fair vs foul

fair vs foul
in-bounds in-bounds adj. (Sports) within the demarcated playing area. Opposite of {out of bounds}. [Narrower terms: {fair (vs. foul) ] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • fair or foul — good or bad, pretty or ugly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foul — adj filthy, *dirty, nasty, squalid Analogous words: putrid, stinking, fetid, noisome, *malodorous: Offensive, revolting, repulsive, loathsome: obscene, gross, vulgar, Ooarse Antonyms: fair: undefiled foul vb *soil, dirty, sully, tarnish, befoul,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foul ball — noun (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field • Ant: ↑fair ball • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑foul …   Useful english dictionary

  • foul — 1. adjective 1) a foul stench Syn: disgusting, revolting, repulsive, repugnant, abhorrent, loathsome, offensive, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, stomach churning, stomach turning, distasteful, obnoxious, objectionable, odious …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • foul line — {n.} 1. Either of two lines separating fair from foul ground in baseball. * /Willie hit the ball just inside the foul line for a double./ 2. A line across the upper end of a bowling alley across which a bowler must not step. * /John bowled a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foul line — {n.} 1. Either of two lines separating fair from foul ground in baseball. * /Willie hit the ball just inside the foul line for a double./ 2. A line across the upper end of a bowling alley across which a bowler must not step. * /John bowled a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foul\ line — noun 1. Either of two lines separating fair from foul ground in baseball. Willie hit the ball just inside the foul line for a double. 2. A line across the upper end of a bowling alley across which a bowler must not step. John bowled a strike but… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • foul pole — Baseball. either of two poles, one on each foul line, being the vertical continuation of the outfield fence or wall, used by the umpire as a sight line in determining whether a fly ball hit near the foul line is a fair or foul ball. * * * …   Universalium

  • foul pole — Baseball. either of two poles, one on each foul line, being the vertical continuation of the outfield fence or wall, used by the umpire as a sight line in determining whether a fly ball hit near the foul line is a fair or foul ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foul — (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L. putere to stink …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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