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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to prevent the success of; frustrate; thwart.

  2. to keep (a person) from succeeding in an enterprise, plan, etc.

  3. (n.)Archaic. a defeat; check; repulse.

Origin of foil:

1250–1300; ME < AF foller, OF fuler to trample, full (cloth)



  1. metal in the form of very thin sheets:

    aluminum foil.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. the metallic backing applied to glass to form a mirror.

    Category: Metallurgy

  3. a thin layer of metal placed under a gem in a closed setting to improve its color or brilliancy.

    Category: Jewelry

  4. a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast.

  5. an arc or rounded space between cusps.

    Category: Architecture

  6. an airfoil or hydrofoil.

    Category: Aeronautics

  7. (v.t.)to cover or back with foil.

  8. to set off by contrast.

Origin of foil:

1350–1400; ME < OF


  1. a flexible four-sided rapier having a blunt point.

    Category: Sport

  2. foils, the art or practice of fencing with this weapon, points being made by touching the trunk of the opponent's body with the tip of the weapon.

    Category: Sport

Origin of foil:

1585–95; orig. uncert.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foilable(adj)

    capable of being foiled

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