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An example use of for in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… ecological to month what the reason for function in the slow down …”

meanings of for


  1. Due or facing (a certain outcome or fate).
  2. Towards; in the direction of.
  3. In order to help, benefit, gratify, honor etc. (someone or something).
  4. Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
  5. Because of.
  6. Supporting, in favour of; : wanting.
  7. Throughout or across (a distance in space).
  8. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
  9. Introducing the first item(s) in a potential sequence.
  10. Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio.
  11. In exchange for; in correspondence or equivalence with.
  12. Despite, in spite of.
  13. To be used or treated in a stated way, or with a stated purpose.
  14. Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.
  15. Indicating something desired or anticipated.
  16. To be, or as being.
  17. In the role or capacity of; instead of; in place of.
  18. Used in various more-or-less idiomatic ways to construe individual verbs, indicating various semantic relationships such as target, purpose, result, etc.; see also the entries for individual phrasal verbs, e.g. ask for, look for, pay for, stand for, etc.
  19. On behalf of.
  20. Directed at; intended to belong to.
  21. In honor of; after.
  22. In order to obtain or acquire.
  23. Intended to cure, remove or counteract; in order to cure, remove or counteract.
  24. Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.
  25. Over (a period of time).


  1. Initialism of frame of reference.
  2. Initialism of field Of research.


  1. Initialism of Fellowship of Reconciliation, any of a number of religious nonviolent organizations, particularly in English-speaking countries.
  2. IATA airport code for Pinto Martins International Airport in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.


  1. Because, as, since.


  1. To, the particle for marking the following verb as an infinitive.

for frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word for occurs in english on average 9527.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics for can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that for can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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