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(Foot"stone`) n. The stone at the foot of a grave; opposed to headstone.
(Foot"stool`) n. A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.
(Foot"way`) n. A passage for pedestrians only.
(Foot"worn`) a. Worn by, or weared in, the feet; as, a footworn path; a footworn traveler.
1. Having foots, or settlings; as, footy oil, molasses, etc. [Eng.]
2. Poor; mean. [Prov. Eng.] C. Kingsley.
(Fop) n. [OE. foppe, fop, fool; cf. E. fob to cheat, G. foppen to make a fool of one, jeer, D. foppen.]
One whose ambition it is to gain admiration by showy dress; a coxcomb; an inferior dandy.
(Fop"-doo`dle) n. A stupid or insignificant fellow; a fool; a simpleton. [R.] Hudibras.
(Fop"ling) n. A petty fop. Landor.
(Fop"per*y) n.; pl. Fopperies [From Fop.]
1. The behavior, dress, or other indication of a fop; coxcombry; affectation of show; showy folly.
2. Folly; foolery.
Let not the sound of shallow foppery enterShak.
My sober house.
(Fop"pish) a. Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display
of gay clothing; affected in manners.
Syn. Finical; spruce; dandyish. See Finical.
Fop"pish*ly, adv. Fop"pish*ness, n.
(For-) [AS. for-; akin to D. & G. ver- , OHG. fir-, Icel. for-, Goth. fra-, cf. Skr. para- away, Gr.
beside, and E. far, adj. Cf. Fret to rub.] A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or
privative. It often implies also loss, detriment, or destruction, and sometimes it is intensive, meaning
utterly, quite thoroughly, as in forbathe.
(For) prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi,
G. für, Icel. fyrir, Sw. för, Dan. for, adv. för, Goth. faúr, faúra, L. pro, Gr. Skr. pra-. &radic 202. Cf.
Fore, First, Foremost, Forth, Pro-.] In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in
view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.
1. Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying
and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.
With fiery eyes sparkling for very wrath.Shak.
How to choose dogs for scent or speed.Waller.
Now, for so many glorious actions done,Dryden.
For peace at home, and for the public wealth,
I mean to crown
a bowl for Cæsar's health.
That which we, for our unworthiness, are afraid to crave, our prayer is, that God, for the worthiness of