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See also For, FOR, för, før, fór, fôr, and fòr

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English

Most common English words: with « is « it « #14: for » as » had » you

Pronunciation

Conjunction

for

  1. because
    He lost his job, for he got into trouble.

Translations

Preposition

for

  1. Towards.
    The astronauts headed for the moon.
  2. Directed at, intended to belong to.
    I have something for you.
  3. Supporting (opposite of against).
    All those for the motion raise your hands.
  4. Because of.
    He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
    (British usage) He looks better for having lost weight.
  5. Over a period of time.
    They fought for days over a silly pencil.
  6. On behalf of.
    I will stand in for him.
  7. With the purpose of.
    I am aiming for completion by end of business Thursday.
  8. Despite, in spite of.
    • 1892 August 6, Charles Dickens, "The Unbidden Guest", in All the Year Round,[1] page 133,
      Mr. Joseph Blenkinshaw was perhaps not worth quite so much as was reported; but for all that he was a very wealthy man []
  9. Used to introduce a small clause.
    For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)
    All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)
  10. Used to construe various verbs.
    Don't wait for an answer.
    What did he ask you for?
    He was convicted for murder.
    I'm looking for my friend.

Antonyms

Translations

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Anagrams


Danish

Conjunction

for

  1. for, because

Preposition

for

  1. for

Verb

for

  1. went (past tense of fare, in the sense of go, travel)

Esperanto

Adverb

for

  1. away, far, gone
    • 1998, Henrik Ibsen, trans. Odd Tangerud Puphejmo : Dramo en tri aktoj, [2]
      NORA (komencas elpreni el la skatolo, sed baldaŭ forĵetas ĉion). Ho, se mi kuraĝus eliri. Se nur neniu venus. Se nur ne dume okazus io hejme. Stulta babilaĵo; neniu venos. Nur ne pensi. Brosi la mufon. Delikataj gantoj, delikataj gantoj. For el la pensoj! For, for! Unu, du, tri, kvar, kvin, ses — (krias) Jen, tie ili venas —
      NORA (begins to unpack the box, but soon pushes it all away). Oh, if I dared go out. If only no one would come. If only I could be sure nothing would happen here in the meantime. Stupid nonsense; no one will come. Only I mustn't think about it. I will brush my muff. What lovely, lovely gloves. Out of my thoughts, Away, away! One, two, three, four, five, six— (Screams) There, someone's coming—

Particle

for

  1. distant (particle of distance)
    for combines with demonstrative correlatives to indicate that the referrent is somehow distant from the speaker:
    • tiu for: "that [distant] [one/person]"
    • tio for: "that [distant] [thing]"
    • tia for: "that [anomolous] kind of"
    • ties for: "belonging to those [distant] people"
    • tiel for: "that [extreme] manner or degree"
    • tie for: "over there"
    • tiam for: "then [long ago or in the distant future]"
    • tiom for: "that much [of an extreme quantity]"
    • tial for: "for that [unusual] reason"

Antonyms


Galician

Etymology 1

Inflected form of ir (to go).

Verb

for

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of ir.
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of ir.

Etymology 2

Inflected form of ser (to be).

Verb

for

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of ser.
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of ser.

Icelandic

Noun

for f. (for-ar, for-ir)

  1. mud
  2. a bog

Derived terms

  • forarpittur

Ido

Preposition

for

  1. far from

Latin

Verb

present active for, present infinitive fāri, perfect active fātum sum, supine fātum.

  1. To speak.

Synonyms

Derived terms


Norwegian

Pronunciation

Conjunction

for

  1. for

Synonyms

Preposition

for

  1. for

Old English

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *fora

Preposition

for

  1. for

Etymology 2

Old English, from 1st & 3rd person singular preterite of faran "to travel, go"

Verb

fōr

  1. 1st and 3rd person singular preterite of faran

Noun

fōr f.

  1. journey, going, course, expedition, approach; passage, lifestyle, way of life
Declension
Singular Plural
nominative fōr fōra
accusative fōre fōra
genitive fōre fōra
dative fōre fōrum

Etymology 3

Old English

Noun

fōr m.

  1. hog, pig
Declension
Singular Plural
nominative fōr fōras
accusative fōr fōras
genitive fōres fōra
dative fōre fōrum

Portuguese

Verb

for

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of ir.
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of ir.

Swedish

Verb

for

  1. Past tense of fara.







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