foil

  • 1 Foil — may refer to:Materials: * Metal leaf, a thin sheet of metal * Aluminium foil, a type of wrapping for food * Plastic foil, a thin layer of plastics Fluid Mechanics: * Foil (fluid mechanics), a type of wing or blade used to provide lift * Foil… …

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  • 2 Foil — Foil, n. [OE. foil leaf, OF. foil, fuil, fueil, foille, fueille, F. feuille, fr. L. folium, pl. folia; akin to Gr. ?, and perh. to E. blade. Cf. {Foliage}, {Folio}.] 1. A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Foil — Foil, n. 1. Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage. Milton. [1913 Webster] Nor e er was fate so near a foil. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the… …

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  • 4 Foil — (foil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foiled} (foild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foiling}.] [F. fouler to tread or trample under one s feet, to press, oppress. See {Full}, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to trample. [1913 Webster] King Richard . . . caused the… …

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  • 5 foil — foil1 [foil] vt. [ME foilen < OFr fuler, to trample on, subdue: see FULL2] 1. to keep from being successful; thwart; frustrate 2. Hunting to make (a scent, trail, etc.) confused, as by recrossing, in order to balk the pursuers n. 1. Archaic… …

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  • 6 foil — [ fɔjl ] n. m. • 1979; mot angl. « feuille, lame » ♦ Anglic. Plan porteur équipant les bateaux capables de déjauger. Foils latéraux de l hydroptère. ● foil nom masculin (anglais foil, feuille) Plan porteur inclinable destiné aux embarcations… …

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  • 7 FOIL — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda FOIL es un algoritmo usado en informática en el campo de la inteligencia artificial y más concretamente en el campo de la programación lógica inductiva (ILP) para aprender reglas de la lógica de primer orden que… …

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  • 8 foil — Ⅰ. foil [1] ► VERB ▪ prevent the success of. ORIGIN originally in the sense «trample down»: perhaps from Old French fouler to full cloth, trample , from Latin fullo fuller . Ⅱ. foil [2] ► NOUN 1) metal h …

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  • 9 Foil — Foil, v. t. [See 6th {File}.] To defile; to soil. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 foil — I verb baffle, balk, be obstructive, bring to naught, cause to be nugatory, check, confound, counter, counteract, countermine, cripple, crush, dash, dash one s hopes, defeat, disable, disappoint, disrupt, eludere, frustrate, get in the way of,… …

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  • 11 foil — [n] contrast antithesis, background, complement, counterblow, defense, guard, setting; concept 665 foil [v] circumvent, nip in the bud baffle, balk, beat, bilk, bollix*, buffalo*, check, checkmate, counter, crab, cramp, crimp, curb, dash, defeat …

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  • 12 Foil — Foil. См. Фольга. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 13 foil — vb thwart, *frustrate, circumvent, balk, baffle, outwit Analogous words: discomfit, Cmbarrass, disconcert, faze, rattle: curb, check, *restrain, inhibit Contrasted words: *advance, further, forward, promote: abet, foment, *incite, instigate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 foil — foil1 foilable, adj. /foyl/, v.t. 1. to prevent the success of; frustrate; balk: Loyal troops foiled his attempt to overthrow the government. 2. to keep (a person) from succeeding in an enterprise, plan, etc. n. 3. Archaic. a defeat; check;… …

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  • 15 Foil — Plan porteur (mécanique des fluides) En mécanique des fluides, un plan porteur est une surface portante qui se déplace dans un fluide. Sommaire 1 Application aux navires 2 Principaux types de plans porteurs hydrodynamiques 2.1 Plan porteurs de… …

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  • 16 foil — aero·foil; cinque·foil; coun·ter·foil; foil·ing; mil·foil; poly·foil; qua·tre·foil; sept·foil; sex·foil; six·foil; para·foil; foil; hy·dro·foil; mul·ti·foil; oc·to·foil; tre·foil; cinq·foil; …

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  • 17 foil — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 metal in a thin sheet ADJECTIVE ▪ aluminium (BrE), aluminum (AmE), gold, silver, tin ▪ kitchen (BrE) … OF FOIL …

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  • 18 foil — foil1 [fɔıl] n ↑foil [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin folium leaf ] 1.) [U] metal sheets that are as thin as paper, used for wrapping food silver/aluminium/kitchen foil ▪ Cover the chicken with silver foil and bake. →↑tinfoil 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 foil — [[t]fɔ͟ɪl[/t]] foils, foiling, foiled 1) N UNCOUNT Foil consists of sheets of metal as thin as paper. It is used to wrap food in. Pour cider around the meat and cover with foil. ...aluminium foil. 2) VERB If you foil someone s plan or attempt to… …

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  • 20 foil — I UK [fɔɪl] / US noun Word forms foil : singular foil plural foils 1) [uncountable] very light thin sheets of metal used for wrapping things, especially food Wrap the cheese in foil to keep it moist. 2) [countable, usually singular] someone or… …

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