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meanings of foil


  1. A thin, transparent plastic material on which marks are made and projected for the purposes of presentation. See transparency.
  2. A thin layer of metal put between a jewel and its setting to make it seem more brilliant.
  3. One of the incorrect answers presented in a multiple-choice test.
  4. Failure when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.
  5. Thin aluminium/aluminum (or, formerly, tin) used for wrapping food.
  6. The track of an animal.
  7. In literature, theatre/theater, etc., a character who helps emphasize the traits of the main character and who usually acts as an opponent or antagonist.
  8. A very thin sword with a blunted (or foiled) tip.
  9. A hydrofoil.
  10. A stylized flower or leaf.
  11. An aerofoil/airfoil.
  12. A very thin sheet of metal.
  13. Anything that acts by contrast to emphasise the characteristics of something.


  1. To tread underfoot; to trample.
  2. To cover or wrap with foil.
  3. To expand a product of two or more algebraic expressions, typically binomials.
  4. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
  5. To defile; to soil.
  6. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
  7. To blunt; to dull; to spoil.
  8. To prevent (something) from being accomplished.


  1. An acronym for the algorithm for multiplying two binomials.

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