Meaning of for

for

Pronunciation: (fôr unstressed f&schwar), [key]
— prep.
  1. with the object or purpose of: to run for exercise.
  2. intended to belong to, or be used in connection with: equipment for the army; a closet for dishes.
  3. suiting the purposes or needs of: medicine for the aged.
  4. in order to obtain, gain, or acquire: a suit for alimony; to work for wages.
  5. (used to express a wish, as of something to be experienced or obtained): O, for a cold drink!
  6. sensitive or responsive to: an eye for beauty.
  7. desirous of: a longing for something; a taste for fancy clothes.
  8. in consideration or payment of; in return for: three for a dollar; to be thanked for one's efforts.
  9. appropriate or adapted to: a subject for speculation; clothes for winter.
  10. with regard or respect to: pressed for time; too warm for April.
  11. during the continuance of: for a long time.
  12. in favor of; on the side of: to be for honest government.
  13. in place of; instead of: a substitute for butter.
  14. in the interest of; on behalf of: to act for a client.
  15. in exchange for; as an offset to: blow for blow; money for goods.
  16. in punishment of: payment for the crime.
  17. in honor of: to give a dinner for a person.
  18. with the purpose of reaching: to start for London.
  19. contributive to: for the advantage of everybody.
  20. in order to save: to flee for one's life.
  21. in order to become: to train recruits for soldiers.
  22. in assignment or attribution to: an appointment for the afternoon; That's for you to decide.
  23. such as to allow of or to require: too many for separate mention.
  24. such as results in: his reason for going.
  25. as affecting the interests or circumstances of: bad for one's health.
  26. in proportion or with reference to: He is tall for his age.
  27. in the character of; as being: to know a thing for a fact.
  28. by reason of; because of: to shout for joy; a city famed for its beauty.
  29. in spite of: He's a decent guy for all that.
  30. to the extent or amount of: to walk for a mile.
  31. (used to introduce a subject in an infinitive phrase): It's time for me to go.
  32. See(def. 21).
—conj.
  1. seeing that; since.
  2. because.

for-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Forester.

for.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. foreign.
  2. forester.
  3. forestry.

F.O.R.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. free on rails.
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