[noun] a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
[noun] anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils" Synonyms:enhancer
[noun] a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils" Synonyms:hydro
[noun] picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector Synonyms:transparency
[noun] a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
[verb] enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
[verb] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" Synonyms:thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk