verb to fid
- (nautical) A pointed tool without any sharp edges, used in weaving or knotwork to tighten and form up weaves or complex knots; used in sailing ships to open the strands of a rope before splicing.
- A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, to support the weight of the topmast (on a ship).
- A plug of oakham for the vent of a gun.
- A small thick piece of anything.
- A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
- To support a topmast using a fid.
- (firefighting) A person who is skilled in the work of fighting fire.
- (firefighting) A fireman that is of the male sex (see usage note).
- (railroading) A man who keeps the fire going underneath a steam boiler (originally, shoveling coal by hand), particularly on a railroad locomotive.
- (railroading) By extension of the above, an assistant on any locomotive, whether steam-powered or not.
- (baseball) A relief pitcher.
- A buoyant device used to support something in water or another liquid.
- Attach the and the weight to the fishing line, above the hook.
- A sort of trowel used for finishing concrete surfaces.
- When pouring a new driveway, you can use a two-by-four as a .
- An elaborately decorated trailer or vehicle, intended for display in a parade or pageant.
- That covered in roses is very pretty.
- (finance) Funds committed to be paid but not yet paid.
- Our bank does a nightly sweep of accounts, to adjust the so we stay within our reserves limit.
- (context, finance, AU, and other Commonwealth countries?) An offering of shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, normally followed by a listing on a stock exchange.
- 2006, You don't actually need a broker to buy shares in a when a company is about to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. — w:Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Securities and Investments Commission financial tips article, Buying shares in a float http://www.fido.asic.gov.au/fido/fido.nsf/print/Buying+shares+in+a+float?opendocument
- (banking) The total amount of checks/cheques or other drafts written against a bank account but not yet cleared and charged against the account.
- No sir, your current is not taken into account, when assets are legally garnished.
- (insurance) Premiums taken in but not yet paid out.
- We make a lot of interest from our nightly .
- (programming) Short form of floating-point number.
- That routine should not have used an int, it should be a .
- A soft beverage with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream floating in it.
- It's true - I don't consider anything other than root-beer with vanilla ice-cream to be a "real" .
- A small sum of money put in a cashier's till at the start of business to enable change to be made.
- (countable, Anatomy) The part of a human"s body below the ankle. Used to stand and walk.
- (countable, Zoology) The equivalent part of an animal"s body.
- (countable) The bottom of anything; as, the foot of the stairs, the foot of a printed page.
- (countable) A short projection on the bottom of a piece of equipment to support it.
- (countable) A unit of measure equal to twelve inches and one third of a yard, equal to exactly 30.48 centimetres.
- (context, countable, prosody) The basic measure of rhythm in a poem.
- (countable, nautical) The bottom edge of a sail.
- To make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the of the sail.
- Printing. the bottommost part of a type page or printed page
- (used with the plural verb) foot soldiers; infantry.
- (transitive) To use the foot to kick (usually a ball).
- (transitive) To pay (a bill).
- (nautical) A stay that extends from the top of the foremast to the bow or bowsprit of a sailing ship
- (basketball) The act of making contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
- (baseball) A foul ball, a ball which has been hit outside of the base lines.
- Jones hit a up over the screen.
- (transitive) To make dirty.
- He's fouled her diapers.
- (transitive) To besmirch.
- He's fouled his reputation.
- (transitive) To clog or obstruct.
- The hair has fouled the drain.
- (transitive, nautical) To entangle.
- The kelp has fouled the prop.
- (transitive, basketball) To make contact with an opposing player in order to gain advantage.
- Smith fouled him hard.
- (transitive, baseball) To hit outside of the baselines.
- Jones fouled the ball off the facing of the upper deck.
- (intransitive) To become clogged.
- ''The drain fouled.
- (intransitive) To become entangled.
- The prop fouled on the kelp.
- (intransitive, basketball) To commit a foul.
- Smith fouled within the first minute of the quarter.
- (intransitive, baseball) To hit a ball outside of the baselines.
- Jones fouled for strike one.
- Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
- Cap'n, she's all fouled up.
- Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
- The rascal spewed forth a series of pronouncements.
- Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
- He has a set of friends.
- Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
- This food is making me wretch.
- Ugly; homely; poor.
- Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; -- said of the weather, sky, etc.
- Some weather is brewing.
- Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
- Foul play is not suspected.
- (nautical) Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; -- opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
- We've got a anchor.
- (baseball) Outside of the base lines.
- Jones hit ball after foul ball.
- One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows.
- The iron worker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
- 1957: The term 'founder' was applied in the British iron industry long afterwards to the ironworker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 161.
- Fill with water and sink.
- 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
- : We were not much more than a quarter of an hour out of our ship but we saw her sink, and then I understood for the first time what was meant by a ship foundering in the sea.
- To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
- To fail; to miscarry.