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Detailed Translations for foil from English to French


foil [the ~] noun

  1. the foil
    le feuil
  2. the foil (sword)
    l'épée; le sabre
  3. the foil (sword)
    la rapière
  4. the foil (fencing-sword)
    le fleuret

to foil verb (foils, foiled, foiling)

  1. to foil (parry; ward off; field)
    parer; empêcher; écarter; défendre; dévier; détourner
    • parer verb (pare, pares, parons, parez, )
    • empêcher verb (empêchs, empêcht, empêchons, empêchez, )
    • écarter verb (écarte, écartes, écartons, écartez, )
    • défendre verb (défends, défend, défendons, défendez, )
    • dévier verb (dévie, dévies, dévions, déviez, )
    • détourner verb (détourne, détournes, détournons, détournez, )

Conjugations for foil:

  1. foil
  2. foil
  3. foils
  4. foil
  5. foil
  6. foil
simple past
  1. foiled
  2. foiled
  3. foiled
  4. foiled
  5. foiled
  6. foiled
present perfect
  1. have foiled
  2. have foiled
  3. has foiled
  4. have foiled
  5. have foiled
  6. have foiled
past continuous
  1. was foiling
  2. were foiling
  3. was foiling
  4. were foiling
  5. were foiling
  6. were foiling
  1. shall foil
  2. will foil
  3. will foil
  4. shall foil
  5. will foil
  6. will foil
continuous present
  1. am foiling
  2. are foiling
  3. is foiling
  4. are foiling
  5. are foiling
  6. are foiling
  1. be foiled
  2. be foiled
  3. be foiled
  4. be foiled
  5. be foiled
  6. be foiled
  1. foil!
  2. let's foil!
  3. foiled
  4. foiling
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for foil:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
feuil foil
fleuret fencing-sword; foil
rapière foil; sword
sabre foil; sword saber; sabre; sword
épée foil; sword brand; saber; sabre; sword
- enhancer; hydrofoil; transparency
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
défendre field; foil; parry; ward off back; be of the opinion; defend; guard; herd; hold off; keep away; keep off; keep out; protect; resist; safeguard; shield; support; take the view; watch over
détourner field; foil; parry; ward off avert; divert; fend off; fob off with; go back; keep off; lay off; not follow up; parry; return; swing; turn; turn around; turn away; veer
dévier field; foil; parry; ward off become deformed; deviate; differ from; divert; grow out of shape; grow together; lead around
empêcher field; foil; parry; ward off block; bother; cross; discourage; dissuade; hamper; hinder; hold back; impede; keep from; make impossible; obstruct; oppose; prevent; restrain; sabotage; stem; stonewall; stop; thwart; upset
parer field; foil; parry; ward off beautify; deck out; decorate; defend; doll up; dress; dress o.s. up; dress up; embellish; fit out; fit up; furnish; garnish; get dressed; hold off; keep away; keep off; keep out; make up; put on make-up; resist; trim
écarter field; foil; parry; ward off avert; break open; crack; defend; discard; divert; evacuate; fend off; hold off; ignore; keep away; keep off; keep out; lay off; parry; remove; resist; stretch; stretch gesture; tear open; turn away
- baffle; bilk; cross; frustrate; queer; scotch; spoil; thwart

Related Words for "foil":

  • foiling, foils

Synonyms for "foil":

Related Definitions for "foil":

  1. a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button1
  2. a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal1
    • the photographic film was wrapped in foil1
  3. picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector1
  4. a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through1
  5. anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities1
    • pretty girls like plain friends as foils1
  6. cover or back with foil1
    • foil mirrors1
  7. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of1
    • foil your opponent1
  8. enhance by contrast1
    • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background1

Wiktionary Translations for foil:

  1. prevent from being accomplished
  1. type of sword used in fencing
  2. thin aluminium/aluminum or tin used for wrapping food
    • foilalu; papier d'aluminium
  3. thin sheet of metal
  1. Faire échouer le jeu de quelqu’un
  1. escrime|fr épée à lame carrée sans pointe et sans tranchant, dont le bout aplati est garni de peau, et qui constitue une des disciplines de l’escrime.
  2. Solide aplati
  3. épée longue et fine, à coquille hémisphérique.

Cross Translation:
foil feuille Blatt — ein beschnittenes Stück Papier oder Folie
foil feuille; film Folie — sehr dünn gewalztes Metall
foil faire échec hintertreiben — versuchen, etwas mit unehrlichen oder unfairen Mitteln zu vereiteln, verhindern
foil contrecarrer konterkarieren — etwas zu verhindern, untergraben suchen
foil échouer; déjouer vereiteln — (transitiv): zum Scheitern bringen

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