Index F for: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fôr unstressed f&schwar), [key]
with the object or purpose of: to run for exercise.
intended to belong to, or be used in connection with: equipment for the army; a closet for dishes.
suiting the purposes or needs of: medicine for the aged.
in order to obtain, gain, or acquire: a suit for alimony; to work for wages.
(used to express a wish, as of something to be experienced or obtained): O, for a cold drink!
sensitive or responsive to: an eye for beauty.
desirous of: a longing for something; a taste for fancy clothes.
in consideration or payment of; in return for: three for a dollar; to be thanked for one's efforts.
appropriate or adapted to: a subject for speculation; clothes for winter.
with regard or respect to: pressed for time; too warm for April.
during the continuance of: for a long time.
in favor of; on the side of: to be for honest government.
in place of; instead of: a substitute for butter.
in the interest of; on behalf of: to act for a client.
in exchange for; as an offset to: blow for blow; money for goods.
in punishment of: payment for the crime.
in honor of: to give a dinner for a person.
with the purpose of reaching: to start for London.
contributive to: for the advantage of everybody.
in order to save: to flee for one's life.
in order to become: to train recruits for soldiers.
in assignment or attribution to: an appointment for the afternoon; That's for you to decide.
such as to allow of or to require: too many for separate mention.
such as results in: his reason for going.
as affecting the interests or circumstances of: bad for one's health.
in proportion or with reference to: He is tall for his age.
in the character of; as being: to know a thing for a fact.
by reason of; because of: to shout for joy; a city famed for its beauty.
in spite of: He's a decent guy for all that.
to the extent or amount of: to walk for a mile.
(used to introduce a subject in an infinitive phrase): It's time for me to go.
seeing that; since.
a prefix meaning “away,” “off,” “to the uttermost,” “extremely,” “wrongly,” or imparting a negative or privative force, occurring in verbs and nouns formed from verbs of Old or Middle English origin, many of which are now obsolete or archaic: forbid; forbear; forswear; forbearance. For.
free on rails.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.