Definitions of foul

  1. To become foul; to come into collision. To fall foul, to rush on with haste, rough force, and unseasonable violence; to run against. Foul- anchor, when the cable has a turn round the anchor.
  2. To collide ( with); make or become foul or dirty; commit a breach of rule.
  3. To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire.
  4. To incrust ( the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the process of firing.
  5. To cover ( a ship's bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles.
  6. 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.
  7. To make dirty; defile; come into collision with.
  8. To make foul; entangle.
  9. To become clogged with burnt powder in the process of firing, as a gun.
  10. To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled.
  11. To become dirty; in baseball. Etc.; to make a foul play.
  12. To come into collision:- pr. p. fouling; pa. p. fouled'.
  13. spot, stain, or pollute; " The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
  14. commit a foul; break the rules
  15. become foul or dirty
  16. To make filthy; to defile; to soil; to bring into collision.
  17. To make filthy; to defile.
  18. Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
  19. Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
  20. Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
  21. Ugly; homely; poor.
  22. Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
  23. 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.
  24. ( sports) an act that violates of the rules of the sport
  25. An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race.
  26. In various games or sports, an act done contrary to the rules; a foul stroke, hit, play, or the like.
  27. See ball, under Foul, a.
  28. An unfair or wrong play in football, etc.
  29. Foulness.
  30. The act of fouling, colliding, or otherwise impeding due motion or progress: specifically, in a racing contest, the impeding of a competitor by collision, jostling, or the like: in baseball, a batted ball which first strikes the ground not a sufficient distance inside one of the lines drawn from the home base to the first and the third bases.
  31. An act of fouling; a collision; breach of rule.
  32. especially of a ship's lines etc; " with its sails afoul"; " a foul anchor"
  33. ( of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  34. an act that violates of the rules of a sport
  35. become soiled and dirty
  36. make unclean; " foul the water"
  37. hit a foul ball
  38. thoroughly unpleasant; " filthy ( or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"
  39. See Foul ball, under Foul, a.
  40. Offensive, morally or physically; dirty; impure; loathsome; disgraceful; unfair; cloudy and stormy; contrary, as a wind; entangled, as an anchor.
  41. Filthy: loathsome: profane: impure: stormy: unfair: running against: entangled.
  42. Into collision; to an attack.
  43. Unclean; impure; disgusting; offensive; stormy; unfair; in collision with; entangled.
  44. Offensive; loathsome; filthy.
  45. Obstructing, entangling, or injuring; unfair.
  46. Filthy; not clean; turbid; muddy; impure; scurrilous, obscene, or profane; cloudy and stormy; rainy; defiling; detestable; unfair; loathsome; disgraceful; gross; full of gross humours or impurities; full of weeds; entangled; hindered from motion, opposed to clear; covered with weeds or barnacles, as a ship's bottom; contrary, as wind; not safe.
  47. Not clean; offensive; dirty; coarse; disgraceful; rainy or tempestuous- applied to weather; entangled; dangerous.