foul foul  /ˈfaʊl/


  1. (n) an act that violates the rules of a sport
  2. (v) hit a foul ball
  3. (v) make impure
  4. (v) become or cause to become obstructed
  5. (v) commit a foul; break the rules
  6. (v) spot, stain, or pollute
  7. (v) make unclean
  8. (v) become soiled and dirty
  9. (adj) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  10. (adj) offensively malodorous
  11. (adj) violating accepted standards or rules
  12. (adj) (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  13. (adj) (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
  14. (adj) characterized by obscenity
  15. (adj) disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
  16. (adj) especially of a ship's lines etc

Derived Word(s)


  1. Instead, you bring in a guy like Emanuel, the most hardheaded, no-nonsense, foul-mouthed, smart-as-hell, get-it-done-or-get-out-of-my-way Washington insider of his generation.
  2. NBA official Joey Crawford ejects Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs after Duncan's second technical foul during NBA action against the Dallas Mavericks April 15, 2007.
  3. In Game 5, Wade shot 25 foul shots as much as the entire Dallas team.


  1. Foul Play Ruled Out In Case of Sparta Woman

    SPARTA, Mich. — Medical examiners have ruled out foul play in the case of Colleen J. Corrigan-Duncan, the 51-year-old Sparta woman who was found dead Tuesday after going missing Monday night. According to Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski, examiners are …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

  2. Coroner’s Office: No foul play suspected in death of 28-year-old man found Tuesday in Morris Street apartment

    Authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of a young man found in his apartment in downtown Charleston on Tuesday afternoon.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. Foul play not suspected after man found dead in apartment

    The Charleston County Coroner's Office says foul play is not suspected in the death of man found inside his downtown apartment on Tuesday. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Live 5 News Charleston


  1. The Rev. James Dobson, head of the conservative Focus on Family, denounced McCain as a man who has "gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes" of party conservatives, and called McCain a man of "legendary temper (who) often uses foul...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: James Dobson Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "I haven't seen the replay, but I've had 43 text messages from people who did, and they didn't see a foul, either," US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Sunil Gulati Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

  3. "I think it's a good goal, first. I think the only things really that could be called would be penalty kicks for us," coach Bob Bradley said. "There are times when a referee, for whatever reason, blows a foul and now thinks either he didn't...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Bob Bradley Source: The Associated Press

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