Synonyms for (noun) foil

Synonyms: foil

Definition: a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button

Similar words: fencing sword

Definition: a sword used in the sport of fencing


Synonyms: foil

Definition: a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

Usage: the photographic film was wrapped in foil

Similar words: sheet metal

Definition: sheet of metal formed into a thin plate


Synonyms: foil, transparency

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

Similar words: picture, icon, ikon, image

Definition: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

Usage: they showed us the pictures of their wedding; a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them


Synonyms: hydrofoil, foil

Definition: 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

Usage: the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: foil, enhancer

Definition: anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

Usage: pretty girls like plain friends as foils

Similar words: attention

Definition: a general interest that leads people to want to know more

Usage: She was the center of attention

Synonyms for (verb) foil

Synonyms: foil

Definition: cover or back with foil

Usage: foil mirrors

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross

Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project


Synonyms: foil

Definition: enhance by contrast

Usage: In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

Similar words: counterpoint, contrast

Definition: to show differences when compared; be different

Usage: the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities