Definitions for foil

Definitions for (noun) foil

Main entry: foil

Definition: a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button

Main entry: foil

Definition: a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

Usage: the photographic film was wrapped in foil

Main entry: foil, transparency

Definition: picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

Main entry: hydrofoil, foil

Definition: 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

Usage: the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils

Main entry: foil, enhancer

Definition: anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

Usage: pretty girls like plain friends as foils

Definitions for (verb) foil

Main entry: foil

Definition: cover or back with foil

Usage: foil mirrors

Main entry: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross

Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

Main entry: foil

Definition: enhance by contrast

Usage: In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

Visual thesaurus for foil