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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\,  n. 
  In  various  games  or  sports,  an  act  done  contrary  to  the 
  rules  a  foul  stroke,  hit,  play,  or  the  like 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\  (foul),  n.  [See  {Fowl}.] 
  A  bird.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \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,  be  putrid,  pus  pus,  Gr  py`on 
  pus,  to  cause  to  rot,  Skr.  p[=u]y  to  stink.  [root]82.  Cf 
  {Defile}  to  foul,  {File}  to  foul,  {Filth},  {Pus},  {Putrid}.] 
  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.  ``The 
  foul  with  Sycorax.''  --Shak. 
 
  Who  first  seduced  them  to  that  foul  revolt? 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Loathsome;  disgusting;  as  a  foul  disease. 
 
  5.  Ugly;  homely;  poor.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Let  us  like  merchants,  show  our  foulest  wares. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\,  n. 
  1.  An  entanglement;  a  collision,  as  in  a  boat  race. 
 
  2.  (Baseball)  See  {Foul  ball},  under  {Foul},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foul 
  adj  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {disgusting},  {disgustful},  {distasteful},  {loathly}, 
  {loathsome},  {repellent},  {repellant},  {revolting},  {wicked}, 
  {yucky}] 
  2:  offensively  malodorous;  "a  putrid  smell"  [syn:  {fetid},  {foetid}, 
  {foul-smelling},  {funky},  {noisome},  {smelly},  {putrid}, 
  {stinking}] 
  3:  violating  accepted  standards  or  rules  "a  dirty  fighter"; 
  "used  foul  means  to  gain  power";  "a  nasty  unsporting 
  serve";  "fined  for  unsportsmanlike  behavior"  [syn:  {cheating(a)}, 
  {dirty},  {unsporting},  {unsportsmanlike}] 
  4:  (of  a  baseball)  not  hit  between  the  foul  lines  [ant:  {fair}] 
  5:  (of  a  manuscript)  defaced  with  changes;  "foul  (or  dirty) 
  copy"  [syn:  {dirty},  {marked-up}] 
  6:  (informal)  thoroughly  unpleasant;  "filthy  (or  foul  or  nasty 
  or  vile)  weather  we're  having"  [syn:  {filthy},  {nasty},  {vile}] 
  7:  characterized  by  obscenity;  "had  a  filthy  mouth";  "foul 
  language";  "smutty  jokes"  [syn:  {filthy},  {nasty},  {smutty}] 
  8:  disgustingly  dirty;  filled  or  smeared  with  offensive  matter; 
  "as  filthy  as  a  pigsty";  "a  foul  pond";  "a  nasty  pigsty  of 
  a  room"  [syn:  {filthy},  {nasty}] 
  9:  especially  of  a  ship's  lines  etc  "with  its  sails  afoul";  "a 
  foul  anchor"  [syn:  {afoul(ip)},  {fouled}] 
  n  :  (in  baseball)  a  ball  struck  with  the  bat  so  that  it  does  not 
  stay  between  the  foul  lines  on  the  playing  field  [syn:  {foul 
  ball}]  [ant:  {fair  ball}] 
  v  1:  hit  a  foul  ball,  in  baseball 
  2:  make  impure;  "The  industrial  wastes  polluted  the  lake"  [syn: 
  {pollute},  {contaminate}] 
  3:  become  or  cause  to  become  obstructed;  "The  leaves  clog  our 
  drains  in  the  Fall";  "The  water  pipe  is  backed  up"  [syn:  {clog}, 
  {choke  off},  {clog  up},  {back  up},  {congest},  {choke}] 
  [ant:  {unclog}] 
  4:  commit  a  foul;  break  the  rules 
  5:  spot,  stain,  or  pollute;  "The  townspeople  defiled  the  river 
  by  emptying  raw  sewage  into  it"  [syn:  {befoul},  {defile}, 
  {maculate}] 
  6:  make  foul;  "foul  the  water" 
  7:  become  foul  or  dirty 




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