Associations to the word «For»


FOR, conjunction. Because.
FOR, preposition. Towards.
FOR, preposition. Directed at, intended to belong to.
FOR, preposition. Supporting (opposite of against).
FOR, preposition. Because of.
FOR, preposition. Over a period of time.
FOR, preposition. Throughout an extent of space.
FOR, preposition. On behalf of.
FOR, preposition. Instead of, or in place of.
FOR, preposition. In order to obtain or acquire.
FOR, preposition. In the direction of: marks a point one is going toward.
FOR, preposition. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
FOR, preposition. Despite, in spite of.
FOR, preposition. Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.
FOR, preposition. (chiefly US) Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio
FOR, preposition. (cricket) used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen
FOR, preposition. Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
FOR, preposition. Used to construe various verbs. See the entry for the phrasal verb.
FOR, preposition. (obsolete) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
FOR A CHANGE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) As a departure from the usual.
FOR A SONG, adverb. (idiomatic) For a very low price; very cheaply.
FOR A SONG AND A DANCE, adverb. Alternative form of for a song
FOR A SONG AND DANCE, adverb. Alternative form of for a song
FOR A START, adverb. (idiom) for one thing; as one rebutting factor among many
FOR AFRICA, adjective. Used other than as an idiom: see for,‎ Africa.
FOR AFRICA, adjective. (slang) (NZ) In abundance.
FOR ALL, preposition. In spite of, despite.
FOR ALL, preposition. (mathematics) (literally) (Indicates that a statement is true no matter what element of a set it is made about.)
FOR ALL INTENSIVE PURPOSES, adverb. (idiomatic) (US) (nonstandard) Misconstruction of “for all intents and purposes”.
FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) (US) For every functional purpose; in every practical sense; in every important respect; practically speaking.
FOR ALL INTRINSIC PURPOSES, adverb. Misconstruction of for all intents and purposes
FOR ALL ONE IS WORTH, adverb. (idiomatic) Intensely, vigorously, with as much effort as one can supply.
FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES, adverb. Effectively, virtually
FOR ALL THE WORLD, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Entirely, to all appearances.
FOR ANOTHER THING, adverb. (sequence) Used to introduce an additional item in a possible sequence
FOR BEST, adverb. (obsolete) for good; permanently
FOR BETTER OR WORSE, adverb. No matter what the future may hold.
FOR CAUSE, adverb. (legal) (ethics) For a legitimate, specific reason; with justification.
FOR CERTAIN, adverb. Definitely, positively, without doubt
FOR CHRISSAKE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) used to express annoyance or frustration
FOR CHRISSAKES, adverb. (colloquial) for Christ's sake
FOR CHRIST'S SAKE, prepositional phrase. (colloquial) Used to express surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD, interjection. Eye dialect spelling of for crying out loud.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, adverb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (euphemistic) Used to express frustration, exasperation, or annoyance.
FOR DAYS, adverb. (US) (informal) For a large amount or distance; a lot.
FOR DAYS, adverb. (US) (informal) To a great degree; very much.
FOR EVER, adverb. (duration) forever
FOR EVER AND EVER, adverb. (as an intensifier): forever.
FOR EVER MORE, adverb. Forever
FOR EVERMORE, adverb. Forevermore
FOR EXAMPLE, adverb. (conjunctive) As an example.
FOR FAKE, adjective. (humorous) Not for real.
FOR FREE, adverb. Without paying.
FOR FREE, adverb. (figuratively) Without effort; as a useful side-effect of something that was to be done anyway.
FOR FUCK'S SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (vulgar) An expression of anger or frustration.
FOR GOD'S SAKE, interjection. An exclamation showing surprise, impatience, or some other emotion.
FOR GODDESS'S SAKE, interjection. Synonym of for God’s sake.
FOR GOOD, adverb. (idiomatic) Forever; permanently.
FOR GOOD AND ALL, adverb. (idiomatic) permanently, forever
FOR GOOD MEASURE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In excess of the minimum required; Added as an extra
FOR GOODNESS' SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Used to express frustration, exasperation, annoyance.
FOR GOODNESS' SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Used to express surprise or amazement.
FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Expresses frustration, exasperation, or annoyance.
FOR INSTANCE, adverb. (conjunctive) As an example.
FOR IT, adverb. Quickly, with haste
FOR KEEPS, adverb. (idiomatic) (gaming) With an agreement or intention to retain what one gains or receives.
FOR KEEPS, adverb. (idiomatic) (by extension) With a strong competitive resolve to win or succeed, as in sports or business.
FOR KEEPS, adverb. (idiomatic) Permanently.
FOR KICKS, prepositional phrase. (colloquial) In order to obtain pleasure or excitement.
FOR LOOP, noun. (programming) A section of code in which an instruction or group of instructions is executed a specific number of times depending on the value of a loop counter
FOR LOOPS, noun. Plural of for loop
FOR LOVE NOR MONEY, adverb. Alternative form of for love or money
FOR LOVE OR MONEY, adverb. For any reason whatsoever.
FOR MERCY'S SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (euphemistic) An especially mild oath
FOR MY MONEY, interjection. (idiomatic) Used to mark a statement made by the speaker as an opinion or something not known with certainty.
FOR NOTHING, adverb. For free.
FOR NOTHING, adverb. For no reason, wastefully, or pointlessly
FOR NOW, adverb. At the moment; until later.
FOR OLD TIMES' SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) An appeal to the nostalgia of prior experiences to convince someone to do something.
FOR OLD TIMES' SAKES, adverb. (idiomatic) Alternative form of for old times' sake
FOR ONCE, adverb. (idiomatic) For the first time, after many instances to the contrary; in a rare exception to the rule; as an exception to the usual.
FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL, adverb. Alternative form of once and for all
FOR ONE, adverb. As the first in a number of examples.
FOR ONE, adverb. As a single given example, often the most obvious or important one and almost certainly enough to sway the argument, of several reasons for something.
FOR ONE, adverb. As one person among other people who may not hold the same opinion.
FOR ONE THING, prepositional phrase. (sequence) Used to introduce the first item in a possible sequence
FOR ONE'S LIFE, adverb. (idiomatic) extremely desperately
FOR ONE'S LIKING, adverb. In a way that pleases.
FOR ONE'S PARTICULAR, adverb. (idiomatic) (obsolete) For one's part; as far as one is concerned.
FOR PETE'S SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) Used to expresses frustration, exasperation, annoyance
FOR PITY'S SAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (euphemistic) for Pete's sake; An especially mild oath
FOR REAL, adjective. Genuine, true or natural.
FOR REAL, adverb. Genuinely, truly.
FOR REALS, adjective. (slang) for real.
FOR REALS, adverb. (slang) for real.
FOR REALSIES, adjective. (slang) True, genuine, real.
FOR REALSIES, adverb. (slang) Truly, genuinely, actually.
FOR RENT, adjective. Being offered for renting.
FOR SAKE OF, preposition. Because of, for the sake of.
FOR SALE, adjective. Being offered for purchase.
FOR SHAME, interjection. You should be ashamed of yourself!
FOR SHIZZLE, interjection. Alternative spelling of fo shizzle
FOR SHORT, prepositional phrase. As an abbreviated form.
FOR STARTERS, adverb. (informal) As an initial point; before any other considerations.
FOR SURE, prepositional phrase. Definitely, positively, without doubt
FOR THAT, conjunction. (archaic) Because.
FOR THAT MATTER, adverb. (idiomatic) as far as that is concerned
FOR THE AGES, adjective. (idiomatic) Especially memorable and noteworthy; deserving to endure for a very long time.
FOR THE AGES, adverb. (idiomatic) In a manner that produces long-lasting effects; for posterity; for a very long duration.
FOR THE ASKING, adverb. (idiomatic) Without making any significant effort; freely; without monetary cost.
FOR THE BIRDS, adjective. (idiomatic) Worthless; useless; pointless; not deserving serious consideration.
FOR THE CHILDREN, noun. Alternative form of think of the children
FOR THE FUN OF IT, adverb. Solely for the sake of entertainment.
FOR THE GIPPER, adverb. (US) (of the efforts of a team) (chiefly in win one for the Gipper) In dedication to someone held in high regard.
FOR THE HECK OF IT, adverb. (idiomatic) For no particular reason, just because it is fun, entertaining; for to relieve boredom.
FOR THE HELL OF IT, adverb. (idiomatic) For no particular reason, just because it is fun, entertaining; or to relieve boredom.
FOR THE LAST TIME, adverb. An expression showing exasperation, meaning the last time something will be said before punitive action will be taken.
FOR THE LIFE OF ONE, prepositional phrase. (colloquial) (only with a negative) If one's (own) life depended on it.
FOR THE LOSE, prepositional phrase. (Internet) (slang) Something undesirable; an exclamation suggesting an unwanted result or condition.
FOR THE LOSS, adjective. (Internet) (slang) Of something which completes a process in an unsuccessful manner; carrying significant drawbacks, or lacking significant benefits, to the point that the object is inferior to its competition.
FOR THE LOVE OF, preposition. (idiomatic) Used to form interjections expressing exasperation.
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST, prepositional phrase. An expletive.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, interjection. Expresses exasperation; for Pete's sake; for crying out loud; for fuck's sake; sakes
FOR THE LOVE OF GODDESS, interjection. Synonym of for the love of God.
FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE, interjection. (euphemistic) for the love of God
FOR THE MAIN, prepositional phrase. Alternative form of in the main
FOR THE MOST PART, adverb. (idiomatic) Mostly; in general; usually
FOR THE NONCE, adverb. (idiomatic) For the time being, with the expectation that the situation may change.
FOR THE PRESENT, adverb. For now
FOR THE RECORD, prepositional phrase. For the purpose of being recorded, especially when already known
FOR THE SAKE OF, preposition. Because of; out of consideration for; in the interest of.
FOR THE TIME BEING, adverb. (idiomatic) temporarily; until later
FOR THE WIN, prepositional phrase. (Internet) (slang) Being the best; being great, awesome, amazing or spectacular; sure to succeed (used as a term of approval, similar to long live)
FOR TO, conjunction. (obsolete outside dialects) in order to
FOR TO, conjunction. (dialectal) for; to
FOR TOFFEE, adverb. (chiefly British) (intensifier) At all.
FOR TWO PINS, adverb. (idiomatic) Readily, with only the slightest encouragement.
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, adverb. Considering what limited worth this advice, opinion, or suggestion might have for you; Used to soften the presentation of unsolicited advice or information that may not be relevant
FOR WORLDS, prepositional phrase. (in negative constructions) For any consideration; on any account.
FOR XYZ REASONS, adverb. (US) (idiomatic) For reasons unknown and not worth speculating on.

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