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FOUL, adjective

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 16:16.

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. Revelation 18:2.

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, verb transitive To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to bemire; to soil; as, to foul the clothes; to foul the face or hands. Ezekiel 34:18.