Associations to the word «Foul»


FOUL, adjective. Covered with, or containing unclean matter; polluted; nasty; defiled
FOUL, adjective. Obscene or profane; abusive.
FOUL, adjective. Hateful; detestable; unpleasant
FOUL, adjective. Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
FOUL, adjective. (obsolete) Ugly; homely; poor.
FOUL, adjective. Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; -- said of the weather, sky, etc.
FOUL, adjective. Not conforming to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating.
FOUL, adjective. (nautical) Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; - opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
FOUL, adjective. (baseball) Outside of the base lines; in foul territory.
FOUL, verb. (transitive) To make dirty.
FOUL, verb. (transitive) To besmirch.
FOUL, verb. (transitive) To clog or obstruct.
FOUL, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To entangle.
FOUL, verb. (transitive) (basketball) To make contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
FOUL, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To hit outside of the baselines.
FOUL, verb. (intransitive) To become clogged.
FOUL, verb. (intransitive) To become entangled.
FOUL, verb. (intransitive) (basketball) To commit a foul.
FOUL, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) To hit a ball outside of the baselines.
FOUL, noun. (sports) A breach of the rules of a game, especially one involving inappropriate contact with an opposing player in order to gain an advantage; as, for example, foot-tripping in soccer, or contact of any kind in basketball.
FOUL, noun. (bowling) A (usually accidental) contact between a bowler and the lane before the bowler has released the ball.
FOUL, noun. (baseball) A foul ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
FOUL ANCHOR, noun. (nautical) An anchor which has become entangled or caught up in something, or an image of this.
FOUL BALL, noun. (baseball) A batted ball that lands in foul territory.
FOUL BALLS, noun. Plural of foul ball
FOUL BERTH, noun. A berth in which a ship is in danger of fouling another vessel.
FOUL BILL OF HEALTH, noun. (archaic) A bill of health that states that there is infectious disease present in either a ship, or its port of departure.
FOUL LANGUAGE, noun. Profane or inappropriate and unacceptable words.
FOUL LINE, noun. (basketball) A line from which a player takes a free throw
FOUL LINE, noun. (baseball) (softball) One of the two lines on the edge of a field marking the area inside which a fair ball may be hit.
FOUL LINE, noun. (bowling) A line between the lane and the approach, which the bowler must not cross.
FOUL MADAMES, noun. Alternative spelling of ful medames
FOUL OUT, noun. (baseball) An instance of fouling out.
FOUL OUT, noun. (basketball) An instance of fouling out.
FOUL OUT, verb. (baseball) To become out by hitting a foul ball which is caught.
FOUL OUT, verb. (basketball) To be disqualified from further play for having committed too many fouls.
FOUL PLAY, noun. Unfair, unethical, or criminal behavior, especially of a malicious or violent nature.
FOUL PLAY, noun. Any violation of rules.
FOUL POLE, noun. (baseball) One of the two poles marking the area inside which a fair ball may be hit. It stands above a foul line.
FOUL POLES, noun. Plural of foul pole
FOUL SHOT, noun. (basketball) A free throw.
FOUL TERRITORY, noun. (baseball) The area outside the playing field beyond the first base and third base lines, including the grandstand.
FOUL TICK, noun. (baseball) (slang) (rare) A foul ball which just brushes by the bat making a ticking sound.
FOUL TIP, noun. (baseball) a foul ball which glances off the bat and continues back with only a moderate change in direction
FOUL UP, verb. (intransitive) (slang) (idiomatic) To make a mistake, to go wrong.
FOUL UP, verb. (transitive) To botch; to make a mess of.
FOUL WIND, noun. (nautical) A wind blowing against the direction of travel.
FOUL WINDS, noun. Plural of foul wind

Dictionary definition

FOUL, noun. An act that violates the rules of a sport.
FOUL, verb. Hit a foul ball.
FOUL, verb. Make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake".
FOUL, verb. Become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up".
FOUL, verb. Commit a foul; break the rules.
FOUL, verb. Spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it".
FOUL, verb. Make unclean; "foul the water".
FOUL, verb. Become soiled and dirty.
FOUL, adjective. Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench".
FOUL, adjective. Offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky".
FOUL, adjective. Violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior".
FOUL, adjective. (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines.
FOUL, adjective. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy".
FOUL, adjective. Characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes".
FOUL, adjective. Disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room".
FOUL, adjective. Especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor".

Wise words

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