Definition of Foil in English :
Define Foil in English
Foil meaning in English
Meaning of Foil in English
Pronunciation of Foil in English
Foil pronunciation in English
Pronounce Foil in Englishsee synonyms of foil
a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
Example Sentences:'the photographic film was wrapped in foil'
2. enhancer, foil
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
Example Sentences:'pretty girls like plain friends as foils'
3. foil, hydrofoil
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
Example Sentences:'the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils'
4. foil, transparency
picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
enhance by contrast
Example Sentences:'In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background'
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Example Sentences:'What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge''foil your opponent'
cover or back with foil
Example Sentences:'foil mirrors'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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