foul

  • 1 Foul — (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L. putere to stink …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 foul — [foul] adj. [ME < OE ful, akin to Ger faul, rotten, lazy < IE base * pū , * pu , to stink (< ? exclamation of disgust) > L putere, to rot, Gr pyon, PUS] 1. so offensive to the senses as to cause disgust; stinking; loathsome [a foul… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Foul — may refer to:*Foul (sports), an unfair or illegal sports act, including: **Foul (football), in football (soccer), an unfair act by a player as deemed by the referee **Professional foul, in football (soccer) or rugby, a deliberate act of foul play …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 foul — 〈[ faʊl] Adj.; nur präd. u. adv.; Sp.〉 regelwidrig, unfair, unsportlich [engl., „schmutzig, unrein, faul“] * * * foul [fa̮ul ] <Adj.> [engl. foul, eigtl. = schmutzig; hässlich, verw. mit ↑ faul] (Sport): regelwidrig, unfair, unsportlich …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Foul — 〈[ faʊl] n. 15; Sp.〉 Verstoß gegen die (allgemein anerkannten) Spielregeln [engl., „etwas Unreines, regelwidriger Schlag od. Stoß beim Sport“] * * * foul [fa̮ul ] <Adj.> [engl. foul, eigtl. = schmutzig; hässlich, verw. mit ↑ faul] (Sport):… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 foul — »regelwidrig«: Aus England, dem Mutterland des Fußballsports, wurde im 20. Jh. eine Reihe von Ausdrücken der Fußballersprache entlehnt. Die meisten davon wurden allerdings später durch Lehnübersetzungen ersetzt (beachte z. B. Aus ‹↑ aus› für engl …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 7 foul — [adj1] disgusting, dirty abhorrent, abominable, base, contaminated, despicable, detestable, disgraceful, dishonorable, egregious, fetid, filthy, gross*, hateful, heinous, horrid, icky*, impure, infamous, iniquitous, loathsome, malodorous, mucky* …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Foul — Foul, n. 1. An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball) See {Foul ball}, under {Foul}, a. [1913 Webster] 3. In various games or sports, an act done contrary to the rules; a foul stroke, hit, play, or the like.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Foul — [faul] das; s, s; Sport; (besonders bei Mannschaftsspielen) eine unsportliche und unerlaubte Behinderung des Gegners <ein böses, grobes, harmloses Foul; ein verstecktes Foul; ein Foul an jemandem begehen>: Der Schiedsrichter ahndete das… …

    Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • 10 foul — foul, foully The normal adverb from foul is foully (pronounced with both ls): • Jerome had done foully, but not so foully as he himself and all here believed Ellis Peters, 1993. The older form foul survives in the quasi adverbial expressions foul …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 foul — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an offensive smell or taste; causing disgust. 2) very disagreeable or unpleasant. 3) morally offensive; wicked or obscene. 4) done contrary to the rules of a sport. 5) polluted or contaminated. 6) (foul with) clogged or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Foul — Foul, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fouled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fouling}.] 1. To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) To incrust (the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 foul up — {v.}, {informal} 1. To make dirty. * /The birds fouled up his newly washed car./ 2. To tangle up. * /He tried to throw a lasso but he got the rope all fouled up./ 3. To ruin or spoil by stupid mistakes; botch. * /He fouled the whole play up by… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 foul up — {v.}, {informal} 1. To make dirty. * /The birds fouled up his newly washed car./ 2. To tangle up. * /He tried to throw a lasso but he got the rope all fouled up./ 3. To ruin or spoil by stupid mistakes; botch. * /He fouled the whole play up by… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15 Foul — (foul), n. [See {Fowl}.] A bird. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 foul — [faul] Adj; meist in foul spielen Sport; (besonders in einer Mannschaftssportart) beim Spielen ein Foul oder viele Fouls begehen ↔ fair spielen …

    Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • 17 foul-up — n informal a problem caused by a stupid or careless mistake →↑foul up ▪ a computer system foul up …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Foul — Sn regelwidriges, unsportliches Verhalten erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. foul, das urverwandt ist mit nhd. faul, aber eine allgemeinere Bedeutung hat ( abstoßend, schlecht ). Verb: foulen.    Ebenso nschw. foul. ✎ Carstensen 2… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 19 foul-up — foul ups N COUNT A foul up is something that has gone badly wrong as a result of someone s mistakes or carelessness. [INFORMAL] A series of technical foul ups delayed the launch of the new product. Syn: bungle …

    English dictionary

  • 20 foul up — (something) 1. to spoil something by making a mistake or doing something stupid. It takes the same amount of time to do things right as to foul them up. 2. to damage a machine or system. Too much aspirin can really foul up your stomach …

    New idioms dictionary


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