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KJV Dictionary / F / foul

KJV Dictionary Definition: foul

foul

FOUL, a.

1. Covered with or containing extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious or offensive; filthy; dirty; not clean; as a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney.

My face is foul with weeping. Job. 16.

2. Turbid; thick; muddy; as foul water; a foul stream.

3. Impure; polluted; as a foul mouth.

4. Impure; scurrilous; obscene or profane; as foul words; foul language.

5. Cloudy and stormy; rainy or tempestuous; as foul weather.

6. Impure; defiling; as a foul disease.

7. Wicked; detestable; abominable; as a foul deed; a foul spirit.

Babylon - the hold of every foul spirit. Rev. 18.

8. Unfair; not honest; not lawful or according to established rules or customs; as foul play.

9. Hateful; ugly; loathsome.

Hast thou forgot the foul witch Sycorax.

10. Disgraceful; shameful; as a foul defeat.

Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?

11. Coarse; gross.

They are all for rank and foul feeding.

12. Full of gross humors or impurities.

You perceive the body of our kingdom, how foul it is.

13. Full of weeds; as, the garden is very foul.

14. Among seamen, entangled; hindered from motion; opposed to clear; as, a rope is foul.

15. Covered with weeds or barnacles; as, the ship has a foul bottom.

16. Not fair; contrary; as a foul wind.

17. Not favorable or safe; dangerous; as a foul road or bay.

1. To fall foul, is to rush on with haste, rough force and unseasonable violence.

2. To run against; as, the ship fell foul of her consort.

FOUL, v.t. To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to bemire; to soil; as, to foul the clothes; to foul the face or hands. Ezek. 34:18.

fouled

FOUL'ED, pp. Defiled; dirtied.

fouling

FOUL'ING, ppr. Making foul; defiling.

foulness

FOUL'NESS, n.

1. The quality of being foul or filthy; filthiness; defilement.

2. The quality or state of containing or being covered with any thing extraneous which is noxious or offensive; as the foulness of a cellar, or of a well; the foulness of a musket; the foulness of a ship's bottom.

3. Pollution; impurity.

There is not so chaste a nation as this, nor so free from all pollution or foulness.

4. Hatefulness; atrociousness; as the foulness of a deed.

5. Ugliness; deformity.

The foulness of the' infernal form to hide.

6. Unfairness; dishonesty; want of candor.

Piety is opposed to hypocrisy and insincerity, and all falseness or foulness of intentions.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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