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foul
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 19
1. Foully.
Part of Speech: noun
1. An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race.
2. In various games or sports, an act done contrary to the rules; a foul stroke, hit, play, or the like.
3. See ball, under Foul, a.
4. A bird.
5. Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
Part of Speech: superlative
1. Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
3. Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
4. Ugly; homely; poor.
5. Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
6. Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; - said of the weather, sky, etc.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire.
3. To cover ( a ship's bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles.
4. To entangle, so as to impede motion; as, to foul a rope or cable in paying it out; to come into collision with; as, one boat fouled the other in a race.
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