Definitions for FORfɔr; unstressed fər
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He lost his job, for he got into trouble.
The astronauts headed for the moon.
Directed at, intended to belong to.
I have something for you.
Supporting (opposite of against).
All those for the motion raise your hands.
Over a period of time.
They fought for days over a silly pencil.
On behalf of.
I will stand in for him.
In the direction of:
Despite, in spite of.
See the entry for the phrasal verb.
Origin: From for, from for, from fura, from peri-. Cognate with West Frisian for, foar, Dutch voor, German für, for, Swedish för, for, fyrir, per, , per, परि.
in the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place
indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done
indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done
indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against
indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to
indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of
indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being
indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc
indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of
indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done
because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything
since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before
one who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it
Origin: [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. fr, Icel. fyrir, Sw. fr, Dan. for, adv. fr, Goth. far, fara, L. pro, Gr. , Skr. pra-. 202. Cf. Fore, First, Foremost, Forth, Pro-.]
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