Associations to the word «Foil»

Pictures for the word «Foil»

Wiktionary

FOIL, proper noun. A particular mnemonic algorithm for multiplying two binomials.
FOIL, verb. (transitive) To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
FOIL, noun. A very thin sheet of metal.
FOIL, noun. (uncountable) Thin aluminium/aluminum (or, formerly, tin) used for wrapping food.
FOIL, noun. A thin layer of metal put between a jewel and its setting to make it seem more brilliant.
FOIL, noun. (figuratively) In literature, theatre/theater, etc., a character who helps emphasize the traits of the main character.
FOIL, noun. (figuratively) Anything that acts by contrast to emphasise the characteristics of something.
FOIL, noun. (fencing) A very thin sword with a blunted (or foiled) tip
FOIL, noun. A thin, transparent plastic material on which marks are made and projected for the purposes of presentation. See transparency.
FOIL, noun. (heraldiccharge) A stylized flower or leaf.
FOIL, noun. Shortened form of hydrofoil.
FOIL, noun. Shortened form of aerofoil/airfoil.
FOIL, verb. To prevent (something) from being accomplished.
FOIL, verb. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
FOIL, verb. To blunt; to dull; to spoil.
FOIL, verb. (obsolete) To tread underfoot; to trample.
FOIL, noun. Failure when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.
FOIL, noun. (hunting) The track of an animal.
FOIL, verb. (mathematics) To multiply two binomials together.
FOIL, verb. (obsolete) To defile; to soil.
FOIL STONE, noun. (obsolete) An imitation jewel or precious stone.
FOIL STONES, noun. Plural of foil stone

Dictionary definition

FOIL, noun. A piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil".
FOIL, noun. Anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils".
FOIL, noun. 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; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils".
FOIL, noun. Picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector.
FOIL, noun. A light slender flexible sword tipped by a button.
FOIL, verb. Enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background".
FOIL, verb. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent".
FOIL, verb. Cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors".

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb