4 letter word starting with fo

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
foal noun The young of any animal of the Horse family (Equidae); a colt; a filly., To bring forth (a colt); — said of a mare or a she ass., To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.
foam noun The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth; spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea., To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam., To form foam, or become filled with foam; — said of a steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy, as because of chemical action., To cause to foam; as,to foam the goblet; also (with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam.
foci plural of Focus
foge noun The Cornish name for a forge used for smelting tin.
fogy noun A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; — usually preceded by old.
foil verb t. To tread under foot; to trample., To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat., To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase., To defile; to soil., Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage., A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point., The track or trail of an animal., A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil., A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass; — employed by jewelers to give color or brilliancy to pastes and inferior stones., Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage., A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection., The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed.
foin noun The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten., A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name., To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge., To prick; to st?ng., A pass in fencing; a lunge.
fold verb t. To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter., To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair., To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace., To cover or wrap up; to conceal., To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold., A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication., Times or repetitions; — used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four., That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace., An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen., A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ’s fold., A boundary; a limit., To confine in a fold, as sheep., To confine sheep in a fold.
folk noun collect. & pl. Alt. of Folks
fond imp. of Find. Found., Foolish; silly; simple; weak., Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate., Affectionate; loving; tender; — in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife., Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; — followed by of (formerly also by on)., Doted on; regarded with affection., Trifling; valued by folly; trivial., To caress; to fondle., To be fond; to dote.
fone noun pl. of Foe.
font noun A complete assortment of printing type of one size, including a due proportion of all the letters in the alphabet, large and small, points, accents, and whatever else is necessary for printing with that variety of types; a fount., A fountain; a spring; a source., A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for baptizing.
food noun What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment., Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes., To supply with food.
fool noun A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; — commonly called gooseberry fool., One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural., A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt., One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person., One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments., To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth., To infatuate; to make foolish., To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.
foot noun The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes., The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum., That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking., The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed., Fundamental principle; basis; plan; — used only in the singular., Recognized condition; rank; footing; — used only in the singular., A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard., Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry., A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent., The lower edge of a sail., To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip., To walk; — opposed to ride or fly., To kick with the foot; to spurn., To set on foot; to establish; to land., To tread; as, to foot the green., To sum up, as the numbers in a column; — sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account., The size or strike with the talon., To renew the foot of, as of stocking.
for- A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It often implies also loss, detriment, or destruction, and sometimes it is intensive, meaning utterly, quite thoroughly, as in forbathe.
ford verb i. A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading., A stream; a current., To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through.
fore verb i. Journey; way; method of proceeding., In the part that precedes or goes first; — opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc., Formerly; previously; afore., In or towards the bows of a ship., Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; — opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon., The front; hence, that which is in front; the future., Before; — sometimes written ‘fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
fork noun An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; — used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything., Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork., One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow., The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road., The gibbet., To shoot into blades, as corn., To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks., To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
form noun A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform., The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance., Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government., Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer., Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form., Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty., A shape; an image; a phantom., That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model., A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society., The seat or bed of a hare., The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase., The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body., The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms., The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid., That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; — called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law., Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind’s own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of., The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant., To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion., To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train., To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; — said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part., To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9., To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes., To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column., To run to a form, as a hare.
fort noun A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification.
fora plural of Forum
foul noun A bird., Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship’s bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water., Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language., Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched., Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease., Ugly; homely; poor., Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; — said of the weather, sky, etc., Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play., Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; — opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out., To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire., To incrust (the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the process of firing., To cover (a ship’s bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles., To entangle, so as to impede motion; as, to foul a rope or cable in paying it out; to come into collision with; as, one boat fouled the other in a race., To become clogged with burnt powder in the process of firing, as a gun., To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled., An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race., See Foul ball, under Foul, a.
four adjective One more than three; twice two., The sum of four units; four units or objects., A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv., Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four.
fowl noun Any bird; esp., any large edible bird., Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus)., To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
foxy adjective Like or pertaining to the fox; foxlike in disposition or looks; wily., Having the color of a fox; of a yellowish or reddish brown color; — applied sometimes to paintings when they have too much of this color., Having the odor of a fox; rank; strong smeelling., Sour; unpleasant in taste; — said of wine, beer, etc., not properly fermented; — also of grapes which have the coarse flavor of the fox grape.
fozy adjective Spongy; soft; fat and puffy.