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fossil
  • n  someone whose style is out of fashion
  • n  the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
  • a  characteristic of a fossil
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fossiliferous
  • a  bearing or containing fossils
    fossiliferous strata
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fossilised
  • v  convert to a fossil
  • v  become mentally inflexible
  • s  set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs
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fossilized
  • v  convert to a fossil
    The little animals fossilized and are now embedded in the limestone
  • v  become mentally inflexible
  • s  set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs
    obsolete fossilized ways
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foster
  • n  United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
  • v  promote the growth of
  • v  bring up under fosterage; of children
  • v  help develop, help grow
  • s  providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
    foster parent
    foster child
    foster home
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foul
  • n  an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • v  hit a foul ball
  • v  make impure
  • v  become or cause to become obstructed
  • v  commit a foul; break the rules
  • v  spot, stain, or pollute
  • v  make unclean
    foul the water
  • v  become soiled and dirty
  • s  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  • s  offensively malodorous
    a foul odor
  • s  violating accepted standards or rules
    used foul means to gain power
  • a  (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
  • s  (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
    foul (or dirty) copy
  • s  characterized by obscenity
    foul language
  • s  disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    a foul pond
  • s  especially of a ship's lines etc
    with its sails afoul
    a foul anchor
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foul-mouthed
  • s  using foul or obscene language
    noisy foul-mouthed women all shouting at once
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fouled
  • v  hit a foul ball
  • v  make impure
  • v  become or cause to become obstructed
  • v  commit a foul; break the rules
  • v  spot, stain, or pollute
  • v  make unclean
  • v  become soiled and dirty
  • s  made dirty or foul
    a building befouled with soot
    breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot
  • s  especially of a ship's lines etc
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found
  • n  food and lodging provided in addition to money
    they worked for $30 and found
  • v  set up or found
  • v  set up or lay the groundwork for
  • v  use as a basis for; found on
  • v  come upon, as if by accident; meet with
  • v  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    We found traces of lead in the paint
  • v  come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
  • v  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
  • v  come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
    I found the movie rather entertaining
  • v  perceive or be contemporaneous with
    We found Republicans winning the offices
  • v  get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener
  • v  make a discovery, make a new finding
    Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
  • v  make a discovery
    She found that he had lied to her
  • v  obtain through effort or management
    She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents
    We found the money to send our sons to college
  • v  decide on and make a declaration about
  • v  receive a specified treatment (abstract)
  • v  perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
    I found myself in a difficult situation
    When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room
  • v  get or find back; recover the use of
    She found her voice and replied quickly
  • v  succeed in reaching; arrive at
    The arrow found its mark
  • v  accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
  • a  come upon unexpectedly or after searching
    found art
    the lost-and-found department
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four
  • n  the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
  • n  a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
  • s  being one more than three
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four-dimensional
  • s  involving or relating to the fourth dimension or time
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four-fold
  • s  having four units or components
  • s  four times as great or many
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four-hundredth
  • s  the ordinal number of four hundred in counting order
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four-membered
  • s  of a chemical compound having a ring with four members
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