fool

  • 1 Fool — Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fool — Ⅰ. fool [1] ► NOUN 1) a person who acts unwisely. 2) historical a jester or clown. ► VERB 1) trick or deceive. 2) (fool about/around) act in a joking or frivolous way. 3) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 fool — fool1 [fo͞ol] n. [ME fol < OFr (Fr fou) < LL follis < L, windbag, bellows: see FOLLICLE] 1. a) a person with little or no judgment, common sense, wisdom, etc.; silly or stupid person; simpleton b) Obs. a mentally retarded person 2. a man …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Fool — steht für: Fool (Süßspeise) April Fool, ein Segelboot The Fool, eine Designergruppe Fool (Roman), Roman von Christopher Moore FOOL steht für: Flughafen Libreville Leon M ba in Gabun (ICAO Code) …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 Fool — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fool Single por Shakira Lanzado 2003 Grabado 2001 Género Rock Duración …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 6 Fool — Fool, v. t. 1. To infatuate; to make foolish. Shak. [1913 Webster] For, fooled with hope, men favor the deceit. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 fool — fool, idiot, imbecile, moron, simpleton, natural are often used popularly and interchangeably of one regarded as lacking sense or good judgment but each can be more precisely applied to someone mentally deficient in a given degree. Fool, the most …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 Fool — Fool, n. [Cf. F. fouler to tread, crush. Cf. 1st {Foil}.] A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; commonly called gooseberry fool. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Fool — Fool, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fooled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fooling}.] To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth. [1913 Webster] Is this a time for fooling? Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 fool — [n] stupid or ridiculous person ass, birdbrain*, blockhead*, bonehead*, boob*, bore, buffoon, clod*, clown, cretin*, dimwit*, dolt*, dope*, dumb ox*, dunce, dunderhead*, easy mark*, fair game*, fathead*, goose*, halfwit, idiot, ignoramus,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 fool — index bilk, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, ensnare, entrap, evade (deceive), illude …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 fool|er|y — «FOO luhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. a foolish action, performance, or thing: »We ve had about enough of this foolery (Robert Louis Stevenson). 2. the habit or practice of acting foolishly …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 fool — fool1 [fu:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stupid person)¦ 2 make a fool of yourself 3 make a fool of somebody 4 any fool can do something 5 be no/nobody s fool 6 gooseberry/strawberry etc fool 7 more fool you/him etc 8 not suffer fools gladly 9 be living in a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fool — fool1 [ ful ] noun ** 1. ) count someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way: You re a fool if you think you ll ever see that money again. feel (like) a fool: He made me feel like such a fool when he used me as an example! look… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 fool — I UK [fuːl] / US [ful] noun Word forms fool : singular fool plural fools ** 1) [countable] someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way You re a fool if you think you ll ever see that money again. How could you be such a stupid… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 fool — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, silly, stupid ▪ You re an even bigger fool than I thought. ▪ absolute, complete, total …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 fool — [[t]fu͟ːl[/t]] ♦♦♦ fools, fooling, fooled 1) N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a fool, you are indicating that you think they are not at all sensible and show a lack of good judgement. You fool! she shouted... He d been a fool to get… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 fool — 1 noun 1 STUPID PERSON (C) a stupid person or someone who has done something stupid: What a fool she had been to think that he would stay. 2 any fool can spoken used to say that it is very easy to do something or to see that something is true:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 fool — fool1 /foohl/, n. 1. a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense. 2. a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of royal or noble rank for amusement: the court fool. 3. a person who has been tricked or deceived into… …

    Universalium

  • 20 fool — be·fool; fool; fool·er; fool·ery; fool·ish; fool·ish·ly; fool·ish·ment; fool·ish·ness; fool·oc·ra·cy; fool·om·e·ter; tom·fool·ery; tom·fool·ish; dam·fool; tom·fool; fool·proof·ness; tom·fool·ish·ness; …

    English syllables


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