Definition of Foolscap

1. Noun. A size of paper used especially in Britain.

Generic synonyms: Piece Of Paper, Sheet, Sheet Of Paper



Definition of Foolscap

1. n. A writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper.

Definition of Foolscap

1. Noun. (alternative form of fool's cap) ¹

2. Noun. (context: strictly) Writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches ¹

3. Noun. (context: more usually) Such a sheet folded or cut in half, thus approximately 8 x 13.25 inches. ¹

4. Noun. Printing paper measuring 13.5 inches x 17 inches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foolscap

1. a paper size [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foolscap

foolings
foolish
foolish woman
foolisher
foolishest
foolishly
foolishness
foolishnesses
foolometer
foolometers
foolproof
fools
fools' errands
fools around
fools rush in where angels fear to tread
foolscap (current term)
foolscaps
foom
foon
foons
foordite
foorth
foosball
fooster
foot
foot-and-mouth disease
foot-and-mouth disease virus
foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccines
foot-dragging

Literary usage of Foolscap

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1. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
"Second Edition, foolscap, price 6s. Katie Stewart: A True Story. ... foolscap Svo, 3s. cloth. THE FORESTERS. By the Author of " Lights and Shadows of ..."

2. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down ...by Alexander William Kinglake by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"By the Author of "Men and Manners in America." foolscap 8vo ... foolscap 8vo, 4s. cloth. Some Passages in the Life of Adam Blair, and History of Matthew ..."

3. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton, Henry Longueville Mansel, John Veitch (1860)
"foolscap 8vo, 3s. cloth. THE TRIALS or MARGARET LYNDSAY. By the Author of "Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life." foolscap Svo, 3s. cloth. THK FORESTERS. ..."

4. The Great Governing Families of Englandby John Langton Sanford, Meredith White Townsend by John Langton Sanford, Meredith White Townsend (1865)
"By the Author of " Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life," foolscap Svo, 3s. cloth. ... foolscap Svo, 4s. cloth. Some Passages in the Life of Adam Blair, ..."

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