Meaning of FOIL in Hindi

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Meaning of FOIL in English
  1. Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.
  2. The track or trail of an animal.
  3. A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil.
  4. A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass;
  5. Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage.
  6. To tread under foot; to trample.
  7. To defile; to soil.
  8. A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point.
  9. A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection.
  10. The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed.
  11. To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat.
  12. To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase.
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To better understand the meaning of FOIL, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word FOIL

  1. "The crate upon which I sit contains 2,000 napoleons packed between layers of lead foil."

    The word/phrase 'foil' was used by 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle' in 'The complete Sherlock Holmes'.
  2. "Those dark, purple-faced people are an excellent foil."

    'George Eliot' has used the foil in the novel Middlemarch.
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FOIL has been recently used in news headlines. Please see the examples below

To better understand the meaning of FOIL, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word FOIL

  1. Udupi cops foil major dacoity attempt timesofindia.indiatimes.com

  2. SAS training police to foil ‘Mumbai style’ terror attack in UK www.thehindu.com

  3. Pak police foil plot to kill Gilani, 7 arrested www.thehindu.com

Usage of "FOIL": Examples from famous English Poetry

  1. "Nor in the glistering foil"
    - This term foil was used by John Milton in the Poem Lycidas.

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