For



[fawr; unstressed fer] /fɔr; unstressed fər/

preposition
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; : 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.
(used to indicate the number of successes out of a specified number of attempts):
The batter was 2 for 4 in the game.
conjunction
33.
seeing that; since.
34.
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Idioms
35.
for it, British. (def 32).
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.
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1.
free on rails.
/fɔː; unstressed fə/
preposition
1.
intended to reach; directed or belonging to: there’s a phone call for you
2.
to the advantage of: I only did it for you
3.
in the direction of: heading for the border
4.
over a span of (time or distance): working for six days, the river ran for six miles
5.
in favour of; in support of: those for the proposal, vote for me
6.
in order to get or achieve: I do it for money, he does it for pleasure, what did you do that for?
7.
appropriate to; designed to meet the needs of; meant to be used in: these kennels are for puppies
8.
in exchange for; at a cost of; to the amount of: I got it for hardly any money
9.
such as explains or results in: his reason for changing his job was not given
10.
in place of: a substitute for the injured player
11.
because of; through: she wept for pure relief
12.
with regard or consideration to the usual characteristics of: he’s short for a man, it’s cool for this time of year
13.
concerning; as regards: desire for money
14.
as being: we took him for the owner, I know that for a fact
15.
at a specified time: a date for the next evening
16.
to do or partake of: an appointment for supper
17.
in the duty or task of: that’s for him to say
18.
to allow of: too big a job for us to handle
19.
despite; notwithstanding: she’s a good wife, for all her nagging
20.
in order to preserve, retain, etc: to fight for survival
21.
as a direct equivalent to: word for word, weight for weight
22.
in order to become or enter: to go for a soldier, to train for the priesthood
23.
in recompense for: I paid for it last week, he took the punishment for his crime
24.
(Brit, informal) for it, liable for punishment or blame: you’ll be for it if she catches you
25.
nothing for it, no choice; no other course
conjunction
26.
(coordinating) for the following reason; because; seeing that: I couldn’t stay, for the area was violent
prefix
1.
indicating rejection or prohibition: forbear, forbid
2.
indicating falsity or wrongness: forswear
3.
used to give intensive force: forgive, forlorn
abbreviation
1.
free on rail
prep.

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.).

for loop
Fornax (constellation)
1.
foreign
2.
forest
3.
forestry
free on rail

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