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1. foil

noun. ['ˈfɔɪl'] a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal.

Synonyms

  • gold foil
  • tinfoil
  • chaff
  • tin foil
  • sheet metal
  • aluminum foil

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • refrain
  • confront
  • attack

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

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Rhymes with Foil

  • statoil
  • embroil
  • britoil
  • uncoil
  • recoil
  • oleoyl
  • lukoil
  • gatoil
  • spoil
  • oboyle
  • o'boyle
  • croyle
  • broil
  • toil
  • soil
  • royle
  • roil
  • moyle
  • moyl
  • hoyle
  • foyle
  • doyle
  • coyle
  • coile
  • coil
  • boyle
  • boil

Sentences with foil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Then fold up the bottom of the foil twice, leaving only the top end open.

Quotes about foil


1. Funny is a good foil. Humor is illuminating, and it also gives you power.
- J. Tillman

2. For someone who is supposed to be a knight in shining armor, you're acting like an ass in aluminum foil.
- Lisa Logue, Cursed Secrets

2. feather-foil

noun. a plant of the genus Hottonia.

Synonyms

  • Hottonia palustris
  • water violet
  • aquatic plant
  • Hottonia inflata
  • water plant
  • hydrophyte
  • genus Hottonia
  • water gillyflower
  • featherfoil
  • Hottonia
  • American featherfoil

3. foil

verb. ['ˈfɔɪl'] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.

Synonyms

  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • bilk
  • frustrate
  • short-circuit
  • prevent
  • disappoint
  • baffle
  • ruin
  • dash
  • preclude
  • let down
  • spoil
  • scotch
  • forbid
  • thwart
  • queer

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • wasteful
  • decriminalise
  • legalize

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

4. foil

verb. ['ˈfɔɪl'] enhance by contrast.

Synonyms

  • counterpoint

Antonyms

  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

5. foil

noun. ['ˈfɔɪl'] 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.

Synonyms

  • device

Antonyms

  • enrich
  • linger

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

6. foil

noun. ['ˈfɔɪl'] a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button.

Antonyms

  • lengthwise

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

7. foil

noun. ['ˈfɔɪl'] picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector.

Synonyms

  • ikon
  • image
  • viewgraph
  • lantern slide
  • picture
  • overhead
  • slide
  • transparency

Antonyms

  • let
  • enchant
  • repair
  • make

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

8. foil

noun. ['ˈfɔɪl'] anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities.

Synonyms

  • attention

Antonyms

  • necessitate
  • raise

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)

9. foil

verb. ['ˈfɔɪl'] cover or back with foil.

Antonyms

  • ascend

Etymology

  • feuille (French)
  • fueille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • foilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fouler (French)
  • foulis (French)
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