Definition of FOIL

noun : FOIL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector ;

  • 5. (

    ) a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button ;

verb : FOIL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors" ;


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