Definitions of foil:
  • noun:   a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
  • noun:   a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    Example: "The photographic film was wrapped in foil"
  • noun:   picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
  • noun:   anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    Example: "Pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
  • noun:   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
    Example: "The fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
  • verb:   enhance by contrast
    Example: "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
  • verb:   cover or back with foil
    Example: "Foil mirrors"
  • verb:   hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    Example: "Foil your opponent"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #26595)

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