[fawr; unstressed fer] /fɔr; unstressed fər/
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.
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; : 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.
(used to indicate the number of successes out of a specified number of attempts):
The batter was 2 for 4 in the game.
seeing that; since.
for it, British. (def 32).
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.
free on rails.
/fɔː; unstressed fə/
intended to reach; directed or belonging to: there’s a phone call for you
to the advantage of: I only did it for you
in the direction of: heading for the border
over a span of (time or distance): working for six days, the river ran for six miles
in favour of; in support of: those for the proposal, vote for me
in order to get or achieve: I do it for money, he does it for pleasure, what did you do that for?
appropriate to; designed to meet the needs of; meant to be used in: these kennels are for puppies
in exchange for; at a cost of; to the amount of: I got it for hardly any money
such as explains or results in: his reason for changing his job was not given
in place of: a substitute for the injured player
because of; through: she wept for pure relief
with regard or consideration to the usual characteristics of: he’s short for a man, it’s cool for this time of year
concerning; as regards: desire for money
as being: we took him for the owner, I know that for a fact
at a specified time: a date for the next evening
to do or partake of: an appointment for supper
in the duty or task of: that’s for him to say
to allow of: too big a job for us to handle
despite; notwithstanding: she’s a good wife, for all her nagging
in order to preserve, retain, etc: to fight for survival
as a direct equivalent to: word for word, weight for weight
in order to become or enter: to go for a soldier, to train for the priesthood
in recompense for: I paid for it last week, he took the punishment for his crime
(Brit, informal) for it, liable for punishment or blame: you’ll be for it if she catches you
nothing for it, no choice; no other course
(coordinating) for the following reason; because; seeing that: I couldn’t stay, for the area was violent
indicating rejection or prohibition: forbear, forbid
indicating falsity or wrongness: forswear
used to give intensive force: forgive, forlorn
free on rail
Old English for “for, before, on account of,” from Proto-Germanic *fura (cf. Old Saxon furi “before,” Old Frisian for, Middle Dutch vore, Dutch voor “for, before;” German für “for;” Danish for “for,” før “before;” Gothic faur “for,” faura “before”); see fore (adv.).
Use of for and fore gradually was differentiated in Middle English. Its use alone as a conjunction (not found before 12c.) probably is a shortening of common Old English phrases such as for þon þy “therefore,” literally “for the (reason) that.”
prefix usually meaning “away, opposite, completely,” from Old English for-, indicating loss or destruction, or completion, also used as an intensive or pejorative element, which is related to Old Norse for-, Dutch ver-, Old High German fir-, German ver-; from PIE *pr-, from root *per- (1) “forward, through” (see per). Probably originally in Germanic with a sense of “forward, forth,” but with complex sense developments in the various languages. Ultimately from the same root as fore (adv.).
free on rail
1. free on rails. abbreviation 1. free on rail free on rail
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- For a change
For the sake of variety or novelty, as in Let’s take a taxi for a change, or So you’re on time for a change. This phrase is sometimes used in a straightforward way, as in the first example, or to express the same sentiment as about time, that is, “it’s high time something different happened,” […]
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