1. A piece of thin and flexible sheet metal (synset 103380540)
    "the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
  2. Anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities (synset 105862489)
    "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
  3. A device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through (synset 103558199)
    "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
  4. Picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base;
    Viewed with a projector (synset 103380802)
  5. A light slender flexible sword tipped by a button (synset 103380421)
  1. Enhance by contrast (synset 202745563)
    "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
  2. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of (synset 202563998)
    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
  3. Cover or back with foil (synset 201337757)
    "foil mirrors"

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