Foy


Foy

Foy, as a person, may refer to:

* Foy D. Kohler, American diplomat
* Barry Foy (b. 1976), ex Hollyoaks Actor
* Brian D Foy, American computer programmer and author
* Chris Foy (actor), an Australian actor
* Claire Foy, an English actress
* Des Foy (b. 1963), an Irish rugby player
* Eddie Foy (1856-1928), an American vaudeville actor and comedian
* Fred Foy, an American actor and voice performer
* Keith Foy, an Irish footballer
* Kevin Foy, an American mayor
* Kylie Foy (b. 1971), a New Zealand field hockey player
* Laura Foy (b. 1976), an American television host
* Mary Foy, an American librarian
* Matt Foy (b. 1983), a Canadian ice hockey player
* Maximilien Sebastien Foy (1775-1825), a French military leader, statesman and writer
* Peter Foy (1925-2005), an English stage-flight-effects specialist
* Robbie Foy (b. 1985), a Scottish footballer
* Vincent Foy (fl. late 20th century), Canadian Catholic cleric

Foy, as a place, may refer to:
*Foy, Belgium, a village in Belgium
*Slieve Foy, a mountain near Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland
*Foy Provincial Park, a provincial park in Ontario, Canada

Foy may also refer to:

*Betty Foy, a character in William Wordsworth's "The Idiot Boy"
*Prix Foy, a French horse race
*Brand name of Gabexate mesilate, used for treatment of pancreatitis


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  • foy — FOY. s. f. La premiere des trois Vertus Theologales, celle par laquelle on croit fermement les veritez que Dieu a revelées. Foy pure. foy ardente. foy ferme. foy inébranlable. foy vive. foy morte. foy languissante. foy chancelante. acte de foy.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • foy — Foy, f. Quand on fait ce qu on dit, et qu on tient sa promesse, Fides. Foy promise, Fides pacta. B. Foy qui dure tousjours, et n est en rien faulsée, Perpetua fides. Une foy entiere des gens du temps passé, Cana fides. Faulse foy, Vana fides. La… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Foy — heißt der Ort Foy (Stadt) ist eine Kleinstadt in der Nähe von Bastogne in den belgischen Ardennen, die während der Ardennenoffensive im Zweiten Weltkrieg durch die 101. US Luftlandedivision (TV Serie Band of Brothers) bekannt wurde. Foy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Foy — (foi), n. [F. foi, old spelling foy, faith. See {Faith}.] 1. Faith; allegiance; fealty. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A feast given by one about to leave a place. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He did at the Dog give me, and some other friends of his …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foy — [foi] n. 〚MDu foy, fooi, voye, prob. < OFr voie < L via, way, journey: see VIA〛 Now Chiefly Scot. 1. a feast, present, etc. given by or to a person departing on a journey 2. a feast at the end of a harvest or fishing season * * * foy (foi) …   Universalium

  • foy — foy; foy·er; …   English syllables

  • foy — [foi] n. [MDu foy, fooi, voye, prob. < OFr voie < L via, way, journey: see VIA] Now Chiefly Scot. 1. a feast, present, etc. given by or to a person departing on a journey 2. a feast at the end of a harvest or fishing season …   English World dictionary

  • foy|er — «FOY uhr, ay», noun. 1. an entrance hall used as a lounging room in a theater, apartment house, or hotel; lobby. 2. an entrance hall. ╂[< French foyer, ultimately < Latin focus hearth, fireplace] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foy — (spr. Foa), 1) Maximilien Sebastien, geb. 1775 in Ham; er wurde 1790 Artillerieoffizier u. machte seine ersten Feldzüge 1792–93 in Belgien. Obgleich eifriger Republikanerwurde er doch während der Revolution wegen seiner Äußerungen zu Cambray… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Foy — (spr. fŭa), Maximilien Sébastien, franz. General, geb. 3. Febr. 1775 in Ham, gest. 28. Nov. 1825, machte als Artillerieoffizier 1792–93 die Feldzüge in Belgien mit, ward aber wegen lauter Mißbilligung einiger Blutbefehle des Konvents verhaftet.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon