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Foul

Pronunciation: foul
n.1.A bird.
a.1.Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
My face is foul with weeping.
- Job. xvi. 16.
2.Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
3.Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
- Milton.
4.Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
5.Ugly; homely; poor.
6.Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; - said of the weather, sky, etc.
So foul a sky clears not without a storm.
- Shak.
7.Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
8.Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; - opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
Foul anchor
(Naut.) See under Anchor.
Foul ball
(Baseball) a ball that first strikes the ground outside of the foul ball lines, or rolls outside of certain limits.
Foul ball lines
(Baseball) lines from the home base, through the first and third bases, to the boundary of the field.
Foul berth
(Naut.) a berth in which a ship is in danger of fouling another vesel.
Foul bill
a certificate, duly authenticated, that a ship has come from a place where a contagious disorder prevails, or that some of the crew are infected.
Foul copy
a rough draught, with erasures and corrections; - opposed to fair or clean copy.
Foul proof
an uncorrected proof; a proof containing an excessive quantity of errors.
- Cowper.
Foul strike
(Baseball) a strike by the batsman when any part of his person is outside of the lines of his position.
To fall foul
to fall out; to quarrel.
To fall foul of
See under Fall.
- Burton.
To make foul water
to sail in such shallow water that the ship's keel stirs the mud at the bottom.
v. t.1.To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire.
[imp. & p. p. Fouled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fouling.]
2.(Mil.) To incrust (the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the process of firing.
3.To cover (a ship's bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles.
4.To entangle, so as to impede motion; as, to foul a rope or cable in paying it out; to come into collision with; as, one boat fouled the other in a race.
v. i.1.To become clogged with burnt powder in the process of firing, as a gun.
2.To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled.
n.1.An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race.
2.(Baseball) See Foul ball, under Foul, a.
3.In various games or sports, an act done contrary to the rules; a foul stroke, hit, play, or the like.
Noun1.foul - an act that violates of the rules of a sport
Verb1.foul - hit a foul ball
2.foul - make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
Synonyms: contaminate, pollute
3.foul - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
4.foul - commit a foul; break the rules
5.foul - spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
Synonyms: befoul, maculate, defile
6.foul - make unclean; "foul the water"
7.foul - become soiled and dirty
Adj.1.foul - highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
2.foul - offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"
3.foul - violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
4.foul - (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
Antonyms:
fair - (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
5.foul - (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"
Synonyms: marked-up, dirty
6.foul - thoroughly unpleasant; "filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"
Synonyms: vile, filthy, nasty
7.foul - characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
Synonyms: smutty, filthy, nasty
8.foul - disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
Synonyms: filthy, nasty
9.foul - especially of a ship's lines etc; "with its sails afoul"; "a foul anchor"
Synonyms: afoul, fouled
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