adjExhausted, overcome, tired out.
Fordread vbTo be in dread of. 2. to terrify greatly.
Fordrive vbTo drive forth, drive out.
Fordrunken adjDrunk, consumed by drink.
Fordry vbTo dry up or out.
Fordry adjVery dry or parched.
Fordull vbTo make dull, stupefy, stultify.
Fordwine vbTo fade away, wither, to vanish.
Fore nAn expeditionary force. 2. a track, trace. 3. the front part of anything. 3.
Fore adjIn concord. 2. situated or appearing in front, or in front of something else; opposed to back or hind. 3. anterior, previous, former.
Fore phr"At the Fore" - in the front, van-guard.
Fore phr"Fore Give" - to give beforehand. 2. to give ahead of time, or in advance.
Fore phr"To the Fore" - of a person: on the spot, at call. 2. alive. 3. forthcoming, available. 4. in sight or view, conspicuous.
Fore phr"Come to the Fore" - come to the front or into sight.
Fore-acre nThe headland of a ploughed field. 2. the land at the ends of a field where the furrows cross.
Forearm nThe part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist. 2. the fore-bones.
Forebear nAn ancestor, a forbear.
Forebear vbTo tolerant or endurance patiently.
Fore-belief nA previous belief. 2. divine foreknowledge. 3. a belief or faith in something prior to its manifestation.
Forebode vbTo announce beforehand; forecast. 2. of thing - to betoken, portend. 3. to have a (evil) presentiment. 4. to anticipate, apprehend beforehand.
Foreboder nAn oracle, seer, prophet. 2. one who tells the future. 3. something that implies an imminent of another event.
Foreboding nThe action of forecasting. 2. a prediction, presage. 3. portent, omen. 4. a presentiment of coming danger, misfortune or evil.
Forebodingly advIn a foreboding manner.
Fore-body nThe forepart of a vehicle. 2. the part of a vessel forward of amidships. 3. physiology - thorax.
Fore-bone nThe forearm.
Fore-brain nThe anterior part of the brain including the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus.
Fore-deal nAn advantage, benefit, profit. 2. (dialect) - the first part; lead, precedence, preference. 3. progress, advancement.
Foredeem vbTo judge beforehand, to forecast. 2. to deem in advance.
Foredoom nDestiny. 2. a judgement announced beforehand.
Fore-draft nLand leading from a dwelling to a road or field.
Fore-edge nThe front or outer edge.
Fore-elders nAncestors, progenitors.
Fore-end nThe front part. 2. of time: the beginning, the get-go, as the 'fore-end of time.'
Forefather nFore-elders, ancestors, progenitors.
Forefathers' Day nIn the USA, the anniversary of the day the first settlers from England land at Plymouth, Massachussets.
Forefeel nA presentiment, prediction, presage.
Forefeel vbTo feel beforehand, to have a presentiment.
Fore-feeling nA presentiment, prediction, presage.
Forefinger nThe finger next to the thumb. 2. the first or index finger.
Fore-flow nA channel or conduit which permits gases or liquids flow.
Fore-flow vbTo flow before.
Fore-foot nA front foot of a four-footed beast. 2. the hand.
Forfrighted adjGreat in fear, completely in terror.
Fore-ganger nOne that goes before. 2. a short rope grafted on a harpoon (of a whaler) to which the longer line is attached.
Fore-gate nThe chief entrance or front gate.
Foregather vbTo gather, congregate or assemble together; forgather. 2. to encounter; meet by chance. 3. meet with, be in company with; associate with.
Fore-gathering nA gathering together. 2. an assembly.
Foregather vbTo gather together; forgather. 2. to encounter; meet by chance. 3. meet with, be in company with; associate with.
Foregiver nOne who gives ahead of time, or in advance.
Foregleam nShining, glistening, glitter..
Foregleam vbTo shine, gleam, glisten. 2. to glow, shine, radiate or emanate glow, be briefly or apparently strong in flaring, kindling, flashing.
Forego vbTo go before, precede in place and time.
Foregoing nPreceding in place or time.
Foregoer nA forerunner; harbinger. 2 a purveyor. 3. one who or that which goes in front. 4. a leader; hence an example, pattern
Foregone adjThat has gone before or gone by; of times past.
Forfatted vbFattened
Forfrighted adjGreat in fear, completely in terror.
Fore-gather vbTo assemble or gather together. 2. to gather, congregate.
Fore-gathering nA gathering together. 2. an assembly.
Foreground nThe part of the view, esp. in a picture, that is nearest the observer. 3. the most conspicuous position.
Foreground vbTo place in the foreground; make prominent.
Fore-hale vbTo overhaul, overtake.
Forehand adjAll of the part of a horse which is before the rider. 2. the chief or most important part. 3. superiority, advantage, start, procedure.
Fore-handed adjLooking to the future, displaying foresight, precedent. 2. played with a forehanded stroke , as in tennis.
Forehandedness nThe quality of being fore-handed.
Forehead nThe face part between the brow and the natural line of the hair (transfig. & fig.). 2. capacity of blushing, modesty. 3. command of countenance and assurance. 4. the front part, the forefront. 5. the man at the helm, a leader.
Forheadedness nThe state or quality having a forehead, forefront, helm, etc.
Foreheadless nHaving no sense of shame. 2. without or lacking of confidence
Forehear vbTo hear beforehand.
Forehent vbTo sieze beforehand. 2. cut off in flight.
Forehew vbTo cut into pieces.
Forehoar adjVery old, venerable
Fore-hock nOE: hockscin (hockshin)
Fore hold vbTo hold or believe beforehand. 2. assume, anticipate, predict, presage, prognosticate.
Foreholding nPrediction, ominous foreboding. 2. superstitious prognostication.
Fore-hook nA piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows of a ship.
Fore ken nTo perceive, know or realize ahead of time. 2. foreknow; preconceive.
Fore-king nA preceding king; a predecessor on the throne.
Foreknow vbTo know before. 2. to have previous knowledge of.
Foreknower nOne who is a predictor or has prior knowledge or information about some future event.
Foreknowingly advIn a manner foreknowing or being prescient of an existence of happening.
Foreknown adjBeforehand.
Fore-lady nA female supervisor or manager.
Foreland nA cape, headland or promontory. 2. a strip of land in front of something, . 3. land or area lying in front.
Forelay vbTo lie in wait or ambush for. 2. to waylay. 3. to surprise by stealth. 3. to place impediments in the path of. 4. to plan in advance or beforehand.
Foreleader nThe principal leader or chief leader.
Forlean vbTo make lean or thinner.
Fore-lie vbTo lie in front (of)
Fore-lift vbTo lift in front.
Fore-limb nThe anterior limb or similar appendage of an animal.
Fore-live vbTo predate, live or exist before another.
Forelock nThe part of a person's hairstyle which covers the forehead. 2. the part of the horse's mane which lies on it's forehead.
Forelook nA look forward or into the future. 2. foresight, providence.
Forelook vbTo look forward or see beforehand. 2. to look ahead or forward. 3. to beguile or bewitch.
Forelooker nOne who can or is able to look forward into the future.
Forelord n
Foreman nA leader of a work crew. 2. a member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf
Foremanship nThe position of a foreman.
Foremast nThe forward lower-mast in ships and sea vessels.
Fore milk nThe first milk drawn from a cow during milking. 2. the milk secreted initially during breast feeding typically low in fat and rich in protein (as opposed to hindmilk).
Fore mind nTo intend, predetermine. 2. forward or conscious part of the mind: easy accessible to the memory or cognition.
Foremost adjFirst in time. 2. first in serial order. 3. most notable or best.
Foremost advFirst in position or importance. 2. first and foremost.
Foremost phr"First and Foremost" - first in rank, importance, abailty etc.
Foremostly advIn front.
Foremother nA female ancestor.
Forename nFirst name or praenomen.
Forename vbTo name beforehand.
Forenamed adjAlready named of cited beforehand.
Forenight nThe previous night. 2. the time before dusk or twilight and bedtime.
Forenoon nThe part of the day before noon.
Fore-old adjVery old; excessively old.
Fore-play nA mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse.
Fore-quoted adjSited beforehand; quoted in a previously mentioned part of a text or story.
Fore-read nTo tell beforehand; foretell.
Fore-reading nA previous perusal.
Fore-reach vbTo shoot ahead. 2. to reach beyond, pass. 3. anticipate.
Fore-read vbTo read prior to or beforehand. 2. to signify prior to. 3. to predestine; to tell.
Fore-rib nA cut of beef immediately in front of the sirloin.
Fore-rider nA scout; one who rides in front. 2. harbinger.
Fore-right adjReady, directly forward, going for or because.
Fore-right advDirectly forth or forward. 2. in a straight line, straight ahead. 3. right, forward, onwards. 4. of persons: headstrong, straightforward, plain spoken.
Fore-right prpStraight along
Fore-run nTo run in front. 2. to forecast or fore-shadow.
Fore-runner nA runner at the front or up ahead. 2. precursor or harbinger; a warning. 3. a forebear, ancestor, predecessor.
Foresaid adjAforementioned, predicted. 2. decreed, appointed, ordained.
Foresay vbTo mention or say prior to. 2. to predict, foretell. 3. to ordain, decree.
Fore-saying nSomething said beforehand; a fore-mention, a foretelling
Fore-see vbTo anticipate, predict. 2. to provide (for); to see to.
Fore-seeing nThe act to which something is forseen. 2. a prophetic vision or dream.
Foreseeingly advOf a manner prophetic or visionary.
Foreseer nOne who foresees, foretells, anticipates or predicts future events.
Foreshadow nOmen, prophesy, vision, prediction.
Foreshadow vbTo presage or suggest in advance an event or happening.
Fore-shadowing nA literary device to tease readers about plot turns that occur later in the story. A writer of a mystery novel might use foreshortening in an early chapter of his book to give readers an inkling of an impending murder.
Fore-shadower nOne who or that which foreshadows.
Fore-shadowship nThe state or condition of prophesy.
Fore-shank nThe upper part of a cow's foreleg. 2. a cut of meat from the upper part of a cow's foreleg. 3. the front and upper part of the human leg.
Foreshore nThe part of the shore between high water and low water, esp. the beach exposed at maxium ebbing spring tides. 2. a tidal zone
Fore-shorten vbTo render an image of an object that appears to be receding as it is perceived visually.
Forshortening adjA method of rendering a specific object or fig. in a picture in depth. Foreshortening is used by artists to record the distortion seen by the eye when an object or figure is viewed at a distance or at an unusual angle.
Fore-shot nThe fore-run in the distillation of whisky.
Fore-show vbTo show in advance, foretold, predict. 2. to foreshadow or censure.
Fore-show nA manifestation earlier, or in advance of, than expected or anticipated. 2. a prior indication
Fore-shower nOne who arrive before designated time.
Foreside nThe front part or forepart of anything; the front face of
Fore-sight nThe ability to foresee or prepare merely for the future. 2. a bearing taken forwards towards a new object. 3. prescience, foreknowledge, divination, clairvoyance, prophecy.
Fore-sighted adjHaving foresight; forseeing, provident.
Foresightful adjHaving, exercising, or characterized by foresight. 2. forward-looking, provident. 3.
Foresightfully adjPossessing, exercising or demonstrating care or foresight; thoughtfully provident.
Foresightless adjlacking or without foresight.e
Foresightless-ness nThe quality or state of not having foresight.
Foresightly advIn a foresighted manner.
Foresightness nThe quality of having foresight. 2. a prudent exercise of common sense when planning for the future.
Fore-sister nA feminist(suffragette)on an earlier generation.
Fore-skin nPrepuce
Fore-sleeve nThe sleeve below the elbow.
Fore-slow vbTo arrive late, tardily or with delay. ('Forslow')
Forespeak vbTo foretell, predict, presage, prophesy.
Fore-speak vbSee 'Forspeak' - bewitch.
Fore-speaking nA prediction, presagement, foretelling.
Fore-speech nA preface of any various kind and in many different spoken contexts
Fore-spin vbTopspin.
Forestall nOE: intervention, ambush, hindrance. 2. an ambush, plot, intervention, waylaying something situauted or placed in front.
Forestall vbTo prevent, hinder or delay something by precautionary measures. 2. to preclude or bar from happening; render impossible. 3. to buy up the complete or total supply of goods, particularly foodstuffs, in order to monopolise the market and sell them at a highly inflated price. 3. to anticipate, to act forseeingly. 5. to intervene, ambush, hinder.
Forestalling nThe act of a person who forestalls.
Forestaller nOne who hinders, delays, prevents something.
Fore-start nA headstart.
Forestep nThe first step; a step forward. 2. steps in front, tracks.
Foreswear vbTo renounce under oath, abjure, swear away one's sinful ways. 2. deny vehemently under oath. 3. to perjure oneself; commit perjury. 4. to swear falsely.
Foretalk nA talk or discussion beforehand; a foreword; preface.
Fore-teach vbTo teach ahead of time.
Foretell vbTo predict, tell or prophesies the future.
Foreteller nA seer, prognosticator, prophet, etc.
Forethink vbTo plan something in advance. 2. to think, consider, anticipate, beforehand; to prognosticate.
Forethought nForesight, providence, proactivity, vision.
Forethought vbTo cause distress or regret. 2. to cause to regret, repent or vex. 3. to be sorry for. 4. to change one's mind about. 5. to renounce.
Fore-thoughtful adjHaving a full of forethought; provident, proactive, visionary.
Fore-time nA time previous to the present. 2. a time alluded to or implied. 3. a former time or times.
Foretime advIn former times.
Foretoken nA prognostic, premonitory sign, presage, presentment or warning.
Foretoken vbTo betoken or warn beforehand, prognosticate, give warning, foreshadow, presage.
Fore-tooth nA front tooth.
Foretop nThe top of the head. 2. the top of the forehead. 3. the lock of hair which grows on the top of the head; the corresponding part of a wig. 3. an erect tuft of hair. 4. a forelock of a horse.
Foretop phr"By the Foretop" - to boldly sieze an opportunity.
Forever nA extremely long time. 2. a mythical time in the future that it never comes.
Forever advFor all time, for eternity; eternally, forever, everlasting, for an infinite amount of time. 2. for a very long time; (duration, colloquial) for an excessively long time. . 3. always, continually, constantly, frequently.
Forever phr"Forever and a Day" - for a very long time or seeing no end to.
Forever phr"Forever and Forever - forever, never come to an end.
Forevermore advAt any or all times in the future. 2. forever, forevermore, eternally, forever, in perpetuity.
Foreverness nThe quality of being forever, having no end
Forewalk nA gangway. gangplank.
Forewander vbTo wander until weary. 2. cause to wander until weary.
Foreward nAn introduction section the main body of text of a book or other document. 2. preface, introduction.
Forewarn vbTo warn, give caution or admonishment beforehand. 2. to give notice or forewarning. 3. to provide previous notice to.
Foreweep vbTo weep before; to usher in a weeping.
Foreweigh vbTo estimate in advance.
Forewing nEither of the two front wings of a four-winged insect.
Forewish nAn instance of wishing or desiring beforehand.
Forewish vbTo wish or desire beforehand.
Fore-wit nTimely knowledge. 2. a precaution, a foresight. 3. a person who put his or her self forward as a leader in matters of taste or criticism.
Fore-wit vbTo know prior to; to foreknow.
Fore-witter nA clever, intelligent person. 2. a person
Forewoman nFemale equivalent of a foreman: a female worker who supervises and directs other workers. 2. in a law court the female head of the jury.
Foreword nA word said before another or something else. 2. a preface, introduction.
Fore-yard nThe front yard or a yard before a building.
Forfare vbTo go amiss, decay, perish.
Forgather vbTo assemble or gather together in one place. 2. to gather up; congregate.
Forget vbTo lose memory of; to cease remembering. 2. to do unintentionally. 3. to overlook, not remember, pass over.
Forget phr"Forget It" - it doesn't matter; never mind. 2. an expression of gratitude. 3. I don't want to go on with this thing (matter).
Forget phr"Forget Oneself" - to lose one's dignity, temper or self control. 2. to become unmindful of one's own personality traits and behaviour. 3. behave in a disrespectful or ill-mannered way. 4. to become lost in one's own thoughts.
Forget phr"Forget More Than You Know" - an insult or retort that someone is not as smart or intelligent as they think they are.
Forget phr"Forget You" - a mild oath: screw you; damn you.
Forgetful advUnable to remember things well. 2. liable to forget.
Forgetfully advIn a forgetful manner.
Forgetfulness nQuality of being forgetful. 2. prone to have things slip out of one's mind. 3. loss of recollection; ceasing to remember. 4. oblivion. 5. failing to keep in mind. 6. forgetfulness of responsibility; careless omission.
Forgetter nOne who forgets, or fails to remember something.
Forgetting nThe mental act by which one forgets something. 2. oblivion, forgetfulness, oblivionness.
Forgettingly advSo as to forget.
Forgettingness nThe quality of forgetting.
Forgettle adj(Dialect) - prone or tending to forget: forgetful; forgetting.
Forgive vbTo pardon, to waive any negative feelings or desire to punish. 2. to accord forgiveness, cease to harbor or hold further resentment towards
Forgive phr"Forgive and Forget" - absolve completely for a past wrongdoing. 2. pardon with neither resentment nor a view to retribution.
Forgiveness nThe action of forgiving. 2. the readiness and disposition to forgive. 3. mercy, remission.
Forgiver nOne who forgives.
Forgiving adjPardoning, merciful, willingness to overlook, without resentment.
Forgiving-ness nThe quality of forgiving, mercy. 2. forgiveness.
Forgo vbSee "forego" - to precede go before. 2. to abandon, relinquish. 3. to allow to pass, pas up, with-go. 4. to leave alone. 5. to do without. 6. to refrain from; to abstain from.
Forgoer nOne who has gone before. 2. one who abandons or relinquish something.
Forgoing adjOccurring before or in front of something else in time, place, sequence, preceding.
Forgotten-ness nThe quality or state of being forgotten.
Forgrow vbTo grow to excessor out of shape; grow unduly. 2. to be grown over; overgrown; cover with growth (usu. one that is obsessive or unsightingly)
Forhang vbTo hang to death; put to death by hanging.
Forhele vbTo hide, conceal, cover up.
Forhew vbTo hew or cut in front. 2. forhew.
Fork nA pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc. 2. a gallows (obs). 3. a utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting. 4. a tuning fork. 5. an intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two. 6. one of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow. 7. a point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions. 8. (fig.) a point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths
Fork vbTo divide into two or more branches. 2. to shoot into blades like corn. 3. to sprout, spike, branch. 4. to dig up the ground or soil with a fork.
Fork phr"Fork in the Road" - point or moment of decision
Fork phr"Fork Out" - give money to someone, esp. when you do not want to. 2. fork over.
Forked phr"Speak with Forked Tongue" - deliberately say something and mean another or, to be hypocritically or act in duplicitous manner.
Forked adjPronged, spiked, barbed. 2. furcated, divided, branched.
Forkful adjAs much as a fork can pick up.
Forking nA division or forking in a road. 2. the forking of antlers, horns etc.
Forky adjForked, forky.
Forky tail nAn earwig, a slater.
Forlay vbTo lay aside. 2. to lie in wait, ambush.
Forleave vbTo depart from someone; leave someone behind. 2. abandon, forsake, desert, give up, relinquish.
Forleet nTo abandon, give up, leave, leave behind. 2. forsake, desert, neglect. 3. to forget.
Forlese vbTo lose, abandon, forsake, let go. 2. destroy, ruin, kill, to cause to perish. 3. to lose entirely or completely. 4. to bereave, deprive of
Forlet vbTo abandon, give up, leave, leave behind. 2. forsake, desert, neglect. 3. to forget. 4. forleet.
Forlie vbTo lie with. 2. overlay (a child)
Forlighten vbTo declare, reduce, diminish, lighten, lighten up.
Forlorn nOne who is dangerously imperiled, doomed, on a hopeless venture with little or no hope of success.
Forlorn adjpp of forlese. 2. abandoned, left behind, deserted, forsaken. 3. lost, not findable. 4. doomed, about to be destroyed. 5. woeful, wretched, pitiful, lonely. 6. sad, pessimistic.
Forlorn hope nAny perilous undertaking with little hope of succees. 2. cannon fodder.
Forlornly advIn a forlorn manner: peesimistic of a success outcome
Forlornness nThe state or characteristic of being sad, miserable. lonely.
Former nThe first of two or the first mentioned of two.
Former adjOE: firma: first. referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several) 3. former belonging to the distant past. 4. belonging to some prior time, erstwhile. 5. (used especially of persons)
Formerly advDuring or at sometime in the past. 2. previously, before, ago.
For-old adjVery old; excessively old.
Forsake vbOE: quarrel, dispute, contend. 2. to abandon, give up, to leave permanently or entirely. 3. renounce, reject, betray, surrender up another, deny or refuse.
Forsaken adjDesert, left solitary or desolate. 2. morally abandoned.
Forsakenly advIn a manner of betrayal, denial, rejection, abandonment.
Forsaken-ness nThe state or quality of being forsaken
Forsaker nOne who abandons, leaves permanently an other. 2. a betrayer. 3. one who renounces, a denouncer, denier.
Forsay vbTo renounce, exclude by command.
Forshame vbYou should be ashamed; shame on you.
Forshape vbTo metamorphose. 2. to misshape, disfigure.
Forshrink vbTo shrink up, dry up, wither.
Forsing vbTo exhaust oneself by singing.
Forslack vbTo be or become slack. 2. to not care for, neglect. 3. to ruin or spoil by neglect or want.
Forsloth vbTo lose, neglect, waste by sloth.
Forslow vbTo be dilatory about. 2. put-off, postpone. 3. neglect, omit. 4. delay, hinder, impede, obstruct.
Forsooth nOne who "forsooths" frequently; with an effected air. 2. an act or instance of forsoorth
Forsooth vbTo say "forsooth" - to treat with ceremony.
Forsooth adv(as an intensifier, often with irony) - indeed, without doubt, of course, certainly, in fact. 2. fig. with irony: truly, verily, to be sure.
Forsooth intjIndeed, really, in truth.
Forsoothing nAn act or instance of forsooth.
Forsoothingly advIn a forsoothing manner
Forsoothness nThe state or quality of forsooth.
Forspeak vbSEE forespeak
Forspend vbTo spend completely. 2. to wear out.
Forstand vbTo stand against. 2. stand in front of as to bar the way. 3.block, oppose, withstand. 4. understand, comprehend.
Forsung vbTo exhaust oneself with singing or chanting.
Forswallow vbTo swallow up; devour completely; engulf.
Forswear vbTo renounce or deny something. 2. to commit perjury.
Forsweat adjCovered or drench with perspiration.
Forswing vbTo beat, whip.
Forswink vbTo exhaust by labour; overwork.
Forswollen adjPuffed up with pride.
Forsworn adjHaving lied under oath. 2. perjured.
Foreswornness nQuality or characteristic of acting with renounce or denial. 2, of a nature perjurious
Foresworn-ness nLying under oath. 2. falsely-swear; perjury.
Forswunk vbTotally worn out.
Forth nFord, wath.
Forth advForward in time, place, position or degree. 2. out of view, from a particular place or position. 3. beyond a (certain) boundary, away, abroad; out. 4. thoroughly from beginning to end.
Forth pfxForward, forth, away. 2. continuously. 3. towards, onto.
Forth prpForward to; up to. 2. (obs): forth from
Forth phr"From This Time Forth" - henceforward, henceforth, in the future, from here, hereupon, afterwards, next.
Forth phr"Have One's Forth - have an outlet.
Forth phr"Hold Forth" - speak pompously.
Forth phr"So Forth" / "And so Forth" - indicate that a list or things continues in a similar manner.
For than conjFor this reason; therefore. 2. (dialect) - for the reason that; because.
For that conjFor, because, for that reason; so that, in order that, for that purpose.
Forthbear vbTo bear or carry forth.
Forthbearing nAn act or instance of bearing or carrying forth.
Forthcome vbTo come forward, to approach.
Forthcoming nReady or about to appear or be available when need. 2. likely to come forth, being considerate. 3. coming near or approaching.
Forth-comingness nThe state of quality of being forthcoming.
Forthdraw vbTo draw or bring forth.
Forthfare vbTo go forth; go away, depart, journey. 2. to die, pass away.
Forthfaring nDeath. 2. a departure, journey.
Forthfather nAn ancestor. 2. a cultural ancestor,one who originated an idea or tradition.
Forthgang nA going forth; progress.
Forthglide vbTo glide on; pas by.
Forthgo vbOf time, season, days: to pass on or away. 2. to issue forth, to come from a source or origin.
Forthgoing nTo leave, go, go forth or on.
Forthgoing adjFriendly, gregarious, enthusiastic.
Forthirst vbTo be very thirsty, be dying of thirst.
Forthlead vbTo lead forth.
Forthlook vbTo look forth; look out.
Forthnim vbTo take away; destroy. 2. to go away.
Forthput vbTo put forth, propose, bring forth, produce.
Forthput nThat which is put forth; forputting, product.
Forthputter nOne who brags, brodacious. 2. one who proposes or proffers.
Forthputting nThe action of putting forth.
Forthputting nThe act of putting or bringing forth, output, production. 2. forwardness, undue assumption, boldness.
Forthink vbTo displease. 2. have a feeling of regret. 3. to show repentance.
Forthread vb
Forthright advStraight-forward, not evasive, candid and direct. 2. frank, open, sincere, straight, plain-spoken, out-spoken, downright, no-nonsense.
Forthrightly adjDirect and without evasion, straightforward. 2. proceeding straight ahead.
Forthrightly advDirectly and frankly.
Forthrightness nThe quality or characteristic of being frank and open, to the point, straightforwardness
For-throw vbTo throw off, cast off, reject.
Forthshow vbTo show forth, make known.
Forthspeak vbTo speak forth; declare, announce. 2. to reveal, divulge.
Forthspeaking nThe act, or an instance, of speaking, declaring, announcing, revealing, divulging.
Forth-tell vbTo tell forth, be candid, straight. 2. to publish abroad.
Forthward(s) advOf a place: onward, forward. 2. of time: continually, prospectively.
Forthwax vbTo grow forth. 2. grow to excess, increase, come on, progress,
Forthwith advImmediately, without delay, straight away.
For thy advFor this, for this reason, on this account
Forthyete vbTo pour forth, pour out.
Fortieth adjThe ordinal form of the number 40. 2. the person or thing in the 40th position. 3. one of 40 equal parts of a whole.
Fortieth phr"The Fortieth Man" - one man in forty.
Fortiethly advIn the fortieth part; fortieth in a row.
Fortnight nA period of fourteen days or nights; two weeks.
Fortnightly advOf a period once every fourteen nights or every two weeks.
Fortread vbTo trampled under foot. 2. to ruin, destroy, devastate by trampling.
Forty adjThe cardinal number occurring after 39 and before 41.
Forty phr"Have Forty Winks" - have a short sleep; take a nap; doze.
Forwake vbTo exhaust or tire out with excessive waking or watching.
Forwander vbTo wander somewhat aimlessly far and wide. 2. to become through wandering.
Forwith advImmediately, at once, instantly, without any further delay.
For-thy conjFor this reason; therefore.
Forward n(dialectal or obsolete) agreement; covenant. 2.
Forward adjThe front, anterior or at the front. 2. without customary restraint or modesty, bold, fresh, impertinent.3.(finance) expected in the future. 4. read; forecast, predicted, prompt; strongly inclined; in a bad sense, overready or hasty. 5. advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season.
Forward advTowards the front or from the front, forwards. 2. in the usual direction of travel, ahead, forth, on, onwards. 3. (into the future): forth, forwards, hereon, on, onward, onwards
Forward phr"Go Forward" - (of a clock) to be set to a later standard time, especially summertime. 2. to progress.
Forward phr"Look Forward" - to think (of a future time or event) with pleasuraable, eager anticipation. 2. to be excited about something you believe is going to happen.
Forward phr"Put Forward" - propose, suggest, or nominate.
Forwarding room nA business of processing (buying, receiving, selling, forwarding) merchandise.
Forward-looking adjHaving a keen interest in the future. 2. progressive, visionary.
Forwardness nThe quality of being forward or presumptuous, immodest, bold. 2. state of being at the front, progressive, advanced.
Forward-thinking nA way of thinking that takes into consideration further possibilities and outcomes.
Forward-thinking vbThinking that takes into consideration further possibilities and outcomes.
Forward-thinking adjProgressive; farsighted.
Forwarn vbTo prohibit, forbid.
Forwean vbTo accustom to bad habits. 2. spoil by indulgence. 3. pamper.
Forwear vbTo wear out, wear away, exhaust, spend, waste.
ForwearyadjExhausted, tired out completely.
Forweep vbTo exhaust oneself by weeping. 2. to weep excessively. 3. of a vine: to 'bleed' excessively.
Forwither vbTo wither away; shrivels.
Forwhy prpFor what reason, why. 2. connectiveness, for which cause, wherefore.
Forworn adjWorn old, grown old, decayed.
Forwound vbTo wound or injure severely.
Foryield vbTo recompense, repay, requite.
Foster nFood, nourishment, feed, support. 2.*******
Foster-bairn nA foster-child
Foster-brother nA male child nursed and suckled with another child of different heritage.
Foster-child nA foster-bairn.
Fosterer nA foster-parent. 2. one who works actively to support and promote anything or any cause.
Fostering nA raising so to be an accepted member of the community. 2. encouragement aiding the development of something.
Fosteringly advTo act in a supporting, caring manner to another's child. 2. one who acts in a supporting and promotional way.
Foster-father nA male person who acts and cares as a father to another's child.
Fosterling nA child who is fostered, a foster-bairn.
Foster-mother nA female person who acts and cares as a mother to another's child.
Foster-sister nA female child nursed and suckled with another child of different heritage.
Fother nA wagonful or load of any sort. 2. a measure of lead or other metals of proksimately 19.5 cwt. 3. food for beasts; fodder.
Fother vbTo feed or provide animals with fodder.
Foul adjCovered with, or containing, extraneous matter. 2. grossly offensive to the senses. 3. scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive. 3. hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched. 4. loathsome; disgusting, 4. ugly; homely; poor. 5. not favorable; unpropitious. 6. not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc. 7. having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement. 8. outside of the base lines
Foul nAn act or action unfair; of extremely offensive. 2. loathsomeness, wretchedness, disgust. 3. ugliness, odiousness.
Foul vbTo make dirty or filthy, pollute. 2. defile, dishonor. 3. to render ugly, disfigure. 2. to entangle, block up, stop, bung up. 4. to act unfairly or outside the rules of the game or contest.
Foul phr"A Foul Blow" - a low punch in booking. 2. any unfair act or action.
Foul phr"Foul befall" - bad or/ and unpleasant occurrence.
Foul phr"Foul Out" - an instance of being fouled out. 2. an instance of fouling out. 2. to be fouled out by hitting a foul ball which is caught. 3. to be disqualified from further play for having committed too many fouls.
Foul phr"Run Foul of" - (law) - to act in a way not allowed by rules of law.
Foul-bottom nA sea bed of sharp rocks, perilous reefs and other hazards dangerous to ships.
Foulbrood nA beehive affected by a bacterial disease.
Foul-fiend nThe (arch)-fiend, satan, the devil, old sooty.
Foul-ground nA sea bed of sharp rocks, perilous reefs and other hazards dangerous to ships.
Foul-line nIn basketball a line from which a player takes a free throw.
Foul-mouth nA person with a scurrilous abusive tooth, prone to speech full of insulting obscenity
Foully advDisagreeable, obscenely, hideously.
Foulness nThe quality of condition of being covered with, or containing, extraneous matter. 2. being grossly offensive to the senses. 3. of acting scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive. 3. of tender to hatefulness; detestabilty; shamefulness; odious-like; wretchedness. 4. loathsomeness; disgust. 5. the attitude of not conforming to the established rules and customs of a game, conflicting, testing, etc.
Foul out nAn instance of being fouled out. 2. an instance of fouling out.
Foul out vbTo be fouled out by hitting a foul ball which is caught. 2. to be disqualified from further play for having committed too many fouls.
Foul-play nUnfair or unethical or criminal acts of behavior, especially of a malicious or violent nature; murder, homicide.
Foul-shot nA shot taken by the player who has been fouled
Foul-speech nObscene, scurrilous and abusive language and speech. 2. foul speech, a foul-tongue.
Foul-thief nThe (arch)-fiend, satan, the devil, old sooty.
Foul-tongue nOne who uses inappropriate or unacceptable language.
Foul-up nA disastrous or calamitous situation or incident.
Four adjA numerical value equal to four. 2. the number after three and before five.
Four phr"Make Up a Four" - join three others to do something/ play something.
Four phr"Make Up a Foursome" - combine to make four people.
Four phr"On All Fours" - on hands and knees on four feet.
Four phr"The Four Firsts" - in the People's Republic of China a series of priorities: 1. the human factor over weapons. 2. political work over other work. 3. ideological study over political work. 4. living ideology over book learning.
Four phr"The Fours Olds" - in the People's republic of China: 1. ideas. 2. customs. 3. cultures. 4. habits.
Four-fold adjFour times as great, quadruple.
Fourfold advFour times as great, quadruplely.
Four-foldness nThe property of being four-fold. 2. four-times as great. 3. quadrupleness.
Four-footed adjHaving four feet, quadrupedal.
Four-handed adjHaving four hands; quadramanous.
Four-handed adjThe cardinal number occurring after 399 and before 401.
Fourish adjAny time close to 4.am or 4.pm.
Four-leaf clover nA clover, very uncommon, having four leaves instead of the usual four. 2. a bringer of good luck.
Four-letter word nA word (s), of four letters, considered offensive. 2. a swear word considered taboo in a given context or situation.
Fourling(s) nQuads, quadruplets, one of four children at the same birth.
Fourness nThe property of being four in number.
Fourscore nScore (late OE from ON). 2. eighty or four times by twenty.
Foursome nTask or matter carried out by four persons. 2. four person as a collective; a group of four, quadruplet. 3. a game played by two teams of two. 4. sex between four persons.
Fourteen nA numerical value equal to fourteen. 2. the number thirteen and after fifteen.
Fourteenth adjThe ordinal form of the number 14. a person or thing in the 14th position. 3. one of fourteen parts of a whole.
Fourteenth adjThe cardinal number occurring after 13 and before 15.
Fourth nThe ordinal form of the number four.
Fourth-deal nOne of any four equal parts of any whole
Fourth-finger nThe ring finger.
Fourthly advIn the fourth place; fourth in a row.
Fourth World nCollectively, people living nomadic, pastoral hunter- gatherers or people living their lives outside the modern, industrial world.
Fourway (s) nA place where four roads cross or meet; where two ways meet.
Four-wheel drive nA four-wheeled vehicle with special drive that allows all four wheels to receive torque from the engine simultaneously.
Fowl narchaic) A bird. 2. a bird of the order Galliformes, including chickens, turkeys, pheasant, partridges and quail.

3. birds which are hunted or kept for food, including Galliformes and also waterfowl of the order Anseriformes such as ducks, geese and swans.

Fowl vbTo hunt fowl.
Fowler nOne who catches birds for a living.
Fowl-house nAn enclosure where fowls are kept
Fowl-lore nFowllore; knowledge, study, science of the fowl; birdlore; ornithology.
Fox nA red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail; a tod; reynard. 2. any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. 3. the fur of a fox. 4. a fox terrier. 6. a cunning person. 7.(slang) an attractive man or woman.
Fox vbTo act in a cunning and underhand way.
Fox phr"An Old Fox" - somebody who is cunning.
Fox phr"Be Foxed" - be puzzled.
Fox phr"Fox in the Henhouse" - a predator loose among the prey. 2. a sheep in wolves clothing.
Fox-bane nThe plant 'Aconitum vulparia'
Fox-berry nThe plant crowberry or lingonberry
Fox-evil nAlopecia, loss of hair through disease.
Fox-fire nA lumniscence produced by some kinds of fungus
Fox-glove nVarious plants of the genus "Digitalis". Many suggestions for the derivation of the name "foxglove" have been proffered. According to the 19th-century book, English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants: Dr. Prior, whose authority is great in the origin of popular names, says "It seems probably that the name was in the first place, foxes' glew, or music, in reference to the favourite instrument of an earlier time, a ring of bells hung on an arched support, the tintinnabulum"... we cannot quite agree with Dr. Prior for it seems quite probable that the shape of the flowers suggested the idea of a glove, and that associated with the name of the botanist Fuchs, who first gave it a botanical name, may have been easily corrupted into foxglove. It happens, moreover, the name foxglove is a very ancient one and exists in a list of plants as old as the time of Edward III. The "folks" of our ancestors were the fairies and nothing is more likely than that the pretty coloured bells of the plant would be designated "folksgloves," afterwards, "foxglove." In Wales it is declared to be a favourite lurking-place of the fairies, who are said to occasion a snapping sound when children, holding one end of the digitalis bell, suddenly strike the other on the hand to hear the clap of fairy thunder, with which the indignant fairy makes her escape from her injured retreat. In south of Scotland it is called "bloody fingers" more northward, "deadman's bells" whilst in Wales it is known as "fairy-folks-fingers" or "lambs-tongue-leaves"." Reference "Digitalis" Wikipedia.
Fox-hole nA burrow in the ground where a fox lives. 2. a small trench or pit dug by into the ground as shelter for soldiers from enemy fire.
Foxhound nA medium-sized breed of hunting dog.
Fox-hunt nThe act or sport of hunting foxes (for sport)
Fox-hunter nFoxhuntsman. 2. one who hunts foxes for sport.
Fox-hunting nThe act of hunting foxes with guns and dogs.
Foxily advIn a foxy manner: cunningly.
Foxish adjLike or resembling a fox.
Fox-like adjCharacteristics or qualities of being a fox.
Foxily advin a foxy manner.
Foxiness nThe characteristics or quality of being a fox: cunningness, red-hairedness, sexiness, attractiveness
Foxly adjVulpine, fox-like.
Foxship nThe character or qualities of a fox. 2. foxiness, craftiness, cunning.
Fox-sleep nFeigned or false sleep.
Foxtail nThe tail of a fox. 2. the dry spikelet or spikelet seeds and flower cluster of some grasses. 3. a plant having a part resembling the tail of a fox or such spikelet., as Alopecurus (foxtail grasses).
Foxy adjHaving the quality of a fox. 2. attractive, sexy. 3. red-haired person.
Fox-whelp nA fox cub.

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