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A very thin sheet of metal.
Anything that acts by contrast to emphasise the characteristics of something.
- As she a black silk cap on him begun / To set, for foil of his milk-white to serve.
1725-1726, (w), ''The Odyssey''
- Hector has also a foil to set regard
A very thin sword with a blunted (or foiled) tip
(RQ:Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing)
1784-1810, (w), ''History of Greece''
- Socrates contended with a foil against Demosthenes with a sword.
A thin, transparent plastic material on which marks are made and projected for the purposes of presentation. See transparency.
To cover or wrap with foil.
To prevent (something) from being accomplished.
To prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
- And by mortal man at length am foil'd.
(RQ:Byron Childe Harold)
To blunt; to dull; to spoil.
To tread underfoot; to trample.
1603, (w), '' The Generall Historie of the Turkes''
- King Richard (..) caused the ensigns of Leopold to be pulled down and foiled underfoot.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
- Whom he did all to pieces breake and foyle, / In filthy durt, and left so in the loathely soyle.
Failure when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.
(RQ:Milton Paradise Regained)
(RQ:Dryden Threnodia Augustali)
- Nor e'er was fate so near a foil.
(RQ:Fielding Tom Jones)but after giving her a dodge, here's another b— follows me upon the foil.
To expand a product of two or more algebraic expressions, typically binomials.
leaf (green appendage of a plant which photosynthesizes)