English dictionary


foal |fəʊl| — a young horse

foalfoot |ˈfəʊlfʊt| — (botany) coltsfoot

foam |fəʊm| — a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

foam-rubber |fəʊm ˈrʌbər| — Expanded latex.

foaming |ˈfəʊmɪŋ| — emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation

foamy |ˈfəʊmɪ| — producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease

fob |fɑːb| — a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch

focal |ˈfəʊkl| — having or localized centrally at a focus

focalization  — the confinement of an infection to a limited area

foci |ˈfəʊsaɪ| — Plural form of focus

focus |ˈfəʊkəs| — the concentration of attention or energy on something

focused |ˈfəʊkəst| — (of light rays) converging on a point

focuser  — A device which allows one to adjust the focus of an instrument such as a telescope.

fodder |ˈfɑːdər| — soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

foe |fəʊ| — an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

foetal |ˈfiːtəl| — of or relating to a fetus

foetid |ˈfetɪd| — offensively malodorous

foetus |ˈfiːtəs| — an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal

fog |fɑːɡ| — droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground

fogey |ˈfəʊɡɪ| — someone whose style is out of fashion

fogginess  — an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance

fogging |ˈfɒɡɪŋ| — Present participle of fog.

foggy |ˈfɔːɡɪ| — stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)

foghorn |ˈfɔːɡhɔːrn| — a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships

fogy |ˈfəʊɡɪ| — someone whose style is out of fashion

fogyish  — (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned

foible |ˈfɔɪbl| — a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

foil |fɔɪl| — a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal

foiling |ˌfɔɪlɪŋ| — an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

foist |fɔɪst| — to force onto another

folate |ˈfəʊleɪt| — a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction

fold |fəʊld| — an angular or rounded shape made by folding

fold up |fəʊld ʌp| — bend or lay so that one part covers the other

folded |ˈfəʊldɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of fold

folder |ˈfəʊldər| — a small book usually having a paper cover

folderol |ˈfɒldərɒl| — nonsensical talk or writing

folding |ˈfəʊldɪŋ| — the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape

folding-chair |ˈfəʊldɪŋtʃeə| — A light portable chair that can be stored in a stack, row or on a specially designed cart. They are produced in a variety of styles, folding mechanisms and materials.

foliage |ˈfəʊlɪɪdʒ| — the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

foliar |ˈfəʊlɪər| — Of, pertaining to, or via the leaves

foliate |ˈfəʊlɪɪt| — hammer into thin flat foils

folio |ˈfəʊlɪəʊ| — the system of numbering pages

folium |ˈfəʊlɪəm| — a thin layer or stratum of (especially metamorphic) rock

folk |fəʊk| — people in general (often used in the plural)

folk-etymology |ˈfəʊkˌetɪˈmɒlədʒɪ| — A misunderstanding of the etymology of a word; a false etymology that incorrectly explains the origin of a word.

folk-lore |ˈfəʊklɔːr| — (obsolete or archaic) Alternative form of folklore.

folklore |ˈfəʊklɔːr| — the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

folks |fəʊks| — your parents

folksy |ˈfəʊksɪ| — belonging to the common people, especially in regard to speech patterns, attitudes, etc.

folktale |ˈfəʊkˌteɪl| — a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

folkway |ˈfɒˌkwe| — A custom or belief common to members of a society or culture

folkways |ˈfəʊkweɪz| — plural form of folkway

follicle |ˈfɑːlɪkl| — any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

follow |ˈfɑːləʊ| — to travel behind, go after, come after

follow out |ˈfɑːləʊ ˈaʊt| — pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

follow through |ˈfɑːləʊ θruː| — carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball

follow up |ˈfɑːləʊ ʌp| — pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

follow-up |ˈfɒləʊ ʌp| — a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work

follower |ˈfɑːləʊər| — a person who accepts the leadership of another

following |ˈfɑːləʊɪŋ| — a group of followers or enthusiasts

followup |ˈfɒləʊʌp| — a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work

folly |ˈfɑːlɪ| — the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

foment |fəʊˈment| — try to stir up public opinion

fomentation |ˌfəʊmenˈteɪʃən| — a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice

fond |fɑːnd| — having or displaying warmth or affection

fondant |ˈfɑːndənt| — candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste

fondle |ˈfɑːndl| — touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

fondling |ˈfɑːndəlɪŋ| — affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

fondly |ˈfɑːndlɪ| — with fondness; with love

fondness |ˈfɑːndnəs| — a predisposition to like something

font |fɑːnt| — a specific size and style of type within a type family

food |fuːd| — any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

foodie |ˈfuːdɪ| — a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

foodstuff |ˈfuːdstʌf| — (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer

foodstuffs |ˈfuːdˌstəfs| — plural form of foodstuff

foofaraw  — Overly excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.

fool |fuːl| — a person who lacks good judgment

fool around |ˈfuːl əˈraʊnd| — indulge in horseplay

fool away |ˈfuːl əˈweɪ| — spend frivolously and unwisely

foolery |ˈfuːlərɪ| — foolish or senseless behavior

foolhardily |fɒɒlhardɪlɪ| — In a foolhardy manner

foolhardiness |ˈfuːlhɑːrdɪnəs| — the trait of giving little thought to danger

foolhardy |ˈfuːlhɑːrdɪ| — marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

foolish |ˈfuːlɪʃ| — having or revealing stupidity

foolishly |ˈfuːlɪʃlɪ| — without good sense or judgment

foolishness |ˈfuːlɪʃnəs| — the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

foolproof |ˈfuːlpruːf| — proof against human misuse or error

foolscap |ˈfuːlskæp| — a size of paper used especially in Britain

foot |fʊt| — the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

foot-fault |ˈfuːtfɔːlt| — (tennis) A fault where the server's foot is placed within the court or on the wrong half of the baseline, prior to the ball being hit, resulting in a foul serve.

foot-passenger |ˈfʊtˌpæsɪndʒə| — A passenger on a ferry who does not have a car, or any other form of transport with them.

foot-pound |ˈfʊt paʊnd| — a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot

foot-race |ˈfʊt reɪs| — Alternative form of footrace.

foot-slog |ˈfʊtslɔːɡ| — Alternative spelling of footslog.

foot-soldier  — A soldier who fights on foot; an infantryman

footage |ˈfʊtɪdʒ| — film that has been shot

football |ˈfʊtbɔːl| — any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

footballer |ˈfʊtbɔːlər| — an athlete who plays American football

footbath |ˈfʊtbɑːθ| — a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet

footboard |ˈfʊtbɔːrd| — a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet

footboy  — (now historical) A serving boy, attendant, page with similar duties as an adult footman.

footbridge |ˈfʊtbrɪdʒ| — a bridge designed for pedestrians

footed |ˈfʊtəd| — having feet

footer |ˈfʊtər| — (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet

footfall |ˈfʊtfɔːl| — the sound of a step of someone walking

footgear |ˈfʊtɡiːər| — covering for a person's feet

foothill |ˈfʊthɪl| — a relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain

foothold |ˈfʊthəʊld| — an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

footing |ˈfʊtɪŋ| — status with respect to the relations between people or groups

footle |ˈfuːtəl| — be about

footless |fʊtləs| — having no feet or analogous appendages

footlights |ˈfʊtlaɪts| — theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors

footling |ˈfuːtlɪŋ| — (informal) small and of little importance

footloose |ˈfʊtluːs| — free to go or do as one pleases

footman |ˈfʊtmən| — a man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores

footmark |ˈfʊtmɑːrk| — a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

footnote |ˈfʊtnəʊt| — a printed note placed below the text on a printed page

footpace  — A walking pace or step.

footpad |ˈfʊtˌpæd| — a highwayman who robs on foot

footpath |ˈfʊtpæθ| — a trodden path

footplate |ˈfʊtpleɪt| — the platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the engineer stands to operate the controls

footprint |ˈfʊtprɪnt| — a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

footrace |ˈfʊˌtres| — a race run on foot

footsie |ˈfʊtsɪ| — A flirting game where two people touch each other's feet with their feet, under a table or otherwise concealed place, as a romantic prelude.

footslog |ˈfʊtslɔːɡ| — walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

footslogger |ˈfʊtslɒɡər| — fights on foot with small arms

footsore |ˈfʊtsɔːr| — having sore or tired feet

footstalk |ˈfʊtˌstɔːk| — (botany) A stalk (such as a peduncle or pedicel) that supports another structure

footstep |ˈfʊtstep| — the sound of a step of someone walking

footstool |ˈfʊtstuːl| — a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person

footway |ˈfʊtweɪ| — A passage for pedestrians only.

footwear |ˈfʊtwer| — clothing worn on a person's feet

footwork |ˈfʊtwɜːrk| — the manner of using the feet

footworn |fʊtˌwɔːrn| — Worn by the feet.

foozle |ˈfuːzəl| — To do something clumsily or awkwardly; to bungle.

fop |fɑːp| — a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

fopling  — (archaic) A petty fop.

foppery |ˈfɑːpəriː| — The dress or actions of a fop

foppish |ˈfɒpɪʃ| — affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner

for |fɔːr| — Because.

for-profit  — Alternative spelling of for-profit.

forage |ˈfɔːrɪdʒ| — bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

forage-cap |ˈfɒrɪdʒkæp| — A generic term for various military caps intended for field use.

forager |ˈfɒrɪdʒə| — someone who hunts for food and provisions

foraging |ˈfɔːrɪdʒɪŋ| — the act of searching for food and provisions

foramen |fəˈreɪmən| — a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

foramina |fɒˈræmɪnə| — plural form of foramen

forasmuch |ˈfɔːrəzˈmʌtʃ| — Inasmuch, seeing (that).

foray |ˈfɔːreɪ| — a sudden short attack

forbad |fərˈbæd| — Simple past tense of forbid.

forbade |fərˈbæd| — simple past tense of forbid

forbear |fɔːrˈber| — a person from whom you are descended

forbearance |fɔːrˈberəns| — good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

forbid |fərˈbɪd| — command against

forbiddance  — an official prohibition or edict against something

forbidden |fərˈbɪdn| — excluded from use or mention

forbidding |fərˈbɪdɪŋ| — an official prohibition or edict against something

forbore |fɔːrˈbɔːr| — simple past tense of forbear

forborne |fɔːrˈbɔːrn| — past participle of forbear

force |fɔːrs| — a powerful effect or influence

force-land |fɔːrs ˈlænd| — make a forced landing

forced |fɔːrst| — forced or compelled

forcedly |fɔːrstliː| — In a manner that is, or seems, forced.

forceful |ˈfɔːrsfl| — forceful and definite in expression or action

forcefully |ˈfɔːrsfəlɪ| — with full force

forcefulness |ˈfɔːrsfəlnəs| — physical energy or intensity

forceless |ˈfɔːslɪs| — lacking force; feeble

forcemeat |ˈfɔːrsmiːt| — mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

forceps |ˈfɔːrseps| — an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)

forcer  — The solid piston of a force pump; the instrument by which water is forced in a pump.

forces |ˈfɔːrsəz| — plural form of force

forcible |ˈfɔːrsəbl| — impelled by physical force especially against resistance

forcibly |ˈfɔːrsəblɪ| — in a forcible manner

forcing |ˈfɔːrsɪŋ| — (horticulture) The art of raising plants at an earlier season than is normal, especially by using a hotbed

ford |fɔːrd| — United States film maker (1896-1973)

fordable |ˈfɔːrdəbəl| — shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle

fore |fɔːr| — front part of a vessel or aircraft

fore-and-aft |fɔːrəndˈæft| — parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

fore-edge |edʒ| — the edge of a book, book section, or illustration opposite the backbone

forearm |ˈfɔːrɑːrm| — the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist

forebear |ˈfɔːrber| — a person from whom you are descended

forebode |fɔːˈbəʊd| — make a prediction about; tell in advance

foreboding |fɔːrˈbəʊdɪŋ| — a feeling of evil to come

forecast |ˈfɔːrkæst| — a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

forecaster |ˈfɔːrkæstər| — someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

forecastle |ˈfəʊksl| — living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed

foreclose |fɔːrˈkləʊz| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible

foreclosure |fɔːrˈkləʊʒər| — the legal proceedings initiated by a creditor to repossess the collateral for loan that is in default

forecourt |ˈfɔːrkɔːrt| — the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings

foredoom |fɔːrˈduːm| — doom beforehand

forefather |ˈfɔːrfɑːðər| — the founder of a family

forefeel  — To feel or perceive beforehand or in advance; to have a presentiment of.

forefinger |ˈfɔːrfɪŋɡər| — the finger next to the thumb

forefoot |ˈfɔːrfʊt| — a front foot of a quadruped

forefront |ˈfɔːrfrʌnt| — the part in the front or nearest the viewer

foregather |ˌfɔːrˈɡæðər| — collect in one place

forego |fɔːrˈɡəʊ| — be earlier in time; go back further

foregoer  — Alternative form of forgoer.

foregoing |ˈfɔːrɡəʊɪŋ| — especially of writing or speech; going before

foregone |ˈfɔːrɡɔːn| — well in the past; former

foreground |ˈfɔːrɡraʊnd| — the part of a scene that is near the viewer

forehand |ˈfɔːrhænd| — (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

forehanded |fɔːrˈhændɪd| — having provided for the future

forehead |ˈfɔːrhed| — the part of the face above the eyes

foreign |ˈfɔːrən| — not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

foreign-born  — of persons born in another area or country than that lived in

foreign-policy  — A government's policy relating to matters beyond its own jurisdiction: usually relations with other nations and international organisations.

foreigner |ˈfɔːrənər| — a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

forejudge |fɔːrˈdʒʌdʒ| — Alternative form of forjudge.

foreknew |fɔːrˈnjuː| — simple past tense and past participle of foreknow

foreknow |fɔːrˈnəʊ| — realize beforehand

foreknowledge |fɔːrˈnɑːlɪdʒ| — knowledge of an event before it occurs

foreknown |fɔːrˈnəʊn| — Past participle of foreknow

foreland |ˈfɔːrlənd| — a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

foreleg |ˈfɔːrleɡ| — the forelimb of a quadruped

forelock |ˈfɔːrlɑːk| — a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead

foreman |ˈfɔːrmən| — a person who exercises control over workers

foremast |ˈfɔːrmæst| — the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts

forementioned  — Mentioned earlier or above; already cited.

foremilk |ˈfɔːmɪlk| — milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition

foremost |ˈfɔːrməʊst| — prominently forward

forename |ˈfɔːrneɪm| — the name that precedes the surname

forenoon |ˈfɔːrnuːn| — the time period between dawn and noon

forensic |fəˈrensɪk| — of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument

foreordain |ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪn| — foreordain by divine will or decree

foreordained |ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪnd| — established or prearranged unalterably

forepart |ˈfɔːpɑːt| — the side that is forward or prominent

forepeak |ˈfɔːpiːk| — (nautical) The part of the hold of a ship within the angle of the bow

forerun |fɔːˈrʌn| — to run in front

forerunner |ˈfɔːrʌnər| — a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

foresaid  — (rare) Aforesaid; aforementioned.

foresail |ˈfɔːrseɪl| — the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel

foresaw |ˌfɔːrˈsɒ| — simple past tense of foresee

foresee |fɔːrˈsiː| — realize beforehand

foreseeable |fɔːrˈsiːəbl| — capable of being anticipated

foreseeing |fɔːrˈsiːɪŋ| — Present participle of foresee.

foreseen |ˌfɔːrˈsiːn| — past participle of foresee

foreshadow |fɔːrˈʃædəʊ| — indicate, as with a sign or an omen

foreshore |ˈfɔːrʃɔːr| — the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark

foreshorten |fɔːrˈʃɔːrtn| — reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

foreshortened |fɔːrˈʃɔːrtənd| — simple past tense and past participle of foreshorten

foreshow |fɔːrˈʃəʊ| — foretell by divine inspiration

foreshown |fɔːˈʃəʊn| — simple past tense and past participle of foreshow

foresight |ˈfɔːrsaɪt| — providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

foresighted |fɔːˈsaɪtɪd| — planning prudently for the future

foreskin |ˈfɔːrskɪn| — a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

forest |ˈfɔːrɪst| — the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

forestage  — the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)

forestall |fɔːrˈstɔːl| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible

forested |ˈfɔːrəstəd| — covered with forest

forester |ˈfɔːrɪstər| — English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)

forestry |ˈfɔːrɪstrɪ| — the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

foretaste |ˈfɔːrteɪst| — an early limited awareness of something yet to occur

foretell |fɔːrˈtel| — foreshadow or presage

foreteller  — Someone who foretells.

forethought |ˈfɔːrθɔːt| — planning or plotting in advance of acting

forethoughtful |fɔːrˈθɔːtfəl| — thoughtful of the future

foretime |fɔːrˌtaɪm| — A time previous to the present, or to a time alluded to or implied; former time or times.

foretoken |fɔːrˈtəʊkən| — an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

foretold |fɔːrˈtəʊld| — simple past tense of foretell

foretooth |fɔːrˌtuːθ| — A front tooth.

forever |fərˈevər| — for a limitless time

forevermore  — at any future time; in the future

forewarn |fɔːrˈwɔːrn| — warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

forewent |fɔːrˈwent| — simple past tense of forego

forewoman |ˈfɔːrwʊmən| — a woman who is foreperson of a jury

foreword |ˈfɔːrwɜːrd| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

forfeit |ˈfɔːrfət| — something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

forfeiture |ˈfɔːrfətʃər| — something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

forfend |fɔːrˈfend| — prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

forgather |fɔːrˈɡæðər| — collect in one place

forgave |fərˈɡeɪv| — simple past tense of forgive

forge |fɔːrdʒ| — furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

forgeable  — (metallurgy) That can be forged (shaped under heat and pressure).

forged |ˈfɔːrdʒd| — reproduced fraudulently

forger |ˈfɔːrdʒər| — someone who operates a forge

forgery |ˈfɔːrdʒərɪ| — a copy that is represented as the original

forget |fərˈɡet| — dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

forget-me-not |fəˈɡet mɪ nɑːt| — small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers

forgetful |fərˈɡetfl| — failing to keep in mind

forgetfulness |fərˈɡetflnəs| — tendency to forget

forgetting |fərˈɡetɪŋ| — Present participle of forget.

forging |ˈfɔːrdʒɪŋ| — shaping metal by heating and hammering

forgivable |fərˈɡɪvəbl| — easily excused or forgiven

forgive |fərˈɡɪv| — stop blaming or grant forgiveness

forgiven |fərˈɡɪvən| — past participle of forgive

forgiveness |fərˈɡɪvnəs| — compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive

forgiving |fərˈɡɪvɪŋ| — providing absolution

forgo |fɔːrˈɡəʊ| — do without or cease to hold or adhere to

forgone |fɔːrˈɡɔːn| — past participle of forgo

forgot |fərˈɡɑːt| — simple past tense of forget

forgotten |fərˈɡɑːtn| — not noticed inadvertently

fork |fɔːrk| — cutlery used for serving and eating food

fork out |ˈfɔːrk ˈaʊt| — to surrender someone or something to another

fork up |ˈfɔːrk ʌp| — to surrender someone or something to another

forked |fɔːrkt| — resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches

forklift |ˈfɔːrˌklɪft| — a small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them

forlorn |fərˈlɔːrn| — marked by or showing hopelessness

form |fɔːrm| — the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

formal |ˈfɔːrml| — a lavish dance requiring formal attire

formaldehyde |fɔːrˈmældɪhaɪd| — a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol

formalin |ˈfɔːrməlɪn| — a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens

formalism |ˈfɔːrməlɪzəm| — the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented

formalist |ˈfɔːrməlɪst| — An overly formal person, especially one who adheres to current forms; a stickler

formality |fɔːrˈmælətɪ| — a requirement of etiquette or custom

formalization |ˈfɔːrmələˈzeɪʃən| — the act of making formal (as by stating formal rules governing classes of expressions)

formalize |ˈfɔːrməlaɪz| — make formal or official

formalized |ˈfɔːrməlaɪzd| — given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures

formally |ˈfɔːrməlɪ| — with official authorization

format |ˈfɔːrmæt| — the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

formate |ˈfɔːrmeɪt| — (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of formic acid.

formation |fɔːrˈmeɪʃn| — an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

formative |ˈfɔːrmətɪv| — minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function

forme |fɔːrm| — (rare or archaic) Alternative spelling of form.

former |ˈfɔːrmər| — the first of two or the first mentioned of two

formerly |ˈfɔːrmərlɪ| — at a previous time

formic |ˈfɔːrmɪk| — of or relating to or derived from ants

formica |fɔːrˈmaɪkə| — any of various plastic laminates containing melamine

formicary |ˈfɔːrməˌkeriː| — a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest

formication |ˌfɔːrmɪˈkeɪʃən| — hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines

formidable |ˈfɔːrmɪdəbl| — extremely impressive in strength or excellence

formidably |ˈfɔːrmədəblɪ| — in a formidable manner

forming |ˈfɔːrmɪŋ| — Present participle of form.

formless |ˈfɔːrmləs| — having no definite form or distinct shape

formula |ˈfɔːrmjələ| — a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

formulae |ˈfɔːrmjʊliː| — plural form of formula

formulaic |ˌfɔːrmjʊˈleɪɪk| — characterized by or in accordance with some formula

formulary |ˈfɔːrmjəˌlerɪ| — (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation

formulate |ˈfɔːrmjʊleɪt| — elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

formulation |ˌfɔːrmjʊˈleɪʃn| — a substance prepared according to a formula

formulism |ˈfɔːrmjəˌlɪzəm| — An over-reliance on, or adherence to formulae

fornicate |ˈfɔːrnɪkeɪt| — have sex without being married

fornication |ˌfɔːrnɪˈkeɪʃn| — voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

forrader |ˈfɒrədər| — in a forward direction

forsake |fərˈseɪk| — leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

forsaken |fərˈseɪkən| — past participle of forsake

forsook |fərˈsʊk| — simple past tense of forsake

forsooth |fərˈsuːθ| — an archaic word originally meaning `in truth' but now usually used to express disbelief

forswear |fɔːrˈswer| — formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

forswore |fɔːˈswɔːr| — simple past tense of foreswear

forsworn |ˌfɔːrˈswɔːrn| — Having lied under oath; perjured.

fort |fɔːrt| — a fortified military post where troops are stationed

forte |fɔːrt| — an asset of special worth or utility

forth |fɔːrθ| — a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth

forthcoming |ˌfɔːrθˈkʌmɪŋ| — at ease in talking to others

forthright |ˈfɔːrθraɪt| — directly and without evasion; not roundabout

forthrightly |ˌfɔːrˈθraɪtlɪ| — directly and without evasion; not roundabout

forthwith |ˌfɔːrθˈwɪθ| — without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

forties |ˈfɔːrtɪz| — the time of life between 40 and 50

fortieth |ˈfɔːrtɪəθ| — position 40 in a countable series of things

fortification |ˌfɔːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it

fortifications |ˌfɔːrtəfəˈkeɪʃənz| — plural form of fortification

fortified |ˈfɔːrtəˌfaɪd| — secured with bastions or fortifications

fortify |ˈfɔːrtɪfaɪ| — make strong or stronger

fortifying |ˈfɔːrtəˌfaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of fortify.

fortissimo |fɔːrˈtɪsɪməʊ| — a musical composition or musical passage to be performed very loudly

fortitude |ˈfɔːrtətuːd| — strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

fortnight |ˈfɔːrtnaɪt| — a period of fourteen consecutive days

fortnightly |ˈfɔːrtnaɪtlɪ| — every two weeks

fortress |ˈfɔːrtrəs| — a fortified defensive structure

fortuitous |fɔːrˈtuːɪtəs| — having no cause or apparent cause

fortuity |fɔːrˈtuːɪtiː| — anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

fortunate |ˈfɔːrtʃənət| — supremely favored

fortunately |ˈfɔːrtʃənətlɪ| — by good fortune

fortune |ˈfɔːrtʃən| — an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

fortune-teller |ˈtelər| — Alternative spelling of fortuneteller.

fortune-telling  — The act or practise of predicting the future (especially for money), as by using a crystal ball, reading palms, reading tea leaves in a cup, etc.; prediction of future events, especially those of a personal nature.

fortuneless |ˈfɔːtʃənlɪs| — Unlucky, unfortunate.

forty |ˈfɔːrtɪ| — the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four

forty-eight  — being eight more than forty

forty-five  — a .45-caliber pistol

forty-four  — being four more than forty

forty-nine  — being nine more than forty

forty-niner |ˈnaɪnər| — a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849

forty-one  — being one more than forty

forty-seven  — being seven more than forty

forty-six  — being six more than forty

forty-three  — being three more than forty

forty-two  — being two more than forty

forum |ˈfɔːrəm| — a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

forward |ˈfɔːrwərd| — the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey

forward-looking |lʊkɪŋ| — ahead of the times

forwarded |ˈfɔːrwərdəd| — simple past tense and past participle of forward

forwarder |ˈfɔːrwərdər| — comparative form of forward: more forward

forwarding |ˈfɔːrwərdɪŋ| — the act of sending on to another destination

forwardly |ˈfɔːrwədlɪ| — In a forward manner

forwardness |ˈfɔːrwərdnəs| — offensive boldness and assertiveness

forwards |ˈfɔːrwərdz| — at or to or toward the front

forwent |fɔːrˈwent| — simple past tense of forgo

forworn |fɔːrˈwɔːrn| — (rare or archaic) worn-out

fossa |ˈfɒsə| — a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

fossae |ˈfɑːsiː| — plural form of fossa

fosse |ˈfɑːs| — ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water

fossick |ˈfɑːsɪk| — (UK) To ferret out; to elicit information.

fossil |ˈfɑːsl| — someone whose style is out of fashion

fossilate  — (dated) To fossilize

fossilization |ˌfɒsəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone

fossilize |ˈfɑːsəlaɪz| — convert to a fossil

fossilized |ˈfɑːsəˌlaɪzd| — set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

foster |ˈfɔːstər| — United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)

foster-brother |ˈfɒstə ˈbrʌðə| — your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents

foster-child |ˈfɒstə tʃaɪld| — a child who is raised by foster parents

foster-father |ˈfɒstə fɑːðər| — a man who is a foster parent

foster-mother |ˈfɒstə ˈmʌðə| — a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child

foster-sister |ˈfɒstə sɪstər| — your foster sister is a female who is not a daughter of your parents but who is raised by your parents

fosterage |ˈfɔːstərɪdʒ| — encouragement; aiding the development of something

fostered |ˈfɑːstərd| — simple past tense and past participle of foster

fostering |ˈfɑːstərɪŋ| — encouragement; aiding the development of something

fosterling |ˈfɔːstərlɪŋ| — a child who is raised by foster parents

fought |fɔːt| — simple past tense and past participle of fight

foul |faʊl| — an act that violates the rules of a sport

foul-mouthed |ˌfaʊlˈmaʊθd| — using foul or obscene language

foul-spoken |faʊl ˈspəʊkən| — using foul or obscene language

foul-up |ˈfaʊl ˌəp| — an embarrassing mistake

foulard |fuːˈlɑːrd| — a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)

foule |fuːˈleɪ| — Obsolete form of foul.

foully |ˈfaʊlɪ| — in an unfair and insulting manner

foulness |ˈfaʊlnəs| — disgusting wickedness and immorality

foumart |ˈfuːmərt| — dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

found |faʊnd| — food and lodging provided in addition to money

foundation |faʊnˈdeɪʃn| — the basis on which something is grounded

foundational |faʊnˈdeɪʃənəl| — of, or relating to a foundation or foundations

foundationer |faʊnˈdeɪʃnə| — (UK) One who derives support from the funds or foundation of a college or school.

founded |ˈfaʊndəd| — past participle of found

founder |ˈfaʊndər| — inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

founding |ˈfaʊndɪŋ| — the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

foundling |ˈfaʊndlɪŋ| — a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown

foundress |ˈfaʊndrəs| — a woman founder

foundry |ˈfaʊndrɪ| — factory where metal castings are produced

fount |faʊnt| — a specific size and style of type within a type family

fountain |ˈfaʊntn| — a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises

fountain-pen |ˈfaʊnt(ə)n ˌpen| — A pen containing a reservoir of ink, which is fed to a writing nib automatically.

fountainhead |ˈfaʊntnhed| — an abundant source

four |fɔːr| — the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

four-flusher |ˈfɔːˈflʌʃə| — a person who tries to bluff other people

four-footed |fɔːrˈfʊtɪd| — having four feet

four-handed |ˈhændɪd| — Having four hands; quadrumanous.

four-in-hand |ˌfɔːr ɪn ˈhænd| — a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other

four-poster |fɔːrˈ pəʊstər| — a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains

four-square |ˈfɔːˈskweə| — Alternative spelling of foursquare.

four-wheeler |fɔːr ˈwiːlər| — a hackney carriage with four wheels

fourfold |ˈfɔːrfəʊld| — by a factor of four

fourscore |ˈfɔːskɔːr| — the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight

foursome |ˈfɔːrsəm| — four people considered as a unit

foursquare |ˈfɔːrskwer| — (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon

fourteen |ˌfɔːrˈtiːn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of thirteen and one

fourteenth |ˌfɔːrˈtiːnθ| — position 14 in a countable series of things

fourth |fɔːrθ| — following the third position; number four in a countable series

fourthly |ˈfɔːrθlɪ| — in the fourth place

fowl |faʊl| — a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl

fowler |ˈfaʊlər| — English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)

fowling-piece |ˈfaʊlɪŋpiːs| — A light gun with smooth bore, adapted for the use of small shot in killing birds or small animals.

fox |fɑːks| — alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

fox-terrier |fɑːks ˈterɪər| — Either of two breeds of dog (the smooth fox terrier and the wire fox terrier) bred for fox hunting.

foxberry  — low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries

foxfire |ˈfɑːksˌfaɪr| — bioluminescence created by some types of fungus

foxglove |ˈfɑːksɡlʌv| — any of several plants of the genus Digitalis

foxhole |ˈfɑːkshəʊl| — a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire

foxhound |ˈfɑːkshaʊnd| — medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes

foxtail |ˈfɑːkˌstel| — grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes

foxtrot |ˈfɑːkstrɑːt| — a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences

foxy |ˈfɑːksɪ| — marked by skill in deception

foyer |ˈfɔɪər| — a large entrance or reception room or area

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