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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -foil-, *foil*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Foil \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 ensigns of Leopold to be pulled down and foiled under foot. --Knoless. [1913 Webster] Whom he did all to pieces breake and foyle, In filthy durt, and left so in the loathely soyle. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat. [1913 Webster] And by ? mortal man at length am foiled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Her long locks that foil the painter's power. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase. --Addison. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Jewelry) A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass; -- employed by jewelers to give color or brilliancy to pastes and inferior stones. --Ure. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage. [1913 Webster] As she a black silk cap on him began To set, for foil of his milk-white to serve. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Hector has a foil to set him off. --Broome. [1913 Webster] 4. A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection. [1913 Webster] 5. (Arch.) The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed. [1913 Webster] {Foil stone}, an imitation of a jewel or precious stone. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Foil \Foil\, v. t. [See 6th {File}.] To defile; to soil. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: 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 main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point. [1913 Webster] Blunt as the fencer's foils, which hit, but hurt not. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Isocrates contended with a foil against Demosthenes with a word. --Mitford. [1913 Webster] 3. The track or trail of an animal. [1913 Webster] {To run a foil},to lead astray; to puzzle; -- alluding to the habits of some animals of running back over the same track to mislead their pursuers. --Brewer. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: foil n 1: a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil" 2: anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils" [syn: {foil}, {enhancer}] 3: 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; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils" [syn: {hydrofoil}, {foil}] 4: picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector [syn: {foil}, {transparency}] 5: a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button v 1: enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background" 2: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: {thwart}, {queer}, {spoil}, {scotch}, {foil}, {cross}, {frustrate}, {baffle}, {bilk}] 3: cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors"

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