Definitions for FOOLful

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

foolful(n.)

  1. a silly or stupid person.

  2. a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of rank for amusement:

    the court fool.

  3. a person who has been tricked or deceived into appearing silly or stupid:

    to make a fool of someone.

  4. an ardent enthusiast who cannot resist an opportunity to indulge an enthusiasm (usu. prec. by a present participle):

    a dancing fool.

  5. (v.t.)to trick, deceive, or impose on:

    They tried to fool us.

  6. (v.i.)to act like a fool; joke; play.

  7. to jest; pretend; make believe:

    I was only fooling.

  8. fool around, to putter aimlessly; waste time. to trifle or flirt. to be sexually promiscuous; engage casually in sexual activity.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  9. fool away, to squander foolishly, as time or money.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  10. fool with, to handle or play with idly or carelessly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for fool:

  1. actorplay the fool,to engage in silly or stupid behavior.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fool:

1225–75; ME fol, fool < OF fol < L follis bellows, bag

foolful(n.)

  1. an English dessert of crushed, cooked fruit mixed with cream or custard and served cold:

    gooseberry fool.

    Category: British, Cooking

Origin of fool:

1590–1600

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool(noun)

    a person who lacks good judgment

  2. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  3. jester, fool, motley fool(verb)

    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

  4. fool, gull, befool(verb)

    make a fool or dupe of

  5. fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away(verb)

    spend frivolously and unwisely

    "Fritter away one's inheritance"

  6. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)

    fool or hoax

    "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"

  7. horse around, arse around, fool around, fool(verb)

    indulge in horseplay

    "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fool(noun)ful

    sb whose actions are not sensible or wise

    I was a fool to believe anything she said.

  2. foolful

    to behave in a way that makes you seem silly or stupid

    I'll sing and try not to make a fool of myself.

  3. foolful

    to cause sb to seem stupid

    He felt the other boys had made a fool out of him.

  4. fool(verb)ful

    to trick or deceive

    Don't be fooled into thinking you'll earn lots of money here.

Wiktionary

  1. fool(Noun)

    A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.

  2. fool(Noun)

    A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).

  3. fool(Noun)

    Someone who very much likes something specified.

  4. fool(Noun)

    A type of dessert made of puru00E9ed fruit and custard or cream.

  5. fool(Noun)

    A particular card in a tarot deck.

  6. fool(Verb)

    To trick; to make a fool of someone.

  7. Origin: See English fool.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fool(noun)

    a compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; -- commonly called gooseberry fool

  2. Fool(noun)

    one destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural

  3. Fool(noun)

    a person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt

  4. Fool(noun)

    one who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person

  5. Fool(noun)

    one who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments

  6. Fool(verb)

    to play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth

  7. Fool(verb)

    to infatuate; to make foolish

  8. Fool(verb)

    to use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. fool

    As used by hackers, specifically describes a person who habitually reasons from obviously or demonstrably incorrect premises and cannot be persuaded by evidence to do otherwise; it is not generally used in its other senses, i.e., to describe a person with a native incapacity to reason correctly, or a clown. Indeed, in hackish experience many fools are capable of reasoning all too effectively in executing their errors. See also cretin, loser, fool file.The Algol 68-R compiler used to initialize its storage to the character string "F00LF00LF00LF00L..." because as a pointer or as a floating point number it caused a crash, and as an integer or a character string it was very recognizable in a dump. Sadly, one day a very senior professor at Nottingham University wrote a program that called him a fool. He proceeded to demonstrate the correctness of this assertion by lobbying the university (not quite successfully) to forbid the use of Algol on its computers. See also DEADBEEF.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FOOL' in Nouns Frequency: #1922


Translations for FOOL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fool(verb)

to deceive

She completely fooled me with her story.

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