Definition of Foiling

1. Noun. An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts.

Exact synonyms: Frustration, Thwarting
Generic synonyms: Hinderance, Hindrance, Interference
Derivative terms: Foil, Frustrate, Thwart



Definition of Foiling

1. n. A foil.

2. n. The track of game (as deer) in the grass.

Definition of Foiling

1. Verb. (present participle of FOIL) ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of foil) ¹

3. Noun. The act by which something is foiled; prevention of success. ¹

4. Noun. (context: hunting) The track of game, such as deer, in the grass. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foiling

1. foil [v] - See also: foil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foiling

fohawks
fohn
fohns
fohs
foiba
foible
foibles
foid
foids
foie gras
foil
foilable
foiled
foiler
foilers
foiling (current term)
foilings
foilist
foilists
foils
foilsman
foilsmen
foin
foine
foined
foinery
foining
foins
foism
foison

Literary usage of Foiling

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1. The Study of a Novel by Selden Lincoln Whitcomb (1905)
"Climax and foiling. — foiling is represented by the formula, aA,1 in reference to any two consecutive items of ..."

2. The History of Thucydides by Thucydides (1829)
"Nor should we imagine that the Lacedaemonians consider aught else but how they may yet even now, if possible by foiling us, mitigate the disgrace 8 they ..."

3. Abyssinia of To-day: An Account of the First Mission Sent by the American by Robert Peet Skinner (1906)
"... Conferring an American decoration—A province where silver and gold do not circulate—foiling another conspiracy. SCARCELY had the Atto Hugo been received ..."

4. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"foiling. [L. fullo, a fuller,} In Manuf., scouring, cleansing, and thickening cloth by beating it with hammers in a mill. Fulmar. (Ornith.) A gen. of birds, ..."

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