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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.
FOUL'ED, pp. Defiled; dirtied.
FOUL'ING, ppr. Making foul; defiling.
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.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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