FOR


FOR
prep. & conj.
—prep.
1 in the interest or to the benefit of; intended to go to (these flowers are for you; wish to see it for myself; did it all for my country; silly for you to go).
2 in defence, support, or favour of (fight for one's rights).
3 suitable or appropriate to (a dance for beginners; not for me to say).
4 in respect of or with reference to; regarding; so far as concerns (usual for ties to be worn; don't care for him at all; ready for bed; MP for Lincoln).
5 representing or in place of (here for my uncle).
6 in exchange against (swopped it for a bigger one).
7 a as the price of (give me pound5 for it). b at the price of (bought it for pound5). c to the amount of (a bill for pound100; all out for 45).
8 as the penalty of (fined them heavily for it).
9 in requital of (that's for upsetting my sister).
10 as a reward for (here's pound5 for your trouble).
11 a with a view to; in the hope or quest of; in order to get (go for a walk; run for a doctor; did it for the money). b on account of (could not speak for laughing).
12 corresponding to (word for word).
13 to reach; in the direction of; towards (left for Rome; ran for the end of the road).
14 conducive or conducively to; in order to achieve (take the pills for a sound night's sleep).
15 so as to start promptly at (the meeting is at seven-thirty for eight).
16 through or over (a distance or period); during (walked for miles; sang for two hours).
17 in the character of; as being (for the last time; know it for a lie; I for one refuse).
18 because of; on account of (could not see for tears).
19 in spite of; notwithstanding (for all we know; for all your fine words).
20 considering or making due allowance in respect of (good for a beginner).
21 in order to be (gone for a soldier).
—conj. because, since, seeing that.
Phrases and idioms:
be for it Brit. colloq. be in imminent danger of punishment or other trouble. for ever see EVER; (cf. FOREVER). o (or oh) for I wish I had.
Etymology: OE, prob. a reduction of Gmc fora (unrecorded) BEFORE (of place and time)

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  • For — For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For by — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For me — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For to — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For — For, conj. 1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. [1913 Webster] And for of long that way had walk[ e]d none, The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] And Heaven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For — may refer to:in English language parts of speech *for, a preposition *for, a complementizer *for, a coordinatorin other uses *for loop, programming language statement *FoR, Fellowship of Reconciliation *For, Fornax constellationee also*Four …   Wikipedia

  • For- — [AS. for ; akin to D. & G. ver , OHG. fir , Icel. for , Goth. fra , cf. Skr. par[=a] away, Gr. ? beside, and E. far, adj. Cf. {Fret} to rub.] A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It often implies also loss,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For — For, n. One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it. [1913 Webster] {The fors and against}. those in favor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Latin per through, prae before, pro before, for, ahead, Greek pro, Old English faran to go more at fare Date: before 12th century 1. a. used as a function word to indicate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • FOR — s. m. Juridiction, tribunal de justice. Il ne s emploie guère que dans les locutions suivantes :  Le for extérieur, L autorité de la justice humaine qui s exerce sur les personnes et sur les biens. Cela se dit, plus particulièrement, de La… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • FOR — n. m. T. de Droit ancien Juridiction. Fig., Le for intérieur, Le jugement qu’au fond de soi on porte sur soi même, le tribunal de la conscience. Je suis sûr que, dans votre for intérieur, vous m’approuvez. Garder son for intérieur …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)


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